As Studio Director and Project Director, René focuses primarily in hospitality and office building development, and oversees project strategy, design development, management and technical assurance for a variety of clients. With over 27 years of architectural experience, he helps leaders in these industries tie building design to operational and organizational procedures and drive marketplace awareness. An immersive leader, René works side-by-side with his teams to design out-of-the box solutions to meet project deliverables—on time and within budget. A board member and team leader for the ACE Mentor Program of New Jersey since 2009, he teaches aspiring architects, construction managers and engineers through project-driven activities. René holds a Bachelors of Science in Architectural Technology from New York Institute of Technology.