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Thomas Cestarte, AIA, NCARB

Thomas Cestarte, AIA, NCARB

Northridge, CA, US

 

About 

Licensed Architect, California, #C28849
Licensed Architect, Texas, #5133
NCARB Certified, #17535
American Institute of Architects                                           
Board Director AIA - San Fernando Valley
Board Member - Porter Ranch Design Review Board

Practicing Architect with over 25 years of continuous architectural experience in commercial, housing, healthcare, institutional and senior care projects. Extensive background in planning, design, production, project management and construction administration in a broad spectrum of project types throughout California and the United States. My experience has given me valuable insight, professional skill and a strong sense of collaboration for each project in which I am involved. I have proven ability and enthusiasm for mentoring younger staff and encouraging their professional development and leadership skills. My commitment is to the highest levels of professional and personal excellence.

Employment 

Design Studio Architects, Santa Monica, CA, US, Principal

Type of Business: Schools, Commercial, Healthcare, Housing, Institutional, Forensics

Experience:
Currently providing design, marketing and management for a variety of projects including program development, code analysis and project organization. New business pursuing above project catagories and developing a new and existing client base. Current projects include K-12 school renovations and new school construction, housing, and religious projects.

Apr 2010 - current
 

DLR Group/WWCOT, Santa Monica, CA, US, Partner

Type of Business: Schools, Commercial, Healthcare, Housing, Institutional, Forensics

Experience:
Provided design, marketing and management for a variety of projects including the development and management of the Housing Studio. Responsible for the designand management of all housing projects in the Santa Monica office also including senior care facilities (independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing and Alzheimer’s care facilities).
Project manager for the 434,187 SF - 189 unit Acacia Creek Union City Senior Living Complex, 150,233 SF - 108 unit Jewish Home for the Aging Senior Living Complex and the 232,682 sq-ft, 129 unit Acacia Creek Covina Senior Living Complex.

Jun 2004 - Feb 2010
 

Berman, Bertolini & Cestarte Architects, Santa Monica, CA, US, Partner

Type of Business: Multifamily, Senior Housing, Affordable Housing, Assisted Living and K-12 schools

Experience:
Provided design, construction documentation, project management and client relations on a variety of projects. Duties also included marketing, fee negotiation and client project presentation. Also performed as the project designer/project manager for the 55,000 SF Corona School housing 400 students and the 312 unit - 340,000 SF Tesoro Senior Apartment Community.

Sep 2001 - Jun 2004
 

PageSoutherlandPage, Austin, TX, US, Vice President

Type of Business: Healthcare, Commercial, Civic, Wafer Fabrication Facilities, Corporate, Institutional

Experience:
Provided project architect and project management for healthcare, corporate and institutional facilities while at the firm. Healthcare projects included the renovation of several closed hospitals to repurposed skilled nursing and Alzheimer's care facilities. Performed as the project architect on the 560,000 SF - 25 gate Barbra Jordan International Airport Terminal complex and project architect/project manager on
210,000 SF (500,000 SF ultimate) Intermedics Ortopedics Complex (corporate office, research and manufacturing facility) and the 44,000 SF Sulzer Biologies Comple (research and manufacturing facility).

Oct 1993 - Sep 2001
 

Cestarte Associates Architects, Austin/San Antonio, TX & Los Angeles, CA, US , Principal

Type of Business: Healthcare, Commercial, Multifamily Housing, Senior Care Facilities.

Experience:
Founding principal, firm management, project design, construction documentation, construction administration, marketing. Provided design on the 7-story Beverly Hills Medical Center, the 86,000 SF - 96 unit Regency at Glen Cove Adult Home Facility ln Long island and the 80,000 SF - 160 bed Springfield Assisted Living Complex in Houston, TX. Construction administration on the 220,680 SF - 150 unit independant living/90 bed healthcare center at the Fourm at Lincoln Heights Retirement Community in San Antonio TX, the 236,092 SF 150 unit independant living/120 bed healthcare center at the Forum at Westlake Hills Retirement Community in Austin TX. Construction Management on the 317,000 SF senior independent living, skilled nursing and assisted living complex in Colorado Springs CO.

May 1988 - Oct 1993
 

National Architectural Services, West Lafayette, IN, US, Project Manager/Project Designer

Type of Business: Healthcare, Commercial, Institutional/Senior Housing

Experience:
Designer and project manager for a variety of projects including the on the 220,680 SF - 150 unit independant living/90 bed healthcare center at the Fourm at Lincoln Heights Retirement Community in San Antonio TX, the 10,000 Sf Eby Brown Intermediate Care Facility in Aurora IL, and office parks in Michigan and New Jersey.

Nov 1986 - May 1988
 

Education 

The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, US, BArch, Architecture

Bachelor of Architecture - Architecture, planning, urban design

Aug 1966 - May 1971
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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