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Martin Kropf

Martin Kropf

New York, NY, US

 

About 

Martin is an enthusiastic, hard working and competent design professional who possesses the required level of experience needed to deliver proactive, superior project management and organization of high-end projects. Key qualities include being able to establish time budgets for project teams and consistently following and overseeing it. Easy going by nature, and able to get along with work colleagues and managers. Having a real passion for site integrated and locally adapted architecture, with a strong desire to provide the highest level of quality in construction documents.

In all my years as a designer and project manager, teamwork is the big thing that is and will always be present in my professional environment.. I particularly enjoy seeing a project go from preliminary design to finished construction, and the fact that every project is different from the previous one. My experience entails projects such as Restaurants, Hospitality, Multi-Family and Student Housing, Mixed Use, and Commercial Retail.

I am also an award winning,passionate photographer, I shoot mainly architectural photography, portraits and weddings, and pursue this passion as a co-owner of my wife's photography business.My background as a designer helps me with the technical aspects as well a the aesthetics of a composition.
I am a multilingual transplant from Switzerland, and, although a U.S. citizen, practice my heritage and languages whenever I can, sometimes by attending events organized by the local Swiss Club, which I presided for 2 years.

Employment 

Olive Architecture, Raleigh, NC, US, Studio Director, Project Manager

Plans, directs, and coordinates activities of all architectural projects to ensure that goals/objectives of project are accomplished within the prescribed project scope, time frame and funding parameters.
Duties:
• Establishes the project management plans with the project managers.
• Conducts project status and scheduling meetings with Project Managers
• Presents scheduling and status to Principals at weekly meetings.
• Keeps office manager, COO, and principals updated on the status and phase of projects to ensure proper invoicing of projects and consistent communication with clients.
• Provides technical direction. Confers with project personnel to provide technical advice and to resolve problems. Manages project QA/QC. Coordinates specifications. Provide code consultation
• Performs the duties of Project manager on at least one project. Additional projects of small scope may be added to work load as needed.
• Manages coordination and QA/QC with outside consultants
• Reviews progress/status reports of all projects determine if project is on schedule and in within funding. Modifies schedules or PM plan as required.

Nov 2010 - current
 

IBI Group, Raleigh, NC, US, Lead Project Designer

Prepares clear, complete, and accurate architectural design and construction documents.

Duties:
• Creates record documents of existing structures.
• Performs cad & computer project file management.
• Performs client/consultant coordination as needed for projects; coordinates drawings for submittal.
• Keeps office manager, project manager, and principals updated on the status and phase of projects to ensure proper invoicing of projects and consistent communication with clients.
• Drafts, designs, and prepares, SD, DD, CD, and CA documents.
• Serves as a resource for production software.

May 2007 - Oct 2010
 

Centrepoint Architecture, Raleigh, NC, US, Project Manager, Associate

Plans, directs, and coordinates activities of designated projects to ensure that goals/objectives of project are accomplished within the prescribed timeframe and funding parameters.

Duties:
• Review project proposal or plan to determine timeframe, funding
limitations, procedures for accomplishing project, staffing requirements, and allotment of available resources to various phases of project.
• Establishes work plan and staffing for each phase of the project, and arranges for recruitment or assignment of project personnel.
• Confers with project staff and consultants to outline work plan and to assign duties, responsibilities, and scope of authority.
• Directs and coordinates activities of project personnel to ensure project progresses on schedule and within prescribed budget.
• Prepares project reports for management, client, owners, and owner agents.
• Confers with project personnel to provide technical advice and to resolve problems.
• Coordinates project activities with activities of government regulatory or other government agencies, including code research and permit reviews.

Mar 2002 - May 2007
 

Envirotek, Raleigh, NC, US, Senior Designer

Mar 1999 - Feb 2002
 

Page, Southerland, Page, Dallas, TX, Dallas, TX, US, Lead Project Designer

Jul 1997 - Jan 1999
 

King Architects, Westlake, LA, US, Senior Designer

Nov 1996 - Jul 1997
 

Suter + Suter AG, Bern, Switzerland, Staff Architect, IT manager

Aug 1990 - Oct 1995
 

Education 

Hoehere Technische Lehranstalt, Bern, Switzerland, BArch, Architecture

Aug 1987 - Jun 1990
 

GIBB, Bern, Switzerland, BArch, Construction Design

Aug 1982 - Jun 1986
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills