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Romeo Niccolai Romulo

Romeo Niccolai Romulo

New York, NY, US

 
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About 

Currently, I work as a junior architect in New York City, working and drafting over 30 projects that range from residential buildings to public schools within the last 3 years. During this time, I leveraged a sense of perseverance into resolving any plan or zoning objections from the Department of Buildings (DOB), Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC), School Construction Authority (SCA), and Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) in a short amount of time. Also, I served as an intern manager, where I mentored fresh graduates and international students about the New York Building industry.

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 new situations, as well as imparting them to future generations. 

Employment 

RKTB Architects, P.C., New York, NY, US, Junior Architect

• Create entire sets of construction documents (based on REVIT) for newly designed apartment buildings while closely coordinating with clients, engineers, contractors, and other consultants
• Produce architectural drawings for full accessibility projects and exterior modifications for public schools under the New York City School Construction Authority (SCA)
• Create Department of Building (DOB) drawing sets for new residential buildings and public schools
• Manage projects that include major alterations that will change use, egress, and occupancy (Alt-I); and alterations that do not affect change in use, egress, and occupancy (Alt-II)
• Coordinate and resolve Request For Information (RFI) concerns among clients, the SCA, and consultants
• 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
• Write and compile architectural specifications for apartment buildings
• Prepare zoning and other massing diagrams to file with the Department of Buildings (DOB)
• Produce fully rendered 3D and elevation models of apartment buildings

Oct 2018 - current
 

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 - Oct 2018
 

Palafox Associates, New York, 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
 

Education 

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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