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  • 1. J. Alexander KacurPHONE619-549-2441 I am a practiced Designer, Manager, Leader and Teacher.  My professional effortsEMAIL have spanned projects both large and small, from simple residential remodels to aalexkacur@me.com half million square feet of office, retail and entertainment centers. I have worked forWEB international architectural firms where innovative design and accurate, completewww.akpor tfolio.com project documentation was required.  My responsibilities have included overall project direction from planning and design through entitlements including construction documents, construction administration, team coordination and client relations.  Additional responsibilities included preparing and presenting council briefings, developing proposals, and coordinating with jurisdictions, project consultants, client’s staff, business development and recruitment.  I have built-work in California, Washington DC, Maryland,Virginia, Wisconsin, Alabama and Istanbul, Turkey. I originally started my career in Baltimore, at Design Collective, Inc.  I was fortunate enough to be a team designer on large commercial, entertainment, educational, hospitality and urban planning projects.  After several years, I moved to Southern California, where I perfected my residential work as a Partner in Christopher and Kacur Architects, Inc. (C+K Architects).  In July of 2010, I moved back to Maryland and joined Torti Gallas and Partners. While at TGP Ive had the opportunity to expand my base into affordable housing, international development and urban planning. I am a firm believer in technology and I have used 3D and BIM parametric modeling in all of my projects throughout my career.  My skill set is varied; I am a designer, a manager and I have the ability to master any computer program. Please take a moment to review my resume and project examples. If you would like to view my entire Portfolio, please go to www.AKPortfolio.com.   Feel free to contact me at your earliest convenience to discuss any opportunity.  619.549.2441 Thank you for your consideration. Best Regards, J. Alexander  Kacur J. Alexander Kacur www.AKPortfolio.com 1 AlexKacur@me.com 619-549-2441
  • 2. J. ALEXANDER KACUR AKPortfolio.com 619-549-2441 alexkacur@me.com PROFILEAs a former Partner in Christopher and Kacur Architect, Inc. I developed a keen understanding of thefiscal demands put upon an architectural firm. I have instituted drawing production standards, projectaccountability procedures and employee management protocols. My role as Senior Designer and ProjectManager has allowed me to take all of my projects from conception to completion.Where my corporate experiences taught me to be an effective team player, my partnership taught me towork with individual owners, developers and community groups. These interactions sharpened my abilitiesas a public speaker, negotiator and manager. The result of these honed skills has provided me with a broadappreciation for the needs of the client, the community, and the architect. PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS DESIGN MANAGEMENT MARKETING IT Building Designer Project Manager Website Development Software Training Interior Designer Consultant Coordination Design-Visualization IT Director Master Planning Client Interaction Brochure Creation Graphic Designer Historic Preservation Recruitment Networking BIM and 3D Master RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECTURE AWARDS2011 San Diego Home and Garden: Sustainable Architecture - Christopher and Kacur Architects, Inc2009 San Diego Home and Garden: Home of the Year: Historic Renovation - Christopher and Kacur Architects, Inc2008 San Diego Home and Garden: Cover and Featured article - Christopher and Kacur Architects. Inc.2008 San Diego Home and Garden: Home of the Year. Top Prize. - Christopher and Kacur Architects, Inc2005 May/June San Diego Home and Garden: Kitchen and Bath Ideas. - Christopher and Kacur Architects, Inc2001 BIM (ArchiCAD) Award of Excellence for Southern California. - Christopher and Kacur Architects, Inc COMMERCIAL ARCHITECTURE AWARDSAmerican Institute of Architects, Baltimore Chapter; American Institute of Architects, MarylandSociety: DAP World Headquarters, American Can Company - Design Co"ective, Inc.American Institute of Architects, Baltimore Chapter; American Institute of Architects, MarylandSociety: Emerging Technology, American Can Company - Design Co"ective, Inc.J. Alexander Kacur www.AKPortfolio.com 2 AlexKacur@me.com 619-549-2441
  • 3. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCEDESIGN Senior Designer on dozens of high end Custom Homes Designed a line of Sustainable, Prefabricated Homes Team member of large National and International Master Town Planning projects Designed dozens of Affordable, Accessible and HOPE VI housing units, attached and detached Lead Designer for Multi-family housing buildings and Mixed Use Complex’s Senior Designer of Lofts, Apartments, Duplex’s and Simplex buildings Material selection and Spec writing for both Residential and Commercial workMANAGEMENT Project Manager for dozens of Residential units Coordinated multiple disciplines of consultants, and used Clash detection through BIM modeling Met with clients, and developed long term relations, for existing and new work. Recruited and trained new employeesMARKETING Expert 3D rendering ability Website development and upkeep for 3 companies Produced and created visualization imagery for brochuresIT IT Director for CKPrefab, and Christopher and Kacur Architects Expert 3D rendering and BIM production Have given Software demonstrations and professional training for BIM and Rendering Packages EMPLOYMENT HISTORYAssociate, Designer Torti Gallas and Partners, Inc. Silver Spring, MD 2010-2011Principle Designer Mod Prefab/CKPrefab San Diego, CA 2008-2011Partner, Senior Designer Christopher and Kacur Architects, San Diego, CA 1999-2009 Inc.Designer KMA Architects, Inc. San Diego, CADesigner Design Collective, Inc. Baltimore, MDJ. Alexander Kacur www.AKPortfolio.com 3 AlexKacur@me.com 619-549-2441
  • 4. EDUCATIONBachelor of Science/ University of MD, College Park GPA: 3.8 (First in Class)ARCHITECTUREContinuing Education Courses Maryland Institute of Art TEACHINGBIM Software Training and Networking Setup AEC Resource, ArgentinaBIM Software and Rendering Training Digital Vision, San DiegoBIM Software Training AEC InfoSystems, BaltimoreGuest Critic of Design, Architecture Masters Program New School of Architecture, San Diego SOFTWARE BIM RENDERING MANAGEMENT Revit Artlantis Microsoft Office ArchiCAD Photoshop iLife & iWork SketchUp Illustrator Newforma COMMITTEES Member of the Mission Valley Planning Board, San Diego, CA HOA President REFERRALSProfessional, Personal and Client References are availableJ. Alexander Kacur www.AKPortfolio.com 4 AlexKacur@me.com 619-549-2441
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