901 E Van Buren St, #2039 * Phoenix, AZ 85006 * 602.332.3517
SUMMARY: Peter Newton, a native Washingtonian, is an architectural professional, who is committed to the betterment
of our communities through quality facilitation, programming, planning, design, construction and activation. He
has overseen the design and construction of over $100 million and 5 million square feet of projects in the Adaptive
Reuse, Educational, Higher Educational, Hospitality, Industrial, Marketing, Master Planning, Medical, Military, Office,
Preservation, Religious, Research, Residential, Telecommunications, and Urban Redevelopment markets. Peter volunteers his time with professional and community organizations that are dedicated to creating community through discussion and inclusion. Peter has completed IDP and PMP training, and is a Certified Sustainable Building Adviser.
Specialties: Hospitality | Single-Family Homes | Multi-Family Housing | Corporate Interiors | K-12 Schools | Recreation
| Religious | Civic | Government | Research, Science & Technology | Retail | Telecommunications | Higher Education |
University | Adaptive Reuse | Urban Design | Industrial | Master Planning | Mixed Use | Military | Historic Preservation |
Facility Conditions Assessment | Warehouse| Non-Profits | Office
Professional Development Present
Continuing Education in Architecture, Sustainability, Project Management
• Activities and Societies: AIA St. Louis, AIA New Orleans, AIA Louisiana, AIA Houston, Texas Society of Architects, AIA Phoenix Metro, AIA Arizona, AIA LA, AIA San Fernando Valley, AIA Pasadena/Foothills, AIA South Bay/Long Beach; PMI – Phoenix; USGBC Arizona; USGBC Los Angeles; USGBC Inland Empire; CSI Orange County; CSI Phoenix; CSI Tucson; CSI LA
Training to You January 2011
PMP Certification in Project Management, Microsoft Office products
• Activities and Societies: Project Management Institute, Microsoft Product Users Group, Networking Phoenix, Scholarships to You
• 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 Project Management Education credential needed to sit for the PMP.
Ikoloji January 2011
Certified Sustainable Building Advisor in Sustainability Studies
• Activities and Societies: Downtown Voices Coalition; Zocalo Public Square
• Enrolled in professional development, non-credit coursework in sustainability.
• Learned sustainable practices to design, build and maintain buildings unique Sonoran Desert.
• 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.
Phoenix College January 2010
Certificate in Revit
• Activities and Societies: Student Union Redesign Forum, Phoenix Mayoral Forum, AIA Phoenix Metro Revit Bootcamp
• Developed a professional development, non-credit, stimulus funded Revit Boot Camp through the City of Phoenix and Phoenix College for members of the AIA.
Washington University in St. Louis January 1996
Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, Art & Architectural History, Anthropology, Archeology, Fine Arts
• Activities and Societies: AIAS, Student Government, Campus Y, Alternative Spring Break, NOMAS, Into the Streets, College Work Study, KWUR, Approach, Blueline, Dean Search Committee, Norman Moore Endowed Chair Search • 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.
Carnegie Mellon University January 1991
Pre-College in Architecture
• Activities and Societies: Prekie Society,
• Pre-College provides a mix of seminars, workshops, drawing and digital media classes, introducing the theory, process and methodology of design practice.
USGBC Arizona Central Branch October 2010 – Present
Governing Council Member
• Guide the Strategic future for the organization.
• Planned and organized the First Annual Member Meeting for 2012
• Developed the Chapter’s Policy Position Paper
• Developed Advocacy strategy on Legislation and Municipal Code and policy adoption, 2006-present.
• Served as Liaison to the National Organization for Advocacy and Campaign initiatives.
Architectural Solopenuership September 2009 – Present
Independent Architectural Services
• Networked at business round tables, Chambers of Commerce and professional associations, developing strategic allegiances for non-profits, civic initiatives and funding entrepreneurial projects.
• Documented existing conditions for separate renovation projects for LuPe Designs and Herb Hacker, AIA, and lease stacking plans for a speculative mixed use project for Proteus West.
• Researched financial resources and project opportunities to create a new architecture and urban design partnership, Fourward Architecture.
• Reviewed completed projects to assure compliance with rebate programs.
Romanoski Glass February 2011 – July 2011
Outside Lead and Territorial Sales Generation Manager
• Directed business development and lead generation across the Southwest, by demonstrating the Major Industries product line at professional society meetings and conferences.
• Established new relationships with architects and general contractors by delivering lunch and learn presentations about innovations in day-lighting.
• 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.
• Researched 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.
Jacobs Engineering July 2008 – August 2009
Architectural Job Captain
• 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.
• 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.
Cawley Architects April 2005 – September 2007
• 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.
• 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.
rob paulus architect, ltd. February 2003 – June 2003
• Designed and developed construction documents for residential, commercial and urban redevelopment projects, including mechanical and electrical designs.
• Guided projects through the city submittal process.
• 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.
Watkins Hamilton Ross Architects September 2000 – August 2002
Architect In Training
• Programmed, space planned, designed and administered contracts for science and research facilities for public and private universities in Texas.
• 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.
The Mathes Group April 1999 – June 2000
Telecommunication Collocation Project Coordinator
• Developed space plans and construction documents for telecommunications facilities, academic building and corporate tenant improvements.
• Site surveyed buildings and parking facilities for renovation.
• Now Mathes Brierre Architects.
• Managed the Bellsouth collocation program, reducing response time from 3 weeks to hours, by improving our communications technology and client relations to better develop space plans, cost estimates and facilities assessments.
• Documented and scanned important projects from the firm’s extensive portfolio to redesign project winning marketing and firm sponsored seminar materials.
• Developed 3-D CAD models to base marker renderings for a competition entry.
Olde New Orleans Design Group, Inc. October 1998 – March 1999
Residential Design-Build Draftsman
• Designed single family, “Southern Style,” custom homes for the Gulf Coast region.
• Designs included lighting, electrical and framing layouts.
• The most popular designs were adapted for on-line home plan sales.
• Developed and maintained CAD Library of most common details to improve productivity.
• Researched rigid steel frame construction and adapted the technology to match our New Orleans based aesthetic.
• Designed model homes for a subdivision.
Christner Inc. September 1996 – June 1998
Corporate-Education Architectural Intern
• Employed in the Corporate and Education Studio where I developed space plans and construction documents for school, religious and research facilities, and hospitality and corporate tenant improvements.
• Developed material and finish boards, color pencil renderings, bluelines, and CAD models for design development.
• Created a continuing education and mentoring program involving architectural tours, lectures, and discussions around PBS videos .
• Established CAD standards as organization switched from AES to AutoCAD R13.
• Reviewed Softdesk 8.
• Identified and photographed key sustainable design elements for a Grant reporting.