Peter Newton, Sustainable Building Adviser Resume

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Peter Newton



Feb 2011 – Jul 2011 Romanoski Glass and Mirror

Company Details

  • Directed business development and lead generation across the Southwest. Tabled at professional society meetings and conferences to establish and develop relationships with architects and general contractors. Represented the Major Industries product line in the Southern California market, delivering lunch and learn presentations about innovations in day-lighting.

Lead Generation and Territorial Sales Manager

  • • Design and delivered portfolio presentations for interviewing with General Contractors
  • The presentations led to the immediate generation of bidding opportunities
  • • Researched, prioritized and created a calendar of conferences and professional meetings to create a marketing schedule for senior staff to build relationships with existing and new clients
  • • Resolved bid communication problem that were causing Romanoski to miss out on project opportunities
  • Refined bid room searches to generate more appropriate responses and coordinated contact information that was clear and direct
Sep 2007 – Aug 2009 Jacobs Engineering

Company Details

  • Conducted facility conditions assessments to determine maintenance and renovation schedules for the US Air Force in Texas and South Carolina. Directed, trained and mentored staff in the design and construction of retail buildings. Modified retail roll out prototype designs to meet local building codes and design review comments.

Architectural Job Captain

  • • Mitigated a mutually agreeable solution to a FDC issue between the Fire Marshall, contractor and the architectural design
  • • Trained and mentored staff in facilities assessment and surveys, receiving commendations from Armstrong Development for our thoroughness
  • • Received commendations from CVS/pharmacy for our thoroughness in facilities assessment and surveys of stores acquired through mergers with other pharmacies
Apr 2005 – Sep 2007 Cawley Architects

Company Details

  • Managed the design and construction documents for turnkey commercial, warehouse and retail projects. Worked closely with consultants to coordinate designs to meet client’s needs, including meetings to work out details. Cawley was the primary design firm for a design-build contractor.

Project Manager

  • • Attended jurisdictional staff and public meetings for the client, to ensure compliance with city requirements and resolution of public issues
  • • Master planned several multi-building complexes, creating a coherent and comprehensive sense of place
  • • Managed the firm’s only 5 story steel structure, designed to maximize the leasable Class A office space and structural efficiency
  • Worked closely with the structural engineer to detail attachments for the signature cantilevered, radial curtain wall, the parapet sunscreen and the suspended entry doors
Feb 2003 – Jun 2003 Rob Paulus Architect, Ltd.

Company Details

  • Designed and developed construction documents for residential, commercial and urban redevelopment projects, including mechanical and electrical designs. Guided projects through the city submittal process.

Architectural Designer

  • • Documented, site surveyed and field assessed historic properties to convert them from industrial use to multi-family loft homes
    • Designed details for a multi-building office condominium complex to serve as a prototype
  • • Resolved design issues for the conversion of a historic Fraternity facility into apartments
Sep 2000 – Aug 2002 Watkins Hamilton Ross Architects

Company Details

  • Programmed, space planned, designed and administered contracts for science and research facilities for public and private universities in Texas.

Architect In Training

  • • Coordinated CAD layering and pen weights, and documents on firm’s FTP site for a 170,000 gsf science and research laboratory at the University of Texas
  • • Resolved a dimensional issue for a laboratory tenant improvement through forensic investigation of documents
  • Resolution was to reduce the size of a researcher’s office space
  • • Developed a mentoring program involving site visits, travelogues and exhibition tours


Aug   1992 – May   1996 Washington University St. Louis

Bachelor’s of Arts Major in Architecture

  • Concurrent studies in the liberal arts design and architecture, with an emphasis on urban design and revitalization, providing a strong base for a professional career.
    • Interviewed potential students for admission to the School of Architecture.
    • Delegate to American Institute of Architecture Students Council of Presidents, Washington University Chapter, 1993
    • Participated in Alternative Spring Break and similar community service programs.
Sep   2010 – Aug   2011 Ikoloji Phoenix, Arizona

Certified Sustainable Building Advisor

  • A hands-on approach to sustainability that challenges students to recognize and understand problems, identify opportunities, and craft innovative solutions in the built environment.
Aug   2010 – Aug   2012 Training To You Phoenix, Arizona

PMP Certification

  • Studied Project Management Fundamentals, Conducting Meetings, and the Fundamentals of Communication. Increased knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Power Point and Project. Introduced to Microsoft Visio. Completed the PMP credential seminar program.


• Microsoft Office
• Project Management
• Architectural Programming & Design
• Critical Thinking & Collaborative Problem Solving
• Oral & Written Communication Skills
• Cross Functional Team Building
• Community-based Awareness
• Developing & Delivering Presentations
• Sustainable Building Systems Design & Integration
• Graphic Communication
• Spatial Visualization & Modeling
• Scope Management
• Project Management Software
• Product Evaluation, Testing & Selection
• Change Order Negotiation
• Construction Conflict Resolution
• Document Project Status & Progress
• Project Close Out & Archival Management
• Pre-Occupancy, Facilities & Site Assessment
• Volunteer Management
• Mentoring & Teaching
• Civic Leadership
• Professional Service
• Conference Development & Management
• Campaign Canvassing
• Trade Show Representation & Presentation


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