Over the past 20 years I’ve held positions having to do in some regard with making, creating, or production. I was educated in architecture and trained in construction, but have found I’ve gravitated toward a skillset somewhere between the two. The work I’ve done has varied from inception and creation, to management and the physical act of building a project.

I’ve found the tools I’ve used to do my job are universal, tending to buck any one label, and that design is the best problem-solving tool. Most challenges I’ve encountered in my work have tended to be design problems, and I believe the world is made better through tangible, design-based solutions.

For a long time I’ve viewed architecture as a product with varying degrees of scale and complexity, differing very little from that of a shoe or piece of furniture. It has helped me imagine architecture as something that could be held in my hand, making architecture easier to understand. This thought has also helped me to engage in an empathetic way with design, better deducing the ways in which I might inhabit and interact with my own design. I think this thought process really gets at the heart of design as it affects and is affected by the human experience. After all, people really are the point. 

EDUCATION AND CREDENTIALS:

Bachelor of Architecture, University of Oregon School of Architecture 

LEED AP BD+C

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Architectural Designer

Berkeley, CA – (2015 - 2017) 
Firm Type: Architecture
Position: Designer and VDC Consultant
Key work included residential and Commercial Projects Designed and Built; Architectural Design & Visualization, Building Information Modeling, Virtual Design instruction, Process Development, and Project Management

Swinerton Builders

San Francisco, CA (2014 - 2015)
Firm Type: Construction
Key work included virtual design management for several Swinerton Bay Area Construction Projects; Management of Norcal VDC team; Building Information Modeling, Marketing, and Visualization for several west coast projects including LinkedIn’s new San Francisco offices; Pre-Construction services for several projects, including BIM Execution Planning, implementation, and collaboration.

Virtual Design & AEC Consultant

Berkeley, CA – (2014) 
Firm Type: Consultancy
Position: Virtual Design & AEC Consultant
Key work included residential and Commercial Projects Designed and Built, Virtual Design Consulting with Architecture Firms; Architectural Design & Visualization, Building Information Modeling, Virtual Design instruction, Process Development, and Project Management

Balfour Beatty Construction 

Emeryville, CA – (2010 - 2014) 
Firm Type: Construction
Position: Virtual Design Manager
Key work included BIM / VDC management on over 30+ projects ranging from data centers, and downtown San Francisco apartment high-rises to parking garages and small, high-end startup Incubator spaces. Work activity ranged from initial design consultation and illustration to detailed production documents. Other key aspects included facilities management, clash detection and coordination, pull-planning and lean principles, technology innovation and training, business development and marketing, architectural design assistance and project startup.
Marketing Work: I was often part of the interview team, including marketing prep, production, and the team interview process. At least 60% of my work was marketing focused, specifically in regards to strategy, visualization, and communication of that strategy. Sustainability Lead Work: I led the Howard S. Wright's LEED education training program, was the in office go-to for LEED/ Sustainability focused issues, and helped with the practical application of LEED principles in the real world built environment. Successful efforts included winning of several LEED focused construction projects and the re-education of dozens individuals within the company.  

Design Consultant

San Francisco, CA (2009 - 2010)
Firm Type: AEC Technology and Design Consulting
Position: Design Consultant
Work: Key work has included; 3D visualization and architectural design; digital simulation; auditing of client technology and workflow processes; authorship of new technology process workflows; supplemental technology training; building information modeling (BIM) including model authoring, analysis, coordination, and visualization; sustainability. Other aspects of my work have included architectural concept work, marketing, and business startup assessment and assistance. While work as a freelance design consultant has had a broad spectrum of work types, all are pieces of a unique and whole skill set.

KlingStubbins (Now Jacobs)

San Francisco, CA (2008 - 2009)
Firm Type: Architecture / Full service AEI firm.
Position: Architectural Designer
Work: Key work included the master planning, architectural design and marketing for Foris Aqua, a luxury development in Pune, India consisting of vacation villas and a large community center. I had a primary role in the design of 5 of 7 prototype villas, as well as the Foris Aqua Community Center, which provided amenities for the entire development (www.forisaqua.com). Other work consisted of documentation and coordination of tenant infill and lab design for both Pfizer BBC in Mission Bay, and Johnson and Johnson in Fremont, CA. Additional work included BIM modeling and rendering for Abbott Diabetes Care, in Alameda, CA.

Robertson Sherwood Architects

Eugene OR (2006 - 2008)
Firm Type: Architecture
Position: Architectural Designer
Work: Schematic Design through Construction Administration. Key work included all aspects of the design and documentation on a number of projects including a Justice Center, two Pac-12 arenas, and various aquatics facilities throughout the Oregon. 

Wildish Construction

Eugene OR (1999 – 2006)
Firm Type: Construction
Position: Construction Engineer
Work: Liaison between architect and subcontractors, managed construction progress; assisted in construction management of multimillion dollar projects including the University of Oregon Art Museum expansion. Other roles prior to Construction Management included assistant to carpenters, concrete finisher, semi-truck driver, road construction and general laborer.

Works Infrastructure (now Downer EDI)

Wellington NZ (2005)
Firm Type: Construction Company
Position: Site Superintendent
Work: Supervised and Managed nine road construction crews consisting of 3-4 men per crew on a road and pedestrian infrastructure repairs contract for the City of Wellington, New Zealand.

Hunt Construction Group (now part of AECOM) 

Eugene OR (2003)
Firm Type: Construction Company
Position: Internship
Work: Oversight and inspection on a major football stadium; coordination of the as-built set of construction documents; general punch-list of subcontractor close-out items.

Skills:

Design; Creative & Big-Picture thinking; BIM & Visualization; Technical Production; Marketing & Business Development; Sustainability; Digital Publishing. Computer / Media Autodesk: Revit, Navisworks, 3dsMax, AutoCAD, Form-It, BIM 360 Glue & Field (Mobile), Sketchbook; Sketchup; Adobe: Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Acrobat (CC 2017); Bluebeam; Assemble; Synchro; MS Office; OSX & Win. 10

Interests and Hobbies:
Sports: Golf, Tennis, Snowboarding, Hiking, Biking, Swimming, Running, and Stand-Up Paddleboarding.
General Interests: Children’s AuthorNon-profit work - I currently work with my own non-profit and attend UN Climate Negotiation workshops as well as travel to climate effected countries to work on various small resiliency projects; World Travel; Father of one, soon to be two;