And, I answered, I did not know it was ok not to know!
Another said “He Doesn't sound like an Elec Engineer”
Walt Disney – Brilliant Business Man, Amazing Human, Talent, talent talent!
HC YU – Brilliant
My Mom – “Get up and make it work!”
The Early Years
Roache Mercer Faison
Mentored by Gil Faison
Tons of Schools
Mentored by Keith Baigent
Hospitals, Labs and VCU
N Stafford High School
Mentors Richard Herman Elmer Diehl Gilbert Faison
A Joe Ciucci AIA project – MR Virginia School Architect
18 Months, 16 hour days! Enough OT To Cruise to Bemuda
BUT not enough for wardrobe, Borrowed the bosses Tennis Outfits
The HCYu Years
The Most Amazing HVAC Engineer I ever met!
Participated in the Creation of Thermal Ice Storage Systems
“If it doesn't exist, create it!! HCYU
West Falls Church Station Ancillary Spaces
22 Years Old! Project Mgr!
Learned Traction Power from Tom Collins after hours
Dave Van Cott Reviewer – Oh, the question isn't on his script
The multi-million dollar tree!
Traction Sub Stations
Kiss and Ride
HCYU And Associates
Perkins and Will Mario Schack AIA Created The Tanner Cornel Counselor Lab Fixture The R2 D2 Courtyard Bollard! Laboratories, Fume Hoods And, Ralph Bacon!
Mandarin Design 1997 Fairmont Design 1988
Richard Swig Legendary Hotelier upon my bragging about working on a Hilton
Slumming that year?
Virginia Air and Space
Michel Giurgala Arch
Rankcorn Wildman Brezinski Architects
Va Consulting Engineering Honor Award
FIRST Smart Panel Control System
Marked drawings at the Beach
Sand fell out on Mondays
Drafters not at all pleased!
A Dream was to be a Disney Imagineer
At GRGV I was one of the guys who made Imagineers Ideas Work!
Met Gary Vanderweil “Don't let them push you around” Priceless!
Hotels – BIG
The Bills! Weinaug and Beckman
The most fun I ever had!
Orlando Science Center
The Project Inherited!
First Task – Deal with a 1million dollar change order
Success – Down to 70k!
Owners quote “Where have you been hiding this guy?”
The Bill – Uh, on a much bigger project?
Walt Disney Coronado Springs
Graham Gund AIA
Smith Bode Arch
80 plus hr weeks
Disney Coronado Springs
“ How to do you keep up with all the panels?
Gary Vanderweils Day Long Review Session
Can you scrunch the project into 2 resume lines?
Bill Weinaug, Ray Clark
The Universal folks
The Latter Years 97 to Now
Lighting for The Hotel Jefferson
Met Frank Becker -GHT, Roger Frechette, Daren Shumate Vanderweil
Complex Structures _ THE Jefferson at Penn Quarter
Met Linda Palmer AIA with Esocoff – Totally Intelligent – Totally Smart!
Jimmy G :)
Restoreing 1890s Victorian
RTKL = LEED
Hotel Jefferson Richmond
Reunited w/ Eddy Smith MWCS
My best lighting occurred when Eddy was in the Room
An amazing Architect!
Jefferson @ Penn Quarter
Not a typical Condo in the place
Phils Facade Efforts – AMAZING
Walk the street, and you feel still in 1890s
Million SF Plus
GHT Ltd Engineers
Linda Palme r
Australian Ambassador DC
Picked up in the middle
Oceans Exhibit NHM
Vertical Swbd Creation
Best Quote “Why Can't All Electrical guys do that!
Bldg 58 Washington Navy Yd
The Specially built Switchboard
The Killer Switch
Jim Goods Calcs
Judge Advocate General
Intensely Tight Strucure
John Reichart – Lighting
1 Million SF
MC Dean Elec
Mech Guy Excel Spread Sheets – Uh, this number goes in the big electrical thingy?
Elec Guys Circuit extraction efforts called “Poof and its magic – the number is in the panel”
RTKL DC Offices
The Air is Crisp!
I don't have afternoon headaches
Our Choc Chip Cooky order went down!
Awesome TEAM Collaboration!
Kim Heartwell, Irwin Gueco, Pat Kazinski, Jason Chewing, Gabe Getzie, Antrone Winkey, June Parks, Neal, Paxson
EBAY S Jordan
Neutral Deriving Transformer
Fault remediatio n
Entered the process during construction
Brain Sessions with Daren Shumate, Brad Mahon, Gabe Getzie
400 volt system
“ Because its Mealoaf!”
Rob has been a project manager, senior electrical engineer, mentor, co-worker, client, and friend during the 14 years that I've know him. He is by far one of the most talented electrical engineer and project manager I've known in my career. He specializes in complex architectural projects with fast track schedules and highly technical systems. I've said many times that if I wanted to construct a building I would want Rob to design it. You can't hire a better person and engineer. His design and mentoring skills are an asset to any firm, more especially one with young engineers and designers that need development. His code knowledge is without a doubt exceptional and he remains a resource to me even today. Rob's unique skills really show up during client design meetings. I've watched him sketch many a details and drawings explaining a concept or constructablitly method and observed the expressions of understanding show up on the faces around the table. One architect even stated "why can't all engineers do this - this was the best design charette and coordination session I've done in years." Those that have worked with Rob can attest he is an A-team player and they would love to work with him again."
Jim Good PE Chief Electrical Engineer Henry Adams Consulting Engineers
Most Fortunate Guy!
Have sat with some of the most creative people in the US
Humbled by the excellence of so many
Try to be patient
Design is collaborative
Good design is deliberate
Great design is the willingness to push the envelope