Kristen Griffiths

Kristen Griffiths


To work in the design field utilizing and expanding my skill set in an environment where professional and personal growth is both possible and encouraged.

Work experience

Work experience
May 2010 - Oct 2010

CAD Designer/Project Manager

Fort Bend Mechanical
  • Prepare construction documents for city permitting
  • Meet, coordinate and schedule consultants, vendors and subcontractors
  • Supervise and document construction progress
  • Produce look-ahead and completion schedules using Microsoft Office and Microsoft Project
  • Conflict resolution and work facilitation
  • Manage crews as large as 20 individuals
  • Communicating via phone, email and in person with construction managers, architects, engineers, school administrators and staff
  • Write RFI's and compile supporting documentation for requisitions
Jul 2009 - Apr 2010

Chief Creative Officer

Estrella Design Venture
  • Managed and marketed my own design company
  • Produce website and marketing materials
  • Measure existing and input using AutoCAD
  • Produce design and alternates for residential remodel
  • Permit facilitation
  • Meet with clients to discuss design options, price and progress
Nov 2007 - Jun 2009

Architectural Intern

Johnson Atala + associates
  • Draft using AutoCAD 2008
  • Design and produce marketing and presentation material using Adobe Creative Suite and SketchUp
  • Work in collaboration with senior staff and consultants to deliver construction documents
  • Participate in the estimating and bidding processes in cooperation with the affliliated construction company Architectural Construction Group (ACG)
  • Measuring as-builts for build outs and renovation
  • Communication via telephone and email with clients, contractors, consultants and vendors
  • Performing administrative duties such as organizing samples, creating client/project files, answering the phone, ordering office supplies, printing, scanning and copying.
Jul 2007 - Oct 2007

Architectural Intern

Gail Hartz & Associates

  • Assist in designing, drafting and rendering landscape plans in AutoCAD and by hand
  • Prepare estimates and proposals in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Communicate with clients, nurseries, architects and subcontractors via phone and email
  • Attend meetings with clients and consultants to review scope and designs
  • Measure and document existing landscapes


Aug 2003 - May 2008


University of Houston

I graduated with a B.Arch with Honors from the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture, an NAAB accredited school, with a minor in Spanish. 



Microsoft Office

From Word to Excel to Powerpoint, I can create professional presentations, documents and spreadsheets that will serve any office well.  I am experienced in file conversion and compatibility with other programs for sharing or distributing work. In addition, I can type 45 WPM.


Due to my background in retail, I know what it takes to make a customer or client happy.  My people skills are matched only by my professionalism and commitment to quality.


Drafting commercial, institutional and residential drawings including  plans, elevations, sections and details.

Adobe Creatve Suite

I am proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.  I have used all of these programs separately or in combination to produce presentations, booklets and marketing material for a variety of projects.

Bilingual - Spanish