Peter Newton, Assoc AIA, CSBA Architectural Project Manager Resume

Peter Newton, Assoc AIA, CSBA



  • I am looking for a Project Management position with an innovative and creative company seeking to find and develop new markets, product types and services.

Work Experience

  • Facilities Assessor
    Jacobs Engineering Company
    Architectural and Design Services
    Phoenix, AZ US
    July 2008 –
    August 2009
    Conducted Facility Conditions Assessments to determine maintenance and renovation needs for a 10 year budget cycle.
    Company Details:
    Jacobs, with annual revenues of nearly $11 billion, is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of technical, professional, and construction services. Jacobs successfully delivers the full breadth of building services – planning, architecture, engineering, construction management, program management, and design-build – to a diversified base of leading public and private clients across the globe. Jacobs offers design and construction-related services for new buildings as well as expansion, renovation, or refurbishment of existing facilities. Specialized capabilities include energy and power master planning, design, and commissioning services.

    Jacobs Engineering completed its acquisition of Carter & Burgess in July of 2008. Assessed and surveyed existing storefront facilities in New Mexico for CVS/Pharmacy. Trained a junior colleague to continue the effort. Architectural Job Captain for several retail roll out programs. Assessed the Facility Conditions for the Air Force, through photographs and data collection. Data was entered into FCIS to tabulate a schedule for maintenance and renovations. Draftsman for public projects in Arizona. Business Development of a public works project, which included research, a site visit and networking.

    Correctional, Military, Public Works, Retail Centers, Retail Roll-out, Tenant Improvements, and Warehouse.

    Armstrong Development, AVB Development, Camp Bullis, Charleston Naval Weapons Station, City of Flagstaff, City of Yuma, CVS/Pharmacy, Fort Sam Houston, Fresh & Easy, Office Max, Red Development, Sprouts


    Business Development, Microsoft Project – Scheduling Program, Training/occupational development
  • Project Manager
    Cawley Architects
    Architectural and Design Services
    Phoenix, AZ US
    April 2005 –
    September 2007
    Managed design and documentation for design-build turn key construction projects.
    Company Details:
    Cawley Architects provides excellence in design, that emphasizes a cost conscious approach to building design. By means of Design Build, Cawley delivers innovative architectural design concentrated in the light industrial, office, and commercial markets.

    Designed, developed and completed construction documents for light commercial, industrial and retail developments and buildings.

    Commercial, Industrial Park Developments, Industrial, Master Planning, Medical Office, Mixed Use Developments, Office Park Developments, Retail Centers, and Retail Stores.

    Arivest Corporation, Ewing Irrigation, Goodwill of Central Arizona, Horizon, Kustom Koachworks, LGE Design Build, Rencor Development


    Architectural Desktop, Project Management, Jurisdictional Relations
  • Architectural Intern
    Rob Paulus Architect
    Architectural and Design Services
    Tucson, AZ US
    February 2003 –
    June 2003
    Design firm engaged in residential and commercial markets.
    Company Details:
    Rob Paulus Architects Ltd. is a firm dedicated to creating unique architecture with a functional resolve. They aspire to create enlightening environments of aesthetic quality that celebrate and work with nature. With a keen interest in durable materials and smartly crafted details, our designs seek to be ‘in tune with earth and sky”. They approach each project with an inventive curiosity, a clear focus on build-able solutions, and sustainable principles. We believe that any project should be responsive to site and climate.

    Designed and developed construction documents. Conducted site surveys and assessments. Monitored city submittal process. Developed CAD standards. Worked with consultants to design mechanical and electrical systems to match design intent for single family residential projects.

    Multi-Family Residential, Office Condos, Renovation, Single Family Residential, and Urban Development

    Deep Freeze Development, LLC, Rio West Development, and University Apartments


    Regulatory Relations, Reclamation, Architectural Craft & Innovation
  • Architectural Services
    Watkins Hamilton Ross
    Architectural and Design Services
    Houston, TX US
    September 2000 –
    August 2002
    Developed plans and designs for University research projects throughout Texas, for a Health Care architecture firm involved in research and development projects.
    Company Details:
    WHR is engaged in the most challenging architectural solutions to medical office, research science, and patient care facilities. With a firm culture that values research and evaluation, a participatory process and applied innovation achieve projects of excellence. WHR seeks to balance critical thinking and creativity, single-minded commitment and collaboration, rapid response and long-term vision to create architecture with people in mind.

    Programmed, designed and developed Construction Documents for Higher Education and Research projects throughout Texas. Projects included new construction, tenant buildouts, and tenant renovations and improvements. Coordinated CAD files, layering, and pen weights between consultants in order to maintain quality documentation. Reviewed drawings between disciplines and associated design architects for consistency. Developed CAD standards for each project to be used by the design team, matching both client and office standards. Conducted field assessments and surveys of existing structures. Contract Administered projects under construction.

    Research, Health Care, and Higher Education

    University of Texas at Houston, University of Texas, Rice University, Texas A & M University


    Coordination, Contract Administration, Client Relations
  • Architectural Intern
    The Mathes Group
    Architectural and Design Services
    New Orleans, LA US
    March 1999 –
    June 2000
    The Mathes Group specializes in Music and Performance Educational Facilities. Now know as Mathes Brierre Architects.
    Company Details:
    The Mathes Group is now known as Mathes Brierre Architects and is one of the oldest and largest architectural and interior design firms in the states of Louisiana with projects all over the world.

    Managed the Bell-South Collocation account, consisting of over 500 projects. Space planned and completed contract documents for each collocation. Reduced response time from 3 weeks to 3 hours, by improving technology, internet connections and proper research of facility leasing area. Designed project winning marketing material for both print and web publication. Material included site visits and market research to assess both client’s needs and existing facilities. Composed entry boards for state AIA awards programs. CAD draftsmen for other projects as needed. Developed CAD plotting standard and resolved issues to improve productivity. Translated and converted CAD files from associated firms in our CAD standards. Site surveyed and facility assessed buildings and parking facilities for maintenance and renovation. Developed 3-d models for design study.

    Civic, Corporate Headquarters, K-12 Education, Research Buildings, Retail, Telecommunications, Tenant Improvements, Utilities, and Warehouse.

    Banco Agricola, BellSouth, CNG, De La Salle High School, Entergy, Harry’s Ace Hardware, Red Cross, Oakwood Mall, and University of New Orleans.


    Sales & Marketing, Account Management, Competition Entry Preparation
  • Architectural Intern
    Olde New Orleans Design Group, Inc.
    Architectural and Design Services
    Harvey, LA US
    October 1998 –
    March 1999
    Design Build firm engaged in single family residential design and construction. Involved in residential sub-division development.
    Company Details:
    Small custom home design build firm, designing homes in the Southern tradition for Southeast Louisiana and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The firm designed and constructed their work, but also designed custom homes for other area contractors. Olde New Orleans was engaged in residential subdivision development.

    Developed and designed single family homes in the New Orleans metropolitan area. Developed marketing materials for both internet and walk in sales. CAD draftsmen for the Outside Contractor Custom Home Studio. Maintained CAD Library of standard details to assist in development of production drawings. Made bluelines. Researched and Designed prototypes for steel stud and rigid frame construction to combat the infestation of Formosan termites, and to better survive hurricane winds, following the near miss of Hurricane Georges. Modified steel prototypes for custom homes. Developed models for a subdivision to be developed in Eastover.

    Food Service Tenant Improvements, Internet Plan Sales, Recreation, Research, Single Family Residential, and Subdivision Development.

    Private Residents, Contractors, Love that Smoothie, and a Karate Studio.


    Adobe PageMaker, Business/Marketing Planning, CAD Library Development and Maintenance
  • Architectural Intern
    Christner, Inc.
    Architectural and Design Services
    Clayton, MO US
    September 1996 –
    June 1998
    Real-world experience in planning, design and research. An opportunity to work with committed and respected leaders in the field, while applying my talent to a practice setting.
    Company Details:
    Architectural solutions begin with a creative spark: Christner thinks and works in manner that leads to unique solutions that create real change for our clients. Collaboration allows ideas to multiply through constructive dialogue. Questioning expands possibilities, taking nothing for granted. Creating environments to inspire people to do, be and feel better, make for a more invigorating organization. This common philosophy, set of commitments and proven process allows Christner the opportunity to make the world a better place.

    CAD draftsmen for the Corporate/Education Studio. Developed construction documents, space plans, material and finish schedules, colored pencil renderings, 3-D CAD models, and material boards. Created a Continuing Education program to share experiences from Architectural tours and Conventions, and PBS videos. Established CAD standards as the office transitioned from AES to AutoCAD R13. Reviewed Softdesk 8 for implementation. Made bluelines. Constructed CAD models to base hand renderings from.

    Corporate Tenant Improvements, Corporate Consolidations, K-12 Education, Physical Assessment and Surveys, Recreation, Research, Religious, and Warehouse Conversions to offices.

    Central Presbyterian Church, City of Clayton, Incyte Pharmaceuticals, Missouri Botanical Gardens, Monsanto, Our Savior Lutheran Church, The Racquet Club, Ralston Purina, Salvation Army, Thompson-Coburn


    AutoDesk AutoCAD, Space Planning, Rendering
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  • Certification
    Revit Coursework
    March 2010 –
    Phoenix College
    Phoenix, AZ US
    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.
  • Bachelor’s Degree
    August 1992 –
    May 1996
    Washington University
    Saint Louis, MO US
    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 University 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
    June 1991 –
    August 1991
    Carnegie Mellon University
    Pittsburgh, PA US
    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.


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


  • 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

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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