- Analytical mindset and problem-solving skills necessary to develop rapid solutions, strong work ethic, leadership and interpersonal skills, proactive and committed to team success and design excellence, ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously under strict deadlines- Highly versatile architect with well balanced technical knowledge and broad design experience working in all project phases from Conceptual Design to Construction Administration, on USA, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Armenia, Montenegro and Serbia markets- Relevant design experience in large scale mix-use and residential projects, data centers, commercial, hospitality, recreation, cultural centers, landmark reconstructions and adaptive reuse- Specialty in theaters, multipurpose arenas, auditoriums, sports halls and stadiums- Strong software skills as well as hand rendering and sketching skills - 12+ year professional experience in using knowledge of construction technology and architectural practices, project managing and technical coordination with MEP, structural and civil engineers and specialized consultants
Jul 2011 - Present
Freelance Architectural Consultant
Uchida Kolacz Design
Responsible for producing drawings and coordination between technical disciplines.Interior projects:- Financial institution, Chicago, IL (13,000 sq ft) - FF&E and work-space planning,- Legal assistance offices, Chicago (50,000 sq ft) - adaptive reuse design/build project, FF&E,Long term care facilities, Chicago (15,000 sq ft) -interior alterations, work-space planning.
Apr 2010 - May 2011
Freelance Architectural Consultant
Data Centers: Working on projects for collocation and single user data centers, on new construction as well as adaptive reuse, for top IT clients, in NY, NJ, OR and TX . Responsible for producing drawings in all project phases, with an emphasis on detailing.
Oct 2007 - Feb 2009
Large scale mix-use - Schematic Design and Design Development, design presentations:- Al Oula International, Al Khobar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (2,600,000 sq ft), mix-use tower including office space, five star hotel and club, alongside a three-story of high-end retail, hotel banqueting and conference facilities - was responsible for developing design schemes, technical coordination and design documents production for 30% of the overall project area.- Encinal Tower, 1938 Broadway, Oakland, CA - design presentations.
Oct 2005 - May 2007
(Oct 2005 - May 2007; Nov 2002 - Jan 2004)
Directed multiple projects simultaneously, managed technical coordination with outsource architectural and interior design team, MEP, structural, civil, landscape and other consultants.- Cultural Center "Rakovica", Belgrade - Adaptive reuse, renovation and addition project"Mercedes-Benz" Truck Center, Dobanovci, Belgrade - Planning and Schematic Design Sports Facilities: - Soccer Stadium Complex "Cukaricki Stankom", Belgrade, including commercial spaces and "Stankom" Hotel - Schematic Design/Construction Documents (645,000 sq ft)- Athletic and Soccer Stadium, Yerevan, Armenia - SD and DD (1,080,000 sq ft)- Sports Center "Rakovica", Belgrade - adaptive reuse, renovation and addition (72,000 sq ft)Residential/ commercial complexes, Residential Buildings and Houses - SD/CA:- "Sunny Slope", Belgrade (75,000 sq ft)- "Karijatide" , Belgrade (162,000 sq ft)
Mar 2004 - Jul 2005
Managed and coordinated multidisciplinary team on several projects simultaneously, developed customized turn-key solutions and provided consulting in theater/stage technologies.Adaptive reuses - interior design/build:- Yugoslav Film Archive, Belgrade Serbia - TV Studio, Civic Center "Millennium", Vrsac, Serbia Multipurpose Arenas, Theaters and Multipurpose Auditoriums - Theater, auditorium and sports consulting and design/build, stage machinery and remotely controlled mobile rigging:- "Belgrade Arena", Serbia (22,000 seats) - Sports Center "Moraca", Podgorica, Montenegro- "Zvezdara Theater", Belgrade - Music Theater "Terazije", Belgrade- Barvikha Luxury Village Concert Hall, Moscow, Russia - multipurpose auditorium- Convention Center, Civic Center "Millennium", Vrsac, Serbia - multipurpose auditorium
Oct 1995 - Jan 1999
Intern Architect/Architectural Technician
Assisted in DD and CD phases and Construction Administration, technical coordination and cost calculations for commercial and residential buildings and interior renovations
Jan 1997 - Jul 1997
(Jan 1997 - Jul 1997; Mar 1996 - Sep1996)
Assisted in Construction Documents production and design as built for City Landmarks reconstructions, renovations and adaptive reuse.
Graduate Engineer of Architecture
- Professional State License Examination in Serbia (2005)- Graduate Engineer of Architecture, certified equal as MS in Architecture, Faculty of Architecture, University of Belgrade, Serbia (2002) - Architectural Technician, High School of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Belgrade, Serbia (1990)