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RssSenior Architect/Executive

With years of experience in management and leadership roles in the architectural and engineering industries, I am looking for a position that will continue my strengths, bring financial benefits to the organization and enable me to become a major contributor to the successes of the organization.


Barrington, IL

About Me


Engineering & Architecture



Ideal Companies:

open to a variety of companies

Education level:


Will Relocate:



Barrington, IL

Work Experiences

6/2005 - 11/2008

BSB Design

Director / VP

  • I was hired to provide structure to the Multifamily Division, design responsibility, technical knowledge and support to the regional offices and establish procedures for the division. In this role, I took on additional responsibilities that were needed with the primary focus on accessibility design guidelines, reducing liability, reviewing contracts and increasing the quality of documentation. I am an innovative thinker, highly driven by performance with expertise in operations, business development, strategic planning and leadership which contributed to the many successes and financial gains that I have brought to employers. Having a strong background in educational, commercial, mixed use, health care, senior living, mid-rise and industrial projects has allowed me to provide technical support, peer reviews and staff guidance. Knowledge of contracts enabled me to review existing contracts and work with attorneys in rewriting new contracts. My years of extensive skills in project management, leadership and technical knowledge enabled me to multitask with clients, staff and attorneys on technical and litigation issues.

1/2001 - 6/2005

RP Architecture


  • Robert Plichta Architecture was a start up practice specializing in commercial, industrial, educational, mixed use and multifamily projects. My firm provided full services to my clients inclusive of design, technical support and construction contract administration. Accomplishments attained while running this practice included: • Developing a successful startup practice • Designed and developed projects in the residential, commercial and institutional marketplace • Growing the practice to over $8 million in project work • Providing technical expertise to clients including leading edge technologies • Developed knowledge and skills including marketing, business development and accounting to run a highly profitable practice.

1/1998 - 1/2001

KLLM Architects

Director / VP

  • KLLM Architects is a national architectural firm with 1 office and 17 employees. The company is a privately held firm with 5 partners and revenues approximately $24 million. The company’s focus was residential, commercial and industrial projects. As Director of Operations, I was hired to provide leadership to a failing residential division, where the former partner had struggled. Additionally, I was responsible for client negotiations, staff management and P & L. Accomplishments attained while at this firm included: • Restructured the failing business by redesigning the corporate model. This included modifications to existing contracts, establishing a new pricing model both of which increased revenues. This enabled a failing practice to rebound and generate a $16 million profit over two years. • Designed details and provided technical expertise to staff on projects including: residential, commercial and industrial projects to increase the quality and constructability. • Developed a project management focus for staff to provide them greater leadership roles. This allowed for projects to be run with greater success and increased profitability. • Developed technical training courses for staff to educate them on detailing a variety of conditions including: roofs, wall assemblies, fire and acoustical detailing, flashings. This increased the quality of the documentation and provided reduced liability exposure.

1/1991 - 1/1998

Matthias Jans Architect


  • Matthias Jans and Associates is a regional architectural firm with 1 office and 8 employees. The company is a privately held firm with revenues approximately $11 million. Company focus was on residential and commercial projects. In this role, I was hired to run multiple projects, develop construction documents, provide construction contract administration and develop technically accurate details. During this time, I increased revenues by $4.5 million and reduced firm liability. I additionally worked with training younger staff on technical detailing and constructability.