Arin D. Resnicke, AIA/CSI

Arin D. Resnicke, AIA/CSI

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, US

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Over 30 years of experience, that includes V.P., Sr. Proj. Mgr., Owner, Construction Administrator and So. Calif. Specification Manager. Strong portfolio of achievements that includes numerous successful architecture/designs/construction projects and internal operations growth. Excellent leader and mentor for architectural interns, many who are now licensed.

- Proven ability to lead teams through the full cycle of complex projects and achieve time, budget, and quality goals.

- Synthesize several disciplines – creativity, logic, discipline, risk – to produce exceptional, highly-praised work

- Employ an honest, straightforward approach to doing business that earns the full respect and trust of clients.

- Mentored and supported numerous interns who are now licensed or in the process of becoming licensed.

- Proficient in AutoCAD (v. 2004 to 2018), Adobe Acrobat Professional, PowerPoint, Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, Bluebeam, ProCore, Orion, and other project management software.

- Thorough knowledge of construction industry standards, safety standards, accessibility requirements, building codes, and California Administrative Codes.

- Exhaustive knowledge and skill in interpreting construction specifications, technical drawings, construction methodology, construction scheduling techniques, all phases of architectural/construction practices and formats of contract documents.

- Skill in preparation of construction documents including but not limited to: drawings, bidding requirements, general conditions, agreements, and specifications; and skill in preparing itemized cost estimates.

- Strong listening/interpersonal skills utilizing articulate yet commanding diplomacy, tact, and when necessary, assertiveness.

- Effective communication through written reports and oral presentations whether on a one-to-one basis, in small group settings, or meetings to 4000-5000, using grammar and vocabulary to convey relevant information.

- Ability to perform effectively with frequent interruptions, distractions and conditions and fluctuating workloads.

- Ability to plan and to pace work, and as necessary, to isolate oneself from informal interruptions to ensure that immediate job responsibilities are performed, deadlines are met, and projects are not jeopardized.

 Core Knowledge and Skill Areas:

Staff Training, Coaching and Supervision; New Department Build-Out & Expansion; Uncompromising Focus on Quality; Client Acquisition & Retention; Architecture & Engineering Contributions; Critical Problem Identification & Resolution


PBK Architects, Costa Mesa, CA, Senior Project Manager / SoCal Specifications Manager

 Provides administration of the Contract for Construction and act on the Owner’s behalf during construction, the Long Beach Unified School District representing up to six Elementary Schools simultaneously.
 Provides interpretations and decide matters concerning the Contract Documents regarding substantial performance and conformance to the documents in question.
 Prepares/processes/responds to Change Orders, Requests for Information, and Construction Change Directives to and from the General Contractor and the Division of State Architect as required.
 Prepares/reviews specifications and review products for multiple offices in Southern California. Serve on the QA/QC Committee for PBK nationwide (staff of 500+) as well as the Specification Committee nationwide.

Jul 2018 - current

PM Design Group, Inc., Irvine, CA, US, Senior Project Manager / Architect

 Responsible for National Roll-Out implementation of rapidly expanding Quick-Serve restaurant chain.
 Provided staff oversight/supervision of all services including due diligence, entitlements, space planning, site coordination, design/construction documents /construction management and administration.
 Utilized strong organizational and time management skills and maintain superb interpersonal relationships with out-of-state clientele.
 Led team of architects/designers using AutoCAD, Microsoft Word, Excel and other software.
 Applied extensive knowledge of architectural principles, practices and techniques including CSI Specifications, Construction Administration and Project Budgeting.
 Managed complete scope of services on projects from entitlements through client move-in on 25+ sites concurrently.
Project: Raising Cane’s Restaurants, 25+ Locations (Land Acquisition-Grand Opening

Feb 2018 - Jul 2018

PJHM Architects, Laguna Hills, CA, US, Architect/Construction Administrator

• Constr. Administrator for Cadence Park School, Irvine Unified School District, K-8, 94K Sq. Ft. on 12+ acre site, $47MM.
• Project is fast-tracked (similar project completed in 18 months) and to be completed in 10 months, ready for 2018 school year.
• Provide creative solutions to address the clients’ needs and budgetary restraints while complying with program and maintaining strict standards of architects’ firm while addressing daily field issues.
• Manage communication with client, consultants, general contractor, subcontractors and team members during construction.
• Provide rapid and accurate response to Pre-Bid RFI’s, RFI’s, CCD’s, as well as Field Observation Reports, responses to weekly Meetings and Meeting Minutes, etc.

Apr 2017 - Sep 2017

GOLDEN EMPIRE DESIGN, INC., Bakersfield, CA, US, President / Principal

Oversee all functions and activities within architecture firm, supervising internal employees and external consultants. Provide all services including space planning, site coordination, plan design/construction documents (site/facility/floor/parking, etc.) and construction management. Design all corporate marketing materials, including web site. Manage broad range of architecture and design/build contracts, with an emphasis in the financial services industry (including industry-leading banking and credit union institutions), retail and commercial office projects, and high-end custom residential work. Lead teams through the entire project lifecycle, solve complex architectural/engineering issues, reviewing drawings in accordance to contractual obligations. As such, we meet with clients as often as required to anticipate future organizational requirements to establish long-term facility and infrastructure strategies. We also evaluate existing facilities/projects in order to determine the most appropriate energy efficient and economical systems by which the facility can be operated and maintained. My years of experience here provide a thorough knowledge of the fundamental principles and theories of professional architecture.
Captured financial institution client that led to over $750,000 in billable dollars and $5.5 million-plus in projects. Facilitated client savings of $100,000 to $250,000 by acting on clients’ behalf to negotiate with government and redevelopment agencies on building issue resolution.
Built the company from the ground up, implementing all company policies, procedures, and best practices. Grew the business through a combination of effective marketing strategies, excellent service, and top-quality work.
Received the Community Citizen Leadership Award in 2001 in recognition of “contributions for volunteer work, charitable organization activities, fund raising, and public speaking”.
PROJECTS: Multiple banks and admin. facilities throughout CA, numerous churches and places of worship, custom residences (3k to 6k sq. ft.), Multi-Family, Tenant Improvement, Medical/Office, Class A Office, Motels, etc.

Aug 2003 - Mar 2017

Interbrand Design Forum, Irvine, CA, US, Project Architect / Entitlements

This position managed the facilitation of project start-up and provided guidance in coordination with Authorities Having Jurisdiction concerning the expansion of financial institutions. Although based in Irvine, CA, I traveled extensively throughout California to ensure our clients were very well represented to present briefings to clients and others at Architectural Design Commission meetings, Planning Commission meetings, City Council meetings, County Supervisor meetings, and all other required policy meetings to facilitate construction of new facilities as requested by our clients. Prepare briefings indicating project scope, recommend methods of accomplishing design and construction to contractors and other personnel.

PROJECTS: Primary architectural representative in CA of major national financial institution. Concurrently had upwards of 42 projects throughout CA in various stages at once from design through opening; primary position involved presenting designs to City Councils and Commissions for Design Approval and authorization to proceed in jurisdiction frequently where project types had previously been disallowed.

Mar 2011 - Apr 2012

M.S.W. and Associates, Inc., Bakersfield, CA, US, Vice President Architecture

Hired to create the Architecture department in a small, local design-build construction company. Facilitated growth in department and company to assist in rapid expansion and to include all project types including hospitality/hotels, civic/governmental, office parks/industrial, retail/shopping centers, restaurants, tenant improvements, etc. Managed all aspects of Architecture department, including HR functions (hiring, performance evaluations, salary), client and contract management, project design, and production activities, including reviewing all work for technical accuracy and compliance with project criteria and budget, solving complex architectural/engineering issues, and reviewing drawings in accordance to contractual obligations, identifying specific problems such as design errors, review contractors' schedule of prices. Oversaw the full project lifecycles from concept and initial client contact through construction and close-out. My years of experience here provided a thorough knowledge of the fundamental principles and theories of professional architecture.
Hired as the #12 employee in the company; spearheaded creation of the Architecture department where there had been none; groomed the first 8 people into top-performing employees in a 6-month period; capitalized on management capacity to play a key role in corporate growth from 12 to over 200 employees.
Developed all corporate standards for documents produced in department. Created and implemented al departmental standards that streamlined production.
Received awards for design work including “BEAUTIFUL BAKERSFIELD AWARD” and “ARTS COUNCIL of KERN AWARD” for Bakersfield Monument City Sign; Received “Honorable Mention” for Historic Renovation of local restaurant.

PROJECTS: Commercial, Medical/Surgical, Supermarkets, Restaurants (throughout the western U.S.) Hotels, Shopping Centers, Industrial Complexes (5-8 acres+), Tenant Improvements, Monument Signage (Bakersfield City Sign), etc.

Jun 1998 - Aug 2003

Kendrick Design Group, Inc., Bakersfield, CA, US, Project Manager

Managed beginning-to-end cycles of (Client contact, conceptual design, construction documents, field verification, contract administration) educational architectural projects including dozens of individual High Schools, Junior High School, and Elementary Schools. Scopes of work varied from extensive additions of relocatables to expand campus capacity to brand new school campuses of all grades levels with jurisdictional territory all across the state of California. Work processes were from initial conceptual design and layout through client coordination and design team, CADD-based documents creation, and authority having jurisdiction original submittals, redlines, resubmittals, permitting, closeout, etc. As such, I provided consultation in technical matters such as the inclusion of appropriate features in design/construction/alteration of projects; Review contractor shop drawings and equipment submittals of systems to assure compliance with contract requirements and recognize specific problems such as design errors, unforeseen conditions, or change in criteria to ensure contractual obligations.

PROJECTS: Educational scope varied from campus expansion of relocatables on site throughout CA (McFarland, Lamont, Bishop, Lone Pine, Olancha, Hollister, etc.) to Renovations (Shafter, etc.). Also provided new school design on several sites (Bakersfield Christian High School, Ladd Lane Elementary, etc.).

Apr 1997 - May 1998

R.L.H. Fire Protection, Inc., Bakersfield, CA, US, Project Manager

Hired initially to complete company-sponsored fire-systems engineering school (50% completion/retention rate). Hired subsequent to graduation as Fire Systems Engineer to provide comprehensive fire sprinkler system design, engineering, hydraulic calculations, pipe cut sheets and load documents. Completed comprehensive design and engineering of sprinkler systems for low-rise structures, strip malls, warehouses, and other buildings. Traveled throughout California to various sites in order to verify conditions and measurements prior to design of systems and provided recommendations to fabricators and installers in various areas such as project development, design, and construction through personal visits (drawings included comprehensive fabrication and take-off sheets for all system components).

PROJECTS: Georgia-Pacific Warehouse in San Francisco, 1MM Sq. Ft., 660 J. Street Sacramento (5-story office), Golden Valley Produce, Bakersfield (2,400 heads), etc.

Mar 1995 - Mar 1997


Bakersfield College, Bakersfield, CA, US, Architecture

Aug 1978 - current

Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA, US, BArch, Religous Studies

Jan 2012 - Jan 2014


Community Citizen Leadership Award, 1st Place

Recognized by the City of Bakersfield


Beautiful Bakersfield Award, Honorable Mention

Historic Renovation of Curtis’ Restaurant at the IceHouse.


Arts Council of Kern Award, 1st Place

Bakersfield City Sign


Beautiful Bakersfield Award, 1st Place

Bakersfield City Sign


Areas of Specialization