PETER DICKSON, NCARB, MBA
* MBA from Houston
Baptist University: Focus on International business, Business Process Re-engineering,
and Manufacturing process design.
* Bachelor of Architecture
from the University of Oregon. San Francisco Institute of Art, &
Rochester Institute of Technology
* Additional Training:
Lean Manufacturing & International Building Code at University of Wisconsin
* California General Contractor
“B” License, Journeyman Machinist and Journeyman Carpenter, with Texas
licenses in the Plumbing and Electrical trades
* NCARB Registered Architect:
Active Licenses in, Wisconsin, Texas, and Colorado. Inactive in Missouri,
Ohio, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Illinois, Connecticut,
* Security Clearances
with: FBI, FAA, DOD, USDA, VA, HS, and HISD
* Considerable experience and training with
Local, National, and International, Accessibility and Building codes and
have used the experience extensively and effectively for project &
facility compliance and remediation. Experience includes, but is
not exclusive to; the Joint Commission, FEMA, USDA, FAA, DOD, VA, NFPA,
ADA/TAS, UBC, IBC, and OSHA
* Computer Literate:
MS Office, MS Project, Lotus Smart Suite, Internet, Excel, Lotus 123,
presentation, simulation, graphics, AutoCAD [14-2005], and statistical
programs. CPM, PERT, nonlinear and linear decision making skills
and value analysis skills.
* Range of Architectural experience: Experience
with the Design, Construction Document Preparation, and Project Management
of numerous project types including: Airports / Transportation, Infrastructure,
Health-care, Public administration, Detention, Food Processing & Service,
Industrial / Manufacturing Process, Commercial / Retail, and Single / Multi-family
Residential building types.
* Breadth of experience:
Programming, Business Process Re-engineering, Document preparation utilizing
both AutoCAD and hand drawing, Envelope detailing and construction, Specification
writing, Construction Management, Design Build Construction Management,
Contracting, Property Management, Property Development, and Forensic analysis
of buildings and building systems
* Technical Background
includes extensive Forensic Architecture, USDA, DOD, VA, NFPA, ADA/TAS,
National, Local, and International Building Code review and enforcement,
Solar Energy systems and Energy Efficient design, Construction Process
and Manufacturing process Engineering / Re-engineering, and design of all
aspects of building systems including but not exclusive to, building envelope,
interior finishes and construction, Architectural stone and metal work,
MEP systems, and Structural systems.
* Management experience:
From projects over $100 million to interior lease space remodeling and
build-out. All aspects of Architectural office, design, and production
management. Most aspects of construction and construction project
Meyers-Briggs INTJ: [for whatever it is worth,
this report fits] "enjoy [s] fast pace, quick to act, enjoy [s] challenge,
move [s] forcefully, direct, analytic, value [s] accuracy, systematic,
tactful and diplomatic, creative problem solver." "The search for
the unusual may lead naturally to an orientation to the future and all
the new experiences which it offers. Peter may also tend to have
a broad perspective - always looking at the 'big' picture. This combination
may enable him to see the gaps and roadblocks that may be limiting results
in a situation. He may take the initiative to make changes to fill
in these gaps and remove the roadblocks. Since he also may have a
drive for perfection and considerable planning ability, the changes he
makes are likely to be sound."
My Goal: To help my clients/employers organize
their processes most effectively and receive the maximum return and greatest
value from their present and future assets
Current: Architect Private Practice
Architect Private Practice
2008-09: Architect III, Texas Department
of Criminal Justice
Contractor and Consultant with FLUOR to FEMA for Hurricane Ike
2007-08: Facility management: CTVAH,
Veterans Hospital, and Waco. [Same as 2005]
2006-07: Architect and Contract work
2005-06: Contractor for FLUOR to FEMA for
Hurricanes Wilma, Katrina, and Rita.
Central Texas Veterans Administration Healthcare System, Architect/Project
2004-05: Work with Houston Contractors
and HISD Teaching Special Education
Special Education Teacher, Edison Middle School, HISD ACP program Cycle
Horizon Architects: Architect & Construction Manager
Marous Brothers Construction Company, Architect & Director of Design
State Architect for the USDA-RD Wisconsin.
Kluge & Associates, AK Contract
2001-02: W.E.BRAZLEY & ASSOCIATES
Senior Project Manager-Gary Public Safety Facility
Independent consultation with Western Fabricating Inc. and Stone Fabricating
2000-01: SOMERVILLE, INC., Green
Bay, WI, Senior Architect-Multiple Projects
1999-00: DCDDC, Architect and
Corporate Director for Design Build-Multiple Projects
1998-99: KPS Group, Birmingham, AL,
Architect, Account representative and project manager.
1997-98: DOD, Maxwell AFB, Montgomery
AL,, Architect-Multiple Projects
1984-97: Paul Langley Co.; Property
Development & Property Management.
1994-96: Houston Baptist University
1976-97: Self Employed Consultant, Architect,
Contractor, and Property Manager.
1975-76: Bernard Johnson Inc., Architects
and Engineers, Project Architect/Manager
1974-75: Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo,
Architects, Project Architect for Multiple Projects.
1972-03: Work with various Los Angeles
1970-71: Richard and Dion Neutra Architects,
1965-70: Merrill Development Company,
1965-70: University of Oregon
1961-65: USN Submarine Service: Honorably
Discharged, P.O. 2nd Class
WORK EXPERIENCE DETAILS:
Current: Independent Local Practice
6/11-10/11: Construction Control Inspector
* Responsibilities included oversight
and coordination of on-going construction projects and design and documentation
of several projects, including a major re-design/remodeling of the existing
in house pharmacy, code compliance on the “smoking shelters”, and the renovation
of the existing front lobby men’s restroom into full ADA and code compliance.
* Created protocols and standards for
construction document creation [no previous recognized standards] for future
work in the project management division, including digital drawing standards,
building code standards and compliance, technical document standards, and
file storage standards [copies are available].
10/09-6/11: Independent Local Practice
12/08-9/09 Architect III
Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Facilities
* Duties: Architect of
Record, and/or Project Manager for multiple renovation and remediation
projects at multiple facilities State wide. Projects included upgrading
a maximum security women's unit to an acute psychiatric unit, conversion
of a men's prison to full ADA and ACA compliance, re-design of the TDCJ
manufactured combination WC to full ADA/TAS compliance, and numerous structural,
envelope, and security projects throughout the system.
9/08-12/08: Public Assistance Operations Officer
Consultant with FLUOR/TRS to FEMA/Homeland
* Duties: Public Assistance
Officer. Assessment and evaluation of claims for damage from hurricane
Ike, City of Houston. Forensic analysis of causes of damage and responsibility
of FEMA for reimbursement.
*6/08-9/08 Independent Practice and Work with
11/07-6/08: Architect GS-12
Central Texas Veterans Health Care System
* Duties: Architect/Construction
Manager at the Waco Hospital. This is an Psychiatric Hospital built
in the early 1930’s, originally scheduled to close. The buildings
are in a state of extreme deterioration and the subject of numerous attempts
and large amounts of money. Managed multiple projects including:
retrofitting the Acute Psychiatric facility with detention/risk reduction
fittings, fixtures, and hardware; designing and managing construction of
a new in-patient and staff library; designing and managing construction
of site work for mobile MRI sites at 3 campuses; and multiple forensic
roofing and envelope failures.
8/06-11/07: Architect, Private Practice
* Duties: Architect/Construction.
11/05-8/06: Public Assistance Operations Officer
Consultant with FLUOR/TRS to FEMA/Homeland
Security Florida and Louisiana
* Duties: Public Assistance
Officer. Assessment and evaluation of claims for damage from hurricanes
Wilma and Katrina. Work with school districts, cities, hospitals
and research facilities. Forensic analysis of causes of damage and
responsibility of FEMA for reimbursement.
4/05-11/05: Architect GS-12
Central Texas Veterans Health Care System
* Duties: Architect/Construction
Manager: Project management of several major capitol projects.
Multiple independent projects including a new in-patient dialysis center,
a GU clinic, a 23-hour urgent care facility, renovation of the in-patient
surgery suite, a new CT scanner installation, and numerous forensic projects,
including remediation of a new curtain wall installation on a new research
building. Other work included involvement in several projects in
Waco and some master planning work for the Temple campus.
4/04-4/05: Architect, Construction Work
2004: Special Education Teacher, Edison Middle
School, HISD ACP program Cycle 25C.
I successfully completed ACP training with
HISD and passed the Passed the TExES EC4 content examination on 26 June
2004, Texas Educator Certification 08/09/2004 [probationary]. Then I was
employed full time as an “Inclusion” Special Education Teacher at Edison
Middle School, Principal; Adriana Tamez. The position required especially
sensitive support of the primary teacher’s mission and methods and the
ability to engage and support children with widely varying levels of focus,
enthusiasm, and capability.
Holland Development/Horizon Architects
* Duties: Architect/Construction
8/03-11/03: Director of Design and Design Build
Marous Brothers Construction, Willoughby,
* Architect for multiple
design build projects. Representative for Marous Brothers before
rule hearings at the State Board of Architectural examiners. Supervised
in-house design services.
1/03-7/03: State Architect for the USDA Rural
Development in Wisconsin GS-12
USDA RURAL DEVELOPMENT, Stevens Point, WI
* Provided advice on
the architectural aspects of projects financed by the Rural Development
loan and grant programs. Reviewed construction documents, contract documentation,
specifications, and drawings, for proposed multifamily housing, single-family
housing, community and business programs, and other projects ensuring agency,
state, and Federal regulatory compliance. Inspected projects under
construction that were financed by Rural Development.
Kluge & Associates, Kenai, AK
* Duties: Unsupervised
Architecture, programming, and Project Management of multiple projects
including several rural health care clinics for the State of Alaska, and
a new Fire Station for Sitka, AK. Included in the USKH team for the
Anchorage International Airport as the Project Architect.
9/01-6/02: Architect/Project Manager
W.E.Brazley & Associates, Matteson, IL
* Unsupervised Architecture
and Construction: Involvement included Programming, Schematic Design, and
completion of Construction Documents for a new Public Safety Facility for
Gary IN. Resolved numerous organizational conflicts between the city,
it's departments, and independently contracted consultants to produce design
and construction documents. Reprogrammed facility to satisfy program
requirements of the city.
Western Fabricating, Old World Stone, Robert
* Engineering, Detailing
and Shop Drawing preparation for Architectural metal work and Stone Fabrication.
DMAC Architecture P.C., Chicago, IL
* Unsupervised Project
Management. Work on commercial build out and residential construction including
design, detailing, shop drawing review, building code issues resolution,
5/00-2/01: SENIOR PROJECT ARCHITECT
SOMERVILLE, INC, Green Bay, WI
* Architecture, programming, project management.
Client development and management-several clients. Building envelope
Investigation, value analysis, remediation, and the preparation of contract
documents for several diverse solutions of specific construction deficiencies,
including roofing, siding, and curtain wall: Kewaunee Nuclear Power Plant,
for WPS. Re-programming and Schematic Design of the Center for Aging
in Steven’s Point, Wisconsin. Resolved neighborhood expansion, rezoning,
and property acquisition concerns. Subsequent successful implementation
of the program with broad public and government support. Specification
and technical system analysis and design for major building components
including but not limited to roofing, precast concrete, door frames and
hardware, and civil/site engineering and design. Other work included
ADA compliance design and code review including preparation of variance
submissions and negotiations with state building officials for two food
plants. Development of value analysis submissions for several alternative
building proposals for Schreiber Foods for an office and employee support
building. Additional work included studies for a cheese processing
plant and a roofing remediation study for another cheese plant, process
design for two manufacturing facilities ERDA & R.B.ROYAL.
9/99-4/00: ARCHITECT & CORPORATE DIRECTOR
DCDDC, Palatine, IL
* Architect and project
manager. Supervised all aspects of the design, documentation, and
construction of Telecom/CO facilities including the 93000 SF headquarters
for Focal Communications. Competed the complete design, site
planning, and construction documents for the Focal Communications Headquarters
in three weeks. The various facilities were located in NY, NJ, PA,
TX, MI, CA, OH, IL. Much of the work involved design of security
and emergency support systems.
6/98-9/99: ASSOCIATE ARCHITECT
KPS GROUP & BIAH, Birmingham, AL
* Account Representative
for the Birmingham International Airport. Supervised numerous construction
projects, including the last several months of construction of a $35 million
dollar parking deck addition. Completed an inventory of and value
analysis of various roofing systems for many individual situations at the
airport. Responsible for parts of an comprehensive master planning
study for the long term expansion of the airport terminals. Completed
several smaller studies for other airport components including freight
terminal expansion plans. Completed several design projects related
to parking, terminal entry access, and tenant build-out, signage, and revenue
control systems. Major influence on the planning of future facilities,
major influence on the resolution of conflicts, expediting completion of
10/97-6/98: ARCHITECT GS-12
MAXWELL AFB, Montgomery, AL
* Staff Architect and
Business Process Re-engineering. Participated in reorganization/privatization
of the civilian work force, wrote the AF standard specifications for hardware.
Designed and produced construction documents for several projects including
the Community College for the Air Force, and a training facility for the
base fire department. Other work included the designs for the reconfiguration
of temporary officer’s and enlisted men’s housing to comply with accessibility
1984-1997: Property and Project
Paul Langley Co., San Francisco, CA.
* Project manager, property
manager, developer representative. Developed, constructed, and managed
Houston’s first Residential/Commercial Lofts in downtown Houston, Texas.
Developed new business enterprise consisting of a musician’s rehearsal
facility. The two building project, includes one of the oldest buildings
in Houston. Management included all aspects of the design, construction,
and maintenance; including the supervision of and maintenance of all mechanical,
electrical, plumbing, sprinklers and fire protection equipment and systems,
elevators, and security systems. Supervision and implementation of
all improvements to the properties including but not exclusive to; leases,
remodeling and new construction, materials and contract management and
compliance with local, state, and national building codes
1975-1997: Independent Consultant, Architect,
Contractor, and Property Manager
* Architect, contractor,
developer. Private practice included but not exclusive to design-build
projects, construction management, and business/facility analysis.
Provided as a professional or consultant: Architectural Services, programming,
and business re-engineering services as well as fast-track and design-build
construction management for most types of commercial and residential construction.
I have developed and applied new and innovative construction techniques
including fast-track construction, passive and active solar energy installations,
modular cast in place concrete residential construction, and space frame
structures. Specialized mission was to provide or help my clients
achieve maximum value from their present and future physical assets.
REPRESENTATIVE INDEPENDENT PROJECTS:
1. CMS, Houston Rehabilitation Institute,
Houston, Texas. Provided facility analysis, programming, conceptual
design, and preliminary facility plans for a proposed outpatient facility
and for remodeling of the existing in-patient facility. Developed
a fast track/design build construction proposal with two different contractors
to save over 750k in net costs on a project with a construction cost of
less than $200k. .
2. Designed and Constructed Active solar powered
ranch including residence and outbuildings, Cat Spring, Texas.
3. Designed and Constructed Passive/Active
solar powered residence near Richmond, Texas.
4. Developed prototype design for full service
Atlantic Richfield Service Stations, Atlantic Richfield Corporation. A
franchised fast food restaurant, and Meat Market chain.
5. New manufacturing and office facilities
for PRAXIS, a Houston based chemical Industry control and metering systems
manufacturing company. Provided facility analysis, business process
re-engineering, programming, schematic design, and property acquisition
consultation. Developed a fast track/design build proposal
for implementation that allowed sequential/incremental occupancy.
6. Designed and Constructed 4 art galleries
in Houston, Texas: Willhelm Gallery, Plaza Gallery, Muth Gallery, and the
Bienville Gallery. All contracts were design-build.
7. Completed numerous light commercial and
residential design build projects and acted as Consultant for Business
Facility Analysis and for Roofing and Foundations on many commercial and
multifamily projects in the Houston area.
8. Redesigned and constructed, with the assistance
of resident artists, the multistory gallery living quarters and working
environment for a severely disabled gallery owner. Bienville Gallery,
Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA.
9. Extensive involvement in opposition to a
zoning referendum in Houston, TX. Extensive involvement with community
organizations involved concerned with the establishment of a Historical
Warehouse District in Houston, TX.
1974-75: Architect and Project Manager
Bernard Johnson Inc., Architects and Engineers,
* Architect and project
manager. U.S. Department of HEW Buildings, Washington, D.C.
$65 million [1974 $] remodeling: Project involved the renovation and remodeling
of 3 WPA era buildings to accommodate the increasing presence of the Dept.
of HEW for the following 3 decades. Project responsibility included
identifying compliance issues regarding [at that time] newly implemented
energy and accessibility standards and codes, upgrading physical and structural
systems to meet contemporary and future technological requirements, and
providing comfortable, safe, and contemporary accommodations for the staff
of the Department of Health Education and Welfare. I was Personally
responsible for Realizing 23% savings in anticipated construction
costs through design and mechanical innovations while improving the net
quality and value of the delivered product. Achieved a 75%
savings in our in-house production costs.
1973-74: Job Captain/Project Architect
Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo, Architects. New
* Job captain, Metropolitan
Museum NYC. and the United Nations Development Corp. NYC.. [United Nations
Plaza] Responsible for curtain wall design and detailing and interior
detailing. Federal Reserve Bank Headquarters: Responsible for infrastructure
research and coordination of the 10 Story, 70 feet below sea level Subterranean
structure in the Wall Street District, NYC. College Life Insurance Headquarters,
Indianapolis, IN: Responsible for project close out and punch list.
Involvement in resolution of structural contract deficiencies. Wooster
National Bank, Wooster MA: Job Captain for related parking garage
1972-73: Job Captain
Pedersen and Stice Architects: Los Angeles,
* Job Captain.
Managed multiple projects including but not exclusive to: Camp for physically
handicapped children, Camp Paivika, a Day care center, a Service Center
for L.A. County, and a hospital for L.A. County
1972: Job Captain and Project Manager
Robert Donald Architects: Los Angeles,
* Job captain, project
Architect. Individually Responsible for the completion of the Planning,
Design, and Construction Documents for two ten story residential towers,
on budget, in two weeks total turn around time. Completed documents
included two fully coordinated concepts for the mechanical, electrical,
and plumbing systems. Project location: Redondo Beach, California.
Other projects were middle income residential developments designed and
developed under HUD guidelines.
1972: Job Captain & Project Architect/Manager
Ebbe Videriksen AIA: Los Angeles, CA
* Job Captain, Project
Architect. Simultaneously managed multiple projects in various stages
of development including but not exclusive to: multifamily residential
projects, Commercial/retail centers, L.A. County Country Club, and
a Health Spa in Palm Springs, CA.
1970-72: Project Designer and Job Captain.
Richard and Dion Neutra Architects
* Job Captain.
Designed the Huntington Beach Central Library [and Cultural Resource Center],
Los Angeles, Calif. Site Planning, programming, conceptual design,
schematic design. Developed a radically new and affective concept
for library organization based on efficient and accessible book storage
and retrieval. Anticipated and accommodated the future use of computer
terminals and electronic data storage, transmission and retrieval.
Jewish Community Center, Omaha Nebraska: Programming and Schematic Design.
1965-70: Designer and Project Manager
Merrill Development Company, Eugene, Oregon
* Designer, project manager.
Designed and constructed the lowest cost house ever authorized and built
under the FHA-235 Program. Maximum utilization of REDI-FORM, a patented
concrete forming system, resulted in a 20% reduction in construction costs
and a unique atrium plan. Participated in the design and construction of
the machinery required to fabricate REDI-FORM.
1961-65: Machinery Repairman, PO2, E-5
USN Submarine Service
* Attached to:
Pacific Missile Range Pt. Mugu
USNTC San Diego, Ca
USN Submarine Base Pearl Harbor,
USN Submarine Tender: Nereus,
San Diego, Ca
* Volunteer tutoring
work with “At Risk” Children on Probation in Harris County Texas.
* Volunteer work with
CASA in Bell County
* Collaborative project
examining the reduction of delivered cost in the health care delivery system.
* Published articles on
Business Management, Zoning, Design Build, and Historical Districts.
* Current project: study
of the nature of, and importance of, creativity in individuals.