Gregory Montgomery, AIA, NCARB, LEED GA

Gregory Montgomery, AIA, NCARB, LEED GA

San Leandro, CA, US




Senior level position with growth potential into operations management.


Problem Solving: Excellent reconciliation of project requirements with codes, standards, guidelines and design intent. An innate understanding of the big picture.

Leadership: Strong team leader with excellent interpersonal, verbal and writing skills. Experienced at managing multiple teams on multiple projects.

Project Management: Manage and lead design teams in the production of projects from inception to completion maintaining good client, consultant & contractor relationships.


MAC Architecture, San Leandro, CA, US, Principal Consultant

Currently offering Architectural Consulting services on a project by project basis to industry architects and engineers as well as general public. I currently have expertise in the following Project Types:
Transit Facilities,
Maintenance Facilities,
Light Industrial/Warehousing,
Commercial - new & remodel,
Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings,
Single & Multi-Family Residential - new, additions, & remodels
Alterations to Convalescent Care Facilities

I am currently working with the following Design Software:
Autodesk Building Design Suite Premium 2014 which includes Revit Architecture/Structural/MEP, AutoCAD 2014, AutoCAD Architectural 2014, Google Sketch Up 8.0.

Jan 2013 - current

RAW International, Inc., Los Angeles, CA, US, Senior Transit Architect

Senior Transit Architect: Assigned to LA Metro's Crenshaw/LAX Design-Build Light Rail Extension Integrated Project Management Office (IPO). A sub-consultant to HNTB, the design lead, working with 5 station architects. Duties include: quality assurance, design consistency among common elements across 8 stations: 3 underground, 1 aerial, and 4 at-grade, code compliance, specifications, integration, discipline coordination, and technical details.

May 2014 - Mar 2015

Transystems Corporation, Oakland, CA, US, Senior Architect - Part Time

Part time to complete duties as Responsible Architect for the Sacramento Railyards Track Relocation Project and South Sacramento Corridor Light Rail Extension—Phase 2 Project.

Oct 2011 - Dec 2012

Transystems Corporation, Oakland, CA, US, Senior Architect / Group Leader

Group Leader responsible for a team of 4, duties included: scheduling, work assignments, staff development, performance reviews, overall supervision and mentoring.

Sacramento Railyards Track Relocation Project; Responsible Architect. Duties included: management & delivery of architectural design, presentations, construction documents, consultant coordination, client meetings, stakeholder meetings, staffing, specifications, cost estimating, quality control and construction administration.

South Sacramento Corridor Light Rail Extension – Phase 2 Three Stations; Responsible Architect: Duties included: teaming, proposing, interviewing, scoping, scheduling, budgeting, and management of architectural design, documents, consultant coordination, specifications, quality control, quantity take-offs for estimators and staffing assignments through Issued for Bid.

FedEx Oakland International Airport Sort Facility Expansion and 4 Administration Buildings for Camp Pendleton projects; Technical Architect. Duties included: Assisting other Project Architects with design development, technical detailing, material selection, coordination, specifications and Quality Control through Final Design.

Feb 2008 - Sep 2011

VBN ARCHITECTS, Oakland, CA, US, Associate / Deputy Director, Transportation Group

Group Manager responsible for supervision of Group’s daily activities, managing up to 16 people on multiple projects, and coordinating group resources with other group leaders and the COO.

Silicon Valley Rapid Transit (SVRT) Extension—Stations; Lead Project Architect. Duties included: managing 3 internal design teams working simultaneously on 3 above ground station buildings and campuses. In charge of Basis-of-Design, functional design, code compliance, program compliance, quality control, work assignments, consultant coordination, project meetings and in-house staff meetings through conceptual design and design development phases.

West Dublin/Pleasanton Design-Build BART Station; Project Manager. Duties included: management and delivery of architectural design services for this station building and pedestrian access bridges, including coordination with Design-Build contractor and Fire / Life Safety Consultant as well as compliance with BART Design Criteria, and multiple codes.

Marina Bus Transit Exchange; Project Manager. Duties included: management and delivery of architectural design services for this $3.5 million 7 berth bus transfer station with transit office building project for Monterey-Salinas Transit Agency.

Guadalupe Corridor South Line Platform Retrofit Project; Project Manager. Duties included: management and delivery of architectural design services for this 12 station platform raising to accommodate VTA’s new low floor trolley fleet.
2009: CMAA Project of the Year, Infrastructure under $2million

Aug 2004 - Dec 2007

SBA ARCHITECTS, Santa Clara, CA, US, Associate / Managing Architect

Managing Architect responsible for client, consultant and contractor interface, scheduling, work assignments, staff development, performance reviews, overall supervision, mentoring, project development and delivery as well as daily office operations.

Vasona Light Rail Extension; Managing Architect/Project Manager. 8 stations, 1 award winning pedestrian bridge,1 pedestrian tunnel, art program coordination.
2007: CELSOC Merit Award, Structural Systems Category, Hamilton Station & Guideway

Tasman East Light Rail Extension: Managing Architect/Project Manager; 6 stations (2 aerial), 1 transit center, 1 pedestrian bridge, infrastructure aesthetics, art program coordination and 75,000SF expansion of the vehicle maintenance facility.

Tasman West Light Rail Extension: Project Manager; 14 stations (1 signature), 1 pedestrian tunnel, 1 transit center, art program coordination.

Downtown Mountain View Transit Center: Project Manager; a multi-modal facility including Downtown Mountain View Caltrain & Light Rail stations, regional buses, shuttles, parking and passenger drop off.

Feb 1994 - May 2004

Baucentrum Architecture, San Carlos, CA, US, Associate / Project Manager

ADA and Structural Upgrades to Palo Alto Senior Center, Ducky's Car Wash, North Beach Pizza #5, Lake Residence, Villeggiante Residence.

Jul 1991 - Jan 1994


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Masters, Architecture - Design

Aug 1987 - Sep 1989

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Bachelors, Architectural Studies

Aug 1984 - May 1987
Aug 1981 - May 1983


Project of the Year, Infrastructure under $2million, Award

Southline Platform Retrofit Project [VBN Architects]


Merit Award, Structural Systems Category, Other

Hamilton Station and Guideway [SBA Architects & Biggs Cadosa Engineers]


Mountain View Transit Center, Other

Downtown Mountain View Transit Center - [SBA Architects]


Areas of Specialization