Author's Biography


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My name is David Martin. I have been an instructor at the high school and community college levels since 1990. I have taught Revit Architecture since 2008 and continue to teach the Introduction to Revit Architecture course at Glendale Community College in Glendale, California.
 
My teaching/administrative experience includes:
  • 26 years of teaching experience.

    • High School teaching experience
      (Full-t
      ime teacher from 1990 to 2002).
    • Community College teaching experience (Adjunct Instructor 1999 - 2002, Full-time Instructor 2002 - Present)
  • Assistant Division Chair for the Technology & Aviation Division at Glendale Community College.
  • Department Chair of the Architecture Department at Glendale Community College.
  • Adjunct instructor at Rio Hondo Community College in Whittier, California.
  • Instructor for ASNT (American Society for Non-Destructive Testing)
I have taught various subjects such as:
  • Architectural Drafting & Design using both Traditional (TRAD) and Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) methodology;
  • Architectural Print Reading;
  • Descriptive Geometry;
  • Perspective Graphics;
  • International Building Code.
I also have 3 years part-time experience as a structural drafter/designer in Arcadia, CA at a structural engineering firm.
I was responsible for the development and drawing of: foundation plans, framing plans, section views and structural details for commercial & residential projects.

Education
California State University, Los Angeles, Ca - Bachelor of Arts degree in Industrial Arts, September 1999
Don Bosco Technical Institute, Rosemead, Ca - Associate of Science degree in Metallurgy, June 1983
 
Computer Software & Hardware Knowledge
Autodesk Revit Architecture 2008 through 2018
AutoCAD Releases 12 through 2018
SketchUp versions 5 through 8, and Pro 2014
MicroStation versions 5, 95, J, SE, XM and V8i (Release 1 through SELECTSeries4)
Bentley Architecture V8i SELECTSeries1
ArcGIS 9.2 & 9.3
 
Military Service
I served in the United States military for approximately 10 years, three years were on active duty. I served locally in Southern California while in the Army and Marine Corps Reserves as well as various places in the US and for a brief time in the Panama Canal Zone. Achieved the rank of Sergeant, E-5.