Profile

Andre brings value to a project team by bridging the goals of a developer and the requirements of buildings and inspiring a design team to innovative solutions.

A versatile, senior licensed architect with a wide range of experience and accomplishments including architectural design, project management, creative problem solving, team leadership, and practical commercial and historic construction.

He has a passion and commitment to quality work and enabling the success of others.

QUALIFICATIONS

Experience

30yrs of experience in architecture design and project management and construction

Licensed Architect, State of Washington, 1995

Comfortable in a dynamic and ambiguous environment, with global experience including SE Asia, India, Russia, Mongolia

 

Management

Experienced with management of large and complex projects, as well as multiple projects in a market or program

Facile with multiple tools to forecast and monitor scope/fee/schedule metrics and mitigate risk

Able to write contract language and produce fee build-ups, negotiate and execute agreements, including IFOA/IPD

Expert in MS Project and MS Office suite, good knowledge of Deltek Vision

 

Leadership & Communication

Leader of successful design teams that satisfy the diverse goals of stakeholders and internal and external clients

Dependable primary point of contact for internal and external project and team communications, client management

Effective collaborator who encourages mutual support of a team goal while constructively mentoring staff

Establish staff roles and responsibilities. Set clear, quantifiable expectations

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

 

Design

Can consistently create, develop and present a concept design vision with compelling graphics for convincing and successful presentations

Award winning conceptual design and master planning

Problem solve the integration and coordination of building systems and structure

Experience in hospitality, retail, residential, corporate, mixed use, high-rise, both core and shell and interiors

Expert in SketchUp, InDesign

 

Building delivery/construction

Practical knowledge of detailing and construction gained from on site experience

Participate effectively in on-site Owner/Architect/Contractor (OAC) meetings

Hands on builder/developer/owner for several multifamily rehabs including a 7unit apartment building restoration with Federal and State Historic Tax Credits

Working knowledge of ProCore

 

 

WORK HISTORY

VIRTUAL

Amazon.com. 2020-present. Sr. Design Manager, Standards. AMZL Transportation and Engineering Services, Design & Construction. 

 

CINCINNATI

BiLT architects. Cincinnati, OH. 2014-2016, 2018-present. Design/Build architect and GC, Developer. 

 

LOS ANGELES

Gensler, Los Angeles, CA. 2018-2018. Design Manager

NBBJ, Los Angeles, CA. 2016-2018. Associate

Frank Israel Design Associates, 1989. Apprentice. 

MORPHOSIS, 1988 . Apprentice. 

Pereira Associates, 1987 . Apprentice. 

 

VIETNAM

Archetype Group, Hanoi and HCMC, Vietnam. 2011-2014. Design Director, Architecture

AEDAS Vietnam, Hanoi, Vietnam. 2010-2011. Senior Associate, Hanoi office leader

 

SEATTLE

Callison LLC, Seattle WA. 1994-1998, 2002-2008. Associate Principal, Manager India Operations

NBBJ, Seattle WA, USA. 1998-2002. Associate

LMN, Seattle WA. 1992-1994. Designer.

 

EDUCATION

M.Arch 1990, Southern California Institute of Architecture, LA CA.

BA 1986, Haverford College, Haverford PA.

 

TESTIMONIALS

From Amazon's Accolades Tool:

  • "Andre is extremely respectful and a pleasure to work with. He's been attentive to every design request/ inquiry of standards and addressing it for the team to resolve. Thank you!"
  • "Andre Thank you for always making yourself available to answer very interesting and unique AMZL Design Standard questions! It's very much appreciated."
  • "Andre, rarely a week can pass that someone on my team doesn't something ask Andre, he will know or can know where to get that design answer, or better yet have we covered the latest design updates. Not sure how we functioned before your arrival when there was not a point person insisting on the highest standards for the details required by us and consultants trying to keep up with design changes. So good to have your focus backing our efforts. Thank you"

 

 

"Dear Andre, We are pleased of the way you understood our philosophy and needs for the project. Your design has met to a great level our way of thinking, fulfilled with your own personal touch."
--Mr. Gregory Charitonos, Director, Medochemie (Far East) Ltd.



"What distinguishes Andre Bilokur is his creative diplomacy and team leadership. He encourages and brings out the best in those that work with and around him.

Andre can bring clarity and focus to otherwise seemingly intractable situations. His perceptive understanding of the main issues at hand, and the charting of the necessary course of action to achieve stakeholder concurrence (and benefit) is exemplary. He is, incidentally, a creative and experienced Architect, with a broad and engaging interest in art, history, design and human development. These understandings empower him to engage freely with people and issues that arise, to provide reasoned advice and guidance, including the clear charting of agreed courses of action for the parties involved. This is his diplomatic insight in practice.

I value highly Andre's advice and guidance, and believe that his blend of genuine talent, skills and fairness is what sets him apart from his peers. He is a path finder, and he brings out the best in those that have the opportunity to know him and to work with him."
--George Gallagher, Director, Tract Consultants.



“Dear Andre: I was impressed by the thought that went into the planning of the deliverables, your constant attention to providing what was promised, the balance of in-house and out-of-house capabilities, making sure that everyone knew what was expected of them and where it fit into the bigger picture. Well done...simple to do but rarely done.”
--Steven Epple, former CFO, Callison LLC



"By the way, all of my best wishes for you and your family and my appreciate for your support so far. You are the only among of my direct line Directors ... that I can confide and I really appreciate..."
--anonymous former staff member.