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Kent Culverhouse

Kent Culverhouse

Roswell, GA

 

About 

I am seeking an opportunity to be part of a well-respected, established practice where I can beome an integral part of the team and where my skills can be effectively utilized to the betterment of the firm. I would prefer to remain in the Atlanta, Georgia region since my own client relationships are generally in the S.E., however, I would be willing to consider relocating.

I do not expect to be able to replicate my current managerial position immediately in a new firm, but would expect the opportunity to advance in accordance to my contributions. I anticipate practicing for at least ten more years, and hope that my new firm will in fact be my last job change.

My reasons for looking for a new opportunity is because my current speciality (financial facilities) has come under extreme regulatory oversight due to the recent financial crisis and numerous bank failures, especially in Georgia. It is because of this vunderability that I am looking for a more diverse practice although I do anticipate possibily maintaining some of my banking relationships even if through a different firm.

  • Continuously employed since becoming registered in 1981, have contributed to successfully completed projects throughout U.S. and several locations abroad.
  • NCARB certified, currently licensed in Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida.
  • Experience is diverse and includes offices, retail, warehouses, industrial, academic, hotels, multi-family and most recent specialty: financial facilities.
  • Have experience with new construction, renovations, expansions, historic renovations and large scale master plans.
  • Current position requires supporting company with client procurement, programming, site design, floor plans, elevations. and overall design concept.
  • Clients also use skills in site selection, branding and merchandising.
  • Have experience working in team settings at large firms as well as in smaller, more hands-on situations.
  • Naturally gifted artist proficient in various rendering techniques.
  • An effective communicator whether by graphic, written or spoken means.
  • Astute listener and keen observer dedicated to meeting clients expectations.
  • Proficient in use of CAD based progams, Sketch-Up, Photoshop, other common programs. Quick learner always looking to for new ways to increase productivity and improve quality.

Employment 

Eclipse Brand Builders, LLC, Alpharetta, GA, US, Principal / Executive Vice President

Formed partnership to offer design - build services to financial and retail clients.

Jul 2013 - current
 

Design Build Concepts, Norcross, GA, US, Executive Vice President

As Lead Architect, responsible for planning and design, support to sales team, consulting to clients and prospects. Architect-of-record for all DBC projects.
Work with Chief Operating Officer in managing the architectural department including assisting with scheduling, budgeting, technology, consultant and human resource matters.
On the Senior Staff Committee and Revenue Generation Team.

Mar 1996 - May 2013
 

Zachary W. Henderson, A.I.A., Architect, Inc., Roswell, GA, US, Commercial Architect

Diverse experience including fire stations, historic renovations, multi-family, motels, high-end condominiums, retail, municipal structures. Member of team submitting winning proposal for the "Faces of War" memorial on the grounds of the Roswell Municipal Complex.
As a small practice, was directly responsible for all phases of the design / production process.

Mar 1993 - Oct 1995
 

Niles Bolton Associates, Atlanta, GA, US, Senior Project Architect

Design and production primarily for large garden apartment complexes throughout U.S. Also worked with country clubs, high-rise condos, student housing, renovations, and retail projects.
Clients served included Trammell - Crow, Post Properties, Gables Properties, Lincoln, many others.
Helped streamline construction document process in the era just prior to Auto-CAD.
Served on several management teams.

Aug 1986 - Mar 1993
 

Dunwody, Beeland and Henderson, Architects, Inc., Macon, Georgia, Intern - Project Architect, Designer

Started as an intern and became registered as an Architect in 1981 while working for this highly regarded Macon firm. Involved in a large variety of project types and served a designer for most of firms higher profile projects. Duties ranged from preliminary design including hand renderings, all the way through construction documents.
Projects included television stations, historic renovations, office buildings, libraries, schools, retail centers and residential.

Mar 1979 - Aug 1986
 

Education 

The University of Tennessee - Knoxville, Knoxville, TN, US, BArch, Architecture

Architecture, focus on macro studies.
Spent 9 months in Leon, Nicaragua helping city to develop it's first Planning and Zoning Department. Helped impliment methodology for developing initial zoning maps and districts.
Worked during summer breaks for various firms including a landscape architect, construction company, and two local architectural firms.

Oct 1975 - Aug 1977
 

Awards 

Community Pride Award, 1st Place

Farmers and Merchants branch office, Columbia County, Georgia. Voted by local citizens as best new building in county. Awarded to Design Build Concepts. Recognition sponsored by Augusta newspaper.

2010
 

Design Build Institute Southeast Chaper, 1st Place

"Best new building under $5 million". Awarded to Design Build Concepts for design of Georgia's Own Credit Union Branch, Alpharetta, Geogia

2008
 

Macon Heritage Foudation, 1990 Honor Award, Award

Awarded to Dunwody, Beeland and Henderson, Architects. Served as building's designer.
Award was for best new building in the Macon Historic District.

1990
 

Middle Georgia A.I.A. Merit Award - I. Perlis Office Building, Cordele, GA 1987, Award

Recognition for innovative design built within Middle Georgia region.

1987
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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