Richard McCleary

Richard McCleary

Lawrenceville, GA, US



I am interested in a position that will offer me an opportunity to continue to grow as a professional and evolve as a well-rounded person. I am a self-starter who can take direction and work independently. I am detail oriented and accurate in design work and project management.
I am well organized and efficient. I like to work in a team environment. I am a self-starter who knows when to apply logical reasoning and when to ask for assistance. I am a good communicator when interacting with clients, consultants, contractors and people of all walks of life and age. I have worked in the interior/architectural field for 20 years, most recently as a project architect for interior department at Niles Bolton Associates.

I have one more class to obtain my certification in Commercial Building Management at Gwinnett Technical College. Presently I have a 3.9 GPA in the program and I am studying for my LEED AP exam.

My AutoCAD/Revit, design, coordination, organizational and planning skills, as well as my attention to detail, has given me the opportunity to have direct involvement with many clients. I believe the combination of my technical abilities, work ethic and attitude would be a positive contribution to your team.


Dwell Design Studio, Atlanta, GA, US, Job Capatain

I am responsible for creating details, developing ventilation area calculations, plumbing calculations, code research, and developing construction documents set.

Dec 2013 - current

Reese Vanderbilt Associates, Atlanta, GA, US, Project Coordinator

I am responsible for developing architectural construction documents by using AutoCAD. I also coordinate architectural drawings with our consultants and general contractor on our projects. My other duties are to manage interior architecture with the base building drawings and clients design schemes.

May 2013 - Dec 2013

Niles Bolton Associates, Atlanta, GA, US, Project Architect

I was responsible for developing the interior construction documents by using AutoCad. I developed interior details for millwork, stairs, balconies, fireplaces, kitchens, and soffits. I coordinated interior construction documents with NBA architects and MEP consultants. I did construction administration and final punch for buildings and interior space.

Jun 2001 - Mar 2009

Veenendale Cave, Atlanta, GA, US, Co Team Leader

I was responsible for managing interior studio tenant fit up for corporate clients. I developed space plans for corporate clients. I researched finishes to be used on projects. I review programs and budgets for corporate clients. I also assisted interior designers with their tasks to complete their projects.

Jan 2001 - Jun 2001

Cooper Carry, Atlanta, GA, US, Intern Architect

I was responsible for creating construction documents for corporate studio. I coordinated construction documents with MEP consultants. I did construction administration and final punch for the corporate buildings and interior space.

Dec 1998 - Jan 2001


Gwinnett Technical College, Lawrencevile, GA US, Commercial Construction Management

The commercial construction contract administrator certificate provides students with the essential skills required to work for developers, architects, and construction management firms as contract administrators or owner's representatives. Contract administrators review the work of contractors to verify contract compliance. Course lectures are designed to provide comprehensive insight into the design and construction process. Technical courses apply to the degree program in commercial construction management

Feb 2010 - current

City College of New York (CCNY), New York, NY, US, BArch, Architecture

"The Spitzer School of Architecture at City College, now more than forty years old, is the only public school of architecture in New York City. Its emphasis on the urban environment as the most important generator of ideas about the appropriateness of programs and forms makes it unique among the constellation of architecture schools in New York and the surrounding region.

Approximately 350 students from the city, the country and around the world pursue professional undergraduate degrees in Architecture and graduate degrees in Architecture, Urban Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, and Sustainability in the Urban Environment. They are taught by faculty who are also deeply engaged in New York City, as licensed architects, critics and scholars.

Architecture studios currently pursue programs that are civic, institutional, residential, and commercial, giving City College architecture students an in-depth experience of these project types as they are projected into the urban landscape, and fostering intense discussion and debate about the life, death and rebirth of cities, environmental sustainability, construction technology, theories of public and familiar interaction, and a new aesthetic sensibility about the built environment.

Students engage with faculty, alumni, and the profession at large as we begin to reevaluate and reinvent the built environment for the next generation."

Sep 1984 - May 1992