Objective

My name is Brian Grafton and I have recently graduated from Kent State University with my Bachelors degree in architecture and environmental design.  I am actively seeking a summer internship to further my education as well as earn professional experience and develop valuable connections with talented individuals and firms.  I am the most passionate about commercial architecture, especially on higher education facilities, and would enjoy working in an environment focusing on these areas of design.

Education

Kent State University

Bachelors of Science in Architecture

Aug 2008 - Present | Kent, Ohio


Manchester High School

High School Honors Diploma

Aug 2004 - May 2008 | Akron, Ohio

Experience

John O's Bar and Grille

Short line cook

May 2011 - Aug 2011 | North Lawrence, Ohio

Cooked breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily in addition to cooking for breakfast buffets and special events on weekends. I was trained to cook using a grill, deep fryer, and pizza oven, with minor experience in bartending.


Black Caddis Ranch

Draftsman

March 2011 - May 2011 | Kettleville, PA

Required to draft a first and second floor plan of a an expansion for a bed and breakfast.  Planned a series of proposed doors, windows, and a new staircase sufficient enough for the client to meet with contractors and attend budget meetings.


Ohio Pine View Farms

Agricultural Assistant

June 2010 - July 2010 | 4330 Butterbridge Road, North Lawrence, Ohio

My daily taks included cleaning and rebedding horse stalls, as well as supplying each stall with fresh grain and water.   During Hay season I moved and lofted hay as needed.


Boy Scouts of America

Summer Camp Staff

June 2009 - July 2009 | Kettleville, PA

Supervised Boy Scouts, and provided program and activities during the week of summer camp.  Additionally led daily flag raising and closing ceremonies and acted as master of ceremonies for the closing bonfire.

Skills

Autodesk Revit Architecture

Proficient with 4 years of experience.


Autodesk AutoCAD

Intermediate with 4 years of experience.


Autodesk MEP

Intermediate with 1 years of experience.


Microsoft Office Suite

Proficient with 12 years of experience.

Microsoft Office

Microsfot Excel

Microsoft PowerPoint

 


Adobe Creative Suite

Proficient with 4 years of experience.

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe InDesign


Environmental Analysis Programs

Intermediate with 3 years of experience.

Autodesk Vasari 2

Climate Consultant 5.0

 


Rhino 4

Intermediate with 2 years of experience.

Qualities

 

  • Ability to Multitask
  • self-sufficient
  • excellent writing and communication skills
  • experience with construction document sets
  • leadership background and training
  • strong model building skills
  • analytical and planning skills
  • easy to get along with
  • quick learner and hard working

 

References

Jonathon Fleming

Interim Associate Dean  | Kent State University College of Architecture

Email: jpflemi1@kent.edu


Ken Butler

Contact No: (330)293-0952


John Kusmits

Contact No: (330)882-9495


Bob Pohelia

Contact No: (330)882-3793

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