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Bryan Acomb

Bryan Acomb

Houston, TX, US

 
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Huckabee + Associates, Houston, TX, US, Project Architect

Management and quality assurance/quality control for a production team of 5-8 persons during all phases of Conceptual/Pre-Design, Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documentation, Bidding & Procurement, and Construction Administration; project milestone scheduling and management; probable cost administration; program
analysis; design and constructibility review; BIM standards implementation; consultant coordination; code research; construction detail development.
-De Zavala Elementary School for Channelview Independent School District: $32M, 150,000+ SF
-Acton Elementary School conversion to Teacher Learning Center for Duncanville Independent School District: $9M, 42,000+ SF
-Maude Moore Wood, Pershing Park, and Clifton Park Elementary Schools for Killeen Independent School District: totaling $97M, 377,000+ SF
-Charles Q. Murphree PK-8 facility for El Paso Independent School District: $35M, 144,000+ SF
-New North Shore Elementary School for Galena Park Independent School District: $27M, 137,000+ SF
-Bob and Betty Nelson Elementary School for Alvin Independent School District: $20M, 100,000+ SF
-Alvin Memorial Stadium for Alvin Independent School District: new press box, new visitor bleacher, renovation of original 1946 stadium buildings and site improvements: $15M, 15,000+ SF

Architectural Delivery Executive Committee member: firm-wide employee talent development and training, and maintenance of Huckabee's “collective wisdom” mentality.

Design Performance Committee member: formulating, implementing, and standardizing a bottom-up sustainability approach integrated into Huckabee processes.

Hiring Committee member

Mar 2016 - current
 

PBK Architects, Houston, TX, US, Project Leader

Responsible for Production Team output, client liaison, program analysis, design and constructibility review, BIM Implementation, consultant coordination, space planning, code research, construction detail development, cost analysis, and reduction.

Responsible for schedule management, tasking, and quality control for a production team of 5-12 on all phases of Schematic Design, Design Development, and Construction documentation.
-Career Technology Center for Alief Independent School District: $67M, 16,000+ SF
-New High School #8 and Junior High School #15 on a single campus (Education Village) for Katy Independent School District: $165M, 850,000+ SF
-New Clear Lake High School for Clear Creek Independent School District: $89M, 420,000SF

Corporate Revit/BIM Committee Chair-person (5 offices) Developed and implemented new corporate Revit/CAD standards.

PBK ARE Studio Founder and Director Created and coordinated an intra-office ARE study program to encourage and facilitate the pursuit of licensure among younger professionals.

Hiring Committee & Quality Control Committee member

Nov 2013 - Mar 2016
 

McCall Design Group, San Francisco, CA, US, Designer IV

Manage all phases of design for Sephora and Umpqua Bank commercial retail
projects from Schematic Phase through Construction Documents and Construction
Administration.

Space planning, code research, construction detail development, interactions with
clients, store/interior designers, and contractors, coordination with mechanical/
electrical/plumbing/structural engineers for Contract Documents, and oversee travel for site visitation and analysis.

Aug 2012 - Nov 2013
 

cass sowatsky chapman + assoc., San Diego, CA, US, Designer III

Project team member for U.S. Government and Military branches including:
-Large-scale Multi-unit Housing (200-2700 Residents, 50,000-660,000+ SF), Reservist and Training facilities, Headquarters facilities, Dining Facilities, Childcare and development centers, Anti-Terrorism Force Protection compliance.
-Diversifed LEED process implementation (LEED 2.2 & 3.0). 40+ LEED certified projects from LEED Silver to the first LEED Platinum certified project for NAVFAC (Naval Facilities Engineering Command).
-Designed Revit standards and work flow to successfully manage the first complete projects with full BIM implementation.
-Revised and implemented new office Revit/CAD standards.

Office IDP coordinator.

Jun 2008 - Nov 2011
 

NewSchool of Architecture & Design, San Diego, CA, US, Adjunct Instructor - 1st Year Studio

-Lead and instruct 1st year architecture studio students through a series of projects
and exercises that build their basic skills in architecture and design.

-Advise 5th year architecture studio thesis students in thesis development and execution.

Oct 2010 - Mar 2011
 

Delawie, San Diego, CA, US, Designer II

-Agua Caliente Casino Headliner Room and Support Building: $55 million, 80,000 SF
Large capacity performance venue and warehouse support building for
Palm Springs based Native American gaming facility.

-Worked on a fourteen person team on shell building design including
integration with existing structures.

-Worked with a small team on the Grand Lobby design integrating complex
space planning and structural integration.

-Processing shell building Construction Administration tasks off-site.

-Project team member for multiple office and institutional tenant improvements
varying from 2,500 to over 145,000 SF. Building types included equipment
testing facilities and clinical research labs.

Jun 2007 - Jul 2008
 

Delawie, San Diego, CA, US, Student Intern II

-Qualcomm Building ‘N’: Fast-track construction of $150 million, 450,000 SF
Corporate Headquarters for San Diego- based Fortune 500 company.

-Worked with a twelve person team on shell building design including four
separate curtain wall types and a seven story atrium space.

-Worked with a small team on a critically acclaimed 430 seat performance/
lecture hall including multiple level seating and
acoustic ceiling and wall treatments.

-Expedite processing of Construction Administration issues for
office tenant improvement phase from May- November 2006.

Sep 2004 - Jun 2007
 

Studio Munaim, San Diego, CA, US, Student Intern I

-Vazquez Residence Kitchen Remodel

-Used construction and detailing skills to actuate various remodel tasks
such as drywall, concrete, carpentry, and structural retrofit.

-Created construction documentation for permitting process.

Jun 2004 - Sep 2004
 

NewSchool of Architecture & Design, San Diego, CA, US, Shop Supervisor

-Instituted Wood Shop training program for students leading to increased
safety and 20% reduction in yearly maintainence costs.

-Maintained shop machinery to ensure proper and safe conditions for use.

-Helped students develop advanced carpentry skills to aid in efficient use.

Jan 2004 - Jun 2004
 

M.W. Steele Group, San Diego, CA, US, Student Intern I

-Seahaus
A mixed-use project that incorporates ground floor commercial with a
multi-family condominium complex

-Interact with architects and clients to ensure proper communication
of materials and scales.

-Construct site and buildings utilizing a variety
of design features as expressed in building models.

-Sort, track, and file paperwork and submissions for up to 10 projects.

Jan 2003 - Jun 2003
 

Education 

NewSchool of Architecture & Design, San Diego, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

Oct 2002 - Jun 2007
 

Awards 

NewSchool of Architecture + Design Merit Scholarship, Scholarship

2006
 

NewSchool of Architecture + Design Merit Scholarship, Scholarship

2005
 

NewSchool of Architecture + Design Merit Scholarship, Scholarship

2004
 

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