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4672 Venus Street

New Orleans, LA 70122

Mihnea Dobre
(504) 491-7922 l mihnea.c.dobre@gmail.com
http://mihneadobrearchitect.weebly.com

EDUCATION

Licensed Architect, License# LA 7693 August 2012

LEED AP, BD+C December 2009

Masters of Architecture, Tulane School of Architecture, Magna Cum Laude, 3.65 GPA
May 2009

Masters of Preservation Studies, Tulane School of Architecture
August 2009

Bachelor of Architecture, Minor in Business, Tulane School of Architecture
May 2009
SUMMARY
Highly motivated self-starter with seven years of experience in design and owner representation for wide range of institutional projects with national design teams and award winning results. All projects certified at a minimum of LEED Gold.
Looking to continue to exceed client expectations working on meaningful complex projects in a design and documentation
role with a team of talented and supportive coleagues.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Staff Architect
November 2013 - Present
Tulane University, Design Services
successfully managed diverse programs and scopes: planning and landscape, large scale residential, academic and healthcare, new building construction and interiors, historic renovations and additions
accurately established and tracked project budgets and timelines, including multiple project coordination and
phasing; delivered within tight academic calendar and budget, with award winning designs
managed large national design teams, subs and owner consultants leading to repeat collaborations; led archi-
tect selection efforts
provided thoughtful design and design review at all project phases (concept to close-out), significantly contributing to successful project coordination and exceeding owner goals
based on results, managed highest priority projects for the University, including several residential and aca-
demic projects and $50 milion transformative dinning mixed-use project
carried out master planning studies to align building and landscape projects over several development phases
led LEED certification for multiple projects, all certified at Gold level or above; founding member of Tulanes
award winning sustainability team, The Green Machine
led fruitful land use and zoning discussions for City Master Plan and a new Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance
created and delivered effective presentations to the Tulane Board of Trustees and Executive Committees, co-
ordinated and chaired the Campus Design Review and Tree Advisory Committees
increased departments capacity by supervising and mentoring full time staff and interns
Design Project Coordinator
July 2009 - November 2013
Tulane University, Office of the University Architect and Campus Planning
acheived results above under the supervision of University Architect or Staff Architect
established campus design standards: sustainability, exterior lighting, furnishings, landscape

Design Intern
February 2008 - June 2009

Tulane University, Office of the University Architect and Campus Planning

assisted with all phases of project development, documentation and client communication on architecture,

landscape and interior projects

created presentation documents highly appreciated by university committees and higher administration

Mihnea Dobre
(504) 491-7922 l mihnea.c.dobre@gmail.com

Project Intern
June - August 2007
Advanced Building Systems, New Orleans, LA
spearheaded design and construction documents production for high-end custom residential projects
learned and taught others new M-CAD system used to create custom parts for concrete panel construction
led design consultations with clients and engineers, and coordination with contractors
managed project construction to successful completion and correctly estimated project cost

Digital Output Lab operator


Tulane School of Architecture, New Orleans, LA

January 2008 - January 2009

DIGITAL AND PRODUCTION SKILLS


AutoCAD - Expert, Rhino - Expert, Creative Suite: PhotoShop, Illustrator, InDesign - Expert
Revit - Intermediate, recently completed additional training, FormZ - Intermediate
Certified in project and management tools including MS Project, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Lotus Express
Experience with laser cutting and other digital output technologies.
SIGNIFICANT STUDY PROJECTS

Graduate Thesis - explored public transportation and development density relationships to propose efficient

mixed-use transportation node system

High Density on High Ground - 160 unit mixed-use residential to accommodate flooded areas in New Orleans.

Top 12 projects from the school were submitted to an international design competition

Semester Abroad in Rome - designed high-traffic metro station in historic Largo Argentina area

Study Abroad in South America (Panama, Ecuador, Peru and Columbia) - emphasis on preservation
LEADERSHIP

President, Toastmasters International Young Leadership Council Club
July 2013 - Present

Competent Communicator, Toastmasters International
July 2015

Project Leader, Young Leadership Council
March 2013 - Present

Host Committee Chair, Greenbuild 2014 Conference, Education and Tours
November 2013 - November 2014

Board Member, Deans Advisory Board, Tulane School of Architecture
Fall 2009 - Spring 2012

President, Architecture Student Government, Tulane School of Architecture
May 2008 - May 2009

Organizer and Co-Chair, Architects Week - student led design-build competition
March 2009

President, Kappa Delta Phi
May 2008 - May 2009
HONORS AND DISTINCTIONS:

Alpha Rho Chi Medal for professional promise May 2009

Tulane 34, highest service and academic distinction of Tulane University
May 2009

Alpha Rho Chi - Architecture Fraternity, Charter Member
2004 - Present

Deans List, maintained GPA of 3.5 or above
2004 - 2009
Merit based scholarship recipient all five years

Tau Sigma Delta - Honor Architecture Fraternity
April 2008 - Present

Omicron Delta Kappa - Honor Fraternity
April 2008 - Present

Courses in Bachelor of Environmental Design, Texas A&M School of Architecture
Fall 2005

(one semester, Hurricane Katrina evacuation), GPA: 4.00

LANGUAGES - Fluent in English and Romanian. Beginner in French and Italian. Presently learning Spanish.