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Jason Fournier

Jason Fournier

Abu Dhabi, AE

 

About 

As RW Armstrong’s Director of Design it is my mission to define what’s possible through the power of design.  RW Armstrong is an entrepreneurial firm committed to teamwork, innovation and delivering value to our clients.
 
My responsibilities include:
• Managing resources and budgets across all projects
• Leading the business development efforts for architecture and interiors
• Leading the architecture and interior design departments
• Providing design support for completion and execution of design projects

Employment 

R.W. Armstrong, Abu Dhabi, AE, Associate Vice President, Director of Design

As RW Armstrong’s Director of Design it is my mission to define what’s possible through the power of design. RW Armstrong is an entrepreneurial firm committed to teamwork, innovation and delivering value to our clients.

My responsibilities include:

• Managing resources and budgets across all projects
• Leading the business development efforts for architecture and interiors
• Leading the architecture and interior design departments
• Providing design support for completion and execution of design projects

Jan 2015 - current
 

AECOM, Abu Dhabi, AE, Market Leader Culture & Education

I am a U.S. registered architect with over 26 years of experience in large-scale building projects with over ten years of experience working in the Middle East. I am currently the RW Armstrong Director of Design.

As the Director of Design I am responsible for delivering world-class design projects from the initial concept and planning stages through implementation and execution. I coordinate the activities of the RW Armstrong design studios to ensure the realization of a coherent integrated design solution.

My primary role includes:

• ensuring timely and cost-efficient projects,
• developing facility programs with end users,
• working to ensure that designs fulfill the requirements of the owner and end user, and
• ensuring documents convey a high level of constructability.

I bring a distinct perspective as I have been a university faculty member, a client representative and a private sector architect. As a result of this background I have a unique understanding of the many viewpoints involved in developing a project from inception to fruition. My strengths include the planning, programming and design of:

• educational and cultural facilities,
• equestrian facilities,
• mission critical facilities, and
• non-process oil and gas facilities.

My expertise and ability to work with and coordinate consultants in all phases of the design process have led to the successful completion of many complex projects.

My previous experience includes the management, department directorship and business development activities for regional offices of a number of large American architectural firms and I have been a member of the faculty of architecture at the University of Colorado and a visiting critic at The Catholic University of America, Carnegie Mellon University and The Pennsylvania State University.

Jan 2007 - Dec 2014
 

Qatar Petroleum/Qatar Foundation, Doha, Qatar, Senior/Lead Architect

Aug 2004 - Dec 2006
 

Ayers Saint Gross, Washington, DC, US, Senior Architect/Director of Business Development

Sep 2002 - Jul 2006
 

VOA Associates Incorporated, Washington, DC, US, Director of Architecture

Aug 2000 - Sep 2002
 

Hayes Large Architects, LLP, Pittsburgh, PA, US, Principal Designer/Director of Business Development

Sep 1994 - Jul 2000
 

ArchitectureDenver, Denver, CO, US, Project Designer/Project Architect

Jun 1990 - Aug 1994
 

University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, US, Studio Director

Sep 1989 - Jan 1993
 

Education 

University of Colorado at Denver, Denver, CO, US, MArch, School of Architecture and Planning

Aug 1986 - Jun 1989
 

Areas of Specialization 



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