Raymond Symanski

Raymond Symanski

Arlington, VA, US



Senior Project Architect / Project Manager with a portfolio of government, office and hospitality projects including both renovation and new construction.  Corporate work includes numerous large-scale Corporate Parks, Office Complexes and Hotel Resort Complexes.  Responsibilities have been diverse ranging from preparation of working drawings and specifications to coordination of Architectural and Engineering services and on-site Construction Administration.  Have developed long-lasting professional alliances with Clients, Construction Management, Consultants and General Contractors.


RTKL Associates Inc., Washington, DC, US, Principal

Senior Project Architect / Project Manager

I have completed millions of square feet of building projects (comprising a diversity of building types). For the past 8 years I have served as Project Manager on the Campus Consolidation Project for the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in White Oak, MD. This was an enormous project with numerous and obvious similars to a university campus. With 9000 employees to be relocated from assorted metropolitan buildings to a new campus setting, it was important to recognize that not only the design of individual buildings was required, but the development and adherence to a Master Plan was crucial; a Master Plan which would detail, in the end, a pedestrian friendly campus. The FDA project presented an interesting challenge and it was quite successfully accomplished in the final buildout by incorporating Security, Central Plant Distribution Systems, Pedestrian Bridges and Tunnels (between buildings) and specified Shared Use functions ranging from Conference Centers and a Childcare Facility to multiple Food Service venues.

Nov 1987 - Jan 2013

Smolen / Rushing, Washington, DC, US, Architect

Project Architect for small boutique firm -- which has since closed doors.

Jan 1987 - Nov 1987

Clark, Tribble, Harris & Li, Washington, DC, US, Architect

Staff Architect. Firm has closed it's doors.

Feb 1980 - Nov 1986


Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, VA, US, BArch, Architecture

Received a degree in Architecture

Sep 1975 - Jun 1980

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