45 Mulberry Ln. Holmdel NJ 07733
Cooper Union – Bachelor Degree in Architecture 94 – 99
Pratt Institute – Architectural Design 89 – 91
New Jersey School Development Authority
May 2014 - present
I am currently designing the one of the largest high schools in New Jersey.
Woods Bagot - NYC - Project Architect
November 2013 - March 2014
I performed Construction Administration services, final construction document coordination and final MEP coordination for the Baccarat Hotel re-bid submission.
Callison - NYC - Project Architect
July 2013 - November 2013
I prepared construction documents for multiple, phased, high-end retail projects including all subsequent building permit submissions (zoning, signage, landlord approvals, etc.) and all MEP coordination. Also, I prepared construction documents for renovations to multiple database centers and offices for a major interconnection and colocation leader in the industry.
FEMA – Jersey City, NJ – Port Authority Liaison/Community Recovery Specialist
January 2013 - March 2013
Analyse and prepare briefings for recovery support functions of FEMA. I prepared reports based on surveys for 62 municipalities ranging from Bergen to Atlantic Counties affected by Superstorm Sandy.
United Nations – NYC – Project Manager – Architecture
January 2010 - March 2012
I was working under the supervision of the Chief, Architectural and Engineering Unit (AEU), Planning, Design and Overseas Properties Section (PDOPS), Facilities Management Service (FMS). I am responsible for preparing CAD (Computer Aided Design) construction drawings, outlining the scope of each trade’s work, preparing specifications when required for alterations and improvements of the UN Headquarters complex and all offices away from headquarters, writing technical specifications, preparing requisitions for services and contracts, reviewing and monitoring the work of professional architects and engineers, outside contractors as well as United Nations staff. I work on construction drawings for interior and exterior alterations and associated trades, including architectural, electrical, plumbing and heating, ventilation and air conditioning, and prepare and supervise projects from inspection through completion.
Brookdale Community College –Lincroft, NJ – Adjunct Professor
September 2004 to May 2014
Outstanding Adjunct Professor Award 2009-2010
Construction Documents – I teach a class of typically (15-20) students to produce all of the drawings necessary to build a single family residence with an addition of their own design. Students are encouraged to explore the relation of their own past and projected futures to the family residence. I also collect all student projects at midterm and then combine all projects into one small community development drawing and then redistribute the hybrid community drawing to the entire class work as part of a larger block planning exercise. The class then learns from each other and has a shared library of work. The program that I teach is primarily AutoCAD 2009. In addition to teaching computer aided drawing skills, I also instruct the students to explore basic architectural rendering techniques by hand.
Rendering and Animation – In this class, I teach basic through advanced rendering and animation skills through a one semester long project. At the end of the term, the students have learned to produce a short animation including sound and or music, typically 1-3 minutes, with a subject of their own choosing. I instruct this class to explore creative techniques using multiple programs and not to rely on any one program specifically. The various programs that I introduce and demonstrate include, 3D Studio MAX, Window Movie Maker, Photoshop and AutoCAD. I also introduce the class to the power of distributive and nocturnal computing.
3D Computer Aided Modeling – In this class, I teach advanced orthographic projection, in addition to solid and surface modeling. All students prepare individual projects given a predetermined framework. The class is given a typical apartment within Le Corbusier’s Unite’ d’Habitation and then begin to three dimensionally model their own apartment. All students are responsible for overall design, furniture layouts, lighting and finishes. At the conclusion of the semester, each student is responsible for their own unique three dimensional model and several interior perspective renderings describing their own vision.
Engineering Graphics - In this class I teach basic to intermediate engineering graphics through a series of incrementally complex drawing exercises. The first half of the semester focuses on constructing drawings through purely orthographic projection. In the second half, I introduce basic 3D solid modeling techniques to generate multiple views. The final project is a series of drawings of machine parts that combine into one assembly drawing of a simple machine.
Tomaino Tomaino Iamello & Associates – Deal, NJ – Project Architect
September 2002 - March 2006
I represented the firm in a professional manner maintaining client confidence and respect. I independently evaluated, selected and applied standard architectural techniques, procedures and criteria using judgment for adaptations and modifications. I recommended and selected procedures, wrote reports and specifications covering architectural matters. I was responsible for adherence to project production budgets. I also provided the firm with interior and exterior renderings and animations of projects at various stages of completion. Projects :( listed by project name, location, responsibilities)
Rumson Borough Hall - Rumson, NJ - Site analysis, DEP / Cafra permits, programming, schematic design, renderings
Search Day Addition - Ocean, NJ - Educational specifications, DOE submission, programming, conceptual design, construction documents, interior walk through animation and consultant coordination.
Keansburg Lorraine Place Elementary School - Keansburg, NJ - Schematic renderings and interior and exterior animations.
Monmouth University / Center for Real Estate - West Long Branch, NJ - Conceptual renderings and schematic plans.
Deal Casino Pools and Pavilions - Deal, NJ - Construction documents, renderings and cost estimates.
Long Branch Third Avenue Park Bandshell - Long Branch, NJ - Construction documents and renderings
Rumson DPW Addition - Rumson, NJ - Conceptual design, plans and renderings.
Montclair State University Early Learning Center - Montclair, NJ - Conceptual design, construction documents, schematic and final renderings, construction administration services.
Keansburg Caruso Elementary School - Keansburg, NJ - DOE submission, schematic plan, rendering, solar study animations, interior and exterior animations.
Hunterdon County Polytech Central School - Hunterdon, NJ - DOE and DCA submissions, construction documents, interior and exterior renderings.
Sakar International - Edison, NJ - Design and construction documents for office / warehouse and NYC showroom renovations and new product display mezzanine design.
Keansburg HS - Keansburg, NJ Exterior phasing animations for NJK- 12 team presentation to SCC - project was awarded to NJK-12
Deal Borough Hall - Deal, NJ - programming, schematic design and renderings.
Academy Charter HS - Belmar, NJ - HVAC upgrades, consultant coordination, and construction administration services.
Atlantis Prep School - Manasquan, NJ - programming, schematic design, animations and renderings.
Second Baptist Church - Asbury Park, NJ - Conceptual renderings.
Bogota HS - Bogota, NJ - Egress calculations and code compliancy review.
Hunterdon County Bartles Road School - Hunterdon, NJ - DOE and DCA submissions, interior and exterior renderings, construction documents, animations and interior graphics.
Long Branch Gregory School - Long Branch, NJ - exterior animations and renderings.
Monmouth County Courthouse study - Freehold, NJ - schematic plans / sections and elevations, renderings and client presentations
Monmouth County Hall of Records - Freehold, NJ - Interior renderings.
Passman Ercolino Architects – Ocean, NJ – Project Architect
June 2001 – September 2002
I provided the firm with a host of skills, site survey, photo documentation, measurement and documentation of all existing conditions, structural, electrical, lighting, circulation, adjacent tenants and properties, design development, construction document production services and renderings. Residential and commercial additions and new buildings in Ocean Grove, Colts Neck, Jackson, Deal, Spring Lake, Asbury Park, Wayside and Ocean.
AVON – NYC – Space Planner / Corporate Interior Designer
October 2000 – June 2001
I maintained Avon's office space data base over 1700 employees spread out over three sites, totaling 500,000 sq. ft. I provided design and construction management services for multiple interior renovations. I provided strategic drawings for a major NYC office restack. Site survey of each location; measurement and documentation of all existing conditions, structural, electrical, lighting and circulation. Prepared cost estimates, bid negotiation meetings, sub-contractor coordination (security and scheduling), CERs, P.O.s, C.O.s for Avon's Global, US and IT HQ's.
Tiffany & Co. – NYC – Store Planner
September 1999 – October 2000
I maintained CAD Standards, initial plan, section and elevation drawings. Review and co-ordinate CD Set with consultants. Merchandise analysis, site survey and renderings. Designed stores in Maui at The Shops at Wailea, Honolulu - Ala Moana and Whaler's Village, Chicago, and Tapei Taiwan.
Macy's East – NYC – Store Planner, Federated
May 1997 – August 1999
Designed Rego Park (70,000 sq. ft.) and Woodbridge (60,000 sq. ft.) Macy's Furniture stores. Major renovation at Macy's Herald Square. Site survey of each location; measurement and documentation of all existing conditions, structural, electrical, lighting and circulation. Produced 3D animations of new fixtures.
ARCNET – Holmdel, NJ – Photo-real Renderer
1996 – 1997
Produced all photo-realistic renderings for east coast build-out of cellular phone sites, primarily used for presentations to the Landmark Preservation Society and clients.
EBA – Morristown, NJ – Project Manager
1995 – 1996
Headed a team of 3 in designing over 150 Calvin Klein Jeans stores. Responsibilities included site surveys throughout North and South Carolina, design, redlining DD sets, cost analysis, tracking delivery and installments of each store, follow up reports, and handled all problems that occurred in the field. Projects included stores across the continental US and Hawaii, several in Singapore, and the Calvin Klein Headquarters/Showroom in NYC. I also had the responsibility of maintaining the 7 computers at EBA, plotting and virus prevention and removal.
SBLM – NYC – Architectural Consultant
1994 – 1995
Coordinated working drawings for Barnes and Noble stores and offices, Nynex offices and Today's Man stores. I was part of a team of 5 that put together the CD sets for some of the largest Barnes and Noble Bookstores (B&N at Citicorp – 100,000 sq. ft.). I developed time saving techniques that allowed us to bring projects in ahead of schedule. For example, fixture counting programs, linked spreadsheets, automated door and window schedules, programs to calculate linear ft. of merchandise / sq. ft., etc. Responsibilities included detailed site surveys of existing and future properties throughout Manhattan, measurement and documentation of all existing conditions, structural, electrical, lighting, circulation, adjacent tenants and properties.
30 years AutoCAD v. 10-2014, 3D Studio MAX 2010 (networked rendering and animation), Vray, Microsoft Project, CADKey, Bryce, Poser, Word, Excel, Photoshop, Corel, Powerpoint, raster to vector conversion, scanning, video capture, architectural model making using a laser cutter and computer aided machining.
INTERESTS & ACTIVITIES
Abstract painting, algorithmic programming, watercolor renderings, poetry, computer animation
The Cooper Union, New York, NY, US, BArch, Architecture
Adjunct Instructor of the Year 2009-2010, Award