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Christine Klimovich

Christine Klimovich

Mount Sinai, NY, US

 

About 

I am an accomplished LEED AP, NY State Licensed Architect that possess  over fourteen years of experience in various projects types ranging from the design and construction of mid / high-rise residential and mixed-use buildings, industrial and commercial buildings, to the renovation and rehabilitation of landmark historical buildings. I have an expansive knowledge of both the design and construction process, as well as have logged in numerous hours in the field. My attention to detail and excellent problem-solving skills ensure that every project I work on is done accurately and to the highest possible standard while my verbal communication skills and positive attitude make me an effective communicator with all clients and consultants I work with.

Employment 

M.H.G. Architects, P.C., New York, NY, US, Project Manager

Responsible for the schematic design through construction document phase of all new construction and renovations. Primary responsibilities include zoning and building code analysis, consultant coordination, client relations, DOB and other NYC filing applications such as the Housing Preservation Department, Landmarks and/or the Board of Standards and Appeals. In addition I coordinate and oversee the work of several junior team members with regards to project quality control.

Projects to date include:

- Muller Residence: Bronx, New York
Renovation and redesign of a 1960 US Army Munitions Warehouse into a 200 bed facility for the Doe Fund, a non-profit organization here in NYC which provides vocational training and temporary housing to homeless men and returning war veterans.

- National Center for Palliative Care Innovation: New York, New York
Creation of a new 180,000 sf Palliative Care Center and headquarters for the Healthcare Chaplaincy of New York. The campus will be the first of its kind in the US and will serve as the organization's premier national facility for palliative care, a comprehensive approach to treating serious illness that focuses on a patient's physical, psychological, and spiritual well-being. LEED Gold. Collaborative project with FXFowle and Clodagh Design.

- The Jewish National Fund Building: New York, New York
Renovation of the existing 1919 landmarked mansion and the construction of a new 3-story annex and fifth floor. NYC Board of Standards and Appeals Approval as well as Landmarks Approval required

- Prospect Plaza Development: Brooklyn, New York
Request for Proposal for the development of 4.5 acres which shall include construction of house mixed use buildings, townhouse units, and a community facility component accessible to both the new development residents and the surrounding community. Housing to accommodate both low and moderate-income families and comply with HUD regulations.

-Sea View Senior Housing: Staten Island, New York
A large scale residential complex on a fifty acre environmentally sensitive site which is to provide 340 dwelling units of various types and sizes 160 of which will be Assisted Living, and 14,500 SF of community center facilities.

Mar 2010 - current
 

Meltzer, Mandl Architects, P.C., New York, NY, US, Project Manager

Responsible for the schematic design through construction document phase of all new construction multi-family buildings. Primary responsibilities included zoning and building code analysis, consultant coordination, client relations, DOB and other NYC filing applications such as the Housing Preservation Department and construction administration. In addition I coordinated and oversaw the work of several junior team members with regards to project quality control.

Projects included:

-The Parkchester: Bronx, New York
Construction of an eight-story multi-family residential development for HPD and Westrock Development LLC.

-920-924 Westchester Avenue: Bronx, New York
Construction of an eight-story multi-family residential development for HPD and Westrock Development LLC.

-Park Columbus: New York, New York
Renovation and expansion of an existing ten-story residential Condominium conversion in the Upper West Side neighborhood by YL Equities.

Nov 2006 - Mar 2010
 

Wolfberg, Alvarez & Partners, Coral Gables, Florida, Project Architect

Responsible for the construction document phase of a new luxury multi-family building as well as the construction administration of a new industrial park complex. Primary responsibilities included, consultant coordination, client relations, DOB filings and coordination

Projects included:

- Commerce Park Place: West Palm Beach Florida:
Supervised construction of three warehouse structures for the development group Integrated Property Services.

- The Oasis: Ft. Meyers Florida:
Creation of three new residential luxury residential towers for the Related Group of Florida.

Apr 2005 - Jul 2006
 

Brennan, Beer Gorman Architects, New York, NY, US, Project Architect

Responsible for the design and creation of documentation for both the proposed renovation/re-use of the Gramercy Park Hotel to a luxury condominium and the design and documentation of the main bar located at street level.

Projects Included:
-The Gramercy Park Hotel: New York, New York:
Adaptive re-use project for the Morgan’s Hotel Group

Mar 2004 - Sep 2004
 

Gruzen Samton Architects, LLP, New York, NY, US, Job Captain

Responsible for the schematic design through construction document phase for numerous project types including several multi-family residential buildings, senior assisted living facilities and landmark renovations. Primary responsibilities included design development in coordination with one of firm's principals, development of DD and CD drawing sets. Provided oversight and quality control for all drawing sets, coordinated with consultants.

Projects Included:

-The Woodlands at Ardsley: Ardsley, New York:
Creation of two new assisted living facilities for Hassett / Belfer Development Corporation.

- Liberty View Towers: Jersey City, New Jersey:
Residential luxury high-rise project for the Fisher Development Corp.

- 1180 Raymond Boulevard: Newark, New Jersey:
Renovation and adaptive re-use of a 1920’s historic commercial building into a residential tower for Cogswell Realty.

- Jersey City P.S. 3 Middle School: Jersey City, New Jersey:
Creation of new Middle School for Jersey City School District.

Sep 1999 - Mar 2004
 

Education 

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, US, MArch, Design & Theory

Concentration on design of numerous building types and the theory behind architecture. Program included international study in Paris, France and London, England.

Sep 1998 - Jul 1999
 

University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, US, BArch, Architecture

Five Year Bachelor of Architecture Program that included a semester abroad in Rome, Italy as one of nineteen students

Sep 1993 - May 1998
 

Areas of Specialization 

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