Peter Newton, Assoc AIA, CSBA, PMP

Urban Architectural Developer

Phoenix, AZ, USA
As an aspiring architect, I aim to design more creative and contemplative spaces through public participation and employment. I have experience in project management, design and construction, architecture and planning, public policy, urban design, community creation, and sustainable design. I have organized meetings and events to discuss issues pertinent to projects and community involvement. I have lead community discussions to develop public policy concerning sustainability and urban design. I work with community participants to ensure shared responsibility.

I have professional experience, in all phases of architecture, working on large and small projects. My portfolio of projects include places where people live, work, contemplate, educate and play. I have worked for large firms across multiple offices and divisions, and with sole practitioners. I have master planned, investigated historic structures, and designed custom projects.

I have participated in International competitions and community design charrettes. I developed professional development programs for offices, AIA and USGBC Chapters, and workforce development courses. I have been a member of. I have lectured on architecture, urban revitalization, sustainability, and professional development.

Hospitality; Single & Multi-Family Residential; Workspaces; K12; Recreation; Religious; Civic; Research, Science & Technology; Retail; Telecommunications; Higher Education; Adaptive Reuse; Urban Design; Industrial; Master Planning; Mixed Use; Military; Historic Preservation; Conditions Assessment
Logistics, Modeling, Data Entry, Architectural Desktop, Entitlements, Mitigation, Negotiation, Revit, Sketch Up, Microsoft Visio, Desktop Publishing, Construction Documentation

Work Experience

Independent Services

Architectural Designer III

Networked at business round tables, Chambers of Commerce and professional associations, developing strategic allegiances for non-profits, civic initiatives and funding entrepreneurial projects. but many provide independent professional services directly to clients, although restricted by law in some countries. Others work in product development or sales with manufacturers. Licensed architect or on-registered graduate with 8-10 years of experience; responsible for significant aspects of projects.
• Documented existing conditions for separate renovation projects for LuPe Designs and Herb Hacker, AIA, and lease stacking plans for a speculative mixed use project for Proteus West.
• Researched financial resources and project opportunities to create a new architecture and urban design partnership, Fourward Architecture.
• Reviewed completed projects to assure compliance with rebate programs.
November 2009 - Phoenix, Arizona, United States


Tiny Prints Production Designer

Design and Quality Assurance Reviewer of personalized stationary for online orders. Used Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop to correct and customize customer's orders. Called on customers to assist them in the development of their cards.
October 2013 - December 2013 Tempe, Arizona, United States

Romanoski Glass & Mirror

Lead Generation and Territorial Sales Manager

Directed lead generation efforts across the Southwest, establishing relationships with architects and general contractors. Created a marketing schedule to build relationships with new and existing clients.
• Delivered lunch and learn presentations and demonstrated the Major Industries product line at professional society meetings and conferences.
• Designed portfolio presentations for interviews with General Contractors. The presentations led to the immediate generation of bidding opportunities.
• Refined bid search alerts to generate more effective results and coordinated response efforts.
February 2011 - July 2011 Phoenix, Arizona, United States

Jacobs Engineering (formerly Carter Burgess)

Architectural Job Captain

Managed a small team of Architectural Drafters in the design and construction of retail projects.
Conducted facility conditions assessments to determine maintenance and renovation schedules for the US Air Force in Texas and South Carolina. non-registered graduate with 6-8 years of experience, responsible for daily design or technical development of projects.
• Trained staff in physical condition surveys, receiving commendations from clients.
• Modified retail roll out prototype designs to meet local building codes and design review comments.
September 2007 - August 2009 Phoenix, Arizona, United States

Cawley Architects

Architectural Project Manager II

Managed the design and construction process for turnkey commercial, warehouse and retail projects. Coordinated designs with consultants to meet client’s needs. Cawley is the primary design firm for a design-build contractor. In smaller architectural firms, the architectural designers tend to remain involved with the project right through completion, and actually take an active role in documentation and management, sometimes to the point of supervising construction. Non-registered graduate with more than 10 years of experience; has overall project management responsibility for a variety of projects or project teams, including client contact, scheduling, and budgeting.
• Attended jurisdictional staff and public meetings for the client, to ensure compliance with city
requirements and resolution of public issues.
• Master planned several multi-building complexes, creating a coherent and comprehensive sense of place.
• Managed the firm's only 5 story steel structure, designed to maximize the leasable Class A office space and structural efficiency.
April 2005 - September 2007 Phoenix, Arizona, United States

Rob Paulus, Architect

Architectural Designer I

Developed construction documents for residential, commercial and urban redevelopment projects. Designed mechanical and electrical layouts. Guided projects through the city submittal process. Documented, site surveyed and field assessed historic properties to convert them from industrial use to multi-family loft homes. non-registered graduate with 3-5 years of experience; responsible for particular parts of a project within parameters set by others.
February 2003 - June 2003 Tucson, Arizona, United States

Watkins Hamilton Ross Architects

Architect In Training

Programmed, space planned, designed and administered contracts for science and research facilities for universities in Texas. Unlicensed architecture school graduate in third year of internship; develops design or technical solutions under supervision of an architect.
• Coordinated documents for a 170,000 sf science and research laboratory at the University of Texas.
• Resolved a dimensional issue for a laboratory tenant improvement.
• Developed a mentoring program involving site visits, travelogues and exhibition tours.
September 2000 - September 2002 Houston, Texas, United States

The Mathes Group

Architectural Intern II

Developed space plans and construction documents for telecommunications facilities, academic building and corporate tenant improvements. Now Mathes Brierre Architects. Applied the science of architecture and the technology of building construction. Unlicensed architecture school graduate in second year of internship.
• Managed the Bellsouth collocation program, of nearly 500 projects, reducing response time from 3 weeks to 1 day, by improving communications and the quality of our documents.
• Documented important projects from the firm's extensive portfolio to design project winning marketing materials.
• Designed a 3-D CAD model to base marker rendering perspectives for a competition.
March 1999 - June 2000 New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Olde New Orleans Design Group, Inc.

Residential Designer

Designed single family, "Southern Style," custom homes. Developed electrical and framing diagrams. Adapted designs for on-line home plan sales. Maintained CAD Library. Researched rigid steel frame construction and designed the firm’s first steel framed home. Managed the process from conception through to completion.
October 1998 - March 1999 Harvey, Louisiana, United States

Christner, Inc.

Architectural Intern I

Developed space plans and construction documents for school, religious, research, hospitality, and corporate tenant improvement projects. Developed material and finish boards, color pencil renderings, and preliminary CAD models for design development. Provided building design services and solutions. Unlicensed architecture school graduate in first year of internship.
• Created a continuing education and mentoring program involving architectural tours, lectures, and discussions around PBS videos .
• Established CAD standards as organization switched from AES to AutoCAD R13.
• Identified and photographed key sustainable design elements for a Grant report.
September 1996 - June 1998 Clayton, Missouri, United States

Luchini AD

Architectural Drafter I

Drafted preliminary designs for a residence in Maine. Published in Adrian Luchini by Rockport.
August 1996 - September 1996 Saint Louis, Missouri, United States

Franklin Associates Architects

Summer Architectural Intern

Constructed models, documented existing conditions and manually drafted drawings. Designed residential additions and a community clubhouse. Field Surveyed facilities at Erlanger Medical Center to meet the 1991 ADA requirements.
June 1993 - August 1993 Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States


Washington University

Bachelor of Arts in Architecture

* Enrolled in courses that meet the NAAB requirements for a 4 year pre-professional liberal arts degree with a concentration in Architecture.
* Educated through the Bauhaus method of experience through doing, designing studio projects with an urban focus towards the revitalization of St. Louis and its inner suburbs.
* Attended visiting lecturers within the architecture, art and liberal arts schools.
* Enrolled in liberal arts course work with concentrations in anthropology, archeology, physical sciences, art and architectural history, and history.
* Enrolled in additional course work in painting, printmaking and drawing within the School of Art.
August 1992 - May 1996 Saint Louis, Missouri, United States

Phoenix College

Certificate in Sustainability & Revit

* Enrolled in professional development, Certificate, non-credit coursework in Revit and sustainability.
* Learned how to design, build and maintain buildings sustainably in the unique Sonoran Desert region.
* Developed a regenerative vision for the abandoned Mervyn's store at Camelback Colonade, where it could serve as a business incubator for future urban development in the Biltmore area.
March 2010 - August 2011 Phoenix, Arizona, United States

Carnegie Mellon University

Pre-College, Architecture

* Enrolled in a six week Pre-College exploration and advanced credit program through the School of Architecture.
* Explored Architectural Studio, Structures, History, free hand drawing and Computer Aided Design and Modeling.
* Visited noted architecture for lessons.
June 1991 - August 1991 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States


English (Native),
Russian (Beginner),
French (Conversational),


CSBA - Certified Sustainable Building Adviser
PMP - Project Management Professional