I am an architect that last worked for 14 years for an in-house architectural office of a San Francisco based real estate developer. The developer specializes in multi-residential and medium sized commercial retail projects for national and local tenants, constructed from the ground up and also renovated from existing buildings.
Working directly for a developer required that I manage several projects at different stages of development. My duties included tasks from all stages of development, from the early stages of due diligence, entitlement and client interaction, through preparing documents for permit approval, construction administration and the final stages of project close out.
JMD Architecture/Spear Design Associates, Inc., San Francisco, CA, US, Project Manger
Responsible for the preparation of construction documentation and construction administration for commercial retail projects concurrently at various design and construction stages.
Construction document responsibilities included planning preliminary site plans, researching code, preparing planning submittals including presentation drawings and renderings, managing technical work staff, understanding building construction methods and techniques, coordinating architectural and engineering consultants, reviewing contracts, interacting with client’s representatives, permitting with jurisdictional agencies, developing specifications, and preparing bid documents and evaluating bids.
Construction administration responsibilities included performing construction site observation, attending periodic construction progress meetings, maintaining project schedules and budgets, issuing changes in scope of work, reviewing change orders and cost estimates, addressing rfi’s, reviewing submittals and shop drawings, closing out projects per owner and tenant requirements.
University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, US, BArch, Building Sciences