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Work experience

Oct 2005Present

Dierctor of Product Development

Thrive Home Builders
  • Led the redesign effort for the migration of the company’s product lines from standard, code-built homes to high-efficient and net zero–ready homes
  • Liaised with outside consultants including structural engineers, architect and HVAC subcontractors to ensure the viability and accuracy of residential plans; managed consultant contracts and invoices
  • Reviewed, red-lined and revised new and existing construction documents for both attached and detached single-family plans
  • Worked directly with department directors, COO, CEO and project architects in the development of new single family plans from preliminary design phase to finished construction documents
  • Assisted CEO and Community Development Department in assessing project viability by generating initial site plans and developing lot fit analysis of potential projects
  • Created municipality-specific documents necessary for zoning and design approval
  • Provided design, technical, CAD and building code compliance support to Construction, Purchasing and Sales departments
  • Designed and developed model site plans and sales office layouts
  • Worked directly with sales staff and buyers on custom options and structural changes
  • Established in-house architectural plans library and other architectural processes
  • Managed multiple active projects and product lines at once
  • Coordinated and supervised the development of electronic sales collateral
Sep 2013Present

Owner

Hang Your Hat Design and Drafting
  • Design and drafting service for production home builders, contractors and home owners. Specializes in custom home and production home designs, remodels and additions, and basement finishes.
Feb 2005Oct 2005

Project Captain

Village Homes of Colorado
  • Reviewed and redlined construction documents.
  • Worked with project managers to ensure accurate and online delivery of products.
Oct 1998Feb 2005

Project Manager

Del D. Stiegemeier, Architect
  • Responsible for all phases of project from initial site visits to as-builds and final construction documents.
  • Worked on projects ranging from high end custom homes to light commercial.
  • Researched codes and zoning requirements.
  • Developed necessary documentation for municipality approval and variance applications.
  • Liaised with outside consultants to ensure accuracy and timeliness.
  • Developed unique architectural details as necessary for each project.

Summary

Project manager with 15+ years of experience in single family detached and attached residential projects and wood frame construction. Experienced in all phases of construction projects from as-builts and preliminary design to schematics and finished construction documentations. 

9+ years of working with high performance residential homes, including conventional net zero homes.

  • Strong drafting skills - both hand sketching and AutoCAD
  • Able to excel individually and in a team situations
  • Speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese

Education

20092011

Master of Architecture

University of Colorado at Denver
19921996

Bachelor of Environmental Design

University of Colorado at Boulder

Architecture emphasis

19971998

Associate in Computer Aided Design

DeVry University (formerly Denver Technical College)

Architectural Drafting/AutoCAD

Certifications

Jan 20092009

Basic Photovoltaics

Thames Solar Electric

Basic Photovoltaics

Sep 2008Dec 2008

Green Building Certification Program

Colorado State University

LEED Preparation Program

Portfolio

Skills

Architectural Modeling
Bass wood and foamcore
Graphics & Web Development

Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat, HTML

3D Modeling

AutoCad and SketchUP

Drafting

AutoCAD

Interest

Sustainability/Sustainable design, Green technologies, affordable homes, housing, Net Zero, PassivHaus, non-profit organizations

References

Available upon request