Peter Newton, Assoc AIA, CSBA resume

Peter Newton

Peter Newton, Assoc AIA, CSBA


An aspiring architect, designing creative and contemplative spaces through client participation. Experienced in project management, architecture, construction, planning, public policy, urban design, community creation, and sustainability. Organized meetings to discuss issues pertinent to projects and community involvement. My portfolio includes places where people live, work, contemplate, educate and play. Participated in International competitions and community design charrettes. Developed professional development programs for offices, AIA and USGBC Chapters. Lectured on architecture, urban revitalization, sustainability, and professional development.
Employment History
Fourward Architecture
Independent Architectural Entrepreneur and Event Organizer
Phoenix, Arizona
September 2009 – Present
  • 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.
Romanoski Glass & Mirror
Community Liaison-Business Development Manager
Burbank, California
February 2011 – July 2011
  • 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
Jacobs Engineering (formerly Carter & Burgess)
Architectural Job Captain
Phoenix, Arizona
September 2007 – August 2009
  • 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
  • Researched & produced entitlement documentation
Cawley Architects
Project Manager II
Phoenix, Arizona
April 2005 – September 2007
  • Managed the design and construction documentation of turnkey light commercial, industrial and retail projects: reviewing drawings and coordinating consultants.
  • Attended jurisdictional meetings with the clients, to ensure compliance.
  • Master planned multi-building complexes
  • Managed the firm’s first 5 story steel structure, working closely with the structural engineer.
Rob Paulus Architect, Ltd.
Architectural Technician
Tucson, Arizona
February 2003 – June 2003
  • Engaged in residential, commercial, and Urban Redevelopment projects.
  • Drafted mechanical and electrical designs for single family dwellings, coordinating with licensed engineers.
  • Designed & developed construction documents.
  • Documented, site surveyed & field assessed historic properties to convert them from industrial use to multi-family loft homes.
  • Conducted the city submittal process.
Watkins Hamilton Ross Architects
Architectural Intern III
Houston, Texas
September 2000 – August 2002
  • Programmed, space planned, designed and documented projects for public and private universities throughout Texas.
  • Coordinated CAD files, layering, & pen weights between consultants to develop CAD standards for review and Coordination.
  • Assessed & surveyed existing conditions.
  • Contract Administered projects under construction.
  • Obtained and assembled data from product representatives to complete architectural designs
The Mathes Group, Inc
Architectural Intern II
New Orleans, Louisiana
March 1999 – June 2000
  • Managed the space planning, design, contract documents and close out procedures for the Bellsouth collocation program, reducing response time from 3 weeks to 3 hours, through improving technology and facility data.
  • Documented and scanned important projects from the firms extensive portfolio in order to design project winning marketing proposals, site-selection seminar hand outs and compose entry boards for state AIA awards programs.
  • Developed procedures to translate and convert CAD files from associated firms to meet our CAD standards.
  • Site surveyed buildings & parking facilities for renovation, developing 3-d models for design study.
  • Created 3-D CAD models to base renderings for a competition entry.
Olde New Orleans Design Group, Inc
Architectural Draughtsman
New Orleans, Louisiana
October 1998 – March 1999
  • Designed lighting, electrical and framing layouts.
  • Documented and designed single family “Southern Style” custom design-build homes.
  • Developed and maintained marketing materials and CAD Library.
  • Researched & Developed rigid metal frame residential construction prototypes for the harsh Gulf Coast environment.
  • Designed model homes for a subdivision.
Christner, Inc
Architectural Intern I
St. Louis, Missouri
September 1996 – January 1998
  • Developed construction documents, space plans, material and finish schedules and colored pencil renderings.
  • Created a Continuing Education program involving Architectural tours, lectures, and videos.
  • Established CAD standards, reviewing Softdesk 8.
  • Made blue lines.
  • Constructed CAD models as a base for hand renderings.
Washington University in St. Louis
St. Louis, Missouri
Bachelor of Arts, Major in Architecture
August 1992 – May 1996
  • 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.
Phoenix College
Certificates in Sustainability and Revit
March 2010 – August 2011
  • 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.
  • AutoCAD
  • Microsoft Office
  • Architectural Design
  • Photoshop
  • Leadership
  • Networking
  • Classroom Instruction
  • Graphic Design
  • Event Planning
  • Community Relations
  • Volunteer Management
  • Business Planning
  • Account Management
  • Construction Management
  • Project Management
  • Business Development
  • Conference Coordination
  • Photography
  • OSHA 10
  • Certified Sustainable Building Adviser
  • LEED GA (in process)
  • PMP (in process)
  • ARE (in process)
Professional Organizations
  • American Institute of Architects, Associate Member, March 1997 to Present
  • USGBC Arizona Chapter, Central Branch Governing Council, July 2006 to Present
  • Project Management Institute, Member, 2010 to Present
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation, Member, 1997 to Present
  • Modern Phoenix, Volunteer, 2007 to Present
  • Networking Phoenix, Passport Member, October 2010 to Present
  • Rice Design Alliance, Member, 2000 to 2002
  • Preservation Resource Center, Member, 1998 to 2000
  • Metropolis St. Louis, Member and Organizer, 1997 to 1998
  • Landmarks Association, Member, 1997 to 1998



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