Peter Newton, Assoc AIA, CSBA, PMP
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$40,000 – $60,000
Full-time, Part-time, Contract, Temporary, Seasonal
2010 – 2011
2010 – 2010
detailed work experience
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 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.
Armstrong Development, CVS/pharmacy, KZ Holdings, Red Development (Fresh & Easy), United States Air Force, and US Cellular.
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.
Arivest Corporation, Ewing Irrigation, Goodwill of Central Arizona, Horizon, Kustom Koachworks, LGE Design Build, Rencor Development
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.
Deep Freeze Development, LLC, Rio West Development, and University Apartments
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.
- University of Texas at Houston, University of Texas, Rice University, Texas A & M University
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.
Banco Agricola, BellSouth, CNG, De La Salle High School, Entergy, Harry’s Ace Hardware, Red Cross, Oakwood Mall, and University of New Orleans.
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.
Private Residents, Contractors, Love that Smoothie, and a Karate Studio
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.
Central Presbyterian Church, City of Clayton, Incyte Pharmaceuticals, Missouri Botanical Gardens, Monsanto, Our Savior Lutheran Church, The Racquet Club, Ralston Purina, Salvation Army, Thompson-Coburn
AutoCAD Modeler and Drafter
Drafted preliminary CAD models and drawings in AutoCAD 12 for windows. Published in Adrian Luchini monograph.
Lead Generation and Territorial Sales Manager
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 Intern Program Developer
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.
Governing Council & Advocacy Committee
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
Sustainable Building Adviser
- CSBA, August 2011
- OSHA 10
Project Management Institute
- PMP, August 2012
Green Building Certification Institute
- LEED Green Associate – In Process
- Intern Development Program
Arizona Board of Technical Registration
- Architectural Registration Exam – In Process
Project Management Institute
- Phoenix Chapter, 2010 – present
American Institute of Architects
- St. Louis Chapter, 1997 – 1998
- New Orleans Chapter, 1998 – 2000
- Houston Chapter, 2000 – 2002
- Phoenix Metro Chapter, 2005 – present
US Green Building Council
- Arizona Chapter, 2006 – present
- Central Branch, 2008 – present
Phoenix Green Chamber of Commerce
- Volunteer, 2008 – present
- Program Organizing Volunteer, 2007 – present
National Trust for Historic Preservation
- Member, 1997 – present
Modern Architecture Preservation Project – Tucson
- 2004 – 2005
Rice Design Alliance
- Member, 2000 – 2002
Preservation Resource Center
- Member, 1998 – 2000
Metropolis St. Louis
- Member, 1997 – 1998
- Member, 1996 – 1998
- Phoenix Art Museum, 2005 – 2010
- Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, 2005 – 2010
- The Heard Museum, 2006 – 2010
- The Menil Collection, 2000 – 2002
- Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 2000 – 2002
- Museum of Contemporary Art Houston, 2000 – 2002
- New Orleans Museum of Art, 1998 – 2000
- Contemporary Arts Center, 1998 -2000
- St. Louis Art Museum, 1995 – 1998
Local First Arizona
Awards and Recognition
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.
United States Green Building Council, Arizona Chapter
- 2007 – Present Legislative Advocate
- 2009 – Present Central Branch Advocacy Committee Vice Chair
- 2010 Central Branch Governing Council
AIA Phoenix Metro
- 2010 Phoenix Section Program Chair
- 2007 Associate’s Conference Planner
Modern Architecture Preservation Project Tucson
- 2004 – 2005 Organizational Committee
- 2002 Habitat for Humanity Housing, Designer
- 2000 – 2002 Intern Associate Group
- 2001 – 2002 Construction Tour Coordinator
- 2001 – 2002 PSI Homesavers Crew Chief
AIA Louisiana Intern Interactive
- 1999 – 2000 Conference Planner
AIA New Orleans
- 1999 – 2000 Graphic Designer
Metropolis St. Louis
- 1997 – 1998 Lindell/Olive Bike Path Architectural Consultant
AIA St. Louis
- 1997 – 1998 Architectural Design & Discovery Tour Coordinator
- 1997 Reviving Downtown’s Faded Heart
- 1998 Old North St. Louis Charette Planner
- ADA Compliance
- Health Care
- Higher Education
- K-12 Education
- Master Planning
- Medical Office
- Mixed Use
- Multi-Family Residential
- Physical Assessment and Surveys
- Public Works
- Retail Centers & Roll-Out
- Single Family Residential
- Tenant Improvements
- Urban Development