Dick Perlmutter

Dick Perlmutter

Charlotte, NC, US




  • LICENSED North Carolina and New York
  • LEED Green Associate

Experienced in all aspects of building process: research/programming through closeout.


MANAGEMENT SKILLS:  I can hit the ground running, understanding the myriad issues at work on a project, with a short learning curve.

▪ Contract negotiation: Owner/Architect and Architect/Consultant

▪ Coordination of the architectural team with Owner’s team, and all consultant disciplines.

▪ Scheduling: fluent user of Microsoft Project

▪ Budgeting

▫ Managed internal project budget to meet firm’s profitability goals
▫ Monitored construction cost budget to meet client’s goals
▫ Fluent user of Microsoft Excel

▪ Code analysis

▪ Contract Documentation
▫ Created cartoon sets to map out the complete document scope
▫ Managed production of documents – drawings and specifications
▫ Coordinated consultants (engineering, landscape, A/V, acoustic, theater design, food service)
▫ Coordinated plan reviews with AHJ
▫ Coordinated permitting process
▫ Fluent user of Revit Architecture and AutoCAD

▪ Contract Administration
▫ Led project meetings and ensured proper documentation of all project activities
▫ Responded to Contractor’s RFIs
▫ Reviewed submittals
▫ Observed construction progress
▫ Anticipated problems and challenges, and fostered collaboration and buy-in to resolve them

Staff coordination and mentoring of less experienced team members

TEAM LEADERSHIP:  I can provide effective team leadership, to facilitate an enjoyable and satisfying project experience for all stakeholders.
▪ I enjoy identifying optimal personnel for team, team building, setting goals, and tracking progress
▪ I derive satisfaction from supervising less-experienced staff members
▪ I am comfortable addressing Client concerns and facilitating open communication among all project stakeholders


▪ Education (K-12 and Higher Ed)
▪ Civic
▪ Institutional
▪ Performing Arts
▪ Hospitality
▪ Historic Preservation/Adaptive Reuse


University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, US, Adjunct Instructor

I am currently teaching Professional Practice in the B.Arch and M.Arch programs at UNC Charlotte. I retooled the course content, coordinated guest lecturers with curriculum, mentored and evaluated classes of 60+ students.

Jan 2010 - current

Perlmutter Architects, Charlotte, NC, US, Principal

I am engaged in ongoing business development, small commercial projects, and development initiatives for the hospitality sector in the Carolinas.

Jan 2010 - current

Little, Charlotte, NC, US, Sr Project Manager

For several K-12 public school projects in NC, I was point person from project inception through closeout, managing design, production, and construction contract administration.

Principal Projects:

Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools, NC
▪ Idlewild Elementary School – 65,000 SF phased replacement and partial renovation
▪ South Mecklenburg HS Center for Math, Science, and Technology – 62,000 SF classroom building for specialized science and technology education

Surry County Public Schools, NC
▪ Rockford Elementary School – new 67,000 SF school
▪ Pilot Mountain Middle School – new 94,000 SF school
▪ Pilot Mountain Elementary School – 50,000 SF phased renovation plus additions to existing middle school

Jun 2007 - Dec 2009

R.J. Heisenbottle Architects, P.A., Coral Gables, FL, US, Sr Project Manager

For one of the leading Preservation Architects in the eastern US, I was point person for several historic restoration/preservation projects, with a special concentration on performing arts venues. All phases, from programming through contract administration. I also authored two Existing Historic Building Evaluation Reports, coordinating the contributions of all consultant disciplines.

Principal Projects
▪ Colony Theater Restoration, Miami Beach
▪ Athens Theater Historic Restoration, DeLand, FL
▪ Lyric Theater Historic Restoration and Addition, Miami
▪ Lou Rawls Center for the Performing Arts at Florida Memorial University, Miami
▪ South Side School Restoration and Hardy Park Redevelopment, Ft Lauderdale
▪ Meadowbrook Elementary School Phased Replacement, Broward County Schools
▪ Existing Historic Building Evaluation Report: Southside Elementary School, Miami
▪ Existing Historic Building Evaluation Report: South Side School, Ft. Lauderdale

Jul 2003 - May 2007

Arquitectonica, Miami, FL, US, Senior Designer/Project Manager

I was lead designer for many projects of various types, including those listed below as well as Justice, Residential, Office, Mixed-use, and Retail project types. I led design teams – for a highly design-oriented firm – in production of conceptual and schematic design presentations, meeting serial tough deadlines in a very high-energy environment. In later years, I was lead designer and primary client liaison for high-profile institutional projects for the Miami City Ballet and the Miami Children’s Museum, as well as for the 3,000 room, $1.1 million Planet Hollywood Hotel/Casino in Las Vegas.

Principal projects:
▪ Miami City Ballet Performance/Education/Administrative Facility, Miami Beach
▪ Miami Children’s Museum, Miami
▪ Planet Hollywood Hotel/Casino/Convention Center, Las Vegas
▪ Dozens of other commercial and public sector projects and design studies

2 periods of employment during noted years, totalling 8.5 years with the firm.

Feb 1983 - Jul 1998


Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA), London, UK, Diploma Program

Worked with Rem Koolhaas, Elia Zenghelis, Zaha Hadid

Oct 1976 - Jul 1982

Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH, US, Bachelors, Liberal Arts

Individual Major w/concentration in Architecture, Math, Art History

Sep 1972 - May 1976

Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies, New York, NY, US, Program in Undergraduate Architectural Education

Sep 1974 - Jul 1975

Areas of Specialization