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Matthew Plocharczyk

Matthew Plocharczyk

New Haven, CT, US

 

About 

I have a broad background in art, architecture, design and construction.  I became interested in architecture and design as a result of my studio experiences in art and working in fabrication and in production.  Recently, I completed a bachelors degree (BA) in Design Administration (2015) which includes Architecture, Technology and Management.

I have experience with schematic design, design development and construction documents for architectural projects, residential construction and both commercial and residential millwork shop drawings, estimating, and submittals.

Employment 

Private, New York, NY, US, Architectural Interiors Designer (Contract)

-prepared design drawings, interior design plans and construction documents for various residential projects in the United States.

*design development drawings *construction drawings *interior layouts/design/ finishes/furniture *lighting/power plans *window/door schedules *document coordination

Aug 2017 - current
 

Private, Westport, CT, Project Designer (Contract)

-prepare schematic, presentation, design and construction documents for commercial and residential projects in the New York City metropolitan area.

*schematic/ design/ construction drawings *interior layouts/design *document coordination *construction administration *office support

Apr 2015 - Jun 2017
 

J-Con Woodworking, Beacon Falls, CT, Architectural Millwork Estimator

-prepared proposals, pricing and scopes of work for regional residential and commercial woodworking company. Projects included hospitals, schools, new construction, office renovations, and publicly bid work. Familiar with most bidding tools, Blue Book, Isqft, CDC News etc.

*pricing and estimates *scopes of work based on project plans and specifications *preparing RFI’s *soliciting sub-contractor proposals *change orders *tracking estimates and awarded pricing

Sep 2013 - Sep 2014
 

Mitchell Attick Architect, New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer

-prepared design drawings, architectural plans and construction documents for client’s approval and later submission to the NYC Department of Buildings, NYC Landmarks Commission,
NYC Department of Transportation and NYC Department of Environmental Protection for permitting and construction.

*site measurements *design/ construction drawings *shop drawings *interior layouts/design
*computer modeling/ rendering *programming *DOB calculations (light/air/ADA accessibility/energy) *document coordination *office support

May 2012 - Sep 2013
 

Micieli Contracting, Lynn, MA, Architectural Millwork Draftsman/ Junior Estimator/ Assistant Project Manager

-prepared shop contract drawings as per Interior Architectural Millwork project specifications, addenda & plans that comply with AWI (Architectural Woodworking Institute) drafting standards
for regional cabinet making/ millwork shop. Reviewed specifications, addenda & plans and prepared bidding ‘take-offs’ for owner.

*drafting *shop drawings *site visits *take-offs *materials/product data packages & submittals

Jul 2009 - Apr 2012
 

Matthew Donnelly Architect - 3D Design Group, Swampscott, MA, Architectural Design Draftsman (Contract)

-prepared design drawings, architectural plans and construction documents for Architect.

*site visits *drafting *computer modeling/ rendering *design drawings *construction drawings

May 2009 - Apr 2012
 

Mitchell Attick/ Ken Kraus Architects, New York, NY, US, Architectural Design Draftsman

-prepared shop drawings, design drawings, architectural plans and construction documents for client’s approval and later submission to the NYC Department of Buildings for permitting and construction.

*site measurements *design/ construction drawings *shop drawings *interior layouts/design
*computer modeling/ rendering *programming *DOB calculations (light/air/ADA accessibility/energy) *document coordination *office support

Jan 2006 - Apr 2009
 

Matthew Plocharczyk, Brooklyn, NY, US, Owner/ Builder

-maintained a studio for architecturally related services, alterations, renovations and industrial fabrication.

*estimates *framing & drywall *manual & computer drafting *trim carpentry & cabinetry *stick, mig, tig welding *oxy-acetylene torch *metal fabrication *plastics/composites fabrication *casting *finishing *shipping *installations

-shop equipment included: sliding panel saw, table saws, planer, shaper, jointer, belt sander and metal fabrication equipment.

Commercial Clients Included:

Boussac of France, The Clay Arts Center, Andrej Dudzinski, Heptagon Creations, Gloria Kisch, Jerzey Kubina, Ilya & Emilya Kabakov, Modeworks, Obbligato Builders, Dennis Oppenheim, Pollen Design, Nan Swid Publishers, Jim and Ann Walsh, Yellow #5, Andrea Zittel

Jan 1991 - Jan 2009
 

Jim & Ann Walsh Artists, New York, NY, US, Artist's Studio Manager

-assisted two artists in the general maintenance and management of their studios.

*shipping artwork *preparing canvases *framing & drywall *trim carpentry & cabinetry
*air-brushing, spray finishing *drafting *digital photography *computer design
*architectural model making

Sep 1997 - Jan 2006
 

Frank Stella & Earl Childress, XX Design and Construction, New York, NY, US, Artist's Studio Assistant

-assisted studio in various creative and architectural projects.

*painting *drafting/ design/ pattern drawing *architectural model-making *digital imaging, renderings, computer modeling/ animations *carpentry/ cabinet making/ construction *metalworking *stick/ mig/ tig welding *plasma arc cutting
*oxy-acetylene cutting *lost wax casting/ mold making *building maintenance - plumbing, electrical and mechanical *national and international museum and gallery installations.

Sep 1986 - Sep 1997
 

Education 

University of Hartford, Hartford, CT, Bachelors, B.A. Design Administration

Coursework in Design, Architecture, Engineering and Management with an emphasis on contemporary business organizations, sustainable policy and design.

Sep 2013 - Sep 2015
 

Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA, US, A.A.S. Architectural Technology

Coursework in Architectural Technology with an emphasis on construction documents, zoning and code analysis, material science, mechanical systems and building construction technology.

Jan 2009 - Dec 2012
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills