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Peter Russell

Peter Russell

New York, NY, US

 
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Peter L Russell, New York, NY, US, Owner

Design and management of all aspects of project delivery from concept through full project completion. Projects have included full residential renovations in Midtown Manhattan, a residential renovation in rural Michigan and museum exhibitions in New York.

Jan 2012 - current
 

Stevens Institute of Technology - Schaefer School of Engineering and Science, Hoboken, NJ, US, Industry Assistant Professor

Managed the design, construction, fundraising and public relations of two projects involving students from two universities and five different engineering disciplines. The first was a collaborative program in which Stevens partnered with The New School in NYC and the D.C. Chapter of Habitat For Humanity as a finalist in the Dept. of Energy's 2011 Solar Decathlon Competition. A certified passive house was designed and built by students and relocated to a permanent site in Washington, D.C. where a second house was subsequently built to form a side-by-side duplex. Consuming 85% less energy for heating and cooling, each house was operated by no more than the power of a hair dryer. The second project, was a Dept. of Defense interdisciplinary research initiative that integrated energy, water and waste systems into an innovative and comprehensive "out of the box" housing solution for combat outposts in an effort to reduce fuel and water dependency. A fully functioning, small-scale and adaptable physical prototype of the system was developed on campus.

Jun 2010 - Dec 2011
 

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, New York, NY, US, Senior Designer / Project Manager

Select Project Management Experience: Hudson Yards Competition- Competition for the creation of a comprehensive Master Plan to realize the development potential of a 26-acre parcel on the far west side of Manhattan into a dynamic, transit-oriented urban center, permitting medium to high density mixed-use development. Responsibilities included multi-firm coordination, oversight of the Master Plan effort and the design of two tall towers, monitoring project data, manpower and fees. 12,000,000sf Manhattan West- New York, NY Mixed-use development above active railroads by Brookfield Properties, Inc. on the west side of Manhattan featuring three towers separated by a pedestrian space flanked by retail and amenities. Responsibilities included drafting service agreements, coordinating design and technical efforts, weekly consultant coordination and client meetings, and monitoring project data, manpower, fees, and schedules. Managed services vis-à-vis the contract requirements to identify changes in project scope, schedule or service that would result in supplemental or additional services. 7,000,000sf Select Project Design Experience: Mahon Point, Cork, Ireland, 2006 Lead Designer for feasibility study for a landmark residential development in Cork, Ireland. 300,000sf East River Master Plan, New York, NY, 2005-2008 Master Plan for an office and residential complex on 9-acres adjacent to the United Nations in Manhattan Responsibilities included development of the Master Plan, a 1.5 million square foot commercial office tower and preparation of a ULURP submission. 6,500,000sf W Hotel and Residences, Denver, CO, 2005-2007 Design for a 175-room hotel and 110 W-branded condominium with shared amenities. Responsibilities included design from initial planning and concept stages through preparation of construction documents. 500,000sf

Mar 2005 - May 2008
 

Education 

Stevens Institute of Technology, Product-Architecture Lab, Hoboken, NJ, US, Product Architecture and Engineering

Sep 2008 - May 2010
 

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI, US, BArch, Architecture

Sep 1988 - May 2001
 

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI, US, Bachelors, Fine Art

Sep 1988 - May 2001
 

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