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Architectural Project Manager

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Peter Newton, Assoc AIA, CSBA, PMP
901 E Van Buren St. #2039
Apt. 2039
Phoenix, AZ 85006
US
602-332-3517
petermichaelnewton@gmail.com

Work Status

Citizen

Work Experience

September 2009
Present

Contract Entrepreneur

Independent Architectural Services, Contractor
February 2011
July 2011

Lead and Sales Generation Manager

Romanoski Glass & Mirror, Full-Time
September 2007
August 2009

Architectural Job Captain

Jacobs Engineering, Full-Time
April 2005
September 2007

Project Manager

Cawley Architects, Full-Time
February 2003
June 2003

Architectural Designer

Rob Paulus Architect, Ltd., Full-Time
September 2000
August 2002

Architect In Training

Watkins Hamilton Ross Architects, Full-Time
March 1999
June 2000

Telecommunication Collocation Project Coordinator

The Mathes Group, Full-Time
October 1998
March 1999

Residential Design-Build Draftsman

Olde New Orleans Design Group, Inc., Full-Time
September 1996
January 1998

Architectural Intern

Christner, Inc., Full-Time

Salary Information

Company Unknown

$50,000 per salaried

Education

September 2012

Professional Development

Vocational in Architecture, Urban Design, Sustainability, Revit and Project Management
May 1996

Washington University in St Louis

Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture
August 1991

Carnegie Mellon University

Vocational in Pre-College Program Architecture

Relocation

United States – California – Los Angeles
United States – Arizona – Phoenix
United States – Minnesota – Minneapolis

United States – Dist of Columbia – Washington

United States – Missouri – Saint Louis

United States – Washington

Government & Military

Security Clearance

No

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Peter Newton, Assoc AIA, CSBA, PMP

901 E Van Buren St., #2039

Phoenix, AZ 85006

602.332.3517

petermichaelnewton@gmail.com

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.

Skills

http://www.linkedin.com/in/peternewtonassocaia

petermichaelnewton@gmail.com

  • 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
  • CAD
  • 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

Experience

Independent Architectural Services, Contract Entrepreneur, Phoenix, AZ, 2009 – Present

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 and Mirror, Lead Generation and Territorial Sales Manager, Phoenix, AZ, 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.

Political Campaign Coordinator and Organizer, Arizona Democratic Party, Arizona 2003 – 2012

Canvassed door to door to register voters, collect signatures and Arizona Clean Elections forms for candidates, and to get out the vote. Recruited, trained and managed volunteers to become Precinct Committeemen. Organized and composed the By-Laws for many political committees, caucuses and clubs. Consulted on multiple campaigns with an expertise on environmental and urban design issues.

  • Field Organizer of Precinct Committeeman in Arizona Legislative District 5 in 2004.
  • Developed, designed and arranged training materials and sessions across Southern Arizona.
  • Judged random hand count sample of the 2012 State of Arizona Presidential Preference Election to verify Electronic Results.

US Census Bureau, NRFU Enumerator Replacement Trainee, Phoenix, AZ, 2010

Trained to locate listed addresses in the Assignment Area, to conduct interviews determining the status of each address on Census Day and record the information provided by the respondent.

Jacobs Engineering, Architectural Job Captain, Phoenix, AZ, 2007 – 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.

Cawley Architects, Project Manager, Phoenix, AZ, 2005 – 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.

America Coming Together, Political Campaign Field Canvasser, Tucson, AZ, 2004

Canvassed micro-targeted voters to conduct interviews, document results, and get out the vote.

Dean for America, Deputy Southern Arizona Campaign Coordinator, Tucson, AZ 2003 – 2004

Coordinated canvas walks, phone banks, events, and travel for out of state volunteers and staff for the 2004 Presidential Preference Primary. Volunteered for the Southern Arizona Coordination Committee, organizing fundraisers, Meetups and outreach events. Spoke and tabled for the campaign at Party meetings and clubs.

  • Arranged transportation to campaign and Democratic Party events, now a staple of the Pima County Party, and for the Southwestern Voter Express.
  • Designed and produced district and voter specific messages and campaign literature.
  • Organized the largest political rally in Pima County to that point.

Rob Paulus Architect, Ltd., Architectural Designer, Tucson, AZ, 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, Architect In Training, Houston, TX, 2000 – 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.

The Mathes Group, Telecommunication CollocationProject Coordinator, New Orleans, LA, 1999- 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.

Olde New Orleans Design Group, Residential Design-Build Draftsman, New Orleans, LA, 1998-1999

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.

Christner Inc., Architectural Intern, St. Louis, MO, 1996 – 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.

DAS 20, Graphic Designer/ Desktop Publisher, St. Louis, MO, 1996

Graphic designed final exhibits for two Assistant Professors dissertation, Projecting Detroit (Quark Xpress and Adobe Photoshop). Desktop published Projecting Detroit for publication in the architectural journal Assemblage. (Adobe Pagemaker 6.0)

Luchini AD, AutoCAD Modeler and Drafter, St. Louis, MO, 1996

Drafted preliminary CAD models and drawings in AutoCAD 12 for windows. Published in Adrian Luchini monograph.

Washington University in St. Louis, College Work Study Administration, St. Louis, MO, 1992 – 1996

  • Office Assistant to the School of Fine Art’s Dean’s Assistant, 1992 – 1995
    Filed and maintained confidential information, including: payroll; donor and alumni personal information; and faculty, staff and students records. Created a summer position to develop a system to review, sort, and document, files and historical artifacts in the school’s archive, for preservation and destruction.
  • School of Architecture Shop Monitor, 1994 – 1996
    Instructed and assisted students in the proper use of shop equipment and tools. Inventoried, cleaned and maintained equipment and equipment. Designed, fabricated and refurbished: computer workstations, modular steel table stands, conference tables. Cleaned, maintained and refurbished: drafting tables, lockers, display boards, and lecture hall seating.
  • Earth & Planetary Sciences Library Draftsman, 1996
    Documented existing conditions of the Earth & Planetary Sciences Library, to assist their space planning effort.
  • 1996 Presidential Debate Commission Graphic Artist, 1996
    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.

Franklin Associates Architects, Summer Architectural Intern, Chattanooga, TN, 1993

Constructed chip board models; documented existing conditions; and manually drafted and lettered drawings. Researched and designed a window manufacturers to design a fenestration pattern to reveal a spiral staircase. Field Surveyed parking and emergency access facilities at Erlanger Medical Center in order to upgrade to new ADA requirements.

Southern Temp, Temporary Summer Laborer, Chattanooga, TN, 1992

Maintained landscape, cleaned up a hazardous material spill, and performed logistics for a local clothing company

Volunteer Experience & Causes

LD 27 Facebook Moderator, Arizona Democratic Party, 2012 – present

American Institute of Architects, 1997 – present

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.

USGBC Arizona Chapter Central Branch, Phoenix, AZ, 2006 – Present

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

Metropolis St. Louis, Living Environments Committee, St. Louis, MO, 1997 – 1998

Planned and developed programs, to create grassroots efforts by young professions to stay and revitalize St. Louis through entrepreneurship and arts.

  • Plotted a Bike Route along city streets to connect Forest Park, Grand Center, St. Louis University, downtown and the Arch.
  • Led small group discussions about the revitalization of Downtown St. Louis for Downtown Now!
  • Painted murals on boarded up buildings to create visual interest in revitalization.

Education

Washington University in St. Louis, Bachelor of Arts, Major in Architecture, St. Louis, MO, 1996

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, Pre-College Architecture, Pittsburgh, PA, 1991

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.

Professional Development

AIA Continuing Education, Multiple Locations, 1997 – Present

Ikoloji, Certified Sustainable Building Advisor, Phoenix, AZ, 2010 – 2011

A hands-on approach to sustainability that challenges students to recognize and understand problems, identify opportunities, and craft innovative solutions in the built environment.

Phoenix College, Professional Development, Revit, Phoenix, AZ, 2010

Developed a professional development, non-credit, Revit Boot Camp with the City of Phoenix, AIA Phoenix Metro and Phoenix College.

Training to You, PMP Certification and Microsoft Office, Phoenix, AZ, 2010

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 credential seminar program PMP.

Phoenix Workforce Connection, Certificates, Phoenix, AZ, 2010

Explored new career opportunities through career advisement, resume preparation, and job readiness workshops.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Elective Courses, Chattanooga, TN 1991 – 1993

Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences, High School Diploma, Chattanooga, TN, 1992

Educated by The Paideia Philosophy, which believes that all humans are active learners. Through three Columns of Instruction: didactic, factual information; coaching of skills; and seminar discussions, better citizens are created.

  • Organized and managed an environmental club that raised funds for science equipment through recycling drives.
  • Planted trees in downtown Chattanooga and worked on other community service projects for school.

Honors and Awards

Project Rising: Real Estate Pitch Forum,City of Phoenix and Ikoloji, 2012

Participated in a “Shark Tank” business innovation pitch for an adaptive reuse project at Camelback Colonade. The Biltmore Quarter project was selected based on its merits of sustainability, neighborhood enrichment, urban development, education, innovation, and viability.

USGBC Arizona Certificate of Appreciation, February 2012

Recognition for outstanding volunteer work in the year 2011 with the Arizona Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council.

Board Member at Large, Democrats of Greater Tucson, 2004

Elected to the board of the Democrats of Greater Tucson by the membership of the political club.

Michael G. Meyers Design and Scholarship Competition, Juror, AIA Houston, 2002

Charette: Home Honorable Mention, Rice Design Alliance, 2002

Participated in a charette concerning homelessness. Proposed a flexible tower that could be built out or deconstructed, as needed, to provide housing. The tower would serve as a measure as to the amount of homelessness in the Houston area.

Gold Hammer Award, PSI Homesavers, 2002

Awarded to AIA Houston Architectural Interns for going above and beyond in efforts to provide a safe and weatherized home. Organizer.

Chapter of the Year Award, AIA National Associates Committee, 2002

AIA Houston Associates Committee was awarded the inaugural “Chapter of the Year Award” for designing and developing a “Road to Registration” Intern Development Program that included: a construction seminar and tour mentorship series, the “Road to Registration” presentation for students, Interns and architects, and an Architectural Registration Exam and professional preparation program.

Studio Critic, Prairie View A&M University School of Architecture, 2001

Structural Integrity, CANstruction Houston, 2001

Constructed a sculpture of can goods to fight hunger. Modified the design of the structure to allow it to stand.

Delegate to AIA National Convention, AIA New Orleans, 2000

Represented the views of AIA New Orleans in the elections of the 2001 National leadership and policies.

Intern/Associate Director, AIA New Orleans, 2000

Elected to develop programs to assist Architectural Interns in their professional development to become licensed architects.

YAF 1997 Biannual Exhibition, Young Architect’s Forum, 1997

Submitted 2 paintings for exhibition. Both were exhibited and placed on display at the St. Louis Art’s Guild.

Delegate to Council of Presidents, AIAS Washington University Chapter, 1993

Nominated to represent the chapter at the AIAS ’93 Desert Forum in Phoenix.

Organizations

American Institute of Architects, Associate Member, 1997 – Present

U.S. Green Building Council, 2006 – Present

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Member, 2006 – 2012

Washington University Alumni Association, APAP, 2001 to Present

Interviewed potential students for admission to the School of Architecture and organized programs with alumni office.

National Trust for Historic Preservation, Member, 1997 to Present

Modern Phoenix, Volunteer, 2007 to Present

Suggest programs and speakers for events each year’s Modern Phoenix Expo, including Reed Kroloff, AIA. Registered people at and marketing for the annual home tour.

Modern Architecture Preservation Project – Tucson, Organizing Member, 2004 to Present

Served on the organizing committee and continue to advise on organizational growth.

Networking Phoenix, Passport Member, 2010 – 2012

Phoenix Art Museum, Member, 2005 – 2010

The Heard Museum, Member, 2006 – 2010

Rice Design Alliance, Member, 2000 – 2002

Participated in the Charette: Home and Astrodome Charette, and Home Tour Docent.

Preservation Resource Center, Member, 1998 – 2000

Metropolis St. Louis, Member, Living Environments Committee, 1997 – 1998

Landmarks Association, Member, 1997 – 1998

American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS), Member Washington University Chapter, 1992 – 1997

Downtown Now!, Team Leader, 1997 – 1998

Led small group public discussions about the revitalization of Downtown St. Louis, representing the group to the larger event and on television.

St. Louis 2004, Organizer, 1997 – 1998

Organized a St. Louis 2004 Forum about the future of the St. Louis region at Christner, Inc.

Project Management Institute, Member, 2010 to Present

Survey Campaign Coordinator and Organizer, Contract Services, Arizona 2003 – 2012

Canvassed door to door to register voters, collect signatures and Arizona Clean Elections forms for candidates, and to get out the vote. Recruited, trained and managed volunteers to become Precinct Committeemen. Organized and composed the By-Laws for many political committees, caucuses and clubs. Consulted on multiple campaigns with an expertise on environmental and urban design issues.

  • Field Organizer of Precinct Committeeman and volunteers for the Arizona Democratic Party and Candidates.
  • US Census Bureau, NRFU Enumerator Replacement Trainee, Phoenix, AZ, 2010
  • America Coming Together, Political Campaign Field Canvasser, Tucson, AZ, 2004

Volunteer Experience

American Institute of Architects, 1997 – present

Programmed multiple Intern/Associate Membership Conferences for 3 state chapters. Developed and coordinated numerous member Continuing Education programs for 4 AIA chapters. Designed and published AIA New Orleans Newsletter and Meeting Notices. 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.

USGBC Arizona Chapter Central Branch, Phoenix, AZ, 2006 – Present

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. Planned and organized the First Annual Member Meeting. Appointed to serve on Governing Council

Metropolis St. Louis, Living Environments Committee, St. Louis, MO, 1997 – 1998

Planned and developed programs, to create grassroots efforts by young professions to stay and revitalize St. Louis through entrepreneurship and arts.

  • Plotted a Bike Route along city streets to connect Forest Park, Grand Center, St. Louis University, downtown and the Arch.
  • Led small group discussions about the revitalization of Downtown St. Louis for Downtown Now!
  • Painted murals on boarded up buildings to create visual interest in revitalization.
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