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Peter Newton, CSBA, PMP

Project Manager at Archicon (Phoenix, Arizona) 602.332.3517 (mobile)
901 E Van Buren St, #2039
Phoenix, Arizona

Peter Newton, CSBA, PMP

Project Manager (Phoenix, Arizona)


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.


Architectural Designer III

Independent ServicesSeptember 2009 – February 2014 (4 years 5 months) • Phoenix, AZ

Networked at business round tables, Chambers of Commerce and professional associations, to develop strategic allegiances for civic initiatives and entrepreneurial projects.
• Documented existing conditions for separate renovation projects for LuPe Design and Herb Hacker, AIA.
• Researched the means and methods to create and market a new architecture partnership, Fourward Architecture.
• Developed lease stacking plans for a speculative mixed use project for Proteus West.
• Reviewed completed projects to assure compliance with rebate programs.
Skills: networking, Entrepreneur, Business Development, Team Building and Project management, Cross Functional Team Leadership, Cross Organizational Team building, Marketing, Program Management, Organizational Development, Staff Development
Production Designer for Tiny Prints

Corestaff Services, LPOctober 2013 – December 2013 (2 months) • Tempe, Arizona

Design and Quality Assurance Reviewer of personalized stationary for online orders. Used Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop to correct and customize customer’s orders. Called on customers to assist them in the development of their cards.
Skills: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Online Analytical Processing, Client Relations, Customer Care, Customer Support
Field Organizer

Democratic PartyFebruary 2003 – November 2012 (9 years 9 months) • Phoenix, AZ

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 and campaign activists. 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.
Skills: personable, sales person, data organization, community relations, Development of Marketing campaigns, Compliance, Communication Skills, Logistics, Database Management/Marketing, Canvassing
Lead Generation and Territorial Sales Manager

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

Directed lead generation and sales across the Southwest. Demonstrated the Major Industries product line at professional society meetings and conferences, and delivered lunch and learn presentations about innovations in day-lighting for the Southern California market. Tabled at professional society meetings and conferences to establish and develop relationships with architects and general contractors.
• 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.
Skills: Client Relations Management (CRM), Exhibit Planning, Product Representation, Sales & Marketing, Sales Presentations, Bidding Research, Market Analysis, Seminar Development, Microsoft Office Powerpoint, Portfolio Image Management
NRFU Enumerator

US 2010 Census ProjectJune 2010 – June 2010 () • Phoenix, Arizona

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.
Architectural Job Captain

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

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. Received a commendation letter from CVS/pharmacy for thoroughness in facilities assessment and surveys of acquired stores.
• 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.
Skills: Business Development, Microsoft Project – Scheduling Program, Training/occupational development, travel, FCIS, Entitlements, Renovation, market research, Project/team leadership, Project Management
Architectural Project Manager II

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

Managed the design and construction documents for turnkey commercial, warehouse and retail projects. Cawley was the primary design firm for a design-build contractor. Worked closely with the structural engineer to detail attachments for the signature cantilevered, radial curtain wall, the parapet sunscreen and the suspended entry doors. Worked closely with consultants to design and construct turnkey commercial, warehouse and retail projects, and the firm’s only 5 story steel structure, a Class A office building with a signature cantilevered, radial curtain wall and a parapet sunscreen.
• 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.
Skills: Architectural Desktop, Project Management, Jurisdictional Relations, AutoDesk AutoCAD 2007, Master Planning, Construction Documents, Government Meetings, Client Relations, Product Research, Entitlements
Field Canvasser

America Coming TogtherSeptember 2004 – October 2004 (1 months) • Tucson, Arizona

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

Dean for AmericaFebruary 2003 – February 2004 (1 years ) • Tucson, AZ

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.
Skills: Public Speaking, Event Organization, historical and political research, Volunteer Management, Multi-line Phone Systems, Canvassing, Employee and Volunteer Training, Employee and Volunteer Communications, Public Relations
Architectural Designer I

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

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.
Skills: Regulatory Relations, Reclemaition, Architectural Craft & Innovation, Architectural Detailing, Entitlements, Historic Preservation, Architectural Design, Sustainable Design, Urban Planning, Urban Development
Architect In Training

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

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.
Skills: Document Coordination, Contract Administration, Client Relations, Autodesk Autocad 2000i, Microsoft Office Powerpoint, Microsoft Office Excel, Document Scanners, File Transfer Protocol, Construction Site Visits
Architectural Intern II

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

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. Applied the science of architecture and the technology of building construction. Unlicensed architecture school graduate in second year of internship.
• Managed the Bellsouth collocation program, of nearly 500 projects, reducing response time from 3 weeks to 1 day, by improving communications and the quality of our documents.
• Documented important projects from the firm’s extensive portfolio to design project winning marketing materials.
• Designed a 3-D CAD model to base marker rendering perspectives for a competition.
Skills: Sales & Marketing, Account Management, Competition Entry Preparation, AutoDesk AutoCAD R14, proposal writing, Archival Development, productivity, Marker Renderings, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook
Residential Designer

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

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.
Skills: Adobe PageMaker 6.5, Business/Marketing Planning, CAD Library Development and Maintenance, AutoDesk AutoCAD R14, Adobe Photoshop, Reproductions, Home Design, customer service/sales, internet marketing, Desktop Publishing
Architectural Intern

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

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.
Skills: AutoDesk AutoCAD R13, Space Planning, Colored Pencil Rendering, 3D CAD Modeling, Softdesk 8, AES, Reproductions, EDUCATION AND TRAINING, Construction Documentation, Architectural Design
Desktop Publisher

DAS 20September 1996 – November 1996 (2 months) • Saint Louis, Missouri

Graphic designed final exhibits for two Assistant Professors dissertation, Projecting Detroit. Desktop published Projecting Detroit for publication in the architectural journal Assemblage.
Skills: Adobe Pagemaker 6.0, Quark, Adobe Photoshop, Desktop Publishing, Graphic Arts
Architectural Drafter I

Adrian LuchiniAugust 1996 – September 1996 (1 months) • Saint Louis, Missouri

Drafted preliminary CAD models and drawings in AutoCAD 12 for windows. Published in Adrian Luchini monograph.
Skills: Auto CAD R12 for windows
College Work Study

Washington University in St. LouisAugust 1992 – August 1996 (4 years ) • Saint Louis, Missouri

• Office Assistant, School of Fine Arts, 1992 – 1995
Filed and maintained confidential donor, alumni, staff and students records. Developed a process to review the school’s archives for preservation or destruction.
• Shop Monitor, School of Architecture, 1994 – 1996
Instructed students in the proper use of shop tools. Inventoried, cleaned and maintained shop equipment and studio furniture. Designed, fabricated and refurbished: computer workstations, steel table stands, conference tables and lecture hall seating.
• Draftsman, Earth & Planetary Sciences Library, 1996
Documented existing conditions of the Earth & Planetary Sciences Library.
• Graphic Artist, Presidential Debate Commission, 1996
Drafted maps of the Athletic Complex for participants. The debate did not occur.
Summer Architectural Intern

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

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.
Temporary Laborer

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

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


Saint Louis Art Museum

Italian Studies, Sculpture, Art History
1997 – 1998
Classes, Lectures, Seminars, and Workshops
Expand your love of art in these classes taught by Museum curators, university professors, and accomplished artists.
Gallery Talks
Join us in the galleries each week for lively and informative talks by curators, academic scholars, artists, and other experts.
Professional Development

Revit, Innovation, Building Technologies
• AIA Continuing Education, Multiple Locations, 1997 – Present
• 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.
• Phoenix Workforce Connection, Certificates, Phoenix, AZ, 2010
Explored new career opportunities through career advisement, resume preparation, and job readiness workshops.

Sustainability, Urban Planning, Urban studies
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.
Training to You

Project Management Professional, Microsoft Office 2007, Microsoft Project & Visio
2010 – 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

Workplace Preparedness, Innovation
2010 – 2010
Phoenix College

Revit, Architecture, BIM
2010 – 2010
CAD-BIM Technology program is designed to develop two- and three-dimensional CAD skills along with competence in CAD customization and management and Building Information Modeling (BIM). Program was a partnership between the AIA, the City of Phoenix’s Economic Development Department and Phoenix College. I introduced the partners while AIA Phoenix Metro Phoenix Section Chair.
Washington University

Bachelor’s Degree
Liberal Arts, Archaeology, Architectural Design
1992 – 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 candidates for Dean and Chair faculty positions at 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.
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Some College Coursework Completed
American Literature, American Studies, Anthropology
1991 – 1993
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is a national model for metropolitan universities. In collaboration with our many regional partners, we offer our students an experiential learning environment graced with outstanding teaching scholars in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs.
Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences

High School or equivalent
Liberal Arts and Sciences, Fine and Studio Art, French
1988 – 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.
Carnegie Mellon University

Some College Coursework Completed
Design & Applied Arts, Architectural Engineering, Architectural History and Criticism
1991 – 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.


Project Management Institute
August 2012
PMI’s Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential is the most important industry-recognized certification for project managers. Globally recognized and demanded, the PMP® demonstrates that you have the experience, education and competency to lead and direct projects.
Jacobs Engineering
January 2009
Achieved OSHA 10 Certification as training to conduct assessments of existing facilities.
Sustainable Building Adviser
Sustainable Building Adviser Institute
August 2011


  • Cross Organizational Team building
  • AutoDesk AutoCAD
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Graphic Design – Print and Electronic
  • Social Networking
  • Design/Photography
  • Graphic Design/Art
  • Public Communication
  • Microsoft Office
  • Architectural Design
  • Leadership
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Event Organization
  • Business Development
  • Communication Skills
  • Account Management
  • Interpret blueprints & project drawings
  • Project/team leadership
  • Microsoft Project
  • Project Management
  • Sustainable Design
  • Sales Presentations
  • historical and political research
  • Conference Planning
  • Business travel
  • Adobe PageMaker 6.5
  • Business/Marketing Planning
  • CAD Library Development and Maintenance
  • AutoDesk AutoCAD R14
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Reproductions
  • Home Design
  • customer service/sales
  • internet marketing
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Competition Entry Preparation
  • proposal writing
  • Archival Development
  • productivity
  • Marker Renderings
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • AutoDesk AutoCAD R13
  • Space Planning
  • Colored Pencil Rendering
  • 3D CAD Modeling
  • Softdesk 8
  • AES
  • Construction Documentation
  • Document Coordination
  • Contract Administration
  • Client Relations
  • Autodesk Autocad 2000i
  • Microsoft Office Powerpoint
  • Microsoft Office Excel
  • Document Scanners
  • File Transfer Protocol
  • Construction Site Visits
  • Regulatory Relations
  • Reclemaition
  • Architectural Craft & Innovation
  • Architectural Detailing
  • Entitlements
  • Historic Preservation
  • Urban Planning
  • Urban Development
  • Architectural Desktop
  • Jurisdictional Relations
  • AutoDesk AutoCAD 2007
  • Master Planning
  • Construction Documents
  • Government Meetings
  • Product Research
  • Microsoft Project – Scheduling Program
  • Training/occupational development
  • travel
  • FCIS
  • Renovation
  • market research
  • Logistics
  • Safety Training with Hazardous Material
  • Lawn Care
  • Yard work
  • Punctuality
  • Heavy lifting
  • Tracking products
  • Chipboard Building Modeling
  • Surveying
  • Product Research and data analysis
  • ADA Compliance
  • Hand Drafting
  • Hand Lettering
  • Archival Research
  • Sheet Metal
  • wood working
  • Instructor
  • Filing
  • Archiving
  • Office Management
  • Multi-line Phone Systems
  • Property Maintenance
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Heavy filing
  • CAD Modeling
  • Typography
  • AutoDesk AutoCAD R12 for Windows
  • Architectural Theory
  • Public Speaking
  • Volunteer Management
  • Canvassing
  • Employee and Volunteer Training
  • Employee and Volunteer Communications
  • Public Relations
  • Data Entry via PDA
  • Team Player
  • Phone Banking
  • Global Positioning Systems
  • personable
  • sales person
  • interviewing
  • Data Collection
  • Data Research
  • data organization
  • community relations
  • Development of Marketing campaigns
  • Compliance
  • Database Management/Marketing
  • Client Relations Management (CRM)
  • Exhibit Planning
  • Product Representation
  • Bidding Research
  • Market Analysis
  • Seminar Development
  • Portfolio Image Management
  • networking
  • Entrepreneur
  • Team Building and Project management
  • Cross Functional Team Leadership
  • Marketing
  • Program Management
  • Organizational Development
  • Staff Development
  • Design Sensibility
  • Dynaperspective
  • MacPaint
  • Auto CAD R11
  • Model Building
  • drafting
  • Freehand Drawing
  • architectural history
  • Certified Sustainable Building Advisor
  • PMP
  • Microsoft Office 2007
  • Conducting Meetings
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Online Analytical Processing
  • Customer Care
  • Customer Support
  • Adobe Pagemaker 6.0
  • Quark
  • Graphic Arts
  • Auto CAD R12 for windows
  • Club Formation
  • Conversation
  • Research Writing
  • Racquet Ball
  • Writing
  • Liberal Arts
  • Auto CAD R 12 for Windows
  • HTML
  • Adobe PageMaker
  • MAC
  • paper mache
  • Clay
  • Art -drawing and illustrating
  • Course Development
  • Revit
  • BIM
  • Innovation & Change Management
  • Linked In
  • Google SketchUP
  • Presentation

Professional Memberships/Awards

  • AIA
  • Project Management Institute (PMI)
  • National Historic Trust for Preservation
  • Washington University Alumni Group
  • Docomomo U.S.A.


  • Modern Architecture Preservation
  • Photography
  • Hiking/Backpacking
  • Archaeology
  • Architecture
  • Politics
  • Museums
  • Fine Art
  • Music
  • Environment
  • Phoenix Job Fair
  • Phoenix Career Fair
  • James Turrell Captures a Slice of the Vast Texas Sky with Twilight Epiphany Pavilion
  • Detroit Mayor Endorses Seed Money for Urban Agriculture

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