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Ellis Theodorakos, AIA

6408 Lyric Lane, Falls Church, VA 22044 | mobile: 202-591-8105 | email: eta39bc
c@westpost.net
OBJECTIVE
Seeking senior project management role in a dynamic company branded with a colla
borative, people-oriented team approach to service excellence that may benefit f
rom my:
* leadership capabilities to develop and direct multidiscipline teams to increas
e profitability
* personal interaction skills to grow client satisfaction and enhance organizati
on brand
* entrepreneurial experience to network and create business strategies that expa
nd existing client
services and grow organizational capabilities to capitalize on emerging market o
pportunities

PROFILE
Commercial and residential architecture and construction expert with 25+ years o
f executive leadership and project management experience. Launched career as Pro
ject Architect/Field Supervisor for Contemporary Design Consultants; design/buil
d specialists in custom residences. Recruited by Leo A. Daly Architects & Engin
eers as Senior Architect/Project Manager to lead a national pilot project for th
e Department of Labor Job Corps Centers. Joined WDG Architects as Senior Arch
itect managing the firmas hi-rise Class A commercial office/retail and luxury re
sidential projects for firmas elite client base including the Oliver T. Carr and
John Akridge Companies. Appointed Project Architect for National Food Processo
rs Association national headquarters and Gulf Oil pilot real estate development
project for Rosslyn Office Park. Retained by Madison Management Corporation as
Project Leader to direct architectural/engineering tenant planning services and
build-out construction for a real estate portfolio totaling over 1,000,000 sf of
commercial office space. Invited by Martinez & Johnson Architects to serve as
Senior Architect for two high-profile historic preservation tax credit projects:
Camden Grand Park Luxury Residences in Washington, DC and the Boston Opera Hous
e. Recruited by United Colors of Benetton as architectural/construction Managem
ent Consultant on the expansion of its North American retail portfolio. In 1982,
founded the THEO Group of Companies, delivering a spectrum of services includin
g Design/Build, Real Estate Development, Architecture, Consulting, Interiors, an
d Handyman services.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
* Executive Project Oversight and Management
* Commercial and Residential Design/Build
* Vendor & Contract Management
* Cost & Budget Execution * Client & Stakeholder Engagement
* Risk Identification & Management
* Multi-disciplinary Team Leadership
* Statements of Work
* Critical Path Analysis
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
The THEO Group of Companies, Founder and CEO, Chevy Chase, MD
www.theodesignbuild.com
1982a"Present
Lead an integrated group of six companies leveraging multi-disciplined expert se
rvices and capabilities to deliver holistic solutions in alignment with the clie
ntas vision. Effectively employ risk management resources and recommend enhance
ments that positively impact quality. Using THEOas Collaborative Process, succe
ssfully manage the effective and efficient sequencing of work, ensuring critical
path deadlines, quality standards, and financial parameters are successfully ac
hieved, thus enhancing client delivery.
a THEO DesignBuild: A design/build firm with a reputation for excellence and a
proven aon timea and aon budgeta track record. Constructively engage all stakeh
olders in collaborations that ensure all parties remain actively and creatively
involved. Successful projects include: Office headquarters for the National He
alth Lawyers Association, National Constructors Association, International Franc
hise Association, Embassy of Iceland, JC Penny, US Energy, Aeroflot Airline, US
Wheat, and White, Fine & Verville Law Offices, as well as historic renovations a
nd whole house renovations/additions.
a THEO Development: A real estate development firm, sourcing investor groups to
develop residential and commercial real estate. Successful projects include:
Six luxury custom family homes in Bethesda and Chevy Chase neighborhoods, rangin
g in size from 4,800sf to 7,200sf and sales from $ 850,000 to $2.2M
per home.
a THEO Architecture: A design firm of residential and commercial sites committe
d to approaches that support a quality of life with special attention to impact
on the environment. Successful projects include: International Paper Company, N
ational Endowment for Democracy, National Association for Public Television Stat
ions, Sugar Association, Symbiont, Inc., National Council of Savings, and Public
Securities Association, Cargill, Inc.
a THEO Consulting: An architectural & construction management consultation serv
ice for special projects. Successful projects include: construction administra
tion services for historic tax credit projects for hi-rise luxury residences at
the Camden Grand Park, the addition and renovation of the Boston Opera House, a
nd architectural and construction management services for the expansion of The U
nited Colors of Benettonas North America retail portfolio.
a THEO Interiors: A disciplined design team creating office/retail environments
that project a companyas unique and professional and public image. Successful
projects include: International Foundation for Electoral Systems, Armed Forces B
enefit & Relief Association, Bechtel Washington Executive Office, Federal City C
ouncil, American Resort & Development Association, American Jewish Committee, Na
tional Broiler Council, Hungarian American Enterprise Fund, and the Center for D
emocracy.
a THEO Handyman: A service oriented remodeling firm providing the highest qual
ity workmanship while collaborating with clients to evaluate future goals; strat
egically presenting alternatives and recommendations that maximize cost effecti
veness while minimizing disruption in the their daily lives.
WDG Architecture, Washington DC
Senior Architect, 1980-1982
a Served as the firmas principal contact for elite client base; provided authori
tative technical and project management leadership in support of delivering the
firmas services and capabilities in alignment with client expectations.
a Assigned as Project Lead Architect for special projects including the develop
ment of the national headquarters for the National Food Processors Association i
n Washington, DC and the multi-tower Rosslyn Office Park for the Real Estate Dev
elopment branch of Gulf Oil.
a Designed comprehensive evaluations of past and current operations to most eff
iciently direct the development of project scope, schedule and budget.
a Supervised and coordinated multi-disciplinary teams of architects, engineers a
nd related experts to prepare construction documents and specifications; facilit
ated jurisdiction submission and revisions of all documents for final building p
ermits.
a Oversaw construction administration team in the performance of all site inspec
tions, field reports, shop drawing submittals, requisition for payment schedules
, RFI management documentation and the resolution of all conflicts between contr
actor performance and contract documents and specifications.
a Prepared team membersa performance assessments indentifying staffing recommend
ations , developmental training needs, methods to improve productivity and promo
te team building and best practices.
Staff Architect, 1978-1979
a Supervised production team for the timely completion of construction documents
and specifications with multi-disciplinary team of architects, engineers, and r
elated experts.
a Assisted in development of Construction Administration procedures for the time
ly execution of shop drawings, contractor FRI log, field inspections and reports
, and final directives to bring work in full compliance with contract documents
and specifications.
a Facilitated jurisdiction submission and revisions of all documents for final b
uilding permits.
a Inspected work in progress for conformance with contract documents and remedie
d all conflicts with contractor representatives.
Leo A. Daly Architects & Engineers, Washington DC
Senior Architect, 1979-1980
a Led the development of The Deficiency Report & Capital Improvement Master Plan
Study for the Department of Labor Job Corps Centers.
a Oversaw bidding and contract award phases for all architecture, engineering an
d general contract services.
a Served as compliance officer for all work to insure full compliance with contr
act and program specifications, guidelines and quality controls.
a Represented the firm in the formulation, development and implementation of arc
hitectural/engineering expertise necessary to inspect, program, plan, design and
perform research on the construction, alteration, repair and rehabilitation pro
jects for DOL Job Corps Centers nationwide.
a Supervised preparation of building/life safety code, security, and accessibili
ty analysis of existing conditions, development of scope of work, site planning
requirements, capital improvement budgets, and multi-year building plans for cam
puses including recreational, health, dining, educational and residential facili
ties ranging in size from 30 to over 100 buildings.
Contemporary Design Consultants
Staff Architect, 1976-1978
a Authored directory of standardized details and field operations indexed to ast
ate of the arta manufacturers and current means and methods procedures.
a Directed, managed and coordinated architectural production staff and engineers
to produce final design and construction documents and specifications.
a Facilitated jurisdictional submissions, reviews and revisions for issuance of
all final building permits.
a Supervised distribution of all bid documents and specifications, review of all
bids, qualified bidders and participated in final selections and contract award
s.
a Conducted progress payment inspections to verify conformance with contract do
cuments and specifications, governed quality standards, reviewed shop drawings a
nd submittals, responded to Contractor RFI submissions, produced Field Sketches
to correct deficiencies, and monitored progress of the work ensuring alignment
with critical path milestones with respect to schedules.

EDUCATION
* University of Maryland, Bachelor of Architecture, 1976
* Candidate, Project Management Professional Certification, October 2010
* Candidate, LEED Certification, October 2010
* Microsoft Office: Word / Outlook / Excel / Power Point
SELECTED PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
* Member: American Society of Architects, Washington, DC
* Licensed Architect: Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC
* Licensed Class A Commercial Contractor: Virginia
* Licensed Home Improvement Contractor: Virginia, Maryland and Washington, DC
* Certified Contractor: Senior Checked and Service Magic
COMMERCIAL PROJECTS
* Architect & Owner Representative / Construction Administration
o Bechtel Washington Executive Office
o The Embassy of Iceland
o National Endowment for Democracy
o American Resort Development Association
* Design & Build Contractor
o International Paper Company
o International Foundation of Electoral Systems
o Federal City Council
o US Wheat
RESIDENTIAL PROJECTS
* www.theodesignbuild.com
References available upon request