Oriel Mor

Oriel Mor

Forest Hills, NY, US



•   Experience in project management, construction administration and architectural planning and design, as well as site surveying, space planning, code analysis, 3D modeling, specification writing, construction documents production, Department of Buildings filing sets and construction administration, from entire large commercial floor build-outs to custom furniture and cabinetry

•   Planned, designed and administered corporate interiors, commercial infrastructure upgrades, medical facilities, affordable and low-income housing

•   Managed CD Production and Construction Administration of interior renovations for large corporate and medical clients

•   Experienced in use CAD/BIM and other graphic and administrative applications, including AutoCAD, VectorWorks, Revit, Photoshop, Microsoft Office, FileMaker Pro, and others

•   Adept at resolving cross-platform compatibility and translation issues, as well as the management and resolution of all technical aspects of problem solving and project delivery

•   Registered Architect in New York State since 1994


Gerner Kronick + Valcarcel Architects DPC, New York, NY, US, Architect

Corporate Interior Renovations, Various Buildings & Floors, 100,000 sq. ft., New York, NY: Designed and managed multiple corporate office and ancillary services renovations, from entire commercial floors to individual rooms or custom cabinets, coordinated special furniture, telecommunications and A/V requirements.

Jul 2011 - Nov 2015

Martin E. Rich Architect, PC, New York, NY, US, Senior Associate

Corporate Interior Renovations, Pfizer Inc, Various Building & Floors, 300,000 sq. ft., New York, NY: Designed and managed multiple corporate office and ancillary services renovations, including conference centers, medical facilities, cafeterias, commercial kitchens and mail operations facilities, from entire commercial floors to individual rooms or custom cabinets, coordinated special furniture, telecommunications and A/V requirements.

New Central Corporate Security Center, Pfizer Inc, 6,200 sq. ft., New York, NY: following heightened security concerns, this major international corporation engaged our services in order to relocate, expand and modernize their central safety and security nerve center. A standard ground floor retail space was discreetly hardened with blast-resistant construction along its street wall. The interior space was expanded with the addition of a mezzanine deck, while additional infrastructure and facilities for a 24/7 operation were installed. The program requirements included command and control facilities for variable staffing loads, flexible use of space, independent HVAC plant and emergency power infrastructure. An essential aspect of this project involved coordinating numerous specialty trades, particularly involving communications technology.

Corporate Fitness Center Renovation and Expansion, Pfizer Inc, 27,000 sq. ft., 219 East 42nd Street, New York, NY: this multi-phased project required first the relocation of multiple corporate ancillary services, as well as tight coordination with the simultaneous retrofit of a new building-wide sprinkler system and a new emergency power generation infrastructure to an existing 100 year old mid-rise commercial structure in midtown Manhattan. The lack of detailed documentation of the current building conditions required extensive field surveys. Multiple revisions of the MEP design, combined with significant site limitations, necessitated repeated updates and coordination of the architectural design and details. Furthermore, the client’s requirement that the existing fitness center remain active during the renovation necessitated careful planning and management of the construction phase for the duration of the project.

Major Mechanical and Electrical Upgrades of Existing Office Tower, Pfizer Inc, 31 floors + cellar, 685 3rd Avenue, New York, NY: architectural services for this project were essential in coordinating the replacement and upgrade of major building mechanical and electrical infrastructure of an existing, occupied high-rise building in midtown Manhattan. Existing elevator shafts were either decommissioned and converted to new floor spaces, or repurposed and converted to mechanical and electrical riser shafts. Careful studies of existing building conditions were needed to identify feasible paths through multiple, occupied, non-identical floors spanning the building’s elevation. Frequent revisions to the scope of work by the client and MEP engineers necessitated multiple updates and coordination of architectural drawings.

New Proposed Pedestrian Bridge, Pfizer Inc, 685 3rd Avenue-219 East 42nd Street, 110 ft., New York, NY: this large corporate client, with its world headquarters “campus” in the middle of Manhattan, engaged our services to facilitate the connection between two separate buildings on opposite sides of a busy street in order to build a pedestrian bridge several stories above the street. Major challenges were presented by the physical limitations of the two points of connection that were determined to be the most feasible for this project. Various aspects of this design had to be studied in detail, from survivability to a nearby explosion to aesthetic consideration, in addition to more conventional concerns of zoning guidelines and structural loads.

Nov 1998 - Jul 2011

Magnusson Architecture and Planning PC, New York, NY, US, Associate

Master Plan, “Project 2000,” NYU Downtown Hospital, 300,000 sq. ft., 170 William Street, New York, NY: prepared clear Master Plan and successfully aided this busy neighborhood hospital plan the adaptation of a portion of its old facilities to the new competitive business environment health care currently operates in. Furthermore, concise Construction Documents were produced and followed by various interior office and medical conversions and renovations. Responsibilities included preparation of Architectural Specifications and weekly meetings with hospital representatives and general contractor during Construction Administration phase.

New Medical Offices, various clients, 100,000 sq. ft., New York, NY: Successfully designed and managed various medical office proposals and build-outs, including gut renovations and selective upgrades of existing facilities, both private and in hospital settings.

Needs Assessment Analysis, NYCHA Murphy Consolidated Housing, Various Locations, Bronx, NY: participated in extensive inspections and analyses of this New York City Housing Authority project in the Bronx, NY. This public housing complex consists of a collection of housing stock of different types, designs, conditions and ages, scattered across a wide area of the South Bronx. Prepared detailed analysis of required repairs, renovations, rehabilitations and upgrades. Responsibilities included research of available records of outstanding building and environmental violations, followed by integration with additional data from consulting engineers into final comprehensive needs assessment package.

Jan 1991 - Nov 1998


Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, BArch, Architecture

Sep 1984 - Dec 1989

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