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Robert McConnell

In the beginning.....

Robert McConnell started in Architecture at the age of 15 as an Architectural Draftsman for William Burton Alderman Architects in Virginia Beach, Va., USA

While completing High School served 2 Yrs. as an Intern Draftsman for the Virginia Beach Planning Commission.

Attended Virginia Tech University (VPI&SU) graduated "Bachelor of Architecture (Hons)" in 1981.

"FRIAI" Fellow of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland

"AIA" Member of the American Institute of Architects

USA Registered Architect by the Virginia State Board



    2008-2017 | McConnell International Architecture McConnell Int'l

      • International Architectural Design, Planning, Consultancy and Construction Management
      • Corporate / Private / Commercial / Industrial / Resort / Leisure / Residential Architecture
      • Sustainable Environmental Design / Certified Passive Architectural Design / LEED Green Associate

    2004-2008 | Chief Project Architect - Michael McNamara & Co. / Grattan Property Group McNamara_&_Co.Logo Grattan_Property

      • 2nd Largest Construction/Development Company in Ireland - 850m Euro Budget (2007)
      • Corporate / Private / Commercial / Educational / Governmental / Construction and Design-Build Projects
      • Responsible for 'Design & Build Team' with Projects including :
        • Cork International Airport Hotel
        • Parknasilla Hotel Resort - Sneem, Co.Kerry
        • Longford Town Centre Shopping and Office Mall
        • Fingal County Council Headquarters Apartment Complex & Parking Structure
        • Infirmary Road PPP (Public-Private Partnership) Project with Dublin County Council (not-constructed)

    2000-2004 | McConnell International Architecture McConnell Int'l

      • International Architectural Design, Planning, Consultancy and Construction Management - AS ABOVE

    1995-2000 | Managing Director - CadMan Systems, Ltd. CadMan

      • WORLD's FIRST AutoDesk ™ Authorised RENTAL CENTER
      • Corporate/Private Client SALES & RENTALS of Computer Hardware & Software, Training and Support.


    1991-1995 | Managing Director - CAD Development International, Ltd. - Dublin Ireland

      • Corporate/Private Client supply of Computer Hardware, Software, Training and Support.
      • CAD Architectural Firm Consultants providing 3-D CAD Models & Renderings
      • AutoDesk ™ Authorised Developers and Dealers
      • "AutoQuik" ™ Software Manufacture & Sales (authored by Robert McConnell)

    1991-1995 | Architecture / Planning Consultant with O'Mahony Pike Architects - Dublin Ireland

      • Consultant Architectural & Urban Development CAD Design with Projects including :
        • Herbert Park Hotel, Office and Apartments Development
        • Carysfort Hall - Apartment Development
        • Avoca and Carysfort Park Residential Developments

    1989-1991 | Senior Architect for MMM Design Group International-Dublin, Madrid, Rome & Frankfurt

      International Architecture & Engineering Practice with Governmental, Corporate, Private Clients Projects including :
      • Warrior Preparation Center - Kaiserlautern, Germany ;
      • U.S. Command/Control/Communications Base - Naples, Italy
          Security Communications Facility / Administration Bldg. /
          FIRE Station / High-Rise Quarters / Parking Structures /
          Strict Security / Assault Protection & Electronic Communication Filtering
      • Child Development Center - Vicenza, Italy ;
      • Multi-Denominational Church - Ankara, Turkey ;

    1984-1989 | Robert C. McConnell - Architect, Virginia Beach, Va.

      • Shopping Malls, Offices, Hotels, Retail Outlets, Hi-Rise Condominiums,
        Single Family Residential Developments (150+ per Average),
        High-End Custom and Traditional Residential (from 2,500 to 22,000 sq.ft.)
      • One of the first Architects to provide CAD (Computer Assisted Design) for Clients in Virginia.

    1981-1983 | Project Manager - SOLAR ONE - Virginia Beach, Va.

      • Environmental and Alternate Energy Commercial and Residential Design
      • Active & Passive Solar Heating Systems Manufacture & Installation

    1979-81 | Project Manager for Johnson, Craven & Gibson Architects Charlottesville, Va.

      • Shopping Malls; Banking Facilities; Custom and Multi-Family Residential Design;
        & Historic Renovation including:
        • Renovation of Monticello (Thomas Jefferson's Residence);
        • Institutional Design for the University of Virginia including;
          • Educational Facilities
          • Campus Housing Facilities
          • Renovation & Major Extension to Alumni Hall
          • Historic Renovation Of Madison Hall

    1976-78 | Project Manager for Arthur Konikoff Architects, Virginia Beach, Va.

      • Specialising in Corporate, Leisure and Residential Architecture;
      • Handicap Design Parameters for the U.S. Veterans Administration

    1975 | Chief Screenprinter for Architectural Graphics Incorporated - Norfolk, Va.

      • Perfection Signage for numerous projects including :
        • Busch Gardens, Williamsburg Va.,
        • Lincoln Memorial Hospital and
        • The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts,Wash.D.C.


    Architectural Education at Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University

    Graduated as a 'Bachelor of Architecture' / Minor in Computer Science with Honors received for :
      • 1st Yr | Self educated use of "IBM-360" Main Frame Computer and produced one of the USA's first Computer Graphics Movies.
      • 2nd Yr | European Architectural Studies in | Salzburg, Austria | Hungary | Yugoslavia |Bulgaria | Greece | Italy
      • 3rd-5th Yrs | Established the College of Architecture's Computer Graphics course and served as Computer Graphics Instructor
      • 4th Yr | Design of the Kin-Ha' Hotel and Condominiums with Architecto' Miguel Gaston at the "to-be" Caribbean resort of Cancun, Mexico

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