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In 2011, I completed the design, project management and construction management of the Riverdale Town Center project including the City Hall, Community Center, Amphitheater and Town Green. The buildings have been critically acclaimed for their design and energy conservation and received the “Best of the Best” awards for interior design. This architecturally and financially complicated project was developed at the height of the recession utilizing city bonds and multiple government grants and was completed on time and below budget.
As Principle of Financial Management, I completed the reorganization of finances and operations for Frandsen Architects, culminating in the doubling of billings over a two year period.
Beginning as a “one-man office” in my home in 1991, I founded, managed and grew an Architectural / Interiors / Facilities Management firm over a 15 year period. I directed and coordinated all architectural projects and financial issues while successfully marketing international clients AT&T, Home Depot and AIG Insurance.
In 2001, I completed a three year downsizing project with AT&T Global Real Estate, AT&T Asset Management and AT&T Property Management which ultimately reduced the corporate real estate portfolio by over 1.3 million square feet in the SE United States region. This was accomplished through building re-stacks, systems furniture redesign and the establishment of new office and building standards.
From 1980 thru 1989 I managed the operations of Rosas-Guyon Engineers, a full service MEP firm, and co-founded Prime Design-Build, Inc. Beginning as a two-man office in a garage, I established office standards and objectives while managing the growth of the firms to a staff of over 10 architects, engineers and management personnel.
Detail and results-oriented leader and team member with over 30 years of experience in the architectural, interiors, facilities / move management, construction and project management fields. History of success in executive management and principal architectural and management roles leading to high levels of client satisfaction and retention. Highly technical with excellent computer skills. Advanced working knowledge of AutoCad and Microstation with supervisory abilities utilizing Revit software. Highly proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, Deltek Vision software and Microsoft Project. Proven expert in retention of staff and clients, business development, firm growth, organizational and financial management with superior interpersonal skills and expert problem solving abilities.
Sizemore Group, Sr. Project Manager
Major, highly visible, complex projects up to $20 million. Led and coordinated teams of project architects, production staff and interior designers. Mentored and instructed junior staff members. Client interface, project and staff scheduling, field coordination, project accounting and budgeting, coordination with consultants, vendors, contractors.
Riverdale Town Center which includes City Hall, Community Center, 1000 seat Amphitheater, Town Green – a Mixed Use Project including retail, office and residential. This $20+ million project was completed in October 2010 on time, under budget and under review to receive LEED Gold Certification.
Stockbridge City Hall, Atlanta Public Schools Site Assessments, University of Georgia Athens Medical Campus, Heron Bay Charter School, Atlanta Shakespeare Theater Tavern, City of Riverdale Parking Deck, Southern Polytechnic State University Library Renovations, Kennesaw State University Center For Professional Selling.
Frandsen Architects, Principle of Financial Management
Managed the financial responsibilities of an architectural, land development and design-build company. Job costs analysis, maintaining project financials and profitability. Site and cost analysis for projected land development projects, contracting and proposal writing. Managed staff of architects and CAD personnel to maintain job schedules, profitability and quality control. Construction administration and project management for ground-up construction and interior design projects.
Lead designer and Project Manager for the Gwinnett Medical Center Operating Room #9 Prototype. Design and move management plan for the reorganization of the entire surgical floor at Gwinnett Medical Center. Gandolfo’s Restaurants Retail Store Re-branding.
Additional Projects Include:
Gwinnett Medical Center MRI Facilities, Gwinnett Medical Center Surgical Suite Waiting, Gwinnett Medical Center Cardiopulmonary Rehab Center, Enota Medical Center, Druid Hills Presbyterian Church, Sanctuary Cove Country Club, Sanctuary Cove Lake Pavilion, Grace United Methodist Church. Design and construction management for Gandolfo’s Restaurants retail stores throughout the United States.
Architects Atlanta, Inc., Owner
Provided interior design, construction management, move management and facility management consulting services for staff and equipment relocations as well as facility maintenance throughout the Southeast United States. Led property management, real estate and asset management teams to ensure the uninterrupted operations of corporate facilities. Completion of over two million square feet of interior space for AT&T, including general office space, data and communications centers and nationwide printing facilities.
Multiple projects for each of our major clients including AT&T, The Home Depot and AIG Insurance in Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Kentucky. Design and construction management of various Data and Communication centers and ‘Mission Critical’ facilities for AT&T. Multiple design and construction management projects for Heel Sew Quick retail stores in major shopping malls throughout the United States. Projects ranging in size from 1500 sq. ft to over 500,000 sq. ft. Complete building re-stacks in Atlanta GA, Orlando FL and Raleigh NC. New store concept design and construction administration for Havertys Furniture in Bluffton, SC. Interior design for medical and dental offices throughout the Metro Atlanta area.
Jon Carlsten, PC, Project Architect
Working with property management and real estate divisions within large corporations and development firms, I managed a coordinated team environment for ground up and interior buildout projects. Provided design, project management, staffing, technical, M/E/P and move management leadership. Led teams of up to 20+ designers while coordinating the projects with end user tenants and our developer clients.
Rosas-Guyon Engineers / Prime Design-Build, Inc., Office and Operations Manager
Coordinated all electrical, mechanical and architectural plans and specifications for retail, residential, commercial, industrial and education projects. M/E/P representative to the Dade County School Board overseeing the design and construction of ten (10) new elementary schools. Provided architectural and construction services for new residential, office building, retail and commercial projects. Retail store design and construction for various clients in major shopping malls and strip centers throughout the Miami / Metro Dade County area.
University of Miami, BArch, Architecture
Best of the Best, 2nd Place
Riverdale City Hall and Community Center Interiors
ATT Corporate Real Estate, 1st Place
Highest reduction of real estate assets and corporate savings in the country.