I am a registered architect with a Masters degree from Rice University, registration in New York and 17 years of experience, mostly in NYC on a diverse range of building types and projects. My experience and strengths are in design and in construction documents.
Beginning in Houston, I worked for SI Morris, a very technically competent firm that did all of Phillip Johnson's projects in Texas and some elsewhere, on the construction documents for a 20 story office building in Oklahoma City and on numerous bank projects where I was the principal draftsman. In San Antonio, I worked for Ford, Powell & Carson on the design and construction drawings for a number of institutional and educational projects including a 31,000 sq. foot academic and laboratory building at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY. I worked for SOM in both Houston and New York. I was the first person in the design department in SOM's New York office to use the computer where I worked on a one-million square foot office complex in suburban NJ for Chase Manhattan Bank. At Pasanella & Klein, I took over a very high end Co-op renovation for Joan Rivers fixing significant design issues, completing construction documents and overseeing construction and did the design and design development for an un-built 4 story addition for Harry Winston Jewelers on 5th Ave. At Prentice & Chan, Ohlhausen, I designed a contextual 103-unit mixed use apartment building and adjacent land marked Federal townhouse, a church and low-income apartment building on W. 104th Street (built), participated in the design of a dormitory for Cooper Union (built), and the design and construction drawings for offices of an investment bank. At Spitzer & Associates, I worked on several high-end residential projects. Since 2001, I worked as a consultant for the Port Authority of NY and NJ on a number of projects including Jamaica Station Air Train Terminal/office building and Newark Airport and on my own.
New York Design Architects, New York, NY, US, Project Manager
Project Manager for food service, beauty salon and residential renovation projects
PRIVATE PRACTICE, New York, NY, US, Architect
Executed extensive renovation of a Brooklyn brownstone and remodeling of a loft apartment.
COMMERCIAL BUILDING SERVICES COMPANY, INC., Oakland, CA, US, Acting Director
Acting Director of general contracting firm after the death of primary shareholder. Liquidated assets of the firm after minority shareholder backed out of purchase agreement.
Studio 5 Partnership, Fair Lawn, NJ, US, Architectural Consultant
Consultant to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey through construction phase of PA’s Air Train terminal facility at Jamaica Station, Queens. Developed solutions to RFI’s from contractor and unresolved design issues, prepared CAD drawings for contract changes and clarification sketches, and reviewed shop drawings. Consultant on other projects for PANYNJ (Newark Airport Terminal B Renovation) & The Ives Group.
SPITZER & ASSOCIATES, New York, NY, US, Project Architect
Project Architect for two private residential projects on AutoCAD.
Founder and Director of COQUAN’S COFFEE, Budapest, HU, Founder and Director
Started specialty coffee roasting company in Budapest, Hungary. Managed company through expansion to three shops.
FREE-LANCE CONSULTING, May 1992 to November 1993., New York, NY, US, Free-lance consultant
Consulted for several New York firms.
PRENTICE & CHAN, OHLHAUSEN, New York, NY, US, Project Architect and Designer
Project Architect and Designer for 103-unit apartment building and restoration and preservation of adjacent land-marked house. Project Architect for Grace Church and associated low-income housing project in Manhattan. Responsibilities included design and preparation of construction documents, zoning drawings and drawings for New York City Landmarks Commission.
PASANELLA + KLEIN, New York, NY, US, Project Architect
Project Architect for apartment renovation for Joan Rivers and for 4-story addition to Harry Winston Jewelers Building on 5th Avenue. Responsibilities included design, construction documents and construction supervision.
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), New York, NY, US (Also in Houston, April 1984 to November 1984.), Architectural Designer
Participated in design and design development of one million sq. ft. operations facility for Chase Manhattan Bank in Holmdel, New Jersey. 1½ years of CAD work including 3-D modeling and color rendering. Worked on the design and design development of a 12 story office building in Richardson, Texas.
FORD, POWELL & CARSON, San Antonio, TX, US, Architectural Designer
Designed gateway, bell tower and dormitory for boarding school in south Texas. Designed 31,000 sq. ft. laboratory and academic building for Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York.
S.I. MORRIS ASSOCIATES, Houston, TX, US, Architectural draftsman
Worked on construction documents of 20-story office building and design development and construction documents of numerous bank projects.
Rice University, Houston, TX, US, MArch, Architecture
Master of Architecture, May 1984. Awarded Graduate Fellowship. GPA 3.47. President ASC/AIA Chapter 1983-84, Treasurer 1982-83. Co-chairman 1984 Archi-Arts Ball.
Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, US, Bachelors, Environmental Design
Bachelor of Environmental Design, Cum Laude, August 1979. GPA 3.93. Distinguished Student. Tau Sigma Delta Society in Architecture.
John Dinkeloo Traveling Fellowship in Architectural Technology and Design, 3rd Place