Jonathan Pohl

Jonathan Pohl

Brooklyn, NY, US

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I am a NY State Registered Architect with almost twenty years of architectural and real estate experience in the United States and Europe.

I was recently the head of design and construction for a company who owns more than thirty buildings through-out the New York City area.  My architectural background includes working at design firms in New York City, Boston, Washington D.C, and Barcelona. 

During my career, I have worked on many project types, from small renovations to large new buildings.  My experience includes the project management and construction administration on many award-winning projects, including a high profiled residential building in Manhattan, a police precinct, a new architectural school, and an office renovation in the landmarked Seagram building.

I bring a deep understanding and knowledge of design, construction, building codes and zoning laws.  I am able to take a project from the first client meeting to the final punchlist.  I communicate very well with colleagues, consultants, and contractors.  I am well-liked, hardworking, and passionate about the job I do and the people I collaborate with.

I am fluent in writing, speaking, and reading Spanish.  My computer skills include Autocad, Revit, Rhino, Photoshop Suite and Bluebeam. 


Pohl Architecture, Brooklyn, NY, US, Principal & Founder

Aug 2020 - current

R.A. COHEN & ASSOCIATES, New York, NY, US, Head of Design & Construction

Manage the design and construction of an owner's portfolio in the New York City area. Leader of six managers. Oversee the contracts, design drawings, construction, punch-lists and project sign-offs. Responsibilities include the specifications and design standards for the owner; project presentations; project budgets and schedules; coordination with architect-of-record, contractor, consultants and suppliers.

Projects include:
•Full gut renovation of 17 apartment multi-family building in Upper West Side of Manhattan
•Major renovation at a 25,000sf school in Brooklyn
•50+ apartment and building renovations

Jan 2017 - Jul 2020

Selldorf Architects, New York, NY, US, SENIOR PROJECT ARCHITECT

Oversee day-to-day assignments for the project team and review of their work, coordination of construction documents and consultants, construction administration, client presentations, and regularly meet with partners and alert them of coordination issues that would impact design. Responsibilities include the preparation of client and consultant contracts with partners, develop project schedules, review contractors pay requisitions and change orders.

Projects include:
•50,000sf Artist Fabrication Studio, New York, NY
•10 Bond Street, New York, NY
•Office renovation at 375 Park Avenue (Seagram Building)

Jul 2012 - Dec 2016

Rafael Viñoly Architects, New York, NY, US, PROJECT MANAGER

Responsibilities include managing consultants, attending project meetings, managing the production of construction documents, and construction administration.

Projects include:
•121st Police Precinct, Staten Island, NY
•The City University of New York, Spitzer School of Architecture, New York, NY
•Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha, Qatar (unbuilt)

Apr 2007 - Jun 2012


Worked directly with the principal architect in all phases of research, planning, design and construction for single and multi-family housing, urban planning, corporate offices, and high-end retail.

Projects include:
•Nespresso Retail Stores in Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia
•Coca-Cola Regional Offices, Barcelona
•Olive Oil production and Visitor Center, Las Planas

Apr 2004 - Mar 2007


Managed small municipal projects while working directly with the
principal architect.

Projects include:
•Cashman Elementary School building repairs/renovation, Amesbury, MA
•Falmouth High School building code upgrade and expansion, Falmouth, MA
•South Portland City Hall Consolidation renovation/addition, S. Portland, ME

Nov 1999 - Aug 2001

WDG Architecture, Washington, DC, US, ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER

Participated in commercial, residential and municipal projects in the D.C. metro area.

Sep 1998 - Jun 1999


Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona, ES, Masters, Architectonical Structures

Two-year master's degree in structural engineering geared more towards architects. All classes were in Spanish.

Sep 2004 - Jun 2006

The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, US, BArch, Bachelor's of Architecture

Sep 1995 - May 1999

Dean College, Franklin, MA, US, Building Construction

Associate's degree in Building Construction.

Sep 1993 - May 1995

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