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Antonio Robledo

Antonio Robledo

Alpha, New Jersey, USA

 

About 

I am a project manager, experienced in a wide range of project types in the private and public sectors. I am passionate about designing exceptional architecture which has always compelled me to enhance my abilities as an architect and thus enabling me to create awe-inspiring and exceptional buildings. I am enthusiastic about designing environments that envelop its inhabitants with a sense of comfort and elegance within a creative design that permeates luxury in a distinctive and identifying style. I relate designing beautiful buildings to a classic musical masterpiece that transcend time or, when we hear a familiar song that transports us to a private world of our own embracing us in a state of pure bliss.  We have all been there at some time or another and in the same way I believe architecture should be designed, foremost with sensitivity about its inhabitants and the most aptly impeccable taste, exceptional creativity and most of all joy.

That said - I have never worked a day in my life nor do I expect to.

Employment 

Askary Construction, Inc., Wyckoff, NJ, US, Construction Manager

• Reviewed construction documents and assisted in value engineering options with clients and architects.
• Executed and processed all RFI documentation and implementation of tracked changes to contract.
• Managed construction budget / cost control and advised on non-change order risks.
• General management and coordination of construction progress including risk assessment.
• Assisted in preparation of construction schedules. while incorporating construction phases as needed.
• Execution and thorough review and approval of all submittals from suppliers and subcontractors.
• Reviewed sub-contractor bid negotiations and contracts.
• Material procurement and shop drawing review and submissions.
• Coordinated unit-price schedule with payment requisitions for submission to owner/architect.
• Coordinated On-site mobilization, construction staging and OSHA site safety and security requirements.
• Punch list and C of O acqusition and Close-Out documentation

Feb 2016 - current
 

TPG Architects, New York, NY, US, Senior Project Manager

• Supervision and management of several project captains and interior designers.
• Knowledge of various state building codes to include the 1968 and 2015 NYC building codes, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Familiar with Landmarks Preservation Commission requirements and up to date understanding of zoning regulations.
• Detailed analysis of potential building code implications in conflict with new store design requirements.
• Instrumental in the generation and implementation of a new store project prototype for a new client. Recommended changes to existing client's prototype in order to improve quality control review time and avoid redundancy.
• Recommended and implemented construction processes in order to avoid conflicts with store design and costly change orders.
• Conduct in-depth as-built surveys generating detailed reports of each facility including potential life safety code implications that may become costly remedial design alternates.
• Constant direct contact with clients throughout project development and weekly teleconference status reports.
• Manage various projects simultaneously at different stages of design and production.
• Perform due diligence investigation of various proprietary mall regulations and/or landlord requirements.
• Performed construction administration duties to suit each project's specific contractual obligations and as per projects' individual demands.

Feb 2015 - Feb 2016
 

Harsen and Johns Architects, Morristown, NJ, US, Project Manager

• Designed and managed a wide variety of educational facilities from additions to new buildings.
• In-charge of projects' building code compliance including zoning, ADA and historic zone requirements.
• Proficient in construction administration, contractor bid negotiations and contract management.
• Generated written project feasibility reports to include site and building surveys.
• Conferred and advised with firm's principal on project fees, budget costs and workload schedules.

Jan 2010 - Apr 2015
 

Appel Design Group, Union, NJ, US, Project Manager / Designer

Project Manager in charge of multiple residential and commercial large scale mixed-use projects. In-Charge of building design including project set-up of all construction drawings, specifications and review of building code compliance. Assisted other architects in red-lining and review of their project construction documents. Coordination with project consultants to include Civil, Structural and MEP engineers and Rendering consultants. Established good relations with clients and project team members. Instrumental in generating project fee estimates. On-site construction administration and trouble-shooting construction related incidents. Instrumental in obtaining approval from the planning board on a long sough after re-development project in Cranford, NJ.

Dec 2007 - Dec 2010
 

The Prisco Group, Hopewell, NJ, US, Director of Quality Assurance / Project Manager

• Traveled abroad managing international projects and serving as the company’s liaison with clients.
• Supervised several teams of architects providing high degree of quality and accuracy
• Apprised company principals of new software releases and/or newly emerging programs of interest
• Actively involved in marketing related approaches, generating company brochures and booth set ups
• Advised on implementation and/or review of office standards related to new approaches to production of contract documents and contract management
• Implemented and maintained up-to-date office reference library, CAD library, Codes and Standards, and numerous technical publications.

Jan 2005 - Oct 2007
 

Chapman Studio, PC, Summit, NJ, US, Director of Operations / Project Manager

As Director of Operations my responsibilities included managing everyday office operations, project assignments, workload schedules, fee structures, responding to RFP's and staff management. Responsible for maintenance of all computer equipment, printers and large format plotters including purchase of software up-grades and new releases. Set up extensive product library, Building Codes, UL books, Sweet's Catalog library and other miscellaneous technical catalogs. Interview prospect employee candidates for new positions.

As Project Manager, in charge of multiple residential and commercial large scale mixed-use projects. In-Charge of building design including project set-up of all construction drawings, specifications and review of building code compliance. Assisted other architects in red-lining and review of their project construction documents. Coordination with project consultants to include Civil, Structural and MEP engineers and Rendering consultants. Established good relations with clients and project team members. On-site construction administration and trouble-shooting construction related incidents.

Aug 1995 - Jan 2005
 

Education 

City College of New York (CCNY), College of Staten Island, St. George Campus, Architecture

Program of Architecture

Current Applications
• Currently enrolled for the Architectural Registration Exam (A.R.E.)
• Currently in process of obtaining LEED-AP accreditation from GBCI.

Mar 1986 - Mar 1990
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills