Principal of Operations, LEED AP

RESUME   ERIC N. SMITH

DESS Partners, LLP | San Diego, CA

Principal of Operations, 2014-Present

  • Responsibilities include managing and performing construction administration;  

  • writing agreements and developing schedules and budgets;

  • managing the governmental permitting process;

  • coordinating consultants through various phases of the building process; and

  • performing QA on projects assuring all standards and deadlines are met or exceeded.

 

SGPA ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING | San Diego, CA

Project Manager, 2012-2016 | Job Captain 2000-2004

  • Management of various commercial retail and residential projects from conception through construction.  Responsibilities included proposal writing, owner agreements, budgets and staffing plans, drafting, consultant coordination, quality assurance of drawings, and construction administration.

  • Notable projects: San Diego Waterfront Park – central utility plant and restrooms; Anheuser Busch office tenant improvements (Coronado, Riverside, San Diego, Sylmar); retail shopping center renovations.

  • Managed and coordinated production drawings for Type V-NR commercial retail buildings, Type V-1HR hospitality, Type III-1HR mixed-use shell buildings, and site development.  Provided information technology support.

 

MARTINEZ & CUTRI ARCHITECTS | San Diego, CA

Project Architect 2008-2012

  • Management of various hospitality and mixed-use, multi-family residential projects. Responsibilities included consultant coordination, technical detailer, mentor to junior staff, and liaison between owner, office and contractor on various project issues.  

  • LEED AP on a LEED Gold Certified mixed-use, multi-family affordable housing project in downtown San Diego.

  • Notable projects: Juhl multi-family housing project, Las Vegas, NV; 1050 B affordable housing project, San Diego, CA; Harbor Marriott renovation, San Diego, CA.  

 

PERKINS & COMPANY | San Diego, CA

Project Architect, 2006-2008

  • Led and assisted in various phases of the design and building process for mixed-use, multi-family residential and office projects.  Responsibilities: marketing of firm, consultant coordination, staff and project scheduling, construction administration, technical detail drafting, site planning, and project design.

 

AUSTIN VEUM ROBBINS PARTNERS | San Diego, CA 

Project Architect, 2004-2006

  • Directly responsible for the architectural portion of construction on a mixed-use, multi-family residential and historical renovation project.  Responsibilities included consultant coordination, review of project specifications and drawings, building permits, management of construction schedule and budget, and mentor to junior staff.  

  • Notable project: Egyptian Condominiums, San Diego; Saphire Tower Condominiums, San Diego. 

 

LAWRENCE PEPPER ARCHITECTS | Rancho Santa Fe, CA

Job Captain, 1999-2000

  • Responsible for the working drawings on Type V-NR luxury production housing and custom residential projects.  Directly worked with clients from conceptional design through construction.  Developed and implemented an office standard for construction document layout, and created a detail library.

 

STARCK ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING | San Diego, CA

Senior Drafter, 1997-1999

  • Assisted project architect on various architectural phases of Type V single and multi-family residential developments. Responsibilities: Drafting of construction documents; rendering of site plans, street scenes, and individual buildings; consultant coordination; project permitting; and information technology support.

SKILLS AND EDUCATION

  • University of California, Berkeley

Major: B.A. in Architecture

Minor: Architectural History

  • California State Architectural License, C29004, 2002

  • LEED Accredited Professional, 2009 buildings; consultant coordination; project permitting; and information technology support.

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