James Renny Caleca

James Renny Caleca

Alexandria, VA, US



An architectural designer with over 20 years of diverse, professional experience in major metropolitan cities.  A strong leader, independent thinker; I enjoy taking charge of a project and seeing it through from concept to completion while making sure they are delivered on time and on budget.  I have extensive experience in both design & construction disciplines; working diligently to meld the ideal with real-world limitations, producing projects that delight clients and the public at large. Work experience includes: Modern Residential, Multi-Family Housing, Upscale Boutiques, High-end Showrooms, Corporate Tenant Improvements and Movie Theater Multiplex Development; all requiring meticulous detailing and impeccable follow-through.


Albert Group Architects, Los Angeles, CA, US, Project Manager

Focused on Multi-Family housing projects for developers. Tasked with coordinating city agencies, entitlement programs, community meetings and consultants. Developed Design Presentation packages and Construction Documentation. Projects ranged from 8,000 to 50,000 sf.

Dec 2014 - Mar 2015

archisis, inc., Brentwood, CA, US, Project Manager / Designer

Development of Design / Construction Documentation package for bid issue. Consultant Coordination through Design Development Package. Phasing of Construction Budget planning. Development of buildings totaling 27,000 sf; including Guest House, Basement Spa, Home Theater, Pool house and Swimming Pool. Project budget totaling $10 million.

Apr 2013 - Dec 2014

James Renny Designs, LLC, Los Angeles, CA, US, Pricipal Designer

Architectural Design Office dealing with Residential Projects of up to 3,000 sf @ $250/sf; Project Designer for Tenant Improvements of Commercial Offices & Product Showrooms of up to 10,000 sf @ $70/sf

Mar 2004 - Jan 2014

Pleskow Architects, Inc., Marina del Rey, CA, US, Project Manager / Construction Administrator

In charge of Design Development / Construction Documentation for 50,000 SF Multiplex Cinema with attached Restaurant. Coordinated Consultants including Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing Engineers, Structural, Civil, Geotechnical, Landscape and achieved LEED Certification. Handled Construction Administration including Review of Construction Submittals, Shop Drawing, RFI, and Architectural Supplemental Instructions during Building Phase.

Jan 2012 - Mar 2013

Abramson Architects, Culver City, CA, US, Project Manger

Developing Design/Documentation & Coordination of Consultants for multiple Projects; Managing Construction Administration & Client/Contractor meetings for Residential Projects in excess of 8,000 sf with $4 million budget and Commercial Projects ranging from 3,000 – 30,000 sf with $1 - 2 million budgets.

Jun 2010 - Aug 2011

The Walt Disney Company, Burbank, CA, US, Architectural Coordinator for Special Events Division

Developing and Organizing Design Documentation for Red Carpet / Movie Premiere Events across the country, budgets for projects around $500,000; also providing technical drawings for themed events attached to move releases

Jul 2009 - Mar 2011

Glen Irani Architects, Venice, CA, US, Project Manager

A Design/Build office focusing on ‘high-end’ custom, modern residential and small commercial projects, and fully integrated construction services provided for projects designed in office, projects ranged from 3000-5000 sf and priced at $500 per sq. ft.

Sep 2002 - Jul 2009

Narofsky Architecture, New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer

Architectural Design Office specializing in ‘high end’ residential projects on Long Island, projects ranged from 5,000 to 10,000 sf and totaled up to $6 million in construction costs.

Jun 2000 - Aug 2001

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), New York, NY, US, Interior Designer

Designer of Executive Office Suites and Space Planning for General Office of various corporate groups in Manhattan; projects in excess of 30,000 sf with budgets of $60 million.

Sep 1999 - Jun 2000


ArtCenter College of Design, Environmental Design

Studied Furniture Design, Non Degree Program

Sep 2001 - Jun 2002

New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), Masters, Communication Arts

Studied Painting and Sculpture

Sep 1996 - Jun 1998

New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), Bachelors, Architectural Technology

Sep 1989 - Jun 1994

Areas of Specialization