10059 Hollis Mountain Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89148
(702) 997-5679


M J Dean Construction               01/06 - present             Project Manager
5055 South Patrick Ln, Suite 101            ph 702-873-1947                       
Las Vegas NV 89118
Contact: Mike Cherwin, Construction Manager

At M J Dean I have managed project deliverables from initiation to close-out, including in some cases design. Executing the various subcontracts from buy out with scope delineation, performance under tight schedules for our hospitality clients, to close out both with subcontractors and the owner.

Carpenter Sellers Associates       07/04 - 11/05               Job Captain
1919 S. Jones Blvd., Suite D       ph 702-251-8896                        
Las Vegas NV 89126
Contact: Steve Carpenter, President

At Carpenter Sellers I designed several small commercial buildings and developed drawings into a final permit set of documents. I supervised an intern architect on a large residential project and designed an oncology clinic.

Nigro Construction Inc.              06/02 - 07/04               Designer, Project Coordinator
3965 S. Durango Drive, S106      ph 702-247-1920
Las Vegas NV 89147
Contact: Mike Nigro, President

At Nigro I designed over 125,000 sf of commercial shell development with TIs at lease signing, coordinated trade and professional consultants, and developed site plans for single and multi-anchor retail developments. I created marketing materials including brochures and web pages.

Jahncke Architects                     05/00 - 05/02               Project Manager
3516 Magazine St.                     ph  504-899-6271          
New Orleans, LA 70115
Contact: Davis Jahncke, Principal

At Jahncke I worked under project architects in the design of multifamily public housing, primary and high school education facilities, an Episcopal church, and numerous residential renovations. I developed marketing and presentation material, and recommended technology investments.

Concordia                                  01/99 - 05/99               Student Intern
201 St. Charles Ave, 4314                      ph 504-569-1818   
New Orleans, LA 70170
Contact: Stephen Bingler, Principal

I prepared presentation material, generated schematic sketches, and developed programming alternatives.

Professional Credentials:

National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
Certificate No. 67,417 (2009)

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional, Building Design and Construction (2008)

Nevada Architect
Nevada State Board of Architecture, Interior Design and Residential Design: Architect License No. 5619 (2006)


UNLV                                                     Master’s of Science in Construction Management (August 2009)

Tulane University                                   Master of Architecture   (July 2004)
Bachelor of Architecture (May 2000)

United States Air Force Academy             Astronautical Engineering (major) 92-94

Community Work:

AIA Young Architects Forum           Regional Liaison Advisor, Advisory
                                                      Committee (2010)
                                                Events Advisor, Advisory Committee
AIA Las Vegas, EPYAF                   Chair (2010)
                                                Vice-chair (2009)
                                                Committee Member (2008)
AIA150 Blueprint for Livability, AIA   Planning panel, Nevada, Las Vegas (2007)
UNLV School of Architecture           Design Crits, Visiting Critic, (2006 – ongoing)
Clark High School A.M.S.A.T.          Advisory Board Member (2005-2006,
                                                       2009 – ongoing)
Habitat for Humanity                     Labor Volunteer (1998 - 2000)
Nevada Public Radio                      Contributing Member (1996 - present)

Selected Projects:

Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, West Pool Expansion – 2.4 acre pool expansion (Design-Build C-M)
Morgans Hotel Group, Mondrian-Delano Hotels, 1400 room luxury hotel (Precon C-M, Unbuilt)
Wyndham Vacation Ownership, Desert Blue, Phase 1 – 281 unit time share tower (Precon C-M, Unbuilt)
Cannery Casino Resorts, East Side Cannery –Hotel and Casino (C-M)
The Palms Casino, The Pearl – 3,000 seat performance hall and arena, and meeting rooms (C-M)
US Oncology - 18,000 sf medical office and cancer treatment facility (AD team)
Frehner Residence - 15,000 sf private residence (AD team, Unbuilt)
Aggregate Industries Master Plan - 23 acre corporate office, asphalt plant, and shop (AD team)
Carina Homes Centennial Springs - 12,000 sf of mixed use tenant bldg in planned community  (AD team)
Center for Maternal Fetal Medicine - 5,000 sf medical office building (AD team)
Iriye Basement Addition - 1,300 sf below grade residential expansion (AD team, Unbuilt)
Andre Agassi Prep School - programming for high school expansion (AD team)
Talon Office Park - 16,500 sf office and retail tenant buildings (AD team)
Desert Canyon Master Plan - 25 acre medical office complex (Design-Build Development) (AD team)
Rhodes Ranch Town Center - 77,600 sf retail shopping center (Design-Build Development) (AD team)
Horizon Ridge Shopping Center - 43,000 sf retail shopping center (Design-Build Development) (AD team)
Russell-Boulder Retail Pad - 6,000 sf shell pad building (AD team, Unbuilt)
Flamingo-Eastern Retail Pad - 7,500 sf shell pad building (AD team, Design-Build Development)
Steward-Lamb Retail Pad - 6,200 sf shell pad building (AD team, Design-Build Development)
Gibbs Residence - 3,000 sf private residence, renovation of historic buildings (AD team)
Chapel of the Holy Comforter - 7,500 sf chapel and student church (AD team)
HANO CompMod - 250 units code compliance & renovation to public housing (AD team)
Trinity Episcopal Church Master Plan - 10 acres expansion plans for middle and high school (AD team)
Henry Ford Academy - programming for charter school inserted into the Ford Museum (AD team)

The projects shown above were completed as an employee of the firms listed in my work experience. Please contact me for additional information on my role on the above projects.
Legend: C-M, construction management; AD, architectural design; precon, preconstruction.


[Article] Optimize Decision Making for an Ethical Practice. AIArchitect. August 28, 2009.

[Book Review] Free Play: Improvisation in Life and Art, by Stephen Nachmanovitch. The YAF Connection. February 25, 2009.

[Book Review] Designerly Ways of Knowing, by Nigel Cross. The YAF Connection. August 20, 2008.

[Article] Jargon: Ground Source Heat Pump.  AIA Las Vegas Forum Newsletter. June 2008.

[Podcast] YAF 150 at 150: Jack Travis, FAIA, NOMAC, March 4, 2008.

[Podcast] YAF 150 at 150: Dr. Robert Fielden, FAIA, January 24, 2008.


[Speaker] Architect-Contractor Collaboration to Deliver the Design Promise: Strengthening the Design and Construction Team TH029. AIA National Convention. Scheduled June 10th, 2010. 1.5 HSW/LUs.

[Speaker] Design Build Construction. UNLV Construction Management, CEM 498 seminar. March 18, 2010.

[Speaker] AIA YAF Regional Liaison Training. AIA Grassroots. February 4th, 2010. 1 hour.

[Co-organizer] Emerging Professionals Questions to Las Vegas AIA Fellows and YAF Award Winners. May 21, 2008. 1.5 LUs.

[Session Coordination, Editing, Table Leader] Risky Business: Work/Life Balance SA42: AIA National Convention. May 17, 2008. 4 LUs.

[Session Coordination, Editing] The Need to Negotiate: How to take your Career to the Next Level. FR42: AIA National Convention. May 16, 2008. 1.5 LUs.

[Session Coordination, Editing] Developing Your Own Client Base: What’s the Secret? FR95: AIA National Convention. May 16, 2008. 1 LU.

[Editing] Emerging Professional Programs that Work. AIA Grassroots. February 23, 2008.

[Editing] 2007 Emerging Professional Grant Winners: Keeping Interns on the Path to Licensure with ARE Programs. AIA Grassroots. February 22, 2008.