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John Zdralek B.Arch 1991

September 2003 please email

Service objective:
Tailored building presentation, plan production and BIM of the highest quality possible.

Architect's Office Experience:
4+years US, including 1-year Caribbean AIA office experience using ArchiCAD.
1-year Canadian office experience using ArchiCAD.

Home owner-client and Builder-client drafting and design Experience:
4-years self-employed with my own client base of home owners and builders in Ottawa.
5-year B.Arch. 1991, Carleton School of Architecture, Ottawa, emphasis on design.

CAD experience:
ArchiCAD 8 owner and user with Artlantis (old version) on Macintosh since 1992.
1-year experience in a Windows and AutoCAD office. ('95)
My goal is to focus on ArchiCAD and expand into AV-works, BIM, and total stations.

Work Experience Timeline:

June 2003 - August 2003 Koch and Wilson Architects, New Orleans, Louisiana
Plantation style new home.

Oct 2000 - Oct 2001 Fitzpatrick Butler Architects, Tyler, Texas
Design Development, Construction Documents, Rendering & Animation presentation.
Orthodontic Clinic, Baptist Church, Science Education building, and others.

May - July 2000 Sagan-Piechota Architects, San Francisco
Layer and Model Management for a 4 person networked ArchiCAD project.
Coordination of hotlinked AutoCAD DD modules, VW design & manual S drawings.
10,000 sf plus residence for co-founder of WebTV

Oct 99 - Apr 2000 Adirondack Design, Saranac Lake, NY
Design Development and Construction Documents
8000 sf Residence including reno. of existing 3500 sf 1905 structure.
Creating computer model to generate QTVR, renderings & Construction Docs.

Sept 99 Leaning and Associates, Ottawa, Canada
400 SF 2nd story addition to a residence directed by Robert Froom OAA

May 98 - July 99 Bruce Stewart Architects, Nassau, Bahamas
Construction Documents, Design development and presentation.
8000 sf Ferry Terminal, Food & Beverage Court, 25000 sf Office, and a 6 unit Condo. - ferry terminal sign study

Feb 98 - Apr 98 Hierarchy, TJ Costello Manhasset, Long Island, NY
Design, Design Development, and Construction Documents
Renovations and a luxury pool house near Brewster, NY Fauser poolhouse stair study

Nov 97 - Jan 98 Vision Craft Homes Las Vegas

Interior and exterior QTVRs of two homes for a luxury home developer in Vegas.

Jun 97 - Nov 97 Michael Kovac Architects Century City, LA
Mainly Mansions for Movie Moguls: New home with screening room, Malibu Colony
Renovation with screening room, Lost and Laughing in the Canyons.
(did not work on linked project above)
Nov 96 - May 97 Urban Concepts Beverly Hills 90210,

Design Development, a little urban planning, and Construction Documents
City Library and 8 cinema multiplex theater for Hagen Germany

Mar 96 - Oct 96 TRM Architects Buffalo, NY
Design Development & Construction Documents,
Marvel Comics Theme restaurant for Universal Studios in Los Angeles.
(New theme now but the coolest project I’ve worked on…Spiderman, Spiderman!)

Feb 1995-Feb 1996 Burka Varacalli Architects Toronto, Canada,
Design Development, Construction Documents, Permits
Sixteen story high-rise apartments with Eighteen unit townhouse Rendering done over my ArchiCAD model perspective.

Apr1991-Jan95 Dezineworks Ottawa, Canada
My own design and drafting consulting business.
Design, Construction Documents, Permits, committee presentations. - design detail of exterior porch newel cap
Styrene and Bainbridge handmade models 18,000 seat Corel Center, 5' x 2' & 3' x 3' - physical scale model building of entertainment arena

1991 Graduate of Carleton School of Architecture, Ottawa, Canada

5 year Bachelor of Architecture thesis:

1st term thesis project: Architecture & Urban Planning of Chandigarh, India with Architecture Critic and Historian, Trevor Boddy.

2nd term thesis project: First Nations Interpretive Center; with celebrated Canadian Architect: Douglas

Member of RAIC and OAA - without state or provincial license as architect with stamp.