Michael Lipke

Michael Lipke

Brooklyn, NY, US



A versatile professional with 16 years of experience in the Architecture and Retail Design industry.


Aerotek Architecture & Engineering, New York, NY, US, Consultant

G3 Architecture
Responsible for the creation of the prototype template and standards for a national restaurant rollout program.
Work with Project Manager on construction documents, client agreements, feasibility studies, building code analysis, site surveys, and maintaining staffing requirements for the national restaurant rollout program.
Determine weekly staffing requirements for Project Mangers companywide based on workload; identify obstacles.

Jul 2016 - Oct 2016

PVH Corp, New York, NY, US, Store Design CAD Planner (Manger)

Designed and developed Prototypes (Stores, Shops, and Showrooms) for international licensees (Arrow, IZOD, and Van Heusen). Reviewed international licensee’s submittals for brand integrity and standards.
Design and development of rollouts for domestic retail shops. Worked closely with the Retail Development department, brand departments, fixture vendors, and retail partners for successful implementation.
Design, development and implementation of internal corporate showrooms, displays and offices. Worked closely with corporate facilities, brand departments, Architects, and G.C.’s to make sure projects are on time and within budget.
Redlined and approved shop drawings for design intent and accuracy. Work with vendors to approve prototypes and make any necessary changes as required.
Designed and implemented tradeshow booths and events. Assisted and directed in setup, trouble shooting and teardown.
Managed and assisted in creation of project schedules. Updated internal and external teams to make sure all target dates are met. Maintained updates in project management software for department. (Wrike)
Supported all Heritage and corporate departments’ initiatives and brand needs.
Developed CAD standards, file server structures, and CAD library for department.

Jul 2012 - Mar 2016

Foot Locker, Inc, New York, NY, US, Store Planner / Designer

Created preliminary drawings for new store development, remodels, minor modifications, and special projects for Champs, Lady Foot Locker and Foot Locker Canada.
Reviewed and redlined construction and shop drawings for accuracy and compliance with prototypical standards and brand integrity.
Negotiated prototypical standards with landlord, tenant coordinators, and manage changes with Architects
Reviewed and analyzed all available project information to identify best process for timeline and cost savings.
Coordinated design changes, field conditions between divisions, General Contractors and Architects. Reviewed and process change orders.
Worked on projects to include digital Illustrations, 3D renderings, fixture designs, prototype updates, and division presentations for Board of Directors.

Mar 2007 - Dec 2010

Grid/2 International (Retail Design Firm)., New York, NY, US, CAD Specialist / IT Manager

Developed and coordinated design intent drawings for retail clients.
Generated 3D design renderings, visualizations, fixture design, and other special projects.
Developed site surveys and as-built documents for graphics roll out packages.
Assisted Marketing department in video editing, marketing presentations, and web site development.
Developed and maintained company network. Train employees and management on CAD software, graphics software, presentation equipment, and network equipment.

Jan 2001 - May 2007

Marine Corps Reserve 6th Com. BN, Squad Leader Rank: Sergeant

Military Occupation Specialty: Field Radio Operator 1993-1997
Multichannel Transmission Systems Operator –Maintainer 1997-2004
•Supervise support, and troubleshoot communication exercises.
•Assist in creating training Schedules and planning of communication exercises
•Evaluate communication exercises and make recommendations
•Train military personnel on communication equipment
•Evaluate Marines on job performance and conduct

Jan 1993 - Jan 2004

CDI Group Inc., CAD Manager Operator Designer / Systems and Network Manager

Developed and maintained CAD Standards
Conducted in house training sessions for CAD, file management, scanning, printing and software platforms
Assisted users and clients in troubleshooting of CAD issues
Design and drafting of retail spaces, 2D and 3D design
Assisted in creating client marketing presentations
Developed and maintained a 30-user LAN network which included 3 servers (File, Email, Print Servers; Windows NT), software and hardware inventory, file backup systems, implement and maintain the company web site
Research equipment and software related to the firms needs and requirements, purchase equipment and software, trouble shoot software, hardware and presentation equipment to support Graphics, CAD, Marketing, Accounting and Administration departments
Assisted in merger by Miller Zell; Migrating from LAN to WAN

Jan 1998 - Dec 2001


City College of New York (CCNY), Bachelors, Architecture

Jan 1998 - Jan 2005

New York City College of Technology, Architecture

Additional 30 credits in the Computer Information Systems Department
•Faculty Honors Award for outstanding achievement in the Architectural Technology Department, 1997
•Deans Honor List, 1995-1997
•Wesley Salley Exhibition Award: Best Design, 1996
•Abrahamen Center Award for Excellence in Design of the Abrahamen Day-Health Facility for AIDS, 1996

Jan 1994 - Jan 1997

High school of Art and Design, High School, Architecture

Jan 1989 - Jan 1993

Areas of Specialization