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Peter Newton, Assoc AIA, CSBA, PMP

Developer | Planner | Designer | Builder | Sustainer

Current
  1. Architectural Solopenuership,
  2. Arizona Democratic Party
Previous
  1. Lilia Alverez for County Supervisor,
  2. USGBC Arizona Central Branch,
  3. Friends of Ruben Gallego
Education
  1. Washington University in St. Louis
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    Peter Newton, Assoc AIA, CSBA, PMP GREAT seminar about modern construction documentation at Snell & Welmer on Tuesday morning.

    Peter Newton, Assoc AIA, CSBA, PMP Great topic concerning architects going into development and/or construction markets at AIA Phoenix Metro lunch Tuesday.

    • Background

      Summary

      Peter Newton, a native Washingtonian, is an architectural professional, who is committed to the betterment of our communities through quality facilitation, programming, planning, design, construction and activation. He has overseen the design and construction of over $100 million and 5 million square feet of projects in the Adaptive Reuse, Educational, Higher Educational, Hospitality, Industrial, Marketing, Master Planning, Medical, Military, Office, Preservation, Religious, Research, Residential, Telecommunications, and Urban Redevelopment markets. Peter volunteers his time with professional and community organizations that are dedicated to creating community through discussion and inclusion. Peter has completed IDP and PMP training, and is a Certified Sustainable Building Adviser..

      Specialties: Hospitality | Single-Family Homes | Multi-Family Housing | Corporate Interiors | K-12 Schools | Recreation | Religious | Civic | Government | Research, Science & Technology | Retail | Telecommunications | Higher Education | University | Adaptive Reuse | Urban Design | Industrial | Master Planning | Mixed Use | Military | Historic Preservation | Facility Conditions Assessment | Warehouse| Non-Profits | Office

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      Intern Interactive 1999 Registration Card

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      Biltmore quarter project rising pitch

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      Skills & Expertise

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      • 8Value Engineering
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      • Graphic Communication
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      Experience

      Independent Architectural Services

      Architectural Solopenuership

      September 2009 – Present (3 years 4 months)Phoenix, Arizona AreaNetworked at business round tables, Chambers of Commerce and professional associations, developing strategic allegiances for non-profits, civic initiatives and funding entrepreneurial projects.
      ● Documented existing conditions for separate renovation projects for LuPe Designs and Herb Hacker, AIA, and lease stacking plans for a speculative mixed use project for Proteus West.
      ● Researched financial resources and project opportunities to create a new architecture and urban design partnership, Fourward Architecture.
      ● Reviewed completed projects to assure compliance with rebate programs.

      (Open)2 organizations
      (Open)1 recommendation
      • Luis Peris, AIA, PE, LEED AP
        Luis Peris, AIA, PE, LEED AP
        Architect+Engineer

        Peter is a natural networker and as such has a very up-to-date view on the profession with a keen eye in the political and professional practice areas. We have collaborated on several architectural projects as well as many AIA, USGBC, and similar…View

      Campaign Survey Coordinator and Precinct Committee Organizer

      Arizona Democratic Party

      January 2003 – Present (10 years)State of ArizonaCanvassed door to door to register voters, collect signatures and Arizona Clean Elections forms for candidates, and to get out the vote. Recruited, trained and managed volunteers to become Precinct Committeemen. Organized and composed the By-Laws for many political committees, caucuses and clubs. Consulted on multiple campaigns with an expertise on environmental and urban design issues.
      ● Field Organizer of Precinct Committeeman in Arizona Legislative District 5 in 2004.
      ● Developed, designed and arranged training materials and sessions across Southern Arizona.
      ● Judged random hand count sample of the 2012 State of Arizona Presidential Preference Election to verify Electronic Results.

      (Open)1 organization
      (Open)2 recommendations
      • Scott Clark
        Scott Clark
        Owner, Law Offices of Scott M. Clark, P.C.

        Peter and I worked together when I ran for the Arizona Corporation Commission. Peter was extremely helpful to me being that…View

      • Mark Manoil
        Mark Manoil
        Member-Manager at Manoil Kime, PLC

        Peter is a tireless and inspired advocate for sustainability and other issues dear to him. He assisted me generously when I…View

      Paid Canvasser

      Lilia Alverez for County Supervisor

      August 2012 – November 2012 (4 months)Phoenix, Arizona Area

      Governing Council Member

      USGBC Arizona Central Branch

      October 2010 – October 2012 (2 years 1 month)Phoenix, Arizona Area● Guide the Strategic future for the organization.
      ● Planned and organized the First Annual Member Meeting for 2012
      ● Developed the Chapter’s Policy Position Paper
      ● Developed Advocacy strategy on Legislation and Municipal Code and policy adoption, 2006-present.
      ● Served as Liaison to the National Organization for Advocacy and Campaign initiatives.

      (Open)1 honor or award
      (Open)2 recommendations
      • Sue Sylvester, LEED AP BD+C
        Sue Sylvester, LEED AP BD+C
        Vice President of Business Development at Midstate Mechanical

        Peter is my go to resource for all things involving education and advocacy for US Green Building Counsil. He is very…View

      • Kirby Spitler
        Kirby Spitler
        Architect, LEED AP, CEM

        Peter approached his duties with great enthusiasm. He provided our committee with good information and analysis regarding…View

      Field Canvasser

      Friends of Ruben Gallego

      July 2012 – August 2012 (2 months)Phoenix, Arizona Area

      Romanoski Glass

       

      Outside Lead and Territorial Sales Generation Manager

      Romanoski Glass

      February 2011 – July 2011 (6 months)Phoenix, Arizona AreaDirected business development and lead generation across the Southwest, by demonstrating the Major Industries product line at professional society meetings and conferences. Established new relationships with architects and general contractors by delivering lunch and learn presentations about innovations in day-lighting.
      ● Design and delivered portfolio presentations for interviewing with General Contractors. The presentations led to the immediate generation of bidding opportunities.
      ● Researched, prioritized and created a calendar of conferences and professional meetings to create a marketing schedule for senior staff to build relationships with existing and new clients.
      ● Researched bid communication problem that were causing Romanoski to miss out on project opportunities. Refined bid room searches to generate more appropriate responses and coordinated contact information that was clear and direct.

      (Open)1 recommendation
      • Tim Garver
        Tim Garver
        Product Representative at Dunn-Edwards Paints

        Peter is an exceptional and thorough individual who is very knowledgeable in any field of work that he endeavors to pursue.View

      US Census Bureau

       

      NRFU Enumerator Replacement Trainee

      US Census Bureau

      June 2010 – June 2010 (1 month)Phoenix, Arizona AreaTrained to locate listed addresses in the Assignment Area, to conduct interviews determining the status of each address on Census Day and record the information provided by the respondent.

      Jacobs Engineering

       

      Architectural Job Captain

      Jacobs Engineering

      July 2008 – August 2009 (1 year 2 months)Phoenix, Arizona AreaConducted facility conditions assessments to determine maintenance and renovation schedules for the US Air Force in Texas and South Carolina. Directed, trained and mentored staff in the design and construction of retail buildings. Modified retail roll out prototype designs to meet local building codes and design review comments.
      • Mitigated a mutually agreeable solution to a FDC issue between the Fire Marshall, contractor and the architectural design.
      • Trained and mentored staff in facilities assessment and surveys, receiving commendations from Armstrong Development for our thoroughness.
      • Received commendations from CVS/pharmacy for our thoroughness in facilities assessment and surveys of stores acquired through mergers with other pharmacies.

      (Open)1 project
      (Open)1 recommendation
      • Paul Bakalis
        Paul Bakalis
        Principal at Proteus West; paul@proteuswest.com

        I’ve had the distinct pleasure of working together with Peter Newton as co-worker at Jacobs Engineering and consider him a friend. I also know Peter through the American Institute of Architects (AIA) where he is an active advocate for the…View

      Carter & Burgess

       

      Retail Architectural Job Captain

      Carter & Burgess

      October 2007 – June 2008 (9 months)Phoenix, Arizona AreaCarter and Burgess was acquired by Jacobs Engineering in late 2007.

      (Open)1 project
      (Open)2 recommendations
      • Jennifer Frost
        Jennifer Frost
        Sr. Project Manager at Jacobs Engineering

        Peter has an excellent understanding of client priorities. He has provided solid value engineering recommendations that…View

      • Robert Burkhart
        Robert Burkhart
        Principal at A-DAPTIVE 360

        I managed Peter for approx 4 years on a variety of projects types while employed at both Carter Burgess and Jacobs. Peter…View

      Project Manager

      Cawley Architects

      April 2005 – September 2007 (2 years 6 months)Phoenix, Arizona AreaManaged the design and construction documents for turnkey commercial, warehouse and retail projects. Worked closely with consultants to coordinate designs to meet client’s needs, including meetings to work out details. Cawley was the primary design firm for a design-build contractor.
      ● Attended jurisdictional staff and public meetings for the client, to ensure compliance with city requirements and resolution of public issues.
      ● Master planned several multi-building complexes, creating a coherent and comprehensive sense of place.
      ● Managed the firm’s only 5 story steel structure, designed to maximize the leasable Class A office space and structural efficiency. Worked closely with the structural engineer to detail attachments for the signature cantilevered, radial curtain wall, the parapet sunscreen and the suspended entry doors.

      (Open)1 project
      (Open)5 organizations

      Political Campaign Field Canvasser

      America Coming Together

      September 2004 – October 2004 (2 months)Tucson, Arizona AreaCanvassed micro-targeted voters to conduct interviews, document results, and get out the vote.

      Deputy Southern Arizona Campaign Coordinator

      Dean for America

      February 2003 – February 2004 (1 year 1 month)Tucson, Arizona AreaCoordinated canvas walks, phone banks, events, and travel for out of state volunteers and staff for the 2004 Presidential Preference Primary. Volunteered for the Southern Arizona Coordination Committee, organizing fundraisers, Meetups and outreach events. Spoke and tabled for the campaign at Party meetings and clubs.
      ● Arranged transportation to campaign and Democratic Party events, now a staple of the Pima County Party, and for the Southwestern Voter Express.
      ● Designed and produced district and voter specific messages and campaign literature.
      ● Organized the largest political rally in Pima County to that point.

      (Open)1 honor or award

      Architectural Designer

      rob paulus architect, ltd.

      February 2003 – June 2003 (5 months)Tucson, Arizona AreaDesigned and developed construction documents for residential, commercial and urban redevelopment projects, including mechanical and electrical designs. Guided projects through the city submittal process.
      ● Documented, site surveyed and field assessed historic properties to convert them from industrial use to multi-family loft homes
      ● Designed details for a multi-building office condominium complex to serve as a prototype.
      ● Resolved design issues for the conversion of a historic Fraternity facility into apartments.

      (Open)1 project

      Watkins Hamilton Ross Architects

       

      Architect In Training

      Watkins Hamilton Ross Architects

      September 2000 – August 2002 (2 years)Houston, Texas AreaProgrammed, space planned, designed and administered contracts for science and research facilities for public and private universities in Texas.
      ● Coordinated CAD layering and pen weights, and documents on firm’s FTP site for a 170,000 gsf science and research laboratory at the University of Texas.
      ● Resolved a dimensional issue for a laboratory tenant improvement through forensic investigation of documents. Resolution was to reduce the size of a researcher’s office space.
      ● Developed a mentoring program involving site visits, travelogues and exhibition tours.

      (Open)1 project
      (Open)2 organizations
      (Open)6 honors and awards

      Telecommunication Collocation Project Coordinator

      The Mathes Group

      April 1999 – June 2000 (1 year 3 months)Greater New Orleans AreaDeveloped space plans and construction documents for telecommunications facilities, academic building and corporate tenant improvements. Site surveyed buildings and parking facilities for renovation. Now Mathes Brierre Architects.
      ● Managed the Bellsouth collocation program, reducing response time from 3 weeks to hours, by improving our communications technology and client relations to better develop space plans, cost estimates and facilities assessments.
      ● Documented and scanned important projects from the firm’s extensive portfolio to redesign project winning marketing and firm sponsored seminar materials.
      ● Developed 3-D CAD models to base marker renderings for a competition entry.

      (Open)1 project
      (Open)1 organization
      (Open)2 honors and awards

      Residential Design-Build Draftsman

      Olde New Orleans Design Group, Inc.

      October 1998 – March 1999 (6 months)Greater New Orleans AreaDesigned single family, “Southern Style,” custom homes for the Gulf Coast region. Designs included lighting, electrical and framing layouts. The most popular designs were adapted for on-line home plan sales.
      ● Developed and maintained CAD Library of most common details to improve productivity.
      ● Researched rigid steel frame construction and adapted the technology to match our New Orleans based aesthetic.
      ● Designed model homes for a subdivision.

      (Open)1 project

      Christner Inc.

       

      Corporate-Education Architectural Intern

      Christner Inc.

      September 1996 – June 1998 (1 year 10 months)Greater St. Louis AreaEmployed in the Corporate and Education Studio where I developed space plans and construction documents for school, religious and research facilities, and hospitality and corporate tenant improvements. Developed material and finish boards, color pencil renderings, bluelines, and CAD models for design development.
      ● Created a continuing education and mentoring program involving architectural tours, lectures, and discussions around PBS videos .
      ● Established CAD standards as organization switched from AES to AutoCAD R13. Reviewed Softdesk 8.
      ● Identified and photographed key sustainable design elements for a Grant reporting.

      (Open)1 project
      (Open)5 organizations
      (Open)1 honor or award

      Graphic Designer/ Desktop Publisher

      DAS 20

      September 1996 – November 1996 (3 months)Greater St. Louis AreaGraphic designed final exhibits for two Assistant Professors dissertation, Projecting Detroit (Quark Xpress and Adobe Photoshop). Desktop published Projecting Detroit for publication in the architectural journal Assemblage. (Adobe Pagemaker 6.0)

      AutoCAD Modeler and Drafter

      Luchini AD

      August 1996 – September 1996 (2 months)Greater St. Louis AreaDrafted preliminary CAD models and drawings in AutoCAD 12 for windows. Published in “Adrian Luchini” monograph.

      Washington University in St. Louis

       

      College Work Study Administration

      Washington University in St. Louis

      August 1992 – August 1996 (4 years 1 month)Greater St. Louis Area• Office Assistant to the School of Fine Art’s Dean’s Assistant, 1992 – 1995
      Filed and maintained confidential information, including: payroll; donor and alumni personal information; and faculty, staff and students records. Created a summer position to develop a system to review, sort, and document, files and historical artifacts in the school’s archive, for preservation and destruction.
      • School of Architecture Shop/Junior Facility Manger, 1994 – 1996
      Instructed and assisted students in the proper use of shop equipment and tools. Inventoried, cleaned and maintained equipment and equipment. Designed, fabricated and refurbished: computer workstations, modular steel table stands, conference tables. Cleaned, maintained and refurbished: drafting tables, lockers, display boards, and lecture hall seating.
      • Earth & Planetary Sciences Library Draftsman, 1996
      Documented existing conditions of the Earth & Planetary Sciences Library, to assist their space planning effort.
      • 1996 Presidential Debate Commission Graphic Artist, 1996
      Drafted maps of the Washington University Athletic Complex to be included with attendee packets for the 1996 Presidential Debate to be held on campus. The debate did not occur.

      Summer Architectural Intern

      Franklin Associates Architects

      June 1993 – August 1993 (3 months)Chattanooga, Tennessee AreaConstructed chip board models; documented existing conditions; and manually drafted and lettered drawings. Researched and designed a window manufacturers to design a fenestration pattern to reveal a spiral staircase. Field Surveyed parking and emergency access facilities at Erlanger Medical Center in order to upgrade to new ADA requirements.

      Temporary Summer Laborer

      Southern Temp

      June 1992 – August 1992 (3 months)Chattanooga, Tennessee AreaMaintained landscape, cleaned up a hazardous material spill, and performed logistics for a local clothing company

      Volunteer Experience & Causes

       

      Intern/Associate Event Organizer, Conference Planner, and Construction Tour Organizer; Phoenix Section Programs Director; and AIA New Orleans Communications Director

      The American Institute of Architects (AIA)

      February 1997 – Present (15 years 11 months)Arts and Culture

      Programmed Inaugural Intern/Associates’ State Conferences for AIA Arizona, AIA Louisiana and the Texas Society of Architects. Developed and coordinated Continuing Education programs for AIA St. Louis, AIA New Orleans, AIA Houston and AIA Phoenix Metro. Organized Arizona ArchiPAC “Breakfast of Champions” fundraisers for supported political candidates. Designed and published AIA New Orleans…more

      LD 27 Facebook Moderator

      Arizona Democratic Party

      January 2012 – Present (1 year)Politics

      Advocacy Vice-Chair, General Circle and Governing Council Member

      USGBC Arizona Chapter Central Branch

      2006 – Present (6 years)Environment

      Severed as Vice-Chair of the Advocacy Committee to develop the Chapter’s Policy Position Paper and Call to Action Procedures. Served as Liaison to the National Organization for Advocacy and Campaign initiatives.
      ● Organized efforts to support SB 1403 (economic legislation developed by the Greater Phoenix Economic Council), and gave updates to membership concerning changes in Green codes and…more

      Living Environments Committee

      Metropolis St. Louis

      1997 – 1998 (1 year)Economic Empowerment

      Planned and developed programs, to create grassroots efforts by young professions to stay and revitalize St. Louis through entrepreneurship and arts.
      ● Plotted a Bike Route along city streets to connect Forest Park, Grand Center, St. Louis University, downtown and the Arch.
      ● Led small group discussions about the revitalization of Downtown St. Louis for Downtown Now!
      ● Painted murals on boarded…more

      Education

      Washington University in St. Louis

      Bachelor of Arts, Architecture, Art & Architectural History, Anthropology, Archeology, Fine Arts

      1992 – 1996Concurrent studies in the liberal arts design and architecture, with an emphasis on urban design and revitalization, providing a strong base for a professional career.
      • Interviewed potential students for admission to the School of Architecture.
      • Delegate to American Institute of Architecture Students Council of Presidents, Washington University Chapter, 1993
      • Participated in Alternative Spring Break and similar community service programs.

      Activities and Societies: AIAS, Student Government, Campus Y, Alternative Spring Break, NOMAS, Into the Streets, College Work Study, KWUR, Approach, Blueline, Dean Search Committee, Norman Moore Endowed Chair Search

      (Open)1 organization
      (Open)1 honor or award

      Carnegie Mellon University

      Pre-College, Architecture

      1991 – 1991Pre-College provides a mix of seminars, workshops, drawing and digital media classes, introducing the theory, process and methodology of design practice.

      Activities and Societies: Prekie Society

      Professional Development

      Continuing Education, Architecture, Sustainability, Project Management

      1997Activities and Societies: AIA St. Louis, AIA New Orleans, AIA Louisiana, AIA Houston, Texas Society of Architects, AIA Phoenix Metro, AIA Arizona, AIA LA, AIA San Fernando Valley, AIA Pasadena/Foothills, AIA South Bay/Long Beach; PMI – Phoenix; USGBC Arizona; USGBC Los Angeles; USGBC Inland Empire; CSI Orange County; CSI Phoenix; CSI Tucson; CSI LA

      (Open)1 recommendation
      • Patrick Panetta, AIA
        Patrick Panetta, AIA
        Assoc. Director, University Real Estate Development, Arizona State University

        “Peter is an energetic and creative architect who is always exploring new opportunities for his colleagues. As Chair of the Phoenix Section of AIA Phoenix Metro, he organized and coordinated several workshops and building tours that have furthered…View

      Ikoloji

      Certified Sustainable Building Advisor, Sustainability Studies

      2010 – 2011Enrolled in professional development, non-credit coursework in sustainability. Learned sustainable practices to design, build and maintain buildings unique Sonoran Desert. Developed a regenerative vision for the abandoned Mervyn’s store at Camelback Colonade, where it could serve as a business incubator for future urban development in the Biltmore area.

      Activities and Societies: Downtown Voices Coalition; Zocalo Public Square

      (Open)1 project
      (Open)1 honor or award
      (Open)16 courses, including:

      Training to You

      PMP Certification, Project Management, Microsoft Office products

      2010 – 2011Studied Project Management Fundamentals, Conducting Meetings, and the Fundamentals of Communication. Increased knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Power Point and Project. Introduced to Microsoft Visio. Completed the Project Management Education credential needed to sit for the PMP.

      Activities and Societies: Project Management Institute, Microsoft Product Users Group, Networking Phoenix, Scholarships to You

      (Open)12 courses, including:
      (Open)1 recommendation
      • Robert Green
        Robert Green
        Project Manager at Johnson Carlier

        I had an opportunity to sit in classes with Peter. I found Peter to be both knowledgeable and driven toward getting his skill set adjusted upwards to get back to work in the industry. Peter sought many opportunities to discuss and provide positive…View

      Phoenix Workforce Connection

      Certificate, Innovation & Job Skills

      2010 – 2010Explored new career opportunities through career advisement, resume preparation, and job readiness workshops.

      Activities and Societies: Linked In Group, Career Connectors, Laid Off Camp, SOAR Program

      Phoenix College

      Certificate, Revit

      2010 – 2010Developed a professional development, non-credit, stimulus funded Revit Boot Camp through the City of Phoenix and Phoenix College for members of the AIA.

      Activities and Societies: Student Union Redesign Forum, Phoenix Mayoral Forum, AIA Phoenix Metro Revit Bootcamp

      (Open)2 courses
      (Open)2 recommendations
      • TC Kho
        TC Kho
        Project Manager / Licensed Architect / Contract Administrator / LEED AP

        I have known Peter as an ex-colleague at Jacobs Engineering and a fellow classmate at the Sustainable Building Advisory…View

      • Eric Voise, CSBA
        Eric Voise, CSBA
        Independent Architectural Contractor/Consultant, Certified Sustainable Building Advisor

        I studied with Peter at Phoenix College under the Sonoran Sustainable Building Advisor Program (SoSBAP), which was a 9-month…View

      The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

      Summer Elective Coureses

      1991 – 1993Enrolled courses include: Cultural Anthropology, American History and American Literature.

      Activities and Societies: AP studies

      Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences

      High School Diploma, Piadeia Philosophy

      1987 – 1992Educated by The Paideia Philosophy, which believes that all humans are active learners. Through three Columns of Instruction: didactic, factual information; coaching of skills; and seminar discussions, better citizens are created.
      ● Organized and managed an environmental club that raised funds for science equipment through recycling drives.
      ● Planted trees in downtown Chattanooga and worked on other community service projects for school.
      ● Invited to attend a Model United Nations Forum at the United Nations International School in 1991.

      Activities and Societies: Deja Vu, Newspaper, Student Government, Model UN, Architecture Explorer Scouts

      Certifications

      OSHA 10

      OSHA

      December 2008 – December 2011

      Sustainable Building Adviser (CSBA)

      Sonoran Sustainable Building Adviser Program

      August 2011 – Present

      Project Management Professional (PMP)

      Project Management Institute (PMI)

      August 2012 – Present

      LEED Green Associate (LEED GA)

      GBCI, License In Process

      Architectural Registration

      Arizona Board of Technical Registration, License In Process

      Intern Development Program (IDP)

      National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)

      Honors & Awards

      Delegate to Council of Presidents

      AIAS Washington University Chapter

      November 1993

      ● Selected to represent the chapter at the AIAS ’93 Desert Forum in Phoenix.
      ● Reviewed and voted of policy for the national organization and attended special tours of Arcosanti, Cosanti and Taliesin.
      ● Reported events to the Chapter upon return.

      Delegate to AIA National Convention

      AIA New Orleans

      May 2000

      ● Selected to be a delegate to the AIA National Convention.
      ● Represented the views of AIA New Orleans in the elections of the 2001 National leadership and policies.
      ● Voted in these momentous elections.

      Board Member at Large

      Democrats of Greater Tucson

      January 2004

      Elected to the board of the Democrats of Greater Tucson by the membership of the political club.

      YAF 1997 Biannual Exhibition

      Young Architect’s Forum

      1997

      Submitted 2 paintings for the bi-annual exhibition.

      Intern/Associate Director

      AIA New Orleans

      2000

      Elected to develop programs to assist Architectural Interns in their professional development to become licensed architects.

      Studio Critic

      Prairie View A&M University School of Architecture

      2001

      Structural Integrity

      CANstruction Houston

      2001

      ● Constructed a sculpture of can goods to fight hunger.
      ● Modified the design of the structure to allow it to stand.

      Michael G. Meyers Design and Scholarship Competition

      AIA Houston

      2002

      Juried the Michael Myers Competition, an architectural competition for high school students.

      Charette: Home Honorable Mention

      Rice Design Alliance

      2002

      ● Participated in a charette concerning homelessness.
      ● Proposed a flexible tower that could be built out or deconstructed, as needed, to provide housing. The tower would serve as a measure as to the amount of homelessness in the Houston area.

      Gold Hammer Award

      PSI Homesavers

      2002

      Awarded to AIA Houston Associate/Intern Committee for going above and beyond in their efforts to provide a safe and weatherized home. Organizer.

      Chapter of the Year Award

      AIA National Associates Committee

      2002

      AIA Houston Associates Committee was awarded the inaugural “Chapter of the Year Award” for designing and developing a “Road to Registration” Intern Development Program that included: a construction seminar and tour mentorship series, the “Road to Registration” presentation for students, Interns and architects, and an Architectural Registration Exam and professional preparation program.

      Chair, Phoenix Section Committee

      AIA Phoenix Metro

      October 2009

      ● Established and furthered relationships with various City of Phoenix Departments.
      ● Scheduled programs to assist the City and the Membership in creating successful projects.
      ● Organized member led tours to celebrate the creation of successful and innovative architectural projects.

      Advocacy Committee Vice-Chair

      USGBC Arizona Central Branch

      January 2009

      ● Served as Chair when the Chair was not able to attend.
      ● Represented the committee on the USGBC Arizona Chapter Central Branch General Circle
      ● Participated in the USGBC National Advocacy monthly conference call.

      Project Rising

      City of Phoenix and Ikoloji

      May 2012

      Participated in a “Shark Tank” business innovation pitch for an adaptive reuse project at Camelback Colonade. The Biltmore Quarter project was selected based on its merits of sustainability, neighborhood enrichment, urban development, education, innovation, and viability.

      Additional Honors & Awards

      Nominated, Associate Director, AIA St. Louis, 1997 & 1998

      Projects

      The Monsanto Center at The Missouri Botanical Gardens(Link)

      September 1996 – March 1998

      The Monsanto Center houses a world-class herbarium collection (containing 5 million plant specimens), library, offices, and laboratories. Christner took the lead on the multi-disciplinary design team in developing sustainable design criteria for the site development and landscaping, building envelope, operational systems, building materials, and interior finishes. Completed in 1998, the Monsanto…more

      4 team members

      Ziblich Residence

      October 1998 – December 1998

      A custom designed home on a difficult site in the Lakeview Neighborhood of New Orleans.

      2 team members

      Bellsouth Louisiana Colocation Program

      July 1999 – June 2000

      Bellsouth was a regional telephone company serving local phone service in the American Southeast. The Colocation program was a federally regulated program to increase competition in the local phone service market, allowing the “regional Bells” to compete with national long distance phone service companies. The Mathes Group coordinated the preparation of documents for collocating phone service…more

      4 team members

      Alkek IBT Institute Fourth Floor Buildout

      October 2000 – March 2002

      Camp Lowell Corporate Center

      February 2003 – June 2003

      Deer Valley Medical Center

      January 2006 – January 2007

      CVS Refresh Program

      October 2007 – August 2008

      4 team members

      Joint Base San Antonio Facility Assessment

      December 2008 – July 2009

      Biltmore Quarter Retrofit

      April 2012 – Present

      Architecture is basically a container of something. I hope they will enjoy not so much the teacup, but the tea.
      Yoshio Taniguchi

      Through collaboration, we create community, revitalizing a resting neighborhood. We envision a new economic engine comprised of collaboration and community, in contrast to the silos and stodgy dependence on the next tourism and land development boom. We have the…more

      3 team members

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