Garvin Brown

Garvin Brown

Brooklyn, NY, US



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I am a passionate design professional who cares a great deal about doing a great job.  I love the details of this profession, and I try to learn something new everyday.  I do not know it all, but I do know how to find it, and if I cannot find the answer I know how to ask the question.  I am half way through obtaining my Architecture license, and I am looking to work with an Architect / firm who has a great sensibility of design, with a tremendous know-how of construction and building systems.



TPG ARCHITECTURE LLP, New York, NY, US, Project Architect - Consultant

Project Consultant for Starbucks Coffee and REVIT. Job responsibilities include design development through construction documents of new stores and renovations.

Sep 2013 - current

ERM Architecture, LLC, New York, Project Architect

Freelance Project Manager for a 51 unit HUD funded Assisted Senior Citizens residence in River Vale NJ, and a 20 story 49 unit luxury condominium in Brooklyn, NY.

Responsibilities include overseeing the work of draftsmen, coordinating engineering drawings, construction documents, bid documents, specifications, client and consultant interaction, material research.

May 2013 - current

AA Architecture, PLLC, Long Island City, NY, US, Project Architect

Freelance Architect on projects ranging from high end residential to hospitality. Project highlights included Lil Caesar's Pizza (Bronx, NY), Nostrand Avenue Tenament Re-design (Brooklyn, NY), Elton John's Oscar Viewing Party (Los Angeles, California)

I worked independently on most projects from schematic design through construction documents. I also landed individual commissions to add to the firms portfolio. I continue to provide support in a freelance capacity on all projects.

Jan 2010 - current

Moss & Sayad Architects, Brooklyn, NY, Project Architect

1. Managed the design and construction documentation of both small and large scale residential developments, towns, malls and large scale mixed use properties. Duties included site design, building layout, zoning analysis, detail production, structural design and project coordination.

2. Worked on both single & multi-family dwellings as well as commercial projects related to the entertainment & medical practice.

3. Ran IT department. Maintained entire network of 25 computers on Microsoft Server 2003.

4. Developed CAD libraries and standards, including blocks, libraries, databases and job reference numbers and filing.

5, Successfully integrated a small email server and Instant Messaging (using Google and Acrobat Reader Pro) as a viable communication tool in project management and completion amongst staff.

Jan 2002 - Oct 2010

New York Design Architects, LLP, Brooklyn, NY, US, Project Architect

1.Oversaw 2 draftsmen who aided me in preparation of various high end commercial projects, including Starbucks, Sprint PCS, McDonalds and various clothing store showrooms.

2. Coordinated the design of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems.

3. Oversaw bidding process. Helped clients secure bids from contractors and pick best contractor with best bid.

Feb 2001 - Jan 2002


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


Sep 1998 - Jun 2003

Brooklyn Tech, Brooklyn, NY, US, High School, Architecture

Regents High School Diploma with Honors. Focus in Architectural Design and Technology.

Sep 1994 - Jun 1998

Areas of Specialization