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Steven Rusche

Steven Rusche

New York, NY, US

 

About 

Presently working as Project Manager/Architect on multiple projects at various stages of development and administration at Stephen B. Jacobs Group PC

Work focuses on mixed-use luxury residential towers and hospitality projects


Employment 

The Stephen B. Jacobs Group, PC, New York, NY, US, Project Manager/Architect

Presently managing multiple projects in various stages of design development and construction administration
Project Development
 Works within project parameters to generate accurate zoning analysis for client assessment, massing envelope and NB filing submission
 Collaborate with all design teams to deliver effective presentation of concept to achieve client goals
 Manages teams through coordination of each respective design and engineering trade from the schematic phase through construction documentation
 Effectively interprets design governing building, energy and accessibility codes to deliver compliant designs
 Fully develops and details exterior and interior design concepts to be constructible, code compliant and accurately priced
Project Administration
 Leads and coordinates project architects, design consultants and engineering teams throughout life of the project
 Develops staffing requirements and billable hours by clearly defining scope of work and project timeline goals
 Schedules accurate timelines for design development, application filing, inspections and construction phases
 Reviews and directs shop drawing submittal and RFI process, change-orders, scope changes and applicable billing
 Attends weekly construction meetings with on site management to evaluate project progress, field issues and guide construction managers as required to execute design
Client Management
 Keeps client abreast of all aspects of deliverable timelines and project events through accurate documentation and regular correspondence
 Acts as an intermediary between client’s marketing, branding and management teams by clearly communicating any design and code implications that may affect their scope
 Assists in creation of pricing and contract documents for financing applications, bid set documents and tax approvals
 Guides the client and owner representative through value engineering process at all project phases
 Works with ownership and legal team to develop HPD/421-A compliant design and documentation to achieve approvals

May 2012 - current
 

Alexander Gorlin Architects, New York, NY, US, Intern

• Worked side by side with Principal and lead architect through Design Development, Schematic Design, and Construction Documentation phases on multiple projects
• Drafting plans, section, elevation, in various roles through out all phases of project development ranging from preliminary schematics to complete construction documentation
• Researching, documenting, and citing New York building and zoning code, ADA requirements, filing procedures, and transmittal process
• Extensive 3D and physical modeling for design visualization, client presentation, and digital structural models for steel fabrication
• Participating in site visits, survey, analysis, and drafting base plans to begin Design development phase
• Assist with construction administration process by corresponding with client, general contractors, and construction parties to reconcile change orders, punch list items, and alerting lead architect pertinent issues
• Creating organized floor, window, finish, millwork, and appliance schedules for residential and institutional projects
• Researching building assemblies, materials, mechanical systems, and finish products to achieve maximum LEED class
• Completing zoning analysis, including all allowable and proposed F.A.R calculations; open space requirements; lot area per dwelling unit; and parking

Jul 2011 - Apr 2012
 

Education 

City College of New York (CCNY), New York, NY, US, MArch, Masters of Architecture

Aug 2008 - Jun 2011
 

Portland State University, Portland, OR, US, BArch, premedical studies

Aug 1999 - Jun 2003
 

Leysin American Academy, Leysin, CH, High School, college preparatory

Sep 1996 - Jun 1999
 

Awards 

Outstanding Theory & Design Award, 1st Place

Design and theory award given for works completed in all studio years as well as best in class project for capstone studio problem

2012
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills