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Mark Palacios

                   PO Box 3111 Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60138
                    (630) 470-0356


Architectural design position using BIM (Building Information Modeling) and visualization tools for problem solving and producing all phases of building design deliverables including design schemes, renderings, building information models and construction documents.

Skills Summary


BUILDING DESIGN  Over thirty-three years of professional design experience in Architectural, Mechanical, Plumbing, Electrical, and Interiors Systems.

INFORMATION SYSTEMS  Revit Architecture BIM Implementation, Architectural Desktop BIM implementation, AutoCAD LT Implementation, Generic CADD implementation and Windows Small Business Server Implementation.
BUILDING TYPES  Church architecture, Single family residential, Multi-family residential, Retail, Commercial, and Educational.
DESIGN PRODUCTION  Building Information modeling (BIM), 3D modeling, rendering and animation, CADD production, management, automation and operations, specification writing, systems drafting, and reprographic systems.
BUILDING CONSTRUCTION  Observation, report writing, construction management, submittal and shop drawing review.
GRAPHIC DESIGN  Website Design, Logo Design and Report graphics.


DESIGN APPLICATIONS  Revit Architecture, 3DS Max Design, V-Ray Rendering Plug-in, ArchVision Composer, Autodesk Architectural Desktop, AutoCAD, Accurender, Generic CADD, AutoCAD LT, DataCAD, Generic CADD 3-D, Squiggle, Visual CADD 2.0 and Carrier E-20 HVAC Load Estimating.

PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES  Microsoft Visual Basic, Visual Basic for Applications, AutoLISP, and Generic CADD MLP.
OPERATING SYSTEMS  Windows 7 Professional 64, Windows XP Professional, Windows 2003 Small Business Server, Windows NT Workstation 4.0, Windows 98, Windows 95, MSDOS 6.2 and TRSDOS 1.3.
BUSINESS APPLICATIONS  Microsoft Office, Outlook 2003, Quickbooks Pro,  Sidekick, WordPerfect, Paradox, Profile III+.
GRAPHIC APPLICATIONS  Adobe Premiere, Adobe Photoshop, Color Schemer, Google Earth, Trellian WebPage, Paint Shop Pro, Graphic Workshop for Windows, Microsoft Photo Editor and Adobe Photo Deluxe


GENERAL  Proposal writing, project programming, cost estimating, design presentation, directing meetings, and marketing.

EDUCATION  Providing Revit Architecture, AutoCAD, Architectural Desktop and Accurender training.
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY  Database, spreadsheet and website design, Network and server administration, Specifying, repairing, and building computer hardware.  Evaluating, installing and supporting software, and consulting services.



Church Building Architects, Inc.

1825 College Avenue, Wheaton, Illinois   60187
EMPLOYED  May 2002 - October 2010
ADMINISTERING  BIM, CAD systems, and drawing standards for 7 architects.
DESIGNING  architecture for Churches, schools and single family residential building types.
PRODUCING  renderings, animations, design drawings and construction documents.  Establishing design systems and coordinating production of construction documents and specifications.  Examining and documenting existing site conditions.
MANAGED  setup, built and maintained IT department with 2 Servers, 22 workstations, VPN, T1, LAN, 5 printers and 1 plotter.
OBSERVING  construction, reviewing subcontractor submittals, reviewing shop drawings, and coordinating with the construction department of this design / build firm.

Triton College

2000 Fifth Avenue, River Grove, Illinois   60171
EMPLOYED  June 2001 - present (part-time)
TEACHING  Computer Aided Design and Rendering in the Architecture department.

IMAGINiT Technologies

2030 East Algonquin Road, Schaumburg, Illinois   60173
CONTRACTED  September 2001 – January 2006 (part-time)
TRAINING  New users in Autodesk Architectural Desktop (BIM) and AutoCAD.

Palacios Design Systems

7511 Roosevelt Road, Forest Park, Illinois   60130
EMPLOYED  February 1992 – May 2002, November 2010 - Present
ADMINISTERING  company providing design and CADD services for architects, engineers and builders.
DESIGNING  architectural systems for single family residential, multi-family residential and retail building types.
PRODUCING  and supervise production of construction documents and specifications.
PROGRAM  design, build and maintain CADD production computer systems.
OBSERVE  construction, generated observation reports, review contractor submittals, and review shop drawings. Examine and document existing site conditions.

ECD Associates, Inc.

625 South Highland Avenue, Oak Park, Illinois   60304
EMPLOYED  November 1989 - February 1992
ADMINISTERED  projects as client liaison including: preparing proposals, creating programs, producing cost estimates, presenting designs, directing meetings, and marketing.
DESIGNED  architectural, mechanical, plumbing, electrical and interiors systems for single family residential, commercial and educational building types.
MANAGED  supported, maintained and programmed a networked CADD environment.
PRODUCED  and supervised production of construction documents and specifications. Programmed and maintained networked CADD production computer systems. Examined and documented existing site conditions.
OBSERVED  construction, generated observation reports, reviewed contractor submittals, and reviewed shop drawings.

Studio One Design Group

400 East Randolph Street, Chicago, Illinois   60601
EMPLOYED  February 1986 - September 1989 and January 1979 - October 1981
ADMINISTERED  projects as client liaison including creating programs, producing cost estimates, and directing meetings.
DESIGNED  architectural and interiors systems for single family residential and commercial building types.
PRODUCED  and supervised production of construction documents.  Implemented pin registered and systems drafting, filing systems, and computer specifications and cost estimating.  Examined and documented existing site conditions.
OBSERVED  and managed construction projects and generated reports.

Savage Engineering, Inc.

600 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois   60606
EMPLOYED  October 1981 - February 1986
ADMINISTERED  projects as client liaison including producing cost estimates, presenting designs, and directing meetings.
DESIGNED  mechanical and architectural systems for commercial buildings.
PRODUCED  and supervised production of construction documents and specifications. Implemented pin-registered and systems drafting, standard detail files.  Examined and documented existing site conditions.
COMPUTERIZED  applications such as specifications, accounting, load calculations, and automated ventilation schedules.  Provided research for the implementation of CADD.
OBSERVED  construction and generated observation reports.

Errol Jay Kirsch Architects

7000 North Avenue, Chicago, Illinois
EMPLOYED  April 1979 - January 1980
PRODUCED  architectural design drawings and construction documents for single family residential buildings.

Homart Development Co.

44th Floor Sears Tower, Chicago, Illinois   60684
EMPLOYED  June 1978 - March 1979
PRODUCED  as-built drawings, tenant packages, and construction documents for retail buildings.



Triton College

2000 Fifth Avenue, River Grove, Illinois   60171
ENROLLED  Part time September 1976 through 2008
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