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5233 Kent Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93306-3907
Home: 661.872.0788 / Cell: 661.201.2428 / Fax: 661.873.0789
Email: ar1068958@westpost.net
Over 25 years of experience that includes Project Manager and Architect position
s. Strong portfolio of achievements that includes numerous successful architectu
re / design contributions to construction projects and internal operations growt
h. Excellent leader and mentor for architectural interns.
* Proven ability to lead teams through the full cycle of complex projects and ac
hieve time, budget, and quality goals.
* Synthesize several disciplines - creativity, logic, discipline, risk - to prod
uce exceptional, highly-praised work.
* Employ an honest, straightforward approach to doing business that earns the fu
ll respect and trust of clients.
* Mentored and supported numerous interns who are now licensed or in the process
of becoming licensed.
Core Knowledge and Skill Areas:
Staff Training, Coaching and Supervision; New Department Build-Out & Expansion;
Uncompromising Focus on Quality; Client Acquisition & Retention; Architecture &
Engineering Contributions; Critical Problem Identification & Resolution
California Architect -License #C-27549; expires 10/31/2011
Arizona Architect -License #36015; expires 03/31/2013
Colorado Architect -License #306400; expires 07/31/2011
Idaho Architect -License # AR-984175; expired 10/08/2009; Texas Architect -Lice
nse #20038; expired 10/312009
California Governor's Office of Emergency Services: Safety Assessment Program; L
icense #SAP10140, expires 10/31/2012
GOLDEN EMPIRE DESIGN ARCHITECTS, INC. - Bakersfield, CA - 2003-Present
Oversee all functions and activities within architectural services firm, supervi
sing internal employees and external consultants. Provide services that include
computerized project drafting, site coordination, and construction management. D
esign all corporate marketing materials, including web site. Manage broad range
of architecture and design/build contracts, with an emphasis in the financial se
rvices industry (including industry-leading banking and credit union institution
s), retail and commercial office projects, and high-end custom residential work.
Lead teams through the entire project life-cycle.
Captured financial institution client that led to over $750,000 in billable doll
ars and $5.5 million-plus in projects. Facilitated client savings of $100,000 to
$250,000 by acting on clients' behalf to negotiate with government and redevelo
pment agencies on building issue resolution.
- Built the company from the ground up, implementing all company policies, proce
dures, and best practices. Grew the business through a combination of effective
marketing strategies, excellent service, and top-quality work.
- Received the Community Citizen Leadership Award in 2006 in recognition of "con
tributions for volunteer work, charitable organization activities, fund-raising,
and public speaking."
M.S. WALKER & ASSOCIATES - Bakersfield, CA - 1998-2003
Director of Architecture / Corporate Architect
Managed all aspects of Architecture department, including HR functions (hiring,
performance evaluations, salary), client and contract management, project design
, and production activities. Oversaw the full project lifecycles from concept an
d initial client contact through construction and close-out.
Hired as the #12 employee in the company and built the Architecture department f
rom 1 to 8 top-performing employees in a 6-month period; additionally played a k
ey role in corporate growth from 12 to over 200 employees.
- Developed all corporate standards for drawings produced by the Architecture de
partment. Created and implemented all departmental standards (still in current u
se) that streamlined document production.
- Received awards for design work that included the "Beautiful Bakersfield Award
" and the "Arts Council of Kern Award" for the Bakersfield City Sign; Received "
Honorable Mention" for the Historic Renovation of Curtis' Restaurant at the IceH
KENDRICK DESIGN GROUP, INC. - Bakersfield, CA - 1997-1998
Project Manager
Managed beginning-to-end cycles of educational architectural projects. Coordinat
ed from client through design team, CADD-based documents, and agency submittals.
Provided numerous suggestions for internal improvements, including staff hiring
and retention decisions, all of which were accepted and adopted by upper managem
R.L.H. FIRE PROTECTION, INC. - Bakersfield, CA - 1995-1997
Project Engineer
Completed comprehensive design and engineering of sprinkler systems for low-rise
structures, strip malls, warehouses, and other buildings. Traveled throughout C
alifornia to various sites in order to verify conditions and measurements prior
to design of systems (drawings included comprehensive fabrication and take-off s
heets for all system components).
Contributed to the successful completion of a $1 million sprinkler system design
/ development / implementation for the Georgia-Pacific Warehouse in San Francis
co. Additional projects included designs / installations at 660 J. Street (5-sto
ry office) and Golden Valley Produce, Bakersfield (2,400 sprinkler heads).
- Designed the company's corporate logo that is still in place today; implemente
d the 1st automated fire systems computer design software program.
Robert F. Stuhr Architect - Project Manager - Directed project management cycles
from initial client contact and discussions through completion and follow-up. P
rovided schematics through construction contract documents. Contributed to const
ruction supervision and management.
Castle and Cooke Homes - Quality Assurance Inspector / Construction Manager - En
sured full adherence to quality goals for all home construction projects through
out all assigned subdivisions, providing reports and recommendations. Designed s
pecialized tools to implement new quality program, introduced the entire program
, and initiated "Multiple Walk" program that improved quality control in all hom
e-building phases. Reduced construction time and problems.
James Ward Architecture - Intern Architect - Developed all required construction
drawings and engineering documents, coordinating efforts with clients, consulta
nts, and government agencies. Completed a $900,000+ project ahead of schedule an
d under budget while working independently.
Klassen Corporation Architects / Constructors - Intern Architect / CADD Technici
an - Produced plans and documents as a Job Captain on multiple medical, commerci
al, and institutional projects that ranged from $450,000 tenant improvements to
multimillion-dollar school renovations and modernizations (e.g. Job Captain/On-S
ite Supervisor of $2.5 Kaiser Permanente Outpatient Hospital facilities[Stockdal
e, East Hills, Ming Avenue, San Dimas], $4.5 million Shafter High School Moderni
zation and $1.3 million Panama Cafeteria Modernization)
B.F.G.C. Architects / Planners - Intern Architect / CADD Technician - Provided c
ontract documents for a broad range of developments encompassing all facets of a
rchitecture. Contributed to the $2.2 million Bakersfield Californian Building Ex
pansion and Modernization, among others.
American Institute of Architects - National, State, and Local Chapter - Current
Director, past Secretary, Treasurer, Associate Director, Chairman, elected Vice
President for 2011, President-Elect 2012.
Bike Bakersfield - Board of Directors Member
American Lung Association - 18-year volunteer, 9-year Board Member
Asthma and COPD Education Center - Founding Board Member
USA Cycling - National Cycling Official (Educated at U.S. Olympic Training Cente
r, Colorado Springs, CO)
Union Cycliste Internationale - International Mountain Bike Official (1 of 15 in
the U.S. to achieve this level).
Emily Bissel Heritage Society - American Lung Association
Community Citizen Leadership Award, 2006
Publications & Presentations:
Bakersfield Californian Newspaper - Sounding Board Member, Guest Contributor, 20
Guest Speaker - Bakersfield Mayor's Prayer Breakfast, 2005 & 2007
Bakersfield Californian Newspaper - "Why You Need an Architect," 2001
Expert Witness Testimony, ADA Compliance, 2001
Kern Health Fair, 2001
Guest Speaker, Kern Transportation Forum 2010
Guest Speaker - Bakersfield College Architecture Students, 2003, 2005, 2007, 200
Guest Speaker - Bakersfield City School District, Various Schools, 2003-Present
Technology Skills Summary:
AutoCAD (up to Release 2010), MS Publisher, Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Sy
LinkedIn and Facebook marketing strategies