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Male, 42 years old
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I am a LEED AP architectural and structural BIM modeler with web design and administrative skills. Since March , I have worked full time with Nishkian Dean Engineering modeling projects for multifamily housing, public institutions and most recently the aerospace industry. To gain experience maintaining a LEED Platinum building and balancing the long term value of its design features with the needs of residents, I now serve on the for Killingsworth Station HOA Board of Directors. I have an Associate Degree in Architectural Drafting Design from Portland Community College and have completed the coursework for web certification. I also have completed studies in Art History and Literature with an emphasis on social and environmental conditions. Previously, I was employed . years at Ankrom Moisan Architects until , and since then have finished school and worked temporary positions with Opsis Architecture, and Earth Advantage Institute. At AMAA I drafted for mixed use and residential projects, including affordable housing at South Waterfronts Block . At Opsis I helped complete a health center gymnasium with pool for Western Oregon University, modeling and drafting in Revit as well as verifying final points for the projects LEED Gold status. At Earth Advantage I set up a BIM analysis program for their Builder course. Prior to my experience in architecture engineering I held a government clearance doing imagery analysis. Specialties In addition to Revit, Sketchup CAD project skills, I am well suited to work with a marketing graphics department, and see that these skills are increasingly useful at the project team level to provide full online marketing materials and web collaborations with the client. Visual interaction online saves resources, coordination, time and becomes its own reward. Additionally, I have strong experience producing and troubleshooting print products as well as managing large FTP accounts.

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