Mike has more than 20 years of experience in architecture. He began his career in the building industry in l978 as a construction laborer which evolved into starting his own small and successful commercial construction company. After 15 years completing other architect’s designs, he decided to follow in his father's footsteps and work toward his architectural degree. During this time, Mike worked for a Structural Engineering firm for 5 years creating plans, elevations, sections, structural details and performing field inspections. He coordinated structural elements with architects on many different types of projects. Since joining a local architectural firm in 1995 as a designer, Mike gained valuable experience in many types of architectural projects. He has overseen complete new- build projects, major renovations to small additions, and property improvement plans.
Mike managed the design team for the first Hilton Garden Inn Brand Conversion in Phoenix AZ, redesigned and managed the Savannah, Houston and Long Island Hyatt Regency renovations. He also was involved in creating new Hotel prototype designs for Hilton, HGI and Marriott. Mike continues to have strong ongoing relationships with major national brands.
Past projects are not limited to just hotels. He has created architectural designs and provided construction administration services for manufacturing facilities, medical offices, condominiums, nursing homes, Class "A" office buildings, churches, retail, restaurants, YMCA facilities,
Principal Architect / Designer / Project Manager / BIM Specialist Education
•Drexel University - Bachelor of Architecture Professional Affiliations
•Registered Architect: MD, PA, NJ, FL, and Alberta, Canada
•National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) Certification
Keith brings a thorough knowledge and understanding of all aspects of architectural design and construction administration for large-scale, multi-phased projects. As part of the GCD team, Keith provides: Architectural Design, BIM Training and BIM Manger Consulting. He controls our Standards and Templates. His project experience ranges from themed environments, community and visitor centers, hotels, high-rise, to market rate and student housing. He is highly mindful of schematic concepts, code requirements and sustainable details, with a technical expertise and proficiency in BIM CAD systems and rendering software. Outside of the office, Keith’s commitment to community involvement has led him to rich and rewarding volunteer experiences with The Salvation Army, the National Down Syndrome Society
Rhode Island School of Design
Pat is the voice of reason and experience. He was Vice President Design Management for Marriott International and Vice President of Global Design Marriott Vacations Worldwide. With his vast Hospitality experience over the years, he has been responsible for over 350 Marriott hotel projects, 45 Marriott Vacations Worldwide projects and 6 Ritz-Carlton Clubs. His experience with New Construction, Capital Improvements, Operating Budgets and Feasibility Studies are endless. Pat provides credibility to not just large scale projects, but to everything he gets involved with.
We are extremely fortunate to have Pat as part of our team.
George is a seasoned architectural designer with many years of architectural drafting and design experience. George’s experience includes hotels, hospitals, senior housing, restaurants, banks, retail office buildings, schools and high end residential.
He continues to keep up with emerging technologies and building methods. One of the strongest assets he brings to our firm is his ability to see and correct potential design issues during drawing production before they are discovered during our internal drawing reviews. Always a team player he will tell it like it is and will explain how to fix problems without ever losing sight of the design intent.
George is responsible for the production of CAD documents for all phases of the project from conception through working drawings. His work is essential in bringing our projects to a successful completion.
BA in Fine Arts, University of Santo Tomas
Ruth is a design professional with 30 years of international progressive and creative experience in hospitality and residential projects of varying sizes and complexity. She is fully informed on all phases of design work including visualization, design concepts, selections, specifications and installation. Ruth has been involved with many high-end projects such as Ritz-Carlton and JW properties. Participates in the selection of furniture, fixtures and equipment/art (FF&E/A). Reviews the FF&E/A material specification package to ensure that it is complete, correct and coordinates with all interior design drawings and documents before submittal. Manages and coordinates FF&E/A specifications with procurement agencies for quality and cost effectiveness. Collaborates with all design disciplines; architects, lighting consultants and engineers to ensure that standards are met while keeping within budgeted guidelines and the client’s approval.
BS in Construction Management, Ohio State University
Mark is the perfect answer to problem solving situations and keeping trades on schedule with tact and words of wisdom. As a senior Project Manager Mark has managed small renovations to large hi-rise projects. He is truly an accomplished and versatile professional with proven ability to direct construction projects in diverse sectors of the market including hospitality, multi-family residential, commercial, institutional, and government. Mark has experience completing projects in harsh weather conditions with short construction durations. Articulate and collaborative communicator, negotiator, and leader with talent for creating productive relationships with owners, architects and engineers, colleagues, and government officials and building effective, motivated and is a skilled negotiator with sub-trades.
About GCD Associates, Inc
Our team members bring their many years of experience to our firm. GCD Associates, Inc. was formed in 2009 to bring together a full service firm. Our team has worked together on hospitality projects throughout North America. Our mission is to provide the Owner, Developer or Brand a comprehensive package of services that can be tailored to suit the needs of the client and their projects. We can provide Owners Representation, Architectural, Interior Design and CPM Services. From pre-development though commissioning, Senior Associates, including the president of the company, are involved in all aspects of a project.
We welcome the opportunity to provide services to our clients and build long term relationships.
Owners Representative Services:
Provide direct relationships with Owners and Investors by tailoring scopes of work required to support the client from consulting to full Management of a project.
Coordinate and recommend pre-development needs and representation for Municipal reviews and approvals.
- Provide preliminary schedules, review and recommend and oversee consultants.
- Work with Financial consultants on budget and overall project ROI.
- Representation during Construction for Owner oversight.
- Final Ownership Punch and Closeout representation.
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