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October 28, 2016

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Alex Soldner

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I am a driven, hard working individual who will go the extra mile to bring as much value to the company as possible. My architectural education has given me the ability to learn new skills quicker than others. I have also learned how to effectively communicate complex ideas and mediate between architects, manufacturers, and salespeople during my time with Heartland Cabinet Supply. These skills, along with an eye for detail and critical self-evaluation, make me a formidable candidate for a plethora of challenging projects with many different types of coworkers. Education


August 2009- May 2011

Associates of Art

While obtaining my standard Associates of Arts degree, I took my first drafting classes. I learned the basics of AutoCad, and those classes convinced me to pursue a technical career. SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY

June 2011-August 2014

Bachelors of Architecture

A combination of critical, creative studio design and strict technical drafting made up the core of my architectural education. This was complimented by continuous structural design classes. These skills, along with a strong work ethic, have given me a creative, yet highly structured workflow that makes me a great addition to any team. Work Experience


PCPC Bookbinding May 2016 - Present Huntsville, Al. Create a variety of custom handcrafted books. These books provide multiple design challenges, and require comprehensive planning beforehand, as well as rigorous testing of new techniques to meet customer demands. Skills Used/ Responsibilities

Design and create a book from the ground up

Learn new skills and techniques quickly and accurately

Use a variety of hand tools to shape leather and other materials

Manage stock of raw materials and predict when a resupply is needed

Assisted with designs of custom orders based on customer requests

Responsible for managing work hours of all coworkers. SCAN ENGINEER

Robotic Paradigm Systems October 2015 – January 2016 Huntsville, Al. Using a backpack system that relied on laser scanning, gyroscopics, visual odometry, and architectural CAD software, we generated as-built floor plans for real estate agents and other clients. While I had many different responsibilities, my most crucial task was rigorously testing new versions of the system. Skills Used/ Responsibilities

Operated the Linux based scanning system

Performed troubleshooting and bug reporting

Developed a comprehensive diagnostic system to test for bugs in new iterations of hardware and software

Created professional as-built architectural floor plan drawings based on point clouds generated by the scanner

Assisted with research and development of multiple hardware and software systems including visual odometry, robotic chassis, integration with Autodesk Revit, and others

Held regular progress meetings with Atlanta office LUMBER SALES ASSOCIATE

The Home Depot April 2015- June 2015 Huntsville, Al. Assisted customers with large orders and complex construction and home improvement projects. An intimate knowledge of building materials and hardware was required.


Heartland Cabinet Supply September 2014- December 2014 Crystal Lake, Illinois Produce shop drawings for construction based on architectural drawings. A strong attention to detail and thorough communication with the architect is crucial. Drawings must be of adequate detail for both the architect's approval and for millwork construction of casework, counter tops, and other products. Skills Used/ Responsibilities

Used multiple versions of Autodesk AutoCad to create shop drawings

Communicated with shop foreman and shop workers to ensure that the shop drawings were detailed and dimensioned exactly how it will be constructed

Followed a very strict process of providing simple visual guides for the shop workers and CNC operators

Communicated directly with the architect about any questions or issues regarding the architectural drawings

All shop drawings were cross checked by the architect for build accuracy

Prepared digital drawings to be transferred to the CNC machine

Made complex orders for stone countertops that included close to 100 counters per order

Very tight tolerances meant little or no room for error in drawings BOTANICAL RESEARCH ASSISTANT

Elgin Community College August 2010 Elgin, Illinois Learned about a large variety of plants, and how to maintain complex aquatic ecosystems. Page 2


Boy Scout Summer Camp Lowden July 2009- August 2009 Oregon, Illinois Managed and ran the trading post at boy scout summer camp. This included ordering stock, keeping inventory, tracking overall sales and managing two assistants.

Skills & Abilities


Autocad Revit Vasari Ecotect Analyzer Google Sketchup Rhinoceros Photoshop Corel Draw

Microsoft Word Microsoft Excel Microsoft PowerPoint ARCHITECTURAL SKILLS

Energy Modeling Sustainable Design Strategies Design of wood frame, concrete, and steel frame construction Developing Construction Documents Project Management Hand Rendering PERSONAL ACHIEVEMENTS

Eagle Scout Member of Phi Theta Kappa honors society at ECC Member of American Institute of Architects Reference list and Portfolio of artistic and technical works available upon request. Page 3

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