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J. Alexander Kacur

J. Alexander Kacur

Los Angeles, CA, US/Washington D.C.

 

About 

I am a practiced Designer, Manager, Leader and Teacher.  My professional efforts have spanned projects both large and small, from simple residential remodels to a half million square feet of office, retail and entertainment centers. I have worked for international architectural firms where innovative design and accurate, complete project documentation was required.  My responsibilities have included overall project direction from planning and design through entitlements including construction documents, construction administration, team coordination and client relations.  Additional responsibilities included preparing and presenting council briefings, developing proposals, and coordinating with jurisdictions, project consultants, client’s staff, business development and recruitment.  I have built-work in California, Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia, Wisconsin, Alabama and Istanbul, Turkey.
I originally started my career in Baltimore, at Design Collective, Inc.  I was fortunate enough to be a team designer on large commercial, entertainment, educational, hospitality and urban planning projects.  After several years, I moved to Southern California, where I perfected my residential work as a Partner in Christopher and Kacur Architects, Inc. (C+K Architects).  In July of 2010, I moved back to Maryland and joined Torti Gallas and Partners. While at TGP I've had the opportunity to expand my base into affordable housing, international development and urban planning.
I am a firm believer in technology and I have used 3D and BIM parametric modeling in all of my projects throughout my career.  My skill set is varied; I am a designer, a manager and I have the ability to master any computer program.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Torti Gallas and Partners, Inc., Silver Spring Park, MD, US, Associate

-Senior Designer
-Team member of large National and International Master Town Planning projects
-Designed dozens of Affordable, Accessible and HOPE VI housing units, attached and detached
-Lead Designer for Multi-family housing buildings and Mixed Use Complex’s
-Senior Designer of Lofts, Apartments, Duplex’s and Simplex buildings
-Material selection and Spec writing for both Residential and Commercial work
-3D rendering

Jul 2010 - Oct 2011
 

Mod Prefab/CKPrefab, Principle Designer

-Designed a line of Sustainable, Prefabricated Homes.

Jan 2008 - Jan 2011
 

Christopher and Kacur Architects, Inc., San Diego, CA, US, Partner and Senior Designer

-Senior Designer on dozens of high end Custom Homes
-Project Manager for dozens of Residential units
-Coordinated multiple disciplines of consultants, and used Clash detection through BIM modeling
-Met with clients, and developed long term relations, for existing and new work.
-Recruited and trained new employees
-3D rendering
-3D BIM Master
-Website development
-Produced and created visualization imagery for brochures
- IT Director
-Material selection and Spec writing for both Residential and Commercial work

Jan 1999 - Apr 2009
 

Design Collective, Inc., Baltimore, MD, US, Designer

-Team member of large National and International Master Town Planning projects
-Designer for Multi-family housing buildings and Mixed Use Complex’s
-Material selection
-3D BIM Master

Jan 1996 - Jan 1999
 

Education 

University of Maryland, College Park, MD, US, BArch, Architecture

Graduated Top of my Class

Sep 1993 - Jun 1995
 

Awards 

San Diego Home and Garden: Sustainable Architecture - Christopher and Kacur Architects, Inc, Other

2011
 

San Diego Home and Garden: Home of the Year: Historic Renovation - Christopher and Kacur Architects, Inc, 1st Place

2009
 

San Diego Home and Garden: Home of the Year. Top Prize. - Christopher and Kacur Architects, Inc, 1st Place

2008
 

San Diego Home and Garden: Cover and Featured article - Christopher and Kacur Architects. Inc., Other

2008
 

May/June San Diego Home and Garden: Kitchen and Bath Ideas. - Christopher and Kacur Architects, Inc, Other

2005
 

BIM (ArchiCAD) Award of Excellence for Southern California. - Christopher and Kacur Architects, Inc, 1st Place

2001
 

American Institute of Architects, Baltimore Chapter; American Institute of Architects, Maryland Society: DAP World Headquarters, American Can Company - Design Collective, Inc., 1st Place

1999
 

American Institute of Architects, Baltimore Chapter; American Institute of Architects, Maryland Society: Emerging Technology, American Can Company - Design Collective, Inc., 1st Place

1999
 

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