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Work experience

May 2007Dec 2008

Director of Residential Design

Las Vegas Sands The Venetian Palazzo

Developed and implemented corporate high end luxury residential standards within integrated resorts both in the United States and in China.  Building areas ranged from seven hundred thousand square feet to over one million square feet with total construction costs of over three billion US dollars.  Managed large scale complex projects.  Directed the complete contingent of design and development professionals.

Jun 2005Apr 2007

Owner

Yvonne Arena, AIA

Masterplanning, programming, analysis and design of multifamily senior housing, custom home additions and renovations.  Consulting design services to individuals, architectural and development firms.

Sep 1993Jun 2005

Development Director/Director of Development Standards

Resposible for coordinating the activities of Architects, Engineers, Facility stakeholders and Construction contractors of projects totaling $200 million to $362 million each.  Interviewed, short listed and selected regional AE consultant teams.  Wrote zoning applications, met with regulatory agencies for site acquisitions and development of parcels from 83 to 150 acres.  Managed projects from master plan thru post occupancy.  Created corporate development standards which took the company from one facility to fifteen located in nine states each with one million to three million square feet of buildings.

Education

19771981

BS

Georgia Institute of Technology

Senior Year Study Ecole des Beaux Arts Paris France

Skills

Design
Programming
Project Management
Masterplanning

Certifications

LEED AP

USGBC

Licensed Architect

District of Columbia

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Certifications

Licensed Architect D.C. #ARC4938

LEED AP Leader in Energy and Environmental Design

Professional Association

Interest

Travel, Cultural Arts and Museums, Festivals, Continuing Education, Dining Out, Bowling, Gardening.

Summary

I have worked for Developers and Architects. Having worked on both sides of the development process, my expertise, creativity and understanding of the design and construction process allows me to facilitate communication, convey ideas, keep the project on schedule and on budget. I have assembled and managed teams of Architects, Engineers, and Consultants engaging them in a collaborative process and building consensus while maintaining focus on the company’s goal. As the Owner’s rep I am typically positioned as the keystone of information flow. I am a valuable resource to the owner and the design team throughout the development process, because of my knowledge of programming, site acquisitions to construction methods thru post occupancy.I have had experience in a broad range of building types from hospitality to medical, from police headquarters to palazzo. I have worked on renovations, retrofits and new construction; residential additions to complete campus master planning, zoning approvals, structure and mechanical system integration, interior and sustainable design. I have worked on projects throughout the US and in China with the world’s best architectural, interior, consultancy firms, and hospitality industry leaders. I enjoy the evolution and creation of the design process.This breadth of facilities enabled me to become an expert in programming, planning and project management for the complete project. I know the development, design and implementation process and can apply them to any building type leading the team to create whole systems, cross cultural environments that people enjoy, are aesthetically pleasing and functional. Implementing principles and components, creating design relative to budget and client style be it Contemporary or Classic. My experience has given me the knowledge base of lifestyle design and how it can be applied to all aspects of the physical environment, relating to where people live, work and play.