Work History

Work History
2002 - Present

Principal / Owner

PrecisionArt

PrecisionArt is a company I have built from the ground up from the experience I acquired with some of the best Architectural firms throughout NYC / Miami area along with many years of hands on construction and top management positions. At PrecisionArt we provide a one stop shop for designing, permitting, and building our clients projects. We also provide code / historic research and reports, project management, interior design, computer renderings and many other services. For more information visit us at: www.precisionartdesign.com.

Feb 2006 - Jan 2009

Senior Project Manager

Shulman + Associates

Worked directly with the principal to develop several large and small award winning Hotel, condominium and residential projects from design into construction administration. Managed 15+ project managers and employees. Held regular meetings with clients, engineers and contractors. In addition to managing projects, helped transform a small office to a strong mid-size firm which went on to win 2006 Florida Chapter of the AIA Firm of the Year.

Aug 2004 - Jan 2006

Project Manager

HADP Architecture

Worked with the director of design to develop multiple building types ranging from low income town homes, government facilities to student housing from design to construction administration. Managed 3 employees. Attended client and construction meetings. Directed and crafted animations and renderings to bolster marketing department. 

Nov 2003 - Aug 2004

Project Designer

Kobi Karp Architecture

Designed several Mid and High-rise luxury condominiums. Exclusively completed many projects from design development to construction documents. Compiled historic and code research. Created 2D and 3D renderings.

Jan 2000 - Mar 2003

Project Captain

RMJM Hillier

Managed staff in construction documentation phase. Researched local and State code for compliance. Authored responses to governing school boards. Coordinated engineering systems between consultants and staff. Designed components of several large K-12 schools.

Jun 1999 - Jan 2000

Designer / Expeditor

Shelter the Thought

Developed Loft Conversions and Commercial Building from Design Development to Construction Documents. Expedited various building types through building departments with in the five boroughs of New York City. Managed computer network system.

Skills

Skills

Photography

Microsoft Office products

Google Sketch-up

Revit 2009

Adobe Photoshop CS4

Freehand Drawing

3D Studio Max

AutoCAD 2009

Representative Project Experience

Fairwind Hotel, 1000 – 1030 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139

Senior project manager from SD through CA.

56,000 sq.ft. 78 room Boutique Hotel with restaurant and retail combining three historic Art Deco buildings (two buildings were creations of the well know South Beach architect Murray Dixon) with a 5 story high modern addition arranged to the rear of the site to create public and private courtyards. Major challenges over come were FEMA in regards to existing first floor heights of the Historic Hotel, ADA issues to maintain historic elevators, and fire issues with an open historic stair that also serves as a second means of egress. All issues and others resolved with no significant change to design. 

Savoy Beach Club, 400 - 420 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139

Senior Project manager from SD through CD. 

39,000 sq.ft. New construction for ground floor commercial, residential and garage. Located in the Design Districts South of 5th, this corner lot building design has a creative play of scale with stacked two story residential units facing the streets and masking the parking behind. Some challenges for this structure included how to effectively isolate sound and vibration of parking structure from the residential and commercial uses in a small 150 ft by 150 ft site. Also, how to structurally support (3) two story penthouses and pool over a garage with a different structural layout. 

Belvedere House, 235 East Rivo Alto Drive., Miami Beach, FL 33139

Senior Project Manager from CD through CA.

6,000 sq.ft. Newly constructed contemporary home located on a narrow lot abutting the Venetian Causeway and Biscayne Bay with views of South Beach. As the center piece of the house, the Grand stair was especially challenging as it was fabricated in New Orleans and shipped in three sections. Attention to detail became very important to correct the imperfections in the fabrication of the stair and to give it a finish that creates a very sculptural and monumental feel to the two story atrium entry space. 

David’s Cafe, 1058 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139

Senior Project Manager from CD through CA.

10,000 sq.ft. The one time historic gas station with expansive archways restored and fitted with glazing is one of South Beach’s most iconic locations that transform the former underutilized site to a 24 hour Diner and Cuban Restaurant. Much research has gone into discovering the appropriate ornamental features to clad the historic façade that was lost through the years and help to differentiate the new layers of architecture from existing. 

FIU Lakeview Hall, 11040 & 11060 SW 14th St., Miami, FL 33174

Project Manager from CD through CA.

250,000 sq.ft. Student housing nestled into FIU’s main campus as two reverse mirrored structures built to accommodate 825 beds. Interesting forced perspective views down corridors, connections through open breezeway under the center of each building to a common courtyard with form and color combinations and contrasts make this dorm a unique and vibrant place to be. Because of the forced perspectives and playful expression of the facade, no two rooms were ever identical which when finished is impressive and made for a formidable time coordinating consultants during CD’s. 

Summary

PrecisionArt is a Design and Construction firm which focuses on Restaurants, Boutique Hotels, High-end Residential Homes and Interiors.

Design Philosophy: To create a higher quality of life shaped by innovative design to help promote healthy built environments through a balance of contemporary and traditional designs while incorporating the newest in sustainability and technology.

Construction Philosophy: To build and provide a higher standard of finished product based from meticulous coordination between clients, designers, subcontractors and city officials. 

Business Philosophy: Architectural works of precision and art begin with a strong design philosophy and end with a well orchestrated coordination of construction. Equally important is working together with clients and builders to exceed expectations and to create solutions that are enduring, profitable, within budget and on time.

Exposure

University of Siena, Study Abroad, Siena, Italy

Lived and studied in medieval and renaissance towns within Italy; worked with local architects on a thesis for transforming the ancient hospital Santa Maria Della Scala into a modern museum. Extensive travel throughout Europe.

Corey’s Custom Deck Design, Principal, Mercer County, New Jersey

Designer and builder of unique decks for residential neighborhoods. 

Byrne Builders, Carpenter and Job Captain, East Windsor, New Jersey

Prepared construction site daily; Framed 5,000 sq.ft. residential houses; Learned how to work quickly with discipline and dedication with one of the most respected builders in New Jersey.  

Education

Education

Certifications

Certifications

LEED AP Accrediation

USGBC