Bret Hirsch

Bret Hirsch

New York, NY, US


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During my time working for a small studio in San Francisco, I was fortunate to contribute to many types of projects throughout all phases of design and construction. Since we were eventually acquired by a larger, Texas-based firm after remotely partnering on several successful projects, I'm comfortable with the challenge of juggling tasks for a smaller team and am capable of quickly transitioning to a bigger firm environment.

Our collection of work included Public Safety Facilities, Governmental Buildings, Commercial Interiors, Municipal Planning and Residential Design. Though my passion is architecture, I have previous experience in civil engineering and land surveying.

At this time, I'm looking for a position at a NYC firm that is committed to excellence, emphasizes creative thinking to solve problems and encourages professional growth. I am passionate about delivering great work and always enjoy a challenge.



Brown Reynolds Watford Architects, Inc., San Francisco, CA, US, Project Coordinator

Coordinated with multiple agencies and consultants through all phases of design and construction to effectively drive projects to completion. Managed 17 simultaneous energy upgrade projects to maximize facility efficiency and increase client utility savings. Evaluated the performance of site and building systems for potential upgrades. Guided A/E service assignments in accordance with governmental design standards. Served as in-house Sustainability Coordinator for SF Studio.

Jan 2010 - Apr 2012

C3 Design Alliance, San Francisco, CA, US, Architectural Designer

Delivered successful public safety and municipal projects on time and on budget. Managed design team while sustaining communications with clients and owners. Implemented spatial improvements and maintained lease records for multiple building tenants. Contributed to all phases of project development – SD, DD, CD’s and CA, including finishes and color selection. Performed independent constructability reviews for public safety facilities. Developed office standards and CAD detail library.

Oct 2005 - Dec 2009

Wilson Engineering Company, Sealy, TX, US, Project Manager

Platted subdivisions in accordance with various jurisdiction regulations and graphic standards for different land uses. Involved in all aspects of land surveying; this included deed research, collection of field data and translation of CAD points into multiple types of surveys. Civil engineering construction documents and SWPPP’s. Assessed sites for septic design and layout of system components.

Apr 2004 - Sep 2005

SI Group, College Station, TX, US, Staff Scientist / CAD Technician

Created topographic maps, 3D models and site plans using USGS quandrangles and aerial photography; including contaminant levels and remediation techniques. Generated geologic cross-sections from bore-hole and well log data. Litigation support through research and fact checking.

Jun 2002 - Feb 2003

Harthorne Architects, Dickinson, TX, US, Draftsman

Produced construction drawings from rough sketches for residential and commercial design. Coordinated building construction with all members of design team; day-to-day office operations.

Jun 1997 - Aug 1999


Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, US, BArch, Environmental Design

Semester Abroad at Santa Chiara in Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy

Sep 1997 - Jul 2002

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