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Name : robinito[AT]
Industry Type : Sustainability Advisor
City & State : Kirkland, WA
Job Title
Relocation Preferences : Architects
Objective :
Resume :  
Comprehensive experience in coordinating projects, creating strategies and leading teams to develop and implement successful green building programs and projects.

Quadrupled membership, sponsorship and visibility of the Seattle Built Green program.
Successfully launched an identity and information campaign that fostered the exponential growth of a fiber optics research center to international prominence.
Resurrected a retail bookstore from indebtedness to profit through creative management.
Coordinated electrical engineering faculty to create publications, collateral and research symposia.
Achieved the LEED Accredited Professional designation in Fall 2002 and Green Advantage Residential in May 2008.
Redesigned home kitchen in 2006 for great looks and improved functionality.

Otak Sustainability Advisor (Seattle, WA) September 2005-May 2008
Provided prime consultant services to King County, WAs sustainable building program, including development of green project training and learning materials, LEED consulting.
Created and produced monthly sustainability e-newsletter
Provided sustainability consulting on Built Green Home at Suncadia and Going Green at the Beach
Implemented internal company-wide sustainability strategies (LEED and The Natural Step).
Facilitated sustainability goals for clients on diverse architectural and development projects.
Assisted with green interior design for new office to LEED-Commercial Interiors standards.
Co-developed online green building resources for King County, WA
Speaker at various venues including Built Green Conference 2007

Built Green Director (Bellevue, WA) March 2003-September 2005
Managed green home building certification program for largest homebuilder association in US.
Quadrupled membership base in two years.
Successfully negotiated between government, building industry and environmental groups.
Secured more than $100,000 in funding, plus more than $120,000 in-kind sponsorships for 2004.
Received 2004 Award for Best Partnership in US from the National Association of Home Builders.
Developed first electronic newsletter for Built Green
Increased web traffic to website by thousands through updates to
Collaborated in planning of Built Green Idea Home and Built Green Home at Suncadia
Participated in National Association of Home Builders development of national green guidelines.
Instigated and coordinated Built Green Washington and its website
Developed and presented numerous seminars; coordinated annual Built Green conference; wrote many articles and publications; and redesigned logo and website at

Consultant to USGBC (Seattle, WA) Green Building Specialist, July 2001-Dec 2002
Performed more than 20 U. S. Green Building Council LEED Certification reviews.
Researched, co-wrote the King County web-based LEED Supplement.
Co-wrote, co-designed an Education Plan for Lake Hills Ranger Station (Bellevue, WA).

Design Environs (Charlottesville, VA) AutoCAD Operator March 2001 (temp)
Produced AutoCAD documentation of entire showroom three months early.
Performed precision building measurements for a complete set of AutoCAD documents.

FPW Architects (Charlottesville, VA) Intern Architect, July 2000-March 2001 (company layoffs)
Redesigned apartment spaces for historic renovation to optimize compact living quarters.
Authored a new website for firm.

Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, VA) Research Associate, 1985-1995 and 1997-2000
Coordinated media and public relations programs for largest engineering department at the preeminent university in Virginia.
Produced web pages for an internationally known fiber optics research center, an optical sciences research center and a photonics research laboratory.
Authored, designed and illustrated publications (including publicity, technical, educational), displays, websites, and identity programs to help secure millions of dollars in funding.
Presented complex technical ideas through clear graphics and text.
Oversaw reorganization and renovation of FEORC office and laboratory facilities.
Organized annual fiber optics research symposium and annual electrical engineering honors banquet.

Books, Strings & Things (Blacksburg, VA) Co-owner and Co-manager, 1981-1985
Managed a business from 15-year indebtedness to profit in less than three years.
Maintained book and sidelines inventory with $1 million annual gross retail sales.
Achieved national prominence and invited to speak at ABA conventions in Atlanta, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco.
Wrote articles by invitation for trade magazines Publisher's Weekly and American Bookseller.
Revived a wide client base by improving the interactions with the public.
Created publisher-sponsored national award-winning book displays.
Managed and helped 14 employees grow into increasingly more responsible positions.

Freelance Graphic Designer (Blacksburg, VA) 1980-2000
Concurrent with my full time jobs, designed Blacksburg's annual Steppin' Out festival t-shirt for 16 years, sales of which generated >$10,000 profit annually.
Designed logos, wedding invitations, calendars, signs, and magazines, among many others, and drew portraits of children and childrens book illustrations.
Designed and constructed Virginia Tech's State Fair exhibit.

Virginia Tech, Information Officer, 1978-1980
Wrote news articles for dissemination to local, state and national periodicals.
Produced quarterly agriculture/forestry newsletter.
Photographed faculty, staff, students for news media.
Designed backdrop for TV sports show, related signage, logos, stationery.

Master of Architecture Degree, December 1999, Virginia Tech
Thesis: "An Appalachian House: The Design and Analysis of a Passive Solar House."
Focused on the environmental aspects of architecture, sustainable building and energy modeling.

Website Design 1999: MS FrontPage and
Data Management: MS Access, Excel.
Resource Management: Excel, MS Outlook.
Writing & Publishing: MS Word, Adobe InDesign, Acrobat.
Presentation: MS Powerpoint, Adobe Photoshop.
Drafting: AutoCAD 2000 and AutoCAD LT.
Building Analysis: Energy Scheming.

Architectural design, graphic design, rendering, technical illustration, drafting, photography, calligraphy, hand lettering, logo design, cartooning.
Technical and creative writing.
4-color offset, silk screen, block and etching printing processes.

Member ANSI-GBI Committee to develop green building standard

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