Nicholas Yolla

Nicholas Yolla

San Diego, CA, US

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Demonstrates critical, strategical, and analytical observations while providing innovative solutions to existing or emerging dilemmas. Willing to change focus as necessary to ensure a budget-friendly and punctual schedule project completion.


NOAA Group Architects, San Diego, CA, US, Construction Administrator

Delegated the architect’s design solutions to contractors and supporting management teams RFIs in support of seamless operations and timely completion for an active and assisted Senior Housing Development. Verified and coordinated the owner’s selection process for finished products while checking fire rating, accessibility, and other governing bodies' requirements. Responsibilities included material selection, product approval, fire rating, and accessibility conditions while updating schematic designs, and plan check correlations.

Jan 2020 - current

Southern Cross Properties, San Diego, CA, US, Assistant Pre-Construction Manager

Within six months, achieved owners, HOAs, and local religious parishes request of code compliancy in site inspections while also ensuring governing bodies' requirements were being followed by challenging renovation and re-purposing projects. Coordinated site inspection and field contractors demand during construction and rehabilitation processes within four different jurisdictions. Generated drafting standardizations to include pen settings, construction documentation templates, architectural construction detail library, and project site visit checklists.

Jul 2019 - Feb 2020

AO-Architects Orange, Orange, CA, US, Job Captain

Utilized strategical thinking and adaptive changes to help the schematic processes succeed in the contractors' world while maintaining the highest level of quality control and total commitment to the architects' original designs intent. Worked with budgets ranging from $50,000 - $700,000, regularly finished under budget. Projects included Multi-Family Complexes, Mixed-Use Edifices, High-Density Wraps, Garden Walk-Ups, and Parking Structures.

Sep 2006 - Feb 2009

KB Home: Architecture, Costa Mesa, CA, US, Job Captain

Developed and coordinated with internal personnel, engineers, governing bodies, and trades to develop thoroughly coherent and detailed construction documentation. Created project timelines with vendors of successful buildouts of single-family tract housing developments of residential subdivisions within multiple municipalities. Invoked vision, leadership, and change through regionally focused development and production departments: orchestrated training and scripting thorough design collaborations and field demonstrations.

Apr 2004 - Sep 2006


Woodbury University, San Diego, CA, US, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture

Designed Communications, Environmental Systems, and Sustainability

Aug 2013 - current

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