Work Samples

  • Hand Renderings

  • Basic Hand Drawings of Well Known Places

  • Example of Hand Drawn Images

Work History

Nick Cuozzo 36310 Fredericksburg Farmington Hills, MI 48331 (734) 968-3134 Cuozzo879@gmail.com EDUCATION LAWRENCE TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY Southfield, MI • Masters of Architecture January 2011- December 2012 Urban Design Concentration • Bachelors of Science, Architecture September 2005-December 2009 HENRY FORD COMMUNITY COLLEGE Dearborn, MI • Part-time Architectural student while employed at Ford Motor Company May 2002-May 2005 COMPUTER SKILLS Architectural Software: AutoCAD, Revit, Sketchup, GIS, and 3D max Office Programs: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook Design Software: Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign Rendering Software: Artlantis, and Piranesi PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE WOODWARD AVENUE ACTION PLAN (PORTFOLIO PAGES 21-30) • Developed designs for Woodward light rail plan with Woodward Avenue Action Association (WA3) - Redeveloped Woodward Avenue; major roadway in southeast Michigan with perimeters from 8 Mile to Big Beaver Road. - Two key locations designed in detail: Birmingham, MI, and the I-696/Woodward Junction in Royal Oak, Michigan - Final two designs called for the locations to have light rail connections, pedestrian- friendly areas, greater connections to outer areas, and ‘complete streets’ design • Professional experience related to project: - Worked with Planners, Mayors, and other public officials from cities of Royal Oak, Ferndale, Pleasant Ridge, Birmingham, Berkley, and Huntington Woods - Presented work to public officials at different stages of the project - Held meetings and forums with different city officials - Learned firsthand about how public officials see urban planning OXFORD REDEVELOPMENT PLAN (PORTFOLIO PAGES 31-36) • Worked with Downtown Development Authority (DDA) to redevelop Oxford’s main core - Redeveloping Oxford’s downtown area; located in Oakland County, Michigan - Overall design was to create a environment with a proper blend of pedestrian-friendly connections, parks, larger commercial districts and revamped ‘complete streets’ proposal - Final design called for three locations to be designed in detail to show how all urban elements were put into each design, and how each design connects to one another • Professional experience related to project: - Meetings with residents from Oxford - Held meetings and forums with different city officials - Held televised presentations of the work - Interviewed organizations in the area, such as the School Board and Oxford Chamber of Commerce - Sighted in local paper for Oxford project work - Received an award from Oxford for outstanding work EMPLOYMENT HISTORY GANDER MOUNTAIN: HARD LINE WORKER Novi, MI • Educated and sold sporting goods to patrons August 2011- Present • Assisted customers in completing federal ATF forms for firearm transactions - Work with Customer Service department to create better service for patrons • Recognitions - Employee of the Month, July 2011 - Top salesman for four months straight for most units sold TARGET CORPORATION: HARD LINE WORKER Commerce Township, MI • Sales Floor August 2007-December 2009 • Employee of the Month, January 2009 • Helped with Senior Shopping Day • Jobs: Worked in Customer Service Department and sales floor to assist patrons Helped redesign store for seasonal setup FORD MOTOR COMPANY: LINE WORKER Dearborn, MI • Dearborn Truck Plant July 2004-February 2007 - Assembly Line, Chasse Department Co-captain of Team 6 Awarded five-year pin, along with honor of perfect attendance -Jobs: Built F-series trucks Facilitated meetings as Co-Captain to better the team’s performance • Dearborn Stamping Plant 2000-2004 - Captain of all Captains, 2003-2004 - Line Captain, Quarter-Panel Line, 2001-2004 As captain, successfully aided line’s quality to meet plant goals, improving output quality by more than 200% Ran meetings alongside plant manager and Union president Resolved many unfixed issues: such as broken machinery, quality issues, unsafe work areas, and over-loaded job stations - Jobs: Built Mustangs quarter panels Organized placement of 20 plus workers for 6 stations Handled quality inspections for 6 stations Did nightly paper work to ensure that stations were running effectively and fixed on time TACO BELL: SHIFT MANAGER Livonia, MI - Promoted to Shift Manager after six months as a Crew member 1998-2001 - Employee of the month three times, and awarded bonuses by franchise owner - Jobs: Managed the scheduling of employees Ran shifts which included customer service, ordering, food prep, and money drops ACTIVITIES AND ACHIEVEMENT PELLERIN TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP AWARD: EXCELLENCE IN DESIGN 2012 • Urban Design Development Oxford ARCHITECTURAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD, Integrated Design Studio 2 2008 • Daycare Center ARCHITECTURAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD, Integrated Design Studio 1 2007 • Transit Station/Museum OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE AWARD, Dale Carnegie Training 2003

Education

Lawrence Technological University

Specialties

Awards

PELLERIN TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP AWARD: EXCELLENCE IN DESIGN 2012 ARCHITECTURAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD, Integrated Design Studio 2 Spring 2008 ARCHITECTURAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD, Integrated Design Studio 1 ...
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