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Fernando Santos

Fernando Santos

Mineola, NY, US

 

About 

Licensed and expert architect with more than 20 years’ experience in designing, delivering and managing on-time and on-budget projects for initiatives such as military, transportation, industrial and pharmaceutical facilities; office buildings; department stores; schools; and supermarkets. Strong ability to determine whether there are faster and more efficient methods for overcoming project challenges while still achieving successful on time and within budget project completions. Skilled at making critical decisions that impact the outcome of architecture projects.  Strategically plan work for new and existing projects to ensure high-quality projects along with satisfied owners. Fluent in English and Portuguese. Active secret security clearance.

Employment 

Thomas J. Davis/Jung II Inc., Seoul, South Korea, Sr. Achitect

 Plan, direct and coordinate architectural military projects (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers); and manage integration of technical activities. Prepare matrices identifying staff and planning allocations based on U.S. Army standards.
 Develop and present design charrette sections to military and federal agencies.
 Maintain working knowledge of International Building Code and basic understanding of specifications writing.

Aug 2012 - Jan 2014
 

Integrity Consultants Inc., Peachtree City, GA, Sr. Consulting Architect

 Provided facility engineering and architectural consultation for school projects, and developed appropriate acquisition strategy for each project.
 Held accountable for total program management of assigned facility programs.
 Developed architectural engineering (A/E) design schedule and deliverable SOW for each project.
 Established project schedules, phasing, agency procedures and policies/criteria for inclusion in A/E contracts.
 Served as a member for pre-selection procedures and prioritized A/E firms for selection recommendations.
 Researched and maintained good working knowledge of current architectural industry standards for schools.
 Developed projects’ 1391 funding documents strategy for congressional appropriation.

Mar 2011 - Apr 2012
 

Fentress Architects, Denver, CO, US, On-Site Architect

 Performed quality assurance checks on in-progress work and ensured compliant priorities, methods and deadlines.
 Reviewed and resolved issues relating to IBC, UFAS, ADA and ADAAG, and provided interpretation of codes.
 Worked closely with Design-Build Construction Company and all subs to ensure construction satisfied design goals.
 Ensured completed projects’ design intent and quality of work.
 Developed knowledge of all technical and administrative procedures for the project. Maintained understanding of current industry standards, recommendations and building codes related to design.

Mar 2009 - Mar 2011
 

EDI Architecture Inc., Angola, West Africa, Architect Manager (area office)

 Developed and directed area office's work and managed international/national staff.
 Oversaw international staff responsible for designing/reviewing complex and routine construction projects.
 Analyzed local zoning regulations, design concepts studies, cost estimates, construction documents.
 Conducted design functions for architectural phases of construction, alteration, maintenance and repair of existing and planned facilities.

Oct 2005 - Apr 2008
 

U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, New York, NY, Sr. Architect

 Developed design documents for various military projects. Designed architectural projects in compliance with applicable codes and within budgetary limitations.
 Collaborated with construction quality assurance representatives to resolve project issues.
 Prepared SOWs to ensure compliance with government’s interest and project’s intent.
 Sustained current knowledge of customer, life safety, ADA, ADAAG, UFAS, budgetary and schedule requirements.

Mar 2004 - Oct 2005
 

Stantec, Melville, N Y, Project Architect (Pharmaceutical/Clean Rooms)

 Evaluated effects of building codes, by-laws, site requirements and other documents on architectural designs.
 Collaborated with supervisors, owners, contractors and designers on work procedures/construction issues.
 Developed information such as design, structure specifications, materials, estimated costs and construction time.

Mar 2000 - Apr 2002
 

Education 

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

Sep 1972 - Jun 1976
 

Areas of Specialization 



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