© 2013 by Aaron MacDonald

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360.403.5180

 

6707 upland drive

arlington, wa 98223

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credentials

  

architect license | 2003 california | 2010 washington

 

LEED | 2006 accredited professional

 

AIA | 2012 - present

 

 

skills

 

creates

Conceives innovative and quality solutions that meet and exceed clients objectives and enrich the community. Develops designs from concept through construction documents and ensures that the design objective is met through project completion.

 

communicates 

Conveys ideas through graphics, text and oral presentations. Proficient at hand sketching and renderings, and computer renderings. Presents to clients, colleagues and government boards.

 

serves 

Aids clients (private parties, corporate and institutional) by working directly with them to help meet their needs and acting as their representative with others. Builds professional long term relationships with clients, consultants, government officials, and colleagues. 

 

leads 

Manages multiple projects, small to large, from proposals through as-builts. Responsible team player in leadership and support roles. Contributes facilitating charrettes. Enjoys mentoring and sharing the love of architecture with others.

 

documents 

Develops construction documents in an efficient manner. Proficient in Revit, Sketch-Up, AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, MS Office and other software on both Mac and Windows. Experienced using 2D/3D software for over 25 years and quickly developing proficiency; examples include Vectorworks, Arris, Rhino, Architectural Desktop and FormZ. 

 

 

education

 

arctic engineering certificate | 2011 | university of alaska anchorage

 

BA in architecture with high honors | 1996 | university of california berkeley

 

GE, art, music & architecture | transfer | west valley college | saratoga, california

 

 

experience

 

project architect | 03.2015 - present | pelletier + schaar | stanwood, wa

Updated firm image in new website, company graphics and collimating in office renovation that better utilized existing area and updates professional feel. Integral in design and project management on new and renovation projects in the Seattle metro area. Project include K-12, multifamily and custom single family residential.

project architect | 01.2011 - 03.2015 | jensen yorba lott | juneau, ak

Leads design, project manages, develops and gives presentations, and crafts proposals on new and renovation projects through-out coastal Alaska. Works closely with clients, consultants and contractors to ensure successful completion of projects. Projects include K-12 and higher education, airport, senior housing, offices, mixed-use, multi-family, and commercial.

 

architect & consultant | 03.2009 - 12.2010 | freelance | arlington, wa

Provided design guidence and sketches for the development of a city area plan. Provided consultation, documentation and construction administration services.

 

planning commissioner | 05.2008 - 07.2010 | city of arlington | arlington, wa

Actively pursued quality design in the community by aiding in the development of an area plan, aiding in the updates of zoning ordinances, and participating as a member of the Design Review Board.

 

senior project architect | 02.2007 - 03.2009 | minaker architecture | arlington, wa

Designed, project managed from pre-design through bidding, developed and gave presentations, and aided in development of proposals. Worked closely with clients, consultant and government agencies and review boards. Projects included mixed-use, multi-family, single-family, commercial, and K-12.

 

project architect | 11.2003 - 02.2007 | the taylor group/taylor teter group | fresno, ca

Designed and project managed from pre-design through construction administration on new and renovation projects. Worked with clients, consultants, contractors, and strict government agencies and review boards towards successful project completions. Projects included higher education, senior housing, multi-family, custom single family, and master planning.

 

designer | 11.2000 - 11.2003 | cody anderson wasney | palo alto, ca

Designed, created construction documents working closely with clients, consultants, contractors and government agencies and review boards, and managed construction administration. Projects included high end custom single-family, mixed-use, and historic preservation and adaption.

 

designer + project manager | 10.1994 - 11.2000 | dacosta architects | san jose, ca

Designed and project managed from concepts through construction administration on projects in the Silicon Valley during the dot com boom. Worked directly with clients, consultants and contractors. Projects for notable clients such as Apple, HP, 3Com, and Seagate included tenant improvements/interiors, office shells and a corporate campus.

 

3D CAD modeler | 06.1990 - 06.1991 | mark hamilton, architect | los gatos, ca

Built detailed computer models for a variety of projects that aided in the development of presentation graphics.

 

AARON MacDONALD

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