RESUME of INGE COULTER
Email: arpege(at)uniserve(dot)com

During the past thirty years I have handled a wide variety of projects in architecture from the design stage through design development, construction documents, bidding, tendering to contract administration. In Alberta and British Columbia, Canada, I worked for known architects where I gained experience in commercial, industrial, airport, health care, daycare, seniors, recreational, public facilities to residential developments. I never stopped learning through my entire career. I always searched for the most challenging projects. My efforts to resolve difficult problems were rarely done on company's time.

After learning several of the earlier CAD programs, I settled on AUTOCAD. I abandoned the drafting board to enjoy the freedom of customizing architecture during the design stage on the computer. Preliminary sketches with a personal style done on the computer can be very attractive. Design sketches done on the computer with the knowledge in architecture will result in good working and detail drawings. Many years ago, I met my dead-lines by cutting and pasting the pieces into drafting sheets. While my colleges struggled with editing and revising their drawings, I produced instant final drawings, something that was often frowned upon. However, it earned me the reputation of never missing a dead-line. Editing and revising drawings, and producing as-built drawings are no longer time-consuming tasks. Outsource CAD drafting in architecture can be done anywhere on a computer.

Experience in Architecture

    DESIGN
  • Handled feasibility studies and programming
  • Created design guidelines
  • Developed and analysed building programs
  • Handled client contact and liaison
  • Assisted client in site selection and analysis
  • Experienced in design development
  • Prepared code analysis
  • Prepared guidelines for the disabled
  • Handled project estimates
  • Produced schematic design and flow diagrams
  • Reviewed alternate design approaches
  • Produced preliminary drawings and presentations
  • Handled promotional presentations, press releases
  • Produced perspectives
  • Active in heritage revitalization and design control
  • Responsible for Advisory Design Panel presentations
  • Designed commercial, industrial, educational,
    institutional, recreational, and residential projects

    PRODUCTION
  • Directed production as project captain
  • Coordinated engineers and other consultants
  • Acted as liaison with municipal boards responsible for approvals
  • Prepared employees work and time schedules
  • Handled project coordination and scheduling
  • Produced architectural construction documents:
    working drawings and specifications
  • Issued bidding documents
  • Handled bidding phase and bid evaluation
  • Selected materials and finishes
  • Organized and computerized product information
  • Built architectural models to scale
  • AutoCad, VersaCad, GenericCad, MiniCad and manual drafting

    CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION
  • Handled site observation and inspection
  • Handled consultant coordination
  • Responsible for client consultation
  • Handled approval applications to authorities
  • Reviewed and approved shop drawings
  • Processed change orders
  • Evaluated progress reports
  • Processed certificates for payment
  • Prepared as-built drawings
  • Handled post-construction services
  • Handled fast-track construction
  • Successfully managed projects within budget

    INTERIORS
  • Developed programs
  • Produced design and illustrative drawings
  • Handled space planning
  • Prepared color schemes and schedules
  • Handled contract administration
  • Designed interiors for hotels, restaurants, bars, commercial kitchens,
    offices, courtrooms, stores, shopping malls and public libraries

    OFFICE ADMINISTRATION
  • Responded to proposal calls
  • Prepared expressions of interest
  • Designed company resumes
  • Designed and prepared advertisements

    MISCELLANEOUS
  • Designed buisness cards and logos
  • Designed a houseboat
  • Designed websites
List of PROJECTS

WORK EXPERIENCE
Neale Staniszkis Doll Adams Architects, Nanaimo/Vancouver
IBI Group Vancouver Architects Engineers Planners
Paul Rust Architect White Rock BC
Peter Hemingway Architect Edmonton Alberta
Nixon Browning Architects Cranbrook BC
District of Coquitlam Permits & Licences Vancouver
Calgary Public School Board Calgary Alberta

Registered Architect Vienna Austria

Experience in other fields:
Caretaker of a farm in the Gulf Islands, BC
Instructor for dog tracking & obedience
Reconstruction of Bristol Channel Cutter BC

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Architecture
UNIVERSITAET FUER ANGEWANDTE KUNST Vienna Austria
studied under Prof. Architekt Oswald Haerdtl
& Prof. Architekt Franz Schuster

Graphic and Industrial Design
UNIVERSITAET FUER ANGEWANDTE KUNST Vienna Austria

CACB CERTIFICATION AS INTERN-ARCHITECT in B.C. Canada(November 1990)

AFFILIATIONS
Architectural Institute of British Columbia (96)
Ladysmith Heritage Revitalization Committee (93-96)
Toastmasters International - ATM-SILVER (October 2002)

LANGUAGES: English & German

My personal Interests and Hobbies
HTML Writing & Website Design, Computer Technology
Flying, Sailing, Hiking, Backpacking, Photography
Downhill and Cross Country Skiing, Backcountry Touring
Exhibition of Registered Boxer Dogs, Schutzhund and Tracking