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Mark Solden

Mark Solden

Cherry Hill, NJ, US

 

About 

Mark Solden
Registered Architect
State of New Jersey and Pennsylvania

To whom it may concern,

My name is Mark Solden, a Pratt Institute School of Architecture graduate, registered in Pennsylvania since June of 2001 with NCARB reciprocity in New Jersey since January of 2004.  As a registered architect who has worked for an architect and sister general contractor company over the last nine years along with other architectural, interior design and consulting firms in the past,  I am pleased to enclose herewith for your consideration my resume, which outlines my professional and academic credentials along with two marketing boards reflecting condominium projects in which I was in charge of at PZS Architects, LLC as a project manager/project architect.

Recently with Puente Construction Enterprises, LLC at Dover Air Force Base as a QC Manager/LEED Site Supervisor and the Burlington County Library as the Quality Assurance Manager/Project Architect, in charge of RFI and submittal documentation via Primavera software, as-built drawings, field sketches, punch listing and project close-out documentation.  Other tasks included running LEED, preparatory and initial phase meetings with sub-contractors, and preparing QC daily field and test reports.

As a Project Manager and Project Architect at PZS Architects over a six and a half year span, I was given the charge to work on two high-end luxury condominiums, The Ayer, an adaptive reuse project in collaboration with Wesley Wei Architects on Washington Square and 10 Rittenhouse Tower and Sales Center in collaboration with Robert A.M. Stern Architects.  Given the responsibility to document the interior units, in coordination with consultants and manage a small team of architects, from initial existing condition documentation thru construction documentation and construction administration process in the field including punch listing.  Both condominium projects included over two dozen unit customizations which required documentation, coordination with consultants, ownership representative, contractors, unit owner architects, interior designers, audio-visual, shade and window as well as structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, acoustical, and lighting consultants. Part of the Rittenhouse project also included the Alison Building fourth floor Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa Fit-out that included construction documentation thru bidding architectural services.

With PZS Architects, I had the opportunity to work on a joint venture project with MGA Partners on Temple University Morgan Residence Hall Towers Project, specifically designing the tower and mid-rise fully accessible and type B dormitory suites that included kitchens and two full baths.

Other projects at PZS Architects include St. Joseph University Villiger Residence Hall, Nueva Esperanza Junior College, Police Tactical Headquarters, Eliza Shirley Senior Housing, Mulberry Lofts, Shurs Lane Lofts, Baker’s Square Retail and Valley Square Town Center.

In addition, I have retail experience as well working for firms such as Haines Lundberg Waehler, Cope Linder Associates, Bower Lewis Thrower and Shapiro Petrauskas Gelber Architects.  Specific projects include Battery Park City Commercial Center - Tower B, Reading Terminal Headhouse Retail Core and Shell (encompassing Hard Rock Cafe, Marriot Hotel, Pennsylvania State Liquor Store), Lehigh Valley Mall Renovation, Best Buy/Cingular Wireless at Eastgate Mall in Moorestown, New Jersey, Independence Seaport Museum Renovation and Expansion at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia, PA, Pavilion at the Court, King of Prussia, Boscov’s Department Stores, Sundance Cinema at the University of Penn. Corporate Headquarters for Konover Property Trust in Cary, NC.

I had the opportunity to work for Daroff Design Inc., implementing projects via AutoCad including the renovated Center City Embassy Suites Hotel, Comcast Corporate Headquarters, The City Of Philadelphia Municipal Services Building and Criminal Justice Center, The United States Postal Services Building, The City of Cleveland Police station and 911 Emergency Center and Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort Hotel.

With over twenty-five years of work experience, I have the utmost confidence that I will prove to be an asset to your firm.  I am a strong team player, diligent worker and highly proficient in AutoCAD.   I would greatly appreciate a personal interview at your convenience to present my portfolio and relevant project experience.   I look forward with much enthusiasm to your favorable response.  Thank you for your time and consideration.

Sincerely,

 

Mark Solden, RA NCARB

507 Gatewood Road  Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08003   Cell (609) 280-3849

Employment 

Penciltech, an architectural studio, Cherry Hill, NJ, US, Architect

Cherry Hill American Little League Clubhouse Family Accessible Restroom Alteration & Renovation
code and product research, existing building survey, schematic design, construction documents and specifications to obtain a permit. obtained quotes form vendors to help the client to manage the budget.
documented an additional exterior package to obtain township funding inclusive of an accessible ramp, lighting and signage. This project was drawn by hand and is currently under construction.

Goldberg Residence Addition:
code and product research, existing building survey, schematic design and construction documents to obtain a permit. This project included the addition of a suite for an au pair or guest to the existing residence. This project was documented via cad and is built.

Reisman Residence Alteration and Renovation:
code and product research, existing building survey thru schematic design and construction documents to obtain a permit. This project included the addition of a master bathroom wing to the existing residence. This project was documented via cad and was not built.

Oct 2004 - current
 

Puente Construction Enterprises, Inc., Woodbury, NJ, US, QC Manager / LEED Site Supervisor / Quality Assurance Manager

Dover Air Force Base B1908 Pallet and Net Storage Facility DE:
QC Manager / LEED Site Supervisor
Prepare QC daily field reports, test, receiving, monthly test log and deficiency reports.
Conduct Preparatory and Initial meetings with sub-contractors.
Conduct LEED training to sub-contractors and maintain LEED Notebook on-site.
Prepare RFI's and review submittals.

Burlington County Library Renovation and Addition NJ:
Quality Assurance Manager
RFI and Submittal documentation via Primavera
As-built sketches, punch listing and building close-out documentation.

Aug 2011 - Aug 2013
 

PZS Architects. LLC, Philadelphia, PA, US, Project Manager / Project Architect

The Ayer Condominium on Washington Square PA in collaboration with Wesley Wei Architects:
documentation of existing building thru construction administration including documenting over a dozen unit customizations via cad in coordination with The Goldenberg Group and Jeffrey M. Brown, unit owner architects, interior designers, lighting, audio-visual and window shade consultants.

10 Rittenhouse Square Condominium, PA in collaboration with Robert A.M. Stern:
design development documentation thru construction administration including documenting over a dozen unit customizations via cad in coordination with Arc Wheeler, CD Development Services, unit owner architects, interior designers, lighting and audio-visual consultants.

10 Rittenhouse Square Condominium Sales Center, PA in collaboration with Robert A.M. Stern:
construction documentation thru construction administration of the sales center at United Plaza Building on the 16th Floor via cad in coordination with Arc Wheeler's interior designer Joy Brokaw.

Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa / Alison Building PA:
documentation of existing building documentation via cad thru pre-bid construction administration in coordination with KIMCO Realty, Red Door Spa's Construction Project Manager and Interior Designer.

Temple University Southgate Project joint venture with MGA Architects PA:
schematic design documentation via cad of high rise dormitory accessible and adaptable suites

Saint Joseph's University Student Housing PA:
schematic design documentation via cad of public areas and common restrooms

Dec 2004 - Jul 2011
 

The Bannett Group, Cherry Hill, NJ, US, Project Architect

The Bank, Cherry Hill, NJ
construction documentation via cad

David Residence Addition, Cherry Hill, NJ
construction documentation via cad

Nov 2002 - Sep 2003
 

SPG3 Architects, Philadelphia, PA, US, Project Architect

Millpond Village Retail and Office Building, Cary NC:
construction documentation via cad for Konover Property

Sundance Cinema at Penn, PA:
construction documentation via cad in collaboration with Wood+Zapata design
a Sundance Cinema / General Cinema Theatres Joint Venture project

Pavilion at the Court at King of Prussia Mall, PA:
construction documentation inclusive of Urban-Outfitter Fit-out documentation via cad
in coordination with Simon Property Group

Deptford Mall Renovation, NJ:
construction documentation via cad

Boscov's Department Store Renovations, NJ and PA:
construction documentation via cad

Apr 1998 - Nov 2002
 

Cope Linder Architects, Philadelphia, PA, US, Project Architect

Reading Terminal Head-house Retail Core & Shell, PA with Arthur Jones at BLT Architects:
construction documentation inclusive of PA State Liquor Store fit-out documentation via cad

Independence Seaport Museum Renovation and Expansion, PA with John Bower at BLT Architects:
construction documentation via cad

Best Buy and future tenant Core and Shell Building at East Gate Mall, Moorestown, NJ:
construction documentation via cad in coordination with Best Buy's Construction Project Manager

Shoprite and future retail center tenant Core and Shell Building, Clark, NJ:
construction documentation via cad in coordination with Shoprite Corporate Interior's Fit-out Office

Fresh Fields Core and Shell Building, PA:
construction documentation via cad

Mall Renovation, Ohio
construction documentation via cad in coordination with Kravco Company

Mall Renovation Project, Memphis, TN
construction documentation via cad in non-built project for DeBartolo Development

Lehigh Valley Mall Renovation, PA:
construction documentation via cad in coordination with Kravco Company

Jun 1995 - Mar 1998
 

The Martin Organization Architects, Philadelphia, PA, US, Senoir Cad Operator

Tide Point Retirement Community, Hilton Head Island, SC:
schematic design thru construction documentation of two (2) three story L-shaped apartment buildings over parking which met FEMA guidelines.

Mar 1992 - Apr 1994
 

Daroff Design, Inc., Philadelphia, PA, US, Senior Cad Operator

all project documentation via cad:

Embassy Suites Hotel Renovation, PA: construction documentation
Criminal Justice Center. PA: space planning
Comcast Corporate Headquarters, PA: space planning
U.S. Post Masters Headquarters, DC: space planning
PHL Airport Terminal B Renovation: construction documentation
Coronado Springs Resort and Hotel, FL: design concepts
GLS joint venture with H2L2 Architects, PA: space planning
Cleveland, Ohio Emergency 911 Facility Project: space planning

Mar 1992 - Apr 1994
 

Mike Rosen & Associates, Philadelphia, PA, US, Senior Technician / Cad Operator

Residential Department:
documentation of single family, townhouse and multi-family residential construction via cad
for multiple developers and builders.

Feb 1990 - Oct 1991
 

The Martin Organization Architects, Philadelphia, PA, US, Designer and Job Captain

Residential Department:

construction documentation of single family homes via cad for developers and builders

schematic design of single family homes via chartpak ad marker for developers and builders

Buttonwood Extended Stay High-Rise Apartment Building, PA for Korman Suites:
floor plans schematic design via chartpak ad markers

Riverfront Tower Apartments, Detroit, MI:
floor plans schematic design via chartpak ad markers

Aug 1986 - Jan 1990
 

Haines Lundberg Waehler Architects, New York, NY, US, Junior Draftsman

Battery Park City Commercial Center - Tower B
making revisions to construction documents via ink on mylar using a pin bar system

Jun 1985 - Aug 1986
 

DLB Associates Consulting Engineer, Eatontown, NJ, US, Draftsman

Draftsman:
drawing architectural floor plan backgrounds via ink on mylar using a pin bar system
as a base for construction documentation for various industrial water and wastewater projects.

Dec 1980 - Jan 1984
 

Education 

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, BArch, School of Architecture

Rome Program Fall Program - January thru May 1984
Greece/Cyprus Summer Program - June thru August 1984

5 year accredited school of architecture

Sep 1981 - Jun 1986
 

Awards 

Canstruction - PZS Architects, Award

2009 CANstruction Philadelphia:
I think I CAN
PZS Architects award for Structural Ingenuity

2009
 

"AIA National Convention Exhibit", King Plow Arts Center, Atlanta, Other

Pen and Ink rendering of Piazza del Campo Siena, Italy via Albert Lorenz Studio at Pratt
Color Pencil rendering of Door with Cat Sacrofano, Italy via Albert Lorenz Studio at Pratt

1995
 

"Hands-On Exhibit", New York University, NYC, NY, Other

Pen and Ink rendering of Piazza del Campo Siena, Italy via Albert Lorenz Studio at Pratt
Color Pencil rendering of Door with Cat Sacrofano, Italy via Albert Lorenz Studio at Pratt

1986
 

"Architects Forum Exhibit", University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, Other

Pen and Ink rendering of Piazza del Campo Siena, Italy via Albert Lorenz Studio at Pratt
Color Pencil rendering of Door with Cat Sacrofano, Italy via Albert Lorenz Studio at Pratt

1985
 

Pratt Institute Greece / Cyprus Exhibit", New York City, NY, Other

Theoharis David selected Greece/Cyprus Program Student work from last 10 years:
included Axonometric of Cypriot Housing Project, Nicosia, Cyprus and hand sketches

1984
 

Sacrofano, Urban Studies, Italy 1984 - Publication, Other

Publication of student work during Pratt Institute Rome Program
included plans, transverse and elevation cross-sections of Sacrofano, Italy

1984
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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