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  1. 1. ALFRED J. SOCIAS, CSI, CDT 91-1200 Keaunui Drive #400 Ewa Beach, HI 96706 Home: [808] 888-0633 Mobile: [925] 451-1761 E-mail: alsocias@sbcglobal.netOBJECTIVE Employment as a job captain / project architect on commercial building or educational building project types.EDUCATION Revit Training Videos (Scott Onstott) – June 2008 Revit Fundamentals Class – April 2008 Design + Technology of Roofing Systems Class - May 2003 Better Understanding of Roof Systems Institute Principal & Practices of Specifying Class - March 2003 East Bay/Oakland CSI Chapter 2001 CBC Non-Structural Update Class - June 2002 International Conference of Building Officials Building Codes Semester Long Class [1998 UBC] - December 2000 San Francisco City College Bachelor of Architecture - December 1991 California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, California Graphic Arts Certificate - December 1988 Mount San Antonio College, Walnut, California Contra Costa College, San Pablo, CaliforniaCERTIFICATION Construction Documents Technologist Certificate 2000LICENSURE Construction Specifications Institute 2 NCARB tests away from Architectural LicensureMANAGEMENT Captained a variety of architectural projects such as school laboratory buildings, school modernizations, grocery store additions / remodels, retail shell buildings, mid-rise offices, tenant improvements, warehouses, single and multi-family housing developments, custom estate residences, residential room addition/remodels, and churches. All included consultant coordination, project file management, specification coordination, and some construction administration.TECHNICAL Drafted architectural design development packages, construction documents, addenda, and clarifications on CAD. Prepared detailed building code analysis for various project types including assigning building occupancy classification and construction types. Determined occupancy, and or area separation requirements, exterior wall protection, allowable area and occupant loads. Prepared allowable area calculations, and exit width calculations. Researched and incorporated architectural products into projects. Solved architectural, fireproofing and waterproofing details. Coordinated architectural drawings with consultant drawings. Edited specification sections including door hardware groups. Assisted with construction administration including shop drawing and submittal processing, and clarification generation. Field verified existing fire & life safety exiting schemes. Field verified existing accessible or non-accessible conditions.DESIGN Designed exiting schemes from hallways to corridors to enclosed stair towers. Designed accessible and non-accessible site parking, drive aisles, site and building paths of travel. Designed ramps, stairs, toilet
  2. 2. rooms, areas of rescue assistance, wheelchair lifts and elevators for school modernization projects. Design developed various project types in preparation for construction documents.QUALITY Helped devised custom CAD production systems for various architecturalASSURANCE project types. QA systems included an orthographic projection technique using rotated user coordinate systems within view ports to facilitate the rapid creation of complex elevations. Helped to create a CSI based detail library, detail component blocks, a detail sheet preparation technique based on xreffing pre-bordered & pre-titled details, and working drawing (.dwt) sheet templates which incorporated pre-loaded symbols, details and architectural notation pertinent to each sheet.COMPUTER Windows XP: Revit 8.1, AutoCAD 2010, Microstation CAD V8, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Adobe Acrobat, and WinZip. Windows Mobile: Pocket Word, Pocket Excel, Adobe Reader, Pocket CADCOMMUNICATION Direct communication with project consultants - civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, landscape, fire alarm, telecommunication, and title 24 energy.PROJECTS AOL, Palo Alto, CA - Construction Documents & Construction Administration Interior tenant improvement & office remodel of existing type II building including entry lobby & custom furniture and graphics., Palo Alto, CA - Construction Documents Interior tenant improvement & office remodel Hangar 42 Studios, Walker, MI Interior remodel of office & support spaces for future movie studio. University of California, Berkeley, School of Law Building, Boalt Hall, Berkeley, CA - Construction Documents Interior tenant improvement of existing law school building. Program included distance learning room, classrooms, offices & journal rooms. Albertsons Grocery Store, Lake Forest, CA – Construction Documents & Specifications Existing 43,000 s.f. grocery store remodel / addition. Entry piece addition, new interior décor package, and new refrigeration. Traditions Building, Walnut Creek, CA - Construction Documents Interior tenant improvement and minor exterior building improvements. Phased project included obtaining demolition permit, site development permit, tenant improvement permit, exterior building improvements permit, and fire district approval. Hillcrest Village, Antioch, CA – Site Plan Design Development 16 building office / retail / restaurant on a 1,004,000 s.f. site. Calculated parking basis including HCP. Determined fire truck access and accessible paths of travel. Enea Plaza, Dublin, CA - Site Plan Design Development 3 retail buildings on a 166,800 s.f. site. Calculated parking basis
  3. 3. including HCP. Determined fire truck access and accessible paths oftravel.Buchanan Crossings, Antioch, CA - Site Plan Design Development9 building office / retail / restaurant on a 590,000 s.f. site. Calculatedparking basis including HCP. Determined fire truck access andaccessible paths of travel.Canyon Oaks Plaza, Chico, CA - Site Plan Design Development6 building office / retail / restaurant on a 245,600 s.f. site. Calculatedparking basis including HCP. Determined fire truck access andaccessible paths of travel.Kiernan Plaza, Salida, CA - Construction DocumentsNew 12,000 s.f. retail shell building that was subdivided into 8 tenantspaces. Built on a 52,000 s.f. lot.Bristol Farms Grocery Store, Santa Barbara, CA - ConstructionDocuments & SpecificationsExisting 34,700 s.f. grocery store remodel. Included minor exteriorbuilding architectural elements, new interior décor, and new refrigeration.557 Merrimac, Oakland, CA - Construction DocumentsMixed use multi-family residential / retail building with 3 stories ofapartments, 1 story of retail / parking garage and basement parking. 30total dwelling units, elevator, storefront, basically 3 stories of wood frameconstruction on a concrete podium. Calculated as 3 separate buildingsfor allowable area purposes.Contra Costa Gospel Church, Walnut Creek, CA – ConstructionDocumentsNew 3096 s.f. multi-purpose building on an existing church site.Leonard Flynn Elementary School Modernization, San Francisco, CA -Construction DocumentsOne building which includes a day care center, multi-purpose room,library, and classrooms whose scope of work included accessibility andfire-life safety upgrades to current code, separate exit routes forkindergarten and elementary students, exterior door replacement, interiorfinishes and casework, toilet room remodels, and electrical, plumbingsystems upgrades.Tileshop Warehouse, Berkeley, CA - Construction DocumentsNew 23,000 s.f. two story warehouse with ancillary office space featuresmetal cladding over steel and metal stud structure.Thurgood Marshall High School Modernization, San Franciso, CA -Construction DocumentsOne 150,000 s.f. building which included an auditorium, gymnasium,cafeteria, library, classrooms, and laboratories whose scope of workincluded accessibility and fire-life safety upgrades to current code,gymnasium addition, roofing and waterproofing, interior finishes andcasework, toilet room remodels, and electrical, plumbing, and data-communication systems upgrades.Salvio Street Parking Structure, Concord, CA - Construction Documents
  4. 4. Addtition-remodel of existing 6 story post tension structure parkinggarage. Work included new offices, accessible parking re-stripping, newaccessible toilets, and upgrade mechanical, electrical and plumbingsystems.Zio Fraedos Banquet Hall, Pleasant Hill, CA - Construction DocumentsNew Mediterranean influenced 8700 s.f. banquet facility with restaurant,commercial kitchen, and offices.King of Thai Noodle House, San Francisco, CA - ConstructionDocumentsTenant improvement of two story restaurant with commercial kitchen,and offices.Palo Alto High School Science Building, Palo Alto, CA - ConstructionDocuments & SpecificationsNew 28,000 s.f. 1 story science building on an existing campus.Building program included 10 labs, prep space, and a teachers officesuite.California State University Hayward Library Fire Repair, Hayward CA -Construction DocumentsInterior remodel of fire damaged library. Included offices, instructionalmedia center and a high tech distance learning classroom. Seismicupgrade included floor to ceiling high steel K bracing.AC Transit Headquarters, Oakland, CA - Construction Documents7 floor tenant improvement of an existing 10 floor mid-rise office building.Includes custom ticket window casework with butt glazing, computercasework and new manufacturer workstations.AT Systems Armored Transport Facility, Oakland, CA - ConstructionDocumentsExisting 12,000 s.f. repair garage converted to a mixed use repairgarage-coin counting facility.Jackson Center One, Oakland, CA - Construction DocumentsTenant improvement and seismic upgrade of the existing mid-risedefunct State Office Building. 10 floor scope includes new guniteexterior, exterior granite cladding, exterior metal canopies, new built-uproofing, and storefront.Foley & Lardner Law Offices, San Francisco, CA - ConstructionDocumentsTwo floors of high rise, high end, high tech design interior tenantimprovement. Includes custom detailed desks, cabinetry, partitions,soffits, glass railed stairways, and doors. Approximately 33,000 s.f.Villa Cortona, San Jose, CA - Construction DocumentsNew 72 unit French Provincial multi-family housing project consisting of 2duplex town home building types and 2 condominium building types ofapproximately 4800 to 10,300 s.f., all units are multi-level whichexempted accessible requirements, and all are located on a complexsloping site.Palo Alto High School Modernization, Palo Alto, CA - Construction
  5. 5. Documents 19 existing buildings whose scope of work included accessibility and fire- life safety upgrades to current code, exterior door replacement, roofing and waterproofing, interior finishes and casework, toilet room remodels, and electrical, plumbing, and data-communication systems upgrades. Vallejo School Modernization, Vallejo, CA - Construction Documents 8 elementary school modernization projects whose scope of work included accessibility and fire-life safety upgrades to current code, exterior door and window replacement, interior finishes and casework, toilet room remodels, and electrical, plumbing, and data-communication systems upgrades. Marr Residence, Atherton, CA - Construction Documents A new 11,000 s.f. French Normandy style custom estate home included a sunroom greenhouse, swimming pool, pool pavilion, three car garage, carriage house, guest house, tennis courts, a hidden garden and smart home electronics. Del Grande Residence, Los Gatos, CA - Construction Documents A new 7,600 s.f. hillside custom estate home reflects the architecture of Carmel. It features decks and terraces that take full advantage of a panoramic valley view below, swimming pool and croquet lawn. Nepenthe, Sedona, AZ - Construction Documents A new 182 unit complex of multi-family town houses comprised of four, five, and seven unit buildings. Geometric shapes and colors relate to the Sedonas surrounding red sandstone Bell Mountain which is adjacent to the site. Highlands at Clearbrook, Hayward, CA - Construction Documents 2 designs of new single family production housing about 2600 s.f. to 3200 s.f. each. Both designs were for lots with a 2:1 downward slope and incorporated view decks from both the first and second floors.AWARDS San Jose Veterans Memorial Design Competition, 1993,COMPETITIONS participant. San Francisco Waterfront Competition, 1992, Honorable mention/gallery exhibitor. Tijuana Cultural Center Demountable Roof Structure Competition, 1991. Douglas Conelly Memorial Scholarship in Architecture, Contra Costa College, San Pablo, California, 1987. Solano County fair ribbons in architectural and mechanical drafting, 1984.EMPLOYMENT PROJECT ARCHITECT Studio O+A, San Francisco, CA 9/09 to present PROJECT ARCHITECT (Contract Work) ID Architecture, Pleasanton, CA 2/09 to 8/09 PROJECT ARCHITECT The Ratcliff Architects, Emeryville, CA 2/08 to 12/08 JOB CAPTAIN Craig+Grant Architects, Danville, CA 11/05 to 1/08 JOB CAPTAIN VBN Architects, Oakland, CA 4/98 to 11/05 JOB CAPTAIN Loving & Campos Architects, Inc., Walnut Creek, CA 3/95 to 4/98 JUNIOR ARCHITECT Kattenburg & Associates, Benicia, CA 6/92 to11/94
  6. 6. ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTSMAN Architectural Design, San Dimas, CA 6/88 to 5/90 ENGINEERING AIDE Vallejo Sanitation & Flood Control District, Vallejo, CA 4/83 to 8/87ORGANIZATIONS Construction Specifications Institute - Professional Member - SF Chapter - 2000 to 2003 International Conference of Building Officials/International Code Council - Professional Member, 1998 to 2004 Filipino American Society of Architects and Engineers - National Board of Directors, 1998 to 2001PORTFOLIO Available upon requestREFERENCES Primo Orpilla, Owner, Studio O+A, San Francisco, CA [415] 908-1880 Moshe Dinar, Owner, Dinar & Associates, Oakland, CA [510] 893-8300 Oren Rubin, Principal, VBN Architects, Oakland, CA [510] 763-1313 Bill Douglas, Owner, ID Architecture, Pleasanton, CA [925] 484-5245AOL Lobby
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