|Posted by Kunihiko Matsui on May 16, 2016 at 5:10 PM|
There’s no denying solid project management expertise and the ability to troubleshoot are must-have skills for architects. Who knows what issues can arise day-to-day? The nature of architecture has always been one of change. Plans can change and challenges occur often times without notice.
My architectural career blossomed and I learned so much while I was employed as a project manager at Hemmler+Camayd Architects. One of my projects at the time, the McDade Center for Literary & Performance Arts at the University of Scranton, was my “baby.”
I began as the project architect and eventually took over the project when we had to redesign and put together a complete set of construction documents in a very short period of time. This position offered me the opportunity to follow through from the design stage to project completion.
When the University awarded the project to a construction management company, Sordoni Construction, I was fortunate to work with their project manager, job foreman, and construction crews and I learned so much about construction. The experience I gained from this job is irreplaceable .