About

Resume

I have extensive experience in all phases of the architecture/urban design delivery process, with an emphasis on planning, design, detailing and construction administration. I have worked on teams delivering many of this region’s most prominent structures, such as the San Francisco International Airport Terminal, the Tech Museum, the Marriot Hotel and Ballroom, the South San Francisco BART station, and the Alameda Ferry Terminal.

I have a career-long commitment to the highest ideals of architecture and urban design, demonstrated by my past service as chairman of the AIA Santa Clara Valley Urban Design Committee. In that capacity, I led teams of urban designers, architects and landscape architects in six local urban design charrettes in recent years. I have averaged 150 AIA/CES learning credits in past years, with an intense commitment to professional continuing education. I recently published a treatise on contemporary architecture theory, Station Point.

Resumes Sections:

Education

  • Harvard University | Cambridge, MA
    Graduate School of Design - Masters of Architecture – 1979
  • University of Washington | Seattle, WA
    Bachelors Environmental Design – 1974

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Experience

  • The Blake Group | Palo Alto, CA
    Architectural Consulting – 1993-Present
    • Construction Management Associates (CMA) | San Jose, CA – Construction defects investigations and construction management
    • Joint Venture Architects | Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, Del Campo & Maru, Michael Willis and Associates | San Francisco, CA – Construction Administration, final shop drawing review for interior building finishes and systems (terrazzo floors, steel panels, p-lam panels, metal ceilings), automatic 18’ revolving doors, bi-part automatic doors, aluminum louvers, expansion joints – building and roadway, graphics package, ticket counter design, all interior p-lam casework.
    • Richard Minert Architects | San Jose, CA | Project Manager/designer for hi-tech industrial manufacturing facilities (microchip components) and drug manufacturing and research facilities throughout Silicon Valley. Large-scale real estate transaction documentation of existing facilities.
    • Design, Art and Architecture | San Francisco, CA – Project Manager/designer/technical coordinator for Oracle Corporation Headquarters, East
    • Myles Stevens & Associates | San Francisco, CA – BART station at South San Francisco schematic design; Rose Olivet Baptist Church, design and construction documents.
    • Group 4 | South San Francisco – Menlo Park Administration Building/Police Station renovation, addition, consolidation; San Francisco International Airport Boarding Area G (joint venture with HOK) interior systems and finishes, travertine walls, custom aluminum ceilings, escalator/elevator enclosures, expansion joints, interior partitions and floor details.
  • The San Jose Redevelopment Agency | San Jose, CA
    Project Architect 1992-1993
    • The Tech Museum of Innovation, program evaluation, project scheduling
    • El Teatro Campesino, Louis Valdez, schematic design of two alternatives
    • Martha Graham Dance Company, site evaluation
    • San Jose Museum of Art, Phase 2 implimentation
    • Children’s Discovery Museam, acoustic, water infiltration studies
    • Rincon Industrial Park, box retail site planning
    • San Jose Federal Courthouse, developed urban design criteria, site evaluation
    • San Jose Stage, signage and building graphics implementation
    • McEnery Convention Center, evaluated facility upgrade strategies
  • The Blake Group | San Francisco, CA
    Architectural Consulting, 1982-1992
    • Health Care, Laboratory Facilities:
    • Butte Valley Health Clinic | Dorris, CA
    • Children’s Hospital Fiscal Services | Oakland, CA
    • San Francisco General Hospital, Nuclear Medicine Suite | San Francisco, CA
    • The Sequoias Elderly Housing Acute Care Unit | San Francisco, CA
    • Kaiser Hospital Regional Reference Laboratory | North Hollywood, CA
    • U.C. Berkeley Chemistry Lab Remodel | Berkeley, CA
    • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Lab | Alameda, CA
    • Genetrix Corporation research lab | Alameda, CA
    • Vivax Corporation research lab | San Francisco, CA
    • UCSF Nina Agabian bio-research lab | San Francisco, CA
    • UCSF School of Pharmacy research labs | San Francisco, CA
  • Light Industrial:
    • East Bay Municipal Utility District, water filter plant | San Leandro, CA
    • Surgical Dynamics manufacturing facility | Alameda, CA
    • Ritchie & Ritchie, flex-tech industrial warehouse shell space
  • Commercial Office Space:
    • University of California Patent Office | Alameda, CA
    • Granite Computer Systems | Alameda, CA
    • Mitsui Corporation, office building | Alameda, CA
    • Miscellaneous tenant improvements (100,000 sf) Doric Development | Alameda, CA
    • Chevron, world headquarters lobby renovation | San Francisco, CA

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AIA Activities

  • Chairman Urban Design Charrette committee
    Santa Clara Valley Chapter
  • Seminar – Architecture 101 (2000)
    Community government education program
  • Urban Design Charrette (1999)
    East Palo Alto, Government/Community Center
  • Urban Design Charrette (1999)
    Daily City, Geneva Avenue
  • Lecture – West Valley College (1998)
    Cezanne, Cubism and Architecture
  • Lecture – San Mateo Co. Chapter AIA (1997)
    Cezanne, Cubism and Architecture
  • Urban Design Charrette (1997)
    South San Francisco, Grand Avenue
  • Urban Design Charrette (1996)
    San Mateo Main Library

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Publications

  • Station Point – Linear perspective and Cubism, Bookends of the Modern Epoch. Two Steps Press, Palo Alto, CA. 2000.
  • “Earthquakes and Building,” AIA Newsletter
  • “Ecological Design,” AIA Newsletter
  • “Profile – Three Architects,” Nob Hill Gazette

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Teaching Experience

  • 1979 – Harvard University, GSD – Lecturer
    Architectural graphics, drawing, history of picture plane in Western painting
  • 1994 – University of Southern California, Architecture Department – Lecture
    “Cezanne, Cubism and the Roots of Modern Esthetics.”

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Awards, Exhibitions, Competitions

  • 1967 – Scholastic Art Awards, six merit awards, regional gold medal
  • 1968 – Tobacco County Fair, Eureka, Montana, first prize – painting
  • 1969 – Parnassus Gallery, Seattle, WA, one man show
  • 1973 – Seattle Chapter AIA, outstanding scholarship award
  • 1974 – Floyd Narramore Fellowship for study at Harvard
  • 1977 – Iranian National Library, Tehran, Iran
  • 1979 – Baak gallery, Cambridge, MA, exhibition, drawings
  • 1983 – “Columbus Carscape,” Columbus, Indiana, traveling exhibition
  • 1984 – Everson Museam, Syracuse University, six drawings
  • 1984 – “Workspace 84” AIA Booth, Moscone Center Exhibition – first prize
  • 1985 – Augusta National, painting exhibition
  • 1994 – “Great Projects-Small Firms” San Francisco AIA
  • 1999 – Summer Gallery, Palo Alto, exhibition – Paintings
  • 2003 – The Grand Egyptian Museum - Giza, Egypt

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