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Selected Project Experience

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archArch Currie, Architect


McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Bachelor of Science (Architecture)
Bachelor of Architecture


NCARB Certificate

Registered Architect

Building Design + Construction

Historical Architect, Federal Certification


  • August 2004-present
    No Left Turn, LLC, Norwalk, Connecticut
    Innovative consulting practice supporting architects, owners and the construction industry in the execution of significant building projects
  • May 2005 to July 2009
    Newman Architects, New Haven, Connecticut
    Associate Principal, Director of Technical Services, Senior Project Manager.
    Business Development. Financial and Project Management responsibilities.
  • August 1991 to August 2004
    Yale University New Haven, Connecticut
    Director, Project Management Division, Office of Facilities.
    Director of division responsible for managing significant capital improvement and new construction projects at the University.
  • March 1989 to August 1991
    Ellerbe Becket Architects And Engineers New York, New York
    Vice President and Stockholder. Chief Architect of the New York Office.
    Responsible for office and project administration as well as quality assurance reviews of all projects.
  • March 1986 to February 1989
    Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners New York, New York
    Associate, Studio Director and Project Manager.
  • May 1977 to February 1986
    Cornoyer Hedrick Architects & Planners Phoenix, Arizona
    Principal, Stockholder and Director of 116-person firm. Involved in all aspects of Company and Project Management.

Significant Professional Experience

Strong background in private practice and institutional administration including:

  • Facilities Organization Assessments
  • Setting financial, personnel and management policies & systems.
  • Implementing accounting systems and monitoring interface with Project Managers.
  • Marketing, interview presentations and proposal preparation.
  • Contract negotiation.
  • Establishment and maintenance of procedures for contract document preparation and construction administration.
  • Performance of regular project quality assurance reviews.
  • Providing building and zoning code compliance reviews.
  • Personnel hiring and guidance.
  • Establishing project priorities and determining staff assignments.
  • Management of significant Capital Programs.

Varied and diversified project involvement including:

  • Performing as Project Designer with recognition by receipt of several design awards.
  • Participation with many clients in site analyses, acquisition, rezoning, and governmental approvals.
  • Preparation and delivery of presentations at open public hearings.
  • Assisting in preparation of project financial proformas.
  • Management of projects from inception through construction closeout.
  • Important related development experience in a real estate partnership that constructed a new 3-building office complex.

Community Service and Other Activities

  • Member, American Institute of Architects
  • Member, Presenter, Society for College and University Planning
  • Chairman, City of Phoenix Building Safety Advisory Board
  • Delegate, Arizona Society, American Institute of Architects
  • Guest Lecturer and Critic, Arizona State University, School of Architecture
  • Guest Critic, Yale University, School of Architecture
  • Student, Real Estate Institute, New York University and The New School for Social Research, Parsons School of Design
  • Reader, InTouch Radio Network, Reading for the Blind
  • Lecturer, Construction Institute, University of Hartford
  • Balloon Pilot and Inflation Crew, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, New York, NY
  • Narrator & Reader, “Between the Lines” Radio News Magazine, WPKN Radio
  • Vestry Member, Choir Member, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Bridgeport, CT
  • Panel Moderator, Professional Women in Construction



“Architectural Record”, Cover Story
“Architectural Record”, Deloitte & Touche´
“Architecture”, Neat File


Observations on Architectural Project Management

Awards and Honors

  • Design Excellence Award, Arizona Society of American Institute of Architects, 1100 East Missouri
  • Adaptive Reuse of Construction, Valley Forward Association, The Wrigley Mansion
  • Design Excellence Award, Arizona Society of American Institute of Architects, The Biltmore Courts
  • Feature Performance Award, Professional Builder Magazine, The Wrigley Mansion
  • American Institute of Architects, Central Arizona Chapter Award for Outstanding Service to the Profession
  • Visual Improvement Award, City of Phoenix, Harrington Arthritis Research Center
  • Merit Award, Gold Nugget, Best Commercial Building, Pacific Coast Builders Conference, Biltmore Commerce Center
  • Environmental Excellence Award, Art in Private Spaces, Valley Forward Association, Biltmore Commerce Center
  • Proclamation of the Mayor, City of Phoenix, Special Recognition
  • Environmental Excellence Award, Valley Forward Association, Harrington Arthritis Research Center
  • Environmental Excellence Award, Valley Forward Association, Biltmore Commerce Center
  • Design Excellence Award, Arizona Society of American Institute of Architects, Biltmore Commerce Center
  • Visual Improvement Award, City of Phoenix, Western Savings Corporate Headquarters
  • Numerous Design and Construction Awards at Yale University

Selected Project Experience

Facilities Consulting Services

  • Providence College, Physical Plant Business Practices, Providence, RI
  • Suffolk University, Boston, MA
  • Rockefeller Archive Center, Owner’s Representation & Facilities Advisory Services,
    Sleepy Hollow, NY
  • Morehead State University, Facilities Organization Assessment, Morehead, KY
  • Trinity College, Hartford, CT
  • University of Saint Joseph, West Hartford, CT
  • Regis College, Waltham, MA
  • American International College, Facilities Operations Redesign, Springfield, MA
  • Rivier University, Facilities Organization Assessment, Nashua, NH
  • Regional Transportation Commission, Facilities Organization Assessment, Reno, NV


  • New York Public Library, Branch Library & Support Facility, New York, NY
  • Municipal Library, Prescott, AZ Main Post Office, Sun City, AZ
  • Yale University, Sterling Memorial Library Renovation, New Haven, CT
  • Yale University, Library Shelving Facility, New Haven, CT
  • Main Post Office, Sun City, AZ
  • First Presbyterian Church, Renovations and Master Plan, New York, NY
  • Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book Library Renovations, New Haven, CT


  • University of Southern New Hampshire, Dormitories and Student Activities Center, Manchester, NH
  • Oberlin College, Residential Master Plan, First Year Housing Project, Oberlin, OH
  • MIT, Ashdown House Residential Study, Cambridge, MA
  • Wesleyan University, Renovations to Residential Hall, Middletown, CT
  • Engineering & Science University Magnet School, West Haven, CT
  • Yale University, Art School and Drama School, Renovation and New Construction,
    New Haven, CT
  • Yale University, Linsly-Chittenden Hall, Academic Building Renovation, New Haven, CT
  • Yale University, Sterling Law Building Renovation and Expansion, New Haven, CT
  • Yale University, Art & Architecture Building Renovation, New Haven, CT
  • Yale University, Art Gallery Renovation, New Haven, CT
  • Yale University, Residential College Renovations, New Haven, CT
  • Yale University, Payne Whitney Gymnasium Renovation, New Haven, CT
  • Yale University, Center for Structural Biology, Laboratory Building, New Haven, CT
  • Yale University, New Apartment-style Dormitory, New Haven, CT
  • Yale University, Sprague Memorial Hall, Renovation of Recital Hall
  • Yale University, Yale Bowl Restoration, New Haven, CT
  • Yale University, British Arts Center Renovations, New Haven, CT
  • Yale University, Sprague Recital Hall Renovation, New Haven, CT

Medical and Health Care

  • Staten Island Development Center Therapy Pool Pavilion, Staten Island, NY
  • St. Johnland Nursing Home, Head Trauma Unit and Addition for Alzheimer and Dementia Care, Smithtown, NY
  • Harrington Arthritis Research Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • Scottsdale Memorial Hospital, Resident Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Facility, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Piper Memorial Ambulatory Care Facility, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Kings County Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York

Multi-Family and Elderly Housing

  • The Osborn Retirement Community, Rye, NY
  • Montclair Mews, Montclair, NJ
  • The Landmark, Historic Renovation of Former Lifesavers Candy Factory to Condominiums, Port Chester, NY
  • Boston Infill Housing Project, Boston, MA
  • Putnam Square, Housing for the Elderly, Cambridge, MA
  • Centre Street, Housing for the Elderly, Brookline, MA
  • Glencroft Retirement Community, Independent and Assisted Living Condominium Complex, Glendale, AZ

Retail, Corporate and Commercial

  • DellaFemina McNamee WCRS, Advertising Agency, New York, NY
  • 589 Fifth Avenue, Office Building for the Diamond Trade, New York, NY
  • Deloitte & Touche´, Accounting Firm, Corporate Headquarters, Wilton, CT; Practice Office, Atlanta, GA; National Operations Center, Nashville, TN
  • Western Savings and Loan Association Corporate Headquarters, Phoenix, AZ Biltmore Commerce Center, Office Complex, Phoenix, AZ
  • The Roebling Complex, 48 Acre Master Plan, Trenton, NJ
  • Strawberry Square, Conversion of 14 Building Historic Block into Retail and Commercial Complex, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Regional Mall Planning Studies: Phoenix, AZ; Middletown, NY; Mahwah, NJ and Holmdel, NJ
  • l’Espirit de Corp, Wholesale Showroom and Office Study, New York, NY
  • Barneys New York, Warehouse Storage and Office Building, New York, NY
  • One Long Wharf, Office Building Renovation, New Haven, CT

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