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As an aspiring architect, I aim to design more creative and contemplative spaces through public participation and employment. I have experience in project management, design and construction, architecture and planning, public policy, urban design, community creation, and sustainable design. I have organized meetings and events to discuss issues pertinent to projects and community involvement. I have lead community discussions to develop public policy concerning sustainability and urban design. I work with community participants to ensure shared responsibility.

I have professional experience, in all phases of architecture, working on large and small projects. My portfolio of projects include places where people live, work, contemplate, educate and play. I have worked for large firms … See More


Architectural Detailing, Field Surveys & Condition Assessments, Instructor-led Training, Event Planning, Desktop Publishing, Facility Programming, Construction Documentation & Coordination, CAD Library Development & Maintenance, Research, Linked In, Tracking Leads, Public Speaking, Team Building, Mentor, Analyst, Development of Marketing Campaigns, Project Management, Innovation, Community Engagement, Continuing Education Program Development, Policy Strategist

Work History

Fourward Architecture 2009 – Present

Independent Community Development Entrepreneur

* 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.

Arizona Democratic Party 2004 – Present

Regional Political Campaign Consultant

* 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

Romanoski Glass 2011 – 2011

Construction Business Development Manager

* 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

US Census Bureau 2010 – 2010

NRFU Enumerator

* Located listed addresses in the Assignment Area.
* Conducted interviews to determine the status of each address on Census Day.
* Recorded the information provided by the respondent.

Jacobs Engineering 2007 – 2009

Retail Architectural Job Captain

* 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, Inc. 2005 – 2007

Design-Build Project Manager

* 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.

America Coming Together 2004 – 2004

Political Campaign Field Canvasser

* Phoned targeted voters.
* Canvassed targeted voters micro-targeted to get out the vote.
* Conducted interviews and recorded provided information.

Dean For America 2003 – 2004

Deputy Southern Arizona Campaign Coordinator

* 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.

Rob Paulus, Architect 2003 – 2003

Project Architectural Design Detailer

* 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 2000 – 2002

Higher Education Architectural Intern

* 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 1999 – 2000

Bellsouth Collocation Project Manager

Now Mathes Brierre Architects
* 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 1998 – 1999

Residential Design-Build Draftsman

* 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.

DAS 20 1996 – 1996

Graphic Design Desktop Publisher

* Assembled images and documents in Quark Xpress for the partners final dissertation presentation materials.
* Photo manipulation completed with PhotoShop.
* Desktop published the dissertation in PageMaker 6.0 for publication Assemblage Journal.

Christner Inc. 1996 – 1998

Corporate-Education Architectural Intern

* 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 bluelines.
* Constructed CAD models as a base for hand renderings.

Adrian Luchini 1996 – 1996

Residential Design AutoCAD Technician

* Part time work for a professor while in school.
* Drafted CAD models & drawings.
* Completed work in AutoCAD 12 for windows.

Franklin Associates Architects, inc. 1993 – 1993

Summer Architectural Intern

* Participated in a summer Internship in Architecture and Planning.
* Researched & designed a window arrangement to reveal a spiral staircase.
* Constructed study models
* Field Surveyed existing conditions to meet new ADA requirements.
* Hand lettered Drawings.

Washington University in St. Louis 1992 – 1996

College Work Study Positions

Office Assistant to the School of (Fine) Art(s) Dean’s Assistant:
* Filed and maintained confidential information, including payroll, regarding donors, alumni, faculty, staff and students
* Prepared event, fund raising and recruitment mailings.
* Created a system to sort, file, preserve & destroy documents in the school’s archives

School of Architecture Shop Monitor:
* Instructed and assisted students in the proper use of shop equipment
* Inventoried, cleaned and maintained equipment.
* Designed and constructed 1 permanent and 12 relocatable computer workstations, multiple steel cubic modular table stands, 3 replica and 3 refurbished conference tables.
* Cleaned, maintained and refurbished: studio desks, lockers, pinup boards, tables, chairs, stools, table stands and lecture hall seating.

Earth & Planetary Sciences Library Draftsman:
* Documented existing conditions of the Earth 7 Planetary Sciences Library
* Provided drawings to assist the Library’s space planning effort.

1996 Presidential Debate Commission Graphic Artist:
* Drafted maps of the Washington University Athletic Complex to be included with attendee packets for the 1996 Presidential Debate to be held on campus. The debate did not occur.

Southern Temp 1992 – 1992

On Call Contract Laborer

* Maintained Landscape and cleaned industrial facility
* Cleaned up a Hazardous Material spill
* Performed logistics as a Shipping Clerk for a local clothing company


Carnegie Mellon University Pre-College Architecture
Phoenix College 2011 Sustainability & Revit
Phoenix Workforce Connection 2010 Workplace Preparedness & Innovation
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga American History, Literature & Cultural Anthropology
Washington University in St. Louis 1996

Bachelor of Arts, Major in Architecture

Liberal arts education & Visual Arts

Chattanooga School for the Arts & Sciences 1992


Padeia Philosophy


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