Barte Shadlow’s diverse career path has provided him invaluable education, skills and expertise that he has successfully employed across multiple fields and industries. He has proven to be an innovative and creative thinker; has excellent verbal, written & graphic communication skills; pays acute attention to detail, quality & accuracy; is commitment to meet and exceed customer/client expectations; and consistently displays a collaborative, teamwork ethos.
Travel, history, architecture, reading, music (vocals, bass guitar, acoustic guitar), hiking, running, swimming, physical fitness, snow/water skiing, landscape design, construction, carpentry.
Aug 2008 - Present
Landscape Architect / Marketing Director
Freelance Landscape Architect
Landscape design & presentation graphics for private residences, residential developments & commercial projects across the US. Contract work with various firms including Plantique, Joanne Kostecky Garden Design, PA LandPlan, Designer Landscaping, Gary's Landscape, Perennial Market and Elance.com. Developed projects from initial site analysis and survey through concept, design development and construction documentation/ administration; high-end residential and commercial projects. Designed and produced marketing materials for Internet, print and screen; including catalogs, mailers, telephone directory, local theater advertising, trade show display materials. Website development and design, including logos and graphics, and seasonal updates to retail catalog pages. Site construction and supervision.Select Projects: Concept design and marketing graphics for "Cobble Creek at Saucon Valley" residential development – $2.5 million. Design and marketing graphics for "Lehigh Riverport" luxury apartments (conversion of decommissioned Bethlehem Steel factories into housing & commercial space) – $3 million. Concept design and presentation graphics for "L&L" building roof garden concept and presentation graphics. Initial concept design and presentation graphics for "LongRidge" residential development recreation trail planning. 3D presentation/marketing graphics for "Bethlehem Fields' residential development. Concept design and 3D presentation graphics for "Lehigh Valley Center for Sight" medical facility for seeing-impaired. Cemetery preliminary concept (Sugar Land, TX). El Capitan Elementary school memorial plaza (Colorado City Unified School District, AZ). 3D presentation graphics for contractor’s aired entry on "Landscaper’s Challenge" on HGTV. Numerous private residences.
Mar 2007 - Apr 2008
Managing Director / Landscape Architect
Managed a team of landscape architects/designers and admin staff, scheduling project assignments and budgets. Prepared project proposal bids for RFPs Senior Landscape Architect, performing all aspects of the design project process, including: public presentations and liaison with Cityagencies; graphic design and copy for marketing/promotional materials; written reports; graphic design, art and copy for public master plan studies; residential concept design, design development, construction documentation & admin; landscape construction and installation.
Select Projects: Managed, designed and wrote Historic North Torrey Pines Rd Medians Master Plan report and survey - $4.1 million redevelopment project for the City of San Diego; Managed "Our Lady of Peace" private high school master plan, streetscape, new classroom and parking garage concepts - $1.5 million; Managed and designed private middle school recreation fields and play courts; Managed, designed and coordinated various high-end residential, commercial and corporate projects.
Apr 2001 - Dec 2005
Television Host / On-Screen Carpenter
HGTV; NBC; Discovery Kids
Host of "Renovations", a nationwide television program featuring home renovation projects, for 4 seasons on HGTV (also airing internationally); conducted numerous on-camera interviews with building professionals, architects, designers, developers, contractors; conducted on-camera factory tours/interviews; represented HGTV at industry events, including the bi-annual Television Critics Association Fall line-up event in Pasadena, CA. Performed as a carpenter on "Trading Spaces: Boys vs. Girls" for 4 seasons on NBC and Discovery Kids; participated in marketing events and live promos, including the 10! Show on NBC and CBS morning news, both in Philadelphia; participated in developing a book for the show.
Apr 2000 - Jun 2001
Project Manager / Landscape Architect
Developed preliminary design concepts through design development and construction documentation. Participated in regular design workshops and meetings with multi-discipline design professionals, engineers and city agencies, including PennDOT. Conducted presentations and design charettes with community groups and project steering committees, including PowerPoint presentations and user questionnaires Produced written reports and proposals for RFP's. Provided graphic design and copy writing/proofing for company marketing material.Select Projects: Citizens Bank Park, a $346 million sports stadium project under architects Ewing Cole Cherry Brott and HOK Sport; provided preliminary site design concepts for the parking lot, pedestrian circulation and three major stadium entry plazas. Philadelphia International Airport Master Plan, a $350 million redevelopment project including new International Terminal A, Terminal F, new parking garages and toll plaza; as prime liaison and project manager, met weekly with a multi-disciplinary design team, including airport and Philadelphia Parking Authority executives, and developed preliminary design concepts, advancing them through construction documentation. Route 202 highway realignment project (Montgomery & Bucks Counties, PA), including an approx. 3-mile multi-use trail; produced design concepts for medians, overpasses, noise-walls and a multi-use trail; conducted design charettes and meetings with community groups, a multi-disciplinary design team and PennDOT. Texas Southern University Master Plan (Houston, TX); as prime liaison with the university steering committee and multi-disciplinary planning team, provided preliminary surveys, information gathering and landscape concepts for vehicular/pedestrian traffic and student gathering areas. 60th Street Commercial District Master Plan (West Philadelphia); as project manager, developed preliminary streetscape concepts; conducted public and steering committee meetings. Martin Luther King Plaza Community Development Project (South Philadelphia), a $40 million urban housing project; as project manager, provided design concepts for the central community park, streetscapes and residential front/rear yards.
Feb 1996 - Apr 2000
Senior Landscape Architect / Project Manager
Managed a small staff of landscape design professionals, admin staff and construction crews in designing and building various landscape projects throughout Sydney. Developed design projects from site analysis through concept stage and to construction documentation/ administration, including coordinating various artisans and multi-disciplinary teams. Produced cemetery master plans, including extensive site inventory, tree surveys and assessment, and documentation of master plan reports and graphics. Conducted design presentations and charettes with school boards, steering committees and cemetery board of directors. Project construction and supervision.Selected Projects: "Gethsemane" at Macquarie Park Cemetery, a $550,000 lawn burial area based upon the Catholic Stations of the Cross; as project manager, advanced this project from concept stage through to construction documentation, including preparing presentation graphics for marketing purposes and working closely with a renowned Sydney sculptor; the finished project was officially unveiled by the Archbishop of Sydney in 2000. Macquarie Park Cemetery Masterplan; as Senior LA, managed a staff of junior landscape designers in conducting an extensive site and vegetation survey, vehicular/pedestrian circulation patterns and land-use analysis. The finished report included planning recommendations and concepts for future cemetery expansion and identified revenue opportunities. "Circle of Love" Memorial at Rookwood Independent Cemetery; as project manager, developed this project from concept stage through to construction documentation. I also worked closely with various artisans and contractors to design and build custom furniture and unique memorial plaque fixtures.
Jul 1990 - Feb 1996
Sole Proprietor / Landscape Architect
Wild Elephant Environmental Design
Produced landscape design drawings for local council development approval (DA) and building approval (BA) of townhouse developments, apartment complexes, dual occupancy developments, housing estates, commercial developments, factories and industrial sites, fire stations, pre-school kindergartens, public schools. Developed environmental impact and site analysis reports. Provided tree/vegetation assessments and recommendations.Selected Projects: Todd Apartments, a $2 million luxury apartment complex fronting one of Sydney's most exclusive bays; including roof garden planting areas and front entry landscapes. Kareela Golf Course clubhouse renovations, including main entry planting and restaurant roof garden & dining terrace. Willandra Housing Estate, a $5.5 million housing development; including communal and private spaces, native bush regeneration and creek rehabilitation. "YarraVista", public housing estate for Landcom (i.e. HUD); including streetscapes, entry signage and planting, community parks, native bush regeneration.