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PAUL E.

GOZAR
7634 W. Lake Street, Morton Grove, IL 60053 (847) 477-0835 pg66abf4@westpost.n
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PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY
Accomplished architect & construction management professional skilled in team le
adership, architectural design and subcontractor relations. Committed to exceedi
ng customer expectations using wellrounded knowledge of the design-build industr
y. Recognized for adept handling of challenging development projects and the abi
lity to meet difficult deadlines and financially manage projects. Successfully i
mplemented numerous projects of all sizes throughout the Chicagoland area with a
variety of contractors and resources.
PROFESSIONAL
EXPERIENCE
Sept 2000 - May 2009
The Walsh Group Chicago, IL
A $4 billion family-owned business with a national presence specializing in gene
ral contracting, construction management and design-build services.
Project Manager
Responsible for providing comprehensive project leadership in all trade areas fo
r a variety of small and large commercial and residential buildings
Prepared scopes of work of all trades, reviewed bids/proposals during the biddi
ng
process, hired subcontractors, and prepared subcontractor agreements.
Created and offered value engineering options to owners for additional cost
savings.
Met overall project budgets by analyzing all buyouts and controlling costs
Managed workflow and direction of subcontractors, including the creation of the
master schedule and 3-week lookahead schedules using Suretrack 3.0 to track
progress and meet construction milestones.
Initiated solutions for a wide range of preconstruction plans, materials delive
ry, and
means and methods of installation
Coordinated all subcontractor shop drawings between each other and the
construction drawings.
Handled required documentation such as RFIs, PCOs, pay applications, permits,
hoisting plans, and JHAs.
Managed subcontractors on a daily basis as to the timely release of material
fabrication and adequate manpower and crews.
Built necessary relationships with community members such as onsite crty or vil
lage
task force inspectors to obtain Temporary Certificate of Occupancy
Created and completed all punchlist items and prepared project close-out
documents which included as-builts, owners manuals, onsite training and
warranties.
Recognized for valuable expertise in construction, safety, and scopes of work f
or all
trades
Jan 1998 - Sept 1999
Wight & CompanyDowners Grove, IL
Project Architect/Construction Field Representative
Responsible for all phases of construction development from schematic to final
Produced construction documents to meet zoning and building code specifications
for educational facilities and CDB projects
Resolved various engineering issues with contractors by developing detailed pro
ject
schedules and CPM charts
Coordinated solutions with clients, technical staff, and specialized contractor
s
surrounding architectural aspects of projects
Conducted pre-bid and bid opening meetings to improve communication flow
Worked closely with Project Managers to ensure budgets and deadlines were met
Served as on-site field consultant for General Contractor/Owner
June 1996-Dec 1997
Matocha AssociatesOak Brook Terrace, IL
Staff Architect/Job Captain & Material Resource Manager
Provided expertise and direction for all phases of health care facility renovati
on and remodeling and retail projects
Prepared C.M and G.C. construction documents and specifications and all project
addendums/bulletins
Selected materials and prepared presentation drawings and color renderings for
client meetings
Researched office library needs and met with Sales Representatives to update
resources
Approved contractor shop drawings and worked directly with in-house constructio
n
managers for client deliverables
Summers 1992-1996
Held various seasonal positions in the Architectural and Construction industries
to learn hands-on skill in residential projects, cost estimating, color renderin
gs, and site surveying
EDUCATION & TRAINING
University of Illinois Urban a-Champaign, IL
Master of Science, Civil Engineering-Construction Management Option, 1995
Master of Architecture-Practice and Technology Option, 1995
Bachelor of Science, Architectural Studies. 1993
Third year completed in Versailles, France (LEcole dArchitecture)
Earned Numerous Deans List, Scholarships, and Awards during college
Registered/Licensed Architect, NCARB Certified, AlA
SIGNIFICANT PROJECTS COMPLETED
CONSTRUCTION
Blue Cross Blue Shield Corporate Headquarters - Chicago, IL. (Millennium Park)
Project Manager for a 24 story new addition to an existing 31 story
office building along the Chicago lakefront and Millennium Park skyline. This un
ique project will double BCBSs corporate office space. The 24 floor structural s
teel addition included 16 new elevators. 2 floors of cafeteria, new conference a
rea, and new curtain wall and custom metal stairs to match the existing.
Extensive logistic planning was done for the 2 tower crane assembly and disassem
bly, air flow studies for the existing cooling tower to be operational during co
nstruction, and overall safety of the 4,000 employees directly below the constru
ction site. Total construction cost of approximately $245,000,000.
Riverwalk North Apartments - Buffalo Grove, IL.
Assistant Project Manager for an 8 story new construction masonry load bearing p
recast plank condominium midrise on a 16 acre site along the Des Plaines River.
Midrise consisted of 90 units, 2 levels of indoor heated garage, exercise room,
community room, and an outdoor terrace. Total construction cost of approximately
$ 18,500,000.
Park Shore Townhomes, Clubhouse, & Midrise M1 & M2 - St Francis, Wl. (South Milw
aukee)
Assistant Project Manager for a 1 mile lakefront property that consisted of 30 n
ew 3 story townhomes, 2 new 5 story midrise buildings, and a clubhouse in the so
uth suburb of Milwaukee. Each midrise consisted of 32 condos constructed of maso
nry veneer, wood prefabricated panels atop precast planks. The clubhouse consist
ed of a 2 story community room with kitchenette, exercise room, and business/con
ference room. Total construction cost of approximately $19.500,000.
Wells Street Tower - Chicago, IL. (South Loop)
Assistant Project Manager for a 34 story new construction concrete condominium
high rise in Printers Row which consisted of 170 units, indoor heated garage, ex
ercise room, business/conference room, party room, library, bike storage, and re
tail space. Total construction cost of approximately $34,500,000.
ARCHITECTURE
Triton College LRC Library Renovation - River Grove, IL
Project Architect/Construction Field Representative for the renovation of an
existing 36,200 SF college library into a state-of-the-art library facility whic
h includes a new elevator, technology room, internet instruction & use room, 5 n
ew quiet study rooms, & 2 new offices. Total construction costs of approximately
$1,300,000.
Multiple High End Custom Residential Homes - North & Western Chicago Suburbs
Job Captain for multiple custom residential houses ranging from 2,000 SF to
35,000 SF in the Northshore and western suburbs of Chicago. Total construction c
osts from $250,000 to $15,000,000.
Rush Prudential Norridge Commons Healthcare Facility - Norridge, IL.
Job Captain for converting an existing 12,060 SF retail space into a state-of-th
e-art healthcare facility which includes a new reception, medical records, 18 ex
ams, offices, nurse stations, triage, x-ray, lab, dark room, locker room, confer
ence area, and a unique exterior facade and dramatic waiting area. Total constr
uction costs from $250,000 to $5,000,000.