Versatile Architect accomplished at designing commercial and residential structures of varying scales.
Proficient in Autocad
Adobe Creative Suite
Strong knowledge of design trends
Material application knowledge
Building codes knowledgeTime managementOrganizedStrong verbal and written communicatorRetail and commercial architectureFreehand sketchingMotivated self-starter
Contract Architectural ServicesJanuary 2012 to January 2013 The Design Group - Des Moines, Iowa DMPS Hoyt Middle School - CD's Drake Law School Addition - CD's Independence Iowa Mental Health Institute, Processing of existing drawings and transfer into CAD format
OPN ArchitectsJanuary 2011 to January 2012 Architectural Contractor - Des Moines, Iowa
Principal Financial Group, Master Plan Existing Facility, Programming, Security, Corporate 1, Traffic, Food Service, Time Line Principal Financial Group, G7 Project University of Iowa, C.
Maxwell Stanley Hydraulics Lab Madison County Courthouse, Bell Project Des Moines Fire Logistics and Training Center West Des Moines Community Center Terrace Hill Portico Renovation and Gate Downtown Community Alliance - Des Moines, Iowa 2011 Contract Design Work Conducted two studies for property redevelopment in downtown Des Moines area Including concept designs and pricing models Project Leader for the DCA Office on Western Gateway Neighborhood / LEED ND Study Other miscellaneous office tasks Concepts in Design - Des Moines, Iowa 2009 Contract Design Work Conducted comprehensive 3D spatial study of a warehouse space analyzing several options to ensure proposed layouts met strict project goals Produced multiple layout options for multi-use building Produced drawings and presentation material to support projects Researched materials Assisted with daily office operations.
Intern ArchitectJanuary 2007 to January 2009 Shiffler Associates Architects P.L.C. - Des Moines - Des Moines, IA
Managed different phases of projects from design concept through construction documents Produced drawings and presentation material to support project phases Created 3D models and drawings as needed Initiated meetings with structural, civil and other consultants to accomplish specific project goals Reviewed consultant information Applied consultants information to project in appropriate form Documented and reviewed meeting notes to ensure accurate records were kept Reviewed project progress to ensure technical accuracy and timely completion Carefully analyzed client programs ensuring compliance Prepared conceptual plans and three-dimensional images Clarified program intent and identified concerns when changes in scope or design were being considered Conducted material research Consulted with manufacturing and product representatives Researched materials and processes as they applied to specific projects Kept project team members informed of preliminary construction and material costs Researched and documented applicable building and local municipal codes to ensure project compliance Other Miscellaneous tasks included
Intern ArchitectJanuary 2006 to January 2014 Architectural Contractor - Des Moines, IA
Managed three projects from design through construction documents for bidding and building purposes.
Produced presentation materials as needed for these projects.
Worked with project consultants including structural and mechanical to accomplish specific project goals.
Presented project material to client for design approval.
Graduate Teaching AssistantJanuary 2005 to May 2007 Iowa State University - Ames, Iowa
First and second Assistantships - Design Communications 1 Studio Provided leadership to 17 students in achieving their learning goals Administered critiques, project guidance, technical assistance and counseling Reviewed and reiterated lecture material Accepted and graded student assignments Third Assistantship, team member for National Architectural Accrediting Board Accreditation (NAAB) evaluation Assembled graduate and undergraduate work for exhibition Coordinated all printing and payment with print lab Collected student and NAAB documentation Produced exhibition signage and documentation Accomplished exhibition set up in support of evaluation Simonson and Associates - Des Moines, Iowa.
Interior DesignerJanuary 2000 to January 2005 SVPA Architects Inc - West Des Moines, Iowa
Managed projects from design concept through construction documents Produced drawings and presentation material to support project phases Initiated meetings with structural, civil and other consultants to accomplish specific project goals Reviewed consultant drawings and to ensure project compliance Consistently lead or attended regular client meetings Analyzed and clarified client programs Consulted with manufacturing and product representatives Conducted material research Researched and documented applicable building and local municipal codes to ensure project compliance Handled furniture selections, bidding and coordination Wrote and edited specification sections as it pertained to interior finishes, furnishings and equipment Reviewed shop drawings and submittals for specification and construction drawing adherence Reviewed project progress to ensure technical accuracy and timely completion Researched, reviewed and documented applicable building and local municipal codes Office Library Point of Contact Supervised summer interns and reviewed their work Produced construction documents Miscellaneous tasks included
Iowa State University1 2007Ames, Iowa Masters of Architecture: Architecture
Drake university1997Des Moines, IA Bachelor of Arts: Interior Design/SculptureSculpture / Interior Design
Drake UniversityDes Moines, Iowa
Code research, analysis and implementation including: City of Des Moines Building Code, Current Edition City of Des Moines Zoning Code, Current Edition International Building Code, Current Edition International Residential Code, Current Edition ICC/ANSI A117.1-2003 Fair Housing Act Design Manual, Current Edition BOMA - Building Owners and Managers Association Standards, Current Edition LEED, LEED-NC, LEED-ND.
American Institute of Architects (AIA) - Associate Member International Interior Design Association (IIDA) - Professional Member 2003 Vice President of Forums, Des Moines City Center 2002 Secretary, Des Moines City Center Graduate Architecture Students (GAS) at ISU 2005/2006 Treasurer Architecture Construction and Engineering Mentorship Program (ACE) 2010-2012 Mentor