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Benjamin Heyd

Benjamin Heyd

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

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About 

As President of  Coast To Coast Design Build Services, I am a LEED accredited Project Management consultant with over 17 years experience in Design/Build type integrated project delivery for clients nationwide.  Specializing in Retail Tenant Improvement, Corporate Interiors and Building Repositioning projects. Passionate for adaptive reuse, sustainability, and innovative problem solving; armed with an inquisitive mind and a strong work ethic.  Adept at managing multiple projects and developing efficient work processes.  Equipped with communications skills to bridge the gaps between owners, architects, designers, contractors, consultants, vendors and municipal agencies.

Site Selection and Building Analysis

Entitlements

Site / Building Survey

Code Analysis (Accessibility, Egress, Fire and Life Safety)

Design (SD & DD)

Construction Drawings (CDs)

Construction Administration (CA)

Project Management (Budgeting, Scheduling, Bidding, Permits etc.)

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Coast To Coast Design Build Services, Sherman Oaks, CA, US, Design/Build Consultant

Specializing in Retail Tenant Improvement, Corporate Interiors and Building Repositioning projects. Passionate for adaptive reuse, sustainability, and innovative problem solving; armed with an inquisitive mind and a strong work ethic. Adept at managing multiple projects and developing efficient work processes. Equipped with communications skills to bridge the gaps between owners, architects, designers, contractors, consultants, vendors and municipal agencies.

Site Selection and Building Analysis

Entitlements

Site / Building Survey

Code Analysis (Accessibility, Egress, Fire and Life Safety)

Design (SD & DD)

Construction Drawings (CDs)

Construction Administration (CA)

Project Management (Budgeting, Scheduling, Bidding, Permits etc.)

Mar 2010 - current
 

Unispace, Los Angeles, CA, US, Project Director

Managed collaboration of in-house Design/Build team for Commercial Interior and Building Repositioning projects in Southern California. Turn key services included Building Analysis through Design, CDs, Construction, and Project Management.

Dec 2013 - Jan 2016
 

Menemsha Solutions, Hawthorne, CA, US, Project Manager

Project Manager for several national Retail and Hospitality clients.

Jun 2012 - Nov 2013
 

Palladeo, Glendale, CA, US, Project Manager

Specialty Retail: The Shave of Beverly Hills, Jelly Belly, Clearwire, Starbucks, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, T-Mobile, Jamba Juice, Washington Mutual. Grocery Retail: Vons/Safeway, Albertsons/Supervalu, Bristol Farms, Ralphs, El Super, Tresierras, Sav-On, Bicycle Club Casino. Educational: Opportunities for Learning
• Demonstrated leadership, organizational skills, and technical expertise in managing multiple projects simultaneously for a full service design/build firm.
• Developed and maintained client relationships, from determining scope of work through the design and construction phases.
• Managed multiple aspects of project coordination, including site surveys, building, accessibility and zoning code analysis, construction drawings utilizing Autocad, Structural and M/E/P engineering coordination, entitlements, job site observations, and construction administration for projects across the country.
• Directed entitlement procurement, including a myriad of Building, Health, and Conditional Use Permits as well as Landlord Approvals.
• Assembled project labor estimates and proposals, reviewed consultant invoicing, tracked project costs, and processed submittals, change orders and additional service requests.
• Analyzed tenant lease and design criteria documents.
• Projects include a 24-store regional rebranding campaign for Clearwire, a 25-store décor evolution remodel campaign for Vons in Southern California, and a 30-site pharmacy tenant improvement roll-out for Savon throughout southern California and Nevada.
• Initiated a company-wide culture shift toward sustainable operations which led to eliminating pick-up trucks and adding hybrids to company fleet, reducing annual fuel costs by $44,000.
• Completed award application for Albertson’s first LEED (Silver) store, featured in 2010 Southern California Real Estate and Construction Review.
• Assisted design and maintenance of proprietary Palladeo Information Portal - an interdivisional, networked project management database.

Nov 2004 - Mar 2010
 

Bergmeyer, Boston, MA, US, Job Captain

Specialty Retail: Karen Millen, Hermes, Hanna Andersson, Levi Strauss & Co., Ecko Unlimited, Puma, French Connection, Talbots, Museum of Fine Arts Boston
• Managed and trained staff in site surveys, building and accessibility code research, construction documents utilizing Autocad, millwork shop drawing review, job site observation and construction administration.
• Projects include first two stores in the U.S. for international retailer Karen Millen and initial rollout of retail stores for Ecko Unlimited.

Nov 2001 - Sep 2004
 

TPG Architecture, New York, NY, US, Draftsman

Specialty Retail: Kenneth Cole, Kenneth Cole Reaction, H&M, Sephora, Nautica, Hugo Boss, Talbots
• Conducted code research and site surveys, drafted construction documents utilizing Autocad, developed job site observation reports, provided construction administration on specialty retail flagship and roll-out stores for a large architectural firm in midtown Manhattan.
• Assumed additional management responsibilities for completion of Kenneth Cole’s flagship Reaction store in New York City following resignation of project manager.

Jun 1999 - Nov 2001
 

Corporate Design Associates, New York, NY, US, Draftsman

Drafted commercial interiors for a small 4-person firm.

Sep 1998 - Jun 1999
 

Education 

Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, US, Bachelors, Environmental Design / Interiors

A design studio program focusing on the relationship of the person to the room, the room to the building, and the building to the city, complimented with a core curriculum of humanities classes.

Sep 1994 - May 1997
 

Areas of Specialization 



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