David Newcomb

DAVID NEWCOMB

(206) 799-3833
arch@davidnewcomb.com

Main RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL DESIGN   









 

RESUME of:

David T. Newcomb


12055 Pinehurst Way NE
Seattle, Washington 98125

Phone (cell) 206/799-3833
(fax) 206/417-8102

EDUCATION:
University of California, Santa Barbara, Art Studio, 1990, Bachelor of Arts.

HONORS:
Significant Volunteer Achievement Award; Washington State Parks & Recreation Commission,2000 & 2001.
U.C.S.B. Art Affiliates, Art Studio Scholarship Award, 1989-90.


EMPLOYMENT/VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE:
SELF EMPLOYED
July 2001, to present:

Designer- My personal interest in design and historic structures has proven effective as an on site construction observer for Washington State Parks during several recent projects: the South Cle Elum Depot rehab., Ft Casey Door Restoration, Ft. Casey Shearchlight stabilization and the Moran State Park Stone Tower restoration. During these projects I served as a communication link between owner, architect and contractor with written reports and on site direction.
In addition to these projects I have been responsible for several earthquake assessments; one of these buildings included the historic Colman building in downtown Seattle and a historic structures report for the 93 year old Morton Depot. Well versed in the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties and have worked with the Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation in Olympia.
My personal design achievements include a new 2,933 s.f. residence located in Seattle and several additions/ renovations to single family homes.

Proficient with AutoCad 2002 Lt., Microstation SE, Hand Drafting, Word,Excel & Pagemaker.


WASHINGTON STATE PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION, Olympia, Washington
October - November 2003:

Contractor - Fort Casey Ammunition Hoist Rehabilitation Project; Closely following the principles established by the Secretary of the Interior’s standards for rehabilitation, this one hundred year old ammunition hoist was in poor condition and was carefully repaired and installed inside Battery Worth. Major tasks included filling severely corroded surfaces to original profile, reconstruction of two crank handles, painting, installation and making the hoist operational.

October 1999 to present:
Designer (Volunteer) - South Cle Elum Depot Rehabilitation Project; Responsible for the formation of a group of volunteers that are actively working with Washington State Parks to rehabilitate the ninety year old train depot. Major tasks involve writing a 50 page condition assessment report, as-built drawings and drafting plans for a new concrete foundation while closely following the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties. Web site address for this project is: www.milwelectric.org

CITY OF SEATTLE, DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT
May 10, 2000 to July 6, 2001 (Hired as a temporary employee from 3/27/02 - 9/24/02):

Permit Specialist; Working directly with the public in obtaining building permits for a wide verity of residential and commercial projects. Responsibilities include: plan review, code compliance (including land use & energy), customer coaching, and also providing excellent customer service in a sometimes stressful environment.

STARBUCKS COFFEE COMPANY, Seattle, Washington
October 16, 1995 to April 28, 2000:

Project manager - renovations; Personally responsible for schematic design and development phases, site surveying, as-builts, drafting, quality assurance, and complying with national, city and area building/health codes for renovations within the Western United States. Made professional presentations to planning departments, landlords and landmark groups. Contributed to the evolution of new store design based on field experience with existing stores. Maintained a consistent professional relationship with vendors and contractors.

Job Captain/Project Expeditor; Responsible for drafting construction documents, design and project managing new Starbucks Coffee stores. Working in a schedule driven environment, each store was drawn ahead of schedule, and under budget.

Proficient with MicroStation version 5.0, and 95.

ARCHITECTS KUBOTA/KATO, Seattle, Washington
August 4, 1990 - October 13, 1995:

Job Captain; major tasks included design, project managing, construction administration, architectural photography and drafting construction documents on several commercial and residential projects. Proficient with AutoCAD release 12 and excellence in architectural photography, both small and large format (4x5).