To serve as a resourceful person to any governmental or private agency as an educator, a researcher, a planner or an architecture historian based upon my broad and strong expertise and knowledge.
Public speaking, Presentations, Lectures; Teach and critique
Hands on work; Adobe construction; Sustainability design and Environmental Issues
Read and document architectural drawings, HABS and historic sites
Photography, research, technical analysis and interpretation
Operate a personal computer and various software programs
Maintained a teaching load of 3-4 courses each semester in Architectural Design and Preservation Planning including Architectural History, Introduction to Architecture, Sustainability Design and LEED, Introduction to Architectural Drawing, delineation, adobe photo shop, Historic Preservation Practicum (Trip to Chicago with students) Preservation Planning, Math, Duel-Credit classes at High Schools, Studio; challenged and motivated students through in-depth discussions; lectured and communicated effectively with students from diverse backgrounds; Inspired students to translate their academic interests into the real world by taking positive actions; Initiated thought-provoking classroom discussions to help students develop their critical thinking abilities; maintained thorough records of student attendance and grades; maintained regularly-scheduled office hours to advise and assist students; kept in the field by reading current literature and attending professional conferences; instructed students on proper citation of research sources; counseled undergraduates in regard to educational and professional goals; served as faculty sponsor/advisor for AIAS student club; help students in concepts of college writing; performed as a critic to DACC, under graduate and graduate students at TTU & UNM students; as a guest speaker given presentations/lectures to students of SAIC, UNM and TTU; participated and worked with all colleagues/professors; organized field trips/seminars/lectures; Arranged Guest lectures; Worked with students on live project Sustainability Issues in Las Cruces'; collaborated community services as a public servant— committee member of "Adobe and Earthen Education in the Mesilla Valley"; Design Committee member for the Downtown Las Cruces Main Street Partnership Program"; Board Member for City owned oldest building "Amador Hotel".
Managed team of volunteers; handled and tracked sales by increase in sales; Maintained and handled UTRF's fund raising; increased profits by developing, initiating, and managing sales dept; ; handled Tourism Program; given services and assisted visitors; managed admissions, memberships, and sales
Assisted lectures/ presentations; Consulting; Archive & conserve historic slides; Ambassador for the lectures and seminars.
Managed plan review department in coordinating multidisciplinary plan review activities for structures-new construction, alterations, additions, enlargement, replacement, equipments, and repairs to ensure compliance with City Codes and International Standards; Provided technical advice in the resolution of construction code interpretation and problems; Reviewed simple/complex plans and specifications with a separate means of egress and their accessory structures; Field and site visits; Conducted and attended meetings with owners, architects and engineers, developers relating to design plan, code interpretations and the resolution of design problems affecting life safety; recommend changes; Comprehended and made implication from written material and instructions; Handled multiple projects simultaneously & prioritizing assignments; Worked on calculations and drew logical conclusions & analysis.
Section 106 process and environmental issues; Reviewed simple and complex plans and specifications with a separate means of egress and their accessory structures; Assisted on-site expertise & technical services; Assist and Prepare plans, Specifications and bid documents; Approved Grants; Easements; Maintained the Final Project Reports for the National Park Service (NPS);Worked on Graphic guideline for NPS; Focus on physical preservation of properties listed or eligible for National Register (NR); Managed and responsible for conservation, restoration, repair, rebuild new construction, alteration, addition; Endow with technical support of construction code interpretation and engineering problems; Visited sites to conform the inspection of construction to meet to IRC codes.
Worked on Land titles, Reviewed permits & Plans & policies; Approved Grants; section 106 process and environmental issues; easements; Project coordinator for documenting historic buildings and all historic districts for archiving; Coordinating and archiving the drawings and its database; Photographed buildings and districts; in charge and responsible for archiving and maintaining digital images files; Assisted the research director; created and maintained databases; research-documents, land titles, building permits and deeds; Assisted in the nomination process of historic Chicago buildings and historic districts; assist in preparation for Commission meetings & hearings.
Certify qualified Historic Bungalows; Worked on the NR nomination process of Historic Chicago Bungalows and Historic Districts; Created and maintained databases; historic research and writing; title; Reviewed simple and complex plans and specifications with a separate means of egress and their accessory structures to determine and comply with life safety and engineering provisions of City and international codes and standards; Census searches; Interviewed home owners; Photography of buildings, archiving and maintaining digital images for historic bungalows and districts; Wrote articles for the Bungalow of the Month website.
Reviewed plans and permits; Created and modified existing AutoCAD drawings for restoration construction documents; Updated AutoCAD drawings to reflect as-built status; Performed condition and integrity survey for building component slay lights, plaster, woodwork, and art glass and exterior; Investigated hardware and research replacements for missing elements; Photographed conditions and details, modified and cataloged digital images; Hands-on preservation projects.
Managed OB/GYN fertility clinic, dealing with managed care; HMO/PPO, IPA, EPO, billing, collection and reviews of accounts; assisted physician on a regular basis; revised CPT-4 and ICD-9 codes in billing system; conducted a comprehensive review of billing, collections and accounting procedures and identified issues for improved efficiencies.
Managed patient collections and customer service; posting payments; daily balancing and deposits; instituted an electronic billing system and automated patient statements; handled managed care contracts with insurance carriers; worked on major reimbursement problems with insurance carriers resulting from the reorganization of the practice; revised CPT-4 and ICD-9 codes in billing system; conducted a comprehensive review of billing, collections and accounting procedures and identified issues for improved efficiencies; developed and prepared various monthly financial and statistical reports.
Managed and administered operations; monthly reports and statistical reports; quality assurance; regularly dealt with referrals, managed care, HMO's, PPO's and third-party insurance; handled patients and insurance carriers; electronic billing; payment posting, financial problem solving, collection, reviews of accounts and insurance benefits; customer service; handled meetings with organizations, doctors, hospitals, patients; managed lab; assisted physicians on a regular basis; revised CPT-4 and ICD-9 codes in billing system; conducted a comprehensive review of billing, collections and accounting procedures and identified issues for improved efficiencies; managed monthly bills and payments, supplies; orders and accounting; administered staff and resolved problems; managed hiring and terminations positions and staff.
Historic Chicago Bungalow EXPO (2005-2007).
Nomination to NR for Historic Places- Wheaton Grand Theatre, Wheaton, Illinois(2005)
International Study China (2006)- documentation for conservation proposals for historic 13th century courtyard structures; International Study India, 16th century historic building; Speaker for International Conference: Heritage Conservation an Indo-American Perspective; January-2008
Lectures & Presentations: NMSU; UNM at Las Cruces, NM; SAIC; China; India
Awards: National Award Heritage Documentation Program- The 2005 Charles E. Peterson Prize-Thalia Hall, Chicago, 2006
Business and Professional Women's Foundation, Career Advancement (2004-2005)
Articles: The Bungalow of the Month, www.chicagobungalow.org/owners/bom.shtml
Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM)-Training for administering their local floodplain management ordinance; The Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) examination – 8/25 to 8/29/2009
Course on FEMA-550: Residential Construction for the Gulf Coast Design Professionals - 9/5/2009
ICC-The 2008 Performing Nonstructural, Structural Commercial and Residential Plan Reviews 10/15-10/20/2008
Seminar - Designing Wood-Framed Residential Structures to Meet Gulf Coast Challenges - 9/30/2009
IECC – 2009 Residential Energy Plan Reviews 5/4–5/5/2011
IECC – 2009 Residential Energy Plan Fundamentals for Builders and Inspectors –5/3/2011
IECC – 2009 Residential Energy Plan Fundamentals –5/2/2011
NR Nomination Wheaton Grand Theatre, Wheaton IL; 2005 www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com
HABS-Thalia Hall (1892); 2005 Charles E. Peterson Honorable Award www.cr.nps.gov/habshaer/joco/pete
Book: The Historic Chicago Bungalows: in processCenter for American Places
Dr. Vince Michael, Trustee of NTHP, Chief of IGHF
Legendary architect B. Doshi
Legendary architect Walter Netch
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