Francesca Ritson
5530 Taylor Ave. N.E.
Bainbridge Is., Wa
98110 -3191


B. Architecture from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo. Senior thesis involved research, documentation and design of a residential community for five hundred people. 1985-1990. GPA-3.12

B.A. in Environmental Studies from the University Of California at Santa Cruz. 1980.

AutoCAD -beginning and advanced classes at Portland Community College. 1992.

Architectural License, State of Washington

Job Experience:

Senior Architect, EMRA Inc., Architects and Planners, Aug. 2000 - Sept. 2001
Responsible for overall site coordination and drawings of the Maintenance of Way Building for the central maintenance base for Sound Transit's Seattle Light Rail System. Produced drawings and coordinated various disciplines. Also produced and researched conceptual drawings for multi-family residential development.

Project Manager, Designer for Portland Public Schools, Sept., 1995 - Sept. 2000.
Designed and managed construction projects for Portland Public School District. Perform a variety of duties including project management; design; program definition; contract and specification writing and editing; inspections; budget and planning; dealing with code officials; writing appeals and securing permits; Updated drawings; drew as-builts; did research and prepared estimates. Composed and obtained approval by City of Portland a set of children's standards for ADA for use with the upgrade bond work..Reviewed construction documents submitted by outside AE's.Project Manager for various remodel projects in central administration building. Project Manager for conversion of retirement home to special education facility.

Drafts person/Intern for Ward Gibbons, Inc., June 1995 -Sept., 1995.
Produced as-builts, did area take--offs and drafting for an interiors firm. Documents included electrical plans, energy code take-offs, reversed ceiling plans, floor plans and code compliance. Was the co- computer systems person.

Drafts person/Intern for Robert Leib and Assoc., Planners. October 1994 -Feb. 1995
Produced design development and construction drawings for firm specializing in apartment building construction.

Design Quality Control, Portland, Or. September, 1994. Inventory of Lloyd Tower - Kaiser Permanente facility, for code upgrade.

Portland Public Schools - Temporary - ADA Consultant. June -August, 1994
Designed and coordinated work for initial code upgrade to 100 school facilities.

Design Quality Control, Portland, Or. 1993. Intern. Prioritized and helped revise estimates for ADA work to be done at Kaiser Permanente Facilities located in Oregon and Vancouver, Wa.

Design Quality Control, Portland, Or. 1992. Intern. Surveyed Kaiser Permanente facilities to determine compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Identified and compiled written reports on the design deficiencies that needed to be corrected in order to comply with ADA requirements.

Free Lance Design work, 1991

Other Skills:
Knowledge of IBM, and MAC computer systems; Ability to use Computer Aided Drafting programs such as AutoCAD 14 and 2000i; Microsoft Word and other word processing programs; Excel; Telecommunication systems, internet and document exchange; Spreadsheet programs; Databases; Ability to do landscape design, in-depth site and climatic analysis.


Upon Request.