Maria Rengan

Maria Rengan

New York, NY, US

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                                       Maria Rengan Intl Assoc. AIA

                                Senior Architect - New York, NY 10280

                    – mob. 203 326 1678


A Senior Architect, permanently based in New York City, well versed in Multifamily and Commercial projects, empowered with a broad set of skills and capabilities to fit in a leadership role.

A problem solver with the ability to anticipate hits and guide team members to resolve them with non-intrusive, low cost solutions. I have, taken on lead roles through all phases of a project ensuring code compliance and good quality design, conducted close coordination of team members from Engineers (Structural / MEP) to Consultants and General Contractors.

A strong believer in taking ownership and responsibility with a focus to ensure project success, maintain the firm's standard and deliver the Client's needs.

Experience: +15 years in the USA, (25 years world wide);

  • Project Type & Size: Low Rise to Super-Tall; large scale size from + 30,000 sf to +500,000 sf; Hotels /Commercial / Mixed use / Multifamily Condos /Affordable Housing / Schools.

  • Phases: Conceptual; SD-DD-CD;

  • Architectural Project Management;

  • Construction Administration

  • Skills: I have a good knowledge of NYC zoning, Building Codes, ADA and NYCECC; Proficient in Autocad 2014 and higher, Microsoft words, excel; Limited knowledge of Revit;

Professional affiliations

2016-2020 Member of the AIA, International Associate Architect;

1994-2020 Member of the Professional Organization of Architects in Rome,

"Ordine degli Architetti di Roma e Provincia";

2016 Member of (WHF) Women in Housing and Finance


MArch., University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Italy;

Major: Architecture Design (5 years; grade 110/110)

Professional Doctorate in Restoration of Landmark Buildings;

University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Italy; (2 years; grade 70/70)

RA: Registered Architect, Rome, Italy (EU)

Current position: Open to Opportunities in a senior role.


New York State, Attorney General - Real Estate Finance Bureau, New York, Building Review Architect

Review Architecture Projects, before or during construction, in all its aspects, core and shell, and layouts from the site plan to Cellar, floor and Roof, sections and elevations, for the Architecture of the Building, the integration of MEP and Structural aspects. Focus of my review included the disclosure of building elements; exterior and interior load bearing and non load bearing, fire-rated / insulated walls, floors and roofs; elevations from mid rise to high rise and super-tall, for Multifamily Residential Condos, compliant to NYC and NYS Building codes, ADA and Energy Codes.

Dec 2018 - Nov 2019

Adamson and AAI, New York, Consultant -Senior Architect

Project: 450W 33rd Street - Commercial building Renovation / Conversion office to Retail.
Client: Brookfield Properties - Cost of construction 200 Million USD.
Coordination of MEP (mechanical, plumbing, sprinkler, electrical), Structural and Landscape;
Coordination meetings with the Client and consultants;
Production details in CD phase from 80% to 100% submission NW corner of Retail building, providing new Storefront and new accessible Restaurant Roof Garden

Nov 2017 - Apr 2018

Martinez + Johnson Architecture, New York, NY, US, Consultant - Senior Project Architect

- Project: NFL Experience: 40,000 sf.; Base building (Exhibit, Retail, Theater) at
Marriott Hotel, Times Square.
- Client: Cirque de Soleil - Cost of construction 40 Million USD.
- Responsibilities: Construction Administration Services, Field Rep; Coordinated

Mar 2017 - Aug 2017

IBI Group - Gruzen Samton, New York, Senior Project Manager

- Projects
1) Affordable housing - 13 floor multi-story 58 residential units for senior citizens,
New York, NY.
Client: Selfhelp - Cost of construction 18 million USD.
2) Residential condo - 13 floor multi-story retail and 52 residential units, New
York, NY.

- Responsibilities: Construction Administration + Project Management for two
Ground up New construction - core and shell
- Respond to RFI’s providing detailed CD sketches and notes with non intrusive
solutions to Hits and Issues during construction;
- Review and approval of submittals (product data, shop drawings, samples);
- Review of Change Orders, review request from GC for substitute of products,
approve monthly requisitions;
- Coordinate an external team (mechanical, plumbing, sprinkler, electrical,
structural, energy);
- Attend to construction site meetings with client, developer, general contractor
and bank representatives;
- Site visits and prepare site reports.

May 2015 - Aug 2016

Consultant - self employed, New York, NY , Architectural Consultant

Space Planning
Project Management

RMJM Architects and Planners - Hotel resort – Bahamar;
Large scale resort, base building with casino, offices and retail, pertaining to four hotels located in Nassau, Bahamas
Mabx Design -Residential
F&T project - One Fulton at Flushing, Queens, NY, 12-story
555 West 10th Avenue, New York, NY, 52-story
546 West 44th Street, New York, NY, 13-story

Architecture design and project management services
Space planning for offices, meeting rooms and accessories
Management, development and presentation of bid packages

Mar 2011 - Jan 2015

SLCE Architects, New York, NY 10003 , Project Manager

Construction Drawing
Project Management

1) 30 Park Place, New York, NY, 82-story, mixed use Hotel Four Seasons / luxury condo includes residences, meeting rooms, restaurant, bar and amenities, pool, spa, gym,(new construction);
2) Seneca Casino /Hotel, Buffalo Creek, New York, Hotel includes various restaurants, water feature and parking (new construction)
3) 1212 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY apartment condominium (renovation)

Project management and production of CD’s (interior and core & shell)
Coordination of an in-house team consisting of technical architect, assistant pm
Coordination of an extensive external team consisting of the design architect, interior designer, engineers (structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, sprinkler) and all sub-consultants (lighting, acoustic, pool, spa, etc.)

Jul 2008 - Mar 2010

Karl Fischer Architecture, New York, NY 10012 , Project Architect

- Projects: Residential condominium
1) 611 4th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 10-story, 24 dwelling units, (new construction)
2) 74 South 4th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 8-story, 33 dwelling units, (new
3) 659 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, NY, 5-story, 16 dwelling units, (new

Responsibilities: Project Drawing set (core & shell) + Project Management
- Coordination of an in-house team consisting of technical architect, designer
- Coordination of an external team consisting of interior designers, engineering
consultants, expediter

Mar 2007 - Apr 2008

GENE KAUFMAN ARCHITECT, New York, NY 10012, Project Architect

76 N 4th Street, Brooklyn, NY -Large scale conversion and addition, warehouse into condo

Responsibilities: Design Development Drawing + Project Management
- Development of drawings in DD phase, core and shell
- Coordination of in-house engineers.

Mar 2006 - Dec 2006

Maria Rengan Architetto, Rome (Italy), Owner - Principal

Architecture Drawing set, Construction Administration & Firm Management
Ten years of contractual architectural services as Design Architect, Architect of Record and Executive Architect for commercial and residential projects, all of which have been completed.
Client: Bank of Rome
Projects: Banks
RM131; 278 Via Collatina, Rome (renovation)
Guidonia Quattro; 8, Via La Marmora, Guidonia (renovation)
RM133; 886 Via Apia, Rome (renovation)
RM283. 82, Via U. Giordano, Rome (conversion)
CM 001; 31 Pl Garibaldi Castel Madama (conversion)
TV7. 34, Via Nazionale Tiburtina Tivoli (conversion)

Private Residences
Via Eremo, Rome (renovation)
Via Della Resistenza, Rome (renovation)
Via Eremo, Rome (renovation)
Via Canton, Rome (renovation)
Torvaianica (renovation)

- Firm management;
- Preparation and supervision of drawing sets;
- Project management and construction administration;
- Coordination of an external team of engineering consultants

May 1994 - Jan 2004


Sapienza - Università di Roma, Rome, Italy, MArch, Architecture

Architecture Design. Thesis was a "Specialized Library for Roman Art"
grade 110/110

Nov 1985 - Apr 1992


National Competition Examination position as Architect Director for the “Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Nomination

National Competition Examination for position as Architect Director, for the “Ministry of Cultural Heritage;
Obtained eligibility, classified as n. 30 out of 150 at the Regional Directorate of Emilia Romagna, Italy.


“Congress Center”, Rome, Italy, an international competition, Nomination

1998 “Congress Center”, Rome, Italy, an international competition held by the Municipality of Rome; participated as team member.
Project Captain: Prof. Arch. Ruggero Lenci;
The project received an honorable mention.


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