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Thomas Walther

Thomas Walther

New York, NY, US

 

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Employment 

Robert Young Architects, New York, NY, US, Senior Project Architect/Project Manager, Associate

Responsible for client contact, presentations to client and contractor, consultant coordination, drafting and supervising construction documents, construction administration, construction schedule and cost. Participation in project design. Manpower allocation and project scheduling. Served as senior technical architect and “go to” person for 6 junior architects and their projects. Redlining on a regular basis and for all major projects in the office. Attended weekly associates meetings to go over and distribute work load. Participated in hiring process, performing interviews.

Projects included:
New Single Family Residence, Martha’s Vineyard, MA ($6 million); CD through CA
New Single Family Residence, Marigold Lake, NY ($1.5 million); SD through CD

Mar 2014 - Jan 2016
 

Handel Architects, LLP, New York, NY, US, Senior Technical Architect

Responsible for development of complex facade solutions and details; including Curtain Wall facades. Presentations to client and contractor. Coordination with manufacturers and consultants (structural, MEP, acoustical, code, wind testing, facade testing). Supervising construction documents and a team of up to six architects. Participating in design. Performing regular redlining. Coordinating bid process. Manpower allocation and project scheduling.

Project:
New Mixed Use, 56-story Millennium Tower, Boston, MA ($630 million); Facade CD, Bidding

Oct 2012 - Mar 2014
 

SLCE Architects, New York, NY, US, Senior Technical Architect, freelanced

Responsible for development of complex facade solutions and details; developed 12 different facade sections. Presentations to client and contractor. Coordination with manufacturers and consultants (structural, MEP, acoustical, code). Producing and overseeing construction documents and a team of two architects. Participating in design coordination with lead architect COOK+FOX. Performing regular redlining. Coordinating bid process. Manpower allocation and project scheduling.

Project:
New 44 story mixed use tower and shopping mall on (4) levels City Point 2, Brooklyn, NY ($250 million); Facade CD

Jan 2012 - Sep 2012
 

Rafael Viñoly Architects, New York, NY, US, Project Manager/Project Architect

Shared responsibility for client contact, presentations to various groups on the client side (donor, deans of the business and music school, faculty, staff, library staff, catering service of cafeteria, university facility management and university board), Building and Fire Department, DOT, City Planning Commission and contractor. Consultant coordination (structural, MEP, acoustical, lighting, landscaping, code, green roof, theatrical lighting, concert hall, elevator), lead a team of three to twelve architects (in the last phase of CD) from Programming through the end of CD. Participation in project design. Leading three major VE efforts. Manpower allocation and project scheduling. Performed redlining on a regular basis. Issued monthly project reports with design, budget and schedule updates.

Project:
New Darla Moore School of Business at the USC, Columbia, SC ($108 million); Programming to CD

Jun 2010 - Dec 2011
 

EYP Architecture & Engineering, NewYork, NY, US, Project Architect

Developed solutions for portions of a large building complex. Coordinated with Landmarks commission, DOB and consultants (structural, MEP and acoustical), prepared presentations to the client and participated in meetings. Drafted and supervised construction documents, construction administration, construction schedule and cost and a team of three architects. Participation in project design.

Projects included:
Renovation of EYP’s Office, NYC, NY; ($1.2 million); Programming to CA
Renovation of the UN General Assembly and Conference Building, NYC, NY ($200 million); CD

Mar 2008 - May 2010
 

George Sweeney Architect, New York, NY, US, Project Architect

Complete responsibility for client contact, presentations to client and contractor, consultant coordination, drafting and of construction documents, construction administration, construction schedule and cost. Participation in project design.

Projects included:
Renovation of an Apartment, 993 Park Avenue, NYC, NY ($1.3 million); Programming to CA
Renovation of an Apartment, 733 Madison Avenue, NYC ($1.1 million); CD to CA

Nov 2005 - Mar 2008
 

Halsted Welles Associates, New York, NY, US, Project Architect

Complete responsibility for client contact, presentations to client and NYC’s Landmarks Commission, consultant coordination, drafted and supervised construction documents, construction administration. Coordinated with in-house construction crew of this design-built company; managed construction schedule and cost. Participation in project design. Manpower allocation and project scheduling. Served as “go to” person for 4 junior architects and their projects. Attended weekly associates meetings to go over and distribute work load. Participation in hiring.

Projects included:
New Penthouse and Roof Garden, 9 East 64th Street, NYC, NY ($2.1 million); Programming to CA
New Penthouse and Roof Garden, 14 East 75th Str., NYC, NY ($1.5 million); Programming to CA
New Roof Garden and Pergola, 434 52nd Street, NYC ($.5 million); Programming to CA

Mar 2000 - Oct 2005
 

Schmidt Schicketanz and Partner, Munich, Germany, Job Captain to Project Architect

“Learning the profession”, complete responsibility for client contact, presentations to client and contractor, consultant coordination, drafted and supervised construction documents, construction administration, construction schedule and cost. Participation in project design. Manpower allocation and project scheduling. Lead a design team of up to 5 architects. Performed “page turns” on a regular basis.

Projects included:
New Entrance for the Heidenhain AG, Traunreut, Germany ($5 million); Programming to CA
New Addition to and Renovation of Office Buildings, Saxony, Germany ($45 million); SD
New Addition to and Renovation of an Office Building, Wiesbaden, Germany ($90 million); SD to CA
New Addition to and Renovation of a High School, Salzburg, Austria ($30 million); DD to CD

Mar 1988 - Dec 1999
 

Education 

Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Weimar, DE, MArch, Architecture

The program included 4 semesters, the development of 3 complex architectural designs and the theses.

My thesis contributed to developing an integrated concept for the revitalization of an medical neighborhood in Erfurt, Germany. My architectural proposals were the result of a collaboration between a preservation specialist, a city planner a sociologist and myself representing the field of architecture.

Sep 1981 - Aug 1983
 

Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Weimar, DE, BArch, Bachelor

The program included 6 semesters and the development of 12 complex architectural designs.

Sep 1978 - Aug 1981
 

Awards 

Best thesis in East Germany, 1983, 1st Place

My thesis were recognized as one of two best thesis of that year in a competition between the architectural school in Berlin, Dresden and Weimar.

1983
 

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