Cynthia Kwan Knotz

Cynthia Kwan Knotz

Irvine, CA, US



Architect / Job Captain / Project Manager


Over 12 years in architecture, planning, and interior design with an emphasis on leadership and coordination.


Coordinate with owners, designers, engineers and contractors on large scale projects


Building types:    high-rise    commercial    large-scale casinos    mixed use    residential hospitality    medical    retail    schools


Expertise in projects leading documentation teams using the most up to date industry tools for effective documentation standards and collaboration methods.


Extensive knowledge of implementing high level designs into an informative understandable set of details and documents, and how those documents are shared as an informative tool for contractors, project team members, consultants, vendors and end users.


Lead the construction administration process, documenting and tracking project changes and revisions, and assuring all team members have the most up to date information and drawing backgrounds.




BIM    Revit    Autocad    Photoshop    Illustrator    Word    Excel    Power Point    multi tasking excellent organization skills


Fluent in Spanish, Cantonese and English, knowledge of Italian


MVE + Partners, Inc., Irvine, Project Architect

Project Architect
Wuhan First City Phase II and III
Playa Vista Block 7

Sep 2013 - Jan 2014

M Moser Associates, Irvine, CA, Associate

Schematic Design through Construction Documents
Space Planning
Lenovo, Shagdi, Haidian Distric Beijing
Jindal Office Building, Gurgaon, India
Barmalt, Gurgaon, India
Canon, 100 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL
NuSkin, Fengxian, Shanghai
Canon, 1800 Bruning, Itasca, IL

Mar 2011 - Sep 2013

Friedmutter Group, Newport Beach, CA, Senior Associate Architect

Senior Associate Architect
Schematic Design through Construction Documents
Space Planning, Curtain Wall Design Solutions, Interior
The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas, NV
The Taj Mahal Hotel, Atlantic City, NJ
Showboat Hotel Atlantic City, NJ
Coconut Creek Casino, Coconut Creek, FL
Gunlake Casino, Wayland, MI
Twin Arrows Resort and Casino, Flagstaff, AZ
Cincinnati Casino, Cincinnati, OH
EMAAR International Center, Dubai, UAE

Feb 2006 - Mar 2011

Hillier Architecture now RMJM, Princeton, NJ, US, K-12 Studio, Designer

Construction Documents
Passaic 5, Passaic, NJ
Catto School, Camden, NJ

Mar 2005 - Feb 2006

Brennan Beer Gorman, New York, NY, Architectural Designer

Architectural Designer
Schematic Design, Project Administration
The Siam Kempinski Hotel & Residence Bangkok, Thailand
Turning Stone Casino Resort, Verona, NY

Aug 2002 - Mar 2005

William Tabler Architects, New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer

Architectural Designer
Autocad Drafting, Space Planning and building design,
Project Presentation and Competition booklets
Hyatt Hotel, Jersey City, NJ
Benihana Restauran, NJ

Dec 2000 - Aug 2002


Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, BArch, 5 year Bachelor of Architecture

Pratt Institute School of Architecture
Bachelor of Architecture with Highest Honor
Obtained 5 year Professional Degree with Highest Honor
Graduated Valedictorian
Pratt Rome Program ( Spring 2000)
Some of the projects are selected as award winners

Sep 1996 - May 2001


Registered Architect - NY, AIA, Other


LEEDap BD+C, Other


Certificate of Excellence Award for Outstanding Merit, School of Architecture, Award


Pratt Circle Award for Outstanding Achievement, Award


NCARB, Other


Arthur Edwards Award for Outstanding Scholarship, Award


Areas of Specialization