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Trained at the Pratt Institute School of Architecture, I have 13+ years’ experience in the field with job experience in Singapore, New York & Miami.
My principal strengths are communication and coordination - getting a team do move in the same direction, getting things done / built. My secret love is detailing, which I seldom get to do anymore. My regret is the loss of hand drafting which I wish was still feasible. I am also a tech geek at heart and love tinkering w/ computers & software. I have implemented CAD Standards in many of the firms in which I worked, as well construction document conventions and delivery.
I was employed at Shulman + Assoc., Miami, for 5 years, as a Project Manager, with focus in Historic Restoration. My principal project was the Soho Beach House - an 80,000 SF, US$50M hotel that just opened in Miami Beach in 2010, on which I served as Project Manager & Team Lead, responsible for schematic design, design development, construction documents, permitting and construction administration of the project.
My principal specialties are hospitality & residential typologies. I am thoroughly conversant in all areas of the architectural process from Schematic Design through Construction Administration, and consider myself highly effective in both team lead and team member roles, having served in both positions on numerous projects. Whilst working at Kenneth Park Architects, NYC, I handled commercial retail build-outs across the continental US, inc. California, Nevada, North Carolina, New York & Florida, as a result of which I am highly conversant in Building Fire & ADA Codes, at both Federal & State levels.
My last position as a Project Manager & Team Lead at ICRAVE, NYC, served to further broadened my repertoire to include high end hospitality work in airport projects. My principal role at ICRAVE was being team lead, helming the China Grill Miami renovation – a 14,500SF, US$12M high end luxury restaurant build-out in Brickell Miami, slated to be complete Winter 2013/2014.
My design guidelines are Integrity (of upholding a concept), Simplicity (of approach & expression), Honesty (of materials & structure) & Acknowledgement (of site & program). Once all these are in congruence, things tend mostly to fall into place.
ICRAVE, New York, NY, US, Senior Project Architect/Manager
Senior Project Architect/Manager on hospitality projects. Full resume and work samples available upon request.
Kenneth Park Architects, New York, NY, US, Project Manager
Project Manager - Retail
Shulman + Associates, Miami, FL, US, Project Manager / Project Architect / Job Captain
Project Manager / Project Architect
Responsible for small to medium sized projects from inception thru completion. Mid-size Hospitality & Core/Shell, Retail Core/Shell.
Principal Project - Soho Beach House, Miami Beach - $50M, 80K SF - Historic Restoration of 7-storey Art Deco hotel (c. 1941), with new 17-storey tower addition grafted on rear.
Kiss & Zwigard, New York, NY, US, Junior Architectural Designer / Asst. Project Manager
Worked directly under Principal as primary point of contact for Client, Contractor & Consultants, inc. Suppliers/Vendors. Prepared all CD sets, and assisted in site visits & field reports.
RichardHo Architects, Singapore, SG, Architectural Apprentice / Draftsman
Assisted in permit submissions, CD's, design meeting minutes; consultant / vendor coordinator; assisted in CAD integration in firm.
Principal Project - 25 & 26 Everton Road - gut renovation & historic facade restoration of pre-war shophouse - S$950K, 8000SF total
Pratt Institute, BArch, Architecture
Bachelor of Architecture / 5-yr Professionally Accredited Program - Research Assistant in Machu Picchu Research Project
Imperial College London, Materials, Science & Technology
Engineering & research Materials Technology - Semiconductors, Metal Alloying, Polymerics etc - Enrollment terminated after 2 yrs
Finalist - Staten Island 9/11 Memorial Competition, Honorable Mention
Team Member - Finalist Submission to Borough of Staten Island, NY for Staten Island 9/11 Memorial Competition.
Team Responsibility - Solar Alignment & Shadow Casting Configuration through CG solar shadow studies
Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University, New Haven, CT, Grant
Grant awarded to Pratt Institute c/oProf Brent M Porter, asst. by TS Yong for use of use 3D digital research model developed for solar shadow studies & research with the Machu Picchu Research Team. Digital modelling used to construct physical model of Machu Picchu to be included in a permanent exhibit fo Incan Civilization at the Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University.