Charles Bethel

Charles Bethel


I have over 18 years of experience as a Project Manager/Project Architect working on multi-million dollar, complex, high-profile projects as well as simpler, more straight forward facilities.Expertise includes management, design, production, QC/QA, consultant coordination, client relations, scheduling and program analysis.  I am a conscientious and diligent design professional that collaboratively leads, solves tough problems, instills customer loyalty, is attentive to detail and delivers exceptionally built projects.

Work History

Work History
2010 - Present

Architectural Designer


Design leader on reconfiguration of chemical demilitarization spaces and systems, collaborating with engineers and cad design colleagues on methods and standards while in the production of deconstruction documentation.  Supported management team's presentation efforts.

2008 - 2009

Managing Architect

THW Design

Led a team of architects, interior designers, engineers and land planners in the coordination and production of Design Development drawings for a Continuum Care Retirement Community (CCRC) project located in Pennsylvania.I provided a collaborative leadership style for a large, multi-disciplined team of professionals, liasing with the owner and developer as a regular practice, keeping communications clear.

oOrganized in-house project teams along with consultants to foster the greatest possible communications in order that 4 major and different building type documents could be completed on schedule.

oManaged schedules and worked along side Sr. Associate in monitoring budgeting, invoicing and        contracts of all consultants.

o        Developed and solicited RFP's for consultant work to be included in the project.

o        Led team meetings during the design development process, coordinating consultant visits with critical  dates along the way.

Makemie Ridge CCRC

Led the Design Development effort for a $135M, multi-building community for client, Presby’s Inspired Life.Located in Westown Township, PA. the entire 97 acre development was comprised of 47 villas (Single Family Homes); 210 apartment units spread over two, 5 story buildings with a parking garage below grade, a 74,000 s.f., 3 story assisted living, skilled nursing and dementia healthcare building with 74 units; and a 76,000 s.f., 2 story clubhouse.

2005 - 2008

Manager, Design Architecture

Collaborated with and supported the Real Estate and Construction entities and provided design solutions for in-house projects and management of 3rd party architects on other projects.Coordinated the design direction for all projects with the project architecture group, ensuring correct understanding and implementation of design intent into the contract documents package. Provided value engineering and recommended design direction to Real Estate to aid in bringing projects in line with desired pro formas.

oGenerated designs for spec. office and industrial buildings for in-house Real Estate client, enabling them to reduce design and construction documentation costs by consistent, “next door” communications with the client and the construction group.

oProduced test fit site plans, allowing the Real Estate client to evaluate the viability of constructing a building project which eliminated cost of using a 3rd party architect.

oManaged the designs and contracts of outside architects which created greater efficiency for the Real Estate client.

oAuthored a design solution for a small GSA project under an emergency situation.Successfully won the contract to design and build the project and resultant design improved the company’s position with the GSA.

Project sampling:

Suwanee Speculative Office Project

Lead design architect and manager for a 5 story (143,000 rentable square feet) speculative office building.Facilitated all design efforts directly with the Real Estate and Construction groups, working side by side with the construction project manager on this $40M project.

CouchvillePikeBusinessCenter Project

Designed one story speculative industrial, cross dock building located in Tennessee. Size: 720,000 sq. ft.

Royal 85 BusinessCenter Project

Worked with a team to design four, one story speculative industrial, rear load buildings.Sizes: 112,000 sq. ft., 124,000 sq. ft., 132,000 sq .ft., 147,000 sq. ft. respectively.

Morningside Mixed Use Project

A retail and residential mixed use project wrapping 3 sides of a four level parking deck.Size:Approximately 400,000 sq. ft. - 300 apt. units with approx. 35,000 sq. ft. of retail.

1997 - 2005

Associate - Project Manager/Architect

TVS Design

Designed, produced documentation, monitored QC, and oversaw construction of multiple large scale projects.Collaborated with design colleagues to produce distinguished projects.Engaged in client meetings, helping to facilitate discussion with owners to arrive at problem resolutions and achieve acceptable design solutions.Coordinated all phases of design development and construction document assembly between all consultants and in house personnel while contributing to value engineering exercises.

o       Increased communication and cooperation between contractor and architect and owner by diagnosing on-site problems and coordinating resultant solutions for implementation into the finished product on multiple building projects.

Project sampling:

Global CommunicationsCenter Project, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Assisted in the development of a $68M complex 200,000 sq. ft. facility that included a Visitor Center, Museum, Conference facilities, Information Center, Television production spaces, including two T.V. production studios, related office spaces and an 1,100 car parking deck.Major contributor to all phases of the project from benchmarking and schematic design through construction and substantial completion over a 4 year time frame. 

Designed primary circulation connectivity concept for the multiple buildings of the CDC project.This enabled the end product to convey a distinctive circulation spine that is evident in the exterior design.Managed construction administration and quality assurance duties for the 200,000 sq. ft. CDC project while stationed on site for 2 years.This service influenced the client to request the same management services on additional construction projects.

Mall of Georgia Project

Successfully worked on a $48M project for Simon Properties and Ben Carter Properties to design a 1.4 million sq. ft. indoor shopping mall with attached food court and adjoining “village” shopping component spanning a 2 1/2 year concept to completion cycle. Team lead for construction administration services including QA/QC. Coordinated consultants and engineers services throughout all phases of the project.

1996 - 1997

Project Architect

Smallwood Reynolds Stewart Stewart Associates

Solely produced contract drawing set, developing details, as well as collaborated with other in-house personnel in producing drawings.Coordinated Structural, M.E.P. and Civil consultants work to produce drawing documents.  During my tenure there I worked on an industrial facility for an unnamed client as well as a 15 story high rise for the Fifth/Third Bank in Ohio.

May 1995 - Aug 1995

Project Architect

Sizemore Group

Worked as a summertime project architect between graduate school semesters on a gymnasium facility addition for Life College in the metro Atlanta area.  I produced contract documents, fleshing out details, sections and plans.

1988 - 1994

Project Architect

Cunningham Forehand Mathews & Moore Architects

Sole producer and coordinator of contract drawings, developing all details, for simultaneous projects.Reviewed, researched and approved shop drawings and submittals.Made site visits to projects to assure quality of work and review progress of work with contractor and created follow-up reports.

Project sampling:

DaculaHigh School Classrooms and Gymnasium Additions

Instrumental in the design of two new 2 story classroom buildings, a gymnasium expansion/addition and renovation of existing classroom and administration buildings – total of 8 buildings (170,000 sq. ft.)

KanohedaElementary School, GwinnettCounty Board of Education

Produced and developed contract documents, reviewed and approved shop drawings and submittals and provided construction administration services for an 80,000 s.f. new elementary school.


Aug 1994 - May 1996

Master of Architecture

Clemson University

Thesis Project was to assist in the revitalization of the blighted Summerhill neighborhoods that surrounded the former Fulton County Stadium in the downtown section just south of the City of Atlanta.  This was accomplished through the reuse of the stadium site and turning it into a Community Recreation Facility and park for Summerhill.

Spent one semester of graduate school work in Genova, Italy.



Sketch Up

Microstation Version SE, J & V8

Autodesk 2009

Have worked a little with Autocad 2011 in my current position.


2000 - Present

Member American Institute of Architects

A.I.A. Washington, D.C.
2000 - 2009

Registered Architect

State of Georgia
1991 - 2000

Registered Architect

State of South Carolina