Joseph Xiong

Joseph Xiong

Emeryville, CA, US



Having over ten years of experience in business development, marketing
pursuits, marketing startegies, master planning, project design, & project
documentation of multiple types of projects. These projects include:
Convention Centers, Sports Facilities (Stadiums, Arena/Indoor Practice
Facilities), Office Buildings, Transportation, Golf Course & Parks, Medical,
Housing & Retail. Expertise includes Conceptual Design, Design
Corrdination, Construction Detailing and Collaborate Design issues with
startegies and technically based solutions in an efficient and
comprehensive manner. Other skills include managing design of all
construction phases coordinating between all disciplines: Structural, MEP,
Life Safety, Food Services, Audio-Visual, Graphics and Way Finding. Able to
collaborate and communicate with clients and contractors to ensure design
integrity and industry standards are met. Can manage, produce, and
administer quality controls for design consistency, accuracy and
completeness. Relevant project experience includes the following:

Convention Center/General Architecture
San Antonio Convention Center Expansion, Study – San Antonio, TX
Assisted in project design during the design phase for a proposed expansion of the San Antonio Convention Center, which included plans for an adjacent hotel, pedestrian bridge, new prefunction, meeting room, and exhibit halls.

San Diego Convention Center Expansion, Phase III Due Diligence Study – San Diego, CA
Assisted in project design during design phase for a proposed 850,000-SF bayside expansion of the San Diego Convention Center. The project included plans for an adjacent hotel, water transportation center and retail uses.

Albany Convention Center – Albany, NY
Assisted in project design during conceptual phase for the expansion of Albany Convention Center.  Planned for LEED® certification, the proposed concept featured strategies to improve pedestrian connectivity to other parts of downtown Albany, a link to the Times Union Center, and expansion capabilities that include an intermodal transit center. The project also included a 1,100-car parking structure.

Las Vegas Convention Center Renovation & Expansion – Las Vegas, NV
Assisted in project documentation for the expansion and renovation of the Las Vegas Convention Center. This $890 million enhancement project, which will include additional lobbies and meeting rooms, general session spaces, renovations to the existing facility, transportation improvements and other enhancements. The planning process involved an extensive outreach program to operating staff, users, and service providers.

Local Government/Sports
Vikings Stadium - Minneapolis, MN
Assisted in the design pursit of the exterior skin, premium amenities and 65,000 seat bowl design.

Citrus Bowl – Orlando, FL
The purpose of the Goal Setting Session was set up to figure out with the City of Orlando what was needed in order to be competitive with their market sector.  The two day charrette consisted of three teams that dealt with site, community use, and event planning.  The two day charrette was delivered by questions and answeres and then the design team had one and a half hours to deliver ideas and schemes from scratch.  Followed by a final second day review.

San Francisco 49ers Stadium - Santa Clara, CA
Coordinated and developed the exterior skin design along with documentation of the core shell packages. The $1.02 billion project includes 68,000-seats, three tiers of general admission seating, four levels of suites and various other premium amenities, clubs and loge boxes. Designed with many sustainable elements, the new stadium will incorporate photovoltaic panels, a green roof, public transit access and is on track to become the nation’s first professional football stadium to achieve LEED certification.

Year Completed Professional Services: 2012
Year Completed Construction Services: Under Construction

Michigan Stadium, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, Michigan
Coordinated and designed all major exterior componets of brick assemblies and assisted in project documentation for the expansion and renovation of the University of Michigan Stadium.  This $170 million project includes the addition of two 530’ long, multi-story structures on the east and west sides of the stadium that will contain improved fan amenities, new restrooms and concesions, club seats, suites, and press facilities.  Two new elevated concurses were added on both sides of the stadium to improve access and safety.  Other improvements to the stadium included widening existing aisles and seats, adding handrails, and adding dedicated seating for fans with impaired mobility.  Construction was phased over three football seasons.

Year Completed Professional Services: 2010
Year Completed Construction Services: 2012

Bob Carpenter Expansion, University of Delaware – Newark, DE
Designed and detailed the addition adding 50,000 sqft. of space with an addition to the south west side of the existing arena.  The new main entry lobby creates an impressive entrance for student-athletes and coaching staffs.  The addition houses multiple practice courts for volleyball and men’s and women’s basketball as well as an additional sports medicine area.  The basketball program has state of the art practice gyms as well as locker rooms,  team meeting areas, and coaches offices.  The volleyball practice facility will accommodate three competition size courts, new locker rooms, and coaches offices.  The larger gym will also be available for the needs of student recreation.
Year Completed Professional Services: 2011
Year Completed Construction Services: Under Construction

Nebraska Memorial Stadium, University of Nebraska – Lincoln, NE
Designed and detailed exterior skin and coordinated project with all design disiplines. The project expands the current East Stadium and adds 6,2000 new spectator seats and fan amenities.  The current East Stadium concourse is expanded through the addition of a new parallel concourse, which includes a grand lobby that celebrates the original historic Gate 20 entrance and entire east façade with minimal disturbance.  The large 60 foot tall volume of space that occurs before the seating levels provides for two levels of shell space on either side of the grand lobby.  These shell spaces will be used for UNL Research and future Athletic Department use.  The additional seating occurs on four new upper floor levels: Balcony/Suite Level, Club Level, Suite Level and Upper Bowl Level.  The project improves fan amenities, game day access and safety.  Additional concessions and restrooms are provided on the expanded Main Concourse and Upper Concourse Levels.  Suite Level and Upper Bowl Level.  The project improves fan amenities, game day access and safety.  Additional concessions and restrooms are provided on the expanded Main Concourse and Upper Concourse Levels.

Year Completed Professional Services: 2012
Year Completed Construction Services: Under Construction

NNSA Nation Security Campus – Kansas City, MO
Designed exterior skin and coordination of precast panels.  GSA selected the CenterPoint Zimmer team, to design, build and lease a new National Security Campus on 185 acres. The $500 million facilities replaced the existing plant and are anticipated to encompass 1,629,950 GSF with 2,500 parking spaces. The design will include office, electrical assembly, laboratory and manufacturing for the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). Potential amenities for the campus include a walking trail, courtyard, fitness center and cafeteria. The team is designing the project for LEED® Gold Certification and utilizing Building Information Modeling (BIM) for the design, construction and management of
the project.

Year Completed Professional Services: 2011-2012 (phased delivery)
Year Completed Construction Services: Under Construction

GSA-Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative/Phase 1 Land Port of Entry LED Signage
Project Designer and for the installation of LED signage at 18 Land Ports of Entry along the U.S. northern and southern borders.  Design and installation used a multi-phased implementation strategy.  This scope of work included planning, wayfinding/signage consulting, architectrual/engineering services for design and installation of dynamic signage in support of the Land Border Integration LED signage program.

Year Completed Professional Services: 2011
Year Completed Construction Services: Under Construction

NOLA Pumphouse – New Orlean, LA
Design pursuit for New Orleans Pumphouse, Designed exterior facade, green way, and re-purposed area.  This $700 million (no cap) proposed of a master plan to enhance the existing site and better utilize the land.  Design phase maintained continuity and operation between all structures and sites while minimizing visual impact with surrounding communities.

Kansas City Max Bus Shelter – Kansas City, MO
Assisted the KCATA by designing and introducing a new construction cost Bus Rapid Transit system, now known as MAX - Metropolitan Area Express, to serve the Kansas City community.  Elements of design include a new glass and stainless steel shelter with integrated lighting, a station marker with real time signage, route and transfer information and a map of the surrounding neighborhood and attractions to assist way finding for visitors.  Streets cape improvements and integrated signage were also incorporated.

Year Completed Professional Services: 2011
Year Completed Construction Services: 2011

Residential/Mixed Use
Guadalupe River and Tech Museum, San Jose, CA
Senior designer involved with designing two one million square foot properties located adjacent to the San Jose Convention Center on the Guadalupe River and a second site adjacent to the Tech museum.  These two projects design intent was to densify the downtown residential market and provide new pedestrian Paseo's utilizing incubator office spaces and mixed use retail.

Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA
Senior Designer involved with managing the design team and design of the project.  This two towers residential and hotel tower was designed in tune to the market conditions in regards to amenities, parking demands, and unit fit and finish.  This design incorporated the coordination of the historic palladium theater.

Kansas Department of Transportation, Manhattan, KS
Project Designer to assist the Kansas Department of Transportation and Kansas State University of for a feasibility study and incorporating a Personal Rapid Transit System within the Campus.  Design integration included way finding, integrated stations, improved campus amenities and infrastructure.

Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
Assisted in Master Planning and goals to create an image on Campus.  Provided Analytical Studies of campus and usage of site.

Kansas City Missouri Linwood Community Center, Kansas City, MO
Project Designer involved with providing updated accessible to the history building.  Historic Preservation and asbestos abatement was a major issue that was solved.

Kemper Arena Material Handling Facility, Kansas City, MO
Project Designer and Architect of Record to provide new site lighting, updated railings and visual barrier from the back of house facility.

Municipal Auditorium Concourse and Little Theater, Kansas City,MO
Project Designer involved with remodeling the Municipal Auditorium Concourse and Little Theater below the roadway that connects Barney Allis Plaza and Municipal Auditorium.  Awarded AIA “Arts and Craftsmanship Award”

General Architecture
10th and Oak, Kansas City, MO
Project Designer to coordinate renovation of existing building into mixed use commercial and residential dwellings.  Redesign consisted of accommodations of automobile lifts and turntable, multi-family units, while  preserving the historic facade and adding a two story penthouse with code variance to become a non-high rise structure.

Animal Haven, Merriam, KS
Project Designer involved with the redesign of existing proposed design, facilities and incorporate additional program to the project

Residence, Stillwell, KS
Project Designer to coordinate addition of living quarters to accommodate existing 12,000 SQFT garage.  Residence program had an attached senior living unit as well as two custom hearths and custom master bedroom and bath.

Tripp Residence, Liberty, MO
Project Designer overseeing design and documentation of new residence.

Gunze Plastics and Engineering, Olathe, KS
Project Designer to coordinate addition of existing building.  Redesign existing interior layout for additional metric equipment that was transferred by railroad through new overhead doors.

VML Advertising, Kansas City, MO
Project Designer to coordinate multi phase project remodel which included relocating US Marshals office.

Staley Farms Golf Country Club, Kansas City, MO
Project Designer for planning new golf course Clubhouse, Amenity Building and Maintenance Facility.  Project consisted of moving specific areas of existing course layout and review board of all new residential buildings surrounding the area.

Creekmoor Golf Club, Raymore, MO
Project Designer responsible for designing all way finding and monument signs along with locating new Golf Course Clubhouse.  Components of this project was to raise the main floor to allow all maintenance and storage below.

Golf Club of Kansas, Lenexa, KS
Project Designer involved with re-branding and integrating new Golf Course Club House on a undermined site.  Analysis of relocating driving range, traffic studies, and residential areas on the development.

Phenom Global, Minneapolis, MN
Project Designer involved with re-branding the look of Phenom Global and integrating the program of the design to help resolve current issues.  The owner wanted an innovative way to deal with the experience of the customer by allowing them to have a hands free experience from fitting room to the point of sales station.

Phenom Global, Sacramento, CA
Project Designer integrating branding into design and experience.  Project produced digitally for shop drawings and fabrication.

Summit Retail, Lees Summit, MO
Project Designer responsible for master plan of development.  Working directly with the client and coordinating site development issues with the City of Lees Summit.

D’Bronx, Overland Park, KS
Project Designer responsible for taking a traditional pizza chain and re-branding it for franchising.  Roles included image branding and prototyping customer experience.

Bickford Cottages Senior Living, Overland Park, KS
Project Designer involved with programming spaces, exterior studies and construction documentation.

Craig Marshall General Dentistry, Kansas City, MO
Project Designer involved with expansion of existing medical office. 

Pro Partners Health, Leawood, KS
Project Designer responsible for providing a premier state of the art men’s medical facility.  Facility consisted of medical exam rooms for corporate and personal health assessment, concession area with dietary consulting and work-out facility with metabolic testing and personal training.

Year Completed Professional Services: 2011



Bell Knott & Associates, Leawood, KS, US, Project Designer, Project Architect, and Junior Project Manager

Project Architect and Project Designer Responsible for managing projects from start to finish. Role include meeting with client/owner and developing strategy's for design and construction, Production and Delivering Renderings and Marketing material, Production of Construction Documents, and Construction Administration.

Feb 2013 - Feb 2014

HNTB, Kansas City, MO, US, Project Architect/Project Designer

Project Architect and Project Designer Responsible for exterior skin design and detailing. Manage architecture staff/interns through Construction Documents and Design Development.

Jan 2007 - Oct 2012

Tevis Architectural Group, Lenexa, KS, US, Staff Architect

Staff Architect responsible for Project Design through Construction as well as Graphic Design, Web Design, and Office Marketing.

Aug 2004 - Jan 2007

United Cosentino Contracting Inc., North Kansas City, MO, US, Architectural Detailer

Architectural Detailer working under the supervision of a registered architect. Oversaw sheet metal design and approved fabrication.

May 2001 - Feb 2002

Lees Summit High School Facilities-Facilities Management, Lees Summit, Technician

Self managed position working for the facilities management. Roles included updating and creating documents designating new buildings, site materials, building materials, and finishes of all facilities. Later to be used in bid documents for maintenance.

May 1999 - Aug 2000

Theis Dolittle and Associates, Kansas City, MO, US, Intern Architect

Intern Architect working directly under a registered architect

Mar 1999 - Jun 1999


Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, US, BArch, Architecture

Architecture Studies consisted of Studio Environment and my choice of focus on Architectural Theory with supporting construction science and history courses. Studied abroad in Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy 2002. 2003 SOM AWARD NOMINEE at Kansas State University.

Aug 2000 - May 2003

University of Missouri - Kansas City, Kansas City, MO, US, BArch, Environmental Design/Architecture

Part of the Kansas State University Architecture Program. This two year program focused on Conceptual Design and the Urban Environment.

Aug 1998 - May 2000


AIA Award Arts and Crafts, Award

AIA award given for the Municipal Auditorium Concourse and Little Theater Renovation.


Home House Project-Dwell Magazine, Other

Publication of Project in Home House Project and Traveling Museum Exhibit across the United States from 2004-2006.


SOM Award Nominee, Nomination

Skidmore Owings & Merrill Award Nomination - Staff nominated award given to the top design student of his or her class to compete nation wide against all other nominations from other universities for the SOM Award.


Union Program Council Art Competition, 1st Place

Award and prize money given for 3-D architectural concept sculpture.


Areas of Specialization