David Kelley


•Proven experience in commercial/ residential/ public construction documentation, including schematic design, rendering and presentations, permit processing, remodeling, and engineering systems coordination
•Proven accuracy in site assessment, documentation and coordination with contractors i.e. civil, landscape, structural, mechanical, electrical, lighting, sound and signage
•Proven competence with 3DS Max, Rhino, Grasshopper, Revit, AutoCAD, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Sketchup, among other design and illustration software.
•Conversational fluency in Mandarin Chinese.


PROJECT DESIGNER - Michael Guthrie & Co. San Francisco, 4/16-Current
• Manage design and construction of custom residential and winery projects in Napa and Sonoma averaging $4 million final build cost for clients such as Handwritten Wines and Realm Winery.

INTERMEDIATE DESIGNER – Ratcliff Architects – Emeryville, 8/13-3/16
• Develop design documents from SD through CA phases for clients such as UC Berkeley, City of Emeryville and Chabot Space and Science Center.

Dahlin Group/ Avila Design/ Selander Architects, 2009-2013
•Crest Avenue Apartment Renovations – Coordinate construction documents, details and drawings
•Gateway Apartment Site Studies – Site study to maximize units on site

INTERMEDIATE DESIGNER – Noll & Tam Architects Berkeley, 2008
•BART station expansion studies, MacArthur and West Oakland– currently under review
•Barbara Lee Senior Center: Revit CDs, Health Dept. submittal 22,000SF, Type V. Milpitas, CA
•Developed CAD and Revit standards for office-wide use

SENIOR DRAFTSMAN – tBP/Architecture Concord, 2005-2008
•Ohlone Community College – Student Services Center CDs: Group B Occupancy, Type II-1HR construction, structural coordination, stair, retaining wall, two bridges, accessible ramp, skylight design and LEED calculations. Construction completed. $23 million, Fremont CA

•Delta Community College – Cunningham Science Center: Lecture Room, Science Lab and Assembly Hall room studies. Approx. 100,000 sf, $61 million. Stockton, CA

•Yosemite Community College – Allied Health Building CDs: Type II-B const., Group B occ., 36,000 sf Construction completed.

•Shasta and Diablo Valley College space inventory: field measure and verify classroom sizes and conditions

DESIGNER/ DRAFTSMAN – David Babcock and Associates, Lafayette, 2005
•Antelope Creekside Phase II: Site development and CD's. ~10,000 sf. Commercial development.
•Drafted and prepared CD's for Various Costco projects

DRAFTSMAN – Stong and Associates, El Cerrito, 2004
•Drafted, prepared, and assembled construction documents for clients such as Honda, Starbucks
and various mixed use and residential projects.

Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, UC Berkeley, Dec. 2001
Bachelor of Architecture, California College of the Arts, Dec. 2012


  • Concept
  • Design
  • Presentation
  • Rendering
  • Architecture
  • Engineering


  • 3DS Max
  • Rhino
  • Grasshopper
  • Revit
  • AutoCAD
  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • InDesign
  • Sketchup.