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Robert Kutner

Robert Kutner

Glendale, CA, US

 

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Project Architect / Senior Project Manager

Project Management & Development / Design & Construction Documents / Contract Negotiation & Administration / Construction Management / Facility Analyses & Planning / AutoCAD – Revit / Sustainability / Technical Writing & Presentations

As a Project Architect / Senior Project Manager and Owner’s Representative, I have managed, developed and coordinated the complete design process and achieved excellence across various multi-million dollar, high-profile public and private sector projects. Through accountability-based leadership, I have a steady record of directing and coordinating multiple project-based efforts while managing, motivating, and leading project teams. 

I am well versed in the policies and processes that promote site/service optimization and project sustainability.  My personal attributes include the ability to manage progression of projects throughout the project life-cycle via coordinated interaction among the Client, Consulting and Construction teams. 

A creative thinker, problem solver and strategic decision-maker, I am flexible and adapt quickly to drive solutions to uniquely challenging projects.  My strengths include…

• Establishing project scope, budget and schedule, and maintaining commitments
• Managing and maintaining client and team relationships via exceptional communication skills
• Resolving complex design and technical issues to produce innovative constructable solutions
• Responding to constantly changing organizational, customer, market and technology demands
• Experienced in a broad scope of project types including residential, commercial, retail and hospitality
• Building, developing and leading exceptionally productive, low-turnover teams

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Houck Construction, Inc., Los Angeles, CA, US, Project Architect / Construction Manager

In-house Architect on residential and commercial design-build projects for a General Contractor. Directing all phases of design projects from establishing scope and fees through the design process leading to building permits. Coordinate with construction staff to optimize budget. Also served as Construction Manager on projects and initiated processes to optimize bidding, budgeting and scheduling process within the company.
• Designing new facilities for Cycle House in Santa Monica, including assisting in the development of prototyping the design for future expansion of the company.
• Developed design concepts and perspective renderings for a proposed restaurant in Hollywood for leasing marketing.

Jan 2014 - current
 

R I Kutner Architect, Glendale, CA, US, Project Architect / Project Manager

Perform a range projects for private clients, property owners and developers including building and property assessments throughout California. Projects include assessing compliance with the disabled access requirements of the ADA and California Building Code. Consult to attorneys working disabled access cases. Provide technical support, peer review, Project Management and estimating services to architects and other construction industry professionals. Serving as an Operations Manager on a consulting basis to a general contracting firm.

Jul 2011 - current
 

Nardi Associates LLP, Monrovia, CA, US, Associate Partner

Design-oriented architectural practice with offices in California and Mexico. Quickly promoted to dual role overseeing all architectural staff in addition to concurrently directing numerous large-scale projects.

Optimized efficiency of operation by expertly managing projects through entire lifecycle, from conceptualization through completion and turnover. Leveraged business knowledge and industry expertise to prepare various project proposals and agreements, conduct pre-bid financial analyses and fee reviews, and coordinate project resources.

Jun 2005 - Jul 2011
 

Orgel Construction Management, Los Angeles, CA, US, Senior Project Manager

Full-spectrum construction management firm providing services for a wide range of project types. Built company’s competitive advantage by conducting Owner’s Representative and Construction Management activities on multiple concurrent projects.

Aug 2003 - Jun 2005
 

Fong Kutner Associates, Los Angeles, CA, US, Vice President

Co-founded full-service architectural practice to provide a thorough scope of services including new structure design, site master planning, interior space planning / design, project program analysis, and executive architectural services for a wide range of corporate and public clients.

Feb 1995 - Jul 2003
 

Education 

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

Sep 1978 - Jun 1983
 

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA, US, Bachelors, Economics

Sep 1975 - Jun 1978
 

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