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Site Planning, Architectural Planning + Detailing, Document Review and Redlining, Code Review, TAS-ADA, Life Safety, OSHA, BOMA, Structural + MEP Coordination, Construction Administration, Shop Drawing Review, Interior Finishes, Lighting, Light gage Metal Fabrications, Waterproofing + Envelope Systems, Exterior Finish Systems, Curtainwall Systems, Precast + Tilt-wall Construction, Building Entrances, Roofing Systems, Sheet Metal Fabrications, Remediation Services, AutoCad, Revit, Microstation, SketchUp, Bluebeam, Photoshop

Summary

Building Designer with broad experience in all aspects and phases of Interior and Exterior Design.

  • Experienced in taking projects from beginning to end with special emphasis on the components used and their role in the finished assembly to meet both the design intent while resulting in a finished building of the highest quality. Researches new materials and methods and is able to specify the most appropriate building element or system to meet all requirements.  Utilizes speed and experience with Autocad to produce construction drawings which are accurate, well organized and communicative and delivered on-time.  Creates custom CAD detail libraries and Revit families to aid in the preparation time of future drawings.  Reviews and coordinates consultant's drawings for consistency with the plans and submittals.  Conducts site visits to ensure quality and schedule are met, plus quickly prepares any information needed to avoid potential project delays.

Work experience

Senior Technical Designer

Staffelbach Design Associates

Provided technical design solutions to high-end interior design projects. This included review for code compliance, designing for accessibility, cabinetry and millwork design/detailing and complex wall and ceiling framing assemblies. Regarded as a source of technical and detail oriented design solutions was routinely consulted by fellow employees for assistance. Worked directly with building owners on construction administration and project close-out.

Job Captain

Gromatzky Dupree & Associates

Worked directly with Senior Associates to design, produce contract documents and ensure successful completion of a broad range of building types. Roles and responsibilities varied per project and have involved code research, site planning, space planning, construction documentation and specification, materials and component selection, accessible and sustainable design, consultant coordination, construction administration, field reports, pay applications and project close-out. Projects included five freestanding branch banks, two industrial tilt-wall warehouses, two three-story speculative office buildings and several condominium towers. Additionally, worked closely with specifiers, consultants and contractors to broaden knowledge of building systems and construction processes.  

Project Manager

Corgan Associates, Inc

Project Manager as part of a team responsible for the design of a new 669,000 sq. ft. LEED Silver Terminal B at Sacramento International Airport http://www.bigbuild.org/photo-media-gallery/design-overview/artist-renderings.  Primary responsibilities included design and detailing of building components including metal composite panel systems, long-span escalators, roof overhang framing and precast façade elements.  Concurrently worked closely with American Airlines facilities management on the repair and renovation of their corporate facilities. These projects ranged from the installation of new revolving door entrances at American's main headquarters to the identification and repair of multiple roof leaks at an aircraft hanger.

Aug 2013Present

Architectural Designer

The Mages Group

Architectural Designer for a full service Development + General Contracting firm whose primary clients are in the Oil & Gas Industry. Analyzes potential jobsites for appropriateness with the proposed facility's needs. Creates photo-realistic building renderings which aid in winning new clients and projects. Produces construction drawings design-build projects. Roles and responsibilities include 3D modeling, construction documentation and specification, materials and component selection, code and accessibility compliance, consultant coordination, construction administration and site analysis.

References

Dayle Smith

Kevin as a Job Captain, we worked on several projects together. His attention to detail and working knowledge of the many various architectural systems - made the construction phase run smoothly. He understood the Owners/Project needs and implemented them in a timely and flawless manner. His communication skills with team members, associates, contractors and subcontractors was a valuable member to the projects. I look forward to the opportunity to working with Kevin again on future projects. Kevin would make a valuable asset to any Architectural Team.

Pamela Grayson

I worked with Kevin Solodar on The Museum Tower Project, located in Dallas Texas - a 42 story luxury, residential high-rise. I was very impressed with Kevin's technical ability and attention to detail. Kevin paid attention to intricate details and that showed in his drawings. Kevin's drawing and detailing ability is top-level. Kevin also has an impressive understanding of various materials and their applications. He is a very bright person who thinks ahead - I consider Kevin to be a multi-dimensional individual who has a broad knowledge base, not by any means limited to his profession. I would recommend Kevin for any Project Architect or Project Manager level position. He was a great resource of information and talent to have on the team.

Robert Dupree

Kevin has a great talent for design and a keen eye for detail. He always went the extra mile when it was time to get a project buttoned up to send out for bidding or issue for construction. His technical, organizational, coordination, and communication skills are excellent. He is experienced in dealing with owners, contractors, subcontractors, and consultants. He is also a pleasure to work with and has a great work ethic. His conduct while at our firm can best be described as highly professional.

Education

Skills

Architectural Design
3D Concept Modeling
Revit Architecture 2014
Construction Document Preparation
Autocad 2008, Microstation J

Allied Oil & Gas

Casedhole Solutions

Sacramento Airport Terminal B

Tennyson Place, Plano, TX

Museum Tower, Dallas, TX

7 Riverway, Houston, Texas

Colonial Bank (now BB&T)

Glazer's, St. Louis, MO

Sovereign Bank, Irving, TX

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