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Skills

Skills
  Core Competencies   Contract Management • Program/Project Management • Construction Documents Management • Architectural Design/Drawings • Stakeholder & Contractor Management • Construction Quality Assurance • Materials Management • Site Management  • Client Relationship Management   • Bid Process Management • Risk Management & Mitigation • Cost Control Systems   • Green Design/Green Construction • Team Building & Team Management  
Skills
Licensed and registered Architect/Project Manager with over 24 years’ international experience in leading large scale design and construction projects - both new-build and renovation works – that are sustainable, functional, and aesthetically pleasing. Commercially astute and creative strategist with recognised expertise across a wide spectrum of building types and an impressive record of leading specialist teams to deliver exciting, effective, and economical facilities in a timely and co-ordinated manner. <!--[if gte mso 10]> <style> /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman";} </style> <![endif]--> Well-honed negotiation, interpersonal and multitasking skills allied with outstanding technical construction knowledge and an ability to maintain effective communications with clients and contractors alike. An analytical project manager renowned for leading projects through the entire lifecycle, and driving increased productivity, operational efficiency, risk reduction, client satisfaction, and cost reductions.        Skills: Architecture Construction Project management (managed many multi-million dollars projects) Programming Site selection/investigation Feasibility studies Planning Design Working drawings Specifications Cost analysis Biding administration Construction administration Construction management Tenant improvements and space planning People skills QA/QC Green design & sustainability Post construction services  

Education

19861988

Master of Architecture

University of Arizona

Architecture, urban studies, and the built environment.

Aug 1978Dec 1982

Bachelor of Architecture

University of Arizona

Emphasis on architectural design, technology, and construction. 

Work History

Jan 2010Present

Principal Architect

Kabuka Architect

Delivers full range of architectural services including project management, feasibility studies, planning, design (schematic designs to design development), working drawings/specifications, construction management, post construction services, green buildings/sustainable design and engineering services. Prepares bidding documents and administers bidding process. Maintains effective communications with clients and other stakeholders.

  • Successfully established new architectural firm, developing business & marketing plans, and launching marketing/PR campaigns.
  • Developed systematic approach to reviewing drawings/specifications and coordinating consultants to effectively synchronize all project components. This has successfully eliminated errors and omissions.

 

Aug 2003Dec 2009

Project Manager

Architecture 10, Inc.

Delivers full range of architectural services including project management, feasibility studies, planning, design (schematic designs to design development), working drawings/specifications, construction management, post construction services, green buildings/sustainable design and engineering services. Prepares bidding documents and administers bidding process. Maintains effective communications with clients and other stakeholders.

  • Successfully established new architectural firm, developing business & marketing plans, and launching marketing/PR campaigns.
  • Delivered a wide variety of multi-million dollar construction projects on time and within budget (achieving savings of up to 27% on one public school project).
  • Developed systematic approach to reviewing drawings/specifications and coordinating consultants to effectively synchronise all project components. This has successfully eliminated errors and omissions.
  • Projects included several governmental projects, residential, and commercial.
19982002

Project Manager

Building Design & Construction

Managed wide variety of construction projects through full lifecycle: designs, working drawings/ specifications, bid documentation, construction administration, and post construction services. Ensured effective/proactive project team and client/contractor communications.  

  • Established new architectural firm, developing business & marketing plans and launching successful marketing/PR campaigns.
  • Developed innovative systems/procedures to effectively manage company operations.
19961998

Project Architect

Newman Architecture

Administered and coordinated architectural projects through all phases of design development - from tenders, technical/financial analysis, and project proposal documentation to conceptual design, client liaison, contractor management and post construction services. Led and developed team of junior architects.

Direct reports: 4 junior architects. Budget responsibility: $6.2m.

  • Successfully delivered numerous multi-million dollar public/private school projects.
  • Supervised construction administration phase for two schools and construction management phase for one school.
  • Projects included multi-million-dollar public and private schools.
19951996

Draftsman

Private Consultant
  • Produced designs and drafting for a restaurant and an industrial building.
  • Taught drafting and drawings part time at the Richard Daley Community College in Chicago.
19891994

Project Manager

Filer & Hammond Architects

Reported to: Principal Owner. Direct reports: 4 junior architects. Budget responsibility: $25m.

  • Delivered a spectrum of architectural projects including several large scale private/public school projects, restaurants, and residential work.
  • Successfully managed a major expert witness project.
19871988

Draftsman

Private Consultant
  • Produced design and working drawings for several luxurious houses.
  • Helped produce working drawings for governmental projects.
  • Attended graduate school for master degree while working.
19861986

Project Captain

Coon and Micena Architects
  • Helped manage a major residential project (432 new apartments).
  • Produced site design, building design, and working drawings.
19841985

Project Captain

Thomas Panno and Associates
  • Helped manage several projects.
  • Produced schematic designs, design developments, and working drawings.
  • Was responsible for the designing and drafting of various luxurious residential homes.
  • Projects included large scale residential, medical, hotel, industrial, shopping mall, and low rise commercial buildings.
19841984

Draftsman

Fiinical & Dombrowski
  • Performed drafting for several projects.
19831983

Draftsman

D. B. & Associate
  • Produced design and working drawings for residential projects.
  • Created renderings and perspectives of residential buildings.

Portfolio

Portfolio

Portfolio

Certifications

2009Present

LEED AP

Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI)
Sep 2010Present

Project Manager Professional (PMP)

Project Management Institute (PMI)

Objective

A senior architect and project manager with 25+years of successful professional experience covering all areas of architecture and construction work for divers sectors, seeking challenging senior position to contribute accrued skills in achieving organizational objectives and charting a mutually beneficial growth path.

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Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Architects (AIA)
  • Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
  • United State Green Building Council (USGBC)
  • National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)
  • Project Management Institute (PMI)

Interest

Reading, travel, family activities.

Career Summary

Corporate Project Manager:

  • Increasing Bottom-Line Profitability Through Effective Project Management Strategies

Professional Profile:

  • Accomplished project manager with a proven ability to develop and implement project management strategies that support business and financial objectives. Have successfully managed many projects which came on budget and on schedule. Recognized as an expert in applying project management concepts to asset management decisions.
  • Respected leader, able to build highly motivated management teams focused on achieving both corporate and projects goals. Keep up-to-date with changes in the industry through continuing professional development (earned a Master of Architecture, LEED AP, Project PMP).

 Areas of Expertise:

  • Multimillion-Dollar Projects Administration 
  • Analytical Skills 
  • Strategic/Tactical Planning 
  • Project Management Strategies and Techniques
  • Motivating/Empowering Projects Teams
  • Strong Risk Analysis
  • Motivating/empowering clients/stakeholders
  • Cognizance of the delicate balance between the interests of both the employer and clients

Summary

Licensed and registered Architect/Project Manager with over 24 years’ international experience in leading large scale design and construction projects - both new-build and renovation works – that are sustainable, functional, and aesthetically pleasing.

Commercially astute and creative strategist with recognised expertise across a wide spectrum of building types and an impressive record of leading specialist teams to deliver exciting, effective, and economical facilities in a timely and co-ordinated manner.

Well-honed negotiation, interpersonal and multitasking skills allied with outstanding technical construction knowledge and an ability to maintain effective communications with clients and contractors alike. An analytical project manager renowned for leading projects through the entire lifecycle, and driving increased productivity, operational efficiency, risk reduction, client satisfaction, and cost reductions.