Damir Pozderac

Damir Pozderac

New York, NY, US



Multifaceted and dedicated architectural professional with over 10 years of architectural experience working in New York City architectural firms, nationally and internationally.

Extensive experience in architectural design and construction industry including: project management, exterior and interior building design, space planning design, zoning and building code analysis, contract document development and detailing, contract administration, construction administration, construction management and project scheduling.

My strongest skill is a technical and detail oriented ability to turn excellent design ideas into built reality.  I am a highly organized individual, a self-starter and an excellent team player and the leader. I am also an energetic person who strives to take on new challenges while relying on my extensive experience, education and creativity.


Triland Development, Project Manager

Worked as a Project Manager for an American architectural, construction and development company on a major 250,000 square foot shopping center construction in Sarajevo, Bosnia. Worked on demanding and fast-paced architectural projects including high-end hospitality and specialty stores, sports clubs, boutiques and cafes. Responsibilities included working closely with clients on project planning and programming, preparation of architectural concept designs, design development, construction drawings, systems coordination, materials selection and ordering, budgeting, construction management and construction trades phasing. Also worked as an expert architectural consultant for the shopping center’s visual communications including, signage and wayfinding graphics design. Prepared designs and fabrication drawings, tested, ordered and approved various fabrication methods and materials, managed construction and installation.

Aug 2010 - Jan 2011

Howell Belanger Castelli Architects, Project Manager

Managed projects from schematic design through design development, space planning, code analysis, project scheduling, contract administration, construction drawing preparation, detailing and construction. Completed over 20 architectural retail, hospitality and residential projects in New York City, United States and internationally. Supervised and coordinated architectural, engineering and other consulting teams and provided project direction and guidance. Assigned clearly measurable goals, established deadlines, coordinated and managed execution of tasks. Performed construction observation, selected, reviewed and approved construction materials and shop drawings. Provided independent and creative knowledge in resolving construction and design issues. Worked directly with principals, clients, staff and outside consultants, and established respectable relationships.

Aug 2002 - Mar 2010

Mayse and Associates, Project Captain

Worked on a variety of retail, hospitality, office and industrial design architectural projects. Prepared project drawings relying on extensive technical and visual skills. Led architectural team to ensure execution of tasks and met tight deadlines. Assisted in design processes and used model making and graphic design skills to prepare visual presentations.

Jul 1999 - Jun 2002


The University of Texas at Arlington, MArch, Architecture

Awarded C.J. Harkrider-Optimist Memorial Scholarship for graduate studies
Awarded scholarship for specialization at the Institute of Classical Architecture in New York

Jun 2000 - Dec 2002

The University of Texas at Arlington, Bachelors, Architecture

Graduated with Cum Laude honors

Aug 1996 - Jun 2000

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