Arizona Workforce Connection Work History Profile resume



Certification Title Issuing Organization Completion Date Expiration Date
OSHA 10 OSHA 12/2008 12/2011 
Revit Architecture Basic & Advanced Phoenix College 04/2010  
Whole Building Design APS Solutions for Business 07/2010  
Architectural Registration Board of Technical Registration 12/2012  
LEED Green Associate GBCI 12/2012  


Employment History
Contract Draftsman and Facility Assessor
1/2012 – Current LuPe Design Phoenix, AZ
Physically assessed and surveyed an existing home and guest house to document existing conditions.
11/2009 – Current Fourward Architecture Phoenix, AZ
Summary: Fourward Architecture is an architectural start up partnership between 4 friends to develop projects to respond to competitions. Description: Researched means to gain funding for the start up company, including: grants, loans, venture capital, and government sources. Attended networking events, small business round tables, and Chambers of Commerce to network and gain contacts for future projects. Produced a business and marketing plan. Developed strategic allegiances with related professionals to team together for projects. Reviewed competitions for whether or not to enter. Skills: Networking, Entrepreneur, Business Development
Business Development Manager
2/2011 – 7/2011 Romanoski Glass & Mirror Phoenix, AZ
Director of Business Development in Arizona, California, New Mexico and West Texas. Sales Representative for Major Industries in the Los Angeles market.
NRFU Enumerator
6/2010 – 7/2010 US Census Bureau Phoenix, AZ
Trained as a NRFU Enumerator replacement worker.
Facilities Assessor
9/2007 – 8/2009 Jacobs Engineering Phoenix, AZ
Summary: Conducted Facility Conditions Assessments to determine maintenance and renovation needs for a 10 year budget cycle. Description: Jacobs Engineering completed its acquisition of Carter & Burgess in July of 2008. Directed a team to develop design and documentation drawings for retail stand alone and renovation projects. Stores were less than 20,000 SF. Renovation projects included travel to the site to conduct extensive surveys and assessments of existing conditions, per data collection forms developed with the client. Duties included Due Diligence and working with plan review staff to facility a successful project. Assessed Facility Conditions for the Air Force, through photographs and data collection. Facilities included a range of programs, construction types, methods and time periods. Assessment included historic preservation review. 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. Markets: Correctional, Military, Public Works, Retail Centers, Retail Roll-out, Tenant Improvements, and Warehouse. Clients: 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 Skills: Business Development, Microsoft Project – Scheduling Program, Training/occupational development
Architectural Job Captain
9/2007 – 6/2008 Carter & Burgess, Inc. Phoenix, AZ
Summary: Directed a team of production staff in developing and completing construction documents for retail clients. Description: I was hired by Carter & Burgess just prior to its acquisition by Jacobs Engineering. I was brought in to develop a studio to design and detail retail shopping centers. Responsibilities included site visits to survey existing conditions, design, entitlement documentation, coordinating consultant engineers, developing construction documents, resolving construction issues, training new staff, and travel. Markets: Retail Centers, Retail Refresh and Consolidation, Stand alone Retail Roll-Out, and Tenant Improvement Roll-Out. Clients: Armstrong Development, CVS/pharmacy, K+E Development, and US Cellular. Skills: Entitlements, Prototype Development, and Travel
Project Manager II
4/2005 – 9/2007 Cawley Architects, Inc. Phoenix, AZ
Summary: Managed design and documentation of design-build turn key construction projects. Description: Designed, developed and completed construction documents for light commercial, industrial and retail developments and buildings.Markets:Commercial, Industrial Park Developments, Industrial, Master Planning, Medical Office, Mixed Use Developments, Office Park Developments, Retail Centers, and Retail Stores. Clients: Arivest Corporation, Ewing Irrigation, Goodwill of Central Arizona, Horizon, Kustom Koachworks, LGE Design Build, Rencor Development Skills:Architectural Desktop, Jurisdictional Relations, and Project Management
9/2004 – 10/2004 America Coming Together Tucson, AZ
Summary: 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. Description: Phoned targeted voters. Canvassed targeted voters to conduct at-the-door polling to remind people to get out and vote. Hand-delivered literature to micro-targeted doorsteps. Skills: Canvassing, Data Entry via PDA, and Team Player.
LD 5 Field Organizer
5/2004 – 6/2004 Arizona Democratic Party Pinetop-Lakside, AZ
Summary: Collecting signatures to get Precinct Committee candidates on the ballot through out East Central Arizona. Description: Traveled to small towns in Southern Apache, Gila, Graham, and Southern Navajo Counties, to encourage Democratic Party activists to collect signatures to become elected Precinct Committeemen. Organized and wrote the By-Laws for the White Mountain Democrats. Mediated a dispute between the Northern Gila County and the Miami-Globe Democratic Clubs. Collected signatures and $5 Clean Election forms for Legislative Candidates through meetings, public events, rallies, and walks in Eager, Globe, Holbrook, Payson, Pinetop-Lakeside, Safford, San Carlos, Show-Low, St. John, Thatcher, Whiteriver, and Winslow, Arizona. Opened the Gila County Democratic Party Headquarters. Skills: Community Relations, Compliance, and Development of Marketing Campaigns.
Southern Arizona Deputy Field Director
6/2003 – 2/2004 Dean for America Tucson, AZ
Summary: Campaign to nominate Howard Dean, Governor of Vermont, to be the Democratic Nominee for President. Description: Volunteered for the Southern Arizona Campaign Coordination Committee from June 2003 before being employed by the campaign in December. Coordinated campaign walks, phone banks, and events. Organized bus trips to take supporters to campaign events in Sierra Vista and Phoenix, now a staple of Pima County Democratic Party activities. Coordinated volunteers and campaign staff who were coming to Arizona from out of state to assist our efforts. Organized the “tare Sheet” retrieval program to ensure our voter turn out. Organized fundraisers and spoke at Meetup events. Recruited a record number of Precinct Committeemen in a month and for a campaign cycle. Organized the largest political rally in Pima County to that point. Skills: Development of Marketing Campaigns, Event Organization, and historical and political research.
2/2003 – 6/2003 ROB PAULS ARCHITECT, LTD. Tucson, AZ
Summary: Design firm engaged in residential and commercial markets. Description: 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. Markets: Multi-Family Residential, Office Condos, Renovation, Single Family Residential, and Urban Development Clients: Deep Freeze Development, LLC, Rio West Development, and University Apartments Skills: Architectural Craft and Innovation, Reclamation, and Regulatory Relations
Architectural Intern
9/2000 – 8/2002 Watkins Hamilton Ross Architects, Inc. Houston, TX
Summary: Developed plans and designs for University research projects throughout Texas, for a Health Care architecture firm involved in research and development projects. Description: Programmed, designed and developed Construction Documents for Higher Education and Research projects throughout Texas. Projects included new construction, tenant build outs, 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. Markets: Research, Health Care, and Higher Education Clients: University of Texas at Houston, University of Texas, Rice University, Texas A & M University Skills: Coordination, Contract Administration, Client Relations
Architectural Intern
3/1999 – 6/2000 The Mathes Group New Orleans, LA
Summary: The Mathes Group specializes in Music and Performance Educational Facilities. Now know as Mathes Brierre Architects. Description: 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. Markets: Civic, Corporate Headquarters, K-12 Education, Research Buildings, Retail, Telecommunications, Tenant Improvements, Utilities, and Warehouse. Clients: Banco Agricola, BellSouth, CNG, De La Salle High School, Entergy, Harry’s Ace Hardware, Red Cross, Oakwood Mall, and University of New Orleans. Skills: Sales & Marketing, Account Management, and Competition Entry Preparation.
Architectural Drafter
10/1998 – 3/1999 Olde New Orleans Design Group, Inc. Harvey, LA
Summary: Design Build firm engaged in single family residential design and construction. Involved in residential sub-division development. Description: 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. Designed lighting, electrical and framing layouts. Maintained CAD Library of standard details to assist in development of production drawings. Made blue lines. 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. Markets: Food Service Tenant Improvements, Internet Plan Sales, Recreation, Research, Single Family Residential, and Subdivision Development. Clients: Private Residents, Contractors, Love that Smoothie, and a Karate Studio. Skills: Adobe PageMaker, Business/Marketing Planning, CAD Library Development and Maintenance
Architectural Intern
9/1996 – 6/1998 Christner, Inc. Clayton, MO
Summary: 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. Description: 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 blue lines. Constructed CAD models to base hand renderings from. Markets: Corporate Tenant Improvements, Corporate Consolidations, K-12 Education, Physical Assessment and Surveys, Recreation, Research, Religious, and Warehouse Conversions to offices. Clients: 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
CAD Drafter
8/1996 – 9/1996 Luchini AD St. Louis, MO
Summary: Design Professor designing a private residence. Description: Provided early CAD drafted and modeled drawings for a private residence in Maine for design professor Adrian Luchini. The project was in the early design phases, and drawings were completed in AutoCAD 12 for windows. Skills: CAD Modeling, Design, Typography Markets: Single Family Residential Projects: Residence in Maine
Graphic Artist
7/1996 – 8/1996 1996 Presidential Debate Commission St. Louis, MO
Summary: Created maps for attendee packets. Description: Drafted graphics of the Washington University Athletic Complex to be reduced for inclusion with attendee packets for the 1996 Presidential Debate to be held on campus. Graphics called out the debate room, press room, toilets, lockers and other spaces used for functions of the debate. The debate did not occur. Skills: Graphic Arts, Event Marketing, Event Organization
6/1996 – 7/1996 Washington University Earth & Planetary Sciences Library St. Louis, MO
Summary: Documentation of the existing condition of the Earth and Planetary Sciences Library Description: Documented the existing conditions of the Earth and Planetary Sciences Library while still in Wilson Hall. The drawings were provided to help the Library in space planning efforts. Skills: Drafting, Assessment, Communication Skills
Shop Monitor
5/1994 – 5/1996 Washington University in St. Louis School of Architecture St. Louis, MO
Summary: A College Work Study position monitoring student activity in the Wood Shop, and to provide general renovation and furniture fabrication for the School of Architecture. Description: During the School Year: Instructed and oversaw fellow students in the proper use of shop equipment to build models and furniture. Inventoried, cleaned, and maintained, equipment. Shop equipment included: the table saw, jigsaw, router, ban saw, chop saw, sander, blow touch, welder, bender, portable drills, drills, and hand held tools. Summer Internship: Refurbished 3 1930s conference tables to reveal natural color. Designed and constructed: 12 disassemble and relocatable computer desks to accommodate 24 workstations; 1 permanent computer desk to accommodate 3 workstations; steel cube, modular table stands; and 3 replica conference tables to compared with the refurbished tables.Cleaned, maintained and refurbished studio desks, lockers, pinup boards, tables, chairs, stools, table stands and lecture hall seating. Skills: Sheet Metallurgy, Wood Working, and Instruction. Projects: Built-in Computer workstation, portable computer workstations, refurbish 1930s conference tables and construction of replica conference tables.
Office Assistant
8/1992 – 8/1995 Washington University in St. Louis School of Fine Arts St. Louis, MO
Summary: A College Work Study position monitoring student activity in the Wood Shop, and to provide general renovation and furniture fabrication for the School of Architecture. Description: 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 inter-department 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. Sorted staff and faculty mail. Distributed notices to faculty, staff, and students. Skills: Surveying, programming, design and construction documentation.
Summer Intern
6/1993 – 8/1993 Franklin Associates Architects Chattanooga, TN
Summary: Summer Internship in Architecture, Planning, Assessment and Surveying. Description: Researched and designed a window system for a design feature to reveal a spiral staircase at a home addition in Dayton, Tn. Built study models for a home addition in Athens, TN. Conducted Field Surveys of existing conditions to assess the degree of upgrades needed for Erlanger Medical Center and American National Bank to meet ADA requirements. Hand lettered title blocks for Krystals Restaurants. Designed a community center for Heritage Landing Development.Skills:Surveying, Study Modeling, design and construction documentation and drafting.Markets:ADA Compliance, Hospitality, Medical, Restaurants, Residential, and Transportation. Clients: CARTA, Erlanger Medical Center, Heritage Landing Development, Krystal’s Restaurants, and private residences.
Manual Laborer
6/1992 – 8/1992 Southern Temp Chattanooga, TN
Summary: On call employee to complete: Yard work; industrial/chemical waste clean up; inventory warehouse stock; loading stock onto trucks for distribution. Description: 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. Skills: Logistics, Productivity and Hazardous Material clean up.
Education History
Completion Date Issuing Institution Degree Received Course of Study
5/1/1996 Washington University in St. Louis Bachelor’s Degree  Architecture
The first part of an Accredited 4+2 Masters of Architecture Degree.
5/1/2011 Phoenix College 1 Year at College or a Technical or Vocational School  Architecture
BIM training boot camp. The class trained students to use AutoDesk Revit.
6/1/1992 Chattanooga School for the Arts & Scienc High School Diploma  High School/Secondary Diplomas
Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences is a magnet school focused on teaching through the Paideia Philosophy. The Paideia philosophy is based on active learning, through a comprehensive study that incorporates: didactic instruction; intellectual coaching of skills; and seminar discussion of ideas, concepts, and values.
7/1/1993 University of Tennessee at Chattanooga 2 Years at College or a Technical or Vocational School  History
8/1/1991 Carnegie Mellon University 1 Year at College or a Technical or Vocational School  Architecture and Related Programs, Other
11/1/2010 Training To You Vocational School Certificate  Business Administration and Management


Paul Bakalis, Principal Architect
Proteus West, 1334 East Chandler Blvd Suite 5D17 Phoenix, AZ 85048
Business reference known for 2 year(s).
Herb Hacker, Project Architect
Cawley Architects, 730 N. 52nd St. Suite 203 Phoenix, AZ 85008
Business reference known for 5 year(s).
Ken Lufkin, Office Manager
KKE Architects, 3333 east camelback rd Suite 190 Phoenix, AZ 85018
Business reference known for 4 year(s).

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