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Kenneth Allison

Kenneth Allison

New York, NY, US

 

About 

Currently residing in New York City, I am seeking a position in a senior project management capacity with an architectural firm producing innovative residential, commercial-retail, hospitality, and institutional projects. While I am seeking a position in the New York area, to the extent a position may require, I am willing to travel or relocate as needed.

The roles, and projects I have been responsible for represent my interest for our craft, and abilities in the context of a team to guide, and execute projects successfully. You will find my experience expressed in a diverse body of residential, commercial-retail, hospitality, and institutional projects from inception to completion, including the necessary collaboration with various local, state, and federal agencies. I am a registered to practice in the states of California, and New York.

What I offer to an architectural firm is my experience and commitment in, quality client relations, project management, construction documents, technical knowledge, and construction administration. Additionally I offer my continued personal commitment, and support to professional mentoring programs, and my participation with the AIANY to provide valuable programs for our membership.

Please view my LinkedIn profile for samples of projects. https://www.linkedin.com/in/kenneth-allison-64038012

Employment 

Architect | Consultant, New York City | Santa Barbara, Registered Architect

Providing design and planning services for residential and commercial renovation projects,
interiors coordination, consultant and contractor selection, board and agency approvals, and
construction administration.

New York Projects:
• 15 Broad Street, New York City. (1,500 sf)
• 133 Second Avenue, New York City. (850 sf)
• 219 ½ West 12th Street, New York City. (850 sf- furniture)
• Essex House Apartment, New York City. (terrace and apartment)

Santa Barbara Projects:
• @ AB Design Studio - Santa Barbara Youth Hostel - renovation of existing unfinished hotel project. (20,000 sf)
• @ AB Design Studio - Construction documents, and agency approvals of a private home in Wisconsin. (2,100 sf)
• @ AB Design Studio - Renovation of a commercial office building- exterior facade, and interior public spaces.
• Housing Authority of Santa Barbara: Renovation of an existing meeting facility. (3.000 sf)
• Produced proposal for $50 million Bio-Engineering Building on UCSB Campus. Assembled consultant team and was responsible for content and guiding the process to submittal.

Jan 2009 - current
 

ShubinDonaldson, Santa Barbara, CA, Senior Project Manager

Responsible for client agreements, construction documents, consultant selection,
interiors coordination, specifications, construction administration, mentoring staff.

Projects:
• 100 Unit Apartment Renovation, Isla Vista, CA-$8 million. Construction documents, design coordination, agency approvals, and construction administration.
• Private Ranch renovation, Santa Barbara: 20-acre rehab of historic ranch property.
• Private Residence, Santa Barbara: Construction documents, and agency approvals. (5,000 sf)
• Private Residence, Beverly Hills: Construction documents, and agency approvals. (10,000 sf)

Sep 2007 - Sep 2009
 

De Stefano and Partners, Los Angeles (office closed), Senior Associate

Responsible for general project management, construction documents, selection of, and consultant coordination, agency approvals, project proposals and presentations.

Projects:
• High Rise Residential Tower, Los Angeles: $45 million. (approved - not built)
• Office renovation, Santa Monica: Programming, and construction documents for a commercial office renovation. (10,000 sf)

Dec 2006 - Sep 2007
 

Rafael Viñoly Architects, New York, Project Manager

Responsible for construction documents, specifications, consultant coordination, specifications,
construction administration, project proposals and presentations.

Projects:
• New Nano-Science Lab @ UCLA Campus, Los Angeles-$100 million. (206,000 sf)
• QA/QC, Reviewed construction documents for similar projects.

Dec 2001 - Nov 2006
 

RGA Architects and Planners, New York, Principal

Responsible for selected projects, document development, specifications, interiors coordination, client agreements, agency approvals, consultant selection, and construction administration. Assisted development of project proposals, and presentations.

Projects:
• Hotel and Golf course, Costa Rica - $45 million budget. (unfinished)
• Office renovation for Columbia University, 25,000 sf.
• Multiple projects -Dormitory Authority of New York Renovations - $4 million.

Oct 1999 - Dec 2001
 

Tonetti Associates Architects, P.C., New York, Project Manager

Responsible for client agreements, construction documents, project management, interior finishes,
specifications, construction administration, project proposals and presentations.

Projects:
• Plaza renovation at Hall of Science in Queens. (30,000 sf -DDC)
• Harvard Club of New York City – Squash Courts and New Women’s Locker Room-$1.5 million.
• City University of New York-$1.8 million. (ADA compliance - DASNY)

Sep 1997 - Oct 1999
 

Spitzer and Associates, Architects, New York, Project Manager

Responsible for construction documents, interiors coordination, consultant coordination,
agency approvals, and construction administration.

Projects:
• Arche Shoe stores- New Store build out. (4 in New York City)
• Renovation of private apartment, New York City (5,000 sf)
• Renovation of private townhouse, New York City (20,000 sf)

May 1996 - Sep 1997
 

Zell + Allison Architects, Los Angeles, Managing Partner

Full service architectural firm, including commercial and retail renovation, and private residential
work. Services included: Interior design, space planning, construction documents,
agency approvals, and construction administration.

Primary responsibilities: managing contracts, project management and execution, firm
finances, and vendor relations.

Projects:
• Los Angeles area: Multiple private residential renovations.
• Los Angeles area: Office and commercial / hospitality renovations.
• Private apartment, New York City: construction documents, construction oversight. (1,500 sf)

Jan 1991 - Jan 1997
 

Education 

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana Champaign, BArch, Architecture

The following areas comprised the majority of my curriculum.

a. Design and Construction
b. Art
c. History
d. Structures Theory
e. Economics and Finance

Additionally I participated in design competitions, and committed time to raising money for charities.

Sep 1979 - May 1983
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills