David T. Lewis Unabridged Resume


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David T. Lewis Unabridged Resume

  1. 1. DAVID T LEWIS 19 Townsend Street Waltham, MA 02453PROGRAM MANAGER/OWNER’S REPRESENTATIVEFOR PROJECT PLANNING, DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION 617-592-4799 MobileProgram Manager and Owners Representative with a record of successful high-profile projectsdesigned by Pritzker Prize winning architects. Experience includes art and science museums,educational/research, residential and retirement facilities. Having served as architect, owner’srepresentative, construction manager and owner, is familiar with the roles, responsibilities, risksand concerns of the owner, design/engineering and construction teams. Applies thisunderstanding to direct projects from planning through successful design, construction andoccupancy. Experienced managing multiple concurrent projects for institutions. Strongstrategic planning, organizational, communication, leadership and computer skills.PROJECT APPROACH To create and maintain an environment in which the design and construction teams can perform at their absolute best. To monitor the project, on behalf of the Owner, so as to proactively identify and implement opportunities to improve the success of the project.EDUCATIONCornell University, Ithaca, New York M.S., Architectural Science 1976Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg, Virginia Bachelor of Architecture 1970PROFESSIONALArchitectural Registrations: Massachusetts #04939 New Hampshire #02096NCARB Certificate Record Number 54595MILITARYUS Army Corps of Engineers 1970 – 1978 Attained rank of Captain, USAREXPERIENCEHARVARD UNIVERSITY, CAMBRIDGE, MAPROGRAM DIRECTOR FOR CULTURE APRIL 2006 − JUNE 2011Reported directly to the Director of Harvard University’s Allston Development Group.Responsible for design and construction of cultural facilities to be constructed on the new 350acre Allston Campus. Initial cultural facilities were to include a performing arts center andindividual museums for Fine Arts, Natural History and Anthropology & Ethnology. Alsoresponsible for the expansion and renovation of the Fogg Art Museum on the CambridgeCampus. Directed design and construction of the $340M expansion and renovation of the Fogg Art Museum on Harvard’s Cambridge Campus. Removal of 50,000 sf from original 165,000 sf facility and expansion to 204,000 sf. Facility includes galleries, fine arts study center, conservation laboratory, auditorium, classrooms, collection storage, administrative areas, back-of-house facilities, food service, and public areas. The project is on track to attain a Gold LEED rating, which is rare for a fine arts museum. Architect: Renzo Piano, Genoa  Directed development of project budget and schedule.  Facilitated design workshop sessions with Design Team, Art Museums Director’s Group and Construction Design Assist team.  Worked closely with Museum Director to ensure that program, quality, budget and schedule requirements were achieved by the design.  Worked with the design team to ensure that the design solutions were adequately presented and explained to appropriate Museum staff.  Initiated and facilitated RediCheck review of 100% construction documents for coordination of building systems as part of the overall quality assurance program. Page 1 of 4
  2. 2. David T. Lewis Program Manager/Owner’s Representative  Assisted Museum Director and Institutional Advancement with fund raising efforts by providing images and information required for presentations, and input for grant applications.  Coordinated efforts with Harvard University Planning Office in communications with public approvals agencies, including City and State Historic Commissions, Zoning Appeals, Accessibility Board, Inspectional Services, City Traffic and Transportation, etc. as well as University departmental design reviews.  Assisted Museum Director’s Group in identifying, scheduling and assigning project related tasks for which Museum staff was solely responsible.  Provided leadership to design, construction and Owner’s Rep teams through design, coordination and quality assurance processes. Directed the design of the Allston Art Center, a satellite museum for the Harvard Art Museums consisting of modern and contemporary art galleries, study center, conservation lab, collection storage and public space. As a result of the economic downturn, this project and the entire “Allston Initiative” was placed on indefinite hold. Daly Genik Architect received a Merit Award from the Los Angeles chapter of the American Institute of Architects for the design of the Allston Art Center in 2008. Architect: Daly Genik Architect, Santa Monica Directed design and construction of enabling projects for Fogg Museum expansion and renovation. This included a $20M off-site facility for the Museum’s collection (5th largest in USA) and operations. It achieved a CI Silver LEED rating. A second enabling project was the relocation of Harvard’s Media Slide Library to undeveloped basement space on campus. This project received an Honor Award for Design from the Boston Society of Architects. Other enabling work included relocation and installation of on-site utilities. Architect: Daly Genik Architect, Santa MonicaMUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON, MADIRECTOR OF PROJECT DEVELOPMENT AND CONSTRUCTION JUNE 2004 − APRIL 2006Responsible for the overall management and development of the $500M building expansionand existing facility retrofit project. This complex project consisted of demolition of 59,000 sf ofbuilding, 208,000 sf of new construction and 85,000 sf of renovation and refurbishment. Thiswork was performed while the western portion of the museum continued to conduct normaloperations. Architect: Foster and Partners, London Served as a member of the MFA’s Project Executive Committee consisting of the Museum Director, Campaign Director, Board of Trustees representative and Chief Donor’s representatives. Was responsible for preparation of the agenda and leading discussion of critical/urgent issues on a weekly basis. Served as a member of the MFA’s Senior Management Team. Met regularly to facilitate effective dialog dealing with the project and related operational issues. Established project schedule and budget for review with the Director, Board of Trustees and project participants. Managed the design and enabling works required prior to construction of the project. Coordinated the review of plans with all Museum stakeholders. Responsible for project documentation procedures. Initiated and administrated the use of web-based communication site (Autodesk Buzzsaw) for entire project team. Facilitated the process of timely decisions by the project team and initiated formal issuance of Owner’s authorizations and directives. Continued management and coordination of the process to insure all permits and reviews from public approvals agencies were obtained as required. Served as project Director through schematic design phase and construction of a number of enabling work elements. Left this project on good terms with MFA when recruited by Harvard for the Allston Initiative. Page 2 of 4
  3. 3. David T. Lewis Program Manager/Owner’s RepresentativeMASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGYSENIOR PROJECT MANAGER, CONSTRUCTION APRIL 2000 − MAY 2004Represented MIT during construction of the Ray and Maria Stata Center, a 750,000 sf projectconsisting of offices, classrooms, research areas, fitness and day care facilities, public areasand underground parking with loading dock. Architect: Frank Gehry, Los Angeles Served as MIT’s primary contact to the Architect, Construction Manager and Consultants concerning all aspects of construction of the Stata Center and surrounding grounds. Administrated a five-phase “rolling” GMP contract for slurry wall, below grade construction, building core and shell, interior fit-out and landscaping. Responsible for construction budget management and value engineering efforts for each phase. Directed MIT Stata Center Project Management Team (staff of seven) with respect to construction issues including finances, safety program, quality assurance, construction mitigation, insurance (OCIP) program, reporting to upper administration, etc. Directed communications with Owner’s third party testing companies including peer review consultants, surveyors, geotechnical engineers, commissioning agent, materials testing agency, RediCheck, fire alarm testing, etc. Administrated the use of web-based communication sites used by construction, design and Owner’s teams. Met regularly with Construction Management and Architect Project Managers to address urgent issues, maintain clear, amicable channels of communication and to monitor and maintain healthy project morale. Directed construction mitigation communications and measures in response to disturbances caused by slurry wall construction within close proximity to several classroom and laboratory buildings. Provided regular updates and tours of site to President, MIT administrators, visiting scholars and donors. Prepared future building operations staff for project turn-over.ANWAY AND COMPANY, INC., BOSTON, MASENIOR PROJECT MANAGER SEPTEMBER 1995 − MARCH 2000Senior Project Manager for the architectural design and construction of PETROSAINSPetroleum Discovery Centre, a 100,000 sf technologically ground breaking science museum forthe National Petroleum Company of Malaysia (Petronas) Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia. Served as Director of DMAS (Malaysian registered construction management company) responsible for management of design and construction of the project in Malaysia. Served as primary Anway & Company representative to the client, stationed in Kuala Lumpur. Responsible for site selection, design and interior fit-out of company office in Kuala Lumpur. Responsible for hiring local office staff and managing company office in Kuala Lumpur. Liaison with A/E and CM of Petronas Twin Tower project in which the science museum is located. Discovery Center was constructed while Twin Towers were under construction Liaison with representatives of local governing authorities for obtaining required permits and certificate of occupancy. Personally managed project closeout and warranty service on site during first year of operation. Page 3 of 4
  4. 4. David T. Lewis Program Manager/Owner’s RepresentativeTHE SALMON GROUP, WESTBOROUGH, NORTHBORO AND NATICK, MAOWNER’S REPRESENTATIVE JULY 1994 − AUGUST 1995Served as Owner’s Representative for expansion and renovation of assisted living and skillednursing/rehabilitation facilities in Massachusetts. Projects were under development andconstruction concurrently. Managed construction of 30,000 sf, 31 bed Assisted Living addition to existing skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility in Northborough, MA (July 1994 – April 1995) Managed construction of 60,000 sf, 60 residence Assisted Living facility in Westborough, MA (September 1994 – July 1995) Managed design, bidding and value engineering of new 160,000 sf Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living facility in Natick, MA (May 1994 – August 1995)WELCH HEALTHCARE AND RETIREMENT GROUP, DUXBURY, MAOWNER’S REPRESENTATIVE APRIL 1992 − JUNE 1994Served as Owner’s Representative during construction of 265,000 sf retirement communityconsisting of 168 Independent Living and 25 Assisted Living units, food service facilities,common recreational and administrative spaces as well as a sewage treatment plant anddevelopment of the 35 acre site.DIGIORGIO ASSOCIATES, INC., BOSTON, MAVICE PRESIDENT SEPTEMBER 1990 − MARCH 1992DiGiorgio Associates provides architectural design and design/build services primarily formedical and health care projects. Directed planning, programming and design of medical, laboratory and assisted living projects throughout New England. Assisted with firm management.SBA/STEFFIAN BRADLEY ASSOCIATES., BOSTON, MASENIOR ASSOCIATE SEPTEMBER 1983 − AUGUST 1990SBA is an architectural and planning firm, providing comprehensive design services. Managed architectural services for medical, educational, housing and commercial projects. Participated in management of the design firm.EARLY ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING Experience 1973 − 1983Held planning and project management duties with a County Planning Department andarchitectural firms during and after post-graduate schooling. In reverse chronological order: Architect Grayson Associates Belmont, MA Office, institutional Architect Keyes Associates Waltham, MA Medical, institutional Junior Planner Tompkins County Planning Dept. Ithaca, NY Municipal planning REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST Page 4 of 4