Guy Duerwald

Guy Duerwald

Grass Valley, CA, US



Senior project architect with extensive experience and a proven ability to minimize costs and maximize quality. Builds productive relationships with clients and works effectively with project team members, consultants, subcontractors and other key stakeholders. Secures project approval from government agencies. Negotiates contract and specification terms. Directs all facets of complex project implementations, creating plans, producing construction documents, allocating resources, assigning tasks, monitoring construction and ensuring compliance with specifications. Resolves project design issues upfront and skillfully manages changes to avoid delays and additional costs.


BFGC-IBI Group, San Jose, CA, US, Project Architect/Construction Administrator

IBI GROUP, (BFGC-IBI GROUP) San Jose, California • 2010-2012
Leading California firm specializing in the design and planning of educational and civic facilities.

Construction Administrator: Managed all facets of project construction, overseeing projects from the bidding phase to final punch list and DSA closeout. Oversaw multimillion-dollar budgets and maintained project schedules. Secured agency approval of RFI’s, ASI’s and PCO’s. Managed relationships with engineers and support staff. Ensured compliance with plans and specifications and managed change orders. Coordinated with other California offices to obtain LEED certification.

Oct 2010 - Oct 2012

NTD Architecture, Auburn, CA, US, Project Architect

NTD ARCHITECTURE, Auburn, California • 2004-2009
Award-winning architecture firm ranked as one of the best in the US for school construction; approximately 300 employees.

Project Architect: Led all facets of complex architecture and construction projects, overseeing project teams and performing or monitoring all aspects of design, construction documentation, agency reviews, bidding and construction administration. Set and rigorously enforced quality standards. Reviewed cost estimates and managed budgets of $20M or more. Kept projects on track by producing outline specifications and comprehensive final specifications (project manuals).

Jul 2004 - Jun 2009

Lee & Sakahara Architects, Irvine, CA, US, Project Architect

LEE & SAKAHARA ARCHITECTS, Irvine, California • 2000-2004
Architecture, planning and interior design company with 45 professional staff members and regional offices in Nevada and South Korea.

Associate / Senior Project Manager: Directed industrial facility and office building projects and assisted with managing the firm’s industrial division. Met with clients, building strong relationships with key accounts. Provided guidance at all project phases, working with principals on design development and overseeing projects through construction. Directed teams engaged in delivering complex projects. Conducted research to identify efficient designs and materials. Created and enforced design standards.

Jan 2000 - Jul 2004


Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), Atlanta, GA, US, MArch, Architecture

Study abroad program to Rome, Italy
Teaching Assistant
Research Assistant
Masters in Urban Design

Sep 1971 - Mar 1977

Areas of Specialization