FitzGerald Associates Architects
January 2013 — Present
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Designer & Educator
Work as a contracted architect for various types of architecture firms. Contracted work includes but limited to plan and design structures such as residential, retail, and other building types. Job duties may include designing and construction of building projects for clients according to their desires and requirements. Often research, plan, and design projects by applying knowledge of construction procedures, zoning and building codes and building materials.
As owner I create designs, concepts, and sample layouts for graphic design and architectural projects for clients. Create company graphic standards, newsletter, websites, and logos.Design and implement create preliminary exterior renderings for potential residential, commercial and retail renovation. Consult regularly as a permit expediter and cad specialist for architecture companies; in which I obtain permits and educate on process of permit applications and building codes.
Instruct high school students in graphic design and architecture using software such as Adobe programs and SketchUp. Create curriculum maps and lesson plans to meet state standards while collaborating with colleagues. Conduct after-school youth program workshops and lessons on the business of art.
Sell furniture and interior finishes that fulfill the client’s needs and wishes by applying good design principals within the constraints of budget and taste. Projects range from home to office furnishings. Adhere to company design standards.
Instruct the associates and under graduates and graduates in the school of Drafting and Design. Also collaborate and create with colleagues, design curriculum, planned lectures and administered examinations.
Managed preliminary work processes including measuring buildings; conducting site and code analysis; completing working drawings; and designing sketches, presentation drawings, diagrams, and schedules. Maintained accurate project and personnel records of time expended during each workday.
Responsible for designing, construction documents, meeting with clients, constructing models, securing building permits, selecting interior finishes, organizing files, and general fieldwork. Project managed punch list, reviewed contracts, and prepared change orders.