Todd Hause

Todd Hause

Hoboken, NJ, US



  • Strategic minded, results and solution focused, with over eighteen years of experience managing a wide range of project types including educational, institutional, hospitality, commercial, multi-family residential, and single family residential.
  • Extensive technical experience through all phases of work including pre-design and long-range planning, design, renderings, construction documentation, specifications, quality assurance, and construction administration.
  • Experience as owner and manager of an architectural firm including acquiring clients and negotiating contracts, employee recruitment, training and management, marketing, and day-to-day & long-range management of the firm.
  • Strong knowledge and application of energy-efficient architecture.
  • A problem solver, eagerly tackling complicated issues including code compliance, scheduling, construction detailing, and specification writing.


Heritage Architecture, Paramus, NJ, US, Senior Project Manager

• Initial client interaction to provide needs assessment, definition of project scope and scheduling.
• Assemble and lead multi-disciplinary project teams for educational, governmental and corporate projects. Coordinate schedules and workloads to meet project requirements.
• Primary designer, from space-planning through completion of construction documents. Provide high level of technical knowledge in code compliance, construction detailing and specification writing.
• Conception and initial design of energy-efficiency measures, including photovoltaic, solar water heating and wastewater re-use systems.
• Lead teams in Building Engineering Reports and due diligence Feasibility Studies of existing facilities, to facilitate purchase or lease negotiations.
• Provide quality control and documentation review throughout construction documentation.
• Construction management, including primary responsibility for review of the work, payment applications and shop drawing review.
• Support of the firm through creation and implementation of design guidelines, detail library and standard specifications. Provide staff training for energy-efficiency design strategies.
• Scheduling and supervision of building department filing process.

Feb 2009 - current

OM Atelier, Newark, NJ, US, Managing Partner

• Business development and account management, including marketing, business planning and budgeting. Successful development of relationships with owners/developers of large commercial portfolios.
• Office and design studio management, including staff recruitment, training and scheduling.
• Primary responsibility for design and document production for projects including commercial buildings, office interiors, food service, and single and multi-family residential.

Jul 2004 - Feb 2009

DiCara Rubino Architects, Wayne, NJ, US, Project Manager

• Responsible for all phases of educational projects; including long-range planning, facility assessment, schematic design, construction documents and construction administration.
• Achieved high level of multi-tasking skills through simultaneous design of multiple projects, and administration of construction contracts totaling $25m.
• Responsible for the firm’s entry into the field of sustainable design.
• Provided bidding phase client support including bid review and tabulation, response to bidder’s RFIs and recommendations of award.

Feb 2001 - Jun 2004


The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), State College, PA, US, MArch, Architecture

Thesis on effects of building envelope geometry on building energy use.

Sep 1992 - Jun 1994

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 1986 - Jun 1991

Areas of Specialization