Marcel Alvarez

Marcel Alvarez

New York, NY, US

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Project manager with over 10 years of experience designing, documenting, and coordinating projects, including 5 years of experience supervising junior staff. Skilled at balancing multiple projects and collaborating with colleagues. Enjoys working directly with residential and commercial clients. I am halfway through my Architectural licensure exams in NY State.



Pamela Sandler Architect, Stockbridge, MA, US, Project Manager

Project Manager (September 2020 - Present):

*Project spotlights: Leads with the design development, documentation, coordination, and supervision of a 2,772 SF 3-bedroom residence renovation and addition project with a cost of $1,200,000, a 6,758 SF 6-bedroom house total renovation project with a cost of $3,467,000, a 3,791 SF 4 bedroom new house construction project with a cost of $2,925,000, and an 11,770 SF educational adaptive re-use project with a cost of $7,317,244.
*Meets with clients to discuss space objectives, minimum requirements, facility use, etc.
*Develops design plans, mock-ups, and other visuals for conveyance to the client with the supervision of senior architects.
Prepares client communications and meeting materials, and assists with budgets and contractual agreements.
Supervises, trains, and delegate tasks to junior colleagues.

Designer (October 2016 - September 2020):

*Led the production of construction documents for small-scale projects.
Prepared permit documents for regulatory boards, and attended regulatory meetings.
*Developed proficiency in code reviews, and obtained a Construction Supervisor License for 2018-19.
*Began supervising, training, and delegating tasks to junior colleagues in 2018.
*Project spotlight: Assisted with the design, documentation, and supervision of a 3,600 SF 12-bedroom dormitory project with a cost of $1,200,000.

Junior Designer (August 2014 - October 2016):

*Supported senior staff with a broad range of architectural tasks.
*Constructed physical models of proposed designs.
*Spearheaded drafting standard updates for the office.

Aug 2014 - current

Jablonski-DeVriese Architects, Springfield, MA, US, Junior Designer

*Worked on the retrofit of an existing retail space into a new YMCA facility in Springfield.
*Created design plans, renderings, and physical models.

Aug 2013 - Aug 2014

Miller Pollin Architecture, Amherst, MA, Junior Designer

*Worked with a team to design a sustainable single-family house on a narrow lot as part of a regional design competition, “small lots | BIG IDEAS,” sponsored by Western Mass AIA.
*Engaged in research, design, drawing, and documentation for Crotty Hall, the first Net-Zero building at UMass Amherst.

Aug 2013 - Sep 2013


University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Sep 2010 - May 2013

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