DAVID W. CLAFLIN, ARCHITECT   19369 298TH ROAD, ATCHISON, KANSAS, 66002   303-842-5394



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Profile

Award winning, licensed, senior architect with a dedication to excellence, best practices and innovation in design and planning of public and institutional buildings, while integrating principals of sustainable design. Experienced project manager with technical expertise in software applications (AutoCAD and Revit) and their use for speed and efficiency on projects. Strong communication and presentation skills, with the ability to inform and engage stakeholders. Energized by working in collaborative environments, but can also function well with a high degree of independence. Adept at managing multiple projects and project activities, simultaneously, to meet corporate and project goals.

 



Registration

1983 - 2013                      Colorado Registered Architect B-1963 (201963) - Link

2009 - 2012                      LEED Certified AP (GBCI Number: 10364416)



Prior Experience

3/2006-1/2010                 Page Southerland Page, Denver, Colorado, USA, Senior Architect

Worked in a collaborative environment, managed preparation of design and construction documents for university and public projects up to $25 million. Coordinated consulting engineers’ work and communication with design team. Responsibilities: code and zoning research and documentation, prepared project specifications, and LEED documentation. Reviewed contractor’s CM/GC subcontractor bids and fees proposals for contract compliance. Responded to RFIs and coordinated responses with consulting engineers. Worked directly with design architect to prepare design documents for the design-build proposals to verify compliance with owner’s proposal criteria (Corps of Engineers and the US Government’s General Services Agencies), military base design guidelines, security design guidelines, code requirements, and energy use reductions. Used Computer Aided Design (AutoCAD) and Revit for original and sustainable building design, while incorporating architectural design principles and applicable codes, and owner and corporate standards. Participated in review and selection of CM/GC for medium to large projects. Performed field visits to document progress and investigate and resolve problems in a timely and cost effective manner. [Page Southerland Page acquired Christopher Carvell Architects]

 

3/2004-3/2006                 Claflin Design, Louisville, Colorado, USA, Principal

Managed all aspects of private office. Managed preparation of design and construction documents for high-tech (broadcast facility) projects up to $25 million. Coordinated consulting engineers’ work, communications and design processes for Crown Media International (Hallmark), Inc., the Rocky Mountain Public Broadcasting Network (PBS), and Sparrowhawk Broadcast Services, a British-based international communications corporation, as well as Southern Illinois University, along with other projects. Enployed urban planning and schematic architecture principles for the Sheridan, Wyoming project, as well as landscape design to create a cold climate, sustainable design. Responsible for code and zoning research and documentation and for preparation of project specifications. Reviewed contractor’s CM/GC subcontractor bids and fees proposals for conformance to contract documents. Responded to RFIs and coordinated responses with consulting engineers. Used AutoCAD for original and spirited design, while incorporating architectural design principles and applicable codes, and owner and corporate standards. Participated in review and selection of CM/GC for small to medium projects. Performed field visits to document progress and engaged in troubleshooting and timely resolutions using consensus-building techniques.

 

3/2002-3/2004                 TSP Five, Inc, Denver, Colorado, USA, Architect

Managed operations and scheduling of branch office. Worked in a collaborative environment on diverse educational and planning projects, managed preparation of design and construction documents for public and private projects up to $15 million. Coordinated consulting engineers work and communication with design team.  Responsible for code and zoning research and documentation and preparation of project specifications. Responded to RFIs and coordinated responses with consulting engineers. Designed using Computer Aided Design (AutoCAD) incorporating architectural design principles and applicable codes, and owner and corporate standards. Participated in review and selection of CM/GC for small to medium projects. Performed field visits to document progress and investigate and resolve problems.

 

3/1999-1/2002                  Klipp Colussy Jenks DuBois Architects (now Gkkworks), Denver, Colorado, USA, Associate Architect

Managed preparation of design and construction documents for public and private projects up to $35 million. Coordinated consulting engineers work and communication with design team. Responsible for code and zoning research and documentation. Reviewed contractor’s CM/GC subcontractor bids and fees proposals for conformance to contract documents. Responded to RFIs and coordinated responses with consulting engineers.  Designed using Computer Aided Design (AutoCAD) incorporating architectural design principles, applicable codes, and owner and corporate standards. As Associate of firm, revised corporate standards.

 

1995-1/1999                     Barber Architecture, Denver, Colorado, USA, Senior Associate Architect

Managed preparation of design and construction documents for public and private projects up to $23 million. Coordinated consulting engineers’ work and communication with design team. Consultation on interior design, urban planning and schematic architecture and landscape design. Reviewed contractor’s CM/GC subcontractor bids and fees proposals for conformance to contract documents. Responded to RFIs and coordinated responses with consulting engineers. Used AutoCAD for original and sustainable designs incorporating architectural design principles, applicable codes, and owner and corporate standards.

 

1994-1995                         Claflin Design +, Louisville, Colorado, USA, Principal

Managed all aspects of private office. Prepared design, computer rendering, and construction documents for projects. Coordinated consulting engineers’ work and communication.  Responsible for code research and documentation and responsible for preparation of project specifications. Designed using AutoCAD.

 

1993-1994                        Robb, Brenner, and Brelig, Inc, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA, Architect

Worked under supervision of partners, prepared of design and construction documents for public and private projects up to $23 million. Coordinated consulting engineers work and communication with design team.  Performed code research.  Designed using AutoCAD.

 

1991-1993                         Childress Manning Knapp, PC, Boulder, Colorado, USA, Principal

As Partner in firm, managed CAD operations and scheduling for highly-collaborative office environment. Managed preparation of design and construction documents for public and private projects up to $23 million. Projects included work in Colorado and Wyoming mountains.  Created college and university campus master plans. Coordinated consulting engineers’ work and communication with design team. Responsible for code and zoning research and documentation. Designed using AutoCAD. Developed corporate standards by completing project performance evaluations through careful review and analysis to ensure the incorporation of new practices and standards that would directly impact timely completions, budget constraints and efficiencies that safely added to profitability. Prepared capital plan for the University of Northern Colorado, working with University initiatives and contextual design.

 

1989-1991                         Manning Knapp Architects, Boulder, Colorado, USA, Partner

Worked under supervision of partners, prepared design and construction documents for public and private projects up to $23 million. Coordinated consulting engineers’ work and communication with design team. Performed code research. Designed using Computer AutoCAD. Implemented CAD capabilities.

 

1988-1989                         Eric Smith Associates, Boulder, Colorado, USA, Architect

Worked under supervision of principal, prepared design and construction documents for private projects up to $13 million. Projects included residential work in cold climate areas in Colorado ski areas and master planning in mountain towns. Coordinated consulting engineers’ work and communication with design team. Responded to RFIs and coordinated responses with consulting engineers.

 

1988                                  WJM Associates, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA, Architect

Worked under supervision of principal, prepared design and construction documents for public and private projects up to $15 million. Coordinated consulting engineers’ work and communication with design team. Designed using AutoCAD.

 

1987-1988                         Eric Smith Associates, Boulder, Colorado, USA, Architect

Worked under supervision of principal, prepared design and construction documents for private commercial and residential projects up to $13 million. Coordinated consulting engineers’ work and communication with design team. Responded to RFIs and coordinated responses with consulting engineers.

 

1987                                  WJM Associates, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA, Architect

Worked under supervision of principal, prepared design and construction documents for public and private projects up to $15 million. Coordinated consulting engineers work and communication with design team.  Designed using AutoCAD.

 

1886-1987                         Computer Research Inc, Denver, Colorado, USA, CAD Sales and Training

Sold, supported, and trained users on AutoCAD systems

 

1981-1986                         R V Lord and Associates Inc, Boulder, Colorado, USA, Project Architect/Job Captain

Worked under supervision of principals, prepared design and construction documents for public and private projects up to $23 million. Projects included corporate (high-tech) master planning, civil infrastructure, and public and private housing planning and construction. Coordinated consulting engineers’ work and communication with design team.  Performed code research. Worked directly with client team to prepare design and construction documents, including specifications, to verify compliance with owner’s criteria (U S Army - Corps of Engineers), base design guidelines, security design guidelines, and code requirements. Designed using AutoCAD, while incorporating architectural design principles, applicable codes, and owner and corporate standards. Implemented CAD system capabilities.

 

1979-1980                         E C Grabow Associates, Boulder, Colorado, USA, Designer/Draftsman

Worked under supervision of principal, prepared design and construction documents for small, private projects. Coordinated consulting engineers’ work and communication with design team.

 

1979                                  John Denesha and Associates, Boulder, Colorado, USA, Draftsman

Worked under supervision of principal, prepared of design and construction documents for small, private projects.



Education

1977                                  Master of Architecture

University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, USA

 

1974                                  Bachelor of Arts, Magna cum Laude

Ottawa University, Ottawa, Kansas, USA



Software Capabilities

AutoCAD

Autodesk Architectural

Revit Architectural

Microsoft Office (Word/Excel/PowerPoint/Access/Outlook/Project)

Photoshop

InDesign

Adobe Acrobat

Deltek Vision



Awards (as member of Project Team)

Outstanding Higher Education/Research Project, Gold Hard Hat Award, 2010

Outstanding Higher Education/Research Project, Gold Hard Hat Award, 2009

AIA Denver Chapter: Award of Merit from the American Concrete Institute, Rocky Mountain Chapter, 1995

Colorado North Chapter AIA, Design Merit Award, 1999

AIA Colorado Design Honor Award, 1997

America School and University Honorable Mention, 1996

Colorado Educational Media Association Outstanding Library Media Center Design Award, 1996

Project of Distinction, The Council of Educational Facility Planners, 1996

Project of the Year $10-20 million, Association of General Contractors of Colorado, 1993

Steve Dach Masonry Institute Award – Best Secondary Education Building, 1992

NARI Award, Honorable Mention, 1991

City of Pueblo – City Beautiful Award for the Academic Bldg – PCC, 1990



Career Activities

Past President, Professional AutoCAD User's Group,

Denver, Colorado

 

Director and Treasurer, CADCON – Regional CAD Conference

Denver, Colorado

 

Instructor, University of Colorado – Beginning, Intermediate, and Customizing AutoCAD

Boulder, Colorado

 

Instructor, Lab Technologies – AutoCAD Release Upgrades, ASG Architectural and AutoLISP Instructor, Professional Training Center – AutoLISP

Longmont, Colorado

 

Expert Witness, Boulder County Court - CAD use in Architecture

Boulder, Colorado



Publications

Published in CADENCE magazine, May 1987, "User Library"

 

Publisher, Writer, Editor, BLIPMODES, Professional AutoCAD Users' Group (Denver) Newsletter

 

Claflin, W. and Claflin, D. - Illustrator. (1981). Collecting, culturing, and caring for living materials – a guide for teacher, student, and hobbyist. Sarasota, CA: Century Twenty One Publishing.



Other Activities

Black Belt (2nd Degree/Nidan), Shotokan Karate

 

Webmaster, Claflin Family Association - web site

 

Race Marshall Coordinator, Coors Classic Bicycle Race

 

Raced in American Birkebeiner X-Country Skiing Marathon