Career Builder: Sustainable Urban Architectural Designer Last updated: 8/21/2012

Sustainable Urban Architectural Designer

Last updated: 8/21/2012
Added on: 2/7/2012

Contact Information

Peter Newton, Assoc AIA, CSBA, PMP
901 E Van Buren St.
Apt. 2039
Phoenix, AZ 85006

Work Experience

September 2009 – Present

Independent Architectural Entrepreneur and Event Organizer

Fourward Architecture, Contractor
January 2011 – December 2011

Community Liaison-Business Development Manager

Romanoski Glass & Mirror, Full-Time
January 2007 – December 2009

Architectural Job Captain

Jacobs Engineering, Full-Time
January 2005 – January 2007

Project Manager II

Cawley Architects, Full-Time
January 2003 – December 2003

Architectural Technician

Rob Paulus Architect, Ltd, Full-Time
January 2000 – December 2002

Architectural Intern III

Watkins Hamilton Ross Architects, Full-Time
January 1999 – January 2000

Architectural Intern II

The Mathes Group, Full-Time
January 1998 – January 1999

Architectural Draughtsman

Olde New Orleans Design Group, Full-Time
January 1996 – January 1998

Architectural Intern I

Christner, Inc, Full-Time

Salary Information

Company Unknown

$50,000 per year


August 2011

Phoenix College

Vocational in Sustainability Studies
January 1996

Washington University

Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture
August 1991

Carnegie Mellon University

Vocational in Pre-College in Architecture


United States – Minnesota – Minneapolis
United States – California – Los Angeles
United States – Colorado – Denver
United States – Louisiana – New Orleans
United States – Pennsylvania – Pittsburgh

Government & Military

Security Clearance


Extended Profile


White (Not Hispanic or Latino)



Work Status

US Citizen

Resume Attachment

Peter Newton, Associate AIA, CSBA

901 E Van Buren St., #2039, Phoenix, AZ 85006


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.


•          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

•          Sustainable Building Adviser

Professional Experience

Independent Architectural Entrepreneur and Event Organizer, Fourward Architecture, September 2009 – Present, Phoenix, Arizona Area

•          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.

Community Liaison-Business Development Manager, Romanoski Glass & Mirror, 2011 Phoenix, Arizona

•          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

Architectural Job Captain, Jacobs Engineering (formerly Carter & Burgess), 2007 – 2009, Phoenix, Arizona

•          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

Project Manager II, Cawley Architects, 2005 – 2007 Phoenix, Arizona

•          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.

Architectural Technician, Rob Paulus Architect, Ltd., 2003 Tucson, Arizona

•          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.

Architectural Intern III, Watkins Hamilton Ross Architects, 2000-2002 Houston, Texas

•          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

Architectural Intern II, The Mathes Group, Inc, currently Mathes-Brierre Architects 1999-2000 New Orleans, Louisiana

•          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.

Architectural Draughtsman, Olde New Orleans Design Group, Inc, 1998-1999 Harvey, Louisiana

•          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.

Architectural Intern I, Christner, Inc, 1996-1998 Clayton, Missouri

•          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, Bachelor of Arts, Architecture, 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, Certificate, Sustainability, Revit 2010 – 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.


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