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Iancu Pruncut

Iancu Pruncut

Toronto, ON, CA

 

About 

I am an experienced architect, having been working in the field since 2002. I am presently licensed in Canada (Ontario) and the USA (Maryland and Florida). Moreover, I am eligible for direct board registration anywhere across Canada and the United States – I am a NCARB (National Council of Architectural Registration Boards) Certificate holder. I am also an American Institute of Architects (AIA) member.

I have extensive experience in Schematic Design, Design Development, Detailing (Working Drawings), Design & Code Review, Project Coordination, and Design Management of a wide range of architectural projects, from small-scale residential to commercial and large-scale public infrastructure – new buildings or various alterations of existing structures. In addition, I have had various experiences in interior design, urban planning, and engineering as well. Moreover, I have a special interest in hand sketching and mentoring junior staff in diverse and detailed design matter. I started my carrier in Romania years ago, both as an architect and an engineer.

I completed the Architect Registration Examination (ARE) of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) from December 2006 to November 2008 – all 9 divisions ARE 3.1 – during my internship in Montreal. I graduated years ago (2002) in Romania from a RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) accredited university: "Ion Mincu" University of Architecture and Urbanism in Bucharest – the 6-Year Bachelor & Master of Architecture program. Moreover, I am the holder of a professional Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering in Automotive Design since 1992. I am also a bilingual (English-French) professional if needed.

Since my registration moment (April 2009), I have been working generally as an employee or consulting architect for architectural offices in Montreal and Toronto. On some occasions, I had the opportunity to draw my own projects – even if minimal as scope and budget. 

From 2013 to 2016, during my employment with Abbarch Architecture in Toronto, I was the signing-off architect – Architect of Record – for twelve (12) renovation projects of Walmart stores across Quebec. At that time, I was acting as the senior architect in charge with the design, review, and production of the construction documents for those renovation projects and for other similar projects across Canada. I would mention here my extensive contribution in developing detailed drawings – through CAD or by hand – for the Walmart Supercentre in Richmond, British Columbia. 

In 2016 and 2018, I worked in the USA as a senior project architect for architectural offices in Towson (Maryland) and Buffalo (New York State), respectively. The projects concerned mixed-use renovations, schools, hotels, and high-rise condominium buildings through Baltimore area and Upstate New York, respectively. My expertise was needed mainly as a resource and senior support in developing detailed working drawings and code reviews for all the current projects in the office. Eventually, my hand sketching together with my direct CAD contributions were greatly appreciated in supporting and completing the overall effort to deliver state-of-the-art working drawings sets.

Throughout the years, I have focused on carrying out the Construction Documents phase – working drawings with intensive detailing – for a large variety of projects by using AutoCAD, REVIT (more recently), or my own hands. Among many others, detailing in Passive Solar Design and Architectural Acoustics got my attention lately. Therefore, I have worked as a consultant architect – through my own practice Iancu Pruncut Architect – for different architectural offices in Canada and USA. 

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE SUMMARY

 
• RESIDENTIAL, ASSEMBLY, RETAIL, AND OFFICE BUILDING PROJECTS: dwelling units (detached or semi-detached houses, townhouses, condominiums), kindergartens, restaurants, retail stores, offices, residences for elderly people, places of public worship – programming, sketches, schematic design, design development, construction documents, and architectural rendering: Dan S. Hanganu Architect (architectural office), Montreal; Indesign - Gary Conrath Architect (architectural office), Montreal; Victor Simion Architect (architectural office), Montreal, Régis Côté et associés (architectural office), Montreal; Metroul S.A. (consulting firm – engineering and architectural services), Bucharest; P&A Studio 98 S.R.L. (architectural office), Bucharest; personal projects – private clients

• MODERNIZATION AND RETROFITTING PROJECTS: retail stores, dwelling units, office spaces, post offices, police station, sports hall, restaurants / foodservice, manufacturing buildings – schematic design, working drawings, detail drawings: Indesign - Gary Conrath Architect (architectural office), Montreal; Victor Simion Architect (architectural office), Montreal; Parizeau Pawulski Architects (architectural office), Laval, Quebec; Régis Côté et associés (architectural office), Montreal; Metroul S.A. (engineering & architectural services), Bucharest

• CONVERSION / ALTERATION AND REFURBISHMENT PROJECTS: 1) conversion of old production facilities into office spaces and sale offices – programming, schematic design, working drawings: Parizeau Pawulski Architects (architectural office), Laval, Quebec; SEA Romania S.R.L. (import-export & supply company), Bucharest; 2) conversion of large retail commercial building into a court of justice (fast-track): Metroul S.A. (consulting firm – engineering & architectural services), Bucharest

• INTERIOR DESIGN FOR OFFICE SPACES AND INSTITUTIONAL BUILDINGS: sketches, schematic design, working drawings, detailed drawings, coordination of building services: Victor Simion Architect (architectural office), Montreal; Parizeau Pawulski Architects (architectural office), Laval, Quebec; SEA Romania S.R.L. (import-export & supply company – fixtures, fittings and hardware), Bucharest

• ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN & URBAN-PLANNING FOR SUBWAY AND RAILWAY NETWORKS: design of new stations and associated facilities, implementation of the barrier free design / accessibility to persons with disabilities – STM (Société de transport de Montréal), VIA Rail Canada, and MetroRex, Bucharest – programming, studies, design development, working drawings, specifications, architectural rendering: Régis Côté et associés (architectural office), Montreal;  Metroul S.A. (consulting firm – engineering & architectural services), Bucharest

• INDUSTRIAL ARCHITECTURE: creameries, meat processing plants, and machining plants – European Union and China – industrial buildings with metal / pre-cast concrete frame – programming, schematic design, architectural rendering, working drawings, specifications

• CONCEPTUALIZE AND DESIGN ARCHITECTURAL ALUMINUM CURTAIN WALL SYSTEMS: large projects over Quebec and USA – office buildings, schools, universities (UQAM and Sherbrooke University), hospitals, large residential buildings, public transportation infrastructure (the subway station « De-La-Concorde » in Laval, Qc) and industrial facilities – studies, shop drawings, specifications and record drawings: A. & D. Prévost (designer and producer of architectural aluminum systems – curtain-walls, skylights, etc.), Richelieu, Quebec

• GRAPHICS AND ARCHITECTURAL RENDERING:  free-hand drawings, computer generated drawings, scale models, etc. – sketches/studies, atmospheric drawings, studies for logotypes and book covers: Victor Simion Architect (architectural office), Montreal; Régis Côté et associés (architectural office), Montreal; Casa Lux (interior design & architecture magazine), Romania; P&A Studio 98 S.R.L. (architectural office), Bucharest; Metroul S.A. (consulting firm – engineering & architectural services), Bucharest; Vizual Engineering S.R.L. (architectural office), Bucharest; personal projects – private clients 

• FURNITURE DESIGN: sketches/studies, working drawings, architectural rendering: Parizeau Pawulski Architects (architectural office), Laval, Quebec; P&A Studio 98 S.R.L. (architectural office), Bucharest; personal projects – private clients

• CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION – OFFICE AND SITE: Dan S. Hanganu Architect (architectural office), Montreal; Victor Simion Architect (architectural office), Montreal; SEA Romania S.R.L. (import-export & supply company – fixtures, fittings, and hardware), Bucharest; Multitrade S.R.L. (general contractor – design-build services), Bucharest; Metroul S.A. (consulting firm – engineering & architectural services), Bucharest

• MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN: S.C. Master S.A. (industrial research institute), Bucharest
 

Employment 

Iancu Pruncut Architect, Toronto , Architect / Architectural Consultant / Principal

architectural practice – alterations, change of use, additions, and interior design; consultant services for other architectural firms – e.g., Kirkor Architects, Toronto, ON, Canada (2019-2020) or HKT Architects, Boston, MA, US (2021); specialized in carrying out Construction Documents Phase - working drawings with intensive detailing - for a large variety of projects – multi-storey apartment buildings, office, retail, schools or hospitality; full-time /part-time periods;

Apr 2009 - current
 

Kirkor Architects and Planners, Toronto, ON, CA, Architect

providing resource and senior support in developing detailing for working drawings sets – high-rise condominium buildings (concrete towers) across Great Toronto Area;

Oct 2018 - Mar 2019
 

Curry Architects, Towson, MD, US, Project Architect

responsible for providing resource and senior support in developing detailed working drawings and code expertise for current projects in the office, mixed-use renovations, hotels and high-rise condominium buildings across Baltimore area

Aug 2016 - Nov 2016
 

Tempo Drafting, Toronto, Project Architect

responsible for production and coordination of construction documents (working drawings) for several bank branches, new mall buildings and reconfiguration of existing ones in Toronto, GTA, and Alberta

Mar 2016 - Aug 2016
 

Abbarch Architecture, Toronto, ON, CA, Project Architect - Architect of Record for some renovation projects

responsible for a number of special design settings, design and code review, project coordination, planning, significant detailed hand sketching, helping and tutoring CAD team members in assembling working drawings and specs for retail projects – new buildings, extensions, and inbox projects (e.g. different types of Wal-Mart stores across Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia); architect of record (signing and sealing) for a number of projects in Quebec

Sep 2013 - Apr 2016
 

Education 

"Ion Mincu" University of Architecture and Urbanism, Bucharest, RO, Masters, 6-Year Integrated B.Arch. & M.Arch.

Six (6) Year Integrated B. Arch. & M. Arch Program accredited by RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects); Final Thesis: The Pattern of Low-rise Social Housing in Romania; Final Project on architecture and town-planning: Residential Compound of Social Homes in the South Suburb of Bucharest: Low Income / Affordable Housing – A Sustainable Design Approach

Oct 1996 - Jul 2002
 

Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Bucharest, RO, Bachelors, Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering - Automotive Design

Sep 1986 - Jun 1992
 

Awards 

AIA Membership, Other

2018
 
2010
 

CACB / NAAB Certificate, Other

2006
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills