Israel Rozental

Israel Rozental

Plantation, FL, US



Israel L. Rozental, AIA, CSI, CDT

5180 SW 18th Court

Plantation, Florida 33317

(954) 791-5653

Architect/Project Manager. More than 36 years of experience in Architecture, Project Management / Contract Administration, Project Architect, Office Director and Construction Specifications Writer for public institutions and private firms.  Extensive experience in ports, maritime and cruise passenger terminals.  Thorough, clear communicator; believer in meeting deadlines.

Education: The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.

Bachelor of Science in Architecture, 1978

Participant in the "Patrick Cardinal O'Boyle" Foreign Studies Program,

Summer Session 1978 Rome, Italy & London England.

The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.

Master of Architecture, 1980

Florida Registered Architect: License No. AR91359



2010 – Present   Port Everglades - Seaport Engineering and Construction Division

                          1850 Eller Drive, Suite 502

                          Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316         (954) 468-0198


Assistant Director.  Became the Division’s Assistant Director in 2014 after rejoining Port Everglades as a Senior Project Manager / Architect responsible for vertical construction projects.  Manage Division’s operations and a staff of 10.  Renovated Cruise Passenger Terminals 2, 4, 19, 21 & 26, two separate construction projects totaling $95 million. Worked with cruise lines, CBP, consultants, permitting agencies and construction contractor to meet delivery dates.


2006 – 2010        Bermello Ajamil & Partners, Inc.

                          1 East Broward Boulevard, Suite 800

                          Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301         (954) 427-1113


Project Manager, Senior Associate.  Project Manager / Architect of Record for the Port Everglades Terminal 18 Phase II expansion. Fast-track project completed on time for the arrival of Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas.  An $87 million project, terminal was renovated, with new gangways, GTA, site and roadway improvements manage a 6,000 passenger cruise vessel and 12,000 pieces of luggage. Project Manager for the General Architectural Services contract to provide Port Everglades with A&E services for a 5 year period started in 2006.  Other projects include the  Port of Charleston Terminal Revisions and the Union Pier Terminal Master Plan. Port of St. Petersburg, Russia port master plan and construction of Phase I, Port of Kahului, Maui, Hawaii preparation of design concepts.  Port of Los Angeles outer harbor design concepts.


1998 - 2006         Port Everglades, Department of Broward County

Seaport Construction & Planning Division - Construction Management & Planning Division

1850 Eller Drive

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33316    (954) 468-0142


2002 to 2006, Project Manager IV responsible for the Port Security Enhancements project, consisting of the implementation of the Port Security plan, a $45 million project; the first project delivered by C M @ Risk method at Port Everglades.  Coordinated the requirements of the Law Enforcement community, Port’s Administration, County requirements, Port’s business communities and the 3 local municipalities responsible for permitting construction. Successfully completed in May of 2006.  Scope included the design and installation of security network infrastructure, construction of a Security Operations Center, Eller Drive, McIntosh Road, Eisenhower Boulevard, Spangler Boulevard, SE 20th Street, SE 14th Avenue vehicular gates and electronics to manage access. Provided architectural design concepts, construction estimate, timelines and the phasing needed to complete a variety of projects.  Managed the design and construction of the Terminal 29 Expansion, Phases I and II, delivered and constructed in phases to allow for uninterrupted terminal use.

2000 to 2002, Project Manager III responsible for Terminal 21 Expansion, completed in February of 2001, Northport Cruise Garage and Ramps Expansion conceptual design and the Port Everglades Security Improvements project concept, a project that started in 1998.  Work load exceeded $40 million in planning, design and construction.  Continuously assisted the port and its tenants in obtaining and closing building permits for all projects through the Port’s municipal jurisdictions. SCUBA diver, member of Port Everglades underwater survey team.

4/13/1998 to 2000, Project Manager II responsible for a large portion of the vertical construction projects.  Major projects include the Midport Parking Garage Expansion and Operations Tower, completed in September of 2000, the Port Administration Building air conditioning replacement project, completed in 2001.  Projects were completed while users, patrons and tenants occupied the facilities, requiring multi-phased construction.  Managed various smaller projects, with budgets from $45,000 to $200,000 with time certain delivery dates.


1996-1998               City of Sunrise

Capital Projects Division

4747 Nob Hill Road, Suite 10

Sunrise, Florida 33351    (954) 572-2491


Projects Manager responsible for project planning, probable project costs, bidding, construction and warranty periods for capital improvement construction projects.  Worked through City selected design consultants in the preparation of drawings and specifications.  Ensured project constructability and design compliance with the user's needs.  Conducted drawings and specification peer reviews.  Represented the Owner during the construction process. Completed the Sunrise Athletic and Civic Center project, a $14 million building and the renovations to the Public Safety Building, including a crime lab.


1992-1996               Broward Community College

Facilities, Planning and Construction

Building 23, Central Campus

3501 SW Davie Road, Davie, Florida 33314       (954) 475-6971


Project Manager responsible for project planning, initial and running budgets, selection of design consultants, review of design progress and design compliance with the Educational Specifications, building programs and building codes. Responsible for managing construction, closeout and warranty of projects in the third largest multi-Campus, urban Community College in the State of Florida.  Represented the Owner in matters affecting regulatory agencies such as the Florida Department of Education, State Fire Marshall's Office, County and Municipal authorities. Managed multiple projects simultaneously, including the  BCC/FAU Joint use Library at Central Campus in Davie, North Regional Library, North Campus, Coconut Creek, Health Science Center II, North Campus, Coconut Creek and Structural Renovations to the Omni, Building 60 at the North Campus, Coconut Creek.  These projects represented $35 million in construction.  Both the BCC/FAU Joint use Library and the Structural Renovations to the Omni were accomplished while the buildings were occupied.  Phased the construction, to allow safe occupancy while proceeding with construction.  Phases included asbestos abatement, demolition, renovation, occupancy of the renovated phase, multiple moves of furniture, fixtures, equipment and personnel, selection, specification, bid and installation of final furniture, fixtures and equipment and final connection of services and systems to the completed facilities.  Designed and managed multiple other projects totaling an additional $25 million.


1991-1992               The School Board of Broward County

Facilities Department, 

1700 SW 14th Court, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33312      (954) 765-6317


Project Manager responsible for District wide projects, special projects, closeout of complex projects and work overflow in the northeast sector of Broward County.  Managed additions, renovations and remodeling to various elementary and middle school facilities while occupied.  Designed and managed a temporary campus of portable classrooms, including a temporary cafeteria, to be used as an interim school site while the permanent one was being completed.  Closed-out five (5) delayed and complex construction contracts.  Prepared work scopes and budgeted repairs and renovations to 13 district wide swimming pools.  Managed multiple projects concurrently.


Special            Member of the Construction Specifications Institute CSI and a Certified Document Technologist,CDT.  Member of the AIA Ft. Lauderdale Chapter

Information      Computer literate.


Broward County, Port Everglades, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Seaport Engineering and Construction, Assistant Director

Manage the Division's operations with a staff of 10 professionals. Oversee the Port's capital projects with over $400 in projects. Currently working on the Terminal 25 expansion, Slip 1 Expansion, Slip 2 Expansion and the Southport Turning Notch Expansion.

Jun 2010 - current


The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, US, BArch, Architecture


Jan 1974 - May 1978