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Craig Toocheck

Education
Berkeley, CA, USA
Aug 2012May 2014
Master of City and Regional Planning
Concentration in urban design
Washington, DC, USA
Aug 2005May 2009
Bachelor of Science in Architecture
Experience
New York, NY, USA
Jul 2014Present
San Francisco, CA, USA
Sep 2013Present
Consultant
-Creating an easy-to-understand guide to implementing equitable transit-oriented development to facilitate advocacy by collaborative organizations
-Assessing the impact of past work in impacting transit station area plans
Oakland, CA, USA
Aug 2013Dec 2013
GreenTRIP Volunteer Analyst
GreenTRIP is "an innovative certification program that rewards multi-family, mixed-use projects that apply comprehensive strategies to reduce traffic and greenhouse gas emissions". I analyzed housing developments for certification by gathering data on each project and using Urbemis to estimate transportation-related emissions reductions from these strategies.
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Aug 2011Mar 2012
Historic Preservation Volunteer
Compiled restoration reports and designed renovation proposals for three Pittsburgh-area historic structures
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Nov 2011Dec 2011
Planning intern
-Compiled data, graphics, and research for "6% Place", a neighborhood redevelopment report and series of projects in Pittsburgh's Garfield neighborhood which seek to support the area's creative class
-Researched a number of other potential urban interventions in Pittsburgh, including as a ciclovia event and unique signage opportunities for downtown businesses
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Feb 2011Apr 2011
Real Estate Development Intern
-Analyzed proposed developments and ordinances that affected Pittsburgh's Cultural District
-Worked with property owners, architects, and tenants to improve conditions and draw
visitors and tenants to the Cultural District
-Collected data and created graphics addressing issues such as storefront vacancies, streetscape conditions, and parking supply
Leipzig, Germany
Feb 2010Jun 2010
Urban Planning Intern
-Prepared for, executed, and documented urban design workshops which explored design improvements and development opportunities for two public spaces: the 130-acre Wilhelm-Leuschner-Platz parcel at the edge of the city center, and a 1.2-mile stretch of a main arterial, Georg-Schumann-Strasse
-Prepared exhibit materials for the International Building Exhibition Saxony-Anhalt 2010, particularly for the firm's projects in Martin Luther's birth town of Eisleben
-Created branding ideas, informational project posters, flyers, and graphics for urban redevelopment projects and strategic plans for neighborhoods and regions
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
May 2007Aug 2007
Architecture/Construction Intern
-Created construction documents and calculated material quantities and cost estimates for
projects up to 40,000 square feet
-Acted as contact person for subcontractors, product salesmen, and building tenants
-Created packages for project bidding
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
May 2006Aug 2006
Architecture Intern
-Created construction documents using Microstation
-Created packages for project bidding
Awards
2013
Jiangmen Urban Design Workshop
Participant in the two-week urban design workshop at the South China University of Technology in Guangzhou, China, examining the transformation of industrial landscape in Jiangmen.
2010
One of eleven young professionals nationwide selected to participate in an intensive 8-day program in Germany examining sustainable architecture and urban planning
2010
Honorable Mention for AIAS/AARP Livable Communities Design Competition; Planning Phase entry, "Industrial Revolution"
2009
One of 75 Americans chosen for a year-long exchange fellowship in Germany entailing two months of intensive German courses, a semester of university study, and a five-month internship
2008
CUA School of Architecture & Planning Rome Study Abroad Program
One of nineteen selected for the school’s Rome study abroad program
Languages
 
German (Fluent), English (Native), Spanish (Conversational)
Skills
 
3D Studio Max, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premier, ArchiCAD, Autocad, Laser Cutting, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Excell, Microsoft Power Point, Microsoft Word, Microstation, Physical Model Building, Screen Printing, Sketchup