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Senior Architect

Elmhurst, New York, United States
February 24, 2018

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Prof. D. Jonathan Seward, BA, MSc, ABD, AIA

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Skype: d.jonathan.seward Email: Cell 201-***-**** ACADEMIC PREPARATION:

ABD/PhD Doctoral candidate, Department concentrations: Architecture and Higher Ed,

(Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) ELPS. University of Kansas 2007-09 Concentration – Experiential Service-Learning, Global relief in design. Program topic: International Interdisciplinary Experiential Service-Learning in Higher Education. Master of Science in Architecture, KSU - Graduate, 2007 – Interdisciplinary Master’s – Engineering, Architecture, Ecological & Sustainable Design, Research topic Eco-Design. Sustainable Architecture: Straw Bale Housing

Graduate Studies in Engineering, Graduate Student, University of Colorado – Boulder 2004 - Coursework in Sustainability and the Built Environment Bachelor of Architecture, University of Kansas - Lawrence Graduated 1989 - Concentration - Architecture and Urban Design Private Vocational Teaching Credential, State of Colorado, 2002, Public Vocational Teaching Credential, State of Colorado, 2004


International interdisciplinary research methods through design- Case Study methods, Interviews Survey evaluation research techniques (Qualitative and Quantitative Methods) PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALS:

Licensed Architect: State of Colorado, License No. 306022 (current), Professional Architect: State of Kansas, License No. 3913 (current) LANGUAGES:

Fluent in Spanish (ESL Teacher of English to Ecuadorian Students); Intermediate Fluency in Kichwa (ESL Teacher of English to Indigenous Ecuadorian Students); Portuguese & Swahili (Studied prior to relief work in Mozambique 1996) Travel Language experiences in Mozambique, South East Africa, Kenya, Mexico, Ecuador and Zimbabwe.


Architect 2015-2017

SBLM Architects - Director of Quality Control and Latin American Projects. Provided a wide variety of skills to the firm from Project Management for John Jay College - Haaren Hall project and other DASNY-CUNY projects, Taught firm wide educational program and training for project managers, taught weekly ARE Study group sessions where two interns passed the ARE this past year with many more passing divisions. Designed new Latin American marketing brochures layouts and was entirely responsible for the firms marketing efforts for Latin America with bilingual promotional materials and traveled to Ecuador to meet with potential clients and other key players in country. Created design proposals for potential clients in Ecuador. Directed the Quality Assurance/Quality Control Program at all SBLM offices. Developed a new process and format for QCR red- line reviews as part of the QAQC total project management program that I have developed. Conducted comprehensive firm wide analysis with a new project deliverable matrix for Quality Control Reviews for a diverse set of project types. Owner/Architect, 1994-Present

The Seward Group – Design Build Architects. Architectural design and consulting practice - Projects in the USA and Ecuador. Contract consulting design support for AEC firms such as Coder Engineering. Produced design and production drawings with ADT & ACAD Civil 3D on civil engineering projects for various consultants.

Visiting Professor, 2009-2014, Universidades en Riobamba, Ecuador Visiting Professor– Escuela Superior Politenecnia de Chimborazo (ESPOCH) Universidad Nacional de Chimborazo (UNACH), Professor of Design, Professor of English for Escuela Postgrado (EPEC) at ESPOCH, Assisting the Politecnica in new program proposals.

Architecture Professor, 2007-2009

School of Architecture - University of Kansas, Lawrence. Course Instructor: Computers and Project Development (3ds Max Design), Problems in Computer Applications (AutoCAD), GTA for Research Methods and Sustainable Design. Architecture Instructor, 2006-2007

Environmental Design Studio Instructor for first year students in Architecture. Kansas State University, Manhattan. Course Instructor: Design Studio I and II. Graduate Research Assistant to Dr. Danny Rogers, PhD, KSU department of Bio- Agricultural Engineering. Assisted Doctor Rogers with his work in Water and Irrigation Research and Extension Education.


Doctoral Dissertation Proposal for PhD: International Interdisciplinary Experiential Service-learning in Higher Education. Ongoing articles in Higher Education. Salina Journal Article (1995), Local Firm offers new concept. The Salina Journal. Article (2006), Engineer recruits for international aid team. The KSU Collegian. Article (2009) Experto en Arquitectura Comparte Conocimeintos en la ESPOCH. ESPOCH Impulso Magazine.


International Service-Learning and Global Education - Focus – Service-learning as a pedagogical tool in higher educational design. Continuing Doctoral Research – Service-learning pedagogy in international education. Ongoing research on ecological ansustainable design and the environmental performance of straw bale housing as a sustainable building type. Multiplinary focus: Architecture, Engineering, Ecotourism, ESL, ESOL, and TOEFL examinations in Global Education. PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALS:

Member of NYC Chapter of the American Institute of Architects Licensed Architect: State of Colorado, License No. 306022 Professional Architect: State of Kansas, License No. 3913 Public & Private – Vocational Teaching Credential – State of Colorado PROFESSIONAL SERVICE:

Assisted ESPOCH with the creation of a new career program in Architecture. Founding President of Architects Without Borders – Kansas University. Founding President of Engineers Without Borders – Kansas State University Founder of VIDA – Volunteers In Deliberate Action – A NGO providing humanitarian global sustainable service-learning services. Committee member, Metro Denver Habitat for Humanity 1999-2004 HONORS AND AWARDS:

Academic Honor Role, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 1989 M.Sc.Arch. Graduate - cum laude, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 2007

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