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Work experience

May 2007Dec 2009

Architectural Project Manager

Flewelling & Moody Architects

8.3 Billion Dollar City Center, Las Vegas a member of a Joint Venture team comprised Flewelling and Moody Architects with Project Solutions Inc. Created and executed strategies for completing Aria Spa DD documents into MDG standards and recover needed time lost by design firm from Japan. Developed Design review documents and completed assignments to evaluate drawing reviews for the client (MGM-Mirage Design Group).  Reviews included the Hotel High rise, the projects signature condominium tower and the shopping complex shell and core drawings.  Field coordination work included supporting the field quality verification team in determining the appropriate details and documents to use in evaluating the as-built design.

Oct 2005Mar 2007

Architectural Project Manager

Architectural Project Manager – for design and construction of the phased VA Hospital in North Las Vegas.  Phase one under construction. $400,000,000 project scheduled to open in 2011. Earned bonus and promotion to Sr. PM

May 1996May 2005

Architectural Project Manager

URS

URS - San Diego Office

Assigned to San Diego City Schools Promoted to Sr. PM

Sr. Project manager on San Diego High School Modernization

Sr. Project manager on a New Design-Build Elementary School

Sr. Project manager of a various small projects involving modernization of and additions to schools

Oversaw and managed the change order process on all projects.

URS - Denver Office

Assigned to Clark County Schools in Las Vegas

Project manager on 6 new elementary schools using a new prototype design. Led a VE review of prototype design.

URS Seattle Office

Project manager of various USPS projects and misc. other projects.

Apr 1985Mar 1996

Principal Architect

GTde Architects

Full service Architectural Office with a practice that included schools, commercial and industrial projects in Washington Sate. 

Additionally, served as team leader to provide Value Analysis services

as VMS on school and US Corp of Engineers projects. 

Conducted research on energy conserving design techniques and solar energy uses -see articles in blog 

 
Dec 1969Apr 1985

Partner - Project Architect

Harthore Hagen Gross, Architects

Specialized in schools and industrial projects in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. Projects included Woodinville High School, Seattle City Light Power Control Addition, fish and potato processing facilities including Cold Storage buildings. Extensive experience in waterfront structures.

Education

AIA

Chaired Seattle Chapter Committee on Energy Conservation

Served as AIA representative on the Washington State Fort Warden Conservatory Commission

CEFPI

Elected to Board and President of Council.

Numerious presentations and publications on School Planning and Energy Conservation 

Juryed architectural exhibits received design and planning award for Woodenville High School

Published Sheltonview Elementary in Schools of the Future Publication 

Aug 1957Feb 1962

BA - Architecture 5 -yr degree

Kansas State University

Dean's List, Tau Sigma Delta (Chapter President),  Masonry Institute Schoolarship,

Aug 1957Feb 1962

BS Architectural Engineering

Kansas State University

Dean's List, Sigma Tau, Steel Ring

Skills

Manage and communicate QA/ QC
Experienced manager of custom and traditional document analysis for completeness - errors and omissions
Project Communication
Wide ranging experience with a variety of project management tools to manage and provide project status reportsand keep track of progress.

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CONTRACT DOCUMENTS

  • Monitor document evolution and document content priorities to maintain construction progress and timeline
  • Arrange for/provide ongoing QA/QC review and feed back
  • Validate critical elements of detailed design solutions including energy/technology
  • Define commissioning procedures for post construction turnover
  • Rationalize code requirements monitor time and budget

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SCHEMATIC DESIGN AND DESIGN DEVELOPMENT

  • Expertise at translating relationship/program diagrams into idealized solutions
  • Experienced at interfacing solutions with sites
  • Interface energy/technology impacts on options
  • Rationalize options determine preferred design
  • Validate design with scope and budget – reconcile conflicts
  • Rationalize code requirements
  • QA/QC results – eliminate scope creep –monitor timeline

CONSTRUCTION & OCCUPANCY

  • Arrange for/provide monitoring activities
  • Reality check design as construction progresses provide modifications to design if needed/desired
  • Confirm energy/technology implementation
  • Arrange for/provide turnover activity schedules

PROGRAMMING

  • Expertise at developing overview of programming scope and team involvement
  • Experienced at defining programming components and their constituent parts
  • Address environmental interfaces required-desired-unwanted for all program components
  • Schedule and manage team in defining and documenting project programming and flow charts
  • Implement preliminary statements of project scopes and budgets.
  • Reconcile discrepancies - monitor time line
  • Confirm delivery process and master schedule

KICK OFF & PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT

  • Expertise at clearing up preconceptions regarding architecture and project objectives
  • Knowledgeable as to the development of fundamental agreements, addressing the nature of the undertaking
  • Evolve from the fundamental agreement/s the contemporary needs to be satisfied
  • Evaluate and define the energy/technology strategies to implement (Energy ethic)
  • Discuss and define strategy for accommodating (or not) presently unknown future activities and impacts to the project
  • Ascertain the site requirements and options
  • Document results and develop project flow chart with team requirements and time lines - Reconcile discrepancies – Determine delivery process and user strategy for as-built document use in operations and maintenance

ARCHITECTURAL CONSULTANT

30 years of experience in leadership roles within architecture including design and project management.

Served as Project Architect, Designer, Architect of Record and Consultant. 

Expertise in  Feasibility Studies, Building Condition Assessment, Needs Definition, Cost and Schedule Development and Evaluation.

Adept at interfacing with local and state agencies.