Alec L. Sithong, associate AIA

SE Creative Design
Salisbury, NC 28146
704-208-0125
alec@alecsithong.com

www.secrds.com

www.alecsithong.com

 

Project Management| Lead Designer | Business Development


SUMMARY:

Over 27 years of architectural design, project management, construction administration and business development experience in Commercial, Senior Living, Higher Education, Healthcare, Hospitality, DoD (Department of Defense), VA (Veterans Administration), and Residential projects. ​​ Currently self-employed business in design and consultation of high end residential custom homes and townhouses. Able to acquire, cultivate and nurture client relationships. Demonstrated capability to monitor and manage projects to a specified timeline and budget.


EXPERTISE:

 

  • Management: managing multiple projects, budgets, schedule and staffing.

  • Lead Design: exceptional design tailored to individual clientele.

  • Client Management: cultivate and nurture client relationship with exceptional service and trust.

  • Graphics: AutoCAD, 3D modeling, Sketchup, Photoshop, and free hand renderings.

  • Technical: knowledge of local and federal codes, life saftey, ADA and DoD regulations. Over 12 projects LEED certified, silver and gold.


EXPERIENCE:

SE Creative Design, Charlotte, NC                                                       10/25/2016 - PRESENT

Principal/Owner

Custom high end residential homes and townhouses up to $4 million and consultant services for developers, commercial and residential real estate investors, contractors, and senior living communities. Scope of work include architectural design, site design/due diligence, code analysis, programming, project management, and construction management. Other component of business involves development and investment of residential and commercial properties.

Stewart & Conners Architects, Charlotte, NC                                                       09/01/2015 – 10/24/2016
Senior Living Project Manager

Project management in Senior Living market focusing on new and existing client relationship and design team of project architects, draftsmen, and engineering consultants. Role includes lead designer, business development, project management, and QA/QC construction plans and specs.


VOA Associates Inc., Orlando, FL                                                                       01/06/2003 – 08/01/2015
Vice President

Project management in multiple markets including Federal/DoD (department of defense), VA (veterans administration), hospitality, healthcare, higher education, and commercial. Developed and managed Senior Living market sector. Managing new and existing client relationship and internal design team of project architects, draftsmen, spec writer and engineering consultants. Manage project scope, schedule, budget, invoicing, and reports of profit/loss margin to managing principal. Role includes lead designer, business development, project management, construction administration and development of senior living market to include assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing.



GLE-CBB architects Tampa, FL  11/2001–12/2002

Project Manager/Lead Designer focus on education, healthcare and commercial markets. Role include design and project management overseeing small to medium size projects up to $10 M. Responsible for design team, consultant engineers, construction documents, and construction administration. 



CSJM architects St. Petersburg, FL  11/1999 – 11/2001
Lead Designer 
on commercial, restaurant and multi-family residences. Role include design and project management overseeing small to medium size projects up to $5 M. Responsible for design team, consultant engineers, construction documents, and construction administration of small restaurant chains, custom residential homes and multi-family homes.



HOK / Domokur, Robinson, Edwards / RBK Architects / Arthur Rutenberg Homes    1/1993-11/1999
Intern architect providing construction drawings on multiple projects; retail offices, commercial, education, healthcare, municipal, and custom residential with on-site construction administration duties.

         

Alec Sithong Design (self-employed designer), Tampa, FL 2/1996–7/1997
Self-employed residential designer: providing custom residential homes construction drawings ranging from $500,000 to $1.2 million. Work included direct contact with client/contractor and providing budget, schedule, and permitting.

AIA Merit Award 2000 Capital One, Tampa, FL (HOK Architects)
AIA Award of Excellence 1995 Wharton High School, Tampa, FL (RBK architects)


Technical Skills:
·         AutoCAD 2015, Sketch Up 3D Modeling, Photoshop, Bluebeam, Specs-N-Tact, and freehand sketch renderings.
·         MS Word, Excel, Project and PowerPoint
·         USACE CQM Certification for construction quality management
·         Knowledge of codes/regulation: IBC, Florida Building Code, Life Safety, ADA, and local/state ALF (Assisted Living) regulations.


Professional Affiliations:
·         Associate AIA – American Institute of Architects

·         SAGE Vice President – senior living advocacy group

·         NAIOP member – business development
·         Central Florida Aging in Place – senior living advocacy group
·         Florida Pioneer Network – senior living advocacy group
·         St James Cathedral School Advisory Board – Finance and Facilities


Education:
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL Bachelors of Design Architecture 1994

FAMU, Tallahassee, FL Bachelors of Architecture 2006



Publications:
Served on a design jury for Long Term Living and HealthCare Design magazine for the past two years: http://www.ltlmagazine.com/article/designers-roundtable-experts-weigh-senior-living-design-trends

Volunteer:
Seniors First, Center for Independent Living, Coalition for the Homeless, Village Model Orlando, St. James Catholic School, and St. James Cathedral ministries.