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selected experience - workplace & other private/public projects*
Includes corporate headquarters, public/private administrative facilities, courts, museum, adaptive re-use and
ONE BRICKELL CITY CENTRE in Miami's bourgeoning Brickell Avenue financial district; a Hong Kong-based
Swire Properties mixed-use Transit Oriented Development of 2.8M SF in a 1000+ ft tower with High-End
Retail, Class A Office, 5 Star Hotel & Condominiums. This super-tall building project is the cornerstone &
phase 2 of one of the largest construction projects in the SE. It is targeting LEED Platinum Certification.
8800 DORAL GATEWAY a 12 acre Hines Interests multi-family community in Doral, FL, consisting of 892,000
sf in 4 buildings housing 550 du’s, extensive amenities and a 7 level parking garage. The site has canal
frontage and public promenade on two sides.
UNIVERSITY of MIAMI STUDENT HOUSING & MIXED USE Coral Gables, 9 acre 606,000 SF series of 23
residential pods on pilotis with floating modules at ground level. Includes Theatre, Multi-Purpose Venue,
Launchpad, Warehouse Pop-Up, F&B, Training, Housing Offices, Campus Package Center, Sports
Equipment Rentals, Exterior Amenities & Amphitheatre. Targets local market housing employing competitive
scale, finishes and private amenities for a total of 1100 beds. The project incorporates a re-imagined lake
front park, open courtyard and a semi-enclosed courtyard. It is targeting LEED Gold Certification.
JLL-METLIFE MIDTOWN ATLANTA MASTER PLAN 9 acre urban site at West Peachtree & 17th St,
descending another 30 ft below the High Museum, a promenade inspired by the Barcelona las Ramblas, two
phases comprising 3.63M SF, detailed concepts for condominium, multi-family, office, retail and hotel towers,
above and below grade parking garages. Coordination with Civil, Geotech, Cost estimator, LEED consultants.
UNIVERSITY BRIDGE – STUDENT HOUSING Sweetwater, FL, Phase 1 – 580,000 SF, including 867 private
condos on 20 floors to be leased by Florida International University students, 3 acres connected to campus
via pedestrian bridge over canal, rooftop pool, various amenities, garage with 650 spaces.
Chandler City Hall complex, Chandler, AZ
150,000 SF, city administration offices, public services, Council Chambers, Chandler History Museum
studies, parking structure, FFE, LEED Gold (through programming and schematic design)
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historic preservation; urban design/planning; courts---
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Central Park East Mixed Use, Phoenix, AZ
1.6mm SF, 40 story 210 unit condo tower, 24 story office, 5 story urban university facility, adjacent to and atop
an 8 story garage/retail base master planned with a sustainably driven program. Phase One-806,000 SF, 26
story office tower, including related structured parking.
Apollo Development, University of Phoenix Administration Complex, Phoenix, AZ
An iconic Headquarters for the parent company of the University which also houses a major administration
component in 660,000 SF in one 10-story and two 6-story buildings, 2 parking structures for 4200 cars, a
sustainably driven program in a Sonoran Desert environment; with Carpenter Sellers Del Gatto, Las Vegas
Papago Gateway Center,Mixed-Use office/laboratory building, Tempe, AZ (aka, First Solar)
255,000 SF 7 story class A multi-tenant office building with 30,000 SF biotech component, 933 car parking
structure. LEED Gold.
Two Waters ~ SRP-MIC Tribal Government Complex, Phoenix, AZ Metro Area
180,000 SF administration facility for the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community: executive,
administration, council chamber and cafeteria in four buildings, FFE, a sustainably driven program.
Avondale City Complex, Avondale, AZ
120,000 SF, City Hall/ Council Chambers, administrative offices and one-stop community services; a
Regional Library; a Municipal Courts Building with City Clerk and a Public Safety Administration Building, FFE
Phelps Dodge Tower and Phelps Dodge World Headquarters, Phoenix, AZ (now Freeport-McMoran)
The interior build-out of upper seven floors of a 440,000 SF, 20-story 8-level parking structure, corporate
administrative, legal and various management, training, food service and conferencing facilities, FFE.
Dibble HQ, Phoenix, AZ
23,000 SF interiors and FFE project on 2 floors for a professional civil engineering firm
Papago Buttes Office Park Phase 3, Tempe, AZ
90,000 SF, multi-tenant class A speculative office building in an existing complex
.Avondale Old Town Branch Library
A 12,700 SF two story branch library; rich vibrant colors/contemporary forms juxtapose the eclectic
architecture/culture of this revitalization project
Peoria Public Safety Facility, Peoria, AZ
94,400 SF, police and fire admin offices, 911 & emergency operations center, police certification firing range,
community television production/post production center and broadcast studio, FFE.
Tahiti Village, Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV
Timeshare resort on the Strip, 1180 key $135 million complex, buildings range from 5-8 stories includes a
three level garage, a 34,000 SF administration/sales building, cabana/maintenance buildings and a densely
landscaped courtyard; with Carpenter Sellers Del Gatto, Las Vegas
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida, Inc. Corporate Headquarters, Jacksonville, FL
Phase 1: 648,000 SF in 3 buildings; Phase 2: 390,000 SF in 2 buildings, Includes a cafeteria, fitness center,
clinic, print ops, training center, FFE.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida, Inc. Riverside Office Complex, Jacksonville, FL
Renovation of 600,000 SF high-rise, government accounts div, food service, training, computer/distribution
The American Automobile Association Corporate Headquarters, Orlando, FL
660,000 SF, inc computer center, regional auto club, emergency road services center, national mail
distribution center, cafeteria/kitchen, dining/conferencing facilities, auditorium (350 seats) and parking
South Florida Water Management District Headquarters and Master Plan, West Palm Beach, FL
CD’s completed/bid for total of 620,000 SF complex with additional program elements-analytical and
environmental labs, computer center, electronic shops, day-care center, fitness center and parking garage -
South Florida Water Management District Headquarters, Phase One, West Palm Beach, FL
146,500 SF, system-wide control and situation center, cafeteria/kitchen, auditorium, xeriscape demonstration
landscape installation. First phase of a 620,000 SF planned complex (completed CD’s), FFE.
Volusia County Administration Building, Deland, FL
168,000 SF, master plan two-block area and County offices, including streetscape, council chambers, sheriff’
s office, fitness center, FFE.
Florida Power and Light Corporate Office and related projects, Juno Beach, FL
265,000 SF-4th bldg at this complex, including fitness center, large assembly atrium connector to existing
buildings, major entrance wing, subsequent phases included four other major addition and renovation
American Bankers Insurance Group International Headquarters, Miami, FL
300,000 SF, rebuilt high-rise facility after major hurricane, including additions/ TI, fast track 12 months design
to move – in, FFE
American Bankers Insurance Group Data/Operations Center, Miami, FL
120,000 SF computer center, marketing, telemarketing, printing and distribution-hurricane-hardened to
maintain operations for disasters/emergency conditions, fast track 12 months design to move – in,
concurrently with above project, FFE
Federal Office Building/ US Courthouse, Ft. Myers, FL
207,000 SF-urban historic district, US District, Magistrate and Bankruptcy Courts/ Chambers, US District
Court Clerk, US Attorney, US Marshal, US Trustee, Probation, Pre-trial Services, Public Defender, NOAA,
secure parking, FFE.
Courthouse Center-Dade County Family Courts, Miami FL
280,000 SF- conversion of 30-story office bldg: Clerk of Court, General Masters’ hearing rooms, Family
Courts/Chambers, County offices, Public Defender, Probate, Domestic Violence, State Attorney’s Office,
programming, master plan 450,000 SF of existing, building evaluation studies, FFE
Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Port of Miami, FL
180,000 SF-design-build fast track-11-mos design to move-in, hurricane-hardened corporate office and
reservations building to maintain and/or recover operations as a result of hurricane conditions at this
waterfront site, FFE
Bass Museum of Art, Phase One, Art Deco District, Miami Beach, FL
35,000 SF w/Arata Isozaki Associates, Tokyo, historic restoration/addition, galleries, offices, art
storage/restoration, museum shop, café, master plan-museum/surrounding Collins Park
Banco Indústriale de Venezuela, Miami, Florida
Tenant improvements for a 19-story office building, as well as design and build-out of the owner’s banking
selected programming, concepts and design development*
Larson Property Master Plan Study & Marketing Package, Pinetop-Lakeside Main Street, Inc. – An in-
depth analysis, public charrettes, master plan and 3D modeling of visual preferences for an important town
center 26+AC tract with complex features. Final delivery of a Marketing Package for the economic
development group in this Northern Arizona community to attract development interests. Assisted client in
securing two State of Arizona Grants
Wickford-Cioe –LEED Platinum Office project, Chandler, AZ - Class A four story speculative office building
designed for LEED Platinum certification, phase 1 – 100, 000 SF, subsurface parking for 225 spaces,
balance on surface for guest parking
Wickford-Cioe –LEED Gold Office project, Providence, RI - Class A three story speculative office building
designed for LEED Gold certification, phase 1 – 45, 000 SF
JEMB – Galleria Expansion –Two expansion projects, Scottsdale, AZ - Existing retail mall converted to an
office facility.-a condominium tower with 54 units over office space/ground floor retail-150,000 SF- over and in
front of garage, addition of 170,000 SF of office space in various configurations.
GreenRoof –Sliver Office High-Rise Taylor Street Mall, Phoenix, AZ - Infill high-rise office building in
downtown, 42 ft deep- 300 ft of North facing floor-to-ceiling glass façade, 10 story 125,000 speculative project
designed to achieve LEED Silver certification.
City of Phoenix-Sky Harbor Airport Consolidated Office Complex - offices and the airport operations
facilities complex for 800 employees across twenty departments, including administration, police, museum
Fillmore Development Group, Mixed-use project, Phoenix, AZ - 1.364 M SF vertically integrated mixed-use
development – 220 K SF street and 2nd level retail, 110K SF office, 660 condominium units, 230 key hotel,
3K space parking structure.
AZ Movie Studios , Mixed-Use project, Phoenix, AZ - 60 acre mixed – use project to create a destination live-
work-play environment, anchored by the Arizona Movie Studios and themed EON Experience-
educational/entertainment virtual reality experiences-condos, office and lifestyle retail.
NGP Capital Mixed-Use– Ramada Site , Phoenix, AZ - Re-development of an urban Ramada Hotel site -
includes 28 story high-rise towers for condos, offices and an ASU component. Retail at ground level to
activate the street scene parking both above and below grade - 825,000 SF.
Pederson Group – Mixed-Use TOD-Central & Thomas, Phoenix, AZ - 400,000 GSF mixed-use
redevelopment, anchored by retail base with urban grocery, 3 billboard easements were upgraded to
electronic and incorporated into the facades in their current orientation, 90 condo units at upper floors,
America West Airlines, Tempe, AZ (now US Airways) - America West Vacations; America West
Technologies; ground operations/cargo training; customer service training and baggage operation - broker
selection RFP process, evaluation, site selection
ASU Foundation Headquarters, Tempe, AZ - 100,000 SF, included food service, conferencing facilities and
training. structured parking
West Valley Art & Science Museum, Surprise, AZ - program, concepts, fund raising package for 80,000 SF,
2-story, 350-seat theatre, classrooms, galleries, library and administrative offices, conservation areas and
Publix Corporate Headquarters, Lakeland, FL - program, concepts for a 340,000 SF - Phase One - 220-acre
campus master planned for 1.2M SF complex build-out.
North Miami Beach Police Headquarters, Miami, FL - 42,600 SF, parking structure, child-care, vehicle
maintenance, re-fueling operation
Watson Island Aviation and Visitor’s Center, Government Cut, Miami, FL - 77,500 SF Pan Am seaplane
terminal/hangers, customs, Greater Miami Convention and Visitor’s Bureau HQ, Air Museum, restaurant,
Miami Sports/ Entertainment Authority, heliport and FBO
* This list includes projects while with Spillis Candela & Partners, Spillis Candela DMJM and SmithGroup.