Mark Bruce

Mark Bruce

San Francisco, CA, US



A professional with 10 years of progressively responsible experience in Architecture, Design, and Construction. Interested in leveraging a hybrid business/ design mindset, strong technical skills, and excellent project management abilities to bring immediate value to multiple business functions including leadership, design management, business development, creativity and innovation, strategy, and operations.



Building Solutions, San Rafael, CA, US, Director of Design and Pre-Construction

• Manage the Design department of a high-end design/ build General Contracting company with responsibility for planning and executing on all creative strategy, deliverables, presentations and processes.
• Drive all activity related to the pursuit of real estate entitlements and permitting for construction projects in Marin County, effectively navigating through complex planning and design reviews.
• Demonstrate excellent project management abilities through daily communication with clients, building and planning officials, engineers, subcontractors, and staff to expedite and coordinate solutions to complex design, technical, and logistical problems.
• Lead production and presentation of a wide variety of creative deliverables, including concept sketches, architectural plan, full construction document sets, 3D models, and photo-realistic renderings.

Jun 2013 - current

Mark Bruce Design, San Francisco, NM, US, Project Manager/ Consultant

• Managed sales, contracting, scope development, budgeting, design, documentation, and construction for the following projects:
- Yuzu Restaurant - Autonomously redesigned and remodeled the 2000 sq. ft. Marina District, SF Japanese restaurant in 2012. Features include: Custom LED-lit wood feature wall, custom lighting shades, LED-lit back-bar casework, upgrading exterior lighting, paint, new logo, and signage.
- Novato Residence - Designed and drafted permit plans for a residential remodel in Marin County, CA.
- Nido Living - Consulted on space planning, branding deliverables, and facade design for a boutique San Francisco furniture retailer.
• Coordinated material sourcing, purchasing, shop/ design drawings, sample reviews, and sign-off processing with consultants, contractors, and owners, effectively managing project requirements in a timely manner.
• Consulted on a variety of entrepreneurial design projects focusing on commercial architectural design, 3D visualization, and digital fabrication, and brand development.

Sep 2011 - Jun 2013

CetraRuddy, New York, NY, US, Design Architect

• Directly responsible for the design concept and detailing for several urban high-rise development projects including the zoning study, occupancy planning, layout/ core/ and facade design, building survey, structural & MEP coordination, and interior architectural design.

• Projects include the following:
- Peter Cooper Village - Redesigned the 2nd Avenue entrance pavilion to NYC‘s largest housing development with 56 residential buildings. Budget estimated at $7 million.
- W. 55th St Hotel - Designed 126 guest-rooms, lobby, and lounge for a 15-story NYC boutique hotel.
- Hahne Development- Designed layouts for 146 units for a Newark, NJ full-block rehabilitation project
- 845 West End Ave - Designed layouts and created proposal for historic NYC residential renovation.
• Created accurate CAD drawings and 3D models to document existing conditions for several urban high-rise buildings and effectively communicating building conditions to project consultants.
• Actively participated in and trusted team member of the firm’s sustainability and CAD development groups, regularly participating in key policy decisions and training initiatives.

Sep 2007 - Sep 2008

H.T.O. Architects, PLLC, New York, NY, US, Job Captain

• Managed a team of three direct reports to produce architectural drawing sets, models, and renderings consistently meeting all issue deadlines in a fast-paced collaborative environment.
• Successfully led the architectural design, drafting, and construction documentation process on 12 urban high-rise development projects including the following:
- One Hanson Place- Managed construction document production for the renovation of Brooklyn’s tallest building, consisting of 37 stories and 175 apartment units.
- Hamilton Square - Designed 205 apartment units, common areas, and retail spaces for the 225 unit, 400,000 sq. ft. mixed-use development in Jersey City, NJ by developer Silverman.
- 111 Fulton Street - Designed 163 modern concept condominium residences and over 18,000 sq. ft of amenities spaces in this full-service lower Manhattan development.
- Ludlow St. Hotel - Designed 166 guestrooms, lobby, lounge, and hospitality suite for this 17 story $20M Lower East Side new construction project.
• Provided innovative solutions to building design/layout and coordination problems, communicating ideas to client and project team persuasively and thoroughly from concept through approval.

Nov 2004 - Aug 2007


University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, US, Masters, MBA

Advanced Business coursework with an emphasis in Entrepreneurship and Finance.

Sep 2010 - May 2011

Island Drafting and Technical Institute, Amityville, NY, US, Architectural Design Technology

Architectural Drafting, 3d Modeling, Construction Documentation

Sep 2003 - Nov 2004

Long Island University, Southampton, NY, US, Bachelors, Business Management

General Business Studies

Jan 1996 - Dec 1999

Areas of Specialization