Steven Rusche

Steven Rusche

New York, NY, US



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


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


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


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


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