CSI resume update 2012 3rd Quarter

Peter Newton

Phoenix, Arizona, United States 85006
Most Recent Pay
50,000 US $ per year
Highest Education Level Completed Some Post-Graduate
Most Recent Career Level Experienced (non-Manager)
Most Recent Industry Building Materials
Most Recent Job Function Manufacturer’s Representative
Languages Spoken English
Military Experience None
Government Security Clearance None
Desired Employment Type Full-Time, Part-Time, Contract, Temporary, Temporary-to-Hire
Desired Pay
50,000 US $ per year
Desired Commute 25 miles
Desired Level of Travel Up to 50%
Relocation I will relocate anywhere
First Relocation Preference
Country United States
State / Province
State / Province California
City Los Angeles
Second Relocation Preference
Country United States
State / Province
State / Province Minnesota
City Minneapolis
Third Relocation Preference
Country United States
State / Province
State / Province Washington
City Seattle
Additional Information
Additional Information CSBA – Certified Sustainable Building Adviser
PMP – Project Management Professional

Urban Architectural Network Developer


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
Lead Generation and Territorial Sales Manager Burbank, California, United States
Romanoski Glass & Mirror Feb 2011 – Jul 2011
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.
• 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.
Architectural Job Captain Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Jacobs Engineering (formerly Carter & Burgess) Sep 2007 – Aug 2009
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.
Member Phoenix, Arizona, United States
USGBC Arizona Chapter Central Branch Oct 2006
Severed as Vice-Chair of the Advocacy Committee to develop the Chapter’s Policy Position and “How to Take Action” papers. Serve as Liaison to the National Organization for Advocacy and Campaign initiatives.
• Organized efforts to support SB 1403, giving updates to membership concerning changes in Green codes and Legislation.
• Planned and organized the First Annual Member Meeting.
• Appointed to serve on Governing Council
Project Manager Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Cawley Architects Apr 2005 – Sep 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.
Contract Solopreneur Arizona, United States
Independent Architectural Services Jun 2003
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.
Architectural Designer Tucson, Arizona, United States
Rob Paulus Architect, Ltd. Feb 2003 – Jun 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.
Architect In Training Houston, Texas, United States
Watkins Hamilton Ross Architect Sep 2000 – Aug 2002
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.
Telecommunication Collocation Project Coordinator New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
The Mathes Group Mar 1999 – Jun 2000
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.
Residential Design-Build Draftsman New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Olde New Orleans Design Group, Inc. Oct 1998 – Mar 1999
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.
Associate Member
American Institute of Architects Mar 1997
Programmed Inaugural Intern/Associates’ State Conferences for AIA Arizona, AIA Louisiana and the Texas Society of Architects. Developed and coordinated Continuing Education programs for AIA St. Louis, AIA New Orleans, AIA Houston and AIA Phoenix Metro. Organized Arizona ArchiPAC “Breakfast of Champions” fundraisers for supported political candidates. Designed and published AIA New Orleans Newsletter and Meeting Notices.
• Developed a mentoring sessions with Steven Erhlich, FAIA and Samuel Mockbee, FAIA, at the AIA Louisiana “On the Ledge” Conference.
• Appointed AIA Phoenix Metro Phoenix Section Chair to develop programs with City of Phoenix Departments (including a Phoenix College Revit Bootcamp) and tour recent projects.
• Drafted AIA St. Louis letter of support for the renovation of the historic Statler and Lenox Hotels to become the new St. Louis Convention Center hotel. The letter was the cited by the National Parks Service for why the project was selected for integral tax credits for its completion.
Architectural Intern St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Christner, Inc. Sep 1996 – Jun 1998
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.
PMP Certification, Project Management Aug 2012
Training To You Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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.
Certified Sustainable Building Advisor, Sustainability Aug 2011
Ikoloji Phoenix, Arizona, United States
A hands-on approach to sustainability that challenges students to recognize and understand problems, identify opportunities, and craft innovative solutions in the built environment.
Professional Development, Revit Apr 2010
Phoenix College Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Developed a professional development, non-credit, Revit Boot Camp with the City of Phoenix, AIA Phoenix Metro and Phoenix College.
Bachelor’s of Arts, Architecture May 1996
Washington University in St. Louis St. Louis, Missouri, United States
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.
Pre-College, Architecture Aug 1991
Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Pre-College provided a strong foundation through a mix of seminars, workshops, drawing and digital media classes. The program introduced the theory, process and methodology of design practice, providing a clear idea of what to expect in an architectural program. Studied in a studio environment, with the opportunity to develop a design sensibility, iteratively through the creative process.

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