BeKnown 2012 3rd Quarter Experience

Peter Newton

Independent Architectural Entrepreneur and Event Organizer at Fourward Architecture(Phoenix)



Independent Architectural Entrepreneur and Event Organizer

Fourward ArchitectureSeptember 2009 – Present (3 years 3 months) • Phoenix

Fourward Architecture is an architectural start up partnership between 4 friends to develop projects to respond to competitions.

Business and Community Development Manager

Romanoski Glass & MirrorFebruary 2011 – July 2011 (5 months) • Phoenix

Romanoski Glass & Mirror is a 61 year old openings specialist based in Tucson, Arizona. Represented the Major Industries product line in the Los Angeles market and Romanoski throughout the Southwest.

Contract and Volunteer Field Campaign Coordinator

Arizona Democratic PartyFebruary 2003 – November 2010 (7 years 9 months) • Phoenix

Registered and turnout Voters for elections. Collecting signatures to get Precinct Committee candidates on the ballot through out East Central Arizona.

Architectural Projects Coordinator

Jacobs Engineering CompanySeptember 2007 – August 2009 (1 years 11 months) • Phoenix

Hired by Carter & Burgess which was acquired by Jacobs Engineering in 2008. Directed a team of production staff in developing and completing construction documents for retail clients.

Architectural Job Captain

Carter & Burgess, Inc.September 2007 – June 2008 (9 months) • Phoenix

Directed a team of production staff in developing and completing construction documents for retail clients. Firm would be purchased by Jacobs Engineering.

Project Manager II

Cawley ArchitectsApril 2005 – September 2007 (2 years 5 months) • Phoenix

Managed design and documentation for design-build turn key construction projects.

Political Canvasser

America Coming TogetherAugust 2004 – October 2004 (2 months) • Tucson

America Coming Together (ACT) was a political action committee. ACT did not specifically endorse any political party, but mostly worked on behalf of Democratic candidates.

Deputy Southern Arizona Campaign Director

Dean for AmericaDecember 2003 – February 2004 (2 months) • Tucson

Campaign to nominate Howard Dean, Governor of Vermont, to be the Democratic Nominee for President.

Sr. Drafter – Architectural Services

Rob Paulus ArchitectFebruary 2003 – June 2003 (4 months) • Tucson

Design firm engaged in residential and commercial markets.

Architectural Intern III

Watkins Hamilton RossSeptember 2000 – August 2002 (1 years 11 months) • Houston

Developed plans and designs for University research projects throughout Texas, for a Health Care architecture firm involved in research and development projects.

Architectural Intern II

The Mathes GroupMarch 1999 – June 2000 (1 years 3 months) • New Orleans

The Mathes Group specializes in Music and Performance Educational Facilities. Now know as Mathes Brierre Architects.

Architectural Drafter

Olde New Orleans Design Group, Inc.October 1998 – March 1999 (5 months) • Harvey

Design Build firm engaged in single family residential design and construction. Involved in residential sub-division development.

Architectural Intern I

Christner, Inc.September 1996 – June 1998 (1 years 9 months) • Clayton

Real-world experience in planning, design and research. An opportunity to work with committed and respected leaders in the field, while applying my talent to a practice setting.

CAD Drafter

Luchini ADAugust 1996 – August 1996 () • Saint Louis

Design Professor designing a private residence.

College Work Study

Washington UniversityAugust 1992 – July 1996 (3 years 11 months) • Saint Louis

A College Work Study position monitoring student activity in the Wood Shop, and to provide general renovation and furniture fabrication for the School of Architecture. Assisted the Administrative Assistant to the Dean of the School of Fine Arts.

Summer Intern

Franklin Associates ArchitectsJune 1993 – August 1993 (2 months) • Chattanooga

Summer Internship in Architecture, Planning, Assessment and Surveying.

Manual Laborer

Southern TempJune 1992 – August 1992 (2 months) • Chattanooga

On call employee to complete: Yard work; industrial/chemical waste clean up; inventory warehouse stock; loading stock onto trucks for distribution


Training to You

Some High School Coursework
Project Management Professional
2010 – 2012
Phoenix College

Sustainability, Revit
2010 – 2011
Phoenix Workforce Connection

Workforce Retraining
2010 – 2010
Washington University

Bachelor’s Degree
1992 – 1996
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Some College Coursework Completed
General Studies
1991 – 1993
Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences

High School or equivalent
1988 – 1992
Carnegie Mellon University

Some College Coursework Completed
Architecture, Pre-College
1991 – 1991


  • PMP

Professional Memberships/Awards

  • AIA
  • Modern Phoenix
  • USGBC – Arizona
  • Project Management Institute (PMI)
  • Phoenix Art Museum
  • The Heard Museum
  • Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
  • National Historic Trust for Preservation
  • Washington University Alumni Group
  • Docomomo U.S.A.
  • Modern Architectural Preservation Project – Tucson
  • Democrats of Greater Tucson
  • Rice Design Alliance
  • Preservation Resource Center
  • Landmarks Association


  • Archaeology
  • Architecture
  • Environment
  • Fine Art
  • Hiking/Backpacking
  • Modern Architecture Preservation
  • Museums
  • music
  • Photography
  • Politics
  • Received
  • Given

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