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Project Manager Design

7042, United States
March 13, 2011

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M I C H A E L J . G U L I C H, A I A, L E E D A P




Croxton Collaborative Architects, New York, NY, 2006 - present

Vice President / Director of High Performance Building and Sustainability


. Manage architectural projects and provide green / sustainability

leadership and strategic sustainability consulting for corporate,

institutional, and public agency organizations

. Lead the Review Team which ensures compliance with the Sustainable Design

Guidelines for WTC Redevelopment for all work at the World Trade Center

Site (11+ million sf)

. Developed Sustainable Infrastructure Guidelines for the Port Authority of

New York and New Jersey, the largest port complex on the East Coast

. Managed the team which developed the LEED application for the highest

rated LEED-CI project ever, NRDC's New York Headquarters 8th Floor

Expansion Prototype

. Developed a Corporate Sustainability Strategy for the sustainable

redevelopment of a 200+ acre campus for a Fortune Global 200

Pharmaceutical Company

. Secured more than $1 million in incentives for green improvements from

state sources

. Developed Green Tenant Design and Construction Guidelines for a national


. Mentor in-house on topics of green design, energy management, and LEED

Perkins Eastman, New York, NY, 2004 - 2006

Project Manager / Studio Financial Manager

. Developed LEED compliant specifications for use on firm-wide projects

. Taught six session LEED Training Course to over 80 staff members

. Developed in-house software tool for managing project budgets and


Earth Tech, New York, NY, 1999 - 2004

Senior Project Architect / Studio Green Founding Member

. Founded Studio Green, a multi-disciplinary task force focused on


. Managed rehabilitation and modernization of multiple schools in New York



. Harvard Graduate School of Design, Architecture and Sustainability,

Instructor, 2007-2010

. USGBC Greenbuild, A Tale of Two Ferry Terminals, Pittsburgh, PA,

Presenter, 2003

. Go Green East Harlem, Steering Committee Member


. LEED Accredited Professional, 2002

. NCARB (National Council of Architectural Registration Boards), 2003

. Registered Architect, New Jersey - 2002, New York - 2003, Pennsylvania -



University of California, Los Angeles, CA

Master of Architecture, Sustainable Architectural Design and Technology,


Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

Bachelor of Architecture, Minor in Architectural History, 1993

Project Experience (selected)

World Trade Center Redevelopment Sustainable Design Guidelines Compliance,


Project Manager for the full audit review of all redevelopment work at

World Trade Center Site (11+ million square feet, $15+ billion construction

cost) to ensure projects maximize sustainable design strategies and comply

with WTC Sustainable Design Guidelines

( All design

and construction teams are required to submit full drawing and

specification sets for compliance review. The WTC Sustainable Design

Guidelines are site specific to the World Trade Center site, capture the

urban scale, mixed-use and whole-system attributes of the redevelopment,

and have expanded significantly on the traditional model for green

guidelines. The project scopes reviewed for compliance include:

Tower 1: 105 stories, 2.6 Transportation Hub: 865,000 sf

million sf

Tower 2: 79 stories, 2.8 Memorial and Memorial Pavilion:

million sf 345,000 sf

Tower 3: 71 stories, 2.5 Vehicular Security Center

million sf

Tower 4: 64 stories, 2.3 Central Chiller Plant

million sf

Retail Concourse: 200,000 sf Streets, Utilities, and Related


Fordham Place Redevelopment, Acadia Realty Trust (NYSE: AKR), Bronx NY

Project Manager for the sustainable design and LEED certification for the

high performance renovation of a 265,000 sf mixed-use building in Bronx,

NY. Primary goals for this project included reducing operating expenses,

avoiding early obsolescence of real asset, and leveraging the public

relations value of green leadership. Fordham Place received LEED for Core

and Shell Gold certification, a first for a commercial project in the

Bronx. Secured over $540,000 in financial incentives from the New York

State Energy and Research Development Authority (NYSERDA) for building

systems upgrades, energy modeling, green building analysis, and

commissioning. Developed Green Tenant Design and Construction Guidelines

to facilitate tenant fit-outs which meet the design goals of the core and


Corporate Sustainability Strategy, Fortune Global 200 Pharmaceutical

Company, NJ

Project Manager providing the following deliverables in support of a major

campus expansion and infrastructure upgrade in compliance with the 2050

Master Plan:

. Assets and Opportunities Report develops an in-depth and comprehensive

understanding of the baseline sustainable / environmental characteristics

of the site, community, and built and natural systems of the 200+ acre

New Jersey campus.

. Sustainability Strategy provides a roadmap from the global corporate

citizenship mission statement to global corporate sustainability

guidelines to mission-specific, site-specific strategies which are

achievable, measurable, and cost-effective.

. Energy Density Benchmarking Report which documents ten high-performance

case studies of office buildings in similar climates and compares current

goals to best practice.

. Campus Wind Study analyzes the feasibility of incorporating wind turbines

for on-site production of renewable energy at two intervals of

development within the 2050 Master Plan utilizing local meteorological

data and virtual wind simulations.

Sustainable Infrastructure Guidelines, Port Authority of New York and New

Jersey (PANYNJ)

Project Manager for the development of Sustainable Infrastructure

Guidelines which support PANYNJ's policy "to reduce adverse environmental

impacts" of their operations. The development effort included research of

various reference standards, consensus building charrettes with key agency

stakeholders, development of mission specific guidelines, and a framework

for scalable implementation.

Wooster Building Rehabilitation, SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY

Project Manager for the rehabilitation and reprogramming of a 70,000 sf

existing facility which was originally built in 1967 and required critical

maintenance upgrades. The new facility will house several functions,

including dining facilities, student services and several academic

departments and will improve pedestrian circulation between the campus' two

main academic quads. This ongoing project is an exemplar of sustainable

adaptive reuse.

Green Building Operations and Maintenance Manual, Acadia Realty Trust


Project Manager for the development of Green Building Operations and

Maintenance Manual covering topics ranging from green cleaning to

integrated pest management to HVAC equipment maintenance, for use portfolio-

wide on Acadia's 10 million square feet of managed properties in the United


Johnson Hall of Science, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY

Project Manager of a new 115,000 sf laboratory and classroom building.

Project includes deep daylighting, 40% reduction in water use, 98%

reduction in storm water discharge for 1.5 year storm, 18% reduction in

annual energy use ($104k savings per year), 95% FSC certified wood, and 1

year payback on energy efficiency measures. This project received over

$450,000 in NYSERDA incentives and was the first academic or lab building

in NY State to achieve LEED Gold certification.

Sustainable Office Prototype, Vornado Realty Trust (NYSE: VNO), New York,


Project Manager for the design of a sustainable pre-built space at 888

Seventh Avenue (Vornado's headquarters) to be used as an exemplar of a

sustainable fit-out. Project achieved LEED Gold certification and received

$20,000 in NYSERDA financial incentives.

Johnston Avenue Redevelopment, Isles, Hamilton, NJ

Project Manager for a three story, 80,000 sf full interior and exterior

renovation of an 1880s masonry and heavy timber mill building in Hamilton,

NJ. The design for this mixed-use project houses commercial office space,

a career center, and artist's work studios. The project is seeking a LEED

Platinum rating. Sustainable exemplar measures include restoration of the

interior heavy timber structure, a full thermal upgrade, window

replacement, and a high performance HVAC system which is modular for future

expansion. The project is also to receive New Jersey Clean Energy Program

financial incentives.

Sustainable Design Guidelines Compliance Review, PANYNJ

Project Manager for the review of sustainable strategies submissions for

building projects undertaken by PANYNJ and their lessees. The design and

construction teams submit drawings and specifications for the project which

are reviewed to determine compliance with the PANYNJ Enterprise-wide

Sustainable Design Guidelines (developed by Croxton Collaborative

Architects). The guidelines were created for PANYNJ to implement their

policy of reducing "adverse environmental impacts of the design,

construction, operation and maintenance and occupancy or leasing of new or

substantially renovated buildings and facilities, reconstruction projects

and programs."

Center for Advanced Environmental Research, Beacon Institute, Beacon, NY

Project Manager for a new 25,000 sf laboratory facility, developed by

DASNY, to be operated by the Beacon Institute, for river and estuary

research and the development / prototyping of novel sensors for aquatic

research. The design for this facility, located on Denning's Point at the

mouth of Fishkill Creek, complies with NYS Executive Order - 111 and is

anticipated to achieve LEED Platinum certification.


. Harvard Graduate School of Design: Executive Education Programs,

Architecture and Sustainability: Integrating Built and Natural

Environments, Boston MA, 2007-2010.

. Sustainable Education Facilities in New York State, AIA New York State

Annual Convention, Buffalo, NY, 2010.

. Sustainability / LEED 101, presented foundational concepts of

sustainability and LEED to national Property Managers with Acadia Realty

Trust, White Plains, NY, 2008.

. Build It Green Conference: The Future of Sustainable Buildings in

Northern Manhattan, organized a green building conference with over 400

participants, New York, NY, 2007.

. LEED Training Course, six session course to prepare individuals for

taking the LEED exam, attended by over 80 people and webcast to five

locations, New York, NY, 2005.

. USGBC Greenbuild 2003, A Tale of Two Ferry Terminals - Whitehall and St.

George, United States Green Building Council Conference and Expo,

Pittsburgh, PA, 2003.


. LEED Platinum, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) 8th Floor

Expansion Prototype, achieved 51 of 59 points - highest LEED for

Commercial Interiors rating ever, 2011.

. LEED Gold, Sustainable Office Prototype, 888 7th Avenue, Vornado Realty

Trust, sustainable exemplar office pre-built fit-out.

. LEED Gold, Fordham Place, Acadia Realty Trust, first commercial project

to achieve LEED for Core and Shell Gold certification in Bronx, NY, 2011.

. LEED Gold, Johnson Hall of Science, St. Lawrence University, first

academic or lab building to achieve LEED Gold certification in NY State,


. From Recovery to Renewal Exhibit, The Winter Garden Display, Vesey Street

Pedestrian Bridge featured, World Financial Center Winter Garden, New

York, NY, 2004.

. Going Public: Public Projects, Vesey Street Pedestrian Bridge featured,

Center for Architecture at LaGuardia Place, New York, NY, 2003.

. New York Association of Consulting Engineers (NYACE) Gold Medal,

Excellence in Transportation Design, Port Newark Container Terminal, Port

Newark, NJ, 2002.

. UCLA Alumni Award, UCLA Associated Architecture and Urban Planning Alumni

Association, Los Angeles, CA, 1995.

. Graduate Division Fellowship, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, 1994.

. Leading Edge International Design Competition, Third Place Award,

"Rebuilding Our Communities Through Energy-Efficiency", 1994.


. New York Times, Weekend, Fine Arts, and Leisure Section, "Ground Zero's

Ephemeral Elegance", Vesey Street Pedestrian Bridge (VSPB) featured,

February 27, 2004.

. Architectural Record, Record News, "WTC Briefs", VSPB progress featured

in article on development at WTC site, page 19, December 2003.

. New York Times, Metro Section, "Vesey Street Bridge Opens to Quiet, but

Grateful, Crowd", VSPB featured in article on pedestrian bridge opening,

November 24, 2003.

. New York Times, Metro Section, "Milestones...and Things Still to

Tower Site", VSPB featured in article on design and construction progress

and fast-track schedule of project, photograph used was taken by Mr.

Gulich, October 30, 2003.

. Architectural Record, Record News, "Significant Progress at WTC

Accompanied by Building Boom in Lower Manhattan", VSPB featured, page 25,

October 2003.

. Radiant Cooling by Metal Roofs in Developing Countries, ASES-96:

Proceedings of the 1996 American Solar Energy Conference, with Dr. Baruch

Givoni, Asheville, NC, 1996.

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