Ely Valipay

Ely Valipay

New York, NY, US

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I have extensive and rich experience in all aspects of architectural planning and design within Architecture and construction industries in USA. I have proficient wide and dynamic experience on various programs such as schools, theatres, subway, housing and residential high rise projects. My management and design skills justify my inclusion in your management team.

Proven record of excellence, resourcefulness, initiative and dynamic leadership during my career, I have consistently proven my ability to handle operational and strategic levels of multiple responsibilities in crisis and pressure, while operating under rigorous deadlines.

With an innate sense of task prioritization, managerial aptitude, training & development and result oriented attitude towards accelerating organizational growth in a competitive environment, I believe that my professional level is apt to look outward for a challenging position, requiring complete grasp of overall company’s infrastructure, and business expansion.

The highlights of my areas of expertise that may be of interest to you include:

Architect / Design Analysis 

Project Management 

Renovation Management

Team Builder and Player 

Structural Review 

Design Consulting

Technically Knowledgeable 

Technology Evaluation 

Tools and Techniques

Analytical Skills   

Client Management 

Client Focus

Time Management   

Cost Estimation Review 

Graphics & Arts

Safety Emphasis  

Materials Expertise 

Communication Skills


Contract work, Newjersey , Senior project manager

Worked on various commercial projects while restoring my historic farmhouse in Belvidere.

Oct 2017 - current

AKT Architects, New York, NY, US, project manager/project architect

•30 East 60 Street
• Designed, developed and coordinated a CD production for addition of 11 stories to a 15 story fully occupied commercial building. Currently involved in construction administration.

Nov 2009 - current

Fischer+Makooi Architects, PLLC, NYC, Senior project manager

Managing ten mid to high rise residential and senior housing projects at different stages of development.

Feb 2017 - Oct 2017

SLCE Architects, NewYork , Project Manager

Project manager on a residential high rise condo building on east 47 street.

Nov 2014 - Feb 2017

The Office of Thierry Despont, New York, NY, US, senior technical architect

• Designed, developed and coordinated a CD production for a 10,000 sq. ft. house in Aspen Colorado

Mar 2007 - Nov 2008

GreenbergFarrow, New York, NY, US, project architect

• Efficiently designed, developed and coordinated for CD production for a 1.1 million square feet Mall project in Paramus NJ.
• Designed and developed a 39 story high end residential and rental building with multi use base.

Dec 2005 - Mar 2007

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), New York, NY, US, senior project arcitect

coordination of all MEP and Structural systems for a one million sq ft residential high rise building

Apr 2005 - Dec 2005

Costas Kondylis, New York, NY, US, project architect

•Tower 31, 9 West 31st Street

•310 West 52nd Street

Jan 2004 - Apr 2005

H Thomas O’Hara Architects, New York, NY, US, project architect

•1382-1388 Madison Ave.
•Park Avenue Place.

Dec 2002 - Oct 2003

Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates, LLP, New York, NY, US, project architect

PS 69

Grand Rapids Library

Theater Row, Theater Tower

Two River Theater

Jul 1999 - Dec 2002


Columbia University, New York, NY, US, MArch, AAD

Advanced Architectural Design studio.
Studied under
Asymptote architects,Hani Rashid and Lise Anne Couture
Leeser Architects, Thomas Leeser
Zaha Hadid Architects

May 1998 - May 1999

Areas of Specialization