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Objective:

Working in a collaborative environment where I will contribute creatively and technically

Special interests:
• Designing modern spaces in natural, historic, or urban contexts
• Regionally appropriate sustainable architecture
• Maximizing BIM efficiencies to improve designs, coordination, & the built environment

Educational Background:

Licensed Architect: State of Florida (AR95682), Since March 2011
LEED AP: (v2.2) February 2008
Bachelor of Architecture: University of Oregon, June 2004
            • Historic Preservation & Urban Design studio in summer Rome program, 2003

Professional Work Experiences:

Purcell Architects: New York NY, August 2012- August 2013. Architect

• Project Architect for addition to primary school in Queens for NYC School Construction Authority
                  • 50,000 SF addition with 15,000 sf modernization and full ADA upgrade of existing building
                  • Design, Production, In-house staff management over a team of 2 to 5 people
                  • Complex phasing including two parallel contracts and 4 distinct project phases, all documented in Revit
                  • Client relationship building, Consultant coordination and management, code compliance
 
• Education and staff developmentcoordinator
                  • In-house Revit implementation, standards development, and staff training
                  • Continuing education coordination, credential maintenance

Sierra Martin Architects: Bellevue WA, August 2011- June 2012. Architect
• Marketing, graphics, client presentations; acquiring new work
            • Pro-bono Design Concept/ Feasibility Study for multi-facility consolidation into single site for Food Lifeline
            in support of $20 million fund drive:  22,000 SF office + 126,000 SF Warehouse/Volunteer Center in south Seattle
            • Bellevue School District Transportation Facility; RFP, Interview team. Successfully landed $9 million job

• Design/ Production/ Coordination/ Client & Consultant Coordination, Revit development:
                  • Phased facility replacement; Bellevue School District Transportation Facility of 23,000 SF, LEED Gold targeted
                  • HVAC replacements, asbestos abatement Meridian Middle School, Kent, WA
                  • Energy upgrades of multiple schools – HVAC replacements and lighting upgrades. Everett, WA 

• Project Management, Coordination & Permitting
                  • Fast-track Design-build of a 14,000 SF cold storage warehouse tenant improvement, Seattle
                  • Multiple Design-build tenant improvements of cold storage warehouses, Charlie’s Produce, Seattle/Kent, WA

McGranahan Architects: Tacoma WA, October 2009- June 2011. Project Architect
• Design/ Production team member:
                  • 22,000 SF Redmond High School classroom and gymnasium addition/ remodel
                  • 118,000 SF Hunt Middle School Tacoma, whole school replacement

• Revit Transition & Development manager:
                  • Revit strategy, standards development, instruction, and documentation
                  • Revit family, library, template development and standardization

 

Stock & Associates Architecture/ Interiors: Seattle WA, July 2008- July 2009. Architect Intern
• Design/ Production/ Revit transition management:
                  • 108,000 SF tenant improvement for biotech company on Eastlake in Seattle
                  • Construction administration for remodel of +/- 2000 SF research facility at the University of Washington
                  • Biotech research facility addition/ remodel of former warehouse in Seattle’s South Lake Union

 

Long & Associates Architects / Engineers: Tampa FL, July 2004- May 2008. Architect Intern
• Design/ production team member:
                  • New construction Strawberry Crest High School • Rural community center/ hurricane shelter
                  • Safety Harbor Public Library expansion/remodel • LEED Gold battery recycling support facility

• Marketing / Awards graphics specialist:
                  • Graphic design, Formatting and Production of multiple poster panels, Leave-behinds, and Booklets

• Researcher and Instructor:
            • Researched & leveraged BIM capabilities to streamline firm’s workflow
            • Initiated peer-to-peer tutoring & lectures
                                    - Software Instruction: Revit Architecture; SketchUp; Architectural Desktop; Illustrator; Photoshop
                                    - Professional Growth guidance: LEED AP exam preparation

 

Freelance: Tampa, FL, January - August 2006. Developed remote project design for rural
house in Oklahoma with interactive digital model presentations and working drawings. 

Los Alamos National Lab: NM, Summers 2002, 2003. Arch. Student Intern
Conceptual design of new Chemistry Building, delivery of presentations using digital
models, animations, display panels. Promoted sustainable design based on LEED criteria. 

Amy Martin Home Design: Gainesville, FL, Summer 2002. Arch. Student Intern
Generated digital models and animations, mastering new software in short timeframe. 

 

Volunteer Work Experiences:

AIA Southwest Washington: ARE prep course co-leader, 2010. ARE exam software
instruction and strategies relating to vignettes from the Building Design & Construction Systems exam. 

Organization, Communication, Design: Temuco, Chile, 2005. Established email contact in
Spanish with Chilean pastor to organize logistics for our Florida-based team; while on site,
designed modest church for local pastor and his indigenous congregation. 

Construction Hand, Instructor: Juarez/ Tijuana, Mexico, 1997-2000. Building and teaching
experience with small wood light frame construction houses for impoverished Mexican
families on four separate trips. Foundation of leadership, construction experience, and communication.

Eagle Scout Project Leader: Los Alamos, NM, 1999. Organized, designed, and executed
stone retaining wall, irrigation system, and landscaping installation project at local church.
Supervised 25 people in obtaining materials, construction, and cleanup.

 

International Influence:

Travels:     • France, 2003, 2008 • Chile, Mission Trip 2005 • Japan, 2002
• Italy, Study Abroad 2003 • Mexico, Mission Trips 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000
• Canada 2009,2010,2011,2012 • Switzerland, Germany, France 2013
 

Languages: English, Basic Spanish, Japanese, Italian & French.
I adapt to new situations and languages quickly.

 

Honors and Awards:
Strawberry Crest High School • Long & Associates • Design team member
            • AIA Tampa Bay Honor Award, Institutional projects, 2011
            • First Place - FEFPA Architectural Showcase, Winter Conference, 2010
            • Citation of Excellence Award - Learning By Design, 2010

Library West Addition/Renov, Univ. of Florida • Long & Associates • Marketing Team
            • First Place - FEFPA Architectural Showcase, Winter Conference, 2007

Simmons Career Center • Long & Associates • Marketing Team
            • AIA Tampa Bay Merit Award, Institutional Projects, 2005

Amsterdam Row House • Design Studio, University of Oregon Dept. of Architecture
            • Passed with commendation, 2001

Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America, 1999

Technical Skills:

Software: Revit, SketchUp, Form•Z, AutoCAD, Archicad, Photoshop, Illustrator.
I am program and media adaptable, learning new software quickly.

            • Revit since 2006:
                                    • Documentation/ coordination of multiple complex projects totaling over 600,000sf
                                    • Office-wide staff training. I enjoy teaching and helping to train my colleagues in BIM
                                    • Generation of fully parametric family files
                                    • Automation of processes such as door and finish schedules
                                    • Terrain and site modeling using Siteworks & LandCADD extensions

            • Sketchup since 2004:

                                    • Concept development/ design
                                    • Model testing/ sun studies
                                    • Marketing and pursuing future work

            • Illustrator and Photoshop since 2001:
                                    • Presentation booklets helped bring in $50M high school, and $10M classroom addition package
                                    • Presentation boards helped win local AIA design awards
                                    • Rendering & post-production effects and entourage

 

References: 

Robert Purcell • Purcell Architects; Principal
212 921 1177 • rpurcell@purcellarchitects.com

Carlos Sierra • Sierra Martin Architects; Architect & Owner
425 455 3693 • carlos@sm-architects.net 

Marc Gleason • McGranahan Architects; Principal for Design
253 383 3084 • marc.gleason@mcgranahan.com 

Matt Lane • McGranahan Architects; Principal
253 383 3084 • matt.lane@mcgranahan.com

Alexander (Lex) Long • Long & Associates; Principal Architect
813 839 0506 • lex@longandassociates.com

Additional References available upon request.