Because of my background as both a licensed architect and contractor, I am well suited to manage and supervise projects from both the architectural and contracting perspectives.
Prior to 1980 I worked as an architect, designer and construction coordinator with firms such as:
Frank O. Gehry F.A.I.A.
Daniel Mann, Johnson and Mendenhall
Jerrold Lomax F.A.I.A.
Rouse Company headquarters building in Columbia, Maryland
Great Western Cities Recreation Center, Cochiti, New Mexico
Avco Wilshire Highland, a 14-story office building in Los Angeles, California
IBM Pavilion, Osaka, Japan
This is only a partial list of projects, with the work including large office buildings, residential projects, manufacturing structures and shopping centers. There was a point in my architectural career where I realized I was able to transform my knowledge base of architecture and move building projects more creatively by performing directly as the building contractor.
During the last 39 years, as president of Ridgeway Construction, I have worked on construction projects totaling more than $45 million. Since 1978 I have worked exclusively as a builder, working with owners, architects and designers creating unique homes of quality throughout.
Predominantly the projects have been large residential works involving structures made from:
Finish materials have included:
Liquid crystal glass
All custom work required close coordination with the owners, architects, engineers and specialty subcontractors. Certain projects have also included work in:
Satellite receiving stations
Home management systems
As a contractor in California some of the architects I have work with have been:
James Porter F.A.I.A.
Altoon + Porter Architects, Los Angeles
Jerrold Lomax F.A.I.A., Monterrey
Edward Niles F.A.I.A., Malibu
I relocated to Santa Fe in 1994 and have become an active part of the architectural and construction community. In Santa Fe I have worked with:
Suby Bowden F.A.I.A.
Suby Bowden + Associates
Historic Santa Fe Foundation
Through 2010 I worked with Mr. John Young who retired in Galisteo after a successful career as Partner and Director of the architectural firm The Richard Rogers Partnership located in London, UK. At the end of last year we completed an 8,000 sq. ft. cast-in-place concrete portal for Mr. Young, along with a 20-foot high, 240-foot long cast-in-place wind protection wall.
Because of my cumulative total of 47-plus years experience as both an architect and builder, I am better qualified than most builders to bridge the gap between the ideas and inspirations of architecture and the realities of construction. To confront and solve both design and building challenges is what I have always strived to accomplish. This is accomplished with not only my organization and coordination, but also with a clear understanding and sensitivity to the owners and architects needs and designs.