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Andrei Sdrula

Andrei Sdrula

New York, NY, US

 
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About 

Hello!

I'd like to think of myself as a meticulous and inquisitive architect; born in Romania, living in New York City, I draw inspiration from the city's diversity and the dual nature of my background as well. 

Having recently returned from travelling around the world, I feel invigorated by my exposure to new climates, cultures, and people. With that said, I'm ready to channel that energy and focus into designing and developing the best architecture possible.

I’m drawn to the inventive solutions, advances in spatial planning and rationale, progressive business models, and sustainability. I believe that my attention to detail, regardless of the scale, and enthusiasm for work of the highest caliber can generate a mutually beneficial and rewarding relationship. Besides having the requisite skills in the digital platforms we use daily, I pride myself on clear and direct communication to complete concurrent goals.

Some of my most recent experience has been on complex projects with multiple phases, many regulatory requirements, and a palimpsest of existing conditions. Working directly with clients, contractors, consultants, and vendors, I've adapted to various roles to be successful in all situations.

Whether it is coordinating a seemingly impossible condition, relaying a vision to the client, or kicking it with a member of the team and brainstorming some ideas; I strive to always grow from the opportunities I have. 


Employment 

WeWork, New York City, Senior Architecture Lead

Programmed, designed, and did CA on vibrant, on-brand co-working spaces which were constructed within tight time-frames. QA/QC'd AOR's documents and mentored junior staff.

Feb 2019 - Feb 2020
 

Kliment Halsband Architects, New York, NY, US, Project Manager

• Led design and construction for an extremely complex addition/renovation institutional work. It required innovative design solutions for the client’s diverse program; a multi-phase schedule requiring interim solutions & varying critical path time lines; and multiple regulatory bodies to adhere to.
• Worked directly with clients to answer specific departmental needs by use of bold & creative thinking which improved the final design. Constraints were turned into opportunities.
• Routinely coordinated with all construction trades, engineers, and consultants to ensure issues were actively found and resolved. 3D visualization allowed for adaptive responses to restrictive or unforeseen conditions that were not resolved by traditional means.
• Quickly responded to changing requirements or budgets with agility and time management. Balancing multiple issues, prioritized what is most important to keep the project moving.

The Allen-Stevenson School │ NYC │ K-9 Boys Independent School │ $60mil │ 115,000 sqft
• Zoning analysis, programming, LPC, BSA, DOB, SD, DD, CD, Bid Negotiation, CA for repurposing of townhouses with facade restoration, addition of two rooftop gymnasiums and other educational spaces, MEPSP refurbishment, interior adaptive re-use and renovation.

The Spence School │ NYC │ K-12 Girls Independent School │ $50mil │ 110,000 sqft
• CA, Close-Out, Post-Occupancy Renovation, LPC, DOB for repurposed townhouse with facade restoration and connection to renovated main school building with double height glass atrium.

404 Lafayette at NYU │ NYC │ University, retail, mixed use
• Programming, SD for interior renovation of through lot property into classrooms, offices, and support spaces for graduate studies programs.

May 2014 - Feb 2019
 

BRB Architects, New York, NY, US, Project Architect

• Developed multiple options & iterations needed for design and problem resolution in preparation for final documentation in institutional design. Diverse concepts were integral to ensuring that many possibilities are explored and the most successful are implemented.
• Developed the most technically intensive aspects of projects through rigorous construction documentation; including envelope design, unique structural interface, landscape and roof vegetation integration.

School of Nursing at Molloy College │ Rockville Center, NY │ University │ $25mil
• DD, CD for new ground up academic building as part of greater master plan design with focus on masonry detailing, medical labs, and classrooms, landscape design, and envelope specification.

Maria Regina at Molloy College │ Rockville Center, NY │ University Dormitory │ 30,000 sqft
• SD, DD, CD for convent being converted into dormitory with MEP renovations and landscaping which ties the project into the greater campus.

Oct 2012 - Apr 2014
 

IA Interior Architects, New York, NY, US, Project Architect

• Worked within a team to produce efficient and effective layouts and details for corporate office renovations; balanced the client’s vision with technical needs.

• Integrated custom elements with the necessary function & layout to ensure delivery of both practical and unique elements in one coordinated package.

Jul 2013 - Oct 2013
 

Curtis Ginsberg Architects, New York, NY, US, Junior Architect

• Cross-pollinated ideas by participating in competitions with an interdisciplinary team of designers, developers, and engineers.

• Worked on a variety of residential endeavors which required differing approaches depending if it was high-end, affordable housing, or other.

15 Leonard St │ NYC │ Residential │ 30,000 sqft
• Zoning analysis, CD for new ground up luxury condominiums requiring special attention to detailing and materiality for LPC.

adAPT │ NYC │ Residential │ 20,000 sqft
• Finalist in competition with Grimshaw architects for new ground up micro unit low-rise tower.

Feb 2012 - Oct 2012
 

Oakpark Architects, West Hartford, CT, US, Junior Architect

• Public and private institutional designs for adaptive re-use, renovations, and ground-up work. Obtained the diverse and multi-faceted experience required for all aspiring architects to understand many aspects of the field.

Vocational Agriscience Animal Facility │ Suffield, CT │ High School │ $2mil │ 10,000 sqft
• SD, DD, CD, CA for new ground up building adjacent to main HS building for educational space, animal housing, equipment storage, and associated landscaping.

Farnham Hall at SCSU │ New Haven, CT │ University Dormitory │ $6mil
• SD, DD, CD, CA for facade and interiors renovation.

MTA K-9 Facility │ Fish Kill, NY │ Police Training Facility
• SD, DD for ground up civic facility for police education and training.

Apr 2010 - Feb 2012
 

Education 

Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI, US, MArch, Architecture

Sep 2008 - May 2010
 

Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI, US, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2004 - May 2008
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills