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Michael Kramer

Michael Kramer

Belmar, NJ, US

 

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About 

Devoted Project Architect with over 10 years of full time work experience in casino / hospitality, retail development, K-12 and residential projects. Highly proficient in all phases of the profession including client interaction, design development, construction documentation and bidding, in addition to an extensive amount of construction administration and site experience. Able to work individually as well as in a team demonstrating excellent time management, multi-project-tasking, communication skills and has a do whatever it takes attitude. 

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Employment 

WeWork, New York, NY, US, Architectural Project Manager

Nov 2012 - current
 

MPM Studio, West Atlantic City, NJ, US, Project Architect

MPM Studio is a small boutique style firm focused in hotel, casino and hospitality projects. My role and responsibilities currently include managing multiple projects at varying phases, client interaction, consultant coordination and project lead, in charge of the production of construction documents and am the project lead during the construction administration phase where I analyze bids, answer RFI’s, submit field sketches, review and approve shop drawings, attend construction meetings, produce meeting minutes and closeout the project by administering an architectural punch list. I am also responsible for assembling and creating presentation materials using Sketchup, AutoCAD and Adobe Suite. Some projects I’ve successfully managed are restaurant renovations; renovating, rebranding and transforming the Trump Marina into the Golden Nugget; along with renovating and rebranding multiple office locations for Southern Jersey Family Medical Center.

Jun 2008 - Oct 2012
 

InterArch, Mt. Laurel, NJ, US, Project Architect

Interarch was a midsized firm specializing in branding and commercial retail. Interarch’s main client was Commerce Bank (now TD Bank) and was in charge of designing both exterior and interiors of bank branches, corporate offices and call centers. I worked as a Project Architect and reported directly to the Project Manager and worked alongside the head designer to develop the brand environment. I was involved with projects from the initial schematic design phase through the construction administration phase and projects were designed with very high precision and maintained standards with an eye for detail. I obtained an extensive amount of experience coordinating drawings amongst each discipline and during the construction administration phase reviewing and approving shop drawings along with answering RFI’s.

Sep 2006 - Jun 2008
 

George Fett Architects, Yardville, NJ, US, Intermediate Architect

Fett & Foran was a small residential architecture firm specializing in residential and light commercial project. There I managed various residential projects that included new houses, additions, add-a-levels, commercial office fitouts, and mixed use redevelopment. One key project was 200 Whitehead Road at which was a 100,000 sq ft warehouse space that I worked directly with the client to subdivide into 20 separate tenants. Some of the tenants included a indoor Rock Climbing wall, indoor soccer court, person fitness gym, apartments and commercial office space.

May 2005 - Sep 2006
 

The Prisco Group, Hopewell, NJ, US, Job Captain

I was a part of the Microsoft High School, School of the Future project located in Philadelphia, PA. On that project team that documented 162,000 sq ft ground up building. I came aboard during the planning process and had to develop submissions to all of the various city organizations. I worked between 50-80 hrs a week while attending night school at Drexel University. Another project I was involved in I reported directly with the Project Manager and was in charge of developing and documenting building sections, column details and wall sections for a large addition to a high school located in Mount Olive, NJ.

Aug 2004 - May 2005
 

3D Architecture, South Brunswick, NJ, US, Intern / Job Captain

At 3D Architecture I developed my skills and were running residential projects under the supervision of the principal while attending Drexel University at night. Here I honed my detailing skills and expanded my knowledge of putting projects together for both residential projects and light commercial.

Jan 2002 - Aug 2004
 

Stephen Brown Architect, Cincinnati, OH, US, Intern

I worked for SBA part time for 2 years while I went to school full time. I helped survey existing spaces and draw as-builts of those spaces. I worked mostly in the schematic design phase blocking out elevations of residential projects and incorporating redline changes.

Nov 2000 - Jan 2002
 

George Fett Architects, Yardville, NJ, US, Intern

GFA was a small firm that specialized in residential projects, commercial tenant fitouts and higher education projects. My role was to survey existing properties and develop as-built documents. Following direction from the principal, I was given sketches and redlines to input into AutoCAD. I assembled drawing packages and their submittals.

Apr 2000 - Sep 2000
 

Education 

Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, US, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2002 - May 2010
 

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