Site Planning, Architectural Planning + Detailing, Document Review and Redlining, Code Review, TAS-ADA, Life Safety, OSHA, BOMA, Structural + MEP Coordination, Construction Administration, Shop Drawing Review, Interior Finishes, Lighting, Light gage Metal Fabrications, Waterproofing + Envelope Systems, Exterior Finish Systems, Curtainwall Systems, Precast + Tilt-wall Construction, Building Entrances, Roofing Systems, Sheet Metal Fabrications, Remediation Services, AutoCad, Revit, Microstation, SketchUp, Bluebeam, Photoshop
Building Designer with broad experience in all aspects and phases of Interior and Exterior Design.
- Experienced in taking projects from beginning to end with special emphasis on the components used and their role in the finished assembly to meet both the design intent while resulting in a finished building of the highest quality. Researches new materials and methods and is able to specify the most appropriate building element or system to meet all requirements. Utilizes speed and experience with Autocad to produce construction drawings which are accurate, well organized and communicative and delivered on-time. Creates custom CAD detail libraries and Revit families to aid in the preparation time of future drawings. Reviews and coordinates consultant's drawings for consistency with the plans and submittals. Conducts site visits to ensure quality and schedule are met, plus quickly prepares any information needed to avoid potential project delays.
Senior Technical Designer
Provided technical design solutions to high-end interior design projects. This included review for code compliance, designing for accessibility, cabinetry and millwork design/detailing and complex wall and ceiling framing assemblies. Regarded as a source of technical and detail oriented design solutions was routinely consulted by fellow employees for assistance. Worked directly with building owners on construction administration and project close-out.
Worked directly with Senior Associates to design, produce contract documents and ensure successful completion of a broad range of building types. Roles and responsibilities varied per project and have involved code research, site planning, space planning, construction documentation and specification, materials and component selection, accessible and sustainable design, consultant coordination, construction administration, field reports, pay applications and project close-out. Projects included five freestanding branch banks, two industrial tilt-wall warehouses, two three-story speculative office buildings and several condominium towers. Additionally, worked closely with specifiers, consultants and contractors to broaden knowledge of building systems and construction processes.
Project Manager as part of a team responsible for the design of a new 669,000 sq. ft. LEED Silver Terminal B at Sacramento International Airport http://www.bigbuild.org/photo-media-gallery/design-overview/artist-renderings. Primary responsibilities included design and detailing of building components including metal composite panel systems, long-span escalators, roof overhang framing and precast façade elements. Concurrently worked closely with American Airlines facilities management on the repair and renovation of their corporate facilities. These projects ranged from the installation of new revolving door entrances at American's main headquarters to the identification and repair of multiple roof leaks at an aircraft hanger.
Aug 2013 - Present
Architectural Designer for a full service Development + General Contracting firm whose primary clients are in the Oil & Gas Industry. Analyzes potential jobsites for appropriateness with the proposed facility's needs. Creates photo-realistic building renderings which aid in winning new clients and projects. Produces construction drawings design-build projects. Roles and responsibilities include 3D modeling, construction documentation and specification, materials and component selection, code and accessibility compliance, consultant coordination, construction administration and site analysis.
1990 - 1995
BS Interior Design
3D Concept Modeling
Construction Document Preparation
The client desired a covered fueling station for there trucks, and my design and rendering helped sell the nearly $100,000 canopy.
Pre-engineered metal buildings allow long spans free of interior columns. The columns shown are for overhead bridge cranes.
Building A houses offices and truck maintenance bays. Building B in the background manufactures and loads trucks with well casing concrete.
Not only does this client have offices and maintenance services, they also required a second building which had to be located a minimum distance from the front building due to storage and assembly of explosives used in the well casing fracturing process.
Sacramento International Airport, Terminal B, Land-side. At almost 700,000 sq. ft. and $1 Billion this is the largest project I have been involved with. My responsibilities included design/detailing the entry vestibules, exterior pre-cast and metal paneling, egress stairs, interior escalators, signage & displays, OSHA compliance and general QA/QC.
View of departures level and escalators.
The Land-side Terminal included an automated tram to the concourse and gates.
Tennyson Place utilizes concrete tilt-wall construction. Individual panels are recessed to accommodate continuous ribbon windows on the third floor.
The stainless steel and glass railing was an option I proposed to the owner. The pricing came back less than the original painted steel bar railing.
A curved glass curtainwall at the building's entry required careful detailing and dimensioning.
My primary responsibilities were the individual condo units. I took the owner's concepts and turned them into a fully designed and detailed set of construction documents in order for the contractor to secure accurate pricing.
Despite being the smallest branch bank for the client this building took the longest to finish. There were delays getting a building permit, opposition from the neighborhood association and sub-par construction work which had to be removed and rebuilt. The finished building, however, is now an appreciated addition to the Lower Greenville area.
During construction a freak storm rolled through with 90+ mph winds. An adjacent building had its roof completely torn off, while the bank endured without so much as a ruffled shingle.
A local ordinance required that the building match the style and materials of the neighboring buildings, thus this branch varies from the client's prototype branch, thus the rustic brick veneer, cast stone mouldings and mansard roof.
Compliance with Accessibility guidelines was carefully incorporated into the design. As with the others shown here, this building passed inspection with no problems.
One of the factors in using exposed structural steel is additional finishing to avoid visible mill marks such as burrs and scratches. Structural connections such as top plates, gussets and bolts should also be considered in the overall design
Column baseplate anchors were located in recesses in the concrete floor slab. These were later filled in to provide a clean floor-to-column detail.
The owner desired a presentation room where they could "wine and dine" prospective clients. I thought a wine rack would be a perfect addition to the room.
In addition to my work on the building's exterior I was tasked with the interior design. When finished, the building owner was extremely pleased.
This is a shipping & receiving warehouse which included fully enclosed loading docks, well appointed driver lounges and a two story office space.
Each side of the "butterfly" roof slopes to a central gutter which drains both to the front and rear of the roof. The gutter was designed with an inner and outer metal lining plus three layers of roofing membrane to help prevent leaks.
SketchUp model I created to assist with the construction documents. Such models can be extremely helpful when detailing odd angles and geometries.
Large areas of glass bring a sense of openness to a lobby, but can also cause uncomfortable glare. Shading devices are easily incorporated into the glazing system.
I added the two openings in the wall in the background. Cutting out the drywall, re-framing the studs and adding the trim was an easy weekend project.
This was done for a conference room where the client requested that presentations could be run from any seat in the room (this was before WiFi and Smart Phones). My solution was a fold-down armrest with power and data outlets inside.