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john karhu

john karhu

Oceanside, NY, US

 

About 

Interested in employment as a Project Designer, Architect or Managerial position in an established architectural, development or real estate firm in New York or San Diego.

I am a Principal in small firm with extensive experience in the design and approval process for major developments. We have completed projects in a wide variety of building types, including banks, shopping centers, schools, office buildings, hotels, high-rise buildings, synagogues and churches. The majority of our recent work has consisted of large scale, high quality, apartment, townhouse and single family housing developments, including conversions of existing buildings of various types to new uses. Many of our projects have received awards from the American Institute of Architects, New York State, Local Communities, Builder Associations and Builder publications.

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Employment 

john k. karhu architect p.c., Oceanside, NY, US, Principal

Principal in small firm with extensive experience in the design and approval process for major developments. We have completed projects in a wide variety of building types, including banks, shopping centers, schools, office buildings, hotels, high-rise buildings, synagogues and churches. The majority of our recent work has consisted of large scale, high quality, apartment, townhouse and single family housing developments, including conversions of existing buildings of various types to new uses. Many of our projects have received awards from the American Institute of Architects, New York State, Local Communities, Builder Associations and Builder publications.

Apr 1998 - current
 

Ginsburg Development Companies, LLC, Hawthorne, NY, US, Director of Architecture

Principal level responsibilities for maintaining architectural design and technical quality including management of in-house architectural department, consulting architects and engineers. Feasibility studies, site planning, architectural design, agency and environmental approvals, construction documents, specifications, contract administration and inspections. Managed multiple concurrent, award-winning townhouse communities, mid-rise apartment buildings and adaptive reuse projects. Instrumental in establishing the firm as one of the region’s premier developers.

Nov 1993 - Mar 1998
 

john k. karhu architect p.c., Oceanside, NY, Principal

Principal in small firm with extensive experience in the design and approval process for major developments. We have completed projects in a wide variety of building types, including banks, shopping centers, schools, office buildings, hotels, high-rise buildings, synagogues and churches. The majority of our recent work has consisted of large scale, high quality, apartment, townhouse and single family housing developments, including conversions of existing buildings of various types to new uses. Many of our projects have received awards from the American Institute of Architects, New York State, Local Communities, Builder Associations and Builder publications.

Apr 1987 - Oct 1993
 

Ginsburg Development Companies, LLC, Yonkers, NY, US, Chief Architect

Feasibility studies, site planning, architectural design, agency and environmental approvals, construction documents, specifications, contract administration and inspections. Managed multiple concurrent, award-winning townhouse communities, mid-rise apartment buildings and adaptive reuse projects.

Nov 1981 - Mar 1987
 

Welton Becket Associates, New York, NY, US, Senior Project Designer

Designer for domestic and international large scale high rise hotels, convention centers, casinos and high rise office buildings. Project architect for firm’s new offices in NYC.

May 1979 - Oct 1981
 

John K. Karhu architect, San Diego, CA, US, Principal

Principal of small firm. Experience in multi-family housing, single family homes, small commercial projects.

Feb 1978 - Apr 1979
 

Leonard Veitzer Architect, San Diego, CA, US, Project manager

Experience in custom homes, large scale multi-family projects, including several turnkey housing projects for the University of California.

Jan 1977 - Jan 1978
 

SGPA Architecture and Planning, San Diego, CA, US, Job Captain, Project Manager

Experience in shopping centers, retail stores.

Aug 1975 - Dec 1976
 

Deems Lewis Architecture, San Diego, CA, US, Draftsman, job captain

Experience in office buildings, high rise, banks, military projects

Jul 1973 - Jul 1975
 

Delawie, San Diego, CA, US, Architect Intern

Work portion of cooperative program. Experience in single & multifamily housing, Hotel Del Coronado addition and renovations.

Jun 1971 - Jun 1972
 

Architects Mosher Drew Watson, LaJolla, CA, Architect Intern

Work portion of cooperative program. Experience in banks, schools, office buildings, institutional buildings

Jun 1970 - Jun 1971
 

Education 

University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, US, Bachelors, Architecture

B.S. Architecture

Sep 1967 - May 1973
 

Awards 

NAHB Gold Award, 1st Place

Livingston Ridge, Dobbs Ferry, NY
Best Suburban Smart Growth Community.

2005
 

NAHB Gold Award, 1st Place

Marbury Corners, Pelham, NY
54 unit luxury midrise apartment building, 5 shingle style townhouses, 6 unit loft building.
Best Smart Growth Community up to and including 150 units.

2005
 

NAHB Best in Living Award, 1st Place

Ichabod's Landing 44 luxury waterfront condominiums
Sleepy Hollow, NY

2005
 

NAHB Best in American Living Award., 1st Place

Chapel Hill: 166 Townhouse community and conversion of 50,000 sf historic building into apartments.
Peekskill, NY.

2002
 

AIA Community Design Award, 1st Place

Winding Ridge 146 unit townhouse community.
Greenburgh, NY

1998
 

NAHB Gold award, 1st Place

Wyndcrest, 98 unit shingle style townhouse community.
Briarcliff Manor, NY
Best townhouse unit nationally.

1998
 

NAHB Best in Living Award., 1st Place

Mystic Pointe, 30 townhouses and community center.
Ossining, NY

1998
 

AIA Community Design Award, 1st Place

Winding Ridge
Greenburgh, NY
Best community design up to and including 150 units.

1998
 

NAHB Silver Award, 2nd Place

Best community design up to and including 150 units.
Winding Ridge
Greenburgh, NY

1998
 

NAHB Gold Award, 1st Place

Old Oaks, Several SFR
Cortlandt, NY.
Best single family home over 4000 sf nationally.

1996
 

AIA Design Award, 1st Place

Riverpointe: 15 unit luxury townhouse community.
Hastings-on-Hudson, NY.

1996
 

Areas of Specialization 

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