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MJ Divino, M.Arch 373 Pierson Avenue Edison, NJ 08837 908.209.8793 phone Experience Current

MJ Divino Drafting & Design, LLC (Edison, NJ) Proprietor •Building design, interior design, & construction documentation services •Software training (for AutoCAD, Sketchup, and Photoshop) •Color consultation and painting services 2008-2011

Kean University (Union, NJ) Assistant Professor of Interior Design •Taught the following classes: Studio 1, 3 & 4, Drafting, Architectural Drawing & Rendering, Photoshop, AutoCAD 1 & 2, Building Materials & Methods, Construction Documents •Faculty Advisor for the Interior Design Student Association 2004-2008

Berkeley College (Paramus, NJ) Faculty Member (Interior Design Department) •Taught the following classes: Master Research, Internship, Drafting 1& 2, AutoCAD 1 & 2, Computer Graphics, Contract Design, Residential Design 2002-2004

Gruskin Group (Springfield, NJ) Project Manager •Participated in all phases of the architectural process for Verizon Wireless retail projects throughout the United States and Puerto Rico •Designed product displays and fixtures for Verizon Wireless 1999-2000

Nadaskay Kopelson Architects (Morristown, NJ) Job Captain •Participated in the schematic design and design development phases of educational facilities •Produced construction documents for educational facilities •Trained employees in the use of AutoCAD 1998-1999

Jerry W. Hamen Architect, Inc. (Chicago, IL) Architectural Intern/CAD Manager •Participated in all phases of the residential design process •Produced construction documents for residential projects •Established office CAD system and standards


Detroit Collaborative Design Center (Detroit, MI)

Research Assistant •Participated in the design and fabrication of cabinetry and display exhibits •Wrote grant proposals and Request for Proposals (RFP’s) •Worked with community groups on issues of design and development •Produced construction documents for residential projects 1996

Michigan Neighborhood Americorps/Core City Neighborhoods (Detroit, MI)

Architectural Consultant and Advocate •Provided architectural design and planning consultation to a community development organization •Acted as liaison between the project architect, city planning department, and community residents 1993

Hamilton Heights Housing Corporation (St. Louis, MO)

General Laborer/Neighborhood Analyst •Performed manual labor tasks in the rehabilitation of low-income homes •Conducted neighborhood surveys for the purpose of studying building conditions, occupancy, and land use •Proposed revitalization plan for the primary neighborhood boulevard

Education 1994-1996

University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)

Master of Architecture •Graduate Thesis: “People Know How to House Themselves: A Challenge to American Affordable Housing” •Founder and Editor-In-Chief of “Rough Draft” magazine 1990-1994

Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO) Bachelor of Arts, major in architecture •Teaching Assistant (Architectural Drawing), Fall 1993 •Graduated Cum Laude 1992

Portland State University (Portland, OR)

Study Abroad •Summer program in Barcelona, Spain, to study the language, art and architecture of Spain

Publications •Divino, M. “The 18 COMMANDments: The Version-Independent Way to Creatively Design, Draw, and Draft in AutoCAD”, Boise: Kendall/Hunt, 2008.

Proficiencies •Software: AutoCAD, Google Sketchup, Shaderlight, Adobe Photoshop & Acrobat, Microsoft Word, Excel & Powerpoint •Woodworking

MJ Divino Resume  

Resume of MJ Divino, M.Arch as July 26, 2012