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J Michael Anderson

J Michael Anderson

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

About 

I have performed a number of roles over the course of my 29 years practicing architecture including; Project Architect, Design Coordinator, and Project Manager .  I believe my teamwork skills and leadership have been well developed and demonstrated in many diverse situations. 


My experience covers a wide range of building types including Sports & Entertainment venues, Hospitality, Retail, Food Service, Financial Institutions, and High End Residential. The last 13 years have been focused on Sports & Entertainment venues for professional and collegiate sporting events, and and includes renovation work, as well as new construction. 

Strengths and skills include, but are not limited to:

-     Strong client relations skills aimed at fostering and maintaining long term client relationships.
-     Strong team building skills aimed at unifying consultant groups, construction groups, and the client to achieve project goals in a mutually beneficial manner.
-     Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
-     Preparation of proposals and SOQ's in response to RFQ's and RFP's.
-     Adept at managing multiple tasks simultaneously.                           
-     Strong Design Advocate - able to plug into design concepts quickly and develop the project in accordance with the designer's vision.
-     Excellent Coordination skills - able to quickly understand the needs of the various disciplines and determine an action plan for developing the building systems in concert with the architecture.
-     Strong Mentoring Skills - able to contribute to, and support, the professional development of young professionals.

Employment 

Gensler, Los Angeles, CA, US, Project Manager

Responsible for management of overall project development for Convention Center and Professional Sporting venues throughout the United States and overseas, from Concept Design through Construction Document Preparation. Overseeing the work of Project Architects, Production Staff, Consultants, and Specification Writers in the preparation of Construction Documents.

Additional duties included, but were not limited to: responding to Requests for Qualifications/Requests for Proposals, Contract development and negotiations, close monitoring of project staffing, and budgets, and working with accounting personnel to manage project billings, payments, and receivables.

Oct 2012 - Aug 2013
 

NOVOarchitecture, Dallas, TX, US, Principal

Principal in a start-up architectural firm focusing on Sports and Entertainment venues, with an emphasis on collegiate and community oriented facilities. I manage the overall project development, with particular focus on the preparation of construction documents.

I also oversaw interior design on each of our projects, and managed the selection and specification of finishes on our projects.

I coordinated the work of Specification Writers and Design Team Consultants to ensure that the design intent is met within the bounds of the approved design and budget.

During the construction phase, I perform Contract Administration to ensure that the intent of the construction documents is carried out in a manner that meets or exceeds the client’s requirements.

Mar 2011 - Oct 2012
 

360 Architecture, Dallas, TX, US, Project Architect/Project Manager

Responsible for management of the overall project development for professional and collegiate sporting venues throughout the United States and overseas, from Concept Design through Construction Contract Administration. Overseeing the work of Project Architects, Production Staff, Consultants, and Specification Writers in the preparation of Construction Documents.

Additionally, I was responsible for securing all required permits and approvals from the governing bodies. Interacting with building, planning, and health officials in each jurisdiction.
I performed Contract Administration during the construction phase, overseeing the work to ensure that the intent of the construction documents is carried out in a manner that meets or exceeds the client’s requirements, while remaining within the project budget.

Feb 2008 - Nov 2010
 

HKS Inc, Dallas, TX, US, Project Architect/Design Coordinator

Managed the overall project development for professional and collegiate sporting venues throughout the United States, from Concept Design through Construction Contract Administration. Organized and managed client design meetings and consultant work sessions to establish programmatic requirements, obtain design approvals, and develop the systems needed to support the design.

I also interacted with design and visualization staff on the creation of 3D imagery and CGI animations, as well as hand drawn presentation materials used to illustrate design concepts and obtain client and user group input/approvals.

I coordinated the design work of the design team (Architects and Interior Designers) in carrying out the owner's requirements as the project developed. Advocating for the design team to insure the integrity of the design concept was maintained throughout the course of project development.

During the Construction Document Phase, I managed the work of Project Architects and Production Staff in executing the documentation from design development through construction contract administration. I coordinated the work of Specification Writers and Design Team Consultants to ensure that the design intent was met within the bounds of the approved design and established project budget.

During the construction phase, I worked closely with the Contract Administrator and General Contractor/Construction Manager to ensure that the intent of the construction documents was carried out in a manner that met or exceeded the client’s requirements while remaining within the project budget.

Additional duties included but were not limited to:

- Food Service development and coordination
- Interior Design development and coordination
- Graphic design and coordination including Branding and Wayfinding.
- FF&E orchestration including direct involvement in the procurement process.

Jul 1999 - Feb 2008
 

Education 

University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

Sep 1979 - Jun 1994
 

Onondaga Community College, Syracuse, NY, US, Architecture

Associate in Applied Science - Architecture

Aug 1977 - May 1979
 

Areas of Specialization 



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