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California licensed architect (no. C30733) with 14 years of commercial and residential experience.

Professional Experience

Owner, June 2009 to present – Permit Expediting, Downtown Los Angeles, California

Job Captain/Architectural Designer, June 2007 to 2009 – Barry Design Associates Interior Architecture & Design, West Los Angeles, California

•Job Captain for 38 room type designs for 800 hotel guestrooms in a new hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Coordinated design issues among project designer, architect, owner/operator, and contractor. (June 2007 – June 2009)

Project Manager, August 2004 to June 2007 – BOE Architects, Pasadena, California

Tenant Improvements
•Project Manager for eight 2000 s.f. pizza take-out restaurants. Coordinated staff and consultants during the permitting and construction administration phase. (March 2006 – June 2007)

Gasoline Service Stations
•Project Manager for USA Petroleum Gas Stations & Mini Marts in San Diego and Santa Barbara. Drafted architectural sets. Coordinated consultant drawings and reports for entitlement process with city agencies and community planning boards. (August 2004 – June 2007)

Car Wash
•Project Manager for USA Petroleum Car Wash in Calexico. Drafted architectural set. Coordinated project with consultant drawings and car wash manufacturer equipment. Responsible for permit process. (April 2005 – Dec 2005)

Job Captain, Draftsperson, June 2002 to April 2004 – Kovac Architects, Los Angeles, California

•Job Captain for Bright Child, a 15,000 s.f. playspace for parents to take their children, located in Salt Lake City, Utah. Coordinated the design development drawings with the consultant team.
(August 2002 – December 2002)
•Job Captain for Aca Joe, a men’s clothing store in the Beverly Center. Managed construction documents set, including coordination of mechanical/electrical consultants and sign/poster fabricators. Redesigned custom shelves with integral light fixtures from Mexican stores to comply with California electrical and energy codes. (June 2002 – September 2002)

Project Manager, Job Captain, Draftsperson, June 1997 to June 2002 – KCK Architects, Santa Monica, California

•Job Captain for a Community Redevelopment Agency facade improvement program for two city blocks in Van Nuys. (October 1999 – June 2002):
•Managed all aspects of project from schematic design through construction.
•Drafted all documents and performed duties for plan check process.
•Assembled and revised existing specifications to create a new set tailored for the project.
•Conducted presentations to building owners and tenants.
•Supervised in-house graphic designer on signage and color.
•Coordinated project with sign and awning fabricators.
•Participsted in weekly construction meetings.
•Reviewed RFI’s, submittals, change orders, and payment applications.

•Project Manager during construction adminisatration of Lincoln Hotel converted to low-income housing in downtown Los Angeles. Involved in weekly site meetings. Provided timely revised design sketches to contractor and coordinated structural engineer to modify details when unforeseen site conditions produced problems.
(January 2001 - March 2002)
•Job Captain of USC’s Mudd Hall seismic improvement. Managed all aspects of project through plan check and construction administration. Coordinated repair strategies to minimize impact on existing historic structure. (August 2000 – March 2001)

Historic Preservation
•Coordinated with contractor to preserve historic fabric of building during upgrades due to earthquake damage for Shadow Ranch Recreation Center, a historic monument. (June 2000 - March 2001)
•Job Captain of USC’s Mudd Hall seismic improvement. Managed all aspects of project through plan check and construction administration. Coordinated repair strategies to minimize impact on existing historic structure. (August 2000 – March 2001)

•Draftsperson of Ostroff/Topol Residence bathroom remodel. Created construction documents set, designed tile pattern elevation renderings and drafted cabinetry details. (December 1999 - June 2001)
•Draftsperson for Nicolosi Estate Historic Restoration. Worked on construction documents set of the reconstruction of the Bel-Air monument after extensive fire damage. (July 1997 - 1999)

University of California, Los Angeles, 1999 - Master's Degree in Architecture
Yale University, 1996 - Bachelor of Arts in Architecture

Computer Proficiency
Revit 2011, AutoCad 2010, Microsoft Word, Excel, Pagemaker, Illustrator, Photoshop

Project List
•LA Live – Entertainment Complex and JW Marriott and Ritz Carlton Hotels, Downtown Los Angeles, California, 2010, $2.5 billion
•Dogwood Farms, 7300s.f. Private Residence, 7000 s.f. Horse Stables and 100’ x 240’ Riding
Ring, New Construction, Los Angeles, California, 2003, $14 million
•Aca Joe, 1500 s.f. Renovation of Retail Space, Los Angeles, California, 2002, $300,000
•Lincoln Hotel, Skid Row Housing Trust, 22,000 s.f. Remodel,
Los Angeles, California, 2002, $2.8 million
•Mudd Hall, University of Southern California, Repair and Restoration, Los Angeles, California,
2001, $500,000
•CRA Van Nuys Façade & Signage Improvement Program, Van Nuys, California, 2002,
•Shadow Ranch Community Center and Park, Seismic Repair and Restoration, Los Angeles,
California, 2001, $1.2 million
•Ostroff/Topol Residence Remodel, Pasadena, California, 2001, $60,000
•Nicolosi Estate, Repair and Restoration, Bel Air, California, 2000, $8 million
•UCLA Kerckhoff Hall, Tenant Improvement and Life Safety Upgrade, Los Angeles, California,
1999, $2.3 million


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