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Tom Steele

Tom Steele

Atlanta, GA, US

 

About 

THOMAS C. STEELE, AIA, LEED AP                     

1667 Crestline Drive | Atlanta, GA   30345

tsteele279@gmail.com | 678-559-7274 m | 404-636-0110 o


SENIOR ARCHITECT | DIVISION LEADER
Project Management | Design-Build Leadership | Military–Federal | Commercial & Medical

Innovative senior architect with demonstrated concept-to-execution project experience

CERTIFICATIONS
• Registered Architect – Georgia - RA010699
• NCARB
• LEED AP, BD + C
EDUCATION
• Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia.
Master of Architecture
• Columbia University, New York, New York.
Bachelor of Arts, Major in Architecture
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Project Leadership
• Proven design versatility with exceptional ability to move seamlessly between master planning and building conception
• Remarkable ability to investigate, cull, learn and incorporate dynamic design methods in harmony with current technologies and proven project management methods
• Dedicated to leading and inspiring productive teams to secure and execute projects
Communications
• Known as an excellent sounding board for both clients and colleagues
• Strong ability to lead and communicate across multiple levels, working to incorporate information where most appropriate
• Meaningful approach to coaching, mentoring, motivating and persuading people of the importance of the work
Management
• Negotiated fees, and tracked and adjusted the project financial performance to a successful conclusion
• Projected, tracked and maintained the project schedule, for several concurrent projects and project teams from inception to completion
• Projected labor requirements for multiple concurrent projects.
• Coached, mentored, critiqued, reviewed performance and salary of team members and consultants
• Developed project management tools for various project stages
• Conducted continuing education seminars
Professional Organizations
• American Institute of Architects, National, Georgia and Atlanta Chapters
• AIA Building Enclosure Council – Atlanta
• United States Green Building Council, National, Georgia and Atlanta Chapters
• Society of American Military Engineers
Technical Capabilities
• Expertise, knowledge and confidence in many programs including MS Office, MS Access, MS Project, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, Primavera and Constructware. Knowledge and some ability with AutoCAD ADT, Revit, Microstation (Bentley), BIM, Sketchup, and WUFI.

 

Elsewhere:

Employment 

PRAD GROUP INC, Atlanta, Georgia, Senior Architect

Senior Architect – PRAD Group, Inc., Atlanta, GA, USA 2015 to present
• Design Architect and Project Management
• Contract Documents Management, Specification writing, LEED management
• Engineer and Consultant Coordination and Specification review
• Construction Administration, Industrial and Senior Center projects
• Marketing and Proposal Writing – interaction with and assistance to marketing team

River Intake Pump Station, City of Atlanta, Department of Watershed Management, Atlanta, GA, $31.8 million budget, a 1-story brick veneer building on a CMU structure next to Peachtree Creek and the Chattahoochee River that will be pumping water into the new tunnel system to the City of Atlanta Water System. A 25-ton traveling crane will be installed at the site as well as 4 pumps. The electrical building will have 2,100 s.f. +/-, with additional water weir and channel structures outside of the building.
• My position has been as the Senior Architect, leading architectural design, contract document production, writing specifications, coordinating with engineers and consultants, reporting to Senior Project Managers within our J-V company, JP2.
• Design and contract documents from December 2017 - March 2018
• Construction scheduled to be completed by end of 2019

Quarry Pump Station, City of Atlanta, Department of Watershed Management, Atlanta, GA, $61.8 million budget, a 3-story granite, precast concrete, glass, and aluminum louvers on a steel-frame building next to Bellwood Quarry and a future city park, covering and ventilating pumps that will be pumping water from the Quarry Reservoir to the City of Atlanta Water System. A 75-ton traveling crane will be housed in the building. The building will have 39, 500 s.f. +/-, with additional water weir and channel structures outside of the building. This project will be a LEED Silver Certified project.
• My position has been as the Senior Architect, leading architectural design, contract document production, writing specifications, coordinating with engineers and consultants, reporting to Senior Project Managers within our J-V company, JP2.
• Design and contract documents from July 2015-May 2016
• Construction scheduled to be completed by end of 2018

Hemphill Tunnel Pump Station, City of Atlanta, Department of Watershed Management, Atlanta, GA, $12 million budget, municipal water department facility at the Hemphill Reservoir in Atlanta, GA. Providing a 110’ x 70 ‘canopy for an exterior 75-ton traveling crane, with two separate buildings (5200 s.f. +/-) for water pump support facilities, with water weir and channel structures, and offices. This project will be a LEED Silver Certified project.
• My position has been as the Senior Architect, leading architectural design, contract document production, writing specifications, coordinating with engineers and consultants, reporting to Senior Project Managers within our J-V company, JP2.
• Design and contract documents from July 2015-May 2016
• Construction scheduled to be completed by end of 2018

Sexton Hall Enrichment Center Additions and Renovations, Senior Center in Forsyth County, GA, $1.3 million budget, Art Rooms Offices, Kiln Room, Serving Kitchen, Alzheimer’s Respite, Central Meeting Facility and new Entry with a porte-cochere.
• My position has been as the Senior Architect, leading architectural design and contract document production during the final weeks after the project was left without leadership, coordinating with engineers and consultants.
• Design from August 2015-December 2015. Bids received April 2016.
• Construction completed at end of April 2017.

Jun 2015 - current
 

Ahrenhold & Steele Architects, Atlanta, Principal

•Marketing and Proposal Writing
•Designing Website, www.as-architects.com
• Architecture Photographs
•Project Development and Management

Jun 2011 - current
 

Steele & Associates Architects, Atlanta, GA, US, Principal Architect

• Marketing and Proposal Writing
• Project Development and Management, Medical and Housing projects
• Design, Contract Documents, Construction Administration

Jan 2014 - Jun 2015
 

TJD Architects and Engineers, Seoul, KR, Senior Architect

• Project Development and Management – Medical and Military projects
• Client and consultant management
• Design team management and development
• Repair client relationships
• Lead team to complete contract documents
• Incorporated furniture, equipment and artwork into project

Osan Air Base Hospital Renovations, Alterations and Additions Project, Pyoungtaek,
South Korea: $35 million budget for Command Suite, Education and Training, Internal
Medicine, multiple Waiting Rooms, Women’s Health Clinic, Pediatrics Clinic, Family
Health Clinic, Dental Clinic, Oral Surgery, Community Health, Records, Surgical Suite and Physical Therapy.

Sep 2012 - Dec 2013
 

MACTEC Engineering, Kabul, AF, Senior Architect / Master Planner

•Spearheaded Master Planning for New and Existing Military Bases for Capital and Western Regional Commands of Afghan National Army (ANA)
•Designed buildings of various types for use by the ANA
•Managed staff of local architects-draftsmen, coordinated with ex-pats
•Quickly adjusted to working under challenging circumstances to provide a reliable finished product

Nov 2010 - May 2012
 

Niles Bolton Associates, Atlanta, GA, US, Senior Project Director, Architecture

•Pioneered new product division exclusively for Federal/Military work
•Led team to achieve high win rate for design-build (more than 40%) and design projects
•Provided direction for numerous winning proposals for multi-family and single family homes, and military barracks at various sites
•Delivered consistently high quality design, contract documents, construction administration, marketing support and proposals
•Directed large scale projects and managed teams of architects, engineers and consultants, local, out-of-state and overseas
•Managed construction administration teams on up to 9 sites concurrently
•Championed the rollout of Revit within the firm to reduce production time for project proposals and development of contract documents
•Created regionally inspired, affordable designs for various developers and Design/Build teams
•Applied “new town” planning and sustainable design principles complying with programmatic and budgetary constraints
•Executed proposal preparation, design management, budget and fee proposal, labor projections, value engineering and contract negotiation
•Managed client contact, education and management
•Mentored and managed personnel, reviewed performance and salary

USNB Guantanamo Bay Family Housing, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. $48 million design/build budget. New multi-family, single-family homes. Proposal preparation, design input and direction, client contact, budgeting, fee proposals, contract negotiation. Silver LEED, EnergyStar compliance.

NAS Pensacola Combat Systems Officer (CSO) Housing, Pensacola, FL. $24 million design/build budget. 202 units. Proposal preparation management, design direction, team management, client contact, budgeting, fee proposals, contract negotiation. Silver LEED, EnergyStar certification.

Fort Benning MATOC for Reception Station Barracks (RSB), Phase II & III, Fort Benning, GA. $38 million design-build budget. Multiple barracks with covered training areas. Proposal & project management, design input and direction, client contact, value engineering, budgeting, fee and contract negotiation, construction documents. ATFP, Silver LEED, EnergyStar compliance.

Fort Benning MATOC for Basic Training (BT), Fort Benning, GA. $33 million Design/Build budget. project management, design input, direction and team management, client contact, value engineering, budgeting, fee proposals, contract negotiation. ATFP, Silver LEED, EnergyStar compliance.

Fort Benning MATOC for Advanced Individual Training (AIT), Fort Benning, GA. $63 million project budget. Multiple barracks with covered training areas. Proposal preparation, project management, design input, direction and team management, client contact, value engineering, budgeting, fee proposals, contract negotiation. ATFP, handicapped accessibility, Silver LEED, EnergyStar compliance.

Fort Jackson MATOC for Advanced Individual Training (AIT), Fort Jackson, SC. $55 million Design/Build project budget. Multiple barracks with covered training areas. Proposal preparation, project management, design input, direction and team management, client contact, value engineering, budgeting, fee proposals, contract negotiation. ATFP, handicapped accessibility, Silver LEED, EnergyStar compliance.

USAG Humphreys – Gateway Gardens, Pyeongtaek, South Korea. $800 + million budget. 28 apartment buildings with two community centers and underground parking decks. Proposal preparation, project management, design input, direction and team management, client contact, budgeting, fee proposals, contract negotiation. ATFP, handicapped accessibility, EnergyStar compliance.

Fort Bliss – Unaccompanied Personnel Housing, Fort Bliss, TX. $28.5 million budget. New apartment homes of 1 and 2 bedroom units with a community center. Proposal preparation, project management, design input and team management, client contact, value engineering, budgeting, fee proposals, contract negotiation. ATFP, handicapped accessibility, EnergyStar compliance.

Fort Stewart – Unaccompanied Personnel Housing, Fort Stewart, GA. $27.5 million budget. New apartment homes of 1 and 2 bedroom units with a community center. Proposal preparation, project management, design input and team management, client contact, value engineering, budgeting, fee proposals, contract negotiation, construction administration management. ATFP, handicapped accessibility, EnergyStar compliance.

Navy Southeast PPV Housing, 11 Southeast Region Navy bases in five states. Design/Build. New homes, renovated homes and community centers. Project budget $700+ million. Proposal preparation, project management, design input and team management, client contact, value engineering, budgeting, fee proposals, contract negotiation, construction administration management. ATFP, handicapped accessibility, EnergyStar compliance.

Picatinny Arsenal Army Family Housing, RCI Program, Picatinny Arsenal, NJ, $11.3 million budget. Modular homes. Project management, design input and team management, client contact, budgeting, fee proposals, contract negotiation, construction administration management. Handicapped accessibility, Army SpiRiT, EnergyStar compliance.

Carlisle Barracks Army Family Housing, RCI Program, Carlisle, PA. $40.2 million project budget. New homes and community center. Project management, design input and team management, client contact, budgeting, fee proposals, contract negotiation, construction administration management. ATFP, handicapped accessibility, Army SpiRiT, EnergyStar compliance.

Feb 2006 - Feb 2010
 

Heery International Inc., Atlanta, GA, US, Program Management Project Manager

Inman Middle School Additions and Renovations, Atlanta, GA. $17 million roject budget. Project Management/Owner’s Representative for Atlanta Public Schools Construction Management. Directing design and construction management process. Client contact, community contact, liaison between user groups, construction managers and designers.

New Burgess-Peterson Elementary School, Atlanta, GA. $12 million project budget. Project Management/Owner’s Representative for Atlanta Public Schools Construction Management. Directing design and construction management process. Client contact, community contact, liaison between user groups, construction managers and designers.

Numerous other small projects at various schools.

Mar 2003 - Feb 2006
 

Heery International Inc., Atlanta, GA, US, Architecture Project Manager

The Citadel Stadium Renovations and Addition, Charleston, SC. $20 million project budget. Client contact, programming, and schematic design and presentation documents. Coordination with Associate Architecture and Construction Management firm.

Delaware State University Wellness Center and Stadium Facility, Dover, DE. $28 million project budget. Client contact, programming, schematic design, design development, and presentation documents. Coordination with Associate Architecture and Construction Management firm.

Home Depot Store Support Center Retail Mock-up, Atlanta, GA. Client contact and construction administration support.

Central Michigan University Convocation Center and Basketball Arena, $24 million project budget. Client contact, programming, schematic design, design development, and presentation documents. Coordination with Associate Architecture firm and Construction Management firm.

Georgia State University Chemical Laboratory Code Study and Presentation, Atlanta, GA. Research, conferencing and presentation to university group.

Home Depot Store Support Center Museum, Atlanta, GA. $2 million project cost. Client contact, consultant coordination and construction administration.

University of Virginia Carl Smith Center – Scott Stadium Expansion, Charlottesville, VA. $13 million project cost. Programming, design development, construction documents, construction administration, and presentation drawings for additions to the project. Coordination with Associate Architecture and Construction Management firm.

University of Texas East Grandstands Additions and Renovations, Austin, TX. $43 million project cost. Client contact, construction documents, construction administration, and presentation drawings. Coordination with Associate Architecture and Construction Management firm.

University of Texas West Grandstands Additions and Alterations, Austin, TX. $18 million project cost. Construction Administration. Coordination with Associate Architecture and Construction Management firm.

Home Depot Store Support Center, Building C, Atlanta, GA. $25 million project cost. Construction Administration.

Interim Renovation for Code Compliance of Grady Hospital, Atlanta, GA. $5 million project cost.

Cobb County State Court Building, Marietta, GA. $13 million project cost. Design development, working drawings, construction administration and client contact/daily project manager.

TVA Corporate Identity Signage Program, Knoxville, TN.

Multi-Modal Passenger Terminal, Atlanta, GA.

Apr 1994 - Mar 2003
 

Various Architects and Freelance Work, Atlanta, GA, US, Intern Architect

Free lance work : Food courts, furniture design, medical offices, nightclubs, office interiors, oncology clinic, public housing, private residential, and restaurant projects.

Henry Howard Smith, AIA: Bank, church, country club, furniture design, historic preservation, hospital, kitchen, medical office, memorial, office interior, outpatient surgical center, parking garage, pharmacy department, residential, respiratory therapy department, restaurant, retail shop, roof work, sleep study clinic, spinal center, steam room, swimming pool and spa.

Jun 1981 - Mar 1994
 

Education 

Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), Atlanta, GA, US, MArch, Architecture

Aug 1983 - Mar 1991
 

Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Bachelors, Major in Architecture

Sep 1973 - May 1979
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills