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Summary

Accomplished Facilities and Project Executive with commitment to completing major building projects on time and within budget for end users with maximum quality. Deep experience managing both facilities offices and capital projects. Proven success in all aspects of planning, permitting, design, and construction of projects both large and small, and facilities management. Trusted advisor of teams, Presidents, and Boards of Trustees. Mentored and directed staff and consultants to achieve results.

Experience also includes directing and advising governmental bodies, private businesses, non-profit businesses, and educational institutions in completing projects involving multiple sectors.

Experience

Gordon King Consulting
Principal; 2015-current
Principal of consulting practice providing real estate project delivery/project management, strategic planning, entitlements (permits and approvals) management, facilities operations, management advice, and owner’s representative services.
Austin Independent School District
Executive Director, Construction Management Department; 2017-2018
Management of the 40 person office; passage of $1 billion dollar bond for school construction, made major changes in project delivery adding design-build, provided basis for the District to use program management for the majority of the proposed work, oversaw $50 million of construction and started implementation of $400 million.
Suffolk University
Senior Director for Facilities Planning and Management | Senior Director for Campus Planning and Construction; 2006-2015
Responsible for all planning and campus construction projects ($175 million) from 2006 through 2015 and for Facilities Operations from 2006-2014.
  • Gave consistent and well-respected presentations on a quarterly basis to the University Trustees Building Committee.
  • Created a facilities management office, transitioning from contract property management to in-house operations, reducing operating budgets from over $20 million while increasing scheduled and unscheduled maintenance and repairs and increasing sustainability
  • All capital projects were on time and within budget including: 20 Somerset Street (2015), Modern Theatre (2010), 10 West Street (2008), and annual capital and deferred maintenance projects ($8 million per year/eight years).
  • Managed sales of three properties (with revenues over $58 million) and relocation of all occupants, creating a smaller, more efficient, and more delightful campus with a lower deferred maintenance obligation.
  • Instituted a web-based electronic project management system, standardized all office contracts, and created necessary office infrastructure.
  • Developed and implemented the University’s first space inventory and management system.
  • Created a Sustainability office and commenced a university wide program of sustainability and recycling, resulting in cost savings and increasing the recycling rate from 4% to over 50%.
  • Created a University energy management system with controls in all University buildings; saved significant funds by institution of long-term electricity and gas purchasing for the university.
Gordon B. King Development Advisors, LLC
Principal; 2001-2006
Principal of consulting practice providing project and program management, strategic planning, permits and approvals management, demand and feasibility studies, and project delivery management. Major clients included:
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Managed the siting and preliminary design of the $250 million Brain and Cognitive Science project during its first several years and several other smaller lab conversion projects.
  • University of Hawaii: Advised on the $160 million relocation of the John A. Burns Medical School and Bio-medical research center, bringing the project from funding approval to start of construction in less than a year.
  • Massachusetts State College Building Authority: Provided both a 10-year capital plan and a post-occupancy evaluation of residential common areas in student dormitories.
Rackemann Strategic Consulting, Inc.
Senior Associate; 1997-2001
Consulting practice to private, public, and institutional clients on project development and delivery, permits and approvals management, capital planning, regulatory analysis, demand analysis, and feasibility studies.
Massachusetts Port Authority
Director of Aviation Planning | Director of Transportation Planning and Construction; 1993-1997
Initiated and managed the $2 billion Logan Airport Modernization (Logan 2000) program, including landside facilities, transportation infrastructure, and airside improvements. Directed Logan Airport environmental policy, energy strategy, regional aviation strategy, intermodal ground transportation planning, and permitting for airport redevelopment.
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Division of Capital Planning and Operations
Acting Commissioner (1993) | Assistant Commissioner for Planning and Development (1993) | Director of Programming (1989) | Project Manager (1983); 1983-1993
Program manager for state-wide planning for higher education, courts, correctional, and other state facilities in Massachusetts. Authored and directed implementation of $500+ million capital plans for higher education and correctional facilities. Responsibilities included programming, design, and construction management for dozens of projects with a value in excess of $1 billion.

Education

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA; 1979
Master of Architecture in Advanced Studies
Master in City Planning
Rice University
Houston, TX; 1976
Bachelor of Architecture, Honors
Bachelor of Arts

Memberships and Non-Profit Directorships

Old South Meeting House
President of Board (2012 - 2016) and member (2010 – present)
Town of Marblehead
Chairman, Smart Growth Advisory Committee, Member, Fair Housing Committee (2007 – 2011)
Harborlight Community Partners
Board of Directors (2010 – 2011)
North Shore Housing Trust
President, Board of Directors (2007 – 2010)
Boston Housing Partnership, Inc.
Board of Directors (1988 – 1991)
Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation
President (1984 – 1990), Board of Directors (1980 – 1995)
American Institute of Architects
(AIA), Associate Member (1980 – present)

Speaking and Lecturing

No Name Conference: Out of the Box/Higher Education Facilities Planning
conference convener and speaker (May 2011)
Bricks, Bytes and Continuous Renovation: ABA Law School Facilities Conference
“Feasibility Studies” (March 2010)
SCUP North Atlantic Regional Conference
“Past, Present, and Future Campuses” (March 2010)
ERAPPA University Facilities Conference
“Project Delivery Methods” (2009)
North American Airport Development Congress
San Francisco, CA, “Multi-Modal Considerations as part of the Overall Strategy” (November 1996)
BSA/SCUP Roundtable
“University Housing” (2006)
Airport Innovations: International and Domestic Commercial Airport Issues
a Massport Conference (June 1997)
Conference Director
“New Lives for Old Projects,” Conference with 200 participants concerning public housing rehabilitation, sponsored by MIT’s Laboratory of Architecture and Planning (January 1983)
Lecturer in Architecture
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1982)

Awards and Honors

Commonwealth Citation for Outstanding Performance
Personal Award for Excellence in bringing about two new community college campuses for Middlesex Community College, awarded by Governor Dukakis and Middlesex Community College (1990)
Division of Capital Planning and Operations
Design and Construction Awards for various projects (1990, 1992)
American Planning Association
Outstanding Planning Project Award (New England Region) for “Building Educational Opportunity, A Ten Year Capital Plan for Massachusetts Higher Education,” the Governor’s Special Message on Higher Education (1989)
Progressive Architecture
Citation in Urban Design for West Broadway Redevelopment Program (1984)
American Planning Association
Comprehensive Planning Award (Massachusetts Chapter) for Logan Airport Generic Environmental Impact Report (1997) Outstanding Planning Program (New England and National Awards) for West Broadway Redevelopment Program (1984)