James Wells Architect Portfolio



Address: 49 S. Pearl St., Apt 4, Denver, CO 80209
Portfolio: http://herrenhaus.webs.com/apps/photos/
E-mail: herrenhaus@gmail.com; Cell: 718-415-5447
Licensing: Licensed Architect in Colorado, Missouri, New York, California & Florida, NCARB Certified.
Primary Technical Skills:
 Building Code, Life-Safety & Accessibility Consulting (IBC Codes).
 TMS Masonry Codes: Means, Methods & Best Practices for Masonry Envelope Design.
 Expert technical detailing and intern-staff supervision skills.
 Architectural Product Research and Product Sourcing.
 Architecture Firm Management: Marketing, Accounts Receivable, Fee Proposals,
Client Relations, Staffing & General Operations.
 Advanced knowledge of QA/QC process.
 Specifications, Cost Estimating, Programming, User Surveys.
Advanced Design and Marketing Skills in the following Industry Sectors:
 Transportation: Aviation and Light Rail.
 Also: Healthcare, Education, Commercial, Mixed-Use, Multi-Family Residential, &
2013-2014 RMMI, (Denver, CO). Technical Director. Consulting on masonry wall design and detailing.
2013 ARCHIPAL, LLC (South Florida). Building Code Egress Consulting on high-rise projects.
2012 OPUS / RMJM, (New York, NY). Project Architect. Worked “on contract” on Architectural
plans and details for a 2.75 Million sq ft Airport Terminal Building in Russia.
2003-2011 REF Inc, (Miami, FL). Project Architect & Project Manager. Performed QA/QC Inspection
Services on $3 Billion North Terminal Development Interior Architecture
Construction project at Miami International Airport (2009-2011). Educational
Projects (K-12), $1 Million Fast-Food-Restaurants & Food Courts, Transportation Projects:
Airport Projects, $30 Million Miami Metro-Rail Stations, $25 Million Mixed-Use
Housing/Urban Re-Dev. projects, $3 Million Churches, Water Treatment Plant.
2002- 2003 BA & PARTNERS, (Ft. Lauderdale, FL). Project Architect Miami International Airport
Terminal: architectural construction documents & life safety plans for $10 Million interior
architecture tenant improvement project.
2001- 2002 SMITHGROUP, (San Francisco, CA). Architect-II. Healthcare planning and functional
department layouts, master planning: LSPCH - Stanford Medical Center, California Pacific
Medical Center, & Kaiser Medical.
2000- 2001 PERKINS & WILL (Miami, Fl), Senior Project Architect. Worked on $13 Million
aviation/educational projects (K-12 and Community Colleges), during CDs, and Construction
1999-2000 ADC, (Miami, FL) Airport Terminal Architecture: South Terminal, & Cargo Terminal Demolition.
1997-1998 ERNST & YOUNG, LLP (Meadowlands, NJ) Senior Purchasing and Contracts Specialist
Implemented (on team with others) $5 Million, annual centralized office furniture procurement program
with national furniture vendors, $1/4 million (5% average) saved annually off local retail (FMV) prices.
1985-1995 Worked in various larger A-E firms as a designer / project coordinator: 75% on healthcare projects and 25% on
Federal Government-Military projects: Anshen + Allen, Shalom Baranes, HOK, RTKL, Ellerbe, SOM.
NYU, Stern School of Business, MBA in Gen Management & Accounting, New York, NY.
Princeton University, Master of Architecture & Bachelor of Arts, Architecture, Princeton, NJ.
U of MN School of Architecture, Minneapolis, MN (Transferred to Princeton’s UG program).
CITIZENSHIP: U.S. citizen with current, valid U.S. passport.
Basic Skills Strong CAD & hand drafting skills + 3D modeling in all phases of design and construction
documents - AutoCAD, Architectural Desktop (ADT), Exposed to Revit, Micro Station, and
SketchUp. Also skilled in general Microsoft Office productivity programs: Excel, Word,
PowerPoint, Project, Outlook and Publisher. Currently preparing for LEED V4 exams.