Cristian Kluger

Cristian Kluger

Mamaroneck, NY, US



I'm a young Architect with a European degree in Architecture & City Planning who's been working on mostly (90%) commercial projects in both Europe and the US. My experience includes Architectural Design, from schematic through pulling COs, Construction Documents and Project Administration.

I currently work in the US Northeast as a Project Manager on Commercial Interiors with 4 other architects, our work spanning the Metropolitan NYC area, Westchester County and Connecticut, projects including car dealerships, healthcare, bank and fast food facilities. A few residential projects add to the list.

Before this, I worked mostly as a architecture Tenant Coordinator with two of the largest European shopping center developers. This experience got me working alongside commercial retailers (from large fashion to food chains) and shaped my idea of what keeps the industry rolling, what the SWOTs are and what architects can do to secure their clients' satisfaction over an ever changing market, while designing and naturalizing the concept of two major shoe retails for the Romanian market, through a small architecture studio I established in 2006.

Starting January 2012 I moved to NYC and joined the USGBC - NY Chapter - as a Green Associate. Currently looking forward to work with like minded professionals in sustainable design and quality, material and energy efficient architecture and becoming LEED AP


Arconics Architecture, LLC, Rye Brook, NY, US, Project Manager

 Architectural surveys, Site documentation
 Zoning & Code Research
 Schematic design, Construction drawings, detailing, CAD (AutoCAD Architecture), BIM (Revit) and 3D renderings (Sketchup)
 Permit applications, CSI Spec books
 Site visits, Project Administration

Sep 2013 - current

Open Square: Architecture & Interior/Industrial Design, New York, NY, US, Architect

Schematic design, freehand sketching
Field surveying and data collecting, translating it into CAD (AutoCAD Architecture) and BIM (ArchiCAD);
 Documenting existing conditions, architectural surveys
 Drafting, detailing, preparing architectural drawings and reports
 Working with a furniture designer and builder on commercial/residential projects
 Implement LEED concepts into design workflow
 Supervise site installation, get user feedback

Jan 2011 - Jul 2013

TRIPONT INVEST, Inc., Constanta, RO, Architecture Tenant Coordinator

 Coordination of a number of aprox. 120 tenants with their planning, fit-out works in their
 Checking and approving/rejecting their designs for the leased premises.
 Monitoring all construction and fit-out works in leased premises.
 Assisting tenants with technical expertise on architecture, design.
 Administrating all tenants’ accounts in coordination with Leasing and Accounting dept.
 Keeping good, professional relations with the tenants and local authorities.

Sep 2009 - Dec 2011

HABIT, Inc., Cluj-Napoca, RO, Architect & Owner

Started a private-owned company with two associate architects – HABIT Ltd.
 Company Administration
 Drafting, sketching, preparing architectural drawings and 3D renderings (ArchiCAD, AutoCAD, Sketchup)
 Preparing necessary paperwork for permits to be issued by local authorities.
 Conducting meetings, having debates and coordinating with the investors / developers /
engineers / contractors.

Sep 2006 - Dec 2011

POLUS TRANSILVANIA DEVELOPMENT Co., Cluj-Napoca, RO, Junior Architect & Tenant Coordinator

Coordination of a number of 58 tenants with their planning and fit-out work in their
 Checking and approving/rejecting their designs for the leased premises.
 Supervising construction works carried out by the general contractor and informing the
tenants about the advances.
 Supervising fit-out work carried out by the tenants' contractors.
 Coordinating with the other 7 members of the Tenant Coordination Team.

Mar 2007 - Aug 2008


Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Cluj-Napoca, RO, BArch, Architecture & City Planning

Completed long-term studies in architecture and related courses (360 ECTS credits)
Focused studies on light impact and harmonization of the parts within the whole.
Participated in college scientific forums with a design for the Romanian pavilion for EXPO
2005 Aichi, Japan (Summer 2004)

Oct 1999 - Jun 2005

Fine Arts High School ”Romulus Ladea”, Cluj-Napoca, RO, Fine Arts & Interior Design

Sep 1995 - Jun 1999

Areas of Specialization