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M AT T H E W S C H M I D T

3RD YR ARCHITECTURE STUDENT

mschmidty1@gmail.com | 970.445.0066


Matthew Schmidt

ARCHITECTURE STUDENT | CONTRACTOR | ENTREPRENEUR

1222 S. Willson Ave | Bozeman, MT 59715 | mschmidty1@gmail.com | 970.445.0066

Objective:

My goal is to work for an inventive Architecture firm that is working toward the future. My passion for architecture begins with the drive to move our culture forward through thoughtful, progressive and sustainable design. I believe that as technology continues to evolve, so shall our work as designers and architects. I strive to utilize my skills to the best of my ability while continuing to build my intellect and gain valuable experience in the fields of Architecture and Design.

Work History:

SD+C INC - Bozeman, MT

Carpenter

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General Laborer

Aug 2010 - Present

• Responsibilities included basic carpentry, light framing, exterior cladding and siding installation, interior finish, trim and casework. • Wide range of projects including commercial and residential. • Projects included a local Bozeman restaurant (Seven Sushi Sake) and multiple high end custom homes in the Yellowstone Club in Big Sky, MT.

Schmidt Building Services, LLC - Bozeman, MT Owner/Operator

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Carpenter

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Aug 2010 - Aug 2011

Maintenance Technician

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Contractor

• Sole employee and owner performing basic building maintenance both interior and exterior. • Tasks included light framing, hardware installation and repair, painting, cleaning, roof maintenance and repair, trim and casework. • Additional landscape maintenance and service provided.

Restoring the Rockies, LLC - Vail, CO Owner/Operator

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Missoula, MT

Contractor | Landscape Designer

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Feb 2009 - Nov 2009

Equipment Operator

• Cofounder of company. • Services focused on environmentally sensitive practices and sustainability. • Provided native plant landscaping, forest health, low impact fire mitigation and chemical-free pine beetle mitigation. • High end development landscaping, public/private forest health and fire mitigation work in both Colorado and Montana. • Largest contract consisted of a 110 acre fire mitigation project in the Blackfoot Community Conservation Area (BCCA) in Western Montana.

Midnight Sun Hotshots, BLM - Fairbanks, AK | Redding, CA Wildland Fire Technician

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Sawyer

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April 2008 - Nov 2008

• Tasks included fireline clearing, holding, tree falling and sawyer work, and aviation coordination. • Highly trained in aspects of aviation and backcountry tactics with a focus on helicopter travel. • Extremely demanding both physically and mentally, with a focus on situational awareness.


Matthew Schmidt

ARCHITECTURE STUDENT | CONTRACTOR | ENTREPRENEUR

1222 S. Willson Ave | Bozeman, MT 59715 | mschmidty1@gmail.com | 970.445.0066

Education:

Montana State University - Bozeman, MT | Aug 2010 - Present • Currently in the 3rd year of Bachelors Degree of Environmental Design. • Working toward a Master’s Degree in Architecture. • Current 3.85 GPA. University of Montana - Missoula, MT | Aug 2002 - May 2007 • Bachelors Degree in Fine Art. • Focus on Sculpture and Printmaking. • Graduated 3.6 GPA. COINED International Language School - Buenos Aires, Argentina • Graduated from 8 week Spanish Language course. • Full immersion in culture.

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Nov 2008 - Jan 2009

Technical Skills:

• Familiar with many different modeling software types such as Autodesk REVIT Architecture 2012, AutoCad, 3DS Max, Rhino, and Google SketchUp. • Most familiar with Autodesk REVIT 2012 for conceptual design, schematic design, construction documents and details. • Proficient in the Adobe CS5 Suite package, particularly Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator • Proficient in both Microsoft Windows and Apple OSX operating platforms and related software

Achievements:

• Member of Tao Sigma Delta Honor Society in Architecture and Allied Arts. • Awarded multiple “Best Drawing” awards for Architectural Hand Graphics. • Awarded “Best Design” for Footbridge Competition with focus on “Firmness, Commodity and Delight.” • Successful entrepreneur. • Extensive international travel throughout Asia, South America and Oceania


OBJECTIVE - class trip to hypothetical site in Seattle, WA - ADA accessibility and code compliance - computer labs, book stacks, children’s area - provide meeting space for community events

DESIGN INTENT - contrast contemplative aspects of books with active aspects of digital technology - green spaces next to digital spaces - engage adjacent park and college

3RD YR STUDIO: FALL 2011

C A P I T O L H I L L L I B R A RY

Capitol Hill Neighbourhood, Seattle, WA

OVERVIEW - roof garden and reading area - areas of sanctuary apart from active spaces - elevated structure provides sheltered out- door space for the pedestrian


Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

DESIGN TOOLS Autodesk REVIT Architecture 2012 Adobe Photoshop CS5 Adobe InDesign CS5 Adobe Illustrator CS5

3RD YR STUDIO: FALL 2011

C A P I T O L H I L L L I B R A RY

Capitol Hill Neighbourhood, Seattle, WA


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Dwelling Plans

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OBJECTIVE - focus on affordable housing - provide for 35-50 occupants on 1 acre site - include shared/common spaces - provide for privacy and community

DESIGN INTENT - to create affordability through sustainability - low cost materials, stacked utilities, prefab - create valuable outdoor and indoor spaces - promote independence and community

OVERVIEW - natural ventilation, passive/active solar - roof gardens - daylighting strategies and controls - shared dining, laundry, fitness, workshop

3RD YR STUDIO: CURRENT DESIGN at MIDTERM

COHOUSING

N.E. Urban Renewal District, Bozeman, MT


Level 1 Shared

Basic Studio

Circulation

Studio +

SRO

2 Bedroom

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Level 2

DESIGN TOOLS Autodesk REVIT Architecture 2012 Adobe Photoshop CS5 Adobe InDesign CS5

3RD YR STUDIO: CURRENT DESIGN at MIDTERM

COHOUSING

N.E. Urban Renewal District, Bozeman, MT


OBJECTIVE - focus on construction documents - schematic design, details, BIM models - 3D exploded details - specifications

DESIGN INTENT - functional and interesting building details - sustainable design and materials - clarity of digital communication - improve computer drafting/rendering skills

OVERVIEW - SIP panel construction with Zinc cladding - extensive green roof system - fly ash concrete - daylighting strategies and controls

BUILDING CONSTRUCTION II: CURRENT DESIGN at MIDTERM

M AT E R I A L T E S T I N G L A B Montana State University, Bozeman, MT


DESIGN TOOLS Autodesk REVIT Architecture 2012 Autodesk 3ds Max 2012 Adobe Photoshop CS5 Adobe InDesign CS5

BUILDING CONSTRUCTION II: CURRENT DESIGN at MIDTERM

M AT E R I A L T E S T I N G L A B Montana State University, Bozeman, MT


BUILDING CONSTRUCTION II: CURRENT DESIGN at MIDTERM

M AT E R I A L T E S T I N G L A B Montana State University, Bozeman, MT


BUILDING CONSTRUCTION II: CURRENT DESIGN at MIDTERM

M AT E R I A L T E S T I N G L A B Montana State University, Bozeman, MT


DESIGN TOOLS Google SketchUp 8 Adobe Photoshop CS5 Adobe InDesign CS5 Hand drafting and Watercolor OBJECTIVE - design new building for 2008 explosion site - 150ft x 35ft footprint - ground level commercial space, 2nd level offices, 3rd level apartments

DESIGN INTENT - open “market� style commercial space - allow daylight penetration deep into building - provide potential for live/work environment - improve computer drafting/rendering skills

2ND YR STUDIO: SPRING 2011

URBAN INFILL

200 Block E. Main St., Bozeman, MT

OVERVIEW - Brick veneer with glass curtain wall system - roof garden access - staggered openings in floor plates - open plan organized around structure


OBJECTIVE - introduction into 3ds Max rendering software - apply materials and lighting in 3ds Max - explore various “moods” with lighting/materials - further populate space using Photoshop CS5

DESIGN TOOLS Autodesk REVIT Architecture 2012 Autodesk 3ds Max 2012 Adobe Photoshop CS5 Adobe InDesign CS5

3RD YR GRAPHICS: FALL 2011

D I G I TA L G R A P H I C S

3ds Max Rendering, Revit Model, Photoshop Edit-


OVERVIEW - examples of both drafting and observation drawing - drawings from 3 different semesters - exploration of 3D design drawing - mixed media approach

2ND YR GRAPHICS: FALL 2010 - SPRING 2011

H A N D D R AW I N G

Colored Pencil, Watercolor, Ink


FO O TBRID GE COMP E TITION OBJECTIVE -Clear Span: 10ft -Clear Width: 2ft -Allowable Deflection: 1” -Min. Load Capacity: 350lbs -Max Weight: 70lbs -Sustainable materials/design

D E S I G N R E S U LT S -Clear Span: 10.5ft -Clear Width: 2ft -Actual Deflection: .5” -Load Capacity: +450lbs -Bridge Weight: 58lbs -Reclaimed wood, no glue

 

OVERVIEW - Design exceeded all requirements - Awarded best design - Highly functional design - Materials reused to build book shelf

 

I DE A MACHI NE OBJECTIVE Exploration of a physical and conceptual object acting as an aid to the creative process and idea generation.

STR U C TU R A L T E ACHING AID OBJECTIVE - build small scale model - address structural topic - clearly demonstrate chosen topic

D E S I G N R E S U LT S - addressed overturning moment - MIG welded square steel tubing - steel plate, welded nut and bolt - included use of lever arm and torque wrench

D E S I G N R E S U LT S The resulting object promoted interaction and investigation. The focus was more about the engagement of the user through the design interface as opposed to any particular end result.

STRUCTURES AND STUDIO: FALL 2010 - FALL 2011

VA R I O U S P R O J E C T S

Conceptual and Functional Built Projects


BFA: UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA 2003 - 2007

FINE ART

Sculpture, Printmaking, Photography, Painting, Mixed


BFA: UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA 2003 - 2007

FINE ART

Sculpture, Printmaking, Photography, Painting, Mixed


P R O J E C T R O L E a n d TA S K S - Lead Carpenter - Job Site Manager - Project Coordinator

- Exterior framing, siding - Casework detailing and installation - Interior finish carpentry

STERLING DESIGN + CONSTRUCT INC.

- Hardware installation - Collaboration between trades - On-site design

AMERICAN SPIRIT LODGE Yellowstone Club. Big Sky, Montana


STERLING DESIGN + CONSTRUCT INC.

AMERICAN SPIRIT CABIN Yellowstone Club. Big Sky, Montana


P R O J E C T R O L E a n d TA S K S - Project Manager - Lead Carpenter - Project Coordinator

- Interior framing - Steel fascia installation - Siding installation

- Collaboration between trades - On-site design

STERLING DESIGN + CONSTRUCT INC.

BERG RESIDENCE Yellowstone Club. Big Sky, Montana


STERLING DESIGN + CONSTRUCT INC.

BERG RESIDENCE Yellowstone Club. Big Sky, Montana


P R O J E C T R O L E a n d TA S K S - Lead Carpenter - Project Coordinator - Collaboration between trades

- Interior framing - Finish carpentry - Sheetrock installation

- Interior painting - Layout design - Hardware installation

STERLING DESIGN + CONSTRUCT INC.

SEVEN SUSHI • SAKE Bozeman, Montana


STERLING DESIGN + CONSTRUCT INC.

SEVEN SUSHI • SAKE Bozeman, Montana


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