Works by Mark Balenovic
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To create enduring design and art works.
2002-2008 Santa Fe, NM
Freelance design studio, contracting with various firms and clients for design services specializing in conceptual design development, presentations and renderings, 3-d computer modeling and analysis, derivation and preparation of construction documents, project management, notably:
§ Padilla & Associates Architects
§ Paul Richard, Architect
§ John Midyette, Architect
§ Mike Sharber, Artist and Builder
§ Southwest Structural Services, Builder
§ Los Alamos Community Development Corporation
§ Realty 3000, Developer
§ Montgomery-Andrews, Law Firm
§ Discovery Map, Tourist Map Publisher
§ Ten Thousand Waves, Japanese Style Spa
§ Various private individuals (design/contract, design/build)
1992-2002 Palos Verdes Estates, CA
Freelance design studio, contracting with various firms for architectural design services, project management services, 2d and 3d CAD services, notably:
§ Cad West (various clients through a job shop)
§ Prestone Products (tank farms, process design, structures)
§ Distribution & Auto Service / Nissan Corp. (automobile handling facilities)
§ Bachem, Inc. (biotech laboratory and production facilities)
§ Dearborn Construction (400+ retail store and pharmacy remodels)
§ Dennis Flanzer Associates (high end commercial tenant improvement)
§ Alegre MacKenzie Partnership (commercial and residential design)
§ Architects and Contractors (renderings & presentations)
§ Structural/rig restoration of 42’ wooden ketch, cold-molded dinghy building
§ various residence design and construction (usually owner-build)
1982-1991 Balenco Enterprises Compton, CA
Director (Vice President)
§ Reported directly to President, heading Technical Projects, Construction, and Regulatory Affairs Departments of a growing pharmaceutical manufacturing company. Created company documentation including regulatory affairs program, standard operating procedures, production records, Food and Drug Administration Drug Master Files, Type I and II.
§ Prepared a pro-active compliance program, regulated by 24 federal, state, and local agencies.
§ Designed and built research/laboratory/pilot plant/production facilities with combination of in-house and outsourced facilities. Trained maintenance, industrial arts and process production personnel with department-generated company programs and procedures. In 1988, Balenco Enterprises purchased Cyclo Products and increased production by 600% over next 3 years.
§ 1991: prepared said departments of both facilities for purchase and friendly takeover by Alusuisse-Lonza.
1982 Art Center College of Design Pasadena, CA
Bachelor / Fine Arts
Industrial Design, specializing in Environmental Design
§ Graduated with honors.
1980 Cal Poly State University San Luis Obispo, CA
§ Completed four terms of Architecture studies, 70 units.
1974-1983 Various Trades and Builders
§ Demolition and construction, industrial buildings; furniture and boatbuilding.
Skills Skill Name Skill Level Last Used Experience
Training Expert Currently used 21 years
Bilingual: Croatian Expert Currently used 40 years
Technical Writing Expert Currently used 26 years
Project Manager Expert Currently used 26 years
Designer Expert Currently used 26 years
CAD 3D Modeling Expert Currently used 19 years
Regulatory Affairs Expert 15 years ago 9 years
Documentation Expert Currently used 26 years
Fabrication Expert Currently used 29 years
Rendering Illustration Expert Currently used 26 years
Project Team Manager Expert Currently used 26 years
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