Project Manager / Architect

Name : Don Fronkoviak
Industry Type : Architects
City & State : Mission Viejo,CA
Job Title Project Manager / Architect
Relocation Preferences :
Objective : To be part of a firm that is involved with diversified clients and projects that will further enhance my professional experience, and to share my knowledge and experience in delivering a quality roduct using the latest trends in building technology and architectural services.
Resume :  
Experienced Architectural Project Manager / Director with 20+ years of experience in project management, programming, site planning, building design, space planning, production and leadership.

More than 20 years of solid experience in various architectural disciplines such as commercial, retail, storage/warehouse, industrial, hospitality, residential and medical.
Excellent understanding of architecture, engineering, construction methods and building codes.
Strong managerial skills as well as strong technical and design skills.
Superb team leader and staff motivator.
Manage multiple projects effectively to meet project schedules and budgets throughout all phases of the project from schematic design through construction administration.
Proven self-starter while contributing to the success of the entire team.
Exceptional problem solver with excellent communication and presentation skills
Develop sustained relationships with clients and consultants based on knowledge and trust.
Provide construction management duties during the construction process
Observe construction at key stages to identify problems / potential problems
Review submittals, change orders and payment requests for approval
Observe work methods to ensure acceptable level of workmanship and compliance with plans and specifications


Architect / Project Leader
6/2009 6/2010
Good People Employment Services
Camp Pendleton, CA
Contract employee for Public Works Office, MCB Camp Pendleton.
Project Leader for MILCON and M2R2 projects
Prepare cost analysis, schedules, planning, programming construction admin on major projects
Provide architectural/engineering expertise on various systems in support of Marine Corps Base functions.

Project Manager / Director of Production 4/2002 5/2009
Jordan Architects, Inc San Clemente, CA
Provide design direction, city entitlements, technical expertise, code analysis and specification writing on all projects.
Responsible for executing set project budgets and schedules in conformance with customer and project requirements.
Manage a production and design staff for Commercial, Storage, Retail, Office, Healthcare, Hospitality and Residential projects.
Review project plans and specifications to verify constructability of project.
Team player: Bring together all the project team members, (engineers, contractors and vendors), in order to resolve issues quickly, efficiently and cost effectively.
Received numerous design awards for projects.

Telecom Division Architect 6/2001 4/2002
Tetra Tech Irvine, CA
Provide leadership and act as a mentor for the A/E group. Participate in marketing activities and business development.
Supervise and monitor projects, scheduling.
Provide design direction, technical expertise, code analysis and support for all projects.
Develop and maintain quality control, drawing standards and staff training.
Create detail library, specifications and drawing standards to assist production team.

Regional Director of A/E 6/2000-6/2001
VelociTel Irvine, CA
Management of western region A/E group, operating the group efficiently and profitably and ensuring proper project management flow for all active projects.
Develop and maintain firm wide quality control, production standards and staff training.
Participate in marketing activities and business development.
Supervise A/E managers, monitor projects and provide direction and support.
Partial client list: AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, O2 Wireless, Metricom, American Tower, Spectrasite.

Architect, Project Manager 6/1998-6/2000
Ware Malcomb Architects Irvine, CA
Project Management on major projects.
Planning and coordination of working drawings, specifications and budgets.
Thoroughly check and coordinate the architectural drawings with the consultants and sub-contractors drawings.
Major projects include: Weir Canyon Tech Centre, Anaheim Hills 100,000 SF Office/Industrial Park; Sycamore Commons, San Juan Capistrano 150,000 SF Office Campus; Canyon Business Centre, Anaheim Hills 220,000 SF Office/Industrial Park.

Architect, Project Manager, Designer 8/1997 6/1998
Klages Carter Vail
Costa Mesa, CA
Project Management and design for large scale, multi-unit residential projects and hospitality projects in Cairo, Egypt, Thailand, and Malaysia.
Prepare budgets, contracts and schedules, project designer, master planning.

Senior Facilities Architect / Project Manager
7/1995 8/1997
University of California, Irvine Irvine, CA
Project Management of design and construction for capital projects.
Planning, organizing, prioritizing and supervising the work of professionals (architects and contractors) engaged in the design and construction process.
Provide liaison coordination between staff, building committees and design professionals throughout project development and construction.
Manage budgets, schedules, monitoring construction phases.
Provide construction management duties during the construction process on projects.

Early Career Summary Statement
I spent time in San Francisco as a Project Manager for Whisler-Patri Architects responsible for design, production and construction administration on high-rise commercial buildings, hotels and retail projects. I also worked in San Jose for Good Samaritan Health System as Facilities Manager / Architect responsible for design, master planning, project management, construction management, presentations, review of contractors bids and, creating and maintaining budgets and schedules on acute care health facilities and medical office buildings.
Major projects include: Hills Plaza, San Francisco - 510,000 SF, 18 story corporate headquarters and mixed use project; San Francisco Centre, San Francisco 550,000 SF vertical retail mall; Nikko Hotel, San Francisco 529 room luxury hotel; Paolos Restaurant 3.0 million dollar Italian restaurant in River Park Towers; Applied Materials, Santa Clara construction of new buildings and complete site planning, including 105,000 SF manufacturing, laboratory and administration facility. NICU expansion, Endoscopy expansion, Skilled Nursing facility for Good Samaritan Hospital Los Gatos, CA

Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society

California Licensed Architect: C15818
NCARB Certification number: 53,201
La Mancha Association Architectural Design Committee Member 3 years
State of California Emergency Services Certified Inspector

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