Joseph D'Isabella

Joseph D'Isabella

Oxford, PA, US



Joseph C. D’Isabella, AIA, NCARB

Registered Architect

Oxford, PA 19363

M: 610.880.6523

[email protected]


Senior Level Creative Professional with in-depth experience in planning, designing and detailing of commercial and residential projects ▪ Adept at managing all project phases from pre-design through completion of construction while collaborating with all consultants▪ Excels at communicating with team and clients conveying technical information clearly to all ▪ Exceptional multi-tasker with strong research and problem solving skills▪ Team-spirited with perseverance to succeed in all endeavors.


Schematic and Conceptual Design ▪ Revit & SketchUp Rendering Design ▪ Client Needs Assessment ▪ Program Development ▪ Space Planning ▪ Design Development ▪ Building Code Research & Analysis ▪ Cost Estimating ▪ Construction Drawings ▪ Specifications ▪ Project Management ▪ Construction Administration ▪ Mentoring ▪ Proficient with 2020 Auto CAD Architecture, 2018 Revit Architecture, 2018 SketchUp Pro


KBR, Inc. Newark, DE 02/20 to 10/20

Senior Project Architect

Industrial projects from $1 million to $500 million; 10,000 sf to 100,000 sf

  • Responsible for the design, specifications and services related to the built environment for industrial buildings, maintenance facilities, research & laboratory facilities – to name a few

  • Provided technical leadership and supervision over architectural design group of 4

  • Attended project meetings and coordinated work with all teams, internal and external

  • Performed code research and analysis

  • Responsible for measurable assets such as an assigned architectural staff, scheduling, and budget

Laid-off due to Covid-19 and lack of work

Hillcrest Associates, Inc., Landenberg, PA 03/18 to 02/20

Project Architect

Residential projects from $1 million to $10 million; 10,000 sf to 60,000 sf

  • Provided project management and construction documentation of city of Newark, DE, multi-family student apartment housing projects

  • Implemented project meetings; coordinated work with in-house engineers, project manager, owner, president, and CAD staff

  • Reviewed architectural and structural drawings for QA/QC

  • Coordinated revisions with CAD staff prior to project submission for permitting/construction

  • Reviewed general contractor’s submittals and RFI’s

  • Performed code research/code review

Was offered a better opportunity at KBR

Dhillon Engineering, Owings Mills, MD 10/17 to 03/20

Project Architect

Government projects from $1 million to $50 million; 10,000 sf to 50,000 sf

  • Provided project management and construction documentation of City and County of Baltimore, MD projects

  • Implemented project meetings; coordinated work with in-house engineers, project manager, owner, and CAD staff

  • Reviewed architectural, MEP and structural drawings for QA/QC

  • Coordinated revision with CAD staff prior to project submission for construction/permitting

  • Reviewed general contractor’s submittals and RFI’s

  • Generated and reviewed specifications

  • Performed code research/code review

Too long a commute; left for Hillcrest which was closer to home

National Weather Service, Silver Spring, MD 07/15 to 10/17

Contract Architect/Facilities Engineer

Government projects from $1 million to $150,000 million; 10,000 sf to 100,000 sf

  • Developed architectural design work product deliveries including POR, SOW and FF&E

  • Designed office layouts and floor plans - sketches, 3D rendering with Revit, Sketchup and AutoCAD

  • Maintained design and construction schedules

  • Participated in weekly and monthly meetings with client, contractor, and engineers. Maintained minutes

  • Reviewed architect/engineering reviews

  • Provided all building code information

Too far a commute; left for Dhillon which was closer to home

Earlier experience in commercial/residential projects covering Tri State Area


Temple University School of Architecture BS Architecture


Registered Architect and licensed in DE, KS, MD, NJ, NY, OH, PA, TX, VA, WV

Member of AIA 2013 to present

NCARB Certification from 2017 to present

Will achieve LEED and PMP Certifications within next 12 to 18 months

Temple University Alumni Association Member


Webber Smith Asscoaites, Inc., Lititz, PA, US, Senior Project Architect

Provided Conceptual Design (Master Planning / Design Development), Project Management, Construction Documentation, and Construction Administration for various national food industry related dry / cold storage projects. Additional Responsiblities and Duties included: Project Meetings (coordination of projects) with in-house Engineers, Project Managers, Design Staff, and also with Owner/Client, Construction Personnel and Manufacturer's Reps. Assessed drawings for discipline and redi-check reviews, and coordinated revisions with project design staff, prior to project document submission to client for construction/permitting. Reviewed general contractor submittals; Generated and reviewed specifications; Developed code research leading to code reviews and analyses. Projects included: Aldi, Kowalski Co., Fage', Welch Foods, Redgate, Safari II, Armstrong, Hance Construction (Halls' Warehouse), Sysco, Saputo Cheese, Newco, Amish Country Farms, Meijer, Kroger, C&S Wholesale, and BD Diagnostics. Of these projects, there are two projects I contributed significant work:

Aldi Midwest (Dwight, IL, Valparaiso, IN, Oak Creek, WI) projects: +/- 50,000 SF ($10 M) dry/cold storage additions. Traveled to attend all three site OAC Meetings and met with Client (Regional Manager and Staff) and GC to discuss the condition and progress of the projects. Provided meeting minutes and photographic documentation of overall progress of each project. Additional travel to ALDI in Dwight, IL to perform inspection punchlist of dry warehouse addition. Evaluated significant submittals from GC: shop drawings, product data and samples.

Kowalski Co.(Hamtramck (Detroit), MI) project: +/- 50,000 SF ($20 M) dry/cold storage addition, including 2nd floor office renovations. Traveled with Project Team (Webber/Smith Engineers and Project Manager) to attend “Kick-Off” meeting with client, civil engineers, and general contractor. Attended meeting with owner to discuss architectural plan layouts / schemes and programming requirements of the 2nd floor office renovation. Thereafter, continued to produce design development drawings based upon owner's requests (AT&T Go-to meetings from Webber / Smith office, with the client).

Sep 2013 - Sep 2014

BE&K / KBR Engineering, Inc., Newark, DE, US, Principal Technical Professional / Architectural Designer

Developed construction documents (using Microstation XM V8i & AutoCAD 2010) of large-scale DuPont plant projects (Kevlar in Cooper River, South Carolina, Morses Mill in New Jersey and Spruance in Virginia). Also
developed construction documents for a large scale office building renovation project for Corning, located in Concord, North Carolina.

Produced construction documents of a large scale, 500 million dollar green-field industrial DuPont Project (Kevlar Plant) located in Cooper River, South Carolina. Produced designs and drawings for the lobby and monumental stair of a 100,000 s.f. administration building. Also produced specifications and architectural details, including finish selections. Coordinated work with in-house MEP and structural engineers. Met with manufacturer’s representatives. Presented design schemes to DuPont executive staff at the project site in Charleston, South Carolina. Produced construction documents for additional projects:

DuPont Morses Mill Project, Morses Mill, NJ - 1.5 million dollar project, 4,000 s.f. blast-resistant building. Work also included developing a Project Scope of Work for Estimating, designing space plan layouts, coordinating work with in-house engineers, attending project meetings with Project Manager, in-house Engineers, & DuPont site and construction staff to coordinate the project.

DuPont Zytel Adipic Acid Project, Spruance, VA - 20 million dollar project, 10,000 s.f. roof and tower addition. Work also included developing a Project Scope of Work for Estimating, coordinating work with in-house engineers. Attended site project meetings with Project Manager and Engineers to present the project to the DuPont site and construction staff.

Corning Concord II Project, Concord, NC - 100 million dollar project, 275,000 s.f. interior factory renovation. Work also included producing specifications, developing material take-offs for Estimating, developing work hour estimates for architectural portion of work, and coordinating work with in-house architectural and engineering staff.

Aug 2008 - Aug 2012

J.C Designs (self-employed), Philadelphia, PA; Folsom, PA; Oxford, PA US, Architectural Design Consultant

Developed architectural drawings for architectural clientele of commercial, residential, corporate and tenant fit-out projects. Produced presentation sketches and computer-generated design ideas. Interacted as needed with architectural firms in evaluating client needs. Coordinated with all Engineering disciplines to finalize project. Provided architectural firms with construction documentation to save on their overhead expenses. Contributed to many deadline-driven projects that were completed within time-frame and billing requirements. Generated construction documentation and construction administration for completion of drawings for numerous residential, commercial, healthcare and corporate commissions.
Established Long-term client relationships which included: Regan Kline Cross, Glenside, PA (commercial, corporate); Tevebaugh Associates, Wilmington, DE (mixed-use high rise & institutional); L & M Design, LLC, Radnor, PA (residential, multi-family residential); McGuffin Associates, Architects, Philadelphia, PA (industrial); MKSD Architects, Orefield, PA (institutional); Polek Schwartz Architects, Berwyn, PA (corporate); Feinberg & Associates, Voorhees, NJ (multi-family residential); Lester Escobedo Architect, Philadelphia, PA (corporate, commercial, residential); Marc Pinard, Architect, Philadelphia, PA (residential); Jacobs Wyper Architects, Philadelphia, PA (commercial).

Jan 2000 - Aug 2008


Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Architecture Studios, Architecture History, etc.

Sep 1989 - Dec 1993

Millersville University, Millersville, PA, US, Industrial Arts & Technology

Architectural Design and Drafting, Product Design, Technical Drawing, etc.

Sep 1986 - May 1989

Areas of Specialization