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Name : ross
Industry Type : Architect
City & State : Durham, NC
Job Title
Relocation Preferences : Architects
Objective : South East
Resume :  
A highly experienced professional with a proven track record of achieving sound results consistent with overall business direction and goals, seeking a position with a company that exemplifies superior service, exceptional staff and an extraordinary product.

A Project Manager with over twenty years experience in effectively managing the entire project life cycle including preliminary investigation, design, scope/plan/timelines, construction, schedules/budgets, occupancy, quality control, staffing and budget management, and post construction project closeout activities.
Proven track record of managing multiple projects simultaneously with exceptional organizational, communication, and problem-solving skills.
Scheduled and coordinated all groups involved in projects through all phases, processes, deliverables and project meetings.
Managed multiple projects by identifying and scheduling project deliverables, milestones, and required tasks.
Prepared project status reports and keeping management, clients, and others informed of project status and related issues.
Monitored resource need ensuring work is completed on time and meets quality standards.
Interfaced with clients to define requirements.
Provided a single point of contact for other participants, including architects, vendors, consultants and regulatory agencies.
Responsible for analytical and quantitative project cost estimation, financial monitoring and budget control.
Conducted complex financial/business analysis of project budgets and monitor expenses using current processes such as accounting, reporting, and approval procedures.
Customer service oriented creative with an attention to detail.
Demonstrated ability to acquire technical knowledge and skills rapidly.
Innovative problem solver, able to see the business and technical sides of a problem.
Proven leadership, negotiation and problem resolution abilities.
Exceptional communication skills, both oral and written.
Proficient in multiple computer programs and an aptitude for software problem solving.

Selected Accomplishments
Developed and implemented a project management scheme to simultaneously manage 25+ concept-to-opening retail outlets, successfully completed within a 6 month timeframe.
Created and implemented a project management scheme to retrofit existing outlets in groups of 20-25/100+ total for court-ordered regulatory compliance.
Chartered and maintained Owner Advocacy Program whereby building audits identified immediate and long term life cycle changes to leverage cash flow and effect bottom-line budget.
Established building and zoning regulations controlling growth to maximize the opportunity for expansion of the community as well as a managed tax base.
Identified the need to redesign the structure of a healthcare facility to improve productivity and shift the focus to the product, away from the process and infrastructure issues.
Led the redevelopment efforts of major military housing project at an historic base, achieving a financial sound project to leverage cash availability and modernize the housing for the 21st century.
Advocate for a variety of multi-use projects

Work Experience

Architechstyles, LLC.Jan 2007 - present
Development and preliminary schematic design studies for high end single family
RFPs from real estate investment firms for high end custom residential
Door County WI, high end single family lake front estate home, high energy efficient solar designed
Glen Ellyn, IL high end custom single family home
Strip retail pad site development in Chicago metro area
Commissioned photographer for US trade mission to Turkey
Consultant for construction administration and preliminary design for high end corporate interior work Dallas metro area (Staffelbach)

Planworx Architecture, P.A., Raleigh, NCApril 2007 April 2008
Architect Commercial Division
Military Base Upgrades and Conversions for Picerne Companies on various bases throughout the US.
Various Mid-Rise, Mixed-Use projects in Greensboro, Raleigh and surrounding metropolitan area.
Various Land Planning and Land Development projects throughout the State of North Carolina and Virginia.

JEK Architects + Engineers, Rolling Meadows, IllinoisDecember 2005-March 2007
Director of Architecture
Managed Projects & Accounts
Owners Advocate Program Delivery for various development companies throughout the Chicago Metro area.
Retail/Restaurant/Commercial Power Strip Centers, Pad Sites, Kiosk & Airport locations throughout the U.S. McDonalds, Starbucks, Firestone, Hudsons News Stand, Jones New York are but a few, however these projects range from entire malls to tenant in-fills. Some involve City of Chicago Self-Certification.
Various Mid-Rise projects Chicago & Suburbs, Hotel and Hospitality Projects 4 story thru 20 story projects including mixed-use applications throughout the U.S.
Hospital & Lab upgrades and conversions for The University of Chicago Medical Center.
Various OHare Airport retail and restaurant tenant infill and general upgrade.

Swanson + Donahue Architects, Inc., Lake Forest, IllinoisFebruary 2004-October 2005
Senior Architect / Project Manager
Managed Projects & Accounts
Land Acquisition / Land Entitlement
Up-Scale High Density Multi-Use Buildings Westminster Partners 45M, Los Altos, California & Land Planning and Land Development projects throughout the US.
Up-Scale Restaurants Private Ownership throughout the US.
Up-Scale Multi-Use Westminster Partners 90M Lake Forest, Illinois
Multi-Use Development Granite Real Estate Development 28.1M Mundelein, Illinois

Bloodgood Sharp Buster Architects and Planners, Inc.November 2000-December 2003
Project Manager
Conducted City & Village Hearings
Retail Lee Fry Companies Randal / Bricher Office & Retail, Waterstone Strip 30,000 Sq.ft.
Warehouse Platford Development Advantage Moving and Storage 50,000 sq.ft. Office / Warehouse 30-250,000 Sq.ft.
Multi-Use - warehouse conversions in Chicago, Minneapolis and Detroit
Concord Homes/Fry Development Corporation 40M-200M
Up-Scale Restaurants Private Ownership& Four Seasons Companies throughout the US
Nissan Dealership Conversions and Upgrades throughout the US as the Architect of Record for Gensler.

Sarfatty Assoc., Ltd. Architects, Wilmette, IllinoisMay 2000-November 2000
Project Manager
Airport Food Court Midway Airport Chicago
Conducted City & Village Hearings
Retail Tenant Infill Starbucks 2,000-12,000 sq.ft.: Retail Pad Site Streets of Woodfield, Bennys Liquor Buffalo Grove, Chicago, Illinois 20,000 50,000 sq.ft.
Airport Upgrades and food court additions Mid-Way Airport Chicago Illinois

Klover Architects, Inc. Leadwood, KansasJanuary 1998-May 2000
Project Manager
Assembled feasibility Studies
Attended and conducted City & Village Hearings
Retail Lifestyle Centers RED Capital Development - South Point Pavilions Lincoln, Nebraska 90,000 sq.ft., Jefferson Point Fort Wayne, Indiana 80,000 sq.ft. Retail: Big Box Retail Developments Best Buy, JoAnn Fabrics and Dicks Sporting goods Various locations throughout the Midwest 20,000 75,000 sq.ft. Retail Tenant Infill Hallmark Cards and Helzberg Diamonds,: Restaurants Houlihans and Applebees various projects throughout the Midwest, California and Nevada 7,500 sq.ft. - 30,000 sq.ft.

AutoCadd 2009 Architecture
Microsoft Project, Office, Power Point
Adobe CS3 - Photoshop/In Design/Illustrator
Construction Documents Specifications
Illustrations Models Color Presentations
Shop Drawing Review and Coordination
MEP, Acoustical and Lighting Consultant Coordination
Structural Consultant Coordination
Construction Management - Office Management
Project and Team Management and Coordination
Account Management / Resource allocation
Cadd - Establish Standards and Management
Land Planning / Land Development
Property / Lease Acquisitions
Land Acquisition / Land Entitlement
Marketing / Business Planning
Department Head / Firm Management
Owners Advocate Programs
City of Buffalo Grove Plan Commission
Photography CTDA Trade Mission to Turkey

LicensureIllinois, Florida, North Carolina

Southern Illinois University School of Architecture, Associates in Applied Science
Washington University School of Architecture & Urban Design, Bachelor of Technology (Business Minor)
Washington University Marguerite Ross Barnet Memorial Scholarship Award
The University of Kansas School of Architecture & Urban Design, Master of Architecture
The University of Kansas Summer in Siena, Italy Scholarship Award

Traditional Architect resume available upon request.
References, letters of recommendation, portfolio samples also available.

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