Name : Carter Swartz
Industry Type : Architects
City & State : Sarasota,FL
Job Title Designer
Relocation Preferences : Any
Objective : Ground-level, growth-oriented, long-term opportunity to contribute to the efforts of a firm that is engaged in diverse and exemplary work.

Resume :  


Graduate Architect
(MArch) with 20+ years prior technical, business, and management experience.  Possess a combination of creative,
entrepreneurial, intuitive, and analytical abilities, and have demonstrated
skills, experience, and success in the following areas:


Attributes: Design mindset, able to deal with details
while maintaining a big picture vision, excel at research and information
gathering, organization, analysis, and presentation; strong ability to
comprehend complex concepts and impart them in a simple written or graphical

Experience: Jonathan Parks Architect, SpiritOne Design

Contribute to individual and multi-disciplinary
team-based design projects. Utilize extensive computer skills in creating
architectural drawings and pre-construction documents (plans, elevations,
sections), renderings of 2D and 3D models for project visualization, and
presentation/branding graphics. Perform thorough site selection and analysis,
historical and contextual research, schematic and conceptual design, program
development, RFP/RFQ coordination, project management, and client relations.

Current Design-Related Computer Proficiencies

+ Adobe DreamWeaver, Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop

+ Artlantis Studio (3D Rendering)

+ Autodesk AutoCAD Architecture (2D & 3D)

+ Autodesk Impression (2D Rendering)

+ MS Office Suite (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Project, Word)

+ QuickTime Animation Production

+ Web Design (CSS, HTML, Google Analytics, Adwords, CPV, SEO)

Maintain a working knowledge of
SketchUp, Revit, and 3dsMax to facilitate working with client-specific drawings
and software.


Attributes: Analytical; problem solver; strong written and verbal
communication skills; thorough understanding of geology and hydrology and their
practical application to site, conceptual, and intelligent design issues. Strong
interest in building sciences. Highly self-motivated to acquire and improve

Multiple Organizations

Specifier of
systems for marine electronics, solar and wind energy, and water supply.
Consulting on environmental issues related to water supply, quality, and use;
wastewater treatment, disposal, and reuse plans; petroleum spill remediation;
hazardous waste disposal; water quality standards development and monitoring.
Role of well-site geologist, field studies specialist, field hydrologist.


Organized; able to work across disciplines; pay keen attention to detail;
operate with a strong awareness of plans, schedules, budgets, and processes.
Adept at team-building and leadership of in-house team members as well as
contractors and project consultants. Managing client relations and providing
excellent customer service are strong points.

Experience: Multiple

+ Co-managed a
small commercial construction project, from site-prep to occupancy. Assisted in
managing additional construction projects in a variety of tasks, including
drawing acquisition, review, and distribution; responding to RFIs;
subcontractor coordination; and bid management.

+ Led numerous
projects equipping and commissioning new yachts and refurbishing older ones.

+ Led various
water-related projects ranging in size and complexity from small-scale,
short-term remedial projects to lengthier, multi-discipline, regional projects
and studies, all requiring goal-setting, analysis, research, and application of
technological solutions to problems and proposals.


Attributes: Logical
and process-oriented; able to define operational needs and objectives, and
identify, organize, and implement steps to achieve them.

Experience: Manta
Catamarans / Consultant

Assisted new owners
of this yacht manufacturing business in re-establishing its market presence and
profitability by providing expertise in purchasing system development,
materials management, and operations control. 
Established first-ever accurate bill-of-materials and developed
purchasing system for construction of the yacht, reducing purchase order
processing time by over 90% and establishing 100% purchasing accuracy. Worked
collaboratively with naval architect, product development team, and vendors to
create bill of materials for newly-designed 44 power cat model.  Developed instruction manual for
manufacturing 42 semi-custom, world-cruising, sailing catamaran, from hull
lay-up to commissioning.

Gulfstream Marine Services / General Manager

Managed wholesale and retail sales, installation,
and service of comprehensive marine electronics systems for major, large-boat
dealerships in the greater
Tampa Bay area. Established quoting and purchase order system that reduced
processing time by over 90% and increased service from 2 dealers with three
locations to 3 dealers encompassing seven locations, and added two OEM
accounts. Accountable for full P&L, sales, and business development and
growth; project timing, quality, and budget restrictions; purchasing, inventory
control, and scheduling; and HR-related functions including staffing, training,
coaching, and managing day-to-day administrative activities.


Attributes: Ability
to establish a clear vision of business objectives and steps required to
achieve and maintain them. Adept at team building, problem analysis and
resolution, product and service quality improvement, resource development and
utilization, enhancing customer/client relationships, and business growth
through innovation.

Yachting Vacations, Inc. / Principal & Managing Partner

Held operational
and P&L responsibility for selling, equipping, and managing a fleet of
15-20 sailing yachts to 45 for charter; 
developed systems to streamline customer correspondence, charter
activity, yacht sales, commissioning, and service activities; hired and
coordinated training for all staff, including sales, professional, clerical,
general labor, and sub-contractors, and maintained yacht owner and charter
customer relationships.  Received Best
in World ratings in survey categories of Charter Fleet, On-Site Charter
Support Services, Charter Value, and Charter Company (1994-1996 Cruising
World Magazine) and grew repeat customer base to roughly 60%.


+ Principal / SpiritOne Design / Sarasota, FL / Current

+ Consultant / Jonathan Parks Architect / Sarasota, FL / 2008 - 2010

+ Assistant Project
Manager / Assistant Project Superintendent / Halfacre Construction /
Sarasota, FL / 2005 (Internship)

+ Purchasing Mgr. + Consultant / Manta Catamarans / Sarasota, FL / 2003-2005

+ General Manager /
Gulfstream Marine Services /
Largo, FL / 1999-2003

+ Principal/Managing
Partner / Yachting Vacations, Inc. /
Punta Gorda, FL / 1986-1997

+ Environmental
Hydrologist / Arabian American Oil Company /
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia / 1978-1984


+ Master of Architecture / University of South Florida / 2008

GPA: 3.66 / Honors + Awards: HOKs
USF Prize for Excellence, USF/SA+CD Fellowship

+ Bachelor of Science Hydrology
University of Arizona / 1978

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