Forensic Consulting Architect Specializing in Construction and Building Accidents, Golf Courses, and Shopping Centers

Technical Consultant #1611


Expertise

Summary

  • Forensic consulting services related to construction project and building accidents.
  • Experience throughout the USA and Canada offering an objective professional opinion at the time an accident has occurred or a dispute in a construction project.
  • 30 years of architectural design and building construction management experience to clarify construction and building issues and resolve conflicts.
  • Expert witness related to building design and construction disputes and safety incidents.

Forensic Services and Expert Testimony

  • Premises liability consulting and reporting.
  • Building failure analysis.
  • Construction dispute resolution.
  • Site surveys and digital photography.
  • Lead based paint mitigation certification.
  • Construction and replacement cost estimating.
  • Depositions, arbitration and court testimony.
  • Golf course accident investigation.

Project Types

  • Shopping centers and retail stores.
  • Restaurants and cafes.
  • Parking lots and garages.
  • Custom homes.
  • Golf courses and clubhouses; driving ranges and golf learning centers.
  • Commercial renovations.

Experience

Independent Consultant, 1980 - Present

  • Private practice in architecture and forensic services.
  • Forensic architect and forensic golf course architect.
  • Forensics investigations of retail stores, shopping centers, commercial structures, restaurants and cafes, office interiors, clubhouses and custom homes.
  • Forensic investigations of commercial and residential construction disputes and accidents.
  • Complete architectural design services, including: Safety studies, programming and schematic design, entitlement procurement, design, construction documents, permitting, contractor selection and construction administration.
  • Premises liability and golf course accident investigations (errant golf ball collisions and golf cart accidents).
  • Building construction dispute investigations and reports including construction cost estimating and site surveys.
  • Legal support in depositions, arbitration and court appearances.

Kaplan/McLaughlin/Diaz, San Francisco, Administrative Manager, 1976 - 1979

  • Part of a 160 person architectural and planning firm.
  • Managed major mixed-use development feasibility studies in housing, urban mixed-use and adaptive re-use projects throughout the USA.

Meyer/Johnstone Associates, President, 1974 - 1976

  • Architecture and commercial interior design firm concentrating on office and medical interiors, retail stores and cafes.
  • Complete design and construction administration services.

City of San Francisco, Department of City Planning, 1972 - 1974

  • Planner in charge of historic review of seismic renovation projects and creation of the 100 most significant historic buildings list.
  • Assisted in drafting the new residential zoning ordinance.

United Professional Constructors, Denver, Colorado, Architect, 1974 - 1976

  • Member of a design and build architectural organization in Denver.
  • Responsible for programming, design and construction documents for low-income and elderly multi-family housing and various facilities for the 1976 Olympics.

Honors & Publications

Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • Registered architect in North Carolina and California
  • National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
  • The American Institute of Architects
  • United States Golf Association
  • National Golf Foundation
  • Carolinas Association of Golf Course Superintendents
  • Corresponding Affiliate of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers

Credentials

  • National Academy of Forensic Engineers - Continuing Education in Forensic Investigations.
  • AB technical College - Lead Based Paint Mitigation Certificate.
  • Architects Abroad Program - Educational tour of Milan, Florence, Venice and Rome.
  • Seismic Seminar - National symposium on preparation for a catastrophic seismic event.
  • Harvard University - Graduate School of Design - Golf Course Design seminar.
  • International Institute of Design - Bartlett School of Architecture, London, England.
  • Program in urban design for international graduate students.
  • Freies Institute - Bern, Switzerland. Foreign exchange student with the American Field Service.

Education

  • B.S. Architecture, University of Cincinnati, OH
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