Maria Rengan

Maria Rengan

New York, NY, US



Job Position: “Senior Project Manager in NY”

Over 11 years of experience in ground up new construction for mid to high-rise projects in the housing, residential, hotel and hotel resort industries, executing roles from Project Architect to Senior Project Manager, taking on “lead responsibilities” in the management and the production of drawing sets and in construction administration. Diligent coordination of trades (i.e., engineering, structural, mechanical, electrical and plumbing and consultants, lighting, acoustic, pool, spa, etc.) as well as general contractors while actively and professionally interfacing with clients at all times, to deliver efficient and non-intrusive solutions which ultimately result in budget cost credits/reductions. Specialized in CAD design and communications skills with an ability and sensibility for space planning. Ownership of a deep understanding of the building complex (infrastructure and technical aspects) for core, shell and interior. Extensive knowledge of relevant building codes and ADA regulations.


Professional affiliations

2016 Member of AIA as International Associate Architect

2016 Member of (WHF) Women in Housing and Finance

1994-2016 Member of the Professional Organization of Architects in Rome,

Ordine degli Architetti di Roma e Provincia from 1994 till presen



MArch., University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Italy;

Major: Architecture Design (5 years; grade 110/110)

Professional Doctorate in Restoration of the Monuments,

University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Italy; (2 years; grade 70/70)

RA: Ilicenced in Rome, Italy (EU)



  • Excellence in autocad 2014, words & exel / Familiarity with Revit and Newforma

  • Ground up new construction/ renovations and conversions;

  • Familiarity with NYC zoning, Building Code, ADA

  • Leadership and organization skills;

  • Good Hand sketch skills;

  • SD-DD-CD and CA experienced

  • Consultant coordination including client / general Contractor management;

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills



Experience: (11 in the USA) 21 years total;

Residential Condo

Affordable Housing
Interior Architecture
High Rise



Martinez + Johnson Architecture, New York, NY, US, Senior Project Architect

Hired for the duration of the construction, up to the "Dust Free" date required by the owner to be August 15. The project, "The NFL Experience", is situated at the base of the Mariot Hotel and has a Theater, Exhibit & Event spaces on three floors and a Retail area with a view on Times Square. My responsibilities were primarily focused on the coordination of MEP trades and I got involved immediately, as the construction was stalling, due to the presense of pre-existing Landlords building pipes, which were causing critical obstructions to all duct work yet to be installed on the 4th floor and inside the Theater. I set out to review the Revit model drawings, extracting sheets in autocad to overlay the exisiting building pipes that the landlord provided drawings in autocad but were not integrated into the revit model. I provided plans and sections that I marked showing hits that i picked up and added notes with suggestions. These drawings were issued as sketches to the vast team during the coordination meetings. The first three months were intense with coordination meetings conducted for all the three floors, starting from the 4th then third and last the second floor. This was conducted with the presense of the full team, along with MEP sub contractors. The coordinations meetings were followed up with walk-throughs, to have a visual sense of the problems discussed, with shop drawings in hand, envision the soultions suggested during the meeting. After the walk through, it was back to the meeting room, to mark up the shop drawings to proceed on. Other responsibilities were, frequent site visits, 3 times a week, releasing Field reports with photographic documentation; attending weekly meetings. Three of my photos below are on MJA website description the project (see link ).

Mar 2017 - current

IBI Group - Gruzen Samton, New York, NY, US, Senior Project Manager

Construction Administration
Project Management

Affordable housing - 13 floor multi-story 58 residential units for senior citizens, New York, NY
Residential condo - 13 floor multi-story retail and 52 residential units, New York, NY

Ground up construction administration and project management of core and shell
Review of submittals (product data, shop drawings, samples)
Respond to RFI’s with detailed sketches
Coordination of external team (mechanical, plumbing, sprinkler, electrical, structural, energy)
Construction site meetings with the client, developer, general contractor and bank representatives
Site reports

May 2015 - Aug 2016

Consultant - self employed, New York, NY , Architectural Consultant

Space Planning
Project Management

RMJM Architects and Planners - Hotel resort – Bahamar, large scale casino including four hotels located in Nassau, Bahamas
F&T project - One Fulton at Flushing, Queens, NY, 12-story
555 West 10th Avenue, New York, NY, 52-story
546 West 44th Street, New York, NY, 13-story

Architecture design and project management services
Space planning for offices, meeting rooms and accessories
Management, development and presentation of bid packages

Feb 2011 - Jan 2015

SLCE Architects, New York, NY 10003 , Project Manager

Construction Drawing
Project Management

30 Park Place, New York, NY, 82-story, mixed use Hotel Four Seasons / luxury condo includes residences, meeting rooms, restaurant, bar and amenities, pool, spa, gym,(new construction);
Seneca Casino /Hotel, Buffalo Creek, New York, Hotel includes various restaurants, water feature and parking (new construction)
1212 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY apartment condominium (renovation)

Project management and production of CD’s (interior and core & shell)
Coordination of an in-house team consisting of technical architect, assistant pm
Coordination of an extensive external team consisting of the design architect, interior designer, engineers (structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, sprinkler) and all sub-consultants (lighting, acoustic, pool, spa, etc.)

Jul 2008 - Jan 2010

Karl Fischer Architecture, New York, NY 10012 , Project Architect

Project Drawing set (core & shell)
Project Management

Residential condominium
611 4th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 10-story, 24 dwelling units, (new construction)
74 South 4th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 8-story, 33 dwelling units, (new construction)
659 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, NY, 5-story, 16 dwelling units, (new construction)

Project management and production of drawing sets from SD to CD (interior and core & shell)
Coordination of an in-house team consisting of technical architect, designer
Coordination of an external team consisting of interior designers, engineering consultants, expeditor

Feb 2007 - Apr 2008

GENE KAUFMAN ARCHITECT, New York, NY 10012, Project Architect

Design Development Drawing
Project Management

76 N 4th Street, Brooklyn, NY -Large scale conversion and addition, warehouse into condo

Development of drawings in DD phase, core and shell
Coordination of in-house engineers.

Mar 2006 - Dec 2006

Maria Rengan Architetto, Rome IT, Owner - Principal

Architecture Drawing set, CA & Management
Ten years of contractual architectural services as Design Architect and Architect of Record for commercial and residential projects, all of which have been completed.

Bank of Rome
RM131; 278 Via Collatina, Rome (renovation)
Guidonia Quattro; 8, Via La Marmora, Guidonia (renovation)
RM133; 886 Via Apia, Rome (renovation)
RM283. 82, Via U. Giordano, Rome (conversion)
CM 001; 31 Pl Garibaldi Castel Madama (conversion)
TV7. 34, Via Nazionale Tiburtina Tivoli (conversion)

Private Residences
Via Eremo, Rome (renovation)
Via Della Resistenza, Rome (renovation)
Via Eremo, Rome (renovation)
Via Canton, Rome (renovation)
Torvaianica (renovation)

Preparation and supervision of drawing sets
Project management and construction administration
Coordination of an external team of engineering consultants

May 1994 - Jan 2004


Sapienza - Università di Roma, Rome, IT, MArch, Architecture

Urban Architecture Design. Thesis was a "Specialized Library for Roman Art"
grade 110/110

Nov 1985 - Apr 1992


National Competition Examination position as Architect Director for the “Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Nomination

National Competition Examination for position as Architect Director, for the “Ministry of Cultural Heritage;
Obtained eligibility, classified as n. 30 out of 150 at the Regional Directorate of Emilia Romagna, Italy.


“Congress Center”, Rome, Italy, an international competition, Nomination

1998 “Congress Center”, Rome, Italy, an international competition held by the Municipality of Rome; participated as team member.
Project Captain: Prof. Arch. Ruggero Lenci;
The project received an honorable mention.


Areas of Specialization