Rhoden D. Skyles II, AIA

Rhoden D. Skyles II, AIA

Los Angeles, CA, US



Rhoden D. Skyles II, AIA Associate Vice President at Nadel Architects, Inc.

Associate at Harley Ellis Devereaux

Project Manager at VTBS

Project Architect at Cannon Design

Project Architect at HMC



Maryland - 1981

District of Columbia - 1982

California – 1997


Curriculum Vitae

Mr. Skyles has been a registered Architect for over 30 years and has ample experience in all aspects of architecture. He was a founding partner of Benjamin A. Skyles, Sr. and Associates, AIA in the District of Columbia. Also a registered Architect in California and Maryland, Mr. Skyles has provided services and direction on a wide variety of projects including educational, institutional, religious, commercial as well as residential structures, additions, renovations and remodeling projects. As managing partner of Skyles and Associates, AIA from 1982 through 1995, he developed an expertise in new construction, renovation and rehabilitation of mid-rise, garden type multi-family and single family residential properties. For the past seventeen years Mr. Skyles has resided in the Southern California area and has been primarily involved in the planning and development of Construction Documents and the Construction Administration of Institutional and Civic projects, Schools, Sport Facilities and Single and Multi-family Residential Facilities.



Serves as Associate Vice President in the firm

Supervises drafting personnel

Develops architectural designs from conception to completion.

Prepares presentation drawings and models for, and conducted Schematic Design and Conceptual Design review meetings

Produces Construction documents and Specifications

Coordinates Architectural and Consultant documents

Reviews Shop Drawing submittals for completeness

Administers Contracts

Conducts Site Inspections and Progress Meetings

Applies AutoCAD operations using AutoCAD R12 through AutoCAD 2012

Applies 3D solid modeling using Autodesk Revit 6.1 - Through Autodesk Revit


ArchitectureSkills & Expertise

1. Revit

2. AutoCAD

3. Construction Documents

4. Construction Administration

5. Contract Administration

6. Design

7. Planning

8. Programming



University of Southern California Bachelor of Science (BS), Architecture 1972 – 1976


Recommendations for Rhoden D. Skyles II, AIA

Senior Project Manager Harley Ellis Devereaux “I had the opportunity to work with Rhoden Skyles while at Harley Ellis Devereaux, Architects. He is a dynamic and passionate Architect who works well with others internally and externally. He is collaborative, has a strong work ethic and always operates with integrity and honesty. Mr. Skyles is also a talented, experienced team player and a positive role model. I would give Rhoden my highest recommendation to anyone who is considering bringing him on-board their team. He will bring success to any effort he engages himself in.” July 10, 2012 Michael Kimbrough, Project Manager, Harley Ellis Devereaux worked with Rhoden Skyles at Harley Ellis Devereaux

“It is with great pleasure to provide this recommendation on behalf of Rhoden Skyles II, AIA. I had the pleasure of hiring Rhoden while at Harley Ellis Devereaux. Rhoden tremendously smart and efficient. He comes from a family of Architects, so his passion for the profession is inherently clear. While at HED Rhoden was a Senior Architect on many Higher Education and K-12 projects. His ability to lead, mentor and direct the team is commendable. Rhoden remains very active in several of the AIA Chapters and he continues to develop as an Architect. Rhoden would be a great asset to any team, firm or committee needing the expertise of a well versed Senior level Architect.” June 26, 2012 Derrick Washington, Principal, Harley Ellis Devereaux managed Rhoden Skyles at Harley Ellis Devereaux

Project Manager VTBS “Soon after graduating from USC, I had the chance to work under Rhoden's guidance. Rhoden is a very experienced architect a wonderful teacher who loves to share his extensive understanding of the practice. He went to great lengths to help me realize my capabilities and improve them. He has a calm demeanor and is very patient which makes him an excellent problem solver as well. I consider him a very dear friend and mentor and so I recommend him with my deepest wishes and regards.” June 28, 2012 Gautam Ramchandra Shenoy, Associate, Brian Noteware AIA Architects reported to Rhoden Skyles


Groups and Associations:

1.) American Institute of Architects

2.) Co-Chairman - AIA/LA Building Performance and Regulations Committee

3.) Los Angeles Green Building Code Technical Advisory Committee - LADBS

4.) LADBS Quarterly Pipeline Committee


Honors and Awards:

1.) Richmond Civic Center - Best of 2009 Award Overall Top Project/ California Construction Magazine

2.) Richmond Civic Center - Renovation Category - Design Build Institute of America/ Western Region

3.) Richmond Civic Center - Preservation Design Award/ Large Rehabilitation -


Nadel Architects, Los Angeles, Associate Vice President

Marketing and new client development
Interfaced with clients and client reps
Directed project teams and team members
Consultant / Engineer coordination
Construction Documents / Technical detailing
Writing of specifications
Agency approvals
Construction administration tasks to completion
Continuing Education event coordinator
Smart Practice Committee member
Digital librarian

Aug 2006 - current

HED, Los Angeles, Associate / Senior Project Manager

Directed project teams and team members
Consultant / Engineer coordination
Construction Documents / Technical detailing
Agency approvals
Construction administration tasks to completion

Jan 2003 - Jul 2006

Van Tilburg, Banvard & Soderbergh (VTBS Architects), Los Angeles, Project Manager

Consultant / Engineer coordination
Construction Documents / Technical detailing
Agency approvals

Jan 2000 - Jan 2003


University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, BArch, Architecture

Sep 1972 - Jun 1976


Preservation Design Award, 1st Place

Richmond Civic Center


Best of 2009 - Overall Top Project, 1st Place

Richmond Civic Center


Areas of Specialization