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ARIN D.

RESNICKE, ARCHITECT AIA


5233 Kent Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93306-3907
Home: 661.872.0788 / Cell: 661.201.2428 / Fax: 661.873.0789
Email: ar1068958@westpost.net
[PLANNING RELOCATION]
*AWARD-WINNING ARCHITECT*
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
LICENSES:
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
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
GOLDEN EMPIRE DESIGN ARCHITECTS, INC. - Bakersfield, CA - 2003-Present
President
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.
HIGHLIGHTS:
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.
HIGHLIGHTS:
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
ouse.
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.
HIGHLIGHTS:
Provided numerous suggestions for internal improvements, including staff hiring
and retention decisions, all of which were accepted and adopted by upper managem
ent.
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).
HIGHLIGHTS:
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.
EARLIER CAREER:
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.
CREDENTIALS
Affiliations:
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
08-Present
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
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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
ncWare
LinkedIn and Facebook marketing strategies