Project Architect

Name : Guy Duerwald
Industry Type : Architects
City & State : Grass Valley,CA.
Job Title Project Architect
Relocation Preferences : Anywhere
Objective : Project architect with extensive experience and a proven ability to minimize costs and maximize quality. Builds productive relationships with clients and works effectively with project team members, consultants, subcontractors and other key stakeholders. Secures project approval from government agencies. Negotiates contract and specification terms. Directs all facets of complex project implementations, creating plans, producing construction documents, allocating resources, assigning tasks, monitoring construction and ensuring compliance with specifications. Resolves project design issues upfront and skillfully manages changes to avoid delays and additional costs.
Resume :  
GUY R. DUERWALD, AIA
16986 George Way Grass Valley, California 95949
(530) 477-6308 duerwald[at]sbcglobal.net

PROJECT ARCHITECT

Project architect with extensive experience and a proven ability to minimize costs and maximize quality. Builds productive relationships with clients and works effectively with project team members, consultants, subcontractors and other key stakeholders. Secures project approval from government agencies. Negotiates contract and specification terms. Directs all facets of complex project implementations, creating plans, producing construction documents, allocating resources, assigning tasks, monitoring construction and ensuring compliance with specifications. Resolves project design issues upfront and skillfully manages changes to avoid delays and additional costs. Areas of expertise:

Architecture Project Management Construction Administration Client Relationships Budgets
Staff Scheduling School Facilities Industrial, Office, Retail, Commercial & Government Projects
Communications Consultant Management Quality Assurance Code Compliance Agency Approvals
Business Development Research Team Management Analysis Negotiation Sustainable Materials

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

NTD ARCHITECTURE, Auburn, California 2004-2009
Award-winning architecture firm ranked as one of the best in the US for school construction; approximately 300 employees.

Project Architect: Led all facets of complex architecture and construction projects, overseeing project teams and performing or monitoring all aspects of design, construction documentation, agency reviews, bidding and construction administration. Set and rigorously enforced quality standards. Reviewed cost estimates and managed budgets of $20M or more. Kept projects on track by producing outline specifications and comprehensive final specifications (project manuals).

Key Accomplishments:
Successfully managed numerous high-profile engagements, including 2 award-winning projects and several K-12 and community college projects.
Selected to lead a prestigious joint venture project between Western Placer Unified School District, Sierra Community College and the City of Lincoln to build the Lincoln Public Library.
Developed new business and forged positive, productive relationships with key clients as well as staff, subcontractors and other stakeholders to move projects forward more efficiently.
Improved processes and implemented more effective procedures, including a new CAD overlay process that minimized construction document errors and a streamlined DSA approval process.

LEE & SAKAHARA ARCHITECTS, Irvine, California 2000-2004
Architecture, planning and interior design company with 45 professional staff members and regional offices in Nevada and South Korea.

Associate / Senior Project Manager: Directed industrial facility and office building projects and assisted with managing the firms industrial division. Met with clients, building strong relationships with key accounts. Provided guidance at all project phases, working with principals on design development and overseeing projects through construction. Directed teams engaged in delivering complex projects. Conducted research to identify efficient designs and materials. Created and enforced design standards.

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Key Accomplishments:
Served as account executive for several leading developers, creating and maintaining productive, lucrative relationships that improved the firms bottom-line results.
Successfully led research project to develop an energy-efficient approach to warehouse design and created and implemented innovative standards for industrial building design.
Spearheaded numerous successful project completions, taking on demanding leadership roles with minimal guidance and earning promotion to Associate in 2002 in recognition of efforts.

GAA ARCHITECTS, Irvine, California 1998-2000
Leading Southern California firm specializing in the design and planning of office and industrial facilities.

Project Manager: Managed all facets of projects, securing city entitlements, producing contract documents and administering construction. Oversaw multimillion-dollar budgets and created work schedules. Secured agency approvals. Managed relationships with engineers and support staff. Ensured compliance with plans and specifications and managed change orders.

Key Accomplishments:
Continuously improved departmental processes and procedures, streamlining operations and improving quality control.
Secured significant savings by carefully reviewing design plans and addressing potential problems prior to project start dates.
Led numerous high-profile projects, delivering work on time, within budget and according to the highest aesthetic standards.
Forged and maintained excellent relationships with clients and other key stakeholders.

CAREER NOTE: Past job history includes several other professional architect, project leader and design roles at architecture firms. Details are available upon request.


EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Master of Architecture-Urban Planning Bachelor of Science
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia

Registered Architect: State of California
Specifications Writer Training


TECHNOLOGY SKILLS

Microsoft Office Suite Microsoft Project AutoCAD Basic Autodesk Revit 2009


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Institute of Architects

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SELECT PROJECTS

Lincoln Public Library: Lincoln, California
37,000 square foot joint-use facility for the City of Lincoln, Sierra College &Twelve Bridges High School
Awards: Leroy F. Greene Design Awards, Award of Honor
American Schools and University 2008 Architectural Portfolio Award
Sacramento Business Journal 2008 Best Civic Building
Energy Efficiency Award: PG & E Savings by Design

Lincoln Crossing Elementary School: Lincoln, California
59,000 square foot facility with Academies of Art and Technology and a joint-use multi-purpose building
Awards: Leroy F. Greene Design Awards, Award of Honor
Energy Efficiency Award: PG & E Savings by Design

Lincoln High School Stadium and Sports Complex: Lincoln, California
State of the art facility with artificial field and bleachers
Running track, track and field events, baseball fields and support facilities

Sierra Community College: Nevada County Campus
Phase 2: 40,000 square foot gymnasium and wellness center

Mammoth Unified School District, Facilities Master Plan
Phase 1: 83,495 square foot new high school, $53M
Phase 2: 4 new classrooms at middle school, $3.4M
Phase 3: modernization, elementary school, $7.5M

Oasis Community School, Multi-Purpose Building and Classrooms: Shasta County of Education
10,000 square foot multi-purpose building with modular buildings, $5.6M
Project qualified for State of California hardship funding

Shasta County of Education, Master Plan
Provided a comprehensive master plan that outlines SCOEs growth

Enterprise Unified School District-FIP: Enterprise Elementary School District, Redding, California
Facilities needs assessment for $34M bond
Facilities implementation plan

Sacramento City College, Performing Arts Center: Sacramento California
Performing Arts Center transformation

South County Educational Facility: Oroville, California
Butte County Office of Education
7,000 square foot educational facility with SDC and classrooms

Watson Corporate Center: Carson, California
Legacy Buildings: 207, 641, 642, 720 & 721
271,000 square foot distribution buildings

Reliance Steel Manufacturing Facility, Phoenix, Arizona
181,000 square foot manufacturing plant with rail

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