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Peter Newton, Assoc AIA, CSBA, PMP
Phoenix, AZ
$40,000 – $60,000
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Education (7):

Sonoran Sustainable Building Advisor Program – Professional coursework
Phoenix, Arizona
2010 – 2011
Major: Certification
Phoenix College – Professional coursework
Phoenix, Arizona
2010 – 2010
Major: Revit
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  • CAD/Drafting
  • Architecture/Interior Design
  • Creative Direction/Lead
  • Business Unit Management
  • Photography and Videography

  • Architectural Detailing
  • AutoCAD
  • Revit
  • Construction Documents
  • Field Surveys & Conditions Assessments
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detailed work experience

Contract Entrepreneur

Independent Architectural Services : A start up architecture firm that consults on sustainable projects… Read More
December 2009 – Current

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

Jacobs Engineering : Jacobs is a company with annual revenues of nearly $11 billion, and is one of the … Read More
October 2007 – August 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.

Armstrong Development, CVS/pharmacy, KZ Holdings, Red Development (Fresh & Easy), United States Air Force, and US Cellular.

Project Manager

Cawley Architects : Design-Build architecture firm specializing in turn key buildings
April 2005 – September 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.


Arivest Corporation, Ewing Irrigation, Goodwill of Central Arizona, Horizon, Kustom Koachworks, LGE Design Build, Rencor Development

Architectural Designer

Rob Paulus Architect, Ltd. : Specialty design firm
February 2003 – June 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.


Deep Freeze Development, LLC, Rio West Development, and University Apartments

Architect In Training

Watkins Hamilton Ross Architects : Architecture firm specializing in the Health Care Market
September 2000 – August 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.
    University of Texas at Houston, University of Texas, Rice University, Texas A & M University

Telecommunication Collocation Project Coordinator

The Mathes Group : Multidisciplinary firm, specializing in Music Schools
March 1999 – June 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.

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

Olde New Orleans Design Group, Inc. : Design Build Housing Contractor
October 1998 – March 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.


Private Residents, Contractors, Love that Smoothie, and a Karate Studio

Architectural Intern

Christner Inc. : Multidisciplinary firm specializing in Health Care
September 1996 – June 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.


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

Luchini AD : Design office for a Washington University professor
July 1996 – September 1996

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

Lead Generation and Territorial Sales Manager

Romanoski Glass and Mirror : Glazing Sub-Contractor
February 2011 – July 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 Intern Program Developer

American Institute of Architects : Professional Member Organization focusing on Architecture
March 1997 – Current

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

USGBC Arizona Chapter Central Branch :
August 2006 – Current

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

Candidate Sections


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

Professional Affiliations

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

Modern Phoenix.net

  • 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

Landmarks Association

  • Member, 1996 – 1998

Allied Memberships


  • 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.

Professional Leadership

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

AIA Arizona

  • 2007 Associate’s Conference Planner

Modern Architecture Preservation Project Tucson

  • 2004 – 2005 Organizational Committee

AIA Houston

  • 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

Market Experience

  • ADA Compliance
  • Civic
  • Corporate
  • Health Care
  • Higher Education
  • Hospitality
  • Industrial
  • K-12 Education
  • Master Planning
  • Medical Office
  • Military
  • Mixed Use
  • Multi-Family Residential
  • Physical Assessment and Surveys
  • Public Works
  • Recreation
  • Religious
  • Research
  • Retail Centers & Roll-Out
  • Single Family Residential
  • Telecommunications
  • Tenant Improvements
  • Transportation
  • Urban Development
  • Warehouse

detailed personality profile

Friendly, outgoing, assertive, energetic
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Trusting, genuine, considerate, cooperative
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Competent, organized, achieving, proactive
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Open To Change
Imaginative, innovative, adaptable
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Relaxed, contented, self-assured, resilient
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Motivated To Achieve
Sets challenging goals, career-minded, ambitious
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Motivated To Lead
Enjoys exercising control, wants to be in charge
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