Rajan Mistry

Rajan Mistry

Corona, CA, US





Liollio Architecture, Charleston, SC, US, Contract Administrator

Contract Administration for several projects throughout the South-East, including the Tomochichi Federal Courthouse in Savannah, GA; College of Charleston Simons Center of the Arts in Charleston, SC;

QA/QC Plan Review through DD & CDs for constructability, scoping and general conflict mitigation.

Aug 2021 - current

Signature Healthcare Services, LLC, Corona, Director of Planning & Construction

Responsible for the Design and Project Management for the Construction of Psychiatric Healthcare Facilities throughout the United States; specifically California, Texas, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado and Washington.

Projects involve both Inpatient and Outpatient Behavioral Healthcare Facilities, as well as Residential Treatment, and both Ground-Up New Construction, as well as Full and Partial Renovations, including improvements to address surveys conducted by The Joint Commission and CMS.

Review of Architectural, Structural, Mechanical, Plumbing, Electrical and Low Voltage to ensure the patient environment of care is maintained at a high level. Coordinated all finishes, fixtures, furniture, equipment, and appropriate products throughout the facilities.

Jan 2017 - Jul 2021

Principles Contracting, Inc., Riverside, CA, US, Project Manager / Estimator

General Contractor Project Manager for Public Works projects.

Managing all Aspects of Projects of Estimation through to Close-Out, including;
RFI, PCO, COR, CO, Submittals, Budgeting, Scheduling, Billing, Correspondence, Subcontracting.
Effectively communicating with all involved parties; Architects, Owners, Engineers, Subcontractors, Inspectors, Public Utilities and End Users.


LA County Department of Parks and Recreation - Adventure Park Splash Pad project, involving:
Construction of Splash Pad with Fabric Shade Structure, Sea Features and custom Seat Wall.
ADA Upgrades to Parking Lot / Walkway Paths, and Refinishing of Restroom Interiors.
Equipment Shelter Building with Underground Tanks, Interceptors, Utilities, Piping, Trenching, Drainage Systems, Pumps, Manholes, and Irrigation Systems.

City of Temple City - Live Oak Park Walking Path
Construction of a Rubberized Surfacing Walking Track and Drinking Fountain Upgrades

May 2016 - Dec 2016

Kiss Enterprises dba Golden State Roofing, Carson, CA, US, Project Manager / Estimator

Take-offs per plans and specs using Planswift 9 // estimation and bidding on all roofs; PVC, TPO, SBS, built-up and clay tile/shingle // public and private projects throughout California //

Managing awarded projects; RFIs, materials deliveries & co-ordination, change orders // review and signing of contracts // correspondence with all parties; general contractors, construction management, architects, supplyhouses, subcontractors and owners //

Continuing technical education in roof construction practices // reference NRCA, 5th. Ed., California Public Contract Code and manufacturer's recommendations // advising architects and contractors // redesigning roofs for projects // confirming warranties for Johns Manville and Carlisle roofing systems //

General office practices // answering the phone // meeting with all parties // monitoring job site activities //

Sep 2012 - Apr 2016

Rajan Mistry Studios, Corona, CA, US, Founder / Designer

Design and build landscape and architecture solutions for clients //

Prepare presentations and design proposals for meetings // reviewed cost estimates with options // supervised teams during construction //

Collaborated with Dre.Beau Studios & Creative Chau Studios to produce design competition entries // website construction // portfolio design // publication production //

Sep 2010 - Jun 2015

Laurent Landscape Architecture Firm [Luolang], Shanghai, CN, Landscape Designer / Planner

Landscape planning for new Chinese cities // residential, commercial and cultural masterplans //

Landscape design // medium-scale residential, business and retail landscape // private residential // pocket parks // roof-top gardens // Feng-Shui //

Worked effectively in an international team of designers // design reviews in teams // basic annotation in Mandarin // attended many business trips to various provinces and cities within China //

Jan 2012 - Jul 2012

Kyong Park, Los Angeles, CA, US, Independant Graphic Artist

Produced a large, detailed, urban graphic // "The Global Island" // to be published in book to accompany the planner/artist Kyong Park's New Silk Roads exhibition of 2011 //

Archived imagery from Google Maps and Google Earth // stitched city together in Adobe Photoshop // corrected images for size, blending, color correction, 3 dimensionality //

Completed large amounts of work in short time frames // created bi-weekly progress updates with Kyong Park // worked quickly within feedback cycles //

Oct 2011 - Jan 2012

The XLArt Group, Inc., Encino, CA, US, Architectural Intern

Quickly organized information for leads by quality, clients by complete work, subcontractors by trade // managed XLArt Group's Facebook page // used photos, plans and graphics to produce marketing material for Owner; brochures, digital and print portfolios //

Used ArchiCAD 9 - 13 // measured and drafted 4 residential as-builts // designed and modeled interior and landscape renovation projects // sketched and prepared proposal vignettes by hand //

Material research; specifications, cost, technical details //

General office activities // performed general computer maintenance // participated in office meetings //

Oct 2010 - Apr 2011

Estudio Teddy Cruz + Fonna Forman, La Jolla, CA, US, Design Intern

Material and building system research to create cost-effective and environmentally conscious designs // drafted and corrected drawings of La Casa Familiar in AutoCAD // modeled and modified designs for NICA Project in Google SketchUp //

Used Picasa, Adobe Illustrator & InDesign to create 5 professional graphic booklets for a humanitarian project in La Prusia, Nicaragua //

Preparation for MIX:9 exhibition at MCA La Jolla in 2009 // designed and built physical model of NICA Project buildings // review and modification of graphics //

General office activities // organized and cleaned the studio // participated in meetings & design reviews // answered the phones //

Jan 2009 - Jul 2009


NewSchool of Architecture & Design, San Diego, CA, US, BArch, B. Arch

Designed and produced solutions for various architectural, structural and urban planning problems.

Built precise models, legible construction documents and wrote professional articles.

Effectively prepared presentation materials, coordinated print production and presented designs.

Produced drawings, diagrams and renderings by hand; sketched ideas quickly and accurately

Created CAD drawings, 3D models, digital renderings and digital diagrams using a variety of programs.

Oct 2006 - Jun 2010

Fullerton College, Fullerton, CA, US, N/A

Sep 2004 - Jun 2006

Simba International School, Ndola, ZM, IGCSE

Technical Drawing, Art, Geography, Physics, Computer Studies, English, English Literature, French, Mathematics.

Aug 1994 - May 2004


AIAS - NSAD Vice President, Other

During the 2008/2009 academic year, I ran for and was ultimately elected as Vice President of the American Institute of Architecture Students NewSchool of Architecture and Design chapter.

During the term, our team successfully organized and hosted 6 different academic and social events, and participated alongside school faculty to promote and perfect other schoolwide events.


Duke of Edinburgh Youth Award Program, Award

Achieved Bronze, Silver and Gold medals in the Duke of Edinburgh Youth Award Program.

The program seeks to empower youth through the development of their character by providing a platform through which to improve in a skill, a community service, and a sport of the individual's choice.

The program culminates in each section with an excursion into the wilderness, where true leadership and team spirit is developed.


Areas of Specialization