Name : Rafael Martinez
Industry Type : Architects
City & State : Tampa, FL
Job Title Consulting Architect
Relocation Preferences : Will relocate depending on job offer
Objective : To join a professional team that prides it's self on providing quality management services.
Resume :  
Rafael Martinez Architect

 Phone: (813) 393-8339                    

E-Mail: rafael.architect[AT]




Experienced architectural building designer with expertise in development of construction documents and technical specifications   Project architect, with diversified experience in construction administration, warranty period services, and post occupancy evaluation. Seasoned architectural professional with a broad background in construction management at risk, and building delivery contracts;  including design build and fast tracking to expedite delivery of the structure while still in the permitting proses. Professional skills include:


  • Proficient in proposal writing, site assessment, permitting & construction administration.

  • Extensive experienced in project team scheduling, quality control, & budgeting for successful project delivery.

  • Executed leadership positions with diverse employees of varied professional expertise.

  • Experienced in valued engineering procedures to bring projects in on time within budget.

  • Organized and innovative professional, knowledgeable in varied building and project building delivery contracts.

  • Effective communicator with a wide variety of technical professional skills-Bilingual in English and Spanish.

  • Experienced with State Requirements for Educational Facilities (SREF).

  • Extensive experience with zoning codes, Florida Building Codes, and compliance with Americans with Disability Act (ADA), and National Fire Protection Association, (NFPA), codes.




  • Prepared in a timely manner, Fixed Capital Outlay requests & programs for the departments client agencies.

  • Assisted other agencies with the selection of design professionals for programming and FCO requests.

  • Reviewed, evaluated & made recommendations on FCO budget requests submitted by outside state agencies.

  • Ensured & defined that project scope could be achieved within budget limitation & established design guidelines for State buildings.

  • Advertised & scheduled design professional selection committee, chaired the committee, & prepared the required approval documentation in a timely manner.

  • Scheduled & managed development of project design with clients & design professionals to assure compliance with program requirements, schedule & project budget.

  • Analyzed & reviewed design submittal for program compliance, functionality, constructability & aesthetic appropriateness.

  • Managed & directed completion of project construction documents while expediting bidding award, contracting & permitting of projects within established budget & schedule.

  • Participated in pre-bid & construction conference to inform construction managers & subcontractors on project constraints & requirements.




    Rafael Martinez, Architect                                                                                                                                01/14/11 – Present

    Principle - Architect

    University of South Florida-Division Facilities Planning & Construction                 02/13/05 - 01/14/11

    Architect – Project Manager

    State of Florida, Department of Management Services                                                              02/07/97 - 06/30/02

    Division of Building Construction

    Architect – Project Manager

    Architectural – Architecture, Planning, and Interior Design, Inc.                                               01/01/92 - 12/31/97

    Principal - Architect


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    Master of Architecture - Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, Florida

    Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies - Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, Florida




    Registered Architect, License No. AR0013824, State of Florida




  • Managing of the Infrastructure Budget Tracking Spreadsheet for Capital Infrastructure funding for USF, Facilities, Planning, and Construction, IT, & Physical Plant.

  • Responsible for oversight & project management of multiple projects up to $20M including engineering components (i.e. chilled water, heating/ hot water generation upgrades + a 17- ton chiller &4000 lf. of 16” insulatedheatinghot water piping loop from USF, CPT, to MDU Plant Health Science Campus.

  • Provided project manager services for the renovation & new dining facility for USF, Andros Cafeteria with Airmark to accommodate +300 additional dining seats.

  • Provided project management for USF Facilities Planning & Construction for the renovation of the USF - Bookstore second floor mezzanine to accommodate a new 15,000 sf. Starbucks & a 3000 sf. Computer Store.

  • Provided services to the City of Davie, FL-Police & Fire Department for delivery of 59,000 sf. police station & 10,000 sf. fire station.

  • Renovated the Miami, FL - State Service Center, provided new chillers, cooling towers, cold water piping, & ceilings including VAV boxes, energy management controls, light fixtures & acoustical ceiling tiles.

  • Assisted the City of Miami, Department of Health with an abandoned project to complete the construction of a new health clinic.

  • Participated in the Miami Dade Community College & Inter-American Center $20M arbitration of the owner & contractor’s contingency.This project had a guaranteed maximum price bust after bid of $6M.Valued engineered design without the loss of construction quality while completing the project with the owner’s MDCC, satisfaction & budget requirements.

  • Completed a dining facility & addition of kitchen storage area for the Department of Forestry.Project bids came in at $200 K & the job was completed with 75% budget savings by the Department of Forestry through self-performance on selected trades.

  • Completed a 79,000 sq. ft. maintenance & storage facility for the City of Coral Gables.The project included 20,000 sq. ft. of office spaces.Aggressively pursued the permit process in addition to fast tracking the construction of precast beam structure prior to issuance of formal Notice of Proceed.

  • DMS, project manager for the construction management of the Florida Community Center - Village of Key Biscayne.This project consisted of a 17,000 sq. ft. Fire Station & 40,000 sq. ft. Police & Village Administrative Center.

  • Responsible for the construction management of Hadley Park Community Center - City of Miami Department of Parks & Recreation.Project consisted of spaces for senior citizens groups; youth sports programs & social events.Project includes a full back box theater with dance studios & weight room.Project considered a great success by the users.





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