With a strong solid thinking approach, I have specialized in the area of workplace, shop-place, fun-place design for the past 20+ years. Success has been from blending multiple and various project type experience with a strong desire to innovate and create environments that inspire and motivate people to EFFECTIVELY do their job. I have been able to see, discover and illustrate solutions to projects at the speed of light needed for todays business life. GOALS and DESIRES: LEED certification, Travel, move to a different area of our country, become a better teacher and a mentor for younger associates in our industry, write a book or white paper
Sep 2009 - Present
d.standard is a consulting firm focused on front end visioning for the architecture and building industry. We are here to provide visionary drawings of projects on the horizon of the specialized areas of Corporate (Interiors, Exterior). Retail (New, Renovation), Healthcare, Civic, Residential and Mixed-use. [Methods] We use a specialized method that combines computer program and hand drawn to produce a unique customized drawing to illustrate the project. This is a three step project that allows the design to develop in a very short period and create 3d results that are effective for selling the ideas.
May 2005 - Sep 2009
Senior Design Architect
Senior Design Architect responsible for the design and design development of U.S. projects and India projects. Primarily projects centered around Commercial and Multi-Family segments. Engaged and managed multiple design and engineering teams. U.S. Projects Range: Executive Briefing Centers Corporate Interiors Corporate Branding Call Center Buildings Club House and Luxury Spa Centers Master Planning and Scope Development Alternative Work Environments Multi-Family Residential-Mid rise and High INDIA Project Range: Major Corporate Campus Interiors Luxury Spa Centers Corporate Office Buildings, master plan and building design Business Hotel, building and interiors Multi-Family Apartments and Home, master plan and building design Designed over 25 buildings and 2.5 million sf of office space. [Special Skills] (1) Listen and Quickly assess the core program elements and translate them into a real project. (2) Assemble and manage an effective team to fit with the project at hand. (3) 3d Visioning using a combination of "Sketch-up" and Hand Rendered Sketches that quickly convey the concept and are therefore used by the design team to develop the concept through to the end of the project. (4) Use SOLID THINKING and INNOVATION to produce effective solutions.
Jan 1989 - Aug 2004
Shareholder and Design Principal of firm. Responsibilities included co-strategic planning, business development and design team management with three other partners for the Atlanta office. Commercial office building and interiors segment as well as retail was my primary focus. I was greatly involved in master planning, promotional 3d visuals, programming, design and design development of the architecture and interiors of: Corporate Headquarters Interiors Office interiors Office Building and Public Space design New Retail Roll-out Concepts Existing Mall Repositioning Adaptive Re-use projects
Sep 1984 - Aug 1989
Associate responsible for interior design. Lead and managed designers and architects to program develop programs, design and present interiors of: Corporate Office Interiors Office Public Spaces Main Lobbies Major Hotel Interiors Projects were located over Atlanta and the Southeast U.S. Over 3 million sf of office space and 30 public spaces and lobbies.
Jun 1982 - Aug 1984
Surber Barber Mooney
Project Architect responsible for mid rise office buildings, historical renovation, historical restoration. Designed and lead teams invloved in large residential homes.
Jan 1980 - Jun 1981
Participated in a studio dedicated to corporate building design and conceptual innovation with corporate campus planning. IBM Charlotte was a very big project while I was there and was on the team that developed the PC research and manufacturing facility.