Community Development resume

Peter Newton, Assoc AIA, CSBA


901 E Van Buren St. Apt. 2039
Phoenix, 85006, Arizona, US

Mobile Phone: 602.332.3517

Secondary Phone:



To build a team of committed design professionals to obtain new projects in varied markets, providing design and technical excellence.


Office Assistant

August 1992 – August 1995

Washington University in St. Louis, School of Fine Arts | Saint Louis, MO



A College Work Study position to assist the Administrative Assistant to the Dean of the School of Fine Arts.


Filed and maintained confidential information pertaining to donors, alumni, faculty, staff, and students of the school. Directed phone calls and visitors to the school to the most appropriate connection. Prepared mailings for fundraising and recruitment events at the school. Handled payroll for contract and Work Study staff. Delivered interdepartment mail across the campus and projects to the copy center. Staffed openings and other public events at the school. Created a system to sort, file, preserve and destroy documents in the school’s archives.


General Laborer

June 1992 – August 1992

Southern Temp | Chattanooga, TN


On call employee to complete: Yard work; industrial/chemical waste clean up; inventory warehouse stock; loading stock onto trucks for distribution


Company Details:
SouthernTemp was a full human resource and staff company. SmartHire/SouthernTemp resulted from a merger of two local employment agencies in 2003. The company provides staff, professional placement, internet-based pre-employment testing and a full spectrum of human resources and consulting services. The human resources services include SmartStaff, three ways to bring on staff; SmartPlace, professional placement; SmartTest, more than 700 ways to quantify skills and attitudes; and SmartHR, full service human resources services and consulting.

Cut and mowed yards; cleaned debris after storms; removed petroleum soaked gravel from a small industrial spill at a manufacturing site; and loaded inventory on to trucks from a manufacturer’s warehouse to be distributed to stores throughout the southeast United States.

Logistics, productivity, and Safety Training with Hazardous Material


Logistics, productivity, Safety Training with Hazardous Material,



March 2010 – I have not graduated

Phoenix College | Phoenix, AZ

Won a scholarship to take a Revit training course at Phoenix College. Course work is paid for through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 for displaced and reduced employment. The City of Phoenix Workforce Department, Community and Economic Development Department and the American Institute of Architects Metro Phoenix Chapter organized the program for AIA members in the City of Phoenix. I assisted in making the connections between the City of Phoenix and the AIA through my role as Phoenix Section Programs Chair for the AIA.

High School or equivalent,

August 1988 – June 1996

Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences | Chattanooga, TN

Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences is a magnet school focused on teaching through the Padea Philosophy.

Bachelor’s Degree,

August 1992 – May 1996

Washington University | Saint Louis, MO
The School of Architecture at Washington University in St. Louis is a pioneer in the 4+2 NAAB Accredited Profession Degree programs. The Undergraduate degree was offered as a Bachelor’s of Arts, Major in Architecture in 1996. Now under the larger Sam Fox School of Art and Design, the School offers a Bachelor’s of Science. The school has always been regarded among the best programs in the country, attracting students and faculty from around the globe to study architecture in the context of St. Louis and the American Midwest.

Studio work involved interventions to revitalize city neighborhoods with community centers and attractions. Most projects were within the city of St. Louis, but a few were at significant landmarks in the urban region. Each project involved sustainability and urban renewal.

A key benefit of the Washington Univeristy program is its focus on Interdisciplinary studies. My course work focused on developing artistic skills, an interest in Architectural History, Archeology and Cultural Anthropology.

Some College Coursework Completed,

August 1991 – August 1993

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga | Chattanooga, TN

During my senior year in high school and my first summer break from Washington University, I took some elective courses at UTC. The courses were in Anthronpology, History and American Literature.

Some College Coursework Completed,

June 1991 – August 1991

Carnegie Mellon University | Pittsburgh, PA

Six week Pre-College exploratory program for high school students. Most classes were for advanced placement students looking to get ahead in their Pre-Med, Engineering and Research studies. The College of Fine Arts offered programs to arts students to explore their talents and vocation. The School of Architecture, as a part of the CFA, offers classes for students to explore architecture and to be recruited to Carnegie Mellon University.

Course work included drawing on site, small projects, an introduction to CAD, architectural history and structures. Tours of local offices and notable architecture was also key to the program.



January 2009

Jacobs Engineering

Achieved OSHA 10 Certification as training to conduct assessments of existing facilities.


Cross Organizational Team building Intermediate
AutoDesk AutoCAD Expert
Adobe Photoshop Intermediate
Adobe PageMaker Intermediate
Desktop Publishing Intermediate
Graphic Design – Print and Electronic Intermediate
Service-Oriented Architecture Intermediate
Corel Draw Beginner
Social Networking Intermediate
Team Building and Project management Intermediate
Design/Photography Intermediate
Graphic Design/Art Intermediate
Public Communication Beginner


French Intermediate
Russian Beginner



USGBC – Arizona


AIA Phoenix Metro Phoenix Section Programs Chair 2010
USGBC Arizona Central Branch Advocacy Committee Vice Chair 2010
USGBC Arizona Central Branch Advocacy Committee Legislative Sub-Committee Chair 2007-2010
AIA New Orleans Intern/Associate Director 2000


Herb Hacker, AIA

Cawley Architects




Paul Bakalis, RA, NCARB

Principal Architect, Bayview Plaza Pharmacy Inc




Ken Lufkin, AIA

Director, Dui Central Booking




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