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Fazlur Baksh

Fazlur Baksh

New York, NY, US

 

About 

M. Fazlur Baksh
102-30 Queens Boulevard, Apt 5B
Forest Hills, NY  11375
Tel: 917.612.9909
Email: fbaksh@hotmail.com

Work Experience

March 2005 – April 2011
Sawicki Tarella Architecture+Design, PC, New York, NY
Project architect/designer/manager, computer renderer, physical & 3D modeler and librarian.  Projects include commercial building upgrades, commercial interiors, luxury retail, fashion showrooms, sound studios and NY landmark project upgrades. Square footages: 300-100,000sf.

October 2004 – March 2005
HOK & Ted Moudis Associates, New York, NY
(Independent Contractor)
Freelance project architect for corporate interiors.

March 2000 – May 2004
Rockwell Group, New York, NY
Project management/design/production and computer graphics with a strong emphasis on design sensitivity and quality.   Projects included hospitality, institutional, retail, corporate interiors and health care. Square footages: 1,000-451,000sf
Dec. 1998 – March. 2000

Perkins & Will, The Office of Thierry Despont, Naomi Leff & Associates, New York, NY
(Independent Contractor)
Freelance project architect, computer graphics and model building for high-end retail, corporate, institutional and residential projects. Square footages: 5,000-20,000s.f.

July 1997 - Nov. 1998
Corgan Associates Inc., Dallas, Texas
Design and production of construction documents, computer graphics and model building for aviation and institutional projects. Square footages: 10,000-995,000s.f.

Education

Temple University – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Bachelor of Architecture; May 1997

Computer Skills
AutoCAD; Microstation; Adobe Photoshop; Illustrator; MS Word Excel; Power Point; Microsoft Office

Activities and Achievements
• Competition: Urban Shed, NYC Exhibited at New York’s Center for Architecture, Winter 2009
• Award by Friends of the Upper East Side Historic District, Best new modern design in historic neighborhood,  MaxMara Lobby Annex
• Competition: World Trade Center Memorial, Design & Watercolor Renderings
• Competition: TDF’s TKTS booth, Exhibited at Urban Center Gallery - March 2000
• Award Nomination by Diener Brick Masonry, Urban Mosque, Temple University 1997

 

Project Experience

Aviation

North Terminal Development, Miami Int’l Airport, Miami, FL
995 million-dollar redevelopment and expansion of Miami’s North Terminal for American Airlines hub. Operations include a 47-gate domestic and international terminal plus add’l gates for American Eagle Commuter operations, plus a rooftop tram to facilitate speedy access from the north end of the terminal to south. – On-going construction (Corgan Associates, Inc.)

Terminal B Expansion, Dallas Fort Worth Airport, Dallas, TX
30 million-dollar expansion of Dallas’s Terminal B for American Airlines consisting of a new sky bridge linking Terminal B to its eastern counterpart over an existing  main roadway. Scope also included a new tram station  – Built 1999
(Corgan Associates, Inc.)

Corporate

56West , New York, NY
Commercial building upgrades including new services and code infrastructure plus new modern core lobbies and restrooms. – In progress 2011  (SawickiTarella)

Sonic Union, New York, NY
New sound studios and common spaces for this new sound editing company in Union Square . – Built 2009  (SawickiTarella with Raya Ani)

Liz Claiborne, New York, NY
Interior office and showroom renovation at existing fashion district location; 60,000s.f. – Built 2009  (SawickiTarella)

Escada USA, New York, NY
Interior renovation of Escada’s existing offices and showrooms; 40,000s.f. – Built 2007  (SawickiTarella)

Chloe, New York, NY
Interior renovation/ expansion of Chloe’s existing offices and showrooms; 12,000s.f. – Built 2007  (SawickiTarella)

A.O.L., New York, NY
Interior renovation/ expansion of AOL’s existing offices 8,000s.f. – Built 2006  (Ted Moudis Associates)

McCann-Erickson, New York, NY
Interior gutted renovation of 18 floors in a Manhattan office high-rise, for a leading advertising agency;  451,000s.f.  Fast track design project from SD’s to CD’s. Role on project included production, design, shop drawing review, extensive client coordination of additional services. – Built 2002  (Rockwell group)

Foote-Cone & Belding
Interior gutted renovation, 180,000s.f. for a large advertising agency.  Role on project included design production to a design development phase. – Built 2003  (Rockwell Group)

Citibank, New York, NY
32,000s.f. interior renovation of Citibank’s Wall Street office tower, for the 8th floor information systems division.  Creative use of materials and cutting edge communication systems to create an environment reflective of the advancements of electronic media. – Built 1999 (JJP Associates)

Courtney & Watson, Miami Beach, FL
Advertising agency located on the 6th floor of a mid-rise building.  Innovative use of cost effective materials to achieve an inviting modern reception area and workspaces that inspire the users’ creative edge in their daily design and creative processes. – Built 2000  (Perkins & Will)

Hospitality

Carlton Hotel, New York, NY
Lobby, restaurant and banquet hall design and construction of an upscale hotel in the flatiron district of Manhattan. Role on project included design team production for SD, DD and CD phases, assisted in construction management, shop drawing review. – Under Construction (Rockwell Group)

Geisha - Restaurant, New York, NY
Japanese fusion restaurant in midtown Manhattan. Interior and exterior design of a brownstone gut renovation.  Role on project include design, production, from SD to CD phase. – Built 2003  (RockwelGroup)

Nectar - Restaurant, Berwyn, PA
Japanese fusion restaurant in an upscale suburban neighborhood just outside of Philadelphia.  Role on project include design, production on SD, DD, Construction Management, and coordinating artist installations. – Built 2004 (Rockwell Group)

Institutional

Robinhood Libraries, Brooklyn, NY
Project funded by the Robinhood Foundation to design a library in each of five public schools as part of their program entitled “Library Initiative”. Libraries are designed to stimulate and encourage literacy in the NYC public school system; each equipped with the latest in computer and internet technology.  Role included design production from SD to CD’s – Built 2004   (Rockwell Group)

Albany Public Library, Albany, NY
Project aimed at determining the future of the Albany Public Library facilities.  Role consisted of Field study of each branch, meetings and panel discussions with civic groups and the Albany Public Library Board to determine goals, image and possible relocation of main library. – Currently in Development  (Rockwell Group)

The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, Bronx, NY
Interior design of lobby spaces and patient floors, 130,000 s.f. of a new children’s hospital wing.  Role included design production and detailing, shop drawing review, construction management of additional lobby work and coordinating artist installations. – Built 2001  (Rockwell Group)

The Ross School, East Hampton, NY
The design of an auditorium for stage and musical performances as well as to function as an interactive instructional classroom.  The design solution features cutting edge technology in sound and media cleverly concealed in a clean modern architectural setting. – Built 2001  (The Lawrence Group)

Department of Labor/ Homestead Job Corps Center, Homestead, FL
Adaptive Re-Use of a portion of the former Homestead Air Force Base as a vocational institution for disadvantaged youths.  Scope of work includes 15 million dollars of renovations to existing buildings for use as classrooms, mechanical shops, gymnasium, dining hall, and four dormitories.  The hurricane- damaged site needed to meet new building code requirements in addition to recently updated ADA requirements for new construction. – Un-Built (The Russell Partnership)

Residential

Dr. Puran’s Residence, NY, NY
Apartment renovation: Interior Design, of 12th floor 1 bedroom with terrace of a luxury high rise in Forest Hills, NY. – Built 2010 (Fazlur Baksh)

Gaddon Residence, NY, NY
Apartment renovation: Interior Design of 5th floor alcove studio – Built 2010 (Fazlur Baksh)

Beal Residence, Dallas, TX
Private residence in Dallas, 4,500s.f.  Role: Design, production and Construction Management of an English Tudor style house on a 1 acre site. – Built 2004 (Fazlur Baksh)

1100 Washington Avenue, San Francisco, CA.
Interior renovation with garage and servants quarters addition to a 12,000s.f. early 1900’s residence located on a hilltop overlooking San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge. – Built 2001  (The Office of Thierry Despont, Ltd.)

Retail

Dunhill – Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, NY
Project architect for new retail outlet store for Alfred Dunhill N.A. – (Sawicki Tarella)

Chloe – Various locations in U.S.
Executive architect for several shop-in-shops for the luxury retailer throughout the US – (Sawicki Tarella)

Saks Jandel – Chevy Chase, MD
Design proposal to renovate interior and exterior of this women’s luxury retailer.  Upgrade finishes, improve layout and modernize design appeal of exterior – Fall 2009 (Sawicki Tarella)

Gracious Home - Chelsea, NewYork, NY
Upscale home goods retailer’s new multilevel flagship store.  Lead store design, including lighting and store fixture design with occasional site construction supervision. Consultant coordination including MEP, Signage and AV. 25,000s.f.  – Built 2008 (Sawicki Tarella)

Yael Sonia - NewYork, NY
New 300s.f. high end jewelry store on Madison avenue. Lead exterior and interior design, including lighting and signage. NY Landmarks and MEP consultant coordination – Built 2007  (Sawicki Tarella)

Oxxford Clothes - NewYork, NY

New 18,000s.f. flagship retail store for the high end men’s suit retailer – Built 2006  (Sawicki Tarella)

Max Mara - NewYork, NY
New300s.f. new modern lobby annex building with a historic preservation component.  Lead exterior and interior design, including lighting and signage. NY Landmarks and MEP consultant coordination. –
Built 2006  (Sawicki Tarella)

Meijer, Southfield, MI
Establish an identity and style for the big-box Midwest retail chain, Meijer.  The image makeover included a reorganization of store layouts to better service customers and maximize profits along with enhanced store graphics and  product design.  Primary responsibility consisted of store signage details and documen-tation for staff and consumer related signage graphics for store Style Guidelines. – Built 2004 (Rockwell Group)

Origins Prototype, Soho, NY
Update and refine the aesthetic of the existing Origins model.  Design concept is intended to be implement-ed  on all Origins stores. Role on project included design production in SD and DD phases and 3D cad modeling – Built 2001 (Rockwell Group)

Tommy Hilfiger Specialty Stores, New York, Dallas, Miami, London
Image makeover and interior design for a new Modern approach to the Tommy Hilfiger Corp. Specialty Stores in Westchester, NY and Dallas, TX.  New construction and design of another Specialty Store in Soho and London.  – Un-Built (Naomi Leff & Associates)
 

 

 

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Corgan Associates Architects, Dallas, TX, US, Intern Architect

Design and production of construction documents, computer graphics and model building for aviation and institutional projects. Square footages: 10,000-995,000s.f.

Jan 2012 - current
 

SawickiTarella Architecture+Design, P.C., New York, NY, US, Project Architect

Project architect/ designer/ manager, computer renderer, physical & 3D modeler and librarian.
Projects include commercial building upgrades, commercial interiors, luxury retail, fashion showrooms, sound studios and NY landmark project upgrades. Square footages: 300-100,000sf.

Feb 2005 - Apr 2011
 

Independent Contractor, New York, NY, US, Freelance Architect

Firms:
HOK
Ted Moudis Associates

Freelance project architect for corporate interiors

Oct 2004 - Mar 2005
 

Rockwell Group, New York, NY, US, Project Architect

Project management/ design/ production and computer graphics with a strong emphasis on design sensitivity and quality.
Project types included hospitality, institutional, retail, corporate interiors and health care. Square footages: 1,000-451,000sf

Mar 2000 - May 2004
 

Independent Contractor, New York, NY, US, Freelance Architect

Firms:
Perkins & Will
The Office of Thierry Despont
Naomi Leff & Associates

Project architect, computer graphics and model building for high-end retail, corporate, institutional and residential projects. Square footages: 5,000-20,000s.f.

Dec 1998 - Mar 2000
 

Areas of Specialization 



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