Ron McFadden

Ron McFadden

Phoenix, AZ, US



Registered Architect in six states. AIA Member. NCARB Certified. Architect of Record. Lead Designer. Supervisor over Design. Proposals and Presentation. Project Architect. Project Manager. Budget Management. Quality Assurance. Code Research and Compliance. Environmental Aspects. Design-Build. Bid Analysis and Award. Marketing Materials. Engineering Coordination. Planning. Master Planning. Feasibility Studies. Yield Studies. Development Documents. Pro-Forma Analysis. Programming. Schematic Design. Design Development.  Construction Documents. Construction Administration. Staff and Resources. BOMA Analysis. Cost Control & Contract Negotiations. Project Acceptance & Close Out. Renderings. Interiors. Team Leader. Interviewing. Space Plans. Tenant Improvements. Shell Buildings. Organized. Meeting Deadlines. Interpersonal Skills. Customer Service. Drafting. Travel Agent. Artist. Award Winning. Technical Skills:  AutoCAD 2012, SketchUP, Photoshop, Word, Excel, Acrobat Professional. Architectural


Project Types: Class A Office, Educational, Health Care, Religious,Residential, Laboratory, Justice, Industrial, Hospitality, and  Retail.   Over 15 years’ experience.



Opus Architecture, Phoenix, AZ, US, Architect / Designer

Directed design in a fast paced Design-Build & Development Firm.

■ Worked closely with company directors developing design concepts, site plans and feasibility studies. Directed projects through all schematics and the design development process.

■ Established procedures, delegated responsibilities, evaluated direction and performance per the pro-forma. Worked with governing planning departments and reported to management.

■ Conducted meetings and monitored project budgets and schedules. Was responsible for project image, identity, branding and aesthetics. Worked closely with CD production staff.

■ Evaluated and insured quality in design. Insured code compliance & environmental targets.

■ Assessed BOMA minimums. Participated in value engineering, product research and contract negotiations. Worked with project architects during construction administration.

■ Helped with marketing material and presentations. Helped in government competitions.

■ Monitored projects through construction, punch list and close out.

Jul 2006 - Nov 2010

DLR Group, Phoenix, AZ, US, Project Architect

Oversaw all stages of architectural services from Design to Construction Administration.

■ Worked with clients in developing design concepts and schematic design that met programming. Directed programming. Directed projects through schematics, design development, construction documents and construction admin. & close out.

■ Established procedures, delegated responsibilities and met company budgets, schedule and profit targets. Worked with governing building departments and reported to management.

■ Reviewed construction documents for progress and quality. Insured code and ADA compliance and established drafting standards. Coordinated with engineers during CDs.

■ Participated in value engineering, product research and contract negotiations.

■ Conducted meetings and tracked all aspects of projects for upper management.

Feb 2005 - Jun 2006


The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, US, MArch, Architecture

Sep 1992 - Jun 1994

The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, US, Bachelors, Pre-Arch

Sep 1988 - Jun 1992


Citation of Excellence award in 2008, American School Board Journal, Honorable Mention

The Betty H. Fairfax High School project received a Citation of Excellence award in 2008, with the Learning by Design acknowledgments, hosted by the American School Board Journal. I was one of the Project Architects and helped with design and construction documents.


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