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Michael Sarschewsky

Michael Sarschewsky

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

About 

Michael Sarschewsky sarschewsky@sbcglobal.net / (323)493-2673
4940 Lincoln Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90042

QUALIFICATIONS
• Capable of working alone or as part of a team as the project needs & resources dictate.
• Able to communicate effectively & work with a variety of people in stressful situations.
• Ability to concentrate on quality in time sensitive situations.
• Capable of multi-tasking & prioritizing multiple projects/assignments while maintaining deadlines.
• Able to listen to the Client to discern their needs & respond to their concerns.
• Ability to turn design sketches & drawings into finished details & construction documents.
• Skilled at writing effective training manuals, conducting training classes, creating blocks/families, scripts, menus, lisp routines, families, templates, etc. for AutoCAD or Revit.
• Experienced in Space Planning for tenant improvements.
• Working knowledge of the California Building & ADA Codes.

MANAGERIAL & CUSTOMER SKILLS
• Six months as CAD Manager at Alger-Triton International managing a team of eight responsible for both design and engineering drawings.
• Three years as Project Manager & three years as Project Director at MCG Architecture managing myself & then a team of three Project Managers & nine Production Specialists on Tenant Improvement projects (from Site Surveys through permitted construction documents).
• Ten years as Corporate CAD Manager at MCG Architecture managing the CAD Supervisors from each office while providing training & support to the staff of each office.
• One year as Branch Manager of Kinko’s (Glendale Branch) managing a 24/7 operation with a staff of 20 while; meeting or exceeded all sales, performance, & budget goals.
• Eight months as Manager of Technology at Kinko’s (Sunset Branch) managing a 24/7 operation with a staff of 4 while maintaining network & workstation functionality.
• Fourteen years as the Owner/Operator of a successful retail business.

TECHNICAL SKILLS
• Proficient with AutoCAD & Revit (Familiar with AutoCAD Architectural Desktop & ArchiCAD)
• Proficient with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, Power Point, & Project)
• Working knowledge of Adobe CS2 (Photoshop and InDesign)

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
CAD MANAGER, Alger-Triton International, Culver City, California JAN 2012 MAY 2012
PROJECT DIRECTOR, MCG Architecture, Pasadena & Irvine, California JUL 2009 DEC 2011
PROJECT MANAGER, MCG Architecture, Pasadena, California JUL 2006- JUL 2009
CORPORATE CAD MANAGER, MCG Architecture, Pasadena, California JUL 2001- APR 2011
SENIOR DRAFTSMAN, MCG Architecture, Pasadena, California MAR 2001- JUL 2001
SPACE PLANNER, Kinko’s Inc., Design & Image Department, Ventura, California FEB 1999- MAR 2001
MANAGER OF TECHNOLOGY, Kinko’s, Hollywood, California JUL 1998- FEB 1999
BRANCH MANAGER, Kinko’s, Glendale, California APR 1997- JUL 1998
OFFICE MANAGER, Kinko’s, Hollywood, California FEB 1994- APR 1997
OWNER/OPERATOR, Something Unusual, Los Angeles, California JUL 1980- JAN 1994
DRAFTSMAN/DESIGNER, Jerald Hossack & Associates, Pasadena, California JUN 1979- JUL 1980

EDUCATION
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE, ARCHITECTURE California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, California
BUILDING CODES & ACCESSIBILITY (UNC/ICBO & ADA/TITLE 24), Ventura College, Ventura, California
KINKO’S MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT (VARIOUS COURSES), Ventura, California
REVIT OPERATOR Autodesk Training Center, Waltham, Massachusetts
AUTOCAD OPERATOR Los Angeles Trade Technical College, Los Angeles, California 
ACCOMPLISHMENTS
For Alger-Triton International, Developed & Implemented for improved CAD Production:
• CAD STANDARDS & TRAINING MANUALS (INCLUDING ADMINISTRATIVE FILING & NAMING STANDARDS)
• CUSTOM MENUS & LISP ROUTINES
• STANDARD DETAIL & SYMBOLS LIBRARY
• PROTOTYPICAL FIXTURE TEMPLATES
• STANDARD ARCHIVAL SYSTEM

For MCG Architecture, As Corporate CAD Manager Developed & Implemented for improved CD Production:
• PROTOTYPE CD SETS
• CUSTOM MENUS & LISP ROUTINES
• STANDARD DETAIL & SYMBOLS LIBRARY
• CAD STANDARDS & TRAINING MANUALS (INCLUDING ADMINISTRATIVE FILING & NAMING STANDARDS)

For MCG Architecture, As Project Manager & Project Director:
• GREW THE STARBUCKS COFFEE COMPANY ACCOUNT FROM $96K TO OVER $800K IN ANNUAL BILLINGS.
• DEVELOPED & IMPLEMENTED PROJECT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS, ALONG WITH CAD/BIM TEMPLATES/STANDARDS DESIGNED TO KEEP PROJECTS ON SCHEDULE AND UNDER BUDGET.
• CREATED AND/OR MODIFIED PROTOTYPICAL CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENT SETS FOR TENANT IMPROVEMENTS, HOTELS, RETAIL SHELLS, AND OTHER PROJECT TYPES TO SPEED PRODUCTION AND IMPROVE QUALITY.

FOR KINKO’S DESIGN & IMAGE DEPARTMENT:
• ADT BLOCKS MANUAL Instructional Manual for AutoCAD ADT Block Management
• ADT BRANCH PLANNER MANUAL Instructional Manual for AutoCAD ADT
• CO-WORKER OF THE MONTH (JULY 2000) For Creation & Implementation of a New Archive System
• INTRANET PROJECT Organized & Posted Department Documents on Company Intranet Site


REFERENCES & PORTFOLIO
Available upon request.

Employment 

Alger-Triton International, Ciulver City, CAD Manager

Hired as a CAD Manager to develop CAD Standards, Templates, AutoCAD Customization, File Archiving System, Detail Library, and in general improve the productivity of their CAD Department.

I was also learning SolidWorks - the other program used - and preparing to provide the same standards to that software platform.

Jan 2012 - May 2012
 

MCG Architecture, Pasadena, CA, US, CAD/BIM Manager / Project Director (TIs)

I wore many hats during my nearly 11 years with the firm, from CAD Manager to Project Director.

I successfully implemented CAD Standards and trained users on both AutoCAD and Revit.

I drafted an number of projects including Hotels, Shopping Centers, Strip Centers, Tenant Improvement, etc.

I managed the Starbucks Coffee account since 2006, starting as a one-man team to eventually managing 2 Project Managers and ten Project Specialist in my role as Project Director.

Mar 2001 - Dec 2011
 

Education 

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Pomona, CA, US, Bachelors, Architecture

In addition to attending the School of Environmental Design, I took around 30 to 40 extra units of various subjects from anthropology to theater creating my own unofficial liberal arts degree.

Sep 1975 - Jun 1980
 

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