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Barry Yanku

Barry Yanku

New York, NY, US

 
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Barry Yanku

New York, NY 10027 646-341-2560

barry.yanku@gmail.com

Summary

SENIOR ARCHITECT: Experience with various project scales which range in size from large mixed-use towers to intricate contemporary residences. As the lead architect I have directed projects from conceptu- al ideas to final products by leading teams, developing and maintaining work plans, meeting with cli- ents and coordinating with consultants. As part of the team development I mentor junior staff, maintain schedules of deliverables, integrate workflows that integrate computer modeling techniques within the office standards.

Experience

Project Design Manager at Corgan Architects, New York, NY    2018 – present

Design and Planning of New Terminal at JFK part of the JFK Vision Plan.

Projects include:

  • JFK Temminal, New York, NY - Mutiple Gate New Terminal for

Senior Architect at Nastasi/MHS Architects, Hoboken, NJ    2016 – 2018 (2 years)

Develop projects from Site Planning Submission through and to Construction Documents. Projects include repurposed light industrial buildings to Mixed Use Multifamily Residential projects including some in Historic Districts which required special review submissions.

Projects include:

  • 88 Regent Street, Jersey City, NJ - Mixed Use - 420 feet tall, 400 residential mixed-use tower.
  • 50 Harrison Street, Hoboken, NJ - Light Industrial Factory to Office and Retail. 150,000 SF.
  • 55 Newark Street, Full approval Historic Commission and Zoning Boards.
  • 400 Jackson, Hoboken, NJ - Multi-Family and Retail, 45 Units, 6 Stories, Parking, 50,000 SF.
  • Monticello Triangle, Jersey City, NJ - Mixed Use - 200 Units,10 Stories, Parking, 275,000 SF,.

•               The Embankment: Master Plan, Jersey City, NJ - Masterplan Proposals for a High Line Park. Tasks include:

-                 Zoning and Code Analysis for development of Site Plan Submissions

  • Unit Layouts while integrating ADA, structural, mechanical and vertical circulation.
  • Façade development and Exterior Envelope strategies.
  • Meeting with clients, consultants and manufacturers.
  • Preparing presentations for Zoning Board and Historic Commission.
  • Zoning Analysis to maximize area for a complex site and special setbacks
  • Develop program and plans for Exhibit, Hotel, Retail and support spaces
  • Coordination of vertical circulation for 20 elevators and separate uses
  • Complex Structural System for Exhibit Spaces and irregular site.
  • Vibration control due to adjacency to vehicular and train tunnels.
  • Development of Exterior Envelope and Energy modeling to meet Energy Code.
  • Development of Exterior Envelope Details.
  • Coordination of staffing and schedule our team.
  • Specifications review and coordinate hardware sets for custom doors and millwork.
  • Site Supervision, Construction Administration, RFI’s

-                 Development of full package of Construction Documents coordinated with engineers.

Senior Project Architect at CetraRuddy, New York, NY  2015 -  2016 (1 year)

Design and development of a Mixed-Use Tower in Hudson Yards. The project includes Parking, Restaurants, Event/Exhibit Floors, a Hotel and Residential Units at the top, as well as amenity floors throughout the tower supporting the various uses. The challenge to design a tower on a irregular site, the egress network of stairs, and the Event spaces at the bottom which required special a special structural design. In the Hudson Yards Development Zone.

Projects include:

•                 541 West 37th Street Tower, NY, NY, 600,000 GSF, 700’ Mixed-Use Tower in Hudson Yards. Tasks include:

Senior Project Architect at Pfeiffer Partners Architects, Los Angeles, CA/ New York, NY   2013 - 2015 (2 years)

Lead architect for a $80M Performing Arts complex that functioned both as a Community Performance Space and Teaching Facility. This project was designed and developed between staffs in three cities, New York, Washington and Los Angeles. The New York office focused on the development of the exterior envelope system and incorporated façade systems that had special thermal and acoustic performance requirements servicing the five performance venues as well as a broadcasting studio. This is a high-performance rain screen was clad in metal, masonry and glass. To orchestrate work between three offices and numerous consultants we created the team’s work plan based on initial concept models. It was continually updated as the project evolved. This 178,000 GSF addition and renovation was a LEED Silver project.

Projects include:

•                 Prince George Performing Arts Center, Largo, MD: 800 seat existing proscenium theater, a 300-seat proscenium theater, a 150-seat, black box theater and a 125 seat Recital Hall.

Tasks include:

-                 Work Plan for staffing and schedule for 3 teams in 3 cities.

-                 Coordination of Mechanicals that have special acoustic requirements.

-                 Energy model with various Exterior Envelope strategies and envelope consultant.

-                 Place of assembly life safety analysis as part of construction documents.

-                 Working with theater consultants and integrating those requirements into drawings.

-                 Value engineering coordinating with Cost Estimator

Senior Project Architect at Rafael Viñoly Architects, New York, NY   2010 - 2013 (3 years)

An extremely challenging $1.25 billion, 700,000 square foot mixed-use residential high-rise tower in midtown Manhattan. I managed the production of design documents and was the lead design coordinator for our team which included a staff of ten architects and many consultants. This project utilized a fast-track procurement/ construction process requiring intense design and documentation efforts. There are many were non-standard which required special testing. The vertical circulation system is made up of 5 single shaft, high-speed eleva- tors and one scissors

Projects include:

•                 432 Park Avenue Residential Tower - Mixed Use Tower, 1,400 Feet, 600,000 SF

•                 Washington University, Center for Biological Imaging - Academic, Master Plan, 1,422,000 SF

Tasks include:

-                 Coordination of staffing and schedule our team.

-                 Preparation of agendas and meeting minutes with consulting engineers.

-                 Executive Summaries to maintain projects on schedule and within budgets.

-                 Coordinated with visualization team and model shop for presentations.

Project Architect at Gwathmey Siegel Associates Architects, New York, NY 1995 - 2004 (9 years)

Assisted Associates and Principal’s with from Concept to and through Construction Documents, researching code and zoning issues; responsible for developing schematic designs within program and cost requirements, supervised construction document production and construction administration, coordinated with consultants and contractors, Site Supervision

Projects included:

•                 Basketball Hall of Fame, Springfield, MA

•                 Cameron Museum of Art, Wilmington, NC

•                 Quadrangle Group, LLC, Seagram’s Building, New York, NY

•                 Universal Studios Office Building, Beverly Hills, CA

•                 Mid-Manhattan Library, New York, NY

•                 Dell Lake House and Boathouse, Austin, TX Tasks include:


Teaching

Adjunct Professor - Graduate Options Studios at New Jersey School of Architecture

2004 -  2010 (6 years):

-              Design Studio Professor - Options Studio

Lecturer at Columbia University’s GSAPP 1985 - 1987 (2 years):

-              Graduate and Undergraduate: Computer Graphics and Parametric Modeling


Education

UB School of Architecture and Planning, Buffalo, NY Master of Architecture (M.Arch.)


Software

Adobe Creative Cloud, Autodesk AutoCAD and Revit, Microsoft Office, Rhino, SketchUp, Newforma


License: NY and NJ





Elsewhere:

Employment 

nastasi architects, Hoboken, NY, US, Senior Designer/Manager

: Design of mixed-use residential projects primarily for Jersey City and surrounding region. Projects include:

* The Embankment, Jersey City, NJ - 2,000,000 square feet Mixed Use Proposals incorporating studies multiple redevelopment plans and development of a High Line type elevated Park on top of an abandoned railroad embankment. The design was to develop and explore options for an Elevated Park that connects the Waterfront, Journal Square and the Bergen Arches.
* 88 Regent Street, Jersey City, NJ - Mixed Use - 420 feet tall, 400 residential unit mixed use glass tower. Liberty Harbor North Redevelopment Plan
*Journal Square Tower – Concept development for a 43 Story, 350,000 SF, 300 residential unit mixed use tower opposite the Journal Square PATH Station. - Journal Square 2060 Redevelopment Plan
* Monticello Triangle, Jersey City, NJ - Mixed Use - 10 Story, 275,000 SF, 200 residential units, retail base and automated parking below grade. Jackson Hill Redevelopment Plan.
* 1900 Park Avenue, Weehawken NJ - Mixed Use - Proposed Redevelopment Plan
* Old Bridge Residential and Corporate Suites - Site Plan
* Port Imperial Boulevard Residential Development, West New York, NJ - Residential Waterfront Development for two 15 story buildings yielding 500 Residential units.

Dec 2016 - current
 

CetraRuddy, New York, NY, US, Senior Project Architect/Manager

PROJECT ARCHITECT/MANAGER: For a mixed use tower in Hudson Yards from SD to DD. We are presently filing with the New York City DOB. The tower height is 700 feet with a gross square footage of 540,000sf. The mixed used tower has 4 below grade levels supporting three uses above grade. They include Restaurants, Exhibition Spaces, a 160 key hotel, 127 Residential Rental Units and Amenities serving both the Hotel and Residence. Completion date 2019. The project has been documented fully in Revit. I have overseen the daily schedules and tasks of 5 architects, coordinate with Mechanical and Structural Engineers. The residential micro units comply with FHA and ANSI 2010.

Dec 2015 - Dec 2016
 

Pfeiffer, New York, NY, US, Project Architect

Senior Project Architect for the renovation and expansion of Prince George’s Community College, Queen Anne Academic Center. The academic center will provide an educational environment that will allow the College to create a comprehensive Liberal Arts academic performance and communication curriculum. The new Academic Center will support and expand major departmental components to include Theatre, Dance, Music, Mass Communications, Communication and Public Relations and Journalism spaces. The new Queen Anne Academic Center will retain an existing theatre building and expand the facility through a 136,545 GSF addition. the new building has a 5 new theaters including a Black Box Experimental Theater, a Main Stage, an Auditorium, a Recital Hall and a Dance Space. Cost Approx.: $80,000,000 Completion: 2018

I led a team of young architects and coordinated work with many consultants to assemble bid documents for this project. The project was divided between offices in New Yow and Los Angeles. The 5 Venues were primarily developed by the LA office and we developed the Core and Shell. This is a LEED Silver Project.

Dec 2013 - Dec 2015
 

Rafael Viñoly Architects, New York, NY, US, DESIGN PROJECT MANAGER

Managed an extremely challenging six hundred million dollar, 700,000 square foot mixed-use residential high-rise tower in Manhattan, New York, which is currently in construction. I managed the production of design documents and was the lead design coordinator on our team and managed a staff of ten architects. This project utilized a fast-track procurement/construction process requiring intense design and documentation efforts. I also managed a 1,422,000 square foot master plan at Washington University’s, Center for Biological Imaging.

Projects include:
* 432 Park Avenue Residential Tower - 600,000 square feet
* Master Plan – Wash. Univ. - Center for Biological Imaging

Dec 2010 - Dec 2013
 

New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, NJ, US, ADJUNCT PROFESSOR: Undergraduate and Graduate Design Studios

Graduate Design Studios: Prefabrication in Housing and Museum Design.

Dec 2004 - Dec 2010
 

Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects, llc, New York, NY, US, PROJECT ARCHITECT

Assisted Associates and Principal’s with from Schematic Design to and through Construction, researching code and zoning issues; responsible for developing schematic designs within program and cost requirements, supervised construction document production and construction administration, coordinated with consultants and contractors, made periodic site visits; mentored junior staff.

Projects included:
* Basketball Hall of Fame Springfield, MA
* Cameron Museum of Art Wilmington, NC
* Quadrangle Group, LLC, Seagram’s Building New York, NY
* Universal Studios Office Building Beverly Hills, CA
* Mid Manhattan Library New York, NY
* Dell Lake House and Boathouse Austin, TX

Dec 1995 - Dec 2004
 

Education 

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, US, MArch, Architecture

Jan 1981 - Feb 1984
 

Awards 

House for the Next Millennium, Honorable Mention

1997
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills