Matthew Plocharczyk

Matthew Plocharczyk

New Haven, CT, US



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 fine arts and working in fabrication and in production.  Recently, I completed a bachelors degree (BA) in Design Administration (2015) which includes coursework in Architecture, Engineering, Technology and Construction 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, project estimating, and submittals.


Studio Candido, New Haven, CT, US, Architectural Designer/ Construction Administration (Contract)

-prepare design development drawings, renderings. design proposals, architectural plans, interior design plans and construction documents for various residential and commercial projects in the United States.

*design development drawings *renderings *construction drawings *interior layouts/ design/ power/ finishes/ furniture *window, door, lighting and materials schedules *document coordination *project design administration

Clients Include:

M Squared Architects, Norwalk, CT
Projects: Commercial new construction.

dufnerheighes, Interior Design and Architecture, New York, NY
Projects: Residential interiors.

Wormser and Associates Architects, New York, NY
Projects: Residential and commercial new construction and alterations.

Mitchell Attick Architect, New York, NY
Projects: Residential and commercial alterations.

Jan 2015 - current

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

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

May 2009 - May 2012

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

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

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

May 2009 - May 2012

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

-prepared design development drawings, renderings, architectural plans and construction documents for client approval and later submission to the NYC Department of Buildings, Landmark's Commission and Department of Transportation, for permitting and construction.

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

Jan 2006 - May 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 1994 - 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 - Dec 2005

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


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