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Mathew Smith

Mathew Smith

Brooklyn, NY, US

 

About 

I am a Licensed Architect in the State of New York with a diverse portfolio of experience.  I have worked on a variety of projects including Residential (both single & multi-family) along with commercial, retail, hospitality, and office designs.  My recent experience has been working on the NYC Build It Back Program which is a government run program to rebuild the homes damaged by hurricane sandy and has given me a unique insight into the mechanics of government run programs and how to work with large clients with demanding schedules

I have been the main lead on most of my projects throughout my career and successfully managed small teams to complete highly compressed deadlines. In my current office one of my primary roles is to analyze or QC projects for building and zoning code compliance which is a necessary skill to have for work in NYC but in my experience has been difficult for many people to grasp.  

Employment 

Bouler Pfluger Architects, P.C., Brooklyn, NY, US, Project Manager

Project Manager responsible for the Design, Production, Building Code / Zoning Research, and Construction RFI’s for the NYC “Build It Back” Program. This program includes the renovation and reconstruction of hundreds of homes damaged by Hurricane Sandy and involves working directly with NYC Government Agencies.

Mar 2016 - current
 

Kenneth Park Architects, New York, NY, US, Project Manager

Project Manager responsible for the design and completion of multiple high-end retail stores throughout the United States and London. Retail Clients Managed: Kate Spade, L'Occitane, Salvatore Ferragamo, and Hugo Boss.

Responsibilities include detailed Surveys, Code Research, Concept Designs, Construction Drawings, DOB Filing, and Punch Lists.

Mar 2013 - Mar 2016
 

SRA Architecture and Engineering, P.C., New York, NY, US, Project Architect

Project manager responsible for the coordination and production of multiple projects varying in scale from high end residential, retail, hospitality, corporate interior renovations, & new construction.

Coordinated & produced Architectural and Engineering drawings for several high-end restaurants in NYC and Washington DC. In NYC: Lavo, Koi, The Porter House Brewing Co., In Washington DC: Tru Orleans.

Experience with NYC Building and Zoning code analysis as well as experience with NYC DOB filings and procedures.

May 2010 - Mar 2013
 

GGA Architecture, PLLC, New York, NY, US, Junior Architect

Coordinated with Design Architects and Engineers to develop and expedite the design and construction of retail and corporate office spaces.

Conducted detailed ‘Existing Conditions’ surveys to produce ‘As-Built’ and Construction Documents.

Mar 2009 - May 2010
 

Andre Kikoski Architect, PLLC, New York, NY, US, Junior Architect

Developed multiple project sets from schematic design to construction document submittals with minimal assistance from Principal Architect and Project Manager.

Nov 2008 - Mar 2009
 

Education 

New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), New York, NY, US, BArch, Architecture

Jan 2003 - Jun 2008
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills