Archinect
Rosa Tso

Rosa Tso

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

About 

PROFILE

Certified Senior Project Manager with experience at Interior Architectural Design, Construction, and Financial firms.  Proven experience throughout the entire project development life cycle in requirements gathering contracts, staff planning, fee & schedule management, SD to CD production and CA execution.  Experienced in executing projects from aspects as interior designer, architect, contractor, or owners representative in a fast paced and demanding environment.

 

CORE COMPETENCIES

  • Interior Design
  • Project Management
  • Project Life Cycle Management
  • Construction Management
  • Consultant Management
  • Construction Document Production
  • CAD Standard & Drawing Management
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Facility Planning and Management

Employment 

Deutsche Bank/Ted Moudis Associates, Los Angeles, CA, US, Project Manager

Deutsche Bank on-site Corporate Real Estate Manager Global Corporate Real Estate Services
• Leveraging occupancy data for all properties of Americas to enable reporting and budgeting for quarterly to yearly space planning, monitoring vacancy and space utilization by working with over 300 business approvers globally on monthly basis.
• Implementing data updates to the Computer Aided Facility Management system (CAFM) to reflect the current occupancy of the space and to ensure accurate space types.
• Generating stacking and blocking plans and architectural as-built drawings with regard to the reconfiguration of property layouts.
• Conducting execution of the ongoing integration of occupancy data setting across multiple corporate information systems including CAFM, Real Estate, Finance, SAP and HR personnel to allow the creation of unique profile reports that aid in the understanding of space utilization and occupancy planning.
• Managing Deutsche Bank account on behalf of Ted Moudis Associates (TMA) and joining the weekly management meeting to report status of the account and potential interior architectural projects to TMA senior principles.
• Managing interior architectural projects on behalf of TMA for the bank – externally coordinate with the designers and architects from TMA, internally coordinate with the business units, Project Management team, real estate management, finance group, move team etc. from the bank side to ensure the success of the projects.

Project Manager/Interior Designer Corporate Real Estate & Retail Development Group
• Managed budget, schedule, scope of work and design concepts and staffing arrangements along with project development.
• Issued responses to Requests for Information (RFI) from general contractors or sub-contractors.
• Conducted Value Engineering (VE) to decrease costs, increase quality, and meet deadlines.
• Externally coordinated with clients, engineers, consultants, and contractors in surveys, programming, design development, permit filing, construction documentation, construction administration and punch list.
• Internally oversaw project teams including designers, project architects and job captains for design production to meet budget control, schedule goals, and quality assurance benchmarks.
Archived Projects
• Retail:
• 2011.08 Starbucks Retail Store Roll-out Projects (LEED Required), Nationwide
• 2009.05 Tiffany & Co. Retail Store Roll-out Projects, International
Managed the team of retail-remodeled or new roll-out projects throughout the US. Created due diligence report for each retail store, reviewed design concepts with Auto CAD or Revit, allocated fixture/furniture/finishes into plans according to the client’s standards to create design package for approval and incorporate the approved design into the construction document, and worked with the client and GC to ensure the correction of material take-off and purchase order for successful construction performance.
• Corporate:
• 2010.09 55 East 52nd St 28th Floor Morgan Stanley Office Building Project (LEED 2009 Commercial Interiors - Gold), New York, NY
• 2010.09 1166 Avenue of the Americas 19th Floor Conde Nast Office Building Project, New York, NY
• 2010.04 200 Park Ave-32nd & 33rd Floors Korn Ferry Office Building Project, New York, NY
• 2010.01 100 Manhattanville Road Knight Interior Trading Offices & Exterior Base Building Project, Purchase, NY
• 2009.05 522 Fifth Ave Morgan Stanley Office Building Retrofit Project, New York, NY
• 2009.05 One Pierrepont Plaza Morgan Stanley Data Center Renovation Project, New York, NY
• 2009.05 2 Gatehall Dr. Deutsche Bank Transformer Room Renovation Project, Parsippany NJ

Sep 2008 - current
 

Interior Architect, Los Angeles, CA, US, Senior PM

2013 Interior Architects Los Angeles, CA
Senior Project Manager- Contract Position
• Providing budget, schedule, contracts, scope of work, design concepts and staffing arrangements along with project development.
• Coordinating with landlord for building standards and construction process.
• Attending management meetings for overall company project schedule, budget planning and staff performance evaluation.
In Progress Projects
Corporate:
• 2013.07 Fortiss Corporate Office Tenant Improvement- Los Angeles, CA
• 2013.07 Amazon Corporate Office Tenant Improvement- Seattle, WA

Mar 2013 - Nov 2013
 

Gensler, New York, NY, US, Project Manager/Project Architect

Project Manager/Project Architect Corporate Real Estate Planning Group & Retail Development Group
• Provided budget, schedule, and staffing arrangements along with project development.
• Issued responses to Requests for Information (RFI) from general contractors or sub-contractors.
• Conducted Value Engineering (VE) to decrease costs, increase quality, and meet deadlines.
• Externally coordinated with clients from Italy, France, and Belgium, general contractors from 10 different states, vendors, consultants, and expeditors in programming, design development, permit filing, and construction documentation.
• Internally led project teams located in New York City, Chicago, and Costa Rica for design production to meet budget control, schedule goals, and quality assurance benchmarks.
Archived Projects
• Retail:
• 2007.10 Giorgio Armani Retail Roll-out Projects, International
In association with over 300 shop-in-shops prototype projects of Giorgio Armani and Armani Collezioni in Milan, Paris, Brussels, Shanghai, NY, CA, TX, GA, MA, IL, FL, NJ, DC, AZ with a construction budget totaling over $50 million. Negotiated and coordinated design specifications and scopes of work with landlords of Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales and Bergdorf Goodman
• Corporate:
• 2007.06 Morgan Stanley Building Renovation Project, New York, NY
A total of 280,568sf with a $12 million budget in a twenty-three-floor Morgan Stanley building located at 5th Ave and 45th St.; a complete building renovation project.
• 2007.07 Victoria’s Secret Limited Brands Office Design Project, New York, NY
A total of 150,568sf with a $15 million budget in a thirteen-floor building located on Broadway in midtown Manhattan; a high-fashion office design project involving 13 floors’ scope of work for the Victoria’s Secret brand.
• 2007.08 Lazard Freres & Co. LLC, New York, NY
A total of 200,000sf office space with a 15-year long-term contract located in Rockefeller Center; services included corporate real estate consultation, space planning, and permit filing for different business groups.
Hospitality:
• 2008.04 West 44th St Hotel, New York, NY
A 35th-floor architectural and interior hotel design located at West 44th St in association with the developer, Tishman. Collaborated with ADA consultants to design 632 hotel rooms with over 100 room types.

Jan 2007 - Apr 2008
 

UAD Group, New York, NY, US, Project Manager

Project Manager Project Management & Marketing Department
Project Management
• Promoted directly from assistant project manager to project manager in 6 months.
• Managed projects associated with design, fabrication and installation of unitized curtain wall façades, canopies, steel erections, interiors and wind screens with a 40% average profit return.
• Ensured quality control of submissions, shop drawings, and overall construction performance along with cost flows and balance of payments and change orders.
• Prepared Requests for Information (RFI) to architects, Requests for Bid (RFB) to suppliers and Requests for Proposal (RFP) to clients.
• Participated in international or local sourcing of materials that directly impacted the project budget and cultivated professional relationships with different suppliers (from USA, UK, China and South America) in association with project success.
• Evaluated material sign-offs of all trades and issued final purchase orders to related suppliers.
• Externally coordinated with clients, developers, general contractors, architects, interior designers, engineers and trades.
• Internally coordinated with designers, overseas purchasing representatives, fabricators and installers.
Marketing Development
• Redefined company key marketing components for the launch of a new product and repositioning of an existing product line.
• Designed a consumer information booklet related to 20 new materials; managed product testing approval process; conducted feasibility study and implemented new packaging to obtain a 50% profit return totaling $5 million in sales.
Archived Projects
• Luxury Residential:
• 2006.12 Chelsea Soma Condo & Hudson Blue Condo, New York, NY
In association with Horizon Global Real Estate Developer for a two-luxury condominium curtain wall façade project totaling $50 million.
• 2006.11 Appelman Loft, New York, NY
In association with AOL innovator Barry Appelman’s $4 million loft curtain wall façade design and construction.
• 2006.02 Armstrong Housing, Fishers Island, NY
In association with the owner, the Director of the Whitney Museum, and the Thomas Phifer architectural team, installed a curtain wall, steel erection, and canopies.
• Public Transportation:
• 2005.01 West 8 MTA Station, Brooklyn, NY
In association with Acconci Design Studio for 3D modeling and detail study in Xsteel for $5 million free style wind screen design and construction.

Sep 2004 - Jan 2007
 

Environetics, Taipei, TW, Project Manager/Interior Designer

Project Manager Project Management Group
• Promoted directly from interior designer to 2nd-year project manager.
• Managed and executed international projects and oversaw team members from Taiwan, China, USA, Germany and Hong Kong.

Archived Projects
• Corporate:
• 2002.08 American Express Office Collocation & Relocation Project, Taiwan
A 60,678sf office real estate consultation and interior design project.
• 2001.08 Hamburg Sud Shipping Office Relocation Project, Germany, Taiwan
A 40,568sf relocated office interior design; coordinated with the architect in Hong Kong, clients in Germany and the interior designer in Taiwan.

Interior Designer Design Department
• Involved in programming, schematic design, design development, construction drawing, tender, and site construction processes.
• Presented multiple design competitions and business plans to corporate clients to gain over 20 million dollars interior renovation projects.
Archived Projects
• Corporate & Retail Banking:
• 2001.02 Citibank Headquarters at Fubon Building Office Design Project
A 24,688sf office design; including lobby, IT area, general office area, and customer retail banking area design.
• 2000.08 K Laser Headquarters Office Design
A 280,890sf headquarters building space planning; includes interior space planning for the entire office building.
• 2000.03 Siemens Mosel Vitelic Staff Residential Complex Facility
A project for instructional, dining, and social facility at a corporate office building.
• 2000.03 Etron Technology Office Design
A 220,740sf headquarters building space planning; including lobby and town square concept running track conference area design concept development.

Jun 1999 - Aug 2002
 

Education 

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, US, Masters, Facility Planning and Management

Aug 2002 - Jun 2004
 

Chung Yuan Christian University (CYCU), Chun-Li, Taiwan, BArch, Interior Architectural Design

Sep 1996 - Jun 2000
 


Please wait... loading