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Roy Stephen Morum
P.O. Box 286
3596 Flat Top Rd Ghent,
West Virginia, USA 25843
Tel 304-787-3604 Mobile (304) 887-6767
To whom it may concern:
ARCHITECTURAL CONTRACT WORK – R. MORUM
I submit herewith my resume for your consideration.
After the last 12 years of full time employment with ETB Architects in Princeton WV, I have now
established my own contracting business as ‘Studio_rpm’.
I wish to enquire if you have any vacancies for a person with my skills and education.
My broad experience would contribute well to design, documentations, and project management
related employment. I am flexible in the nature of work I take on and can contribute in all aspects of
I am prepared to accept short or long term contract work using my CADD and management skills
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ROY STEPHEN MORUM
MDM, B.ARCH. (S.A.) ASSOCIATE AIA, LEED ASSOCIATE
P.O. Box 286
3596 Flat Top Road
Ghent, West Virginia 25843
Tel (304) 787-3604
Mobile (304) 887-6767
2. Work Background
3. Work Experience / Skills
4. Selected Projects
ROY STEPHEN MORUM
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B.ARCH. (S.A.) ASSOCIATE AIA, LEED ASSOCIATE.
1 . Qualifications
School Matriculation (1968) at Grey College, Bloemfontein, South Africa
Bachelor of Architecture – B.Arch. (1974) University of the Orange Free State, South Africa
Master of Design Management (MDM) at 'UNITEC' in Auckland New Zealand. This degree deals with
strategic management in the creative professions and the design process within projects including
Architecture, Event Management, and Interior Design etc. This degree is recognized by the ‘Design
Management Institute of America’.
My B.Arch. Qualification has been accepted by the NAAB as equivalent to the same degree in the
In 2010, I achieved my current GBCI ‘LEED Green Associate’ status. This requires knowledge &
understanding of Green Building Practices and principles -- needed to support the use of the
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Building Rating System.
All documentation for the above is available on request.
2. Work Background
To 1969 Attended Grey College in Bloemfontein, South Africa, and completed university entrance
exams with academic colors.
1973 Graduated at the University of the Orange Free State after successfully completing the 6-year
Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) degree.
73-76 Gained experience with various private architectural practices and during this time gained
membership of the S.A. Institute of Architects and the S.A. Council for Architects.
1976 Accepted a post in East London, S.A., served as the Housing Architect with the East London
Municipality from 1976 to 1979.
79-80 Joined 'Osmond Lange Architects' in 1979. Worked on Commercial and Civil buildings,
including Magistrates Courts.
80-94 Employed by 'Vos Field Vincent & Bridge', where I became a senior partner with the firm,
which became known as ‘Bridge Morum Vincent’, and managed the Bisho, Ciskei office from
1981 to 1988. From 1988 to 93 I managed the East London office in conjunction with my
business partner, Roy Bridge. During this period, I was responsible for initiating the firm's
venture into Computer aided design, documentation and 3d rendering.
92-94 President of Border Institute of Architects, South Africa.
94-95 In New Zealand, I was employed on a two-year contract to Craig Craig Moller as project
architect on the 'Sky City' casino project- responsible for the car park and the hotel and for
the production of CAD documentation for those sections.
95-96 Started private practice 'Studio RSM' in Auckland, NZ and carried out a few minor projects.
Employed on contract for 3 months by 'Creative Spaces' where I carried out work on CAD,
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presentation and graphics work on various projects including interior fit-outs.
96-99 Based at 'UNITEC Institute of Technology' as an ‘AutoCAD’ and general computer lecturer and
Computer manager for the Faculty of Architecture. Responsible for coursework design in
computer based training.
98-99 Manager of the 'AutoDesk Training Center' at UNITEC, which is an internationally recognized
center for AutoCAD AEC training.
98-99 Commenced with studies for the Master of Design management degree (UNITEC NZ).
2000 Moved to the USA and obtained a work permit. (Now a USA Citizen - since July 2008)
2000-2001 L. A. Gates Company. Worked on a number of architectural projects, designed company
logo, web page, business cards and letterheads. Responsible for marketing graphics (RFI
covers, graphics and ‘PowerPoint presentations) and computer rendering of proposals.
2001 to 2003 SEM Architects in Beckley WV – Designer and Project Manager. Main projects are two
large Readiness Center for the WV Army National Guard – at Lewisburg and Summersville.
Responsible for client liaison, design and consultant management.
2003 to 2004 Kreps & Kreps Architects in Charleston, WV – Designer and Project Manager. Worked
on various hospital and medical facilities.
2005 Received the degree ‘Master of Design Management’ after successful submission of my
2004 to 2016: ETB Architects in Princeton, WV – Designer and Project Architect/ Manager. Main
projects are The Mathena Cultural Arts Center and various cultural and community facilities.
Completed a $22m project with the West Virginia Army National Guard as Project
Architect/ Manager for ETB. Worked on school and various other projects for McDowell,
Mercer, Wyoming and Greenbrier Counties in West Virginia.
August 2016: Resigned from ETB Architects with the intention of re-locating to Arizona.
3. Work Experience / Skills
During my career, I have had extensive experience in design, documentation, administration, supervision and all
aspects of the profession on projects up to R25 million (S.A. currency) and $75 million (NZ currency). These
include factories (approx. 30 factories completed in South Africa) shopping centres, schools, housing, public and
The experience gained in the USA includes the design and project management of the two Readiness centers for
the West Virginia National Guard.
I have an interest in agricultural architecture, and I gained experience in the design of the Döhne Agricultural
Research Station and the Fort Cox College of Agriculture in South Africa.
The experience gained on the 'Sky City" casino project gave me experience on hotels, car parks and commercial
facilities. This project was one of the largest built in New Zealand and the time constraints were such that it also
had the record for the fastest execution.
In all the projects I have worked on, I have experience in managing teams of professionals, technicians and
contractors and it has been a specific interest of mine to develop and apply effective management,
documentation and resource systems.
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The responsibilities given to me as computer manager for the schools of Architecture and Construction at UNITEC
developed my knowledge of the management of information technology and computing/CAD resources in a large
establishment. I have also been involved in the development of online computer training resources and
The subject of my Master of Design Management dissertation deals with ‘Knowledge Management in the
Architectural Profession’ and I have researched the processes involved intensively. I believe that the experience
gained has made me more proficient in communication, project and data management for architectural projects.
A direct result of this has been the development of a ‘Procedural manual’ which has become an essential tool at
ETB Architects – including project templates, CAD details etc.
My computing skills include the use of the full range of Microsoft Office programs, Microsoft Project, AutoCAD
release 2017 Architecture, SketchUp, PhotoShop, Adobe Acrobat editor, Adobe InDesign, and Web Page editors,
I have not yet worked in REVIT, but I am currently busy with some training courses to use this.
I have gained some experience in web page design and promotional graphics and I use a Project Website as an
information and project management tool for all the projects I work on. A link to one of the project pages I
personally developed is as follows: http://etbarchitects.com/projects01/0820-GBS-web/ - other examples can be
I have experience in 3D modelling/rendering, Interior design and Color Scheming, hand sketching and have
graphic design skills. My personal skills include cartooning, painting and drawing in water colors, graphics and
acrylics. My works have won a number of awards and first places in various art exhibitions in WV.
4. Selected Projects
Selected projects to date are as follows – these are projects on which I have worked and had input at all levels of
Documents representing selected projects can be supplied on request.
Values as at the time of leaving S.A. Rands or NZ$ converted to approximate current US dollars).
* Projects on which I have been responsible for partial design/detailing.
** Projects on which I have been responsible for full design.
** Zwelitsha Magistrates Courts (Osmond
1982 $3.0 m
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** Approx. 30 factories in South Africa, including Pharmaceuticals, Textiles and building material suppliers
(Bridge Morum Vincent Architects, East London, South Africa)
$0.5 m to
** Bisho Primary School (BMV Architects) 1983 $2.5 m
**Lennox Sebe College Hostels (BMV Architects) 1984 $0.4 m
** Numerous private residences, housing
schemes, Shops and commercial buildings in
1973 - 1994 $1.2m
*Ciskei Supreme Courts (BMV Architects) 1984 $3.2 m
Government Housing (Bridge Morum Vincent Architects) 1985 $2.3 m
Amatola Business Village, Bisho (BMV Architects) 1986 $0.5 m
** Funiwe Secondary School, Ciskei (BMV Architects) 1986 $2.5 m
** Vulindlela Technical College, Mdantsane (BMV Architects) 1987 $1.5 m
Works and Transport Building, Bisho (BMV Architects) 1987 $4.0 m
** Döhne Agricultural Research Station (BMV Architects) 1988 $5.0 m
** Renovations to Majestic Hotel, East London (BMV Architects) 1989 $0.5 m
**Renovations to Carlton Hotel, East London (BMV Architects) 1990 $0.5 m
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** Namac Studios -- Health & Rackets Club,
Bloemfontein (BMV Architects)
1991 $1.5 m
** Robinson Mathie & Gravett offices
(Restoration). (BMV Architects)
Received a ‘Heritage Award’ for this project.
1991 $0.25 m
** Fort Cox Agricultural College – various animal husbandry facilities and hostels / dining / recreation facilities.
1993 $7.5 m
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Sky City Casino, Auckland, New Zealand. (Car Park and
Hotel) at Craig Craig Moller Architects.
1994- 1995 $20.0m
Interior Fit out for GEC at Creative Spaces, Auckland, NZ. 1995- 1996 $0.5 m
** Designs for Hotel /Library / College Hostels (at DBD)
2000 $1.0 m ea.
Pocahontas Auditorium - Documentation (at L. A. Gates) 2000 $1.0 m
** Condominium Complex (at L. A. Gates) 2000 $2.0 m
** Faith Baptist Church - Beckley
** Housing Units in Gary and War, West Virginia (SEM Architects) 2001 - 2003 $3.0m
** Lewisburg Readiness Center for the WVARNG (SEM Architects) 2001 - 2003 $8.0m
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** Concept Design for Outdoor Theater, Grand View, W.V. (SEM Architects)
** Summersville Readiness Center for the WVARNG (SEM Architects)
2001 - 2003 $15.0m
Various Medical & Hospital Facilities (Kreps & Kreps Architects)
2003 - 2004
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*Mathena Performing Arts Theater & Cultural Center (ETB Architects)
2004 - 2006 $8.0m
** Valley View 7th Day Adventist facilities - Green Valley, W.V. (ETB Architects)
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*House Peyton, Glade Springs, Raleigh Co., W.V. (ETB Architects)
2005 - 2007 $1.0m
* Four Seasons YMCA, Tazewell, VA (ETB Architects)
Work-out equipment is positioned with a view of the surrounding mountains.
The swimming pool enclosure has operable roof panels that can be opened to the sky, depending on the
weather. The center also provides a day-care area.
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** Concept Design for Princeton Outdoor Theater W.V. (ETB Architects)
** Concept Design for Technical Park, Dickenson Co., VA. (ETB Architects)
2007 - $3.0m
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*WVARNG Elkins, AFRC W.V. (ETB Architects)
2008 - 2011 $20.0m
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*Mercer County Health Dept., W.V. (ETB Architects)
2011 - 2013 $3.0m
Boy Scout National Jamboree HQ “The Summit” Fayette Co., W.V. (ETB Architects)
2011 - 2013
houses x 350
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*Rainelle Elementary School, Greenbrier Co., W.V. (ETB Architects)
*Iaeger Panther Elementary School, McDowell Co., W.V. (ETB Architects)
2010 - 2016 $12.0m
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** Wyoming Co. Center for the Aged (ETB Architects).
The renovation/ adaptive-re-use of a former grocery store provided the Wyoming County Council on Aging with
a new facility to serve the needs of the area’s senior citizens.
The renovations included a total interior re-design in order to provide a community room, kitchen area, and
administrative offices. Seniors can enjoy each other’s company over a meal, around the fireplace, or utilize the
exercise equipment in a separate, private area.
*Harley Davidson Showroom Upgrade – Bluefield W.V. (ETB Architects)
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*Courthouse Square Shopping Center Concept – Princeton W.V. (ETB Architects)
**Davis Stuart Children’s Home – Dining Facilities, W.V. (ETB Architects)
2016 $0.75 m
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References in support of the periods worked can be supplied on request.
UNITEC School of Construction (New Zealand)
Roger Birchmore – Head - School of Construction. firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel Auckland (09) 8154321 ext. 7372
Creative Spaces - Architects and Interior Designers (New Zealand)
Mr Wanley Simpson - tel New Zealand (09) 358 3777. email@example.com
L. A. Gates Company, Beckley, West Virginia
Jay Cantley. tel (304) 256-1616 firstname.lastname@example.org
Nick Brash. email@example.com
ETB Architects, Princeton, West Virginia (Employer up to 2016-08-15)
Todd Boggess (Principal) (304) 425-4491 firstname.lastname@example.org
Attachment: Letter of recommendation from Todd Boggess.