The BCA Profile

The Story of Brian Crowley Architectural Services

The Origin Story

Originally from New York, I was fortunate enough to have an early exposure to the real estate development and construction industries thru family business. Working on construction sites in the most interesting and fast-paced city in the world opened my eyes to the potential talented designers and buildings offer to others. This fared well with my deeply rooted design and artistic predisposition. All throughout adolescence and young adulthood my focus was on the arts. Whether it was drawing, painting, sculpture or photography my attention was given to anything that served as an outlet for creative expression. This was coupled with my fascination of building and the understanding of how things went together and worked to serve their purpose. Being naturally inquisitive it seemed appropriate to continue with a formal education in both Fine Art as well as Philosophy.
Everyone should have the opportunity to experience a well-designed space they enjoy being in, a place they feel comfortable in and enjoy sharing with their friends and family.

Developing My Skills & Building a Career

Upon completion of an undergraduate degree the decision was made to relocate west to pursue a professional degree in the study of Architecture. Excelling in graduate school I was fortunate enough to become employed by one of the leading Design-Build construction companies in Southern California. For nearly a decade I honed my skills working under the guidance of design and construction industry veterans. I developed a deeper appreciation for thoughtful design and efficient construction sequencing. The experience also instilled in me the need to remain focused on timeline and budgetary constraints, an art in itself which demands respect and constant attention. The years of collaborating with numerous architectural, engineering and construction firms has allowed me to develop a comprehensive set of skills unique to the practice of architecture.

The decision has been made to take these skills back east where I still call home. This is being done to pursue my passion for designing and building spaces people long for and deserve. Everyone should have the opportunity to experience a well-designed space they enjoy being in, a place they feel comfortable in and enjoy sharing with their friends and family. My desire is to collaborate with the client, understand what it is they want out of the experience and help them achieve their goal. This inevitably results in satisfaction for all parties and a product everyone can be proud to have been a part of. It is for this reason I offer my services to the individual.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Involved with the design & construction management of over $825,000,000 of construction
  • Participated in the development and implementation of various sustainable design strategies which resulted in numerous USGBC LEED certified facilities ranging from Silver to Platinum certifications
  • Well versed in contract interpretation & execution, value engineering practices as well as budgetary and scheduling efficiency
  • Engaged in the early stages of project development from conceptual design and proposal collaboration to estimating and validating proposals on various scopes of work
  • Participation in numerous design charrettes with owner and users representatives and conducted interviews and compared programmatic needs against contract requirements
  • Responsible for the overall management of the design team involved with the development of construction documents from establishing and maintaining the schedule to systematically conducting quality control checks for code conformance
  • Organized and facilitated review meetings between design consultants and owners to resolve outstanding issues and disagreements while serving as general contractor’s representative
  • Developed sound protocols which resulted in the successful completion of numerous projects receiving design approval, releasing construction teams to begin work on time without budgetary overruns
  • Aided in the development of subcontracts to ensure various scopes of work were neither duplicated nor omitted resulting in fewer change orders during construction
  • Conducted field inspections through various stages of construction ensuring all work being performed was in conformance with the construction documents
  • Identified and aided in the resolution of conflicts which occurred during the course of construction by serving as liaison between field crews and design professionals
  • Responsible for the overall coordination of commissioning and post-verification-testing of all facility systems

Project History

BEQ Package 1

P-097, P-115, P-1000, P-1003 & P-170, MCB Camp Pendleton, California | $125,777,265

BEQ Package 5

P-043, P-242, P-1112 & P-160, MCB Camp Pendleton, California | $133,146,955

BEQ Package 6

P-046, P-357 & P-1114, MCB Camp Pendleton, California | $90,256,146

Education

2008
Masters of Architecture
New School of Architecture & Design, San Diego, CA,

2003
Bachelors of Arts
St Lawrence University, Canton, NY

Professional Training

Professional Certifications:

  • The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (86668)
  • Professional Architectural Licensure in the State of California (C36195)
  • Professional Architectural Licensure in the State of
    Connecticut (ARI.0013713)
  • Professional Architectural Licensure in the State of New York (040019)

Professional Affiliations:

  • Member of The American Institute of Architects
  • United States Green Building Council (USGBC)

LEED Certification:
LEED Accredited Professional, United States Green Building Council (USGBC)

Quality Control Certification:
Certificate Course in Construction Quality Management, United States Army Corps of Engineers

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) Certification:
30-Hour Construction Safety & Health Training

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