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Fernando Santos

Fernando Santos

Seoul, KR

 

About 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Architectural Licensure with more than 20 years experience as a professional architect, including as a Project Architect. With 12 year experience as supervisory and personnel management. Demonstrated ability to effectively create presentations and communicate concepts to clients and associates using various software applications.

Employment 

Thomas J. Davis/Jung Il Inc, Seoul, KR, Project Architect

Military projects exclusive to US Army Corps of Engineers Far Esat District.
 Prepared and presented protions of design charrettes to military and federal agencies.
 Prepared and presented construction phasing plans portions of Over the Shoulder Reviews (OBR).
 Prepared responses to Projnet comments of various projects.
 Updated 1391 funding document base on charrette requiements
 Coordinate and direct projects, making detailed plans to accomplish goals and directing the integration of technical activities.
 Prepared matrix outlining staff and planning allacotions based on Army standards.
 Maintained working knowledge of the International Building Code as well as a basic understanding of specifications writing.
Project type: Medical Facility, Military Office Buildings

Aug 2012 - current
 

Integrity Consulting Inc., Peachtree City, Georgia., Senior Consulting Architect

On behalf of the Department of Defense Education Activity, (DDESS division) provided facility engineering or architectural consultation to include tasks outlined below.
 Total program management responsibility for facilities programs at assigned gegaphical locations
 Developd appropriate acquisition strategy for each project to ensure projects is completed on time and within budget guidance.
 Positive and professional attitude in meetings and other means of communication with DoDEA, DDESS management, District Superintendents and their staff, military engineering agencies and architect-engineer firms.
 Developed A/E design schedule and deliverable Scope Of Work for each project to ensure project criteria is meet.
 Serves as a member for pre-selection procedures and prioritizes A/E firms for recommendation for selection.
 Research and maintain good working knowledge of current industry standards, recommendations and building codes related to design, maintenance, renovation and construction of K-12 school facilities.
 Attend meetings to establish project schedules, phasing, agency procedures and policies and criteria for subsequent inclusion in A/E contracts.
 Maintained a five-year SRM plan in Corridor. The list of projects reflected a prioritization of needs at each location and budgetary construction estimates that reflect a sound acquisition plan.
 Developd 1391 funding documents strategy for each project to ensure project outlines for congressional appropriation.
 Project type: Schools

Mar 2011 - Apr 2012
 

Fentress Architects, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, On-Site-Architect

Project: FORSCOM/USARC – Command Headquarters Office Building - Design Build Poject
Owner – US Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District.
 Served as the firm's main architectual on site representative responsible for ensuring that the design intent and quality of work are carried through the completion of the project in a constructible manner.
 Work closely with Design Build Construction Company and all subs to ensure that the construction satisfied the design goals established at the onset of the project.
 Monitor evaluate and report on the status and progress of work, performing quality assurance checks on work in progress and reviewing completed work to insure priorities, methods, and deadlines are being met. Review technical submittals for specification compliance.
 Review and resolved issues relating to the IBC, UFAS, ADA, (ADAAG) and provide interpretation of codes.
 On site Construction Administration experience with direct coordination with contractors and consultants.
 Respond to construction Requests For Information from the construction company.
 Maintained updates with poject though daily site visits and communication with contactos.
 Developed knowledge of all technical and adminitrative procedures for the project.
 Research and maintain good working knowledge of current industry standards, recommendations and building codes related to design
Coordinate with USACE field contracting officer representatives to resolve design issues during construction.
Project type: Military Office Building and support facilities

Mar 2009 - Mar 2011
 

North Carolina Department of Transportation, Raleigh, NC, US, Project Architect

 Worked with design department to achieve the highest priority and effectiveness in meeting the scope, schedule and cost goals of projects.
 Evaluated renovation and new construction requirements of transportation facilities in asign state districts.
 Ability to work effectively within a collaborative team environment.
 Developed statements of work (including specifications, drawings, schedules, budgets, and milestone project construction schedule).
 Presented information to all levels of management within the agency.
 Conducted evaluations of three building Headquarters complex related to accessibility requirements and prepared design solutions and specifications.
 Assess conditions and appropiatness of transprotation facilities.
Project type: Transportation Office Buildings and support facilities

May 2008 - Mar 2009
 

EDI Architecture, Inc., Luanda, Angola, Area Office Manager

Serve as the firm's main in county representative responsible for ensuring that the interest of the firm and quality of work are carried through on a daily basis in a professinoal manner.
 Supervising international staff engaged in the design and review of numerous complex and routine construction projects.
 Plan, prioritize and direct the area office's work and manage international and national staff for firm’s local staff house.
 Reviewed local zoning regulations, design concepts studies, cost estimates, construction documents.
 Exercised supervisory and administration functions, hiring, evaluations and resource budgeting.
 Served as the firm's main representative and interpreter between Portuguese and English for new business negotiations and on- going projects with Angolan, foreign and U.S. clients.
 Demonstrating specific examples where personal innovation was used to resolve design, constructability, or unforeseen problems associated with firm’s renovation/construction projects.
 Performed design functions including determination of requirements, planning, layout, preparation of sketches and working drawings, specifications, estimates and other work for architectural phases of construction, alteration, maintenance and repair for existing and planned buildings and facilities.
Project types: Schools, office buildings, residential condominiums, interior office renovations and industrial equipment facilities.

Oct 2005 - May 2008
 

US Army Corps of Engineers, New York, New York, Senior Design Architect

Served as senior design architect under the general guidance of the Design Branch Chief.
 Preparation of design documents on a variety of military projects as listed below.
 charettes, drawings, calculations and specifications). coordination of design with various trades,
 Reviewed and evaluate project designs from consultant design firms and provided comments on Dr. Checks system.
 Reviewed shop drawings submitted on on-going military construction projects.
 Scope Of Work preparation to ensure the government’s interest as well as the project’s inten were met in the final deliverables from consultants.
 Reviewed and resolved issues relating to the IBC, UFAS, ADA, (ADAAG) and provide interpretation of codes.
 Worked with construction quality assurance representatives to resolve project issues brought up in the resident management information system.
 Coordinated with the PM’s on resolving scope and design changes brought up by the using agencies for each of the projects as part of the project management business process (PMBP) project delivery team (PDT) partnership goals.
 Maintained up to date knowledge of customer/ using agency, life safety, American with Disabilities Act (ADA), ADAAG, UFAS, budgetary and schedule requirements.
 Demonstrated ability to gather and analyze data and perform Architectural design of projects in compliance with applicable codes and within budgetary limitations.
Project type: Military Entrance Processing Station, Pine Plain Fitness Center Renovation/ Add
Military Police Station, Army Modularity Program (Aviation Facilities I & II Design charette)
Dept. Homeland Security, Air & Marine Office Renovation

Jun 2004 - Oct 2005
 

Stantec, Melville, NY, US, Project Architect

 Operate computer-aided drafting (CAD) equipment or conventional drafting station to produce designs, working drawings, charts, forms and records.
 Analyze building codes, by-laws, space and site requirements, and other technical documents and reports to determine their effect on architectural designs.
 Coordinated structurals, electrical and mechanical designs and determine a method of presentation too graphically represent-building plans.
 Confer with supervisory personnel, owners, contractors, or design professionals to discuss and resolve matters, such as work procedures, or construction issues.
 Prepared information regarding design, structure specifications, materials, color, equipment, estimated costs, or construction time.
 Abel to consistently meet deadlines, completing tasks as previously defined. Ability to work with integrity, trust and commitment, setting an example for others.
Projects types: Pharmaceutical Projects, Pilot Plant Facility Renovation, Lederle QC Labs
Mutual Pharmaceuticals

Mar 2002 - Jun 2004
 

Rosenbaum Design Group, Lake Success, New York , Project Architect

 Interpreted design concepts by partnering with Senior Designer and translates them into workable construction systems; evaluates alternatives to develop solutions; and maintains quality technical and design control.
 Reviewed shop drawings, material samples and CDs for conformance with design.
 Ability to complete tasks with accuracy and with strong attention to detail
 Generated construction plans and details, delivering complete, accurate and coordinated project documentation.
Projects types: Supermarkets, Low rise office buildings, Department Stores

Mar 2000 - Mar 2002
 

EDI Architecture, Inc., New York, NY, US, Project Architect

 Prepared designs, working drawings, specifications and cost estimates for projects initiated and develop design and construction documents for projects.
 Experience with Construction Documents, with a strong emphasis on detailing of residential wood framing construction techniques.
 Ability to communicate clearly and concisely; both verbally and in writing
 Excellent graphical and verbal communications skills.
Projects: Multifamily residential projects that include town houses, multi-story buildings and single family units.

Jul 1997 - Mar 2000
 

EDI Architecture, Inc., Luanda, Angola, Sr. Architect

 Identified requirements for new or revised guide specifications.
 Responded to requests from organizational elements of the owner and other government agencies for programming, funding or scheduling information.
 Prepared and reviews budget concept estimates.
 Prepared progress and other reports detailing such information as status of work on projects in relation to contract time, schedules, results of inspections and tests, relations between contractors and other project officials.
 Analyzed construction problems as they arise and makes on-the-site decisions.
 Ability to perform confidently within a team to move projects forward
Projects: Residential, schools, a medical clinic, a community center and various support facilities.
The scope of work includes underground power distribution, communications, roads, building site preparation and storm water piping.

Aug 1996 - Aug 1997
 

Duchscherer Oberst Design, Jericho, NY, US, Branch Office Manager

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
 Worked with clients to identify objectives and formulate options; conceptualizes total project and establishes key work priorities for development of design, scheduling and budgeting.
 Assumed the responsibility of project architect to organize, manage and maintain multiple projects in various phases of design and construction
 Prepared reports and specifications; reviews plans, cost estimates and calculations. Executed applicable agency review analysis (accessibility, zoning, life-safety, etc.)
 Research and implement design solutions for full range of facilities issues, both on new construction and significant renovations
 Coordinated the architecture with other engineering disciplines either in house or with external consultants
 Performed construction administration duties (e.g. RFIs, RFPs, change orders, etc.)
 Maintained records to document phases of client/architect/contractor relationship and activities.
 Lead the work of other architect staff; coordinates work with interior design staff.
 Provided expertise in a specific project type to team members, client and contractors. May participate in marketing efforts, including presentations.
 Ability to consistently meet deadlines, completing tasks as previously defined.
 Ability to work with integrity, trust and commitment, setting an example for others.
Projects:
Schools, Firehouses, Transit Facilities, US Post Office Facilities, Commuter Rail Stations.
Major bus Lines Facilities, Distribution Centers for major shipping company.

Jun 1984 - Aug 1986
 

Education 

New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), Old Westbury, NY, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Architecture studies

Sep 1972 - Jun 1976
 

Areas of Specialization 



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