Thomas W Tordi

Thomas W Tordi

New York, NY, US



Professional Experience:

Preparing Design and Construction Documents and Specifications.
Developing Owner/End User Programming. Design Planning and Precedent Studies.

Architectural Contract Drawings from Schematics through Design and Construction Documents. Coordinating A.S.M.E. drawings. Plan review, code review and required ratings.

Producing Master (C.S.I.) Specifications and managing specifications from references such as
"A.S.T.M.", "A.C.I.", "A.P.A.", "ASHRAE", "N.F.P.A.", "U.L. Directories", "A.N.S.I.", "BOCA" National
Code Standards as well as  manufacturers engineered specifications and recommended application and installation procedures and state and local codes.

Preparing Bid Documents and Instructions to Bidders. Issuing A.S.I.'s, SK's for R.F.I. Clarifications in accordance with Contract Requirements and Owner-End User Programming.

Cost Planning, Cost and Quality Control during Design-Development.
Value Engineering and Life Cycle Costing. Contract Administration Site Inspections and
Certifications of Work in Place for conformance with Design & Construction Documents.


Private Owner Commercial and Municipal, Institutional and State Government Projects-
New Construction and Addition, Alteration and Renovation Projects in Steel Frame
and Reinforced Concrete Construction.

Gut/Rehab/Alteration and Total Conversion Projects in Wood Frame and Masonry.

New Housing Development and Town Houses to Four Stories in Wood Frame.
Addition, Alteration, Renovation and Remodeling Projects.

Project Volume:

Large scale, Long Duration New Construction.
Addition, Alteration, Renovation and Remodeling Projects.


Employee and Per Project Basis Consulting, New York, NY, US, Architect

Thomas W. Tordi
216 West 111th Street #6A New York, NY 10026
Ph: 646/678-4297 e-mail:

Professional Experience: Per Project Basis Contract Work
New Construction and Interiors/For Architectural & Design Firms
Design, Design-Development, Cost Planning, Construction Drawings,
Coordination & Construction Management
• Large & Small Scale Residential New Construction & Addition/Alteration & Renovation Projects.
• Large & Small Scale Municipal, Institutional, Medical, Educational & Hospitality Projects.
• Residential & Hospitality Interiors including High End Residential, Restaurants & Private Clubs.

January to September 2015
Ismael Leyva Architects/ New York, NY
Senior Technical Architect for the Conversion, Alteration, Rehabilitation and Restoration of 140 West Street, a major Landmark Building in Lower Manhattan
Senior Architect full time on site during the 6 Month Major Demolition and Rough Construction phase for this 1 MIL square foot building
• Inspecting, sketching, detailing and coordinating issues for all construction trades. There were many unforeseen conditions and the premise was to solve problems and set up rough construction to preserve on coming original design intent.
• On floors 11-31M there were many changes and alterations including to the core and vertical circulation of the building.
• The ground level, the original lobby and new residential lobby and roof terrace levels required much detailing to satisfy Landmark Requirements.
• Upon completion of the original 6 month contract I left the site office and continued design development details for Landmark and apartment issues from the firms main office for an additional 2 months.
• Assisted as Senior Construction Consultant for Custom Design & Construction Details for the Construction of 520 West 28th Street, a Very Modern New Building on Manhattan’s High Line.

Projects Include-
• $1.7M Condo Alteration/Renovation @ One Central Park West @ Columbus Circle,
• $1M pool House Addition, Dobbs Ferry, NY,
• 3000SF Park Avenue Townhouse Alteration/Renovation,
• Alteration/Renovation @ Manhattan Mall, Julius-Michael Hair Salon, Scarsdale, NY
• Roof Top Garden inc. custom detailed playground equipment for Barrow Street School, NYC.
• (4) New Restaurants at 206 Spring St., 216 Lafayette St, .225 Broadway, 1167 Madison Avenue,
• Facade Design for Several New Residential Buildings
• One New Office Building in Brooklyn, NY.
• Contract Drawing & Consultant Coordination for a new office/retail building in Dobbs Ferry, NY
Other Selected Projects Included Below:
(Complete Project List On Request)

Studio V Architecture/New York, NY
Project Manager for a New, Modern Highly Designed Residential Building that was built in Long Island City, NY in 2008-09.
• In this small studio of mainly interior architecture I was in charge of the entire core, shell, façade and fenestration of this building including design-development, contract drawings, custom details, consultant & vendor coordination.

MG New York Architects/New York, NY
Project Manager for a New Residential High Rise Condo Building in Queens, NY.
Working directly with the principal, Michael Gadaleta, my involvement on this project included Schematic Design, Programming, Construction Budgeting and Planning for Zoning and Filing Drawings during the Design Phase which included 4 Levels of underground parking and a Health Care and Community Center on the ground floor. I worked with Michael again in 2012 on a project including 3 floors of interior renovations for a photo lab studio on Varick St., Manhattan.

Levithan-Orsini Interior Design/New York, NY
Architectural Support for Interior Design Firm for the interiors of a new construction private residence town house in Beverly Hills, CA and on an alteration/renovation of a 3000SF apartment on Park Avenue, Manhattan, NY.On both projects I worked directly with the Principal Michael Orsini in developing Custom Design and Construction Details for Cabinetry, Millwork, Flooring, Finishes and Lighting. The Park Avenue project involved extensive stone and marble detailing including exotic grained marble.
Stephen Katz Architects/New York, NY
Project Manager - Interior Alteration-Renovation Project at Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville, NY
Worked directly with the principal Stephen Katz on this project which included new lobbies, cafeteria and medical areas. My involvement included Schematic Design, Programming, Drawing & Consultant Coordination, Vendor & Material Sourcing & Coordination and Construction Drawings & Details.

Berg & Forster Architects/New York, NY
Project Manager for the Alteration and Renovation of Tiro A. Segno Club in Soho, NY.
Worked independently on this project that involved a new commercial kitchen and dining room, second elevator alterations and renovations of five floors, including a new sports facility. The facility building, which is over 200 years old was originally three separate, five story wood framed structures that were combined over the years into one assembly space. Working with the club president and the clubs world class chef, who is originally from Sardenia, Italy and has worked as chef all over the world, we rotated the existing kitchen and dining room 90 degrees to achieve better circulation for the kitchen and staff and added a second elevator through these three formally separate and very ad hoc structures.
Completed all of the design and construction drawings, engineering coordination, owner and construction meetings and vendor coordination including some detailed kitchen equipment. Previously worked with Principal Mark Forster on a music lab project and offices on Varick Street, Manhattan

Leitenberger-Brofman Architects/Greenwich, CT
Project Architect for New Construction and Addition/Alteration Projects in Greenwich, CT and Armonk, NY. My involvement on these projects included Design-Development, Custom Detailing, Construction Drawings and Coordination.
Nicholas Botta Architects/East Hampton, NY
Project Architect for a New Beach House Project located in the Fiji Islands
My role in this project was primarily design-development, construction drawings and details and coordination with engineering including the Fiji Island structural engineer.

The Clifford Design Group, Inc./Seattle, Washington
Project Manager for Single Family-New Construction and Addition, Alteration & Remodeling Projects.
Worked in partnership with a Landscape Architect on Private Residence Projects. The premise of these projects was to mirror the house and grounds of the project and to integrate the interior and exterior of the house with its site.

McC Architecture pllc/Irvington, NY
Project Manager for Private Residences and Private Business in Manhattan and Westchester County, NY.
Projects include: One Central Park West, Manhattan, NY. $1.7M Alteration/Renovation.
Pool House Addition $1M Dobbs Ferry, NY. Several Addition/Alteration/renovation projects including new kitchens in Westchester County, NY. Manhattan Mall Alteration/Renovation, Julius-Michael Salon-Conversion to New Hair Salon.
In this position which went on for two years, I performed all production and coordination for drawings, consultants and vendors including material, cabinetry, millwork and custom furniture detailing, flooring, finishes and lighting plans.

Kenneth Matthews Architects/New York, NY
Project Manager for an Art Gallery Project on Manhattans West Side.
This project involved the vertical enlargement of an existing two story building to five stories and total conversion, alteration of the building into an art gallery with the architectural premise having a focus on use of materials. In addition to being in charge of custom design and construction details, I was solely in charge of conceptual cost planning, elemental budgeting and master formatting with the owner including bid documents, specifications and coordination and contractor and vendor contract negotiation and procurement.

Abramovitz-Kingsland-Schiff Architects/New York, NY
Project Architect for a vertical enlargement of an existing five story building to eight stories at
591 Park Avenue.

Michael Szerbaty Architects/New York, NY
Construction Administrator for the Jonas Bronck Academy Project, Bronx, NY.
This project for the School Construction Authority of New York involved new interiors on two floors within a new commercial building. Also including a separate entrance and elevators for the school. My involvement was on site Construction Administration, Field Supervision and Technical Coordination

Keyes Associates Architects & Engineers, Inc./Waltham, Massachusetts
Construction Administrator for a New Middle School Project in Belmont, MA and a major addition at Barnstable, MA High School
My role in these projects includes Design & Construction Document Revisions, R.F.I. Log, A.S.I.s, SKs and clarifications to R.F.I.s, Field Inspections and Marking Corrective Work in Place.

3D International/Boston, Massachusetts
Cost Planning During Design-Development for the New Polymer Research Center, University of
Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
Conceptual Cost Planning, Reviewing Design and Construction Documents for Clarity, Consistency &
Constructability. Value engineering and Life Cycle Costing.
Hyman-Stubbins, Inc. /Boston, Massachusetts
Assistant Project Manager-Construction Administration for the New Suffolk County Jail Project and
Two Twenty Two Berkeley Street, Boston, MA
This was a major Boston project involved directly with the Governor’s Office as well as the Suffolk County Sheriffs Department and many other end users.
My direct responsibilities involved reviewing design and construction documents for clarity, consistency, constructability and coordination among contractors. Reviewing and monitoring codes and program requirements.
I was also involved with Two Twenty Two Berkeley Street, a new 22 level office-retail high rise in Copley Square, Boston. My direct involvement here was in estimating and construction coordination.

R.E. Bettencourt/Boston, MA
Project Manager-Construction Management for Addition, Alteration and Renovation Projects under the review of Division of Capital Planning and Operations for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Projects-Schools, Court Houses, Police and Fire Stations, Medical and Dental Facilities. Project Management and Estimating. Coordination of Engineering, Vendors, Contractors and Sub Trades.
Field Inspections of Work in Place, Construction Meetings.

Wentworth Institute of Technology/ Boston, Massachusetts
Bachelor of Architecture (5 Year NCARB Certified Professional Degree)
Project Experience Summary:
Architectural Office Experience:
Design and Construction Drawings, Bid Documents, Specifications
Construction Administration
Owner, Engineering and Constructor Contact
Construction Management Experience:
Commercial, Municipal, Institutional-Project Management,
Estimating, Conceptual Cost Planning.
Construction Field Experience:
Single & Multi Family Residential/Commercial Addition,
Alteration, Renovation. General Field Supervision.
Portfolio Samples @

Feb 2004 - current


Wentworth Institute of Technology, BArch, Architecture

Sep 1997 - Jun 2002

Areas of Specialization 

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