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An architect's responsibility:
Art Advantage Projects, Cleveland, OH, US, Program Manager
Created educational art and architectural programs for a non profit art foundation.
Consisting of writing grants, marketing through desktop publications and presentation as well as photography.
These programs were implemented and taught through the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, (Elementary), in addition to local Charter Schools.
Designer/Self, Richmond Heights, OH, US, Owner
Completed the first of three phases of a 16 mo. renovation of a 3 year - abandoned, 2,000sf, 1 story Ranch style house as passive solar, with renewable materials and sustainable site.
Design, Construction Documents and Project Managed-sub contracted with 40% of the work completed with my wife, a Fine Artist/Instructor.
G M Rembowski Architect, Inc., Fairlawn, OH, US, Project Manager
Project managed a team of one architect and two draftsmen by free-hand detailing design and CD's
of hotel projects to create a "template" for the office to more efficiently organize a CADD library for future
RWL Architects, Elyria, OH, US, Project Manager / Designer
Project managed small commercial, industrial and civic projects.
Designed a 2.5 story addition to an existing Bank on Elyria's City Green. This project was a marriage of contemporary design using smooth and peen-hammered, granite cladding to contrast with the 1928, 1 story sandstone fenestration. The original "Chicago" style windows were repeated on the exterior while the travertine marble floors were repeated throughout creating a more seamless design.
I was able to custom furnish the Reception Area with a counter of steel, glass and granite with photo optic lighting behind maple wood-perforated ceiling panels as canted sides.
A glass enclosed stair well adjacent to a monolithic, black granite elevator tower is all in full view of the entry atrium.
SCA Designs, (formerly Sidney D. Corhern Architects), New Smyrna Beach, FL, US, Project Manager
Assisted Sid Corhern with Design and creation of CD's for luxury condominiums,
and Arts & Craftsman style homes.
These documents were produced almost exclusively by hand, presentation documents in ink as well as 30% of CD's as composite with CADD documents.
Greene & Greene designed stairs, interior and exterior structural members in their true joinery were fabricated by artisans.
As Mr. Corhern's Firm exhibited highly customed design, he and myself would hand draft these as it was more time and design efficient to safeguard the projects' integrity.
This often lead to the exclusion of Trades having to provide "shop drawings" as detailed drawings were frequently produced in 1:1 scale.
Kent State University, Kent, OH, US, Architecture and Environmental Design
I completed 3 of the 5 year program and was granted an Associates Degree
and became a certified architectural draftsman for the State of Ohio.
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, US, History, pre-Law, Political Science and Psychology
As a member of Franklin Gray and Associates, Honolulu, Hawaii (1992); I was a draftsman on the last State project drafted by pencil. I trust that in 2018 this project will receive the State's AIA 25th Year Award For Excellence.
It is not only a very beautiful and well designed building, it is one of the finest projects I've been associated with from the wise choice of materials, to the integration of Nature into the building's dynamic paying tribute to Hawaii's beauty often grossly ignored in other regions of the Country.
Also, as a testament to Mr. Gray and his Staff's professionalism and vision of architecture as an art form;
created all documents, by hand, as if a "work of art" unfortunately
lost in practices today.
This award was for the partial razing of a pre-Civil War barn, (Blackwell Barn), from Fredericksburg, Ohio and erected in Avon, Ohio while a Designer with RWL Architects, Elyria, Ohio.