High affinity for walking clients through all phases of the design/build process. Accomplished design and marketing executive with a strong background in interactive and digital media. Also develops and manages a broad range of design solutions to clients domestic and offshore. Understands the culture of design organizations.
Additional -- Fine Art Photography
SUNFACE DESIGN STUDIO, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architect/Designer
Manages the activities of architects involved in space planning & design of high end residences, commercial retail, hospitals & other medical facilities such as medical centers, dental offices for new generation hospital design & retrofit projects. Maintains an in-depth understanding of the organization's strengths, weaknesses, and resources, identifying potential organizational problems and opportunities. Makes strategic decisions, considering immediate and long-term implications, benefits and costs, and risks associated with decision alternatives. Communicates the strategic vision to employees and obtain their input and commitment, motivating them to work toward common plans and objectives.
•Responsible for designing and constructing high-end residential, medical, and commercial spaces.
•Provide technical direction to architects, engineers, technicians, & designers.
•Develops and executes sales strategies with vendors, consultants, and engineers that fit within project scope and budget.
•Prepares, justifies, and manages accurate Engineering/Facilities expense/capital (LSR) budgets with appropriate accounting information.
•Directs, coordinates, communicates, and interprets policy for assigned project managers to ensure that capital programs/projects are thoroughly planned, scheduled, scoped, and estimated, and are properly staffed and implemented.
•Creates client action plans to benchmark against the competition and utilizing unique products that are cost efficient.
•Responsible for helping owner/developer analyze all product specifications against overall need on all phases of the design process.
•Consults clients on existing property challenges in order to minimize costs of renovation.
•All design work done and coordinated through Architectural Desktop/Autocad.
•Manage Temporary-Perm Staff.
PAUL FINCH & ASSOCIATES, Norfolk, VA, US, Designer
Provided leadership and management of the planning, programming and design process for capital construction projects as assigned. Engaged in the assessment of facility capabilities, space utilization, and the development and implementation of programming and design guidelines and standards. Collaborated with other functions including Business Development, Real Estate Services, Construction Management and others on strategic planning, scheduling and budgeting for future projects.
•Responsible for planning, design, and construction of all new construction and renovation for medical, retail facilities, including design review and oversight responsibility.
•Experienced in coordinating civil, landscape, structural, electrical & plumbing disciplines in addition to specialty consultants.
•Managed the construction process of over $120M worth of commercial and medical space.
•Thorough knowledge of architectural specifications, addendums, RFI's, and change orders while incorporating agreed upon changes into project documents.
•Coordination of civil, landscape, structural, electrical & plumbing plans done through AutoCAD 2000.
TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY, Nashville, TN, US, Jr. Project Manager/Designer
Managed and coordinated the planning, programming, facility design, and construction of complex projects. Assignments involved managing planning, architecture, landscape architecture, and engineering specialists.
•Under Tennessee Capitol Projects, analyzed project schedules and budgets while assisting in the management of two construction phases of the campus’ Master Plan.
•Pursued on-time, on-budget completion of all phases of design and construction
•Made assessment recommendations that resulted in cost effective renovations to facilities on campus.
•Coordination of civil, landscape, structural, electrical & plumbing plans done through AutoCAD R12.
U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, Norfolk, VA, US, Engineer's Aid
Developed navigation projects, which meet the waterborne transportation needs of commercial and recreational boaters while using dredged material for beach nourishment, habitat restoration, oyster ground restoration, marsh creation or other beneficial uses.
•Responsible for engineering calculations for Sr. Engineering Staff on multiple projects along the Chesapeake Bay, Atlantic Ocean, as well the Norfolk Navel and Amphibious Base.
•Made assessment recommendations that resulted in cost effective repairs to facilities on the Norfolk Navel Base.
Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN, US, Masters, Business Administration
Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN , Bachelors, Architectural Engineering