Randy (Rand) Shear

Randy (Rand) Shear

Dallas, TX, US



Results-oriented hands-on accomplished design studio leader well respected within the design-build profession with over 15 years expertise in project design delivery and a decade of sports work-both as a designer and design manager with built work well exceeding $2.5 billion dollars.

I provided team leadership with a strong work ethic, positive and uplifting person- ality, clear and open communication style and ability to lead, distinctive solutions for a wide array of projects, within domestic and international markets.

I have lead design teams and established design direction for several projects and on several continents, I worked closely with project managers, urban designers, branding groups and consultants including stackholders/clients with a collaborative work ethic.

I have maintained solutions within budget and on-time constraints, with project history including work on various building types from commercial high-rise office complexes, sports facilities, transportation hubs, urban designs, public assembly, mixed use developments, convention centers, hospitality-resorts and entertainment, historical renovations, medical facilities, university buildings, shopping malls and lifestyle districts. 


KEO International Consultants, Doha Qatar, Senior Design Manager

In 2013 I re-located from Shanghai China with the opportunity to work in a Senior Design Manager role on the FIFA Al Wakrah Stadium designed by the famed architect Zaha Hadid Associates and AECOM.
The extensive role was was taken on after concept development and required overseeing the coordination of both the Master Plan/Landscape and Building Exterior/Interior development, with weekly consultant meetings via conference and video with the designers in London.

Responsible for managing all aspects of delivering a project on a new FIFA football stadium, which will be used in the 2022 World Cup tournament. Duties * Manage and coordinate the overall design process * * Set up and agree design management regime with the design team * Programme and manage all design reviews and coordination in meetings * Monitor progress against programme, and report to the project team * Liaise with client and contractor *scheduled workflow and resource planning, review and approve design submitals, technical design development, completion and delivery information for concept design and masterplan development.

I setup and held numerous meetings on all pertinent topics including, bowl cooling, removable roof, overlay planning, accessibility and life safety, ancillary buildings, FIFA requirements and programing, Glulam construction, and Event Security in forwarding the design execution through several milestone dates.

Dec 2013 - Apr 2014

AAI International, Shanghai/Toronto, Senior Studio Lead Designer

Late in 2011 I was invited to Shanghai-China as a 'design consultant' to work on several projects and was asked to return full time to work on The Bao Steel competition in 2012. Once there I worked in the capacity as senior design lead-with the structure of a studio group-in the delivery of large scale mixed use projects and master plans for the Chinese market region. In 2013 we had produced the winning design for the Leslie Headquarter in East Town Ningbo Business District which is currently under construction(2015) and
won the competition for a Residential development in Suzhou. For me this experience was a continuation of previous work I have done over the years as it relates to the Asia market.

Dec 2011 - Dec 2013

RTKL Associates Inc., Dallas, TX, US, Senior Design-Senior Associate

In 2006 I joined RTKL in the commercial/hospitality sector in Dallas Texas. With an inovative and energetic design approach produce major iconographic high profile designs for both domestic, middle eastern and Asian markets.

In 2007 Parcel 03 in Coati Strip in Macau was shortlisted in a closed competition with KPF and went onto receive a Dallas Chapter AIA ‘Jury Accommodation” award. Also in 2007 I attended the annual 'design symposium' in Miami in designing a cruise ship terminal for the Carnival Cruse Line.

In 2008-2009 I collaborated with the RTKL Shanghai office and was lead design for a signature 80 floor office/hotel/retail shopping hub-Tianjin Modern City designed for a major hub in Tianjin China.

My work was also chosen for an annual worldwide “WIP Works in Progess’ for my ‘ ‘sketchbook’ and Tucson projects which was juried by professionals and chosen from multiple entries.

Apr 2006 - Oct 2009

HKS, Inc, Dallas, TX, US, Senior Designer

In 2003 re-located to Dallas to work with the firm HKS in the Sports division.

I worked in the creation of two high profile sports-related projects for the MLS and NFL. I had worked directly with principal Bryan Trubey and the legendary team owner Lamar Hunt in forming the design for 3rd stand-alone MLS soccer stadium Pizza Hut Park (now Toyota Stadium) and sports complex. The complex was the first stadium to introduce an 'U' shape bowl with an permanent end zone stage.

In 2005 we produced together the winning design for the Lucas Oil Stadium, a 64,000 seat multi-purpose stadium with a fully retractable roof. The design chosen over proposals from two notable sport design firms and was subse- quently steered from concept through to construction.

We had also produced the design for the first center pitch hung 'I beam' scoreboard-originally planned for the Colts but was rejected and later concieved at Cowboys stadium.

A signature design element of the 1.8 million square foot stadium was its unique roof design that breaks from common usage by having two roof panels move to the sides of the stadium, and still remains the worlds largest roof opening. The building received the prestigious McGraw Hill ‘Best Sport Facility of the year 2009 award.

Apr 2003 - Mar 2006

HOK Sport + Venue + Event (now Populous), Kansas City, MO, US, Senior Design Studio Leader

In 1996 I relocated to Kansas City from Chicago to work with the HOK Sport presently know as Populous. There I was intrumental in giving form to two of the country’s most notable Major League Ballparks, including both Pac Bell Park (AT&T) in San Francisco and was design lead for the Cincinnati Great American Ballpark.

I also played a part in the creation of an in-house design studio (design marketing group) were I exercised ‘out of the box’ thinking towards imagined and built works. The design/concept for the Great American Ballpark was produced in the ‘Studio Group’ and then taken into production under my control. We also had produce a Charette capacity to work with various clients in producing upfront design work in a collaborative environment.

I had a proven ability to facilitate all aspects of design and implementation with high levelof ethics and innovation, in most case coming up with the ‘big idea’ on some major projects.

May 1996 - Oct 2003

Loebl Schlossman & Hackl Inc, Chicago, IL, US, Senior Designer

After graduating from my masters program I was hired by the firm Loebl Schloss- man and Hackl ( I was able continue work on large scale projects with two notable high-rise office/hotel buildings.

I also had a worked on several design competitions including Sen-Dai Mediatech Center in Japan and the Schenzhen China AVIC a 215m2 complex with a 300m tower.

Oct 1985 - Aug 1995


University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago IL, MArch, Architecture

I decided to continue my education in the United States and went to Chicago which at the time was a new 'core design group' created by Stanley Tigerman who combined the core project together with philosophy classes.

We had exposure to multiple professors which included Ben Weese, Peter Eisenman, Tom Beeby and Steve Wierzbowski. After leaving the program to work for Helmut Jahn for close to a year-I returned to the program and took extra design studios in finishing my masters degree.

My final project 'theater of the future' was then published in ARCHITECTURE Magazine in 1985. I also was listed and published for my entry in the late entry to the Sears tower Competition.

Jan 1982 - Jun 1985

University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, CA, BArch, Architecture

The 5 year program had given me a good base and introduction to architecture-I had chance to be exposed to professors Peter Prangnell, George Baird and Bruce Kuwabara and various visiting professors.

Jan 1975 - Jan 1980

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