The roots of my design and construction career began at a very early age. I was in my teens when I began working with my father on small renovation projects. By the time I began studying Architecture at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), I already had some knowledge of the construction industry. I continued to work part time throughout my college years and upon receiving my degree, I already had three years of experience with an Architectural firm.
From 1996 when I received my Bachelors of Architecture until 2011 I practiced Architecture with firms throughout the New York/New Jersey area. Progressing quickly through the ranks I gained experience and know-how consistently improving and enhancing my knowledge of design and construction. I led projects in both the public and private business sectors ranging in size from $100,000 to well over $400 Million.
In 2011 I moved from architectural design into capital procurement and sourcing. In this role, I developed strategies for executing and negotiating design and construction contracts for Fortune 500 companies. I worked with the World’s largest companies to plan, procure, and execute design and construction projects globally.
My project experience has exposed me to a broad range of successful and unsuccessful project models. This experience is what I hope to leverage for you in my writings.
Why I Published this Website
Owners taking on construction projects often have to be their own project managers. The burdens of budgeting, scheduling, and procuring rest on their shoulders. Many owners have limited or no experience in construction. Unfortunately, there are few resources available to guide them through this process. This gap in service leads to needless expense and frustration.
The seeds of this website came from the notion that every project deserves the highest standard of care to be successful. Every Owner deserve the same strategic advantages that make projects successful for Fortune 500 companies.
My goal is to share best practices in design and construction to arm you with information. I hope you enjoy the content and that it helps you make your project as successful as it can be.