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Name : Mike
Industry Type : Project Architect
City & State : Chicago, IL
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Michael A. Nelson


ARC Underground, Inc., Chicago Illinois August 2010
Prepared complete cost estimates of subsurface utilities and concrete work for several small to medium-sized commercial and retail projects located in Chicago. Successfully learned offices software and methodology.

Folgers Architects, Limited, Michael Nelson, Architect, Harboe and Becker, April 2009-present.
Residential and commercial short term projects, including renovation of existing spaces, single family additions, commercial vehicle storage, and machine shop space renovation for United Airlines.

HOH Architects, Inc, Chicago, Illinois April 2008-April 2009
ThyssenKrupp Steel USA, Calvert, AL: Produced exterior and interior details for 300,000 sq. ft. greenfield steel mill. Designed and produced complete set of documents for 20,000 sq. ft. office facility adjacent to the mill. Utilized AutoCAD 2008 for production of drawings.
Harper High School and Copernicus Elementary School, Chicago Public Schools, Chicago, IL: Project Architect of interior renovation projects. Surveyed existing conditions and developed complete set of construction documents. Interfaced with clients and contractors during construction.
Torrence Avenue Vertical Lift Bridge, Chicago, IL: Project Architect of interior and exterior renovation of historic masonry bridge operator house. Surveyed existing conditions and developed complete of construction documents to meet tight completion schedule.

Soodan and Associates, Chicago, Illinois 2006-November 2007
Illinois State Tollway Authority, Chicago, IL: Developed cost estimates and quality assurance check of construction documents for toll plaza renovation. Provided inspection services during construction to ascertain contractor compliance with contract documents.
Northern Illinois University Chiller Plant, DeKalb, IL. Produced cost estimates, produced complete set of drawings, and coordinated with engineers.
Provident Hospital, Chicago, IL: Developed complete set of construction documents for project that included on-site forensic investigation of existing masonry wall conditions, development of details, specifications and critical examination report.

Harboe and Becker, Chicago, Illinois 2005-2006
Chicago, IL: Interior retail build-out and high-end residential new construction. Utilized Vectorworks CAD software in production of drawings.

Greeley and Hansen Architects, LLC, Chicago, Illinois 20032005
Newtown Creek Support, Disinfection, and North Control Buildings, New York Department of Environmental Protection, New York, NY: Lead architect for submittal review (two additional architects under my supervision). Resolved field issues raised in ongoing construction. Coordinated solutions with engineers in a team environment.
Marine Transfer Station, New York Department of Sanitation, New York, NY: Design development and construction drawings.

Wolbrink Architects, Chicago, Illinois 2001-2002
Chicago and Fort Sheridan, IL: Developed complete sets of working drawings utilizing AutoCAD of single family and townhouse projects. Projects successfully incorporated LEED concepts.

Nelson-Hemphill, Inc., Chicago, Illinois 2001
Chicago, IL: Purchased, renovated and managed $3 million in residential rental properties with $6,000 initial investment. Project emphasis on quality renovation, sustainability and equity creation.

Knight Architects Engineers Planners, Inc. Chicago, Illinois 1983-1986, 1990-1995, and 1995-2001
Produced complete and detailed drawings with AutoCAD. Coordinated architectural work with structural, HVAC, and electrical disciplines in a team environment. Developed (along with a programmer) a software-driven shop drawing administration process. Reviewed shop drawings and granted approval or requested resubmittal. Conducted field inspections to ascertain contract compliance. Projects included various commercial, industrial, and laboratory facilities:
New Chicago Main Post Office, Chicago, IL: Central postal processing facility.
IBM-Mannassas, VA.: Semiconducter manufacturing Facility.
IBM-Paris, Corbeil-Essonnes, France: Semiconducter manufacturing facility.
Soldier Field Athletic Stadium, Chicago, IL: New gates and washrooms.
Great Lakes Naval Training Center, Great Lakes IL: Faade masonry restoration.
Hewlett Packard, Fort Collins, CO: Semiconductor cleanroom renovation.

Perkins and Will, Chicago, Illinois 1995
St. Joseph Medical Center, Joliet, IL: Produced working drawings for hospital additions.

Roula Associates, Chtd., Chicago, Illinois 1990
Produced presentation drawings, working drawings, and models for various projects including:
Cook County Division XI Maximum Security Facility, Chicago, IL
OHare International Airport Remote Parking Station, Chicago, IL
Lake Point Tower apartment interior renovations, Chicago, IL

A. M. Kinney and Associates, Evanston, Illinois 1988-1989
Developed concise and complete working drawings of a testing laboratory for Amoco Oil Co.

Graham, Anderson, Probst, and White, Chicago, Illinois 1981-1983 and 1986-1988
Prepared complete sets of construction documents and reviewed shop drawings for various commercial, medical, and industrial building projects including:
State of Illinois Library, Springfield, IL
Little Company of Mary Hospital, Evergreen Park, IL. New facility with operating rooms and 100 beds.
Motorola Manufacturing Facility Addition, Schaumburg, IL Addition to manufacturing facility.
Housing for the Elderly, Chicago, IL 400-unit high-rise housing complex


Bachelor of Arts with honors. School of Architecture, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, 1980. Awarded scholarship to study at the Architectural Association in London, England, 1980.

Associate of Arts, Architectural Technology, Madison Area Technical College, Madison, WI, 1977.

Licenced Architect, State of Illinois #1-014732

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