Octavian Geliman

Octavian Geliman

Los Angeles, CA, US


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Over 16 years of comprehensive professional experience specializing in the technical aspects in the practice of architecture in various aspects of design and construction.

For over 10 years as Construction Administrator, I performed professional design and constructability review services on various existing and new facilities. Services included reviewing the design scope for compliance to code, ADA and other program issues, Agency Approvals,
Certifications, review compliance with Building Codes, ADA/ADAAG, Division of the State Architect
(DSA), DPW, Sustainable Certifications: Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) and LEED.

Responsible to monitor compliance with the contract documents during construction, receives, tracks, logs, and processes pay requests, change orders, RFI’s, submittals and other construction related documents in a timely manner. Construction Administration training of Architectural Staff.
Led meetings with the A/E Team to review and close the review comments. Resolved design,
construction and contract issues to avoid potential changes orders, constructability reviews,
change order negotiations, quality control and final occupancy of schools and DSA closeout.

Projects includes a wide range of experience in both public and private sector in educational, commercial, industrial and healthcare developments where I managed design teams assuring
that they follow specifications and special guidelines.


Gonzalez Goodale Architects, Pasadena, CA, US, Senior Project Manager, Senior Construction Contract Administrator

Rowland Heights Community Center, Rowland Heights, CA: Senior PM/CCCA for a 20,000 SF, Type V-B facility that includes a multi-purpose hall, exercise rooms, banquet hall and a full kitchen. Targeted for LEED Silver rating, the project is located on the low terrace of Pathfinder Park, a zone of the park that is highly constrained by a variety of utility and drainage easements. The linear nature of the project site is incorporating 3 tennis and 1 basketball courts, along with a maintenance building, landscaped site and 178 cars parking lot.

Solano Avenue Elementary School, Los Angeles, CA (LAUSD): Senior CCCA for a new Classroom / Administration building (K-5) adjacent to the existing 13 K-5 classrooms school for 351-students. The 10,000 SF, Type V-B, 2-story building with basement includes an administration area, 5 new classrooms for 125-students and modifications to existing building in order to allow for a second level connection to the new building. The project also comprises of a playground area, site improvements, new transformer, trash enclosure and a surface parking lot.

Oct 2013 - current

gkkworks, Pasadena, CA, US, Senior Construction Administrator

Associate and Senior Construction Administrator: In this capacity, I've worked on several public schools K-12 through universities and institutional projects. My role encompassed construction documents
quality control through construction administration services.
Leadership, commitment to quality documentations, dedication, responsiveness and team approach, “partnering” between our clients, builders, and the design team. Decisive, fair, and extremely knowledgeable on technical aspects of the architectural practice and construction.

May 2006 - Jul 2013

JGM Architects, Los Angeles, CA, US, Construction Administrator, Jun Project Architect

Construction Administration Phase: Developed Addenda in the Pre-Bid Phase, modified the contract documents to respond to questions from bidders or City Staff during construction in addition to attending the Pre-Bid meeting. Processed contractor’s shop drawings, evaluated Contractor’s request for proposal, answered RFI’s, handled requests for design changes during construction, administered the completion, start-up and closeout process.

Construction Documents Phase: Provided the preliminary and final design in the Construction Documents phase of the new City Hall, including all related improvements to the project site. In meeting the goals of the client, the design blended a new 125,000sqf. facility, which includes a
Daycare Center, a Central Plant and parking for 600 cars, into the existing urban fabric established by the surrounding residential community. Responsibilities included design oversight, preparing and coordinating The Construction Documents and The Bid Package, ADA compliance and design enhancement, coordination w./ other disciplines and the supervision of drafting personnel.

Feb 2003 - Apr 2006

Langdon Wilson Architecture & Planning, Los Angeles, CA, US, Construction Administrator

Analyzed, coordinated, managed and resolved a wide variety of issues as a part of the design team in the Construction Administration phase for the remodeling of The Getty Villa-Museum. Responsible for planning, client-contractor-engineering coordination, organizing and emitting bulletin revisions and construction documents.

Mar 2002 - Mar 2003

KTGY Architecture + Planning, Santa Monica, CA, US, Junior Project Architect

Design oversight, preparing and coordinating the Construction Documents and the bid package for The Whole Foods Market, a two-story 90,720 SF supermarket incorporating an historic building in adaptive reuse as well as a new architecturally compatible two-story structure that adds to the character and stability of the Arroyo Corridor area.

Sep 2001 - Jan 2002

Richard Magee and Associates, Los Angeles, CA, US, Assistant Project Manager

Responsible for maximizing the productivity of the executive architect team in the construction administration phase for a 272,000 SF, 24-story luxury condominium building. Analyzed, revised and answered RFIs, submittals and CORs, and issued for construction drawing revisions, closely coordinating with the trades involved in the project.

Nov 2000 - Aug 2001

SmithGroupJJR, Los Angeles, CA, US, Junior Project Architect, Construction Administrator

Responsible for the coordination between consultants, medical planners and the architectural design team for St. Joseph Medical Center’s Northeast Building. The building includes a laboratory, imaging department, surgery wind, intensive care unit, obstetrics and neonatal intensive care unit, GI lab, cardiac catheterization lab and 128 all-private patient rooms.

Nov 1999 - Oct 2000


Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Playa del Rey, CA, US, BArch, Architecture


Sep 1998 - Jun 1999

"Ion Mincu" University of Architecture and Urbanism, Bucharest, RO, BArch, Architecture


Sep 1990 - Jul 1996

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