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Guy Pace

Guy Pace

Fort Lee, NJ, US

 

About 

Due to my strongly design-oriented education and highly diversified career,  I have acquired a deep and well-rounded understanding of the whole development / fit-out process, from property / premises assessments, due-diligence studies, through all design stages and construction activities on major, signature and complex projects internationally.

In addition, thanks to the years running my own firm, I have been exposed to intense client management and business development activities, working on behalf of developers, real estate operators, tenants, consultants, contractors and landlords, taking charge for design, specialty procurement and construction management services on selected projects.

My proven track record of successful projects, delivered on time, on budget, per quality standards, to Client satisfaction and profitably, has been achieved through dedication, competency, interpersonal skills, and motivating leadership of multidisciplinary and multicultural teams.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

KEO International Consultants, Kuwait, KW, Senior Project Manager

Responsible for Client and design management of large, signature and complex projects, from design inception through contract awards, overseeing that deliveries be made within agreed time and budget constraints, in line with best practice standards, profitably, and to Client's satisfaction. The task entails cost and risk management, leadership and technical supervision of large, multidisciplinary teams, as well as some degree of business development, with resulting preparation of proposals. Reports to Director of Architecture & Engineering (head of operations).

Jan 2009 - current
 

SBLM Architects, New York, NY, US, Senior Project Manager

Responsible for due diligence studies and design management of signature, complex projects, from design inception through construction administration, overseeing that deliveries be made within agreed time and budget constraints, in line with best practice standards, profitably, to Client's satisfaction, and ensuring that construction remain true to design intent. The task entailed leadership and technical supervision of multidisciplinary teams, some degree of cost management as well as occasional preparation of new business proposals. Reported to Principal in Charge (partner).

Jun 2006 - Nov 2008
 

Pace Architects, New York, NY, US, Owner, General Manager, Design Principal

In full charge of business development and general practice. Served as design principal and project director on higher visibility projects. Clients included key stakeholders such as developers, landlords, real estate operators, end-users, some of whom highly-recognized worldwide leaders in the respective line of business. In association with real estate operators, prepared business development plans for selected green and brownfield properties and presented them to investors and developers; represented landlords and developers as design consultant or in reviewing design prepared by end-users' architects; managed full design process for end-users' fit-out work and represented them in dealing with landlords. Directly contracted for complete management of construction and procurement activities on selected projects.

Jul 1997 - Jun 2006
 

TPG Architecture, New York, NY, US, Project Architect

Responsible for technical and design coordination of multi-disciplinary teams, quality and timely completion of deliverables. Line of work largely consisting of high-end fit-outs for blue chip financial institutions' office spaces and apparel fashion houses showrooms. Reported to Project Manager.

May 1996 - Jul 1997
 

MKDA, New York, NY, US, Project Director

Responsible for technical and design coordination of multi-disciplinary teams, ensuring that deliverables be completed per highest quality standards, on time, and true to agreed design intent. Coordinated procurement and construction activiites of specialty contractors. Line of work largely consisting of high-end fit-outs for signature retailers' showrooms and multinational corporations' office spaces. Reported to Principal in Charge.

Apr 1994 - May 1996
 

Education 

University of Florence, Florence, Italy , MArch, Architecture

Nov 1982 - Apr 1987
 

Italian Air Force Academy, Naples, Italy, Officers

Mixed program for officers, including civil engineering, military arts, physical and flight training

Sep 1978 - Jul 1982
 

University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy, Civil Engineering

Studies in conjunction with Air Force Academy curriculum

Sep 1978 - Jun 1980
 

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