The ability to combine the clients functional requirements, as well as the engineering and set regulatory requirements, makes me an especially valuable member of any firm. Scores of projects in over ••••• years of experience provide a knowledge base that is a necessary resource to initiate and execute workable, buildable design solutions. My focus on detail, sensitivity to client needs, and emphasis on scheduling and budgets result in a controlled successful project.
•••••; Team Building and Leading
•••••; Proposals and Contracts
•••••; Sustainability and Green Design emphasis on Solar Energy
•••••; Gaming and Racing Regulations ••••• •••••; Masterplanning and Programming
•••••; Public Hearings
•••••; Trade Show Presentation
•••••; Hospitality and Healthcare
KEY PROJECTS AND SELECTED ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Harrahs Chester Casino and Racetrack, Philadelphia, PA Winner: •••••McGraw Hill •••••Best Adaptive Re-use•••••Delaware County William Bates Award••••• Best Land Planning
The $••••• Million 2,•••••slot parlor is on the former Sun Ship Site in Chester, PA. Engaged to develop the program and create the initial masterplan to fit the 5/8â€ mile standard bred horse racing track, •••••,••••• GSF gaming floor, racing terrace and clubhouse, 3,••••• car parking garage and ••••• horse paddock on ••••• acres; a very significant challenge. The solution involved overlapping and stacking programs vertically in the former ship assembly building. As both the design and project manager from inception, developing the conceptual design and documentation thru on site construction administration, the program was built on time and under budget by $••••• million. The fast track design, multiple packaged documentation, and accelerated construction could only occur by being organized and keen to the driving forces.
Spotlight ••••• Casino, Palm Springs, CA Winner:•••••The First Sarno Award•••••Best Casino
The $••••• million dollar expansion involved re-themeing the former casino while providing expansion space for 2,••••• slots and ••••• table games. The new space also included new restaurants, main bank, administration and focal bar. The major expansion combined the glamour of •••••â€™s Hollywood with the ageless quality of desert elements such as fire and water. A firewall and water column surrounded by sculpted hillside forms and decorative lighting symbolized the desert and mountainside. A colorful palette of desert hues blend with wood, stone, glass and stainless steel recalling the futuristic optimism that put Palm Springs on the map. The conceptual design, project management & construction administration were all under my direction.
Isle of Capri, Hotel, Pool + SPA, Bossier City, LA
A •••••room casino resort hotel with whirlpool baths transformed the guest experience from bland to the branded â€œIsle Styleâ€ so accustom by their clientele. The extensive site masterplanning included a new entry promenade and bridges to re-align the site to maximize efficiency. The hotel is complete with a Conference Center, Health Club, SPA and outdoor pool deck capable to support weddings. The project transformed the riverboat casino on a very tight site into a resort destination. Overlapping building programs and the use of tunnels on the site accomplished clear organization.
Marina Energy Center •••••REVEL Entertainment •••••Atlantic City, NJ Echelon Central Energy Center Echelon Hotel Casino Spa Las Vegas, NV Marina Energy•••••Borgata Hotel Casino Spa Atlantic City, NJ
Central Energy Centers with generator capacity and dual feeders and returns for the respective mega resorts. Each cost approximately $••••• Million. Steam and Chilled water is the primary source with turbine optional with peak shavings
EXPERTISE••••• Hospitality ••••• Years of Hospitality Architectural Experience Masterplanned, Programmed, Planned, and Designed large scale Hotel Casino Resorts Participated in Documenting $2 Billion of Hospitality Projects Facilities throughout the United States Healthcare ••••• Years of Healthcare Architectural Experience Masterplanned, Programmed, Planned and Designed ••••• KSF of Medical Facilities Participated in Documenting $••••• Million of Acute, Ambulatory and Assisted Living @ ••••• facilities throughout the Eastern Region Certificate of Need Planning and Documentation Corporate••••• Flex Office Buildings Totaling ••••• KSF / Low-Rise and Mid-Rise Buildings Corporate Interiors and Space Planning for Blue Chip Companies. Programming for Space Needs Analysis for the NBC Television Network Commercial / Civic Community Centers and Civic Organization Lodges Mall Anchor Stores, Car Dealerships, Restaurants, Retail Strip Stores Building Core and Shells: Interiors Residential••••• Masterplanned, Designed and Developed; Two••••• Unit Developments; 2 Assisted Living Facilities / Adult Daycare Facilities ••••• Townhouse Clusters ••••• Individual Custom Homes ••••• Customized Home Additions EXPERIENCE SOSH Architects •••••Present Atlantic City, NJ Senior Associate/Hospitality Casino Resort Architect Executed executive decisions based upon practical yet innovative design solutions combined with outstanding client service has earned a reputation for excellence in the industry. Increased the profitability of the firm by •••••% by creating comprehensive checklists to manage performance and production. Developed control forms and drawing templates to streamline bid packages. Together, these systems propelled the company to handle larger projects maintaining staffing profile. Directed national & regional award winning projects throughout the country up to $••••• million dollar projects.
Vitetta •••••••••• Philadelphia, Pa. Project Manager/Project Architect/Healthcare Planner Manage clients, staff, and projects from concept to completion. Create conceptual design solutions for project feasibility studies, facility assessment analysis, and project costs. A multi-faceted role including program validation, design and documentation, and construction administration of healthcare environments. Multi level management including studio managing, internal control sheets, staffing projections and proposal preparation
Ballinger•••••••••• Philadelphia, Pa. Project Manager/Project Architect/Healthcare Planner Lead architect through full service role of presentation, programming, data, design, and documentation. Develop conceptual solutions for project formations, master plans, and feasibility studies. Multi level management including project based and marketing based proposal preparation and budget development.
Granary Associates ••••• Philadelphia, Pa. Project Architect/Healthcare Planner Develop conceptual design, master plans, phasing, and Analytical design. Create schematic layouts and develop into contract documents. Responsible for full project durations including construction administration. EDUCATION Bachelor of Science / Architecture•••••Continuing Education: •••••North Dakota State University•••••Harvard University Graduate School of Design •••••Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies•••••Managed Care North Dakota State University