Nicolas Giovanni Shoop-Cohen Architectural Drafter

Oakland, Ca 35 / hour Resume.pdf
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Skills & Experience:

Five years professional AutoCAD use and construction design

Lead or solo drafter on 20+ built projects

Familiar with:


Microsoft Office




3D printing

CNC milling

Technical writing




Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics

University of California, Santa Cruz

Thesis work: earthquake seismology



Employment History

Drafter, assistant architect

August 2017-present

Andre Rothblatt Architecture, San Francisco, Ca

Produced architectural drawings for new construction and renovation projects

Produced 3D renderings for schematic design

Visited building department offices to obtain permits, primarily San Francisco DBI

Created a CAD template and block library, reducing project setup times by 75%

Designed a public stairway renovation, to be installed November 2018

Frequently commended for efficiency and accuracy

Drafter, surveyor

April 2017-present

Oracle Consulting, Richmond, Ca

Produced as-built drawings and site maps

Documented existing conditions and damage, then proposed renovation and repairs

Drafted plans for permitting of existing structures and new modular homes

Collaborated with structural engineers

Delegated drafting and measurement work to subcontractors

Pulled permits in Sonoma, Alameda and Mendocino counties

Design Specialist

August 2015 – March 2017

Sungevity Inc, Oakland CA

Produced construction plans for solar PV installations

Energy production estimates and engineering calculations

Quality control of outsourced drawings

Sales Engineer

May 2014 – May 2015

NRG Home Solar, Emeryville CA

Produced preliminary, pre-sale solar array designs

Provided energy production estimates, equipment specification and pricing


February – April 2014

Sepi Solar, Fremont CA

Produced construction plans for solar PV installations

Structural and electrical calculations



March 2012 – August 2012

William Fisher Architecture, Santa Cruz CA

Assisted CAD designers

Researched products and services


[Updated Oct. 2018]