Project Architect

Name : Jessica M. Lucas
Industry Type : Architects
City & State : Seattle,WA
Job Title Project Architect
Relocation Preferences :
Objective : One of the best things about me is my ability to work with people; clients have always given me positive feedback, peers have always come to me for advice, and managers have always been able to trust my judgment. I enjoy being an integral part of a projects success, and take delight in motivating teams. I am quick to offer support or guidance to others depending upon my role in the situation. I am passionate about contributing to a working environment where colleagues can maximize their contributions to the organization; through cultivating an approachable rapport, clearly outlining expectations and offering support to both management and junior members of the team.

I am honest and I understand the need for offering constructive feedback. I am a strong proponent of transparency, but I understand the need for discretion. I am a team player, and will do what it takes to bring a project to completion. I am a leader, but I respect the experience and strengths of those I work with at every level and strive to learn from them. I love to teach, but when possible I seek the opportunity to be a student. I am well spoken and comfortable presenting myself and ideas to colleagues and clients. I listen to clients and offer fresh ideas or direction to provide them with the service they need and deserve.
Resume :  
PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY
Professional background in architecture, interior design and construction industry with extensive experience in commercial building projects. Excellent ability to communicate, compose and construct design concepts, turning ideas into reality. Effective time management skills which directly affect a projects budget. Manages unforeseen issues as they arise with thoughtful and articulate solutions. Presents creative design ideas for various project types, possibilities and palates. Confident communication skills including verbal, written and graphic. Well known for expert knowledge of the construction process, effective construction administration, exceptional team leadership and great customer service.

EMPLOYMENT
2007- 2010 Freiheit & Ho Architects, Kirkland WA, Architectural and Interior Designer
* Projects included casinos, offices, restaurants, retail and main building lobbies.
2002- 2007CIDA Inc. Architects, Portland OR, Architectural Project Manager/ Designer
* Projects included offices, outpatient medical buildings, restaurants, retail, building retro-fits, and mixed use.
Responsibilities
-Central liaison to the client and jurisdictional contact on multiple projects simultaneously.
-Presented in comfort to design review boards, public hearings, and clients on various projects.
-Coordinated client timelines and managed the project schedule with all stakeholders involved in the project.
-Clearly identified project considerations throughout the project, beginning with the entitlement process.
-Outlined issues impacting project schedule, adjusting as needed to meet stakeholder expectations.
-Prepared cost estimates with contractors and clients.
-Organized and prepared construction documents, requiring review and coordination of building code requirements, architectural finishes, structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing systems and a variety of other specifications.
-Researched various building materials, specified requirements, and constructability factors into the projects budget.
-Proposed, designed and implemented details to solve issues and coordinate with structural, mechanical, electrical, civil and interior design of the project.
-Prepared multiple options for space planning that convey floor plan layouts and room elevations.
-Created 3D computer renderings and freehand sketches to convey design ideas to all involved in the project.
-Compiled finish packages that included, color, dcor, flooring, fixture displays, furniture systems, and lighting layouts.
-Outlined deadline criteria, reviewed, redlined and delegated tasks to other team members.
-Responded to Plan Check comments with both written responses and revised drawing sets.
-Facilitated Construction Administration during construction, including issuing responses to on site clarifications with ASI (Architectural Supplemental Information) and responding to contractor clarifications with timely and concise RFI (Request For Information).
-Verified work met the standards and specifications set forth in the drawing set with multiple site visits and reviews.
-Managed project closeout activities, including punch list items and as-built documentation.

OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE
1997 & 1998City of Prineville Planning Department, Prineville OR, Planning Director Assistant

EDUCATION
1997-2001Portland State University Bachelors of Science, degree in Architecture
1993-1997Crook County High School, graduated in top 10% of class

TECHNICAL SKILLS
Microsoft Office Programs Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Adobe Programs Photoshop, InDesign
3D Rendering Programs Google Sketchup, Kerkythea, 3DMax
AutoCAD Programs Autodesk 2007, 2010, AutoCAD (multiple versions), Revit 2009, 2010
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