Kyle Silverstein

Kyle Silverstein

New York, NY, US



I am a graduate of the University of Houston - School of Architecture. I have 12 years of interdisciplinary work experience in high-end custom residential, multi-family, single family, light and heavy commercial (ground up & interiors), aviation, and industrial.  I am actively seeking an architectural position that encourages multiple roles (from client interaction through construction administration). I work well in team environments and can also thrive leading my own projects.

I pride myself in knowing as much as I can about about everything involved to produce great work. My relationships with contractors, consultants and especially clients is key to making the process as smooth as possible. 


Bade Stageberg Cox, Brooklyn, NY, US, Project Manager / Designer

• Developed new project goals, schedules, and advised on staffing requirements with partners.
• Performed site surveys, analyzed existing conditions, created as-built drawings / models & researched code implications.
• Developed design presentations, 3D renderings, and material boards for client meetings.
• Coordinated with staff & consultants for design and implementation.
• Created & delegated drawing packages for pricing, filing, and construction.
• Advised on bid reviews, performed kick-off meetings, attended weekly construction meetings, and various CA tasks.

Jul 2022 - current

NJ Caine Architecture, New York, NY, US, Project Manager / Designer

• Designed and managed 14,000 SF residence for high profile clientele.
• Oversaw staff projects and provided input, create red lines, and ensure drawing quality.
• Introduced standard operating procedures for a small design team & worked with marketing to develop company branding.
• Advised ownership regarding potential new work (speculative, client driven, and developer driven).
• Prepared design presentations, mockups, and renderings.
• Reviewed budgets, proposals, pay requisitions, and change orders. Attended regular site meetings and client meetings.
• Provided leadership to younger staff of designers and draftsmen (software, design implementation, CA's, submittals, etc.)

Jun 2020 - Jul 2022

Gensler, New York, NY, US, Job Captain/Specifications Liaison

• Managed the design, specifications, production, and administration for high-rise interior commercial offices (work includes multi-tenant floors, mix use spaces, and custom interiors for Rockefeller Center and other high-profile clientele).
• Worked directly with a project manager and technical director to ensure design quality and deliverables.
• Assisted & lead client meetings, performed field verification, created as-built plans, and coordinated with consultants.
• Worked with studio teams to develop & track project manuals, assisted in training with specifications software (e-specs), and coordinated with office specifications leaders for best practices.
• Researched components, materials and coordinated with vendors & contractors to ensure project design standards were met.
• Punch listed multiple projects, created reports, and closed out paperwork to ensure full sign off on completed work.

Apr 2017 - Apr 2020

Sun Collective Design Group, Houston, TX, US, Project Manager/Job Captain

• Designed and managed projects for commercial, residential, and industrial scopes of work.
• Reported to the principle for each phase of design and construction.
• Created 3D models, drawing packages, renderings, and presentations.
• Attended client & consultant meetings, managed workflow and addressed RFI’s.
• Advised coworkers in technical design, assisted in managing workflow, & developing details when needed.

Aug 2015 - Apr 2017

estudio architecture, Houston, TX, US, Project Manager/Job Captain

• Designed and managed multi-family residential developments, single family homes, high-tech commercial and industrial projects.
• Coordinated with principles and managed a small design team for some of the larger projects.
• Coordinated with multiple consultants on large facilities to ensure design quality & deadlines were met.
• Attended & led client meetings & performed construction administration for high end residential projects.
• Trained interns in company standards, drafting, and design (locally and internationally).

Aug 2014 - Aug 2015

Robert Samen Architects, Houston, TX, US, Drafstman/Designer

• Drafted for all phases of design and documentation for high-end custom residential projects.

Jul 2012 - Aug 2014

Paramount Engineering LLC, Houston, TX, US, Production Manager/Drafter

• Structural engineering drafting for ground up projects including commercial, industrial, residential, civic & institutional (existing & new).
• Established company standard operating procedures for CAD drafting, plotting & archiving work (under direct supervision of the principal engineer).
• Performed construction administration for all projects.
• Field verified projects, created as-built plans, and performed structural surveys for damaged properties.

Dec 2007 - Jul 2012

Hollenbeck Architects, Houston, TX, US, Entry-Level Designer / Draftsman

• Assisted in all phases of design & documentation for custom residential projects.
• Attended site visits, verified field conditions and helped create as built plans.
• Ordered drawings, prepared meetings and other administrative tasks.

Jan 2009 - Jul 2009


University of Houston, Houston, TX, US, BArch, Architecture

My professional bachelors degree encompassed theory, craft, history, physical & 3D model making, wood shop, welding, industrial design, structure, and much more. The final studio I took, had the most impact on who I am today. This was the study of "The Minimum". Pragmatic design utilizing minimal materials, iterative designs, and simple but impacting design elements.

The focus of my undergrad thesis/minor was in "People & Culture of Latin America". In my final year I was a finalist in a student competition. The project was the integration of sustainable, low-income, low-cost housing initiative for a poor suburb in Latin America.

May 2003 - May 2008

Areas of Specialization