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charles romero

charles romero

Seattle, WA, US

 

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About 

I am a registered American architect with experience in the United States and China.  With nine years in the profession, I have compiled a wide range of architectural experience contributing to the design, documentation, and the construction oversight of a variety of project types ranging from a few hundred square feet (9 – 28 m2) to several million square feet (306,180 m2).

I trace my pursuit of architecture to the years spent on and off as a part of local construction crews, my time studying interior design, and growing up in the Southwest.  Residing nearly two decades in New Mexico, I have been fortunate enough to witness the importance of implementing vernacular traditions, maintaining historical roots, promoting the nourishment of the barrio, and the spirit of storytelling as vital to the pulse of the city.

Contrasting my local sensibilities, I have traveled and lived within North America and abroad observing global arrangements, and cultural diversities that continue to influence my architectural perception.  It is the combination of my upbringing and cultural exposure that ignite my interest in examining people, place, technology, material, nature, sustainability and their relationship to each other.

I have a vested interest in responsible building that implements sustainable strategies, and designs that evoke positive occupant experiences, through the buildings and places that are created.  Ultimately, my objective is to work as part of a firm where we can cultivate a creative, enthusiastic, and architecturally successful relationship.  It is architectures inexhaustible essence, and the potential to touch the kinetic nature of humanity that perpetuates my professional commitment, and I hope to find a firm that wishes to continue a similar dialog.

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Employment 

Johnson Braund, Inc, Seattle, WA, US, Project Manager, Architect

Responsible for overseeing daily project, team and consultant coordination while executing budget and schedule at all phases of the design process for multi-family and hospitality projects. This position allows me to engage with our internal project team encouraging interaction through ideas, inquisition, and iteration with the intent to keep project objectives in sight by acting as a leader and an active accessory. Currently, I am administering the construction of an 8-story Hyatt House Hotel that will include a mix of 56 residential units and 116 hotel rooms in Seattle's urban core, directly across from the Space Needle. This hotel features the use of pre-fabricated systems geared to streamline the construction schedule and maximize thermal performance. On the housing side, we just wrapped up construction documents for the first two of three phases of a mixed-use village centered around a landscape plaza, community center, and new KCLS library (by others). When complete this development will include 402 units of market-rate and affordable senior housing, a range of neighborhood retail and services, restaurants and cafe, and a police resource center.

Oct 2012 - current
 

美 国 Pacific Studio Architecture P S A 建 筑 设 计( 中 国 )/ 上 海 帕 士 艾 建 筑 设 计 咨 询 有 限 公 司, Shanghai, CN, Co-Manager/Lead Designer/Foreign Representative

Installed as lead designer to help initiate design agendas for large scale projects throughout China. Position requires the necessity to orchestrate a group of young Chinese designers to formulate design strategies that focus on construction applications, sustainable techniques, code assessment, and interior design for a burgeoning practice seeking methods for global practice.

Sep 2011 - Sep 2012
 

EJ ARCHITECTURE PLLC, Wheatridge, CO, US, Project Manager/Project Architect (Contract)

Integrated as project manager to provide construction administration services for several active renovation and new construction projects. Overall objective was to oversee daily project & consultant coordination, provide architectural field observation, execute responses to facilitate on-going construction activity, provide architectural quality control, and to ensure design intent was maintained throughout the progression of construction.

May 2011 - Sep 2011
 

ODELL ARCHITECTS PC, Denver, CO, US, Project Manager/Design Architect

Responsible for daily coordination of project development and the organization of documentation including analysis, programming, design evolution, code analysis, construction documentation, specification writing, document submission, and presentation. Maintained an ability to provide a wide range of architectural capabilities from project inception to the completion of construction, while maintaining daily client and consultant interface.

Dec 2006 - May 2011
 

HUTTON FORD ARCHITECTS PC, Denver, CO, US, Intern/Observational Architect

Responsible for generating conceptual imagery for schematic & conceptual design presentation, and provide construction documentation assistance for a prominent educational typology architectural firm with a focus on sustainable design practices. Additional responsibilities included; marketing & publication assistance, research & analysis, and design integration for projects.

Dec 2005 - Dec 2006
 

Education 

University of Colorado at Denver, Denver, CO, US, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2003 - May 2006
 

The Art Institute of Colorado, Denver, CO, US, BArch, Interior Design

Oct 2000 - Jun 2003
 

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