James Renny Caleca CV 2009

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James Renny Caleca CV 2009

  1. 1. james renny caleca works + progress 2000 to 2009 architectural professional providing full spectrum design services from concept to occupancy
  2. 2. summary <ul><li>An architectural designer with over 10 years of diverse, professional experience both in New York and Los Angeles. A strong leader and independent thinker; enjoys taking charge of a project and seeing it through to completion; making sure they are delivered on time and on budget. Extensive experience in both design and construction disciplines; He works diligently to meld the ideal with real-world limitations, producing projects that delight clients and the public at large. Main thrust of work experience has been high-end modern residential, upscale boutiques and executive suites; all requiring meticulous detailing and impeccable follow-through to completion. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Design and Technical Expertise <ul><li>Responsible for complete sets of construction documentation for ‘high end’ single family residences in Los Angeles area. These sites ranged from $2-3 million in construction costs, encompassing a gross floor area of up to 5,000 sf. ; construction costs set at $500 per sf. </li></ul><ul><li>Managed all design presentation materials for client meetings; including 3d modeling, animations, physical models, and specifications for recommended products. </li></ul><ul><li>Coordination of all design consultants for said projects, including, but not limited to; Structural, Lighting, Landscape, Fire Suppression, HVAC, Custom Millwork and Solar Power </li></ul><ul><li>Principally in charge of submission of plans for plancheck approvals and variances, for the Cities of Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Culver City; including Costal Commission & Venice Specific Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Providing all technical drawings directly connected to fabrication; this includes CAD hard-line drawings and hand sketches </li></ul>
  4. 4. Construction Management <ul><li>Responsible for Structural Steel Design implementation and managed overseas team for production of steel shop drawings, for jobs totaling $300,000. </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinated Glass Engineering for structural glass stair and oversized entry doors, and initiated glass production with factory, for job totaling $120,000. Importer of $10,000 in custom hardware from Europe for structural glass fittings. </li></ul><ul><li>Primary purchaser responsible for $250,000 annually in fixtures and appliances for residential and commercial jobs, including, but not limited to; Boffi, Geberit, Duravit, Hastings, Toto, Liebherr, Fire Magic, Modern Air, Astec, Reveal, Lucifer, Siedle & Takagi. </li></ul><ul><li>Releasing bids, ordering supplies, negotiating contracts, scheduling work, overseeing construction and problem solving for over 30 different disciplines of subcontractors. Including, but not limited to; structural steel, ornamental steel, concrete, stone, plumbing, roofing, millwork, HVAC, & glazing. </li></ul><ul><li>Acquiring building materials from over 50 different vendors; including, but not limited to Stone, Specialty Hardware, Communication Devices, TV Lifts, Architectural Grills, Lighting Systems, Resin Panels & Composite Panels. </li></ul>
  5. 5. experience: <ul><li>Walt Disney Studios- Special Events Division 2009 Burbank, CA </li></ul><ul><li>DESIGNER/ARCHITECTURAL COORDINATION </li></ul><ul><li>Developing and Organizing Design Documentation for Red Carpet / Movie Premiere Events across the country, budgets for projects around $500,000; also providing technical drawings for themed events attached to move releases </li></ul><ul><li>Glen Irani Architects 2002 to 2009 Venice, CA </li></ul><ul><li>ARCHITECT/ PROJECT MANAGER </li></ul><ul><li>A Design/Build office focusing on ‘high-end’ custom, modern residential and small commercial projects, and fully integrated construction services provided for projects designed in office, projects ranged from 3000-5000 sf and priced at $500 per sq. ft. </li></ul><ul><li>JRC Consulting 2005 to 2006 Los Angeles, CA </li></ul><ul><li>ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER </li></ul><ul><li>Architectural design office focusing on residential renovations for single family homes, jobs budgeted at $250 per square foot & totaling approximately 3000 sf. </li></ul><ul><li>N2 Design Group 2000 to 2001 Port Washington, NY </li></ul><ul><li>ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER </li></ul><ul><li>An architectural design office specializing in ‘high end’ residential projects on Long Island, projects ranged from 5,000 to 10,000 sf and totaled up to $6 million in construction costs for a fully custom home </li></ul><ul><li>Skidmore Owings and Merrill 1999 to 2000 New York, NY </li></ul><ul><li>DESIGNER – Interiors Group </li></ul><ul><li>Designed Executive Office Suites and Space Planning for general floor plan for various ‘high-end’ office groups in and around Manhattan, projects approximately 30,000 sf with budgets that exceeded $60 million </li></ul><ul><li>Giorgio Armani – Le Collezioni 1998 to 1999 New York, NY </li></ul><ul><li>INTERIOR DESIGNER for Shop Development </li></ul><ul><li>Responsible for space planning boutique footprint as 3d models and detailing fixtures at Le Collezioni boutiques all over the United States as they occurred in department stores, projects were 1000 sf max and averaged $500 per sq. ft. </li></ul>
  6. 6. biography: <ul><li>James Renny Caleca is an independent architectural designer with over 10 years of diverse work experience achieving ‘high end’ custom design projects that range from Single Family Residences, to Upscale Boutiques, and include Executive Office Suites. All of these projects require strong leadership and clear direction, along with meticulous detailing and impeccable follow through to completion. </li></ul><ul><li>James has focused the last 7 years of work on managing design and construction for a design/build office in Venice. Working with exotic materials and challenging structures has been the hallmark of the last few years, also bringing projects in on budget and within a timely manner. James is proud of achieving a vast working knowledge of construction by working closely with the lead architect, subcontractors and vendors to create magnificent luxury homes in and around Los Angeles. His strengths include structural steel design and structural glass engineering; having managed overseas teams to produce Structural Steel Shop drawings and working remotely with consultants, James has demonstrated an exceptional talent at managing projects and keeping people working on track to achieve set deadlines. Working construction has also sharpened his problem-solving skills in resolving issues in the field either before they occur, or as they are occurring. </li></ul><ul><li>James has worked for very prestigious offices both in New York and Los Angeles. He moved to Los Angeles nine years ago to devote himself to smaller more rigorous projects. Having grown up and receiving his education in New York has been a great experience in exposing him to a very diverse design culture; he credits his love of design and architecture with his involvement in his family’s furniture business for over 80 years. He grew up around fine furniture and luxurious upholstery fabrics, plus the best craftsmen in the business, his uncles. James is currently invited to start taking the ARE in California and is currently studying for the opportunity to sit for the exam. </li></ul>

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