Daniel Ubovich

Daniel Ubovich

Work History

Work History

Site Architect/Construction Manager

SmithGroup

  • Construction administration for a six story, 200 bed template, 434,000 S.F. hospital, MOB and central plant for Kaiser Permanente
  • Oversaw and directed all RFI, Change Order and submittal review processes
  • Performed QA/QC procedures on all aspects of the project, including detail checking compliance with the 2001 Title-24/California (OSHPD-1 &2) Building Code, DSA Accesses Compliance Reference Manual, ADA Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG),  NFPA codes and regulations, AIA Healthcare Design Guidelines, JCI Accreditation Standards and California Business Codes 
  • Coordination with OSHPD field ACO, DSE & SFM representatives on all field reviews and approvals
  • Act as a liaison between Kaiser and contractor’s senior project management teams to help facilitate an on-time project delivery
  • Provided construction teams with efficient proactive/problem-solving methodology on all as-built modifications, and coordinated drawing revisions with the main design team in San Francisco as needed
  • Coordinate design intent with construction drawings in relation to comparison with existing field conditions
  • Other responsibilities included coordinating, writing & publishing construction scheduled observation reports, reviewing TIO & IOR verified reports, overseeing the organizing, implementing third party testing and presenting schematic and design changes to the on-site Kaiser Management team, as required for client approval

Adjunct Faculty

Westwood College
  • Evaluate and grade students' work, including work performed in design studios
  • Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate Interior Design, Construction or Project Management students on topics such as architectural/interior design theory, history,  methods, aesthetics and design, and structures,  materials or CM/PM means & methods
  • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions
  • Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge and publish findings in professional journals, books, or electronic media
  • Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction
  • Supervise undergraduate teaching, internship, and research work
  • Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences
  • Prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, Key Grade Assignments, research papers and handouts
  • Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues
  • Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others
Apr 2011 - Nov 2011

Senior Project Manager/Healthcare Architect

SWA Architects
  • Supervised up to four personnel, ranging from interns to senior staff, with team responsibility for various OSHPD 1 hospital remodel projects, OSHPD 1 Seismic VSI Improvement projects, OSHPD 2 Intermediate Care and Skilled Nursing facilities as well as OSHPD 3 stand-alone Medical office Buildings, from $1 to $10 million
  • Organized and implemented detailed design, production and CAD procedures along with fee proposals and project cost/budget scheduling
  • Developed, organized and supervised projects from initial feasibility thru construction/project close-out, including analyzing/responding to RFIs, preparing, implementing and acquiring approval of all OTC and/or field review OSHPD change orders
  • Coordinate design intent with construction drawings in relation to comparison with existing field conditions
  • Performed QA/QC procedures , as a quality manager, on all assigned projects, including detail checking compliance with the 2010 Title-24/California Building Code requirements, California Building Standards and Administrative Code, DSA Accesses Compliance Reference Manual, ADA Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG),  NFPA codes and regulations, AIA Healthcare Design Guidelines, and JCI Accreditation Standards and California Business Codes
  • Maintained in depth coordination with OSHPD, consultants, Client representatives, clients/user groups and general contractors on all projects 
Jun 2007 - Dec 2010

Senior Project Manager/Healthcare Architect

URS, Corp.
  • Supervised up to nine personnel, with team responsibility, as well as Architect of Record, for various hospital OSHPD 1 (start-up) projects & remodels, OSHPD 2 SNFs & RCFEs, as well as, OSHPD 3 stand-alone Medical office Buildings, from $1 to $30 million
  • Developed, organized and supervised projects from initial feasibility thru construction/project close-out
  • Coordinate design intent with construction drawings in relation to comparison with existing field conditions
  • As Quality Assurance Officer for the Architectural Department, I created a “Culture of quality”, including overseeing all QA/QC audits and maintained QA/QC procedures using the ISO 9000 quality management system on all projects within the department including: ITR, detail checking compliance with the 2001Title-24/California (OSHPD1, 2 & 3) Building Code, Los Angeles City and County Building Codes, DSA Accesses Compliance Reference Manual, ADA Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG),  NFPA codes and regulations, AIA Healthcare Design Guidelines, JCI Accreditation Standards and California Business Codes
  • Maintained in depth coordination with OSHPD, consultants, clients/user groups and general contractors on all projects
  • Other responsibilities included overseeing and organizing, implementing and presenting schematic and design development drawings for client approval 
Apr 1998 - Dec 2005

Senior Project Manager/Healthcare Architect

Haynes + Oakley Architects

  • Supervised up to five personnel, with team responsibility for various hospital remodels, and stand-alone MOB projects from $1 to $5 million
  • Organized and implemented detailed design, production and CAD procedures along with fee proposals and project cost/budget scheduling
  • Performed QA/QC procedures on all assigned projects, including detail checking compliance with OSHPD-1, 2 & 3/Title-24/California Building Code requirements, DSA Accesses Compliance Reference Manual, ADA Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG), California Business Codes, NFPA codes and regulations, AIA Healthcare Design Guidelines, and JCI Accreditation Standards
  • Developed, organized and supervised projects from initial feasibility thru construction/project close-out
  • Coordinated design intent with construction drawings in relation to comparison with existing field conditions
  • Maintained in depth coordination with OSHPD, consultants, clients/user groups and general contractors on all projects
  • Other responsibilities included overseeing the organizing, implementing and presenting schematic and design development drawings for client approval

Education

Education
Jul 2010 - Jul 2011

Master of Architecture

NewSchool of Architecture & Design
Sep 1976 - May 1980

Bachelor of Science

University of Southern California

Skills

Skills

Exceptional analytical and research skills

Ability to lead and manage

Ability to lead and manage highly skilled and matrixed teams, Experience working with elected officials, community groups, teachers, students and administrators

Proven performance for accuracy and thoroughness

Highly motivated team player

Comfortable in a fast paced working environment

Outstanding interpersonal skills

Ability to present complex design concepts and theories in simplified terms of understanding in public hearings and board meetings

Excellent planning, scheduling and budgeting expertise

Proven problem solver, with strong written and verbal skills

Strong organizational and time management adeptness

Profile

  • 25 years of experience in healthcare, education, hospitality, commercial/retail, industrial, multifamily and single family residential projects. Expert in all project phases, from maintaining excellent client relations, values and expectations, as well as, marketing, contract development, design and production through construction administration and project close-out
  • 25 years experience with California Business Codes, California Building Code – Title 24, and ADA Access Guidelines (ADAAG)
  • 20 Years experience with California Building Codes – Title 24, and OSHPD 1, 2 & 3 projects
  • 20 years experience with licensing division of the California Department of Health (CDPH, Title-22) and, NFPA-101 requirements
  • 15 years of experience with CEQA, Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), California Department of Education, Office of Public School Construction, DSA
  • 10 years experience with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
  • 5 years experience with the Education Code 17406, 4217, 17250 procurements

Professional Societies/Affiliates

  • American Institute of Architects, Los Angeles, California Chapter
  • Architectural Guild, University of Southern California
  • Alumni Association, University of Southern California
  • International Conference of Building Officials
  • USGBC

Certifications

Certifications

Evidence-based Design Accreditation and Certification (EDAC)

Center for Health Design
Mar 1986 - Present

Licensed Architect

State of California
May 2011 - Present

National Council of Architectural Registration Boards Certificate

NCARB