G Merten

G Merten

Asbury, NJ, US



Architectural project manager with +15 years of professional experience; catering to high caliber and diverse international audiences, with a strong focus around sustainable/environmental design.



Paulus Sokolowski and Sartor, LLC (PS&S), Warren, NJ, Design Associate / Prj Manager

Regional Construction & Prj mngmt, with focus on corporate office facilities, laboratories, and other specialty support spaces. Duties Include, but not limited to: Industry Benchmarking & KPIs, REM, Campus Master Planning, Cost estimating, BOD. Notable clients: BristolMyers Squibb, Novartis, Genzyme and Pfizer.

(+6yrs) - On site Technical Prj Mngr at Novartis Pharmaceuticals in East Hanover, NJ on renovation and ground-up projects. Member of team on 1.2 million sq ft of new office space, the largest topped with a 300-kW solar array, a net zero-energy visitor reception center, and a 10-level parking garage housing 1,700 vehicles.

Nov 2009 - current

Freelance, United States, Design / Build Consultant

Residential home designs, additions, alterations, landscaping & CA Services / Pop-up retail outlets / Urban Master Planning / 3D Rendering / REM / FM / Benchmarking

Jan 1998 - current

RMJM, Hong Kong, Designer / Prj Manager

Urban master planning, design development, On-site construction mngmt, CA services for projects located in Saudi Arabia/Abu Dhabi region.

Examples - Dubai Purple Line, Saadiyat Island/Cultural Canal, Saraya Island, Dalian Football Stadium, Jebel Ali Village

Jul 2008 - Aug 2009

Farrells, Hong Kong, Designer / Prj Manager

Experience in high-end commercial towers, retail, mixed-use hotel/office buildings and transportation Prjs. Services included: Design development, CDs, On-site construction mngmt, cost estimating, scheduling, change orders.

Examples - KK100, Beijing south train station, Noor islamic bank, Tamani Arts

Apr 2007 - Jul 2008

Parette Somjen Architects, Rockaway, NJ, US, Designer / Prj Manager

Work encompassed educational facility additions, retail outlet renovations, high-end commercial projects. Scope & design development, cost estimating, CA services.

Examples - Edison Audi, DCH Audi/Volkswagen, Hanover Park HS, Brooklawn MS

Jun 2004 - Apr 2007

YCF - Yellowstone Concrete Foundations, Butte, MT, US, Site Supervisor / Prj Manager

Managed construction sites on high-end residential log cabins. RFIs, RFPs, cost
estimating, scheduling, procurement, change orders.

Mar 2003 - Nov 2003


Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, US, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2004 - Jun 2005

Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, US, BArch, Environmental Design

Aug 2002 - Jun 2004


Commendation in Architecture, Award


The Naitonal Dean's List for Honorary Students, Nomination


Excellence in Architecture, Award


Who's Who among American Students, Nomination


Community Service Recognition, Award


Eagle Scout, Award


Areas of Specialization