Summary

When you assess your options for an design professional, please consider what I bring to the equation. I thrive on creating an environment of creativity, fun and professional growth no matter where I am – office cubicle or job site. In pushing beyond the boundaries of the typical, I seek to deliver high quality to my designs and high value to my business relationships. I believe that everything we’ll ever want is just outside of our comfort zone. So, why not take a look?Let's talk. I believe it will be an excellent investment of time for the both of us.

Community Service

Steering Committee Member, Eastside LEED Users Group - 2008 to presentGuest Design Portfolio Judge, IADT - 2009 to present

Mentor, Seattle AIA “Laddership” Program - 2010Volunteer, Communities In Schools of Renton - 1999 to 2001Volunteer, Seattle King County Humane Society - 1999 to 2001Precinct Committee Officer, 41st Legislative District - 2008 to present

Key Skills

  • Extensive experience in the architectural, development and construction fields, with strengths in design, construction documentation, detailing, code analysis, permitting, regulatory requirements and construction project management.
  • Successful architectural business leader; led an architectural firm for 10+ years and a studio for 8 years.
  • Design and construction of numerous commercial, residential, retail, medical, industrial, hospitality, aviation and mixed-use projects throughout the US.
  • Extensive experience in all aspects of budgeting, due diligence, project planning, quality assurance, construction contracts, project administration, RFP’s, and consultant selection and coordination.
  • Experienced in client/developer contracts and negotiations.
  • Ability to apply knowledge of multidisciplinary business principles and practices to achieve successful outcomes in cross-functional projects and activities.
  • Dynamic team leader who creates an environment of high quality performance, professional growth, top drawer results and high integrity.

Accomplishments

  • Designed and built a total of over 8.7 million square feet of building, with a total construction value of nearly $1.8 billion for a single client.
  • Developed, implemented and monitored studio operational budgets and business plans; created studio design standards; created and implemented project development guidelines and quality assurance programs.
  • Led the design process for national account clients, ensuring that all designs met client design criteria, and that construction documents comply with architectural and quality standards, building codes and health and safety regulations.
  • Responsible for developing and tracking budgets for all projects in my studio, review and qualification of bid tabulations and facilitating development of the client’s ROI percentages for both new and existing markets.
  • Directed studio of architectural project managers and job captains in collaboration with a cross-functional development team and external service providers on the design process for client’s project development (nationally and internationally.)
  • Led training and development of junior staff directly and directly managed and approved studio staffing decisions.
  • Provided coaching, direction and leadership support to staff in order to maximize performance results for the firm and client.

Work History

Work History
Mar 2009 - Present

Principal/Partner

urban solutions studio, LLC

Architectural, planning and design firm specializing in retail, commercial and residential projects, planning, due diligence and government consulting.

Sep 2008 - Mar 2009

Principal

Gary B. Barber, AIA - Architect

Architectural, planning and design firm specializing in residential and commercial projects, master planning and project management.

Aug 1999 - Sep 2008

Principal

MulvannyG2 Architecture

Responsible for project design, documentation, bidding and contract negotiations; team and studio budgeting (P&L); publi presentations, jurisdictional coordination; staffing; mentoring; due dilligence investigations; consultant qualification and coordination; client contact; business development; specifications and owner representation.

Sample Projects:

  • Everett Riverfront District, Everett, WA
  • Fashion Place Mall, Murray, UT
  • Westlake Village Shopping Center, Daly City, CA
  • La Brea Marketplace, Los Angeles, CA
  • Costco Wholesale, various locations – US and Internationally.
  • Galvin Aviation Terminal Design Study, Seattle, WA 
May 1986 - Aug 1999

Senior Project Architect

Steven P. Elkins Architects

Responsible for project design, documentation, bidding and contract negotiations; office budgeting (P&L); public presentations, jurisdictional coordination; staffing ; marketing; business development; mentoring; due diligence investigations; consultant  coordination;  client coordination; specifications; and owner representation.

Sample Projects:

  • Tramco Hangar 3, Paine Field, Everett, WA
  • Villa Firenze Condominiums, Bellevue, WA
  • Market Advertising Offices, Seattle, WA
  • Safeway Stores, Inc., various locations in the Pacific Northwest
  • Associated Grocers, Inc., various locations in the Pacific Northwest
  • Mercer Park Condominiums, Bellevue, WA
  • Victoria Ridge Apartments, Kent, WA

Education

Education

Phoenix Institute of Technology

Fashion Place Mall - Murray, UT

LaBrea Marketplace - Los Angeles

Everett Riverfront - Everett, WA

Westlake Village - Daly City, CA

Aviation Projects

Single-Family Residential

Multi-Family / Mixed-Use

Certifications

Certifications

Licensed Architect

State of Washington