Education:
Kent State University College of Architecture and Environmental Design

  • Masters of Architecture, 2005
  • Bachelor of Science in Architecture, 2003

Certification:

  • Autodesk Revit Architecture 2015 Certified Professional, 2014
  • Autodesk Revit Architecture 2014 Certified Professional, 2014
  • USGBC LEED Accredited Professional, 2009

Technical Skills:
Proficient

  • Autodesk Revit                (Advance – 7 yrs)
  • Trimble Sketchup           (Advance – 10 yrs)
  • Adobe Photoshop           (Advance -12 yrs)
  • Microsoft Word               (Advance -16 yrs)

Working Knowledge

  • Autodesk AutoCAD         (Intermediate – 12 yrs)
  • Bentley Microstation      (Intermediate – 2 yrs)
  • Microsoft Excel               (Intermediate – 2 yrs)
  • Adobe Flash                     (Beginner -1 yrs)
  • Adobe Illustrator            (Beginner – 1 yrs)

Experience:
Designer
2014 – Present
Van Auken Akins Architects LLC
Cleveland, Ohio

  • Market Sectors: K-12, Higher Education, Community Centers, and Healthcare
  • Worked as Project Architect on The Salvation Army East Cleveland Community Center. Member on Revit Design Committee responsible for developing firm wide standards and BIM implementation.

Designer
2009 – 2014
Stantec Architecture (formally Burt,Hill until merger in 2009)
Cleveland, Ohio

  • Market Sectors: K-12, Higher Education, and Healthcare
  • Collaborated closely with the project manager and design team during all phases of a project to create documents for SD, DD, and CD, while continuing to participate in the design process on multiple projects and creating marketing and interview materials.

Projects:
Project Designer – School of Dental Medicine Addition – Case Western Reserve University (2012)

  • Project Designer in 4-person design team responsible for the interior design, lab design and all documents while working in partnership on the design of the building. I was in charge of designing a portion of the exterior skin and curtain wall. I had the sole responsibility of designing and detailing the stairs and railing system, in addition to being in charge of modeling the exterior shell in Revit.

Project Designer – McCullough Building Addition and Renovation – Cleveland Institute of Art (2011)

  • Project Designer in 4-person design team working jointly on the design of the new addition and responsible for all SD, DD, and CD. I was personally responsible for coordinating and developing the fit-out of the Metals and Jewelry department, and the design and documentation of the bridges and stairs. I also worked in collaboration on the design, construction and modeling of the exterior skin.

Project Designer – Beachwood High School Renovation and Addition (2009)

  • Project designer in 3-person design team entirely in charge of the design and renovation, which included all SD, DD, and CD. I worked in collaboration with the Project Manager to develop and design the new additions and was responsible for the modeling and detailing the New Media Center.

Graduate Architect
2005 – 2009
Burt, Hill
Cleveland, Ohio

  • Market Sectors: K-12, Higher Education, and Healthcare
  • Worked in all facets of the design process. Such as production (SD, DD, and CD) and marketing materials (Use diagrams, video animation walk-thru and fly-bys, computer renderings, Massing/Form modeling and diagrams).

Projects:
Graduate Architect – Rocky River High School Renovation and Addition (2009)

  • Lead Designer in 4-person design team responsible for all phases of the design and construction process. I was in charge of the exterior design of the new science wing and administration addition. I also contributed to the construction of the Revit model.

Project Architect – Golisano Hall – Nazareth College (2008)

  • Project Architect in 4-person lead design team responsible for the exterior and interior design, lab design and space planning. I was personally responsible for the exterior design of the building, stair/railing design and space planning. In conjunction with being in charge of the Revit model and model management between all disciplines and offices.

Graduate Architect – Al Mafrak Hospital – Dubai, UAE (2008)

  • Individual contributor in 3-person design team responsible for initial programming, space planning and conceptual design. I developed the initial massing and conceptual design of the hospital. Created all presentation materials, 3D models and floor plans during the early stages of the project.

Internship
2004-2005
STRUCTURA  Architects ltd.
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

  • Market Sector: Industrial
  • Worked on Construction documents, Schematic and Conceptual Design, 3d renderings, Field observations, Presentations, and Web design.

Achievements:
Company Revit Assessment Test

  • 3rd highest score among Revit users in company wide assessment test at Stantec (10,000+ employees).

Activities:
ACE Mentoring Program (2009 -2013)

  • Mentored high school students interested in pursing a degree in Architecture, Engineering, or related fields in the Construction Industry at James Rhodes High School and Tech West High School.

References:

  • Available upon request

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