Project Architect and Construction Administrator

Name : Richard Koch, AIA
Industry Type : Architects
City & State : Camarillo,Ca
Job Title Project Architect and Construction Administrator
Relocation Preferences : Western States
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Richard W. Koch, AIA

Innovative Design ∙ Professional Consulting ∙ Project Coordination ∙ Construction Administration ∙
∙ Planning and Scheduling ∙ Construction Documents and Specifications ∙


Highly skilled and creative Licensed Architect with diversified building experience. Extensive knowledge in all phases of project development and construction management. In depth UBC, CBC and ADA Code expertise. Extensive management and processing of projects through government agencies including DSA. A Passionate, enthusiastic team player and inventive problem solver. Excellent collaborative partner within dynamic team organizations, conscientious professional and competent self motivator. An effective administrator able to develop positive attitudes and rewarding relationships. Dedicated to providing the best design and client service possible. Proficient in ACAD 2000, 2009, MSWord with experience in Sketch-Up, MSWorks, MSExcel and PowerPoint.


1990-2009Signature Group Architects, Principal Architect
Led architectural engineering firm providing exceptional service and superior design innovation to public clients, private developers and individuals. Development of exquisite custom residential estates, K-12 education, commercial projects, medical and office tenant improvements. Key person responsible for marketing, maintaining client relations, project development, and office management. Prepared owner/architect agreements, formulated project program, scope of work and drafted program analysis. Supervised design and production staff and coordinated work with outside consultants and engineers. Oversaw and mentored production staff in the preparation of construction documents and obtaining governing agency approvals. Worked closely with clients, consultants, developers and contractors throughout all phases of projects.

-Large developments and small projects successfully completed on budget and on schedule.
-Consistently exceeded our clients expectations generating multiple repeat-client projects and referrals for new commissions.
-Collaborated with developers and investors on many multi-million dollar single-family luxury residences that involved complex hillside conditions, lot splits, private streets, joint access easements and property swaps.
-Successfully consulted on and prepared design documents, construction drawings, and specifications for elementary and middle school modernization projects with construction budgets of $1M to $3M.
-Coordinated onsite fire damage forensic inspection for 10,000 s. f. high school administration and classroom room building. Assembled structural, smoke and water degradation reports, prepared and made recommendations for repair and code upgrades. Charged with planning renovations, obtaining DSA approvals, and administrating the reconstruction for this $1.5M project.
-Assisted in strategy secessions with school districts, OPSC, and CASH in efforts to help acquire state funding for new school developments and modernization projects.
-Designed and preformed Construction Administration of unique medical offices and corporate office improvements of approximately 1000 s. f. to 2,500 s. f. with $200K to $300K construction budgets.
-Preformed vigilant on site construction management support by maintaining direct communication with the construction team and the project owner. Ensuring the quality of work was of the highest standards guaranteeing minimal change orders, time delays and project disruptions.

Richard W. Koch

2000-2003AC Design/DC Architects, Senior Architect, Architect of Record
Provided architectural consulting services as Architect of Record for design firm engaged in public projects, K-12, special education and administration facilities. Overseer of production development of all projects awarded to the company, assisted in contract review and authorization. Facilitator in school district project programming meetings. In charge of design, production, DSA and ADA plan submittals and construction management.

-Architect in charge of complete design and development of 20,000 sq. ft., $6M district administration/education center facility from conception through construction completion.
-Managed production of construction documents, secured ADA and DSA approvals for 6,000 s. f., $1.8M school for students with special education needs.
-Design consultant and head of ADA/DSA approvals for $60M high school campus and $16M middle school facility for disadvantaged or at risk students.

1985-1990PSWC Group (Formerly Kal Porter, & Assoc), Project Architect & Manager
Designer charged with development of public schools K-12, education facilities and school district offices form concept to completion of construction. Worked closely with school district personnel, researched and formulated district project objectives and program analysis. Prepared project presentations and maintained detailed records of construction budget and time line schedule. Charged with project design, construction management and production staff personnel. Coordinator of project consultants, engineers and outside resources. Oversaw bid letting and presided over the bid opening process.

-Designed and constructed numerous new elementary and middle school facilities, reconstruction projects and administrative offices grossing over 100,000 sq. ft. ranging in $4M to $10M.
-Consistently provided excellent service to our clients, their students and the community, while creating stimulating learning environments.
-Excelled in maintaining optimal collaborative relationships between design team, consultants, and construction personnel by addressing issues fairly and promptly.

1983-1985Jeff Cooper, A.I.A. Architects, Project Architect
Prepared design and construction documents for projects related to the entertainment industry. Duties included meeting with clients, corporate executives and department managers. Coordinator for project requirements with acoustic engineers, engineering consultants and vendors.

-Designed $35M, 80,000 s. f., ten theater complex joint venture with MCA Studios and MANN Theaters.
-Successfully designed and headed production of construction documents for 12,000 s. f. recording studio, dubbing stage and show case theater for ORION Productions.
-Preparing renovation plans and construction oversight of multi-million dollar dubbing studios, recording stages, and screening rooms for Cannon Films, Disney Studios and MCA Universal Pictures.


-Bachelor of Science, Architecture and Environmental Design, California Polytechnic University, Pomona


-Licensed Architect, State of California
-American Institute of Architects, Ventura County Chapter

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