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Roger Blaho

Roger Blaho

Peekskill, NY, US

 

About 

After deciding to prepare a formal description of architectural services, I asked myself what is special about an architect and what it is that I most enjoy about my work.
The unique creative aspects of architecture give me the most pleasure. Even though I am a technical expert, I am still an artist. I enjoy molding and creating spaces. I enjoy sketching so you can understand what the work might look like. I strive to meet your needs and create a project we both like that will become a delight and a joy to be in. . I get a warm cozy feeling making my buildings energy efficient. Green is good, it also is the color of money. The sun should shine in to help keep us warm in the winter and kept out in the summer heat..

Employment 

Resume attached, New York, NY, US, Architect

ROGER STEVEN BLAHO LEED AP AIA

236 Lafayette Ave, Cortlandt Manor, New York, 10567, 914 788 9549
rsbarch@verizon.net

GENERAL

Experienced in all aspects of architectural work including:
Administration of Construction
Office Management (My own office and as Project Architect)
Feasibility Studies
Designing and Planning
Project approval procedures including local Planning and Building Department approvals
Construction documents including selection of construction systems, and materials,
Preparation of Bid Documents
Teaching
Computer literate Word, Excel estimating, AutoCAD. and Sketchup
Registered: New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and NCARB
LEED AP

EXPERIENCE
Private Practice current

EMPLOYMENT
Design Development and Construction Administration. March 01
School and Senior Housing.
Geddis Partnership, Southport, CT John Brice 203-256- 0004

Project Architect and Construction Administration
July 00 to April 01
Rehab of New York City Schools for DDC. Work included inspections, analysis, and developing repair or restoration solutions. Construction Phase assignments for design build Air Train JFK light rail system stations including refinement and elaboration of drawings of drawings, response to RFIs, and shop drawing review.
STV Silver & Ziskind, 225 Park Ave S, New York, NY. Howard Kronland 212-614 3469

Freelance
Feb. 00 to June 00

Senior Detailer and Project Architect
Feb. 99 to Feb. 00
Additions to two schools, project cost $10,000,000+ Crew of 4.. Design development. Detailing. Research materials. Create free hand sketches of details for drafters. Coordinate with consultants. Fuller & D’Angelo, 45 Knollwood Rd, Elmsford, NY 10523. 914 592 4444. Nick D’Angelo

Architect
July 98 to Jan 99
Temporary assignment. Quality control and detailing for college library addition.
Lothrop Associates, 200 Summit Lake Drive, Valhalla, N.Y.10595, George Rosamond, 914 741 1115

Freelance
Dec. 98 to June 98
Construction documents for architect working for residential developers. Projects included luxury single family houses and condominiums.

CONSTRUCTION
Architect’s Project Representative (as consultant)
May 97 to Nov. 97. Renovation of a 10,000 SF 19TH century Manhattan town house for a diplomat. The work included the complete replacement of all systems (electric, plumbing and HVAC), and then restoring the house to its original condition. My task included observation of the quality of the work and its conformance to the Contract Documents, monitoring the schedule, attending meetings, preparation of supplementary sketches, reviewing applications for payment, record keeping, and all of the other duties of Project Representative. Project cost $1.4 million, WASA , 212 420 1160, Len Franco

Consultant to Electrical Trade Manager
September 94 to May 97
Coordination of Electrical Work with Architectural Contract Documents for 650 bed hospital addition. Prepared special drawings detailing the location of all electric devices (Power, Systems, and Lighting). Drawings were submitted for approval of the Architect and Owner. Attended meetings and made field visits. Responded to foreman’s information requests. Prepared and followed through on RFI s to the Architect. Lowy and Donnath Inc., 10-37 49th Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101, 718 392 8222 Anthony Scala,Jr

ARCHITECTURAL PRACTICE
Projects by my office: Roger Steven Blaho, Architect
consultant and architect
'68-74 and '78 to 94. and ’01 to present
site consulting and feasibility studies
Special facilities for the retarded
Park and recreation buildings
Nursing home for the elderly
Animal Hospital
Medical offices
Neighborhood Shopping center
Stores and offices
Office and Industrial Park (planning and buildings)
College dormitory
Office planning
Single Family Homes
Residential additions and alterations
Day Care Center
(About half of the work is remodeling or additions to existing buildings)

EMPLOYMENT
American Electric Power Service Corp.
1 Riverside Plaza, Columbus, OH 43215 (formerly 1 Broadway NYC)

Senior Architect. Projects for which I was responsible, as Project Architect, included facilities in power plants, a laboratory, office planning, service buildings, and transportation facilities. Power Plant work included a sound isolated laboratory on a turbine room floor, a blast resistant switch gear building and radiation shielding for a nuclear plant. As part of a new security system for a nuclear plant I designed and prepared CDs for a "hardened" (bullet proof) gatehouse for screening employees and visitors. Other facilities include a small office building, office planning and a floating barge maintenance building. Supervised drafting staff and coordinated work of engineers.

Office Experience in New York City
Design, construction documents, and contract administration at offices in New York City. Construction phase work for a twenty story reinforced concrete apartment, office, and theater building. Design and Construction Documents on many projects including corporate interiors, hospitals and schools. Project architect for a five building dormitory and dinning hall project.

HISTORIC PRESERVATION
Restoration experience includes a mid 19th Century manor house (used as a museum) and its barns and outbuildings. Served on several boards involved in preservation and restoration.

DESIGN
As a designer I have developed a good eye for tradition from my historic interests and preservation activities. I am however not a pure traditionalist, modernist, or post-modernist, it depends on what is most appropriate and of course on the client.

SITE PLANNING CONSULTING EXPERIENCE
Site Feasibility Studies analyzing sites based on zoning, topography, environmental and other site constraints.
Presentation of site plans and projects to planning boards and other authorities.
Experienced in grading, parking layouts and siting buildings. Previous work with other organizations includes:
New York State Urban Development Corporation
consultant to Westchester office
Feasibility studies for low and middle income housing. Worked together with planner in preparing a Master Housing Plan for the County. Feasibility Studies for a New Town.
Raymond Keyes Site Engineers
Staff member and later outside consultant.
Feasibility studies and master planning.

EDUCATION
Cooper Union School of Architecture
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, B. Arch

Jan 2014 - current
 

Education 

The Cooper Union, Architecture

The dates are not the real dates. I choose not reveal them

Jan 2013 - Jan 2013
 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), BArch, Architecture

The dates are not the real dates. I chose not to reveal them

Jan 2013 - Jan 2013
 

Plus lots of continuing ed, Passive House, LEED, travel, and observing, BArch, Architecture

Jan 2013 - Jan 2013
 

Areas of Specialization 



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