Romeo Niccolai Romulo

Romeo Niccolai Romulo

Brooklyn, NY, US

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Growing up in the Philippines, I have constantly experienced my fair share of powerful and debilitating typhoons. The aftermath of these storms has forced me to develop a resiliency that I now carry into everything I do. I welcome new challenges with an excited vigor in hopes of learning new knowledge and applying them in future situations, as well as imparting them to future generations.

Currently, I work as a junior architect in New York City, working and drafting over 30 projects within the last year. During this time, I leveraged a sense of perseverance into resolving any plan or zoning objections from the Department of Buildings (DOB), Landmarks Preservation Commision (LPC), and Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) in a short amount of time. In addition, I also serve as an intern manager, mentoring onto fresh graduates and international students about the New York Building industry. 


Kushner Studios Architecture + Design, New York, NY, US, Junior Architect, Intern Manager

• Manage projects that include major alterations that will change use, egress, and occupancy (Alt-I); alterations that do not affect change in use, egress, and occupancy (Alt-II); public assembly applications; and sidewalk cafes
• Produce entire sets of construction documents for both exterior and interior projects (i.e., apartments, restaurants, breweries, bars, and gymnasiums) while closely coordinating with clients, engineers, contractors, and other consultants
• Resolve architectural and zoning objections in plan examinations with the Department of Buildings (DOB), Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC), and Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA)
• Prepare and file necessary DOB paperwork in conjunction with the appropriate project
• Conduct and document existing conditions of spaces and translate them into as-built drawings
• Develop office drawing standards for Vectorworks and inhouse marketing database
• Create unconventional marketing materials showcasing the firm’s projects onto takeout menus, 3D-printed game boards, and models
• Mentor and supervise new interns relative to office standards and construction document production aligned with the New York Building and Zoning Code

Jun 2017 - current

Palafox Associates, Metro Manila, Philippines, Architect, Planner, Project Coordinator

• Co-led a team of architects in designing and delivering master planned communities, including mixed-use commercial developments, educational campuses, and leisure resorts
• Created urban planning studies: analyses on zoning, land-use, topography, streetscapes, project phasing, population projections, and vehicular/pedestrian circulation of different cities and municipalities
• Prepared and presented design presentations to a range of clients, ranging from CEOs of private companies to senior government officials
• Collaborated with consultants from different countries to visualize and design international projects
• Transformed military base requirements into a mixed-use development
• Surveyed large tracts of land and islands and created detailed site analyses
• Handled public consultations to allay concerns on certain new and developing projects
• Represented the company in conducting talks and presentations on urban, master, and tourism planning

Mar 2014 - May 2016

C.T. Onglao Architects, Metro Manila, Philippines, Project Architect

• Conceptualized and designed architectural and interior projects, ranging from high-end residential homes to mid-rise boutique hotels
• Managed construction administration of medium-scale projects, while coordinating key decisions with the principal architect, engineers, consultants, and contractors
• Prepared punch lists after site inspections to resolve any relevant construction issues versus the intended design intent
• Produced construction drawings, including architectural, electrical, and lighting plans, as well as architectural elevations, sections, and renderings
• Assisted in assembling mood boards for interior projects, showcasing the types of finishes and materials to be used in the project

Sep 2011 - Dec 2013


Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, Masters, Architecture and Urban Design

Graduated with Distinction

May 2016 - May 2017

University of the Philippines, Quezon City, Philippines, BArch, Architecture

Jun 2006 - Mar 2011

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