USGBC: Career Center Resume

Peter Newton

Phoenix, Arizona, United States 85041
Most Recent Pay
50,000 US $ per year
Highest Education Level Completed Some Post-Graduate
Most Recent Career Level Manager / Supervisor of Staff
Most Recent Industry Construction
Most Recent Job Function Business Development
Languages Spoken English, French, Russian
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 indicate my relocation preferences below
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 Certifications

December 2008 to December 2011
Sustainable Building Adviser
Sonoran Sustainable Building Adviser Program
August 2011
Project Management Professional 2012
Project Management Institute
LEED Green Associate
License In Process
Architectural Registration
Arizona Board of Technical Registration
License In Process
Intern Development Program
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards

Skills & Expertise

Proficient in Microsoft Office
Hand Drawing
Architectural Design
Organizational Leadership
Microsoft Project
Graphic Design
Event Planning
Community Relations
Code Compliance
Development of Training Materials
Marketing Strategy
Volunteer Management
Productivity Enhancement
Account Management
Construction Management
Client Relationship Building
Project Planning
Project Coordination
Project Execution
Business Travel
Market Research
Presentation Development
Sales Presentations
Group Presentations
New Business Development
Social Networking
Training & Development
Trade Show Representation
Conference Coordination
Public Speaking
Team Building
Architectural Drafting
Community Engagement
Sustainable Design
Master Planning
Leadership Mentoring
Project Management
Political Consulting
Honors and Awards

Delegate to Council of Presidents
AIAS Washington University Chapter
November 1993
Washington University in St. Louis

  • Selected to represent the chapter at the AIAS ’93 Desert Forum in Phoenix.
  • Reviewed and voted of policy for the national organization and attended special tours of Arcosanti, Cosanti and Taliesin.
  • Reported events to the Chapter upon return. Delegate to AIA National Convention AIA New Orleans May 2000 The Mathes Group
  • Selected to be a delegate to the AIA National Convention.
  • Represented the views of AIA New Orleans in the elections of the 2001 National leadership and policies.
  • Voted in these momentous elections. Board Member at Large Democrats of Greater Tucson January 2004 Dean for America< Elected to the board of the Democrats of Greater Tucson by the membership of the political club. YAF 1997 Biannual Exhibition Young Architect’s Forum 1997 Christner Inc.< Submitted 2 paintings for exhibition. Both were exhibited and placed on display at the St. Louis Art’s Guild. Intern/Associate Director AIA New Orleans 2000 The Mathes Group
  • Elected to the office of Intern/Associate Director.
  • Developed programs for Architectural Interns to assist them in their professional growth and become licensed architects and members of the AIA.
  • Designed graphics to advertise for programs. Studio Critic Prairie View A&M University School of Architecture 2001 Watkins Hamilton Ross Architects< Invited by a colleague at Watkins Hamilton Ross Architects to participate in the final studio reviews of his class at Prairie View A&M. Structural Integrity CANstruction Houston 2001 Watkins Hamilton Ross Architects
  • Constructed a sculpture of can goods to fight hunger.
  • Modified the design of the structure to allow it to stand. Michael Myers Competition Juror AIA Houston 2002 Watkins Hamilton Ross Architects< Juried the Michael Myers Competition, an architectural competition for high school students. Charette: Home Honorable Mention Rice Design Alliance 2002 Watkins Hamilton Ross Architects
  • 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 Watkins Hamilton Ross Architects
  • Organized a committee of Architectural Interns through AIA Houston to weatherize homes in Houston.
  • Awarded for going above and beyond in our efforts to provide a safe and weatherized home. Chapter of the Year Award AIA National Associates Committee 2002 Watkins Hamilton Ross Architects
  • AIA Houston Associates Committee was awarded the inaugural “Chapter of the Year Award” for their efforts to assist Interns learn about IDP, the ARE, and gain professional training.
  • Organized the PSI Homesavers community service activity
  • Organized construction tours of prominent Houston projects in development.
  • Lectured to Associate Members, students and professionals, about the “Road…more Chair, Phoenix Section Committee AIA Phoenix Metro October 2009
  • Established and furthered relationships with various City of Phoenix Departments.
  • Scheduled programs to assist the City and the Membership in creating successful projects.
  • Organized member led tours to celebrate the creation of successful and innovative architectural projects. Advocacy Committee Vice-Chair USGBC Arizona Central Branch January 2009 USGBC Arizona Central Branch
  • Served as Chair when the Chair was not able to attend.
  • Represented the committee on the USGBC Arizona Chapter Central Branch General Circle
  • Participated in the USGBC National Advocacy monthly conference call.
Employment History
Construction Business Development Manager Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Romanoski Glass & Mirror Feb 2011 – Jul 2011
  • 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
Retail Architectural Job Captain Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Jacobs Engineering (formerly Carter & Burgess) Sep 2007 – Sep 2009
  • 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
Design-Build Project Manager Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Cawley Architects Apr 2005 – Sep 2007
  • 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.
Project Architectural Design Detailer Tucson, Arizona, United States
Rob Paulus Architect Feb 2003 – Jun 2003
  • 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.
Higher Education Architectural Intern Houston, Texas, United States
Watkins Hamilton Ross Architect Sep 2000 – Aug 2002
  • 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
Bellsouth Collocation Project Manager New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
The Mathes Group (currently Mathes Brierre Architects) Mar 1999 – Jun 2000
Now Mathes Brierre Architects

  • 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.
Residential Design-Build Draftsman Harvey, Louisiana, United States
Olde New Orleans Design Group, Inc. Oct 1998 – Mar 1999
  • 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.
Corporate-Education Architectural Intern Clayton, Missouri, United States
Christner, Inc. Sep 1996 – Jun 1998
  • 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 bluelines.
  • Constructed CAD models as a base for hand renderings.
Sustainable Building Advisor, Sustainability Aug 2011
Phoenix College Phoenix, Arizona, United States
* 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.
Revit Apr 2010
Phoenix College Phoenix, Arizona, United States
* Assessed current workforce and computer skills. * Learned to be more innovative. * Improved workforce skills.
Bachelor’s of Arts, Architecture May 1996
Washington University in St. Louis St. Louis, Missouri, United States
* 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.
Pre-College exploration Aug 1991
Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
* Enrolled in a six week Pre-College exploration and advanced credit program through the School of Architecture. * Explored Architectural Studio, Structures, History, free hand drawing and Computer Aided Design and Modeling. * Visited noted architecture for lessons.
PMP, Project Management, Microsoft Office
Training To You Phoenix, Arizona, United States
* Studied Project Management and communication Principals. * Increased Microsoft Office, Project and Visio skills. * Learned to Advance through career training seminars.

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