Project Architect / Project Manager

Name : Robert J. Candy
Industry Type : Architects
City & State : Laguna Niguel,Ca
Job Title Project Architect / Project Manager
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Objective : I am a seasoned professional who can offer your company a unique blend of architectural and construction management expertise needed to generate impressive outcomes that consistently exceed expectations.

My employment experience has provided me with the versatility to direct multi-site construction, maintenance, and modernization projects through their entire life cycles within diverse sectors including school, medical, industrial, and institutional. I also have the ability to guide architects / engineers in project design processes to ensure compliance with work scopes, cost parameters, and high quality standards. In addition, I have demonstrated a talent wherever I have worked for establishing productive relationships with administrators, facilities directors, colleagues, and government / code compliance officials.

Throughout my career, I have exhibited impressive perseverance and ingenuity in completing projects within tight budgets and challenging schedules; utilizing knowledge, skills, and confidence to anticipate issues and problems and make critical decisions quickly and effectively. In addition, my ability to balance short-term and big-picture project needs and comfort in using analytic methods and computer-based technologies to enhance operations sets me apart from others

Resume :  

Vice President of Construction or Design

Senior Project Manager / Architect

Inspector / Construction Quality Control Manager 


Extensive experience optimizing operations and profits for construction and architectural / inspection companies through outstanding design, construction, and quality control expertise. Accomplished and versatile professional with proven ability to direct multi-site construction, maintenance, and modernization projects through their entire life cycles including planning, design, scheduling, subcontractor identification / supervision, and close-outs. Recognized contributor with knowledge and skills needed to oversee architects / engineers in project design processes to ensure compliance with work scopes, cost parameters, and high quality standards. Articulate and collaborative communicator, negotiator, and leader with talent for establishing productive relationships with school administrators, facilities directors, colleagues, and government  regulatory / code compliance officials and building strong, motivated multi-trade teams. Possesses unique architectural / construction background well suited to diverse sectors including schools, commercial, institutional, residential, and energy.



Project Design / Programming / Inspection / Quality Control / Multi-trade Team Building / Leadership

Construction / Maintenance / Modernization / Multi-site Project Completion / Agency Relations

Drawings / Specifications / Schedule / Budget Control / Estimating / Problem Solving





CONSTRUCTION QUALITY CONTROL MANAGER, Suffolk Construction, Irvine California 2009-2010

Charged with ensuring high quality construction for large high school project through value engineering and pre-inspection observations. Processed inspection requests related to RFPs and change orders. 

Played critical role in successful completion of $120M high school project for Los Angeles Unified School District by providing meticulous inspections of contractors construction prior to formal inspections by municipal agencies; eliminating problems and ensuring approvals.

Optimized project operations by spearheading successful effort to provide water-proof building envelope, inspecting all exteriors and systems.


PRINCIPAL ARCHITECT / INSPECTOR, I. C. S., Laguna Niguel, California  2003-2009

Owner / operator of company that provided high quality construction services to schools and hospitals and design expertise for physical therapy and veterinary clinics. Guided all company operations including financial management, budgeting, and business development. Inspected and certified project designs and construction, noting issues and problem areas. Provided construction management on select projects including planning, estimating, scheduling, budget formation / control, and close-outs.

Created and built successful company; establishing niche in highly competitive marketplace through impressive architectural and construction expertise, customer service, relationship building with community leaders and government compliance officials.

Demonstrated versatility and tenacity by completing projects within diverse sectors such as school, hospital, and institutional including veterinary clinic that involved initial conceptual design through equipment selection and furnishing.

Completed meticulous inspections that ensured safe and high quality design and construction as California Division of State Architect (DSA) and Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) licensed inspector.


DIRECTOR OF CONSTRUCTION, P. C. Associates, Tustin, California  1999-2003

Accountable for guiding work and performance of project inspectors for company that provides design, constructability, and building code compliance reviews for diverse sectors including education, commercial, aviation, institutional, and government. Facilitated project plan and document reviews, identifying problem areas to ensure quality and control costs. Provided construction management and inspection services, ensuring on-time / within-budget completion.

Strengthened companys operations and profits by effectively reviewing projects for clients prior to formal government compliance inspections to minimize problems /  issues.

Demonstrated impressive flexibility and work ethic by effectively directing multiple projects concurrently, promoting high quality, problem-free, and cost effective completion.

Enhanced  abilities and performance of other architects by providing comprehensive quality control training and support.


PROJECT MANAGER, C. M. T. S. / Seville, Carson, California  1998-1999

Guided planning, organizing, and reviewing of local bond measure construction projects involving state matching funds including deferred maintenance, new construction, and modernization. Oversaw daily functions such as estimating, scheduling, specifications, claims resolution, collection and tracking of lien releases, change order negotiations, submittal tracking and reviews, RFIs, preliminary notices, contractor pay applications, and final releases. Interfaced with local district facilities directors, regional project management directors, and project staff to ensure smooth communication and effective operations. Served as architect of record for numerous projects.  

Maximized companys operations by championing construction management services for LAUSD Bond BB Schools in south central Los Angeles, completing 8 different school projects.

Enhanced companys profits and reputation by completing projects on-schedule, within-budget, and with outstanding quality.


INSPECTOR, Universal Laboratories, Orange, California  1997-1998

Provided inspection services for numerous schools within Torrance and Redondo Beach School Districts to ensure quality control and safe environments. Communicated with school staff to optimize inspection process  outcomes.



Additional positions as Project Architect for U. R. S. Corp., Strong & Associates, and Brown Leary and Project Manager & Superintendent for Pacific Western Company; building impressive track record for project design and construction within wide variety of environments including hospitals, nursing homes, churches, shopping centers, industrial, and energy. Detail upon request.



Bachelor of Architecture, University of California at Berkeley



Nationally Registered Architect (NCARB)

Licensed Architect - States of California, Indiana, and Florida

DSA and OSHPD Licensed Inspector 

CSI Specifier


AutoCAD  Intergraph  VersaCAD  Revit  Photoshop  Timeline  Microsoft Office Word & Excel



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