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  1. 1. Kevin Franz, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, CDT 735 Poindexter Drive • Charlotte, North Carolina • (704-641-7776) • and Qualifications:  Seasoned Architect and Project Manager with extensive design and build expertise committed to quality, teamwork, stakeholder engagement and customer interaction.  Results oriented Project Management including project planning, team development, budgeting, and stakeholder reporting in highly dynamic environments.  Experience spanning retail, banking, hospitality, mixed-use, industrial, not for profit, government, office and health care industries.  Key contributor to client proposals and liaison to municipal review and approval boards. • Strong Client Engagement Focus • Extensive Process Improvement Skills • Effective Vendor Manager • Compelling Proposal Creations • Technical Expert Across Disciplines • Persuasive Negotiator • Proactive Project Leader • Effective CommunicatorKey Accomplishments:  Designed revitalization project for city block in Charleston, SC  Provided customer with unanticipated saleable street frontage and space for women’s shelter  Led effort to restore unused office park in Huntersville, NC  Resulted in increased revenue for client and municipalities  Managed Wachovia Prototype Branch Project  Resulted in a repeatable process for build-out of new branches nationwide  Increased transparency into project status and health through enhanced documentation  Architecture Consultant for Building Information Modeling BIM Software  Subject matter expert for requirements, functionality and beta testing  Resulted in enhanced models and effective client proposal presentations  Design and submittal of six LEED certified buildings  Innovative design within each rating system  Development of LEED EB (Existing Building) process and procedures presentation  Winner of International Sustainability competitionEducation:1996 | Bachelor of Architecture | University of North Carolina at Charlotte | College of Art + Architecture2001 | Registered Architect in the State of North Carolina2007 | LEED AP BD+C2007 | Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) - CDTTechnical Skills:Revit, AutoCAD, Adobe Photoshop, Sketchup, Microsoft Suite (Excel, Word, Project) and Adobe InDesign
  2. 2. Experience:LEED Projects:LEED CS:  Phipps Tower | LEED Gold |24 story | Atlanta, GA  Corporate Center IV | LEED Gold |8 story | Tampa, FL  320 East Main | LEED Gold |4 story | Spartanburg, SCLEED NC:  Adventist Health Services | LEED Gold |5 story | Altamonte Springs, FL  Siemens Energy | LEED Gold |1 story | Charlotte, NC  The Entangled Bank | LEED Platinum (proposed) | 33 story | Dallas, TXLEED CI:  Valerie C. Woodard Center | LEED Silver |1 story | Charlotte, NCLEED EB  340 East Main | LEED (creation of template) |4 story | Spartanburg, SCSelected Projects:A M King Construction, Charlotte, NC (2010-2013)Architecture Department Head | Industrial  Director of internal GBCI development and credential maintenance for all accredited employees  Developed and implemented internal architectural processes and procedures, created project templates in Revit and AutoCAD, standardized specifications, generated national publications, marketing graphics and project proposals  Authored two whitepapers for publication in national media  Instrumental in creation of project submission to Food Engineering Magazine, garnering 2012 Food Engineering Food Plant of the Year Award  Aldi Inc.| Cold Storage Facility | Batavia, IL 2010-2011 | (60,000 sf)  Design of cold storage expansion with 5 loading dock positions, -20° Ice cream freezer, -10° freezer and 34° cooler dock  Innovative slab, wall and roof composition meeting ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1 2007 whole building energy simulation  Bake Rite | Baking Facility | Bensalem, PA 2012-2013 | (13,500 sf)  Design of expansion of production space for proofing and baking equipment, daylight harvesting and 12 shipping dock positionsLittle Diversified Architectural Consulting, Charlotte, NC (2002-2004) (2006-2010)Architect | Project Manager | Corporate Workplace  Siemens | Office Building | Charlotte, NC 2009-2010 | (60,000 sf) |LEED-NC Gold  Direct contact with Siemens Real Estate and local leaders throughout the preconstruction and construction stages to obtain LEED Gold as required for all Siemens Real Estate facilities world-wide  As project manager, led interior and shell design, coordinated engineers and consultants, produced construction documentation, developed LEED submittals and construction observation  Provided multiple face-to-face presentations to Siemens’ international corporate leaders
  3. 3.  Coordination with Duke Energy, Siemens and the photovoltaic panel vendor navigating site design, annual fees, ties to existing high voltage lines and marketing for all parties involved  Founders Federal Credit Union | Office Building | Lancaster, SC 2008-2010 | (115,000 sf)  Coordinated with design director to determine construction viability during preliminary design.  Design and construction details of a sustainable roof garden system  Enlarged details at areas requiring in-depth construction knowledge including the signature floating staircase, interior and exterior connections at unique intersections of materials, expansion and control joint continuity and retention wall design  The Entangled Bank | Mixed use |Dallas, TX 2009-2010 | 33 Floors (+700,000 sf) | Mixed Use | Winner of International design competition  Urban Re: Vision and the Central Dallas Community Development Corporation introduced an international design competition with the goal to transform a vacant inner-city block into a carbon-neutral community. A blend of multi-family unit types and work/live units is provided to address the different life circumstances of the residents. Differing in footprint and degrees of compartmentalization, efficiency and affordable units coexist seamlessly with market rate townhomes  The development of the self-sustaining mixed-use community included the elements of education, wellness, retail, dining, entertainment, public green space, food production, commercial and resource capture (Water, Solar and Wind)DMR Architecture, Charlotte, NC (2004-2006)Architect | Project Manager | Retail  Epi-Centre | Mixed Use | Charlotte, NC 2004-2006 | multiple Floors (+500,000 sf)  Worked closely with ‘Noble Investment Group’ in the design of the ‘W’ hospitality tower (Aloft) prototype  Designed below grade parking system, requiring in-depth coordination with city zoning ordinances, structural constrictions, shipping and receiving requirements, trash disposal, light rail access, separation of residential parking and pedestrian vertical accessFryday & Doyne Architecture, Charlotte, NC (1999-2002)Architect | Project Manager | Institution, Residential  Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center| Government Building | Charlotte, NC 1999-2002 | Multiple Floors As part of the architectural firm under contract for all interior renovations.  Led each project from start to finish, working directly with the department heads programming internal relocations and/or modifications for those departments involvedMcCollough England Associates Architects, Charlotte, NC (1998-1999)Architectural Intern | Health Care  Potomac Park | Medical Office Building | Woodbridge, VA 1999-2000 | 4 Floors (52,000 sf)  Provided schematic design, code research, design development and construction documentation of speculative medical office building  Fry Regional Hospital | Hospital | Hickory, NC 1999-2000 | (5,000 sf)  Provided the interior design and production of the construction documentation for hospital’s radiation therapy department renovation
  4. 4.  Site design | Mobile MRI Units 1999 | Multiple locations  Generated site design for multiple existing medical office and hospital parking lots for placement of mobile MRI UnitsCamas and Associates, Charlotte, NC (1994-1998)Architect Intern | Project Manager | Interiors Transamerica HQ | Office building | Charlotte, NC 1995-1996 | 4 Floors (80,000 sf)  Designed the interior workspace. Programmed for future growth, allocation of space and arrangement of staff/departments. Functional process spaces included a climate controlled data center, dedicated copy/mail/admin spaces and conference areasCommunity Involvement & Affiliations:2010-Present | House Operations Volunteer Ronald McDonald House, Charlotte2010-Present | US Green Building Council USGBC - regional chapter2010-11 | Professional Consultant – UNC Charlotte School of Architecture Graduate Program2009-11 | Director - AIA Mentorship Program – regional chapter2002-Present | American Institute of Architects (AIA)2002-Present | National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)Publications:Flooring Systems: The Effects of Composition and Application (White paper)2013 | Author: Kevin Franz AIA, LEED AP BD+CSoundproofing: The Coordination of Floor, Wall and Ceiling Solutions (White paper)2013 | Author: Kevin Franz AIA, LEED AP BD+CMORE THAN SKIN DEEP: Building Sustainable Surfaces2010 | Authors: Kevin Franz, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Peter Wong, Associate ProfessorEntangled Bank; A Sustainable City Block for Dallas/Prototype for the World2009 | Authors: Kevin Franz AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Stacey Franz AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Brad Bartholomew, LEED AP BD+C,Ashley Spinks