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Genaro Salierno
Industry Type: Architects
City & State: Fairfield,NJ
Job Title: Principal
Relocation Preferences:
Objective: I am actively seeking a challenging executive position for a highly regarded firm in the fields of construction, real estate development and investment
124 Little Falls Road Fairfield, NJ 07004 T. (973) 227-0123 F. (973) 227-6868 E. gs[at]

Over 15 years of architecture and construction experience designing, purchasing, scheduling and budgeting complex multimillion dollar residential multi-family projects.
Licensed Architect in the States of New York and New Jersey.
Highly skilled in areas of architectural design, sustainable design and land planning.
Proven ability to lead successful development projects, teams, and design consultants.
Innovative thinker with excellent problem solving abilities and analytical skills with above-average capacity for learning.
Expert in value-engineering residential and commercial projects.



Ember Heart Construction, LLC, Fairfield, NJ January 2009 - Present
Owner, Director of Architecture
Founder and Partner of Ember Heart Construction, a Design-Build company.
Managed and negotiated construction, design-build and architectural service contracts with owners and subcontractors.
Created new business opportunities by developing a flexible consulting model that allowed timely adjustments of resources according to work load demand, thus successfully providing cost effective services for real estate developers.
Develop value-engineering methods based on knowledge of complete building systems.
Representative Projects:
* Addition to a one family home in Fair Lawn, NJ. Design-Build project. Second floor addition, about 1,000 sf, with a master bedroom, master bathroom and 2 additional bedrooms. First floor renovation, including new kitchen redesign and new exterior wood deck.
* New 3,400 sf 2 family building in Lodi, NJ. Design-Build project currently in the design stages.
* Proposed 92 unit apartment building in Hackensack. Total 90,000 sf of rentable area. Preliminary design stage, sustainable (green architecture) project.

Genaro Salierno Architect, Verona, NJ 1998 - 2009
Independent Senior Consultant
Formed and operated consulting business, providing architectural and construction management services for single and multi-family residential developments and mixed use projects.
Managed all phases of architectural design, including building code and zoning ordinance research and implementation.
Performed feasibility studies and preliminary cost analysis by utilizing state of the art BIM software.
Negotiated contracts with and coordinated the design process of sub-consultant design firms.
Presented and testified as architectural expert witness in behalf of development corporations before various planning boards, zoning boards of adjustments, redevelopment agencies and Mayor and Council meetings.
Served as Project Manager, directing marble and stone installation projects for high-end residential and commercial stone contractors. Services included oversea trips for material and workmanship selection, control and approval.
Recognized for consistently exceeding on-time delivery goals.
Developed cost savings strategies by identifying the most beneficial building code requirements applicable to a particular building type.
Expert in wood construction detailing.
Representative Projects:
* 10 story mixed-use building in West New York, NJ. Six floors with a total of 102 dwelling units, and 4 floors with 200 parking spaces. 2,000 sf retail space at street level. Responsible for building design city approvals and design consultants.
* Six story luxury townhome near The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Construction management consultant for a stone contractor. Original contract of $1,200,000 and additional change proposals for $3,100,000 for exterior and interior limestone, marble, granite and custom tile. Duties included material selection and approval at Italian quarries.
* 40 Unit Market Rate Townhouse Development in Wallington, NJ on 1 acre. Multi story river-front building designed on pile footings. Planning and Schematic Design through Construction Documents and Construction Management. Riverfront project requiring 40 deep pile foundation.
* 21 Unit Condominium Building in Pompton Plains. Completed Design-Build project. Design through Construction Administration and Construction Management . Project included blasting approximately 8,000 cubic yards of stone.
* 114 Unit Active Adult Community (44 townhouses and two 35-unit apartment buildings) on 8 acres. Wanaque, New Jersey. Design through Construction Documents. Realized 25% reduction in framing costs by value-engineering the structural components during the earlier design stages.

Croxton Collaborative Architects, PC, New York, NY 1997 - 1998
Project Architect
Responsible for code and mall construction criteria compliance, coordination of consultants, and construction administration, including shop drawing review for retail projects.
Devised energy conservation strategies, and prepared environmental and sustainability studies.
Designed and produced construction drawings for custom furniture.

Gensler, Parsippany, NJ 1996 - 1997
Project Architect
Responsible for construction drawings for retail establishments.
Tasks included client contact, code and mall construction criteria compliance, coordination of mechanical and structural consultants, shop drawings review and construction administration
Highly praised for problem-free and timely delivery of construction drawing submittals.
Representative projects:
* GAP Outlet. Smithfield Outlet Center, Smithfield, NC. 8,600 sq. ft.
* BabyGAP. Westfarms Mall. Farmington, CT. 2,830 sq. ft.
* GAPKids. Deptford Mall, Deptford, NJ. 3,650 sq. ft.

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, New York, NY 1992 - 1996
Architect (1994-1996)
Project focus on transportation facilities such as tunnels, bridges, train and subway stations, bus and ferry terminals.
Responsibilities included: presentations, feasibility studies site planning, and construction documents.
Salient projects:
* Lincoln Tunnel Plaza Redevelopment. Weehawken, NJ. Design development through construction documents. Architect, Job Captain
* Laguardia Ferry Terminal. Laguardia Airport. Schematic Design. Design Architect
* John F. Kennedy Airport Monorail, Site Planning.
* Hoboken Terminal Emergency Ventilation Project. Hoboken, NJ. Schematic Design Phase. Designer.
* Newark Airport FIS Building. Coordination of signage consultants.
Intern Architect (1992-1994)
Prepared presentation and construction drawings under the supervision of a licensed architect.
Assisted project architects with material schedules and specifications

New Jersey Institute of Technology. Bachelor of Architecture, 1993. Cum Laude

Licensed Architect in New York and New Jersey.
Member of the American Institute of Architects.
Member of the Northern New Jersey Chamber of Commerce.

Revit Architecture 2010, AutoCAD 2010, 3D Max Design 2010, Photoshop, Word, Excel, Project, Outlook and PowerPoint. Familiar with wireless networking setup and troubleshooting computer issues.

Fluent in English, Spanish and Italian.
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