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Peter Newton, Assoc AIA, CSBA

901 E Van Buren St. Apt. 2039
Phoenix, 85006, Arizona, US
Mobile Phone: 602.332.3517


I am an aspiring architect who creates more creative and contemplative communities through public and office participation. I have experience in Project Management, Design And Construction Services, Architecture & Planning, Policy, Urban Design, Community Development, and Sustainable Design. I can organize meetings and events. I am a leader of discussions and policy development in Sustainable and Urban Design. I work with community participants to ensure a sense of shared responsibility between members of the community. My interests include: Modern Architecture Preservation, Hiking, Transit, Archaeology, Architecture, Politics, Museums, Fine Art, and Music.

I have professional experience, in all phases of architecture, both large and small scale projects. My portfolio includes projects where we live, work, contemplate and recreate. I have entered International competitions and developed professional development programs for each office.

Work Experience

  • Contract Draftsman, Assessor, Graphic Designer, Administrator, and Event Organizer
    Independent Architectural Project Manager and Business Developer
    Architectural and Design Services
    Phoenix, AZ US
    September 2009 –
    Fourward Architecture is an architectural start up partnership between 4 friends to develop projects to respond to competitions.
    * Assessed, surveyed and drafted existing conditions for a mission revival designed home for LuPe Design and Herb Hacker, AIA.
    * Collaborated with three talent architects to develop a new architecture and urban design firm: Fourward Architecture.
    * Researched financial resources to create business & fund projects, by networking at small business round tables & Chambers of Commerce, developing strategic allegiances to develop teams for competition and larger projects.
    * Represented the client while having their landscape reworked.
    * Reviewed completed projects to assure compliance with rebate programs.

    networking, Entrepreneur, Business Development, Team Building and Project management, Cross Functional Team Leadership, Cross Organizational Team building, Marketing, Program Management, Organizational Development, Staff Development
  • Business and Community Development Manager
    Romanoski Glass & Mirror
    Construction – Residential & Commercial/Office
    Phoenix, AZ US
    February 2011 –
    July 2011
    Romanoski Glass & Mirror is a 61 year old openings specialist based in Tucson, Arizona. Represented the Major Industries product line in the Los Angeles market and Romanoski throughout the Southwest.
    • Directed business development in the Arizona, El Paso, Los Angeles and New Mexico markets, tabling at professional society meetings.
    • Established relationships with architects and general contractors, developing portfolio presentations to demonstrate our capabilities for design assist expertise in division 8 assemblies.
    • Represented the Major Industries product line in the Southern California market, giving innovated strategies for day-lighting lunch & learn presentations.
    • Developed a plan for the redesign of the website for marketing
    • Resolved bid communications issues

    Client Relations Management (CRM), Exhibit Planning, Product Representation, Sales & Marketing, Sales Presentations, Bidding Research, Market Analysis, Seminar Development, Microsoft Office Powerpoint, Portfolio Image Management
  • Contract and Volunteer Field Campaign Coordinator
    Arizona Democratic Party
    Nonprofit Charitable Organizations
    Phoenix, AZ US
    February 2003 –
    November 2010
    Registered and turnout Voters for elections. Collecting signatures to get Precinct Committee candidates on the ballot through out East Central Arizona.
    * Canvassed door to door to register voters and get out the vote for 2010 campaign.
    * Field Organized Democrats in Arizona’s Legislative District 5 during 2004 Campaign.
    * Organized, trained and collected signatures for Democratic Candidates for public office and Precinct Committeemen
    * Organized & wrote the By-Laws for the White Mountain Democratic Club
    * Mediated a dispute between the Northern Gila County & Miami-Globe Democratic Clubs
    personable, sales person, data organization, community relations, Development of Marketing campaigns, Compliance, Communication Skills, Logistics, Database Management/Marketing, Canvassing
  • Architectural Projects Coordinator
    Jacobs Engineering Company
    Architectural and Design Services
    Phoenix, AZ US
    September 2007 –
    August 2009
    Hired by Carter & Burgess which was acquired by Jacobs Engineering in 2008. Directed a team of production staff in developing and completing construction documents for retail clients.
    • Conducted facility conditions assessments to determine maintenance and renovation schedules for military clients in Texas and South Carolina.
    • Researched RFPs, attending proposal meetings.
    • Directed, trained and developed new and existing production staff to design and create construction documents for retail roll out programs and retail centers.
    • Modified prototype design to meet local buildings codes & design review comments, coordinating changes with consultant engineers
    • Worked on projects in multiple states simultaneously.

    Retail, Tenant Improvement, Centers, Renovation, Military, and Warehouse.

    Armstrong Development, CVS/pharmacy, K+E Development, US Cellular, AVB Development, Joint Base Charleston, Joint Base San Antonio, and Red Development.

    Business Development, Microsoft Project – Scheduling Program, Training/occupational development, travel, FCIS, Entitlements, Renovation, market research, Project/team leadership, Project Management
  • Political Canvasser
    America Coming Together
    Nonprofit Charitable Organizations
    Tucson, AZ US
    August 2004 –
    October 2004
    America Coming Together (ACT) was a political action committee. ACT did not specifically endorse any political party, but mostly worked on behalf of Democratic candidates.
    * Phoned targeted voters.
    * Canvassed targeted voters micro-targeted to get out the vote.
    * Conducted interviews and recorded provided information.
    Canvassing, Data Entry via PDA, Team Player, Phone Banking, Global Positioning Systems, personable, sales person, interviewing, Data Collection, Data Research
  • Deputy Southern Arizona Campaign Director
    Dean for America
    Nonprofit Charitable Organizations
    Tucson, AZ US
    December 2003 –
    February 2004
    Campaign to nominate Howard Dean, Governor of Vermont, to be the Democratic Nominee for President.
    * Volunteered on the Southern Arizona Coordination Committee, organizing fundraisers & speaking for the campaign at events.
    * Coordinated campaign canvas walks, phone banks, events and Presidential Preference Primary day canvasing.
    * Organized bus trips to campaign events.
    * Coordinated volunteers & campaign staff coming to Arizona.
    * Organized the largest political rally in Pima County to that point.

    Public Speaking, Event Organization, historical and political research, Volunteer Management, Multi-line Phone Systems, Canvassing, Employee and Volunteer Training, Employee and Volunteer Communications, Public Relations, Event Organization


  • Certification
    Project Management Professional
    August 2010 –
    Training to You
    Phoenix, AZ US
    * Studied Project Management and communication Principals.
    * Increased Microsoft Office, Project and Visio skills.
    * Learned to Advance through career training seminars.

    Activities and Societies:
    Project Management Institute, Microsoft Product Users Group, Networking Phoenix, Scholarships to You

  • Certification
    Sustainability, Revit
    March 2010 –
    August 2011
    Phoenix College
    Phoenix, AZ US
    * Enrolled in professional development, Certificate, non-credit coursework in Revit and sustainability.
    * Learned how to design, build and maintain buildings sustainably in the unique Sonoran Desert region.
    * Developed a regenerative vision for the abandoned Mervyn’s store at Camelback Colonade, where it could serve as a business incubator for future urban development in the Biltmore area.

    Activities and Societies:
    Student Union Redesign Forum, Phoenix Mayoral Forum, Sonoran Sustainable Building Adviser Program

  • Bachelor’s Degree
    August 1992 –
    May 1996
    Washington University
    Saint Louis, MO US
    * Enrolled in courses that meet the NAAB requirements for a 4 year pre-professional liberal arts degree with a concentration in Architecture.
    * Educated through the Bauhaus method of experience through doing, designing studio projects with an urban focus towards the revitalization of St. Louis and its inner suburbs.
    * Attended visiting lecturers within the architecture, art and liberal arts schools.
    * Enrolled in liberal arts course work with concentrations in anthropology, archeology, physical sciences, art and architectural history, and history.
    * Enrolled in additional course work in painting, printmaking and drawing within the School of Art.

    Activities and Societies:
    AIAS, Student Government, Campus Y, Alternative Spring Break, NOMAS, Into the Streets, College Work Study, KWUR, Approach, Blueline, Dean Search Committee, Norman Moore Endowed Chair Search

  • Some College Coursework Completed
    June 1991 –
    August 1991
    Carnegie Mellon University
    Pittsburgh, PA US
    * Enrolled in a six week Pre-College exploration and advanced credit program through the School of Architecture.
    * Explored Architectural Studio, Structures, History, free hand drawing and Computer Aided Design and Modeling.
    * Visited noted architecture for lessons.


  • OSHA 10
    January 2009
    Jacobs Engineering
    Achieved OSHA 10 Certification as training to conduct assessments of existing facilities.
  • Sustainable Building Adviser
    August 2011
    Sustainable Building Adviser Institute


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


  • French
  • Russian

Honors & Awards

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

Career Highlights

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

Interests & Hobbies

  • Modern Architecture Preservation
  • Photography
  • Hiking/Backpacking
  • Archaeology
  • Architecture
  • Politics
  • Museums
  • Fine Art
  • Music
  • Environment

Professional Memberships

  • AIA
  • USGBC – Arizona
  • Project Management Institute (PMI)
    New Member to the Phoenix Chapter


  • Herb Hacker, AIA
    Cawley Architects
  • Paul Bakalis, RA, NCARB
    Principal Architect
    Bayview Plaza Pharmacy Inc
  • Ken Lufkin, AIA
    Dui Central Booking

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