New York, NY, US

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Trained at the Pratt Institute School of Architecture, I have 16+ years in the field, with published, award-winning built work spanning Singapore, New York & Miami – having had the good fortune of working alongside talented principals, across the world.

I began without a degree as an architectural apprentice, after a year in engineering school, and another in architectural school.  My first two projects were completed in Singapore, prior to finishing my training at Pratt Institute, and I am proud to be able to say both were published & won awards, my role as an apprentice notwithstanding.  The majority of my professional experience is hospitality & multi-family residential based – with both core+shell/ground up new build, as well as renovations and historic preservation. I am thoroughly conversant in all stages of the architectural process from inception through permitting, construction to completion. I consider myself highly effective in both team lead and team member roles, having served in both positions on numerous projects over the course of my career.

My “coming of age” project on which I spent five years in Miami on is the Soho Beach House – an 80,000 SF, US$50M hotel development, comprising of the complete restoration of a 7-story, 65-year old Art Deco Hotel on Miami Beach, with the addition of a new 16-story tower spliced into the historic structure. Open in October 2010 and winner of multiple AIA awards, it remains one of the exclusive hotels on Miami Beach.

Through the course of my career, I’ve amassed thorough conversance in Building, Life Safety & Accessibility Codes at both Federal and State levels.  With over 10 years of hospitality experience from core+shell, through interior architecture  & interior design, 6+ years in New York City residential and hospitality development has imparted me with an understanding of the complex convergence of the requirements of NYC Zoning, LPC, and HPD guidelines. I’ve successfully navigated several projects through the approvals process at the NYC HUB, and successfully completed CA for a mid-rise residential development in the Upper East Side.

My last position was with the world-renown interior design firm Alexandra Champalimaud Design with ultra-high end luxury residential & hospitality interiors from New York & Atlanta to Hong Kong.

My resume and selected work portfolio covering selected projects from 1994 through 2016 will speak further to my experience. References are available upon request. 

I would welcome a chance to meet should the opportunity arise, and show you my full portfolios, with any positions in mind, as they may exist in your firm.


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Champalimaud Design, New York, NY, US, Senior Designer

Handling a roster of international projects spanning the globe from New York, thru Atlanta, and Hong Kong. The nature of the firm's work and their Clients, however, precludes any further elaboration.

Feb 2017 - Aug 2017

Stephen B. Jacobs Group, New York, NY, US, Senior Project Manager

Senior Project Manager with a roster of mid-rise multi-phase residential buildings in New York City. Project phases range from Concept thru CA, to Built/Completed

Oct 2013 - Jan 2017

Kenneth Park Architects, New York, NY, US, Project Manager

Project Manager - Retail

Jun 2011 - Mar 2012

Shulman + Associates, Miami, FL, US, Project Manager / Project Architect / Job Captain

Project Manager / Project Architect

Responsible for small to medium sized projects from inception thru completion. Mid-size Hospitality & Core/Shell, Retail Core/Shell.

Principal Project - Soho Beach House, Miami Beach - $50M, 80K SF - Historic Restoration of 7-storey Art Deco hotel (c. 1941), with new 17-storey tower addition grafted on rear.

Jan 2006 - Feb 2011

Kiss & Zwigard, New York, NY, US, Junior Architectural Designer / Asst. Project Manager

Worked directly under Principal as primary point of contact for Client, Contractor & Consultants, inc. Suppliers/Vendors. Prepared all CD sets, and assisted in site visits & field reports.

Apr 2004 - Jul 2005

RichardHo Architects, Singapore, SG, Architectural Apprentice / Draftsman

Hired as Architectural Apprentice, roles ran the gamut from drafting permit submissions, tender drawings, CD's, design meeting minutes; consultant / vendor coordinator; assisted in CAD integration in firm.

Principal Project - 25 & 26 Everton Road - gut renovation & historic facade restoration of pre-war shophouse - S$950K, 8000SF total

Aug 1994 - May 1996


Pratt Institute, BArch, Architecture

Bachelor of Architecture / 5-yr Professionally Accredited Program - Research Assistant in Machu Picchu Research Project

Sep 1996 - Jun 2002

Imperial College London, Materials, Science & Technology

Engineering & research Materials Technology - Semiconductors, Metal Alloying, Polymerics etc - Enrollment terminated after 2 yrs

Sep 1989 - Jun 1991


Finalist - Staten Island 9/11 Memorial Competition, Honorable Mention

Team Member - Finalist Submission to Borough of Staten Island, NY for Staten Island 9/11 Memorial Competition.

Team Responsibility - Solar Alignment & Shadow Casting Configuration through CG solar shadow studies


Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University, New Haven, CT, Grant

Grant awarded to Pratt Institute c/oProf Brent M Porter, asst. by TS Yong for use of use 3D digital research model developed for solar shadow studies & research with the Machu Picchu Research Team. Digital modelling used to construct physical model of Machu Picchu to be included in a permanent exhibit fo Incan Civilization at the Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University.


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