Name : Robert Burkhart
Industry Type : Building Owners
City & State : San Francisco, CA
Job Title Architect, Project Manager
Relocation Preferences :
Objective : Management position for facility planning & construction
Resume :  


Architect-project manager with extensive planning & design, project management and construction administration experience much of it in the health care sector. Excellent, communication, interpersonal skills and leadership abilities.

Selected Accomplishments

Director of planning & construction for 12-building, 1 million sq.ft. Boston University Medical Center. Responsible for all phases of capital projects including planning and budgeting, design development with consulting architects, bidding & award of construction contracts and on-site construction administration for over 100 renovation projects totaling $30 million. Programming, planning & design support for new $ 85 million patient care facility. Primary liaison with administrators, physicians, user groups & regulatory agencies.

Architect-project manager for planning, design and implementation of phased renovations and new construction for Connecticut medical center and for comprehensive renovations to the Harvard Dental School. Coordinated all activities of architect-engineer design teams and assured compliance with all regulatory agencies. Provided on-going project management and liaison with hospital administrators, user groups and contractors.

Project Manager for Massachusetts planning and construction agency. Conducted planning, programming & feasibility studies and managed design services of architectural-engineering teams for new construction and renovations to state owned facilities. Provided construction administration including bidding, budget and schedule compliance, change order approvals, project closeout procedures for over $100 million of capital projects.

Architect-project manager for Brigham & Womens Hospital, Boston. Conducted space planning studies, managed architect-engineer design services and provided construction administration for a variety of renovations to hospital facilities. Primary contact with department heads, physician user groups and hospital administrators. Responsible for cost estimating, phasing and implementation of renovations with general contractors.

Provided planning studies, facility assessments and beginning-to-end project management & client relations for national architectural-engineering firm. Managed interdisciplinary architect-engineer teams for design of new construction and renovations for clients including Harvard University, MIT, Tufts University, Brigham & Womens Hospital, State of Massachusetts, City of Boston and others

Education, Professional Affiliations

Registered architect in California & other states
Bachelor of Architecture, Kent State University School of Architecture (Thesis Award)
Master of Liberal Arts (with honors), Boston University
Faculty Emeritus, Boston Architectural Center (Distinguished Teaching Award)
Member: California Architects Board, International Facility Management Association
American Institute of Architects, Construction Specifiers Institute


Architectural Consulting 2003present
Consulting architect-project manager for architectural firms in Santa Cruz, Monterey and Santa Clara Counties. Provided planning, design development and construction drawings, coordinated consulting engineers and complied with regulatory agencies for variety of commercial and residential projects. Conducted independent architectural practice, completing residential and commercial projects for own clients including planning & architectural design for Santa Cruz County public health clinic.

Edwards and Kelcey, Architects, Boston 1997- 2002
Architect, project manager for national A-E firm responsible ongoing client relations, coordination of
in-house architects and engineers and beginning-to-end project management for new construction and renovation projects. Provided clients with planning & programming studies, made presentations and led project design activities including planning, design & construction administration for renovations to Massachusetts hospitals, Harvard University, Tufts University, MIT, City of Boston and others.

Massachusetts Planning & Construction Agency 1993-1997
Architect, planner for states planning and construction agency. Managed large public projects at various phases of development including programming & master plan options for states system of public health hospitals. Led space planning studies and master planning for $10 million of infrastructure improvements and site work to Shattuck Hospital in Boston.

Managed design development and construction administration for $50 million comprehensive renovations to national landmark buildings in downtown Boston. Coordinated all project activities
with design teams, user groups, general contractors and state administrators.

The Ritchie Organization, Architects 1991-1993
Architect, project manager for planning and design of $75 million new construction and renovations to St Francis Hospital & Medical Center in Hartford, CT. Coordinated architect-engineer teams, specialty consultants & GMP construction manager for design of new cancer center and renovations to in-patient facilities. Provided design presentations, written and oral communication with hospital administrators for all project planning, design and construction issues. Coordinated project activities with local planning and regulatory agencies.

Architect & project manager for design and renovations to Harvard Dental School facilities. Coordinated architect-engineer team and construction manager and served as primary contact with user groups, university officials and regulatory agencies.

Boston University Medical Center 1985-1991
Directed the planning, design & construction administration for a twelve building, one million sq.ft. medical campus. Responsible for planning and programming of new construction & renovation projects, budget and schedule control, management of consulting architects & engineers. Responsible for coordination of projects with user groups, vendors, in-house service providers and regulatory agencies. Office successfully completed over 100 renovation projects totaling $30 million including laboratories, in-patient facilities, medical offices and out patient treatment facilities.

Provided programming, space planning & design support for new $85 million inpatient facility and provided interior design, furniture & equipment for all areas of new building. Maintained computer-based space inventory system for space planning and programming studies.

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