Architecture, Construction Oversight, Facilitis and Resource Assessment, Planning Expert Consultant Resume
Resume of VLW

  • Public and Private Sector Facilities Assessment
  • Courthouse planning and needs assessment
  • Property Condition Assessments
  • Functional Analysis of Buildings
  • Design Guides
  • Construction Administration and Documents Review
  • Architecture
  • Urban and Rural Planning

Bachelor of Architecture(5-yr. prof. degree) – N.C. State University

Master of Planning – University of Virginia

Executive Education Certificate – Harvard University

This consultant is an architect with over 30 years of professional experience in the design of buildings for construction, renovation, preservation, and adaptive reuse, working in North Carolina, New York, and Virginia offices.  In Charlottesville, VA the consultant opened an office for the practice of architecture, which later grew into a partnership offering architectural services to public and private clients throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. Recent focus has been government work under federal contracts with PSA-Dewberry, Inc. and Fentress, Inc. providing architecture and planning services to the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts (AOUSC), The General Services Administration (GSA), and U.S. Bureau of Customs & Border Protection (CBP). The consultant’s projects at Dewberry and Fentress are included in Professional Experience, below.

 The combination of public and private sector experience in architecture with a background in strategic planning, government work, community participation, and related issues enables the consultant to work successfully with local jurisdictions, non-profits, state agencies, and private clients implementing a wide range of building projects. This consultant has demonstrated expertise in property condition assessments, construction oversight, facility assessment /planning, and clear effective technical writing presented with informative photography. Participating in multi-disciplinary teams and sensitive federal government projects provides him a strong working knowledge of security issues and options for improving security in existing buildings as well as new construction. Moreover, federal experience throughout the United States has given this expert the opportunity to accumulate a background of knowledge validating existing conditions, identifying critical deficiencies, and presenting functional analyses of buildings with secure and public areas on which operational success of facilities depends. This expertise is applicable and available to private and public clients.

Consultant – Kevin Kennedy Associates, Inc., Indianapolis, IN
Providing architectural expertise to a wide variety of clients.
Professional Associate – Property Condition Assessments
  • IVI Companies,  White Plains, NY
  • AEI, Inc., Walnut Creek, CA
  • McClain Consulting Services, Pasadena, CA 
Senior Architect /Project Manager – PSA Dewberry – Fairfax, VA
  • AOUSC asset management and long range facility planning for: (1) Western District of New York, (2) Western District of Kentucky, (3) Northern District of Illinois, (4) U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, and (5) Western District of Texas.
  • AOUSC revision of Legacy AB Codes for GSA court space assignment drawings.
  • AOUSC façade assessment for the Thurgood Marshal Building in Washington, DC
  • AOUSC courtroom expansion and renovation at the U.S. Courthouse in Birmingham, AL
  • AOUSC renovations at a Virginia backup computer center for federal court operations.
  • GSA Housing Plan for U.S. Courthouse in Abingdon, VA
  • GSA Housing Plan for U.S. Courthouse in Harrisonburg, VA
  • GSA Housing Plan for the U.S 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, VA
  • GSA counter-terrorism project at the U.S. Courthouse in Trenton, NJ
  • GSA renovations at the U.S. Courthouse & Federal Building in Roanoke, VA
  • CBP feasibility study for design and location of a testing facility to evaluate existing and proposed security technology at air, sea, and land ports of entry. 
Senior Architect /Planner– Fentress, Inc. – Sykesville, MD
  • U.S. Bureau of Customs & Border Protection: Participated in Strategic Resource Assessment & Planning projects at 46 land ports of entry along international borders of the United States working with CBP, GSA, and other government officials. Reviewed existing facilities, identified functional deficiencies, and evaluated current and proposed projects while suggesting options to ensure compliance with the U.S. Land Port of Entry Design Guide in response to varying border conditions. Subsequently, evaluated current editions of the design guide and outlined proposed revisions addressing issues from field experience and conversations on both borders.
  • Administrative Office of the United States Courts:Visited federal courts in 25 of 94 districts comprising the U.S. courts system and evaluated exiting facilities working with an interdisciplinary team to provide long range plans for the districts. These evaluations incorporated options accommodating projected growth or change for over 150 buildings including U.S. Courthouses, U.S. Courts of Appeal, U.S. Bankruptcy Courts, Federal Buildings and leased space used by court components. Participated in writing a repair and alteration guide for the AOUSC and studied application of the U.S. Courts Design Guide to courthouse renovation projects including historic buildings.  
  • Toledo Municipal Courthouse – Toledo, OH: Courthouse operational analysis and spatial requirements study for present and future needs. 
John B. Farmer Jr., Architect/Planner – Gordonsville, VA
  • Consultant, Fentress, Inc. – Sykesville, MD
  • Consultant, International Centre for Facilities – Ottawa, Canada
  • Consultant, Property Condition Assessments LLC – Pasadena, CA       
  • Consultant, Building Evaluations LLC – Fairfax, VA.
  • Consultant, Frazier Associates Architecture and Planning – Staunton, VA 
John B. Farmer Jr., Architect, PC – Charlottesville, VA
The firmwas organized as asole proprietorship practicing architecture and serving public and private clients in Charlottesville, Albemarle County and beyond within the Commonwealth of Virginia.   Later reorganized as a partnership and practicing as Farmer Puckett Warner Architects, PC, the office broadened its original scope and lists a combined client base including the following.  
  • Public Sector Clients: Blue Ridge Hospital of the University of Virginia,  Charlottesville Redevelopment & Housing Authority, Charlottesville Parking Center, City of Charlottesville, City of Franklin, Downtown Renaissance, Inc., (Rocky Mount, N.C.), Hopewell Redevelopment & Housing Authority, Hanover County, Isle of Wight County, Jefferson-Madison Regional Library, Louisa County, Meadowlands Senior Housing at Crozet, Town of Louisa, Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission, University of Virginia, University of Virginia Hospital and Clinics, Virginia Department of Transportation, Virginia State Police, Virginia Department of Military Affairs, and Waynesboro Redevelopment & Housing Authority.  
  • Private Sector Clients (excluding single-family residential commissions): American Woodmark Corp., Airport Animal Hospital, Ashbrook Assoc. Real Estate, Camera Center at Seminole Square, Court Square Tavern, Christian Aid Mission, Friends Quaker Meeting, Gordonsville Industries, Inc., Hall Body Shop and Industrial Park, Historic Green Springs, Inc., Iron Crafters, Inc., Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority at UVA, Robert Llewellyn Photographer, Liberty Fabrics, Inc., Maranatha Baptist Church,  Pulmonary Allergy Clinic & Office Building, Starr Hill Office Building, University Baptist Church, and West Main Street Redevelopment at 503, 635, 731 & 801 W. Main Street in Charlottesville, VA.  
LENOWISCO Planning District Commission – Duffield, VA
Design director for downtown planning and street- scape improvements in Pennington Gap, VA.
Victor A. Lundy, FAIA – Architect – New York, New York
Staff architect for design development and construction documents — (1) U.S. Tax Court Building in Washington, DC (2) Intermediate School #IS53 Queens in New York, NY (3) Student Health Center at State University of New York in Cortland. Work on the school project included contract administration, site visits, and shop drawing review.
Philip Johnson, FAIA – Architect – New York, New York
Staff architect working on construction documents and construction administration at two New York University projects — Elmer Holmes Bobst Library and Tisch Hall — and design studies for the NYU Kevorkian Center at the Washington Square campus in New York City.  The Bobst Library and Tisch Hall projects included coordination with structural and mechanical/electrical engineers prior to and during construction of these buildings, and coordinated shop drawing review.  
Connor, Allred & Mercer – Architects – High Point, NC
Architectural draftsman and designer for residential projects and team member working on public housing for the High Point, N.C. Redevelopment & Housing Authority, and public schools for the High Point, N.C. Board of Education.
Austin & Faulk – Architects – Southern Pines, NC
Draftsman for residential renovations and for design drawings of the Country Club of North Carolina.

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