Calvin Richardson

May 27, 2019

Architectural and Lighting Designer, experienced Project Manager
Architectural and Lighting Designer, experienced Project Manager
  • Portland, Oregon
  • May 27, 2019

6 years working in low-staffed architectural design offices, 5 years on job sites with general contractor. This experience has given me a strong understanding of construction methods, adapting designs, and project management from start to finish with a reasonable anticipation of common problems that arise in the field.

Two years of lighting design experience have given me a taste of something I hunger to continue practicing in addition to other typical duties.


Expert: AutoCAD (all versions), Sketchup, Lumion, Microsoft Suite, Rhinoceros, Bluebeam

Proficient: Revit, Adobe Suite, Layout, DiaLUX, general craftsmanship

Working Knowledge: Photography, Construction administration, Quickbooks, CoConstruct, Hand Rendering

Unique qualifications: Owner of a small furniture and urban architecture design LLC, strictly to exercise my design mind and not to transition into a large design firm. Spent 8 years as high-level volleyball referee for professional level sporting events and grew a high level of professional judgement. Worked as right-hand-man for a number of sole proprietor designers and contractors, learning of many of the unique challenges of business and thinking outside the box with limited resources.

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Bachelor of Architecture @ NewSchool of Architecture and Design
Sep 2013 — Jun 2018


Designer, Project Manager @ Ron Neal Lighting Design
Jan 2017 — Jan 2019
Managed the full scope of a number of lighting design projects. Specified products, coordinated with manufacturers, and scheduled meetings. Visited construction projects in an official capacity to ensure quality control, and generate action items. Produced final construction documents in concert with the efforts of other disciplines. Completed conceptual renderings and mathematical calculations to ensure lighting accuracy and code compliance. Proofread colleagues’ work and made efforts to improve office efficacy in my downtime. Responded to RFI’s.
Junior Architectural Designer, Draftsman @ Fasola Architects
Mar 2010 — Jul 2014
Drafted plans, elevations, sections, and details for new and remodel style residential construction. Produced schematic and legal presentations for clients and Architect in the form of textured models, hand renders, and detailed drawings in the case of an objection by the Planning Commission. Met with Planning and Building officials during plan check and permit approval process in Los Angeles, Santa Monica, and Manhattan Beach.
Project Manager, Builder, Bookkeeper, Marketer @ California Custom Creations, Inc.
Jun 2009 — Jul 2014
Integral in all stages of construction, including framing, plumbing, electrical, and finish work. Evaluated construction quality of subcontractors and ensured quality control at project completion. Managed financial records and managed subcontractor payroll. After leaving the company, drafted plans as an independant contractor for two projects.

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