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Herm Schechter

Herm Schechter

Jenkintown, PA, US

 

About 

I am a LEED-accredited experienced registered architect in search of employment as a Project Manager / Project Architect.  With a wide variety of building types in my project history (single and multi-family housing, schools, stadiums, banks, fire stations, nursing homes, office buildings, retail, laboratories, a museum, and a courthouse), I believe that the combination of my experience and skills would make me a valuable asset to many firms.

I'm considered to be a very capable designer, knowledgeable code researcher, experienced detailer, and expert-level CAD user.  My project abilities combine both my creative talents and problem-solving capacity.  I genuinely enjoy what I do, and approach work with a down-to-earth, flexible attitude.

Skilled designer and project manager; administered most projects from concept thru construction.

Very effective team leader with consistent positive work attitutde.

Experienced in nearly all building use groups and construction types; cost from $10K to $30M.

Highly adept at detailing, code research, project scheduling, and construction administration.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Enjoy interacting with clients, coworkers, and supervisors.

Proficiency in AutoCAD and AutoCAD Architectural Desktop.

Working knowledge of Archicad, Microsoft Word and Excel.

Trained in Microstation, Revit Architecture, Google Sketchup, and Microsoft Project.

Employment 

CSC Architecture, Moorestown, NJ, US, Project Architect

Temporary/as-needed project architect position for healthcare work
Prepared construction documents for medical office building tenant fitout
Assisted with design and documentation of new 25-bed hospice in NJ
Prepared construction documents for rail line's service facility
Designed and documented renovation of NJ outpatient psychiatric unit

Jan 2013 - current
 

Albert Taus & Associates, Philadelphia, PA, US, Project Manager

Project manager of 4-story office building for NJ developer.
Took similar role in shopping center renovation project for same client.
Assisted in development of CDs for several retail franchises.
Designed and documented expansion of NE Philadelphia restaurant.
Compiled feasibility reports for proposed retail locations of national client.

Dec 2010 - Apr 2012
 

SPG3 Architects, Philadelphia, PA, US, Project Manager

Project manager for 150,000 sf, $15M renovation of NJ's Rockaway Mall.
Oversaw 18-month project from schematics thu construction closeout.
Prepared multiple bid packages for CM-driven fast-tracked project.
Supervised staff of 5 people.
Guided firm's mentoring program; created Continuing Education courses.

Apr 2007 - Jan 2009
 

Lynch Martinez Architects, Ambler, PA, US, Project Manager

Project manager for Wawa, Inc.'s corporate training facility.
Took similar role in branch banks, church additions, office buildings, and housing.
Designed/documented exterior hardscape features for Foxwoods Casino
Project manager for student housing renovations at The Hershey School.
Developed innovative staging drawings for publisher's renovation project.

Jul 2002 - Apr 2007
 

PZS Architects, Elkins Park, PA, US, Project Manager

Project architect/designer for new elementary school in Philadelphia.
Designer/project manager for the conversion ofa hotel to senior housing.
Project manager for renovation of 4-story apartment buildings at the University of Pennsylvania.
Designer/project manager for renovations of developer's retail buildings.
Prepared code reviews; helped develop firm's CAD standards.

Apr 2000 - Jul 2002
 

Education 

The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), University Park, PA, US, BArch, Architecture

Jan 2013 - current
 

Awards 

AIA Prize, Award

Awarded to top 5th-year design student

2013
 

Dean's List 11 of 15 terms at Penn State, Other

2013
 

Lewis Young Scholarship, Scholarship

For academic achievement at Penn State

2013
 

Bayard Kunkle Scholarship, Other

For academic achievement at Penn State

2013
 

Kiwanian of the Year award, Award

In recognition of Outstanding Service and Dedication to the community and the Kiwanis Club of Jenkintown for the year 1997-1998.

1999
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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