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architectural designer with 25 years experience looking for a Middle Management position.



Michael R. Levan 617 Fairmont Ave. Wernersville, PA 19565

(610)678-0852 (H), (610)223-7268 [email protected]

SUMMERY OF QUALIFICATIONS: - 25 years Architectural design experience working in retail, commercial, reside ntial - 8 Years Engineering design experience in instrumentation & controls systems - Negotiate contracts with architects & contractors. - 4 + years experience retail Construction project management. - Detailing abilities are enhanced by construction knowledge & experience. - On-site retail construction supervisor experience. EXPERIENCE: 3/2008- Present: MRL design concepts, Wernersville, PA Owner - Provide architectural design services for new and existing retail, light comme rcial buildings, & residential projects. - Provide construction project management services for retail projects in Mid-At lantic area. - Provide on-site superintendant services for retail projects. - Projects included: Paisley Peacock Flower Studio, DSW Shoes, Play N Trade, Knights of Columbus, Brady Fire Station. 1/2006-3/2008: Xpress Construction Project Management, LLC, West Lawn, PA Partner/Principal - Manage retail construction projects working with architects and General Contractors to insure that projects are completed on schedule and on budget. - Negotiate contracts with general contractors. As an out-sourced project Management firm, we offer retailers design & construction management. Provide final walk-through & punch-list, obtain close-out package fr om GC. - Projects included: Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Blue Tulip, Aerosoles Shoes, and BC Sports Collectibles. 1993-12/2005: Electronics Boutique/EB Games, West Chester, PA Manager of Architecture (1999-12/2005) - Manage the store planning & coordinate the design program for new & existing store locations located in malls, strip centers, & street store locatio ns, manage 2 CAD designers to open 300 stores per year. - Develop corporate design work, including warehouse facility expansion, interio r lay-out design of office expansion, & expansion of our international store des ign program. - Negotiate contracts, manage the assignment & completion of construction docume nts to seven out-sourced architectural firms. - Corporate project architect for the first flagship store which opened in July 2004. - Assisted VP of Store Design (US) & our International store Operations SVP to develop European expansion program & incorporate new store design concepts. - Hire & train new designers, produce performance appraisals, & resolve design i ssues and any internal issues.

Page 2 Architectural Designer (1993-1999) - Design retail stores using landlord criteria & latest federal, state, & local code

Compliance information. Design & prepare construction documents using the most c urrent version of Auto CAD. - Develop & distribute floor fixture design plans to architects for drawing documentation. - Negotiate with mall landlords to obtain design approval. 1987-1993: Arthur Altemose Architects, Collegeville, PA Designer/Architectural Manager - Work with the principle/owner to design commercial, residential, tenant improvements for office & retail clients. - Manage designers on various commercial projects from start to completion. - Coordinate with general contractors during construction phase to answer questions & solve design issues. - Projects included: Electronics Boutique stores, Fluf n Stuf stores, Short Stuf , Inc. Child care facility, & various industrial commercial buildings. 1986-1987: Muhlenburg/Greene Architects, Reading, PA Designer/Draftsman - Design &draft construction documents for commercial, residential, new construction & the restoration of existing older buildings. - Projects included: Reading Area YMCA, US District court rooms, & various local retail stores. 2/83-8/84: Bechtel Power Corp.-S.F. Power Division, Limerick, PA I & C Designer/Field Engineer Manage & inspect instrumentation installations that monitor the operation of Nuclear Power plant electrical facility. 10/80-2/83: United Engineers Corp. Valley Forge, PA I & C Designer Develop & draft instrument installation isometric diagrams for use in monitoring the operation of paper mill power plant electrical facility. - Provided field inspections of existing conditions & new instrumentation instal lation. 4/79-10/80: Bechtel Power Corp.-S.F. Power Division, Limerick, PA I & C Designer/Draftsman - Manage, develop, & draft instrument installation isometric diagrams fo r use in monitoring the operation of Nuclear Power plant electrical facility. 6/76-4/79: Gilbert Associates/Parsons, Reading, PA I & C Draftsman - Draft instrument installation system isometric diagrams for use in mon itoring operation of Nuclear Power plant electrical facility. EDUCATION: - Associates degree in design/drafting from Lincoln Technical Institute, Allento wn, PA, 1976, Specialized in mechanical & architectural design. INTERESTS: Hiking, Skiing, Vintage & sports Cars

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