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certifications and awards


Bachelor of Interior Design, College of Architecture, Design and Construction—Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama


studiomkb | San Francisco, CA | June 2011 to present

Design new facilities for established businesses relocating within the city. Services included lease review, programming, space planning, lighting design, furniture selection and planning, completion of construction drawings, as well as construction management and contractor selection.
Represent owner at all construction meetings to insure on time and high-quality delivery of both the constructed space and new furniture.
Migrated and redesigned customers’ existing web sites from either e-commerce solutions or brochure sites to WordPress-based sites so they could more easily maintain the sites with current content.
Created new web sites for both businesses and individuals using WordPress platform.


  • Brannan  Management  Company—5,000  sf  building  management  office  and  flexible  office/startup incubator  space—San  Francisco,  CA
  • Percepta Group—branding and name change for site developed for James Embleton Consulting, including color scheme change, migration to new domain, adding new projects and updating about page for new partners and associates.
  • Allied  Administrators—10,000  sf  corporate  office  relocation—San  Francisco,  CA
  • Apres Collective—moving  existing  ecommerce  site  to  Wordpress  platform,  including  redesign  of masthead  and  incorporation  of  slideshow  for  collections
  • James Embleton Consulting—new  website  design  on  Wordpress  platform,  including  major customization  of  basic  theme,  slideshow  for  portfolio  and  preparing  framework  for  client  to maintain  and  add  projects  moving  forward

M Moser Associates | San Francisco, CA | March 2014 to Nov 2015

Managed several design and construction projects for multiple clients, pulling from a pool of about 20 architects, strategic planners and designers to assemble the appropriate team for each clients needs to deliver the right space on time and on budget.  Duties include providing schedule and budget development and tracking, bringing in subconsultants and managing our in-house design team deliverables.
Collaborated with other project leaders in the US offices to insure projects are properly staffed, agreements and report to directors on fee forecasts and future recruiting needs
Developed new business with Marketing team by participating in project interviews, proposals and contract negotiations as well as soliciting new business.


  • Google—multiple projects 40,000 to 160,000 sf corporate office—Mountain View, CA
  • Irvine Company—Cafe, Fitness, Conference Center Amenities Spaces—Santa Clara, CA
  • Wipro—17,500 sf office and Customer Experience Center—Mountain View, CA

Adecco @ Google | Mountain View, CA | January 2013 to February 2014

Developed requirements for and performed quality checks of turnover documentation for data center facilities, including as-built drawings, submittals, shop drawings, Operation and Maintenance Manuals, permits, etc.
Provided CAD and design support for cross discipline teams on data center design standards and evacuation plans.
Improved user experience of the Windchill PLM system by establishing a consistent filing system as well as consistent method for categorizing document types and assigning metadata and workflows to those documents so information is immediately available during both planned and unplanned maintenance.
Created method to track owner requirements provided to design and construction vendors on a per-site and program-wide basis to insure they were performing as expected.
Directed regular meetings with the projects’ design and construction teams—including both Google PM’s and outside vendors—to insure prompt delivery of high-quality turnover documents.

HOK | Chicago, IL and San Francisco, CA | August 2004 to October 2009

Managed team of about 25 designers, architects and engineers as part of 100+ member team for a new six million square foot airport in Doha, Qatar. Was part of both ongoing construction administration team as well as team redesigning the airport—at the clients’ request—during simultaneous construction of the original design.
Performed many different project roles including project designer, project manager, and project technical lead for 20+ corporate interiors projects with a wide range of clients. On nearly every project, I did everything from initial interview to obtain work, lease negotiation, space planning, design development, client presentation, furniture specification, construction documentation and construction administration.
Worked with brokers to review proposed leases and spaces for clients to insure that both the space and the negotiated lease would meet the clients short and long term planning goals.
Retained repeat business clients that were happy with my performance on their projects and requested me on the project team for national projects.
Created LEED for Brokers presentation as way to promote sustainable building practices for our clients, starting from their space search and lease negotiation phases.
Developed new business with Marketing team by participating in project interviews, proposals and contract negotiations as well as soliciting new business.


  • Hamad International Airport—six million sf terminal, new construction, including retail, hotel, office, and three concourses—Doha, Qatar
  • River North Residence Inn and Spring Hill Suites—320 key hotel, new construction—Chicago
  • Capgemini—12,000 sf corporate headquarters relocation—New York, NY
  • Capgemini—18,000 sf office relocation—Jersey City, NJ
  • A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc—17,000 sf office relocation—Chicago, IL
  • A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc—9,000 sf office remodel—Skokie, IL
  • GE Healthcare Financial Services—1,000 sf executive bistro—Chicago,IL
  • Housing Authority of the County of Cook—22,000 sf office relocation—Chicago, IL
  • Motorola, Inc—18,000 sf executive office remodel—Schaumburg, IL
  • Motorola, Inc—330,000 sf building restack—Schaumburg, IL
  • GE Commercial Finance—175,000 sf office restack and finish renovation—Chicago,IL
  • Capgemini—29,000 sf office relocation—Cleveland, OH
  • Capgemini—20,000 sf office relocation—Chicago, IL
  • Marsh & Mercer Companies—20,000 sf office consolidation—Columbus, OH

International Academy of Design & Technology | Chicago, IL | Winter & Spring 2006

Ad-junct instructor for commercial interior design studio

Harrington College of Design | Chicago, IL | Summer 2004

Ad-junct instructor for materials and sources class

VOA Associates Incorporated | Chicago, IL | May 2003 to August 2004

Space planning and design development of corporate facilities and hotel guest room and public space renovation
Day to day work included specification of interior finishes and furniture, design & layout of client presentations and leading team in execution of construction documents and other drawings.
Worked with project managers to prepare scope of work and fees for proposals and contracts, as well as management of scope and time against signed contracts


  • Julien J. Studley, Inc.—15,000 SF Corporate Offices—Chicago, IL
  • Hyatt Regency St. Louis at Union Station—public area and suites renovation—St. Louis, MO
  • ABN-AMRO North America—multiple projects from 10,000 sf to 50,000 sf—Chicago, IL
  • Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago—15,000 sf office expansion—Chicago, IL
  • C. Wesley Barnett, DDS—2,000 sf dental office—Chicago, IL

RTKL Associates, Inc | Chicago, IL | September 2000 to May 2003

Space planning and design development of corporate facilities and hotel guest room and public space renovation
Day to day work included specifying interior finishes and furniture; design & layout of client presentations; execution of construction documents and other drawings; construction administration assistance; building and maintenance of interior resource library


  • Executive Service Corps—9,000 sf corporate headquarters—Chicago, IL
  • Hyatt Regency St. Louis at Union Station—renovation of guest rooms and public areas in historic portion of hotel—St. Louis, MO
  • The McShane Companies—22,000 sf corporate headquarters—Chicago, IL
  • Novell Inc.—20,000 sf corporate office consolidation—Rolling Meadows, IL
  • Pointe O’Hare—280,000 sf office building, for ORIX Real Estate Equities—Rosemont, IL
  • RTKL Associates Inc—4,000 sf corporate office—Memphis, TN
  • Sebesta, Blomberg, & Bourassa—5,300 sf corporate office—Rosemont, IL
  • Seven Worldwide Inc—30,000 sf corporate office consolidation—Chicago, IL
  • SRAM Corporation—35,000 sf corporate headquarters—Chicago, IL
  • Swift Media Group Inc—10,000 sf corporate headquarters—Lake Forest, IL

Paul Berger & Associates | Chicago, IL | May 1997 to September 2000

Duties: Space planning and design development of corporate facilities, high rise residences, and single family homes; specifying interior finishes and furniture; project management of residential development including site planning, base unit development and customizing homes for individual clients; design & layout of client presentations; execution of construction documents and other drawings; construction administration; set up and maintenance of Autocad office drawing standards


  • Artmark Chicago Ltd.—12,000 sf corporate office—Schiller Park, IL
  • Bally Total Fitness Center—various Chicagoland locations
  • The Haven—40 single family residences and 16 townhouse residences—South Haven, MI
  • Harris Residence, Park Tower—3,000 sf high-rise residence—Chicago, IL

.computer skills.

Use both Windows and Mac Operating Systems, comfortable in both command-line and dialog boxes within those
Project Management + Productivity Software—MS Project, NewForma, OneNote, Evernote
Office Software—Google Apps, MS Office, Open Office
Presentation & Visual Design Software—Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and Indesign
CAD/BIM/3D Design Software—AutoCAD, Revit and SketchUp
Web Design tools & Development languages—HTML, XHTML, and some HTML 5; CSS; WordPress
Facilities Management and PLM Software—Windchill

.certifications, honors and organizations.

Certified Interior Designer, Certificate No. 6840, State of California
Registered Interior Designer, State of Illinois
Construction Standards Institute Certified Construction Documents Technologist
NCIDQ Certificate No. 18210
LEED Accredited Professional
past Professional Member of both ASID and IIDA
IIDA Illinois Chapter, Vice President of Professional Development