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Tomas Negrete

Tomas Negrete

Forney, TX, US

 

About 

I am a Bilingual Architect/Project Manager who has over 20 years experience in the Retail/Construction and Design Industries.  Throughout my career as an Architect, I have overseen the planning, design, and construction of different types of Retail, Mix Use and Residential projects from conceptual design through design development, production of construction documents to final delivery to the client. I have also performed site surveys and property assessments, managed Teams of Designers, Planners, Architects, Engineers and Builders. I have interfaced with Client’s Creative, Technical and Construction Teams during the process of planning, design, production of CD´s and construction. I have managed concurrent multiple prototypes for domestic and International clients (implementation and site adapt of prototypes in multi-site locations throughout the U.S., Mexico and Latin America). 
 

Employment 

CR architecture + design, Dallas, TX, US, Project Manager

Manage the production of construction documents for Kroger Marketplace in the Southwest region, including the Dallas and Houston Areas. Each individual project includes all departments of the grocery store, apparel, pharmacy, eating area and Starbucks Café. Responsibilities include scope trips, site surveys, management and coordination of Architectural, Civil, Structural and MEP documents as well as code review and production of specification books. Interface with AHJs, Building Officials and third party plan review companies. Interface with Kroger’s Real estate, Store Planning, Design and Construction teams. Review of RFI’s, COP’s & Shop Drawings. Production and review of WIP Reports, Project Plans, Staff Allocation and Utilization Reports. Production of proposals and ASO’s for client approval. Responsible for the quality assurance of CD’s before their release for permit and bidding. Conduct Construction Administration, coordination of Addendums and Bulletins during the Construction Phase of the project. Produce punch List -post punch visits and reports.

Mar 2016 - current
 

Nove Studios, Dallas, TX, Senior Project Manager

Managed the production of Walmart Neighborhood Markets in South Carolina, Alabama and Texas. Responsibilities included due diligence studies of proposed sites, interface with building officials, code research and review of shop drawings. Oversaw the production of construction documents and quality assurance of CD’s before being released for permit and bidding. Conducted site visits and site observations. Produced punch lists and post punch visits and reports. Performed site surveys and managed finish out projects for various retail clients.

Mar 2014 - Mar 2016
 

OR-B/IDEURBAN, Mexico City, MX, Senior Project Manager/Interdisciplinary Coordinator

Managed and supported Interdisciplinary Teams as Phase Developer. Coordinated the Mitikah Project through interfacing with Domestic and International Consultants. Responsible for the Coordination of Consultants to meet schedules and budgets. Oversaw the work performed by Consultants and Contractors working in Phase II of MITIKAH “Ciudad Viva”.

Jan 2012 - Mar 2014
 

Callison, Dallas, TX, US, Principal

Managed production and design development of U.S. and International projects, including the management of the HSBC expansion program in Mexico and eleven countries in Latin America.
Managed the production of projects for Walmart, Mexico, Office Max, Mexico and The Home Depot in the U.S. Responsible for the design and production of a Callison presentation for Walmart, China in coordination with the Seattle, Mexico & Shanghai offices. Managed the production of Construction Documents for branches designed for Washington Mutual & HSBC in the U.S. Surveyed over 3,000,000 Sq. Ft. for The Home Depot in the U.S. (stores in Texas, California, New York, Illinois and Florida). Trained, mentored and managed junior teams of Architects, Design personnel and Space Planners. Worked regularly with clients’ technical staff, which included Walmart-Mexico, Office Max-Mexico, The Home Depot-U.S., Neiman Marcus, Macy’s, Bloomingdales, J.C. Penney, The Body Shop, Palacio de Hierro and Liverpool.

Aug 2006 - Sep 2010
 

Integrated Builders, Dallas, TX, Construction Superintendent/Project Manager

Managed the construction of the Red Oak Depot shopping center during an entire year, working 100% of the time at the Jobsite. Construction was done with Tilt Walls. Site work included utilities, paving, flatwork, foundations, tilt walls, structural steel, roofing, MEP installations, finishes, and furnishings as well as the close-out process, including partial and final inspections and delivery to the client.

Aug 2005 - Aug 2006
 

Raymond Harris and Associates, Dallas, TX, US, Project Architect

Acted as leader and facilitator for the Walmart Expansions projects in the U.S., including interdisciplinary work with Walmart Teams (Design, Grocery, Architectural, Engineering and Special Divisions). Visited, surveyed and evaluated Sites throughout the U.S., in coordination with the client, for the acquisition of facilities for the expansion of existing stores. Conducted construction observations in coordination with the Architectural and Construction Departments at Walmart. Obtained documentation approval from Building Officials and Community Leaders.

Aug 2000 - Aug 2005
 

Education 

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Mexico, MX, BArch, Architecture

Five-year Architectural Program - ACATLAN/UNAM

Aug 1975 - Aug 1982
 

Awards 

• Architect of the Year Award at Raymond Harris & Associates in 2004., Award

Received an Architect of the Year Award at Raymond Harris and Associates.

2004
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills