Xenia Mei Verity Jordan


WORK EXPERIENCE


Self Employed

01-07 to Present

Architectural Designer and Project Manager

Designed a high-end custom 720 square foot residential cottage in Lakeport, California with the feeling of a small resort spa in the country to the pleasure of the clients. Completely managed all aspects of the project including creating all documents and interacting with the contractor and consultants. Developed, inspired and encouraged a team environment. Adjusted the design as needed mid-build to incorporate additional input of the artisans. Pictures available upon request.



VTBS Architects, AIA, San Francisco, CA.

05-05 to 01-07

Senior Job Captain

Developed unique urban scale communities incorporating varying housing types ranging from affordable housing to luxury condominiums, each including community parks and inhabitable paseos/open spaces throughout the Bay Area and Los Angeles within the context of the surrounding communities. Budgets ranged from $27 million to $53 million. Assisted with projects from beginning feasibility/schematic design to design development and construction documents. Was relied upon for quick yet feasible solutions to compromised situations whether in budget or design including developing distinctive forms of presentations to city groups, communities and clients.



Hilliard Architects, Inc., San Francisco, CA.

10-04 to 05-05

Project Manager

Managed six design projects simultaneously while addressing cost restraints and maintaining projects’ class. Reviewed and analyzed relevant building codes and federal statues. Consulted and developed strong relationships with key personnel at appropriate city and county agencies. Completed previously unfinished projects and collaborated with team members as needed.



Harbor Bay Isle, Alameda, CA.

11-03 to 01-04

Color Consultant - Freelance

Developed six color schemes for a million-dollar private housing community in Alameda including various stains for shingled housing and paint colors for window treatments, trim and garage. Clients were interested in something unique, yet conservative and were so pleased with the initial proposal that no further work or modifications were warranted.



Anne Phillips Architecture, Berkeley, CA.

11-00 to 09-01

Project Manager

Managed a two million dollar custom residential remodel and addition though the permit application submittal and approval, construction document set and the beginning phases of construction administration. Negotiated multi-tiered bureaucracy while maintaining a highly professional and amicable demeanor. Coordinated with engineers, contractors and the principal to focus structural, practical, and aesthetic decisions regarding detailing the finished product while maintaining and supporting the integrity of the original design. Increased office stability and implemented higher quality standards in the areas of accuracy, presentation and systemization.



Peterson Architects, Menlo Park, CA.

03-98 to 11-00

Job Captain

Accurately conveyed design concepts, in-process designs, and final designs through models, renderings, digital manipulations and AutoCAD drawings including presentation, permit, working drawings, sections and details for the clients, fellow employees, the city, and the contractor. Developed creative and feasible answers to challenging design constraints and questions by aiding in major design decisions both for exterior and interior conditions through the suggestion and design of multiple solutions. Launched innovative presentation formats utilizing digital technology. Extensively researched current products and coordinated specialized presentations affecting multiple design decisions. Increased morale by offering a fresh outlook and energy to the workplace.



EDUCATION

A+UD, University of California, Los Angeles
M-ARCH I, June 2004

College of Environmental Design, University of California, Berkeley
B.A. Architecture, May 1999, with honors

College of Letters & Science, University of California, Berkeley
B.A. Art Practice, May 1999

xeniajordan@gmail.com