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Jonathan Nahon

Jonathan Nahon

New York, NY, US

 
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About 

I am an ambitious and dynamic architect who has over 10 years of experience working on a diverse portfolio of projects including the design and construction of luxury retail, high-end residential, commercial and hotel projects.

I am currently a manager on the Ralph Lauren Store Development team responsible for designing, developing and managing the build out of RL projects globally. I have experience managing team members as well as being individually responsible for all aspects of a project’s completion from schematic design to turnover. In addition to my time with Ralph Lauren I co-founded a design firm that provides architectural services for residential, retail and commercial clients.

My attention to detail ensures that each project I work on is done accurately and to the highest possible standard. I possess impeccable technical skills with an advanced knowledge of AutoCAD, Revit, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign as well as Microsoft Office and Project. My written and verbal skills have defined me as a successful communicator with clients, consultants and team members.

Employment 

JJ ARCHITECTS, PLLC, New York, NY, US, Principal

Offer full range of architectural and interior design services. Experience in residential, retail and corporate interiors
- Provide pre-design services that include planning, budget analysis and scheduling
- Provide design services from conceptual and design intent packages through Construction Documentation
- Assist client with construction bidding & negotiating as well as project awarding
- Provide Construction Administration that includes responding to GC RFIs, review of submittals and shop drawings, site visits as well as project close-out

Aug 2017 - current
 

Ralph Lauren Corporation, New York, NY, US, Project Manager

Design, develop and manage Ralph Lauren (luxury), Polo Ralph Lauren, and RRL projects globally which includes RL owned, licensee retail projects, corporate showrooms, and hospitality related projects
- Responsible for the design and project management of all phases of a project build-out that include schematic design, design development and construction administration through project closeout
- Drive multiple concurrent projects creatively from start to finish and deliver on schedule and on budget
- Lead and manage all project related consultants including local architects, general contractors, millworkers, lighting and A/V vendors
- Responsible for project handover that includes construction and post construction due diligence
- Experience managing other RL store development team members in all phases of a project timeline and opening
- Developed departmental CAD standards and created a Polo RL brand bible that includes millwork fixture and architectural detail standards

Dec 2013 - current
 

Kenneth Park Architects, New York, NY, US, Project Manager

Provided project management and architectural services for luxury brand retail projects
- Brands included Saint Laurent Paris, AKRIS, Michael Kors, and Purification Garcia
- Developed schematic design concepts into feasible construction systems which included developing thorough Construction Document Drawings Sets
- Assessed projects for compliance with all DOB Code and Accessibility requirements
- Coordinated and managed consultants and vendors including Lighting Designers, MEP Engineers and Structural Engineers
- Lead and managed the processes to secure Landlord, Landmarks and Department of Building approvals
- Provided construction administration which included responding to GC RFI's, review and approval of submittals and Millworker shop drawings

Oct 2012 - Dec 2013
 

O'Neil Langan Architects, New York, NY, US, Project Manager

Provided architectural, interior, and fixture design services as well as project management for luxury brand retail clients
- Brands include Yves Sant Laurent, Burberry, La Mer, PPR and Osswald Parfumerie
- Worked with clients to provide project planning that included site survey and analysis, budgeting and schedule projections
- Provided schematic design, design development and construction document drawing sets
- Provided Building Code and Accessibility review and analysis
- Coordinated and administered project team members including consultants, vendors, contractors and millworkers
- Provided project close out services including review of contractor as built documents, budget review and walkthroughs with the client to review completed projects

Mar 2010 - Jul 2012
 

STEPHEN ALTON ARCHITECTS PC., New York, NY, US, Project Manager

Provided architectural coordination of high-end residential project, hospitality and commercial interior design
- Developed Design Development and Construction Document packages and provided construction administration

Jun 2006 - Nov 2009
 

Education 

Pratt Institute, New York, NY, US, MArch, Master of Architecture

Aug 2005 - May 2008
 

Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY, US, BArch, Bachelor of Arts, Sociology

Sep 1998 - May 2003
 

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