Project Architect-Interior Designer

Name : esf0242
Industry Type : Architects
City & State : Largo,Fl
Job Title Project Architect-Interior Designer
Relocation Preferences : willing to discuss
Objective : My name is Eric Stephan Foss and my objective is to obtain a new position where I may contribute my experience, abilities and personality in a setting that will be not only professionally challenging but socially collaborative. I would welcome an opening to work in a capacity that would benefit a firms both short and long terms goals and allow me the opportunity to grow in the profession personally. My own goals are to obtain my professional license in the short term as well as LEED Certification, and to develop and enjoy a stable long term relationship with my new firm and its local environs.

I am a graduate of New York Institute of Technology with a 5 year Bachelor of Architecture degree and have over 15 years of professional architectural experience. Originally from New York City, I have lived in Pinellas County now since early in 2001 and do so currently. My primary areas of concentration in my career have been Corporate & Commercial Interiors as well as Assisted Living, Senior Housing, Skilled Nursing and similarly related Healthcare projects. I have over 15 years experience utilizing AutoCAD, Microsoft Word, Excel & Project Manager programs and various others that facilitate management and presentation. I enjoy drafting & design as well as the management of projects, start to finish. My most prominent characteristic is that of a careful & conscientious planner, detailer and draftsman in construction document development and project management. I take pride in my work and satisfaction from a well executed set of documents and elegantly produced finished project. I feel I possess a good sense of humor and would work well with a team or alone. I have served as lead designer & project architect for most of my most recent endeavors over the past 10 years specifically and have enjoyed a wide range of personal duties in my offices. I have primarily been associated with smaller firms where I have taken on many of the tasks required in the development & completion of a project as well as general administrative assignments in which the scope of work has ranged from very high end full floor build outs to basic tenant improvement modifications.

I would of course prefer to remain in the Tampa Bay area for extended family considerations, and would appreciate the chance to be reviewed for the right opening. Although I maintain significant friendships and continued temporary/contract oriented association currently with previous firms Ive been with, the amount of available work has prohibited my full time employment. However I would certainly consider several as valuable references of which I would gladly offer in regard of my character & abilities.

I have a portfolio of recent projects and the collegiate designs I won my architectural grant for and could provide several references from former employers stating my credentials and skills, both social & technical that would benefit any position. It is my firm belief that if I were to be granted an interview for a position, that I would be an extremely valuable asset to a firm.
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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

SLACK ALVAREZ ASSOCIATES, INC. Miami, Florida (June 2008 thru October 2009)
Project Architect / Senior CAD Operator / Commercial & Corporate Interiors
My duties were to ascertain client program requirements, initiate space-planning sketches, design & develop architectural and engineering background sets & coordinate those trades into construction documents. I had direct client, contractor, consultant & local building authority correspondence responsibilities and the task of scheduling & managing several concurrent tasks & projects at a time.

GENSLER Tampa, Florida (September2007 thru March 2008)
Production Architect / Senior CAD Operator / Commercial & Corporate Interiors
My duties were as a floating architect between the Tampa & Charlotte offices, providing contract document support focused primarily on detailing for high end corporate interior architecture.

KHS&S CONTRACTORS Tampa, Florida (July 2006 thru September2007)
Studio Director (Architecture) / Themed Design & Construction
My duties as Studio Director (Architecture) included stewardship of a studio of draftsman that coordinate, develop & produce highly detailed shop drawings for the Casino, Restaurant & Amusement industries, as well as commercial/residential stucco & EIFS ornamentation projects. Most of the development was from initial perspective sketches and design development drawings prior to CDs and fleshed out by myself for approval as Shops.

EDGE ARCHITECTURE / INTERIOR DESIGN SERVICES, INC. St. Petersburg, Florida (March 2005 thru June 2006)
Project Architect / Senior CAD Operator / Commercial & Corporate Interiors
My duties were to ascertain client program requirements, initiate space-planning sketches, design & develop architectural and engineering background sets & coordinate those trades into construction documents. I had direct client, contractor, consultant & local building authority correspondence responsibilities and the task of scheduling & managing several concurrent tasks & projects at a time.

OKEEFE ARCHITECTS INC. Palm Harbor, Florida (April 2001 thru February 2004)
Project Architect / Senior CAD Operator / Skilled Nursing, Assisted Living & Senior Residential Developments
My responsibilities were to develop detailed construction documents and specifications for permit approvals from the local and state authorities and ultimately bid & construction for many Assisted Living & Skilled Nursing projects of significant scope. I was given the opportunity to lead design on several of the projects I was involved with and had an active role through construction as we had CA duties in almost all cases.

JJ FALK DESIGN INC. New York, New York (August 2000 thru February 2001)
Consultant Architect / Temporary Position Job Specific / Commercial & Corporate Interiors
My duties were as Consultant Architect to manage the construction documents & building phase for (2) simultaneous yet unique 45,000 SF interiors projects for Goldman Sachs & Company in Lower Manhattan.

BUTLER ROGERS BASKETT ARCHITECTS, INC. New York, New York (September 1999 thru July 2000)
Consultant Architect / Temporary Position Job Specific / Commercial & Corporate Interiors
My duties were as Consultant Architect to manage the construction documents & building phase for (3) interiors projects for the same client; Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, an international law firm situated on several floors of the IBM building in Midtown Manhattan.

PERKINS EASTMAN ARCHITECTS New York, New York (April 1998 thru July 1999)
Production Architect / CAD Operator / Assisted Living & Senior Residential Developments
My duties were as senior draftsman & primary detailer for (4) four projects in the NY metropolitan area for the Marriott Hotel chains foray into Assisted Living & Senior Housing.

MJCL ARCHITECTS & INTERIORS / MILLER ASSOC. Port Jefferson, New York (August 1995 thru April 1998)
Designer / Job Captain / CAD Operator / Skilled Nursing & Hospital/Medical Architecture
Was job captain and senior draftsman and designer for numerous commercial & healthcare related projects for the St. Johns Episcopal Hospital Network on Long Island NY & the concurrent projects of a new 160 Bed Skilled Nursing Facility and overall Master Plan for Mercy Medical Center in Rockville Center, NY. Other projects included the development of a chain of Med Port Primary Care facilities.

PAUL K.Y. CHEN, ARCHITECT New York, New York (May 1993 thru June 1995)
Job Captain / CAD Operator / Commercial & Corporate Interiors
Was the job captain and senior draftsman for several commercial interior projects, including properties for NY Telephone / NYNEX and Bell Atlantic.

KARAHAN/SCHWARTING ARCHITECTURE COMPANY New York, New York (September 1990 thru May 1993)
Intern Architect / Residential Design, Civic Architecture & Commercial Interiors
My career began with my former Thesis Professor Jon Michael Schwarting as a draftsman & intern architect focused primarily on civic projects for the City of NY as well as commercial showrooms for Kohler & Related plumbing products. Also we were involved in many Condominium & Residential projects in and around the Tribeca/Lower Manhattan area.

EDUCATION AND AWARDS

Bachelor of Architecture from New York Institute of Technology (1985 thru 1990)
Eleanor Allwork Grant from the NYC / AIA for outstanding design in the 3rd year
Honors & Challenge Award from NYIT Academic Scholarship
NY State Regents Scholarship Award for High School Academic Achievement
John F. Kennedy High School, Bronx New York General Education Diploma (1982 thru 1985)

SEMINARS & WORKSHOPS

Success Training And Retention Services - Employment Readiness Workshops, St. Petersburg Fl (May 2010)
Creative Solutions in Difficult Healthcare Settings [at] Harvard University / Graduate School of Design Workshops (1997)
Advanced AutoCAD Lessons [at] Consulting for Architects NYC (1993)
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