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Michael Lipke

Michael Lipke

Brooklyn, NY, US

 

About 

A versatile professional with 12 years of experience in the Architecture and Retail Design industry.

 

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Foot Locker, Inc, Store Planner / Designer

•Create preliminary plans and lighting design drawings for new store development remodels and special projects.
•Review and redline all construction and shop drawings for accuracy and compliance with prototypical standards.
•Negotiate prototypical standards with Landlord Tenant Coordinators, and manage changes with Architects.
•Review & analyze all available project information to identify best process for timeline and cost savings.
•Coordinate all design changes, field conditions between division, General Contractors and Architects.
•Worked on projects to include digital illustrations, 3D Renderings, fixture design, prototype updates, and division presentations for the Board of Directors.

Mar 2007 - Dec 2010
 

Grid/2 International (Retail Design Firm)., CAD Specialist / IT Manager

•Design and drafting of award winning retail spaces.
•Fixture design, 2D and 3D renderings and fly troughs’
•Assisted Marketing department in video editing, Marketing presentations, and web site development.
•Developed and maintained company network PC’s & Macs, Windows, email servers, software and hardware inventory, file backup systems, company website, computer security infrastructure with implementation of antivirus software and firewall
•Research equipment and software related to the firms needs and requirements, purchase equipment and software, install and trouble shoot software, hardware and presentation equipment to support Graphics, CAD, Marketing, Accounting and Administration departments
•Manage and maintain company hardware and software and leases

Jan 2001 - Apr 2007
 

Marine Corps Reserve 6th Com. BN, Squad Leader Rank: Sergeant

Military Occupation Specialty: Field Radio Operator 1993-1997
Multichannel Transmission Systems Operator –Maintainer 1997-2004
•Supervise support, and troubleshoot communication exercises.
•Assist in creating training Schedules and planning of communication exercises
•Evaluate communication exercises and make recommendations
•Train military personnel on communication equipment
•Evaluate Marines on job performance and conduct

Jan 1993 - Jan 2004
 

CDI Group Inc., CAD Manager Operator Designer / Systems and Network Manager

•Developed and maintained CAD Standards
•Conducted in house training sessions for CAD, file management, scanning, printing and software platforms
•Assisted users and clients in troubleshooting of CAD issues
•Design and drafting of retail spaces, 2D and 3D design
•Assisted in creating client marketing presentations
•Developed and maintained a 30-user LAN network which included 3 servers (File, Email, Print Servers; Windows NT), software and hardware inventory, file backup systems, implement and maintain the company web site
•Research equipment and software related to the firms needs and requirements, purchase equipment and software, trouble shoot software, hardware and presentation equipment to support Graphics, CAD, Marketing, Accounting and Administration departments
•Assisted in merger by Miller Zell; Migrating from LAN to WAN

Jan 1998 - Dec 2001
 

Adams Soffes Wood Architects’ PC, Freelance

•Field investigate and develop as-built documents of retail, commercial, and residential spaces

Jan 1997 - Jan 1998
 

Education 

City College of New York (CCNY), Bachelors, Architecture

Jan 1998 - Jan 2005
 

New York City College of Technology, Architecture

Additional 30 credits in the Computer Information Systems Department
•Faculty Honors Award for outstanding achievement in the Architectural Technology Department, 1997
•Deans Honor List, 1995-1997
•Wesley Salley Exhibition Award: Best Design, 1996
•Abrahamen Center Award for Excellence in Design of the Abrahamen Day-Health Facility for AIDS, 1996

Jan 1994 - Jan 1997
 

High school of Art and Design, High School, Architecture

Jan 1989 - Jan 1993
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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