Mark Lekavich

Mark Lekavich

Charlotte, NC, US




Hall Darling Design Studio, Charlotte, NC, US, Project Manager

•Program, design, develop, document, coordinate and administrate a wide variety of archetypes.
•Collaborate with corporate clients developing plans for renovation and consolidation initiatives.
•Produce construction cost estimates through all phases of design and construction document production.
•Perform code review and achieve governmental authority approval for H|BIG proposals and projects.
•Inspect, identify and document construction deficiencies in existing buildings, craft forensic reports and propose remedies to correct construction deficiencies.
•Develop specific construction details for proprietary building products, litigation presentations and construction remediation projects.
•Contribute design and research material for professional publications.
•Ability to work within restrictive project budget and schedule constraints on construction, renovation and relocation projects for a wide variety of corporate objectives.
•Successfully deliver a wide variety of architectural services including managing project design, construction document production, construction administration, architectural forensic investigations and site development services.
•Develop a working knowledge necessary for effective application of ACAD and BIM software to increase project management efficiency and accuracy.
US Airways Corporate Relocation and Consolidation Program / Winston-Salem, NC
Granville Medical Center Neonatal Security Renovation / Oxford, NC
Robert L Smith District Park, Concessions Building / Charlotte, NC
Highland Creek Sports Complex, Sports Club and Pool House / Charlotte, NC
The Millhouse at Lawson, Amenities Building and Nature Shelter / Waxhaw, NC
Dr. Augustine Eze Residence / Nigeria, Africa
The Dore Academy, Academic Campus Proposal / Charlotte, NC
Piedmont Institute of Research and Technology, Office Condominium Proposal / Winston-Salem, NC
East-West Communications, Media Campus Proposal / Charlotte, NC
Rowan County School Board, Office Building Proposal / Salisbury, NC

Mar 2000 - Jul 2009

OMNI Architects, Charlotte, NC, US, Job Captain

•Participate in a coordination effort to incorporate consultant and manufacturer data into the final construction documents for a large luxury condominium complex.
•Research various building envelope component systems to create efficient construction details.
•Use communication and documentation skills to improve company performance.
•Use technical and design skills to improve staff performance by augmenting their understanding of building component systems and integration into the building envelope.
•Responsible for resolving client/consultant project coordination issues resulting from previous misinterpretations and miscommunications.
•Contribute significantly to the quality and performance of the building envelope design and maintaining project budget and time schedule goals.
Jefferson Square Condominiums / Charlotte, NC

Nov 1999 - Mar 2000

VOA Associates Incorporated, Orlando, FL, US, Project Manager

•Identify client needs, develop efficient work plans and generated requests for proposal to procure appropriate consultant support.
•Accurately identified personnel and resource requirements early-on, thereby initiating 'staff tasks' quickly to discover project 'unknowns' in initial project processes.
•Generate timely and accurate project data for distribution to the appropriate staff and consultants as key to successful execution of project deliverables.
•Streamline and reorganize over-budget and behind schedule projects to conform to existing budget and schedule constraints.
•Produce communications in collaboration with consultants to resolve ongoing conflicts with contract documents resulting in fewer contractor/design disputes, change orders and enhanced client satisfaction.
•Selected as an Associate Principal of VOA.
•Selected to participate in quality assurance reviews on various in-house projects.
•Selected to participate in various design/marketing efforts, develop architectural services proposals for various archetypes including child development centers and large scale military housing facilities.
•Selected as a job captain with strong technical and design experience/knowledge and computer skills to work with more efficient staff sizes on time and budget sensitive projects.
•Knowledge of building codes, building systems and construction techniques allowed quick development of preliminary cost estimates contributing significantly to finalizing building system selections and increasing project management efficiency.
•Applied community design and programming skills to a variety of architectural project types resulting in efficient assessment of client needs to verify and refine project scope.
Universal Studios Islands of Adventure, Port of Entry / Orlando, FL
BOQ Building 425 Renovation / Naval Station Mayport, FL
Child Development Center Addition and Renovation / NSA New Orleans, LA
Dormitory Project Proposal / Eglin AFB, FL
Facilities Excellence Plan / Patrick AFB, FL
Hilton Head Hospital Women’s Center Addition Programming / Hilton Head, SC
Naval Nuclear Power Training Center / Charleston, SC

Sep 1996 - Oct 1999


North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, US, MArch, Architecture

Relevant Coursework
Christian Faith Baptist Church - Worked closely with church elders, specialized internal groups and the children's group to develop the program, site plan, building plan and exterior elevations for a new religious and educational campus. The resulting program and design data was used by the church to identify sources of funding for the goal of creating a new religious campus in Raleigh, NC.

Centennial Campus Middle School - Developed the program and the design of a new middle school for Centennial Campus Extension of North Carolina State University. The design incorporated the latest concepts in wayfinding, accessibility and educational development derived from my Masters Thesis research and my work with Wake County Public Schools as a Programmer/Coordinator.

Aug 1989 - Sep 1993

The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, US, Bachelors, Urban Planning

Aug 1983 - Sep 1987

Areas of Specialization