Name : Gary Veasy
Industry Type : Building Owners
City & State : Walnut Creek, CA
Job Title Director of Design (most recently)
Relocation Preferences :
Objective : To obtain a Sr. Director of VP position in planning, design, architecture or development and apply my broad and extensive skill set to an employer in need of a generalist that can wear many hats and is looking to grow their organization or improve their facilities.
Resume :  
GARY W. VEASY 925.588.4077


Conscientious, detail-oriented, and focused senior architect with more than 25 years of experience and extensive knowledge in architecture, development, and planning. Possesses excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong planning and design capabilities, and valuable strategy development and execution. Strengths include a solid work ethic, professional approach, and fair dealings with all parties.


LONGS DRUG STORES, Walnut Creek, CA 11/82 1/09
Director of Design 2001-2009
Design Manager 1999-2001

Oversight of all corporate design and planning work for remodel and new projects
New Store Program: Responsible for 25 store/yr. new store program. Total pipeline of approximately 125 stores at any time
Remodel Program: Responsible for interior layout, scope, and dcor package for 40 store/year remodel program.
Responsibility for capital budgets and schedules for new and remodel store program
Budgeting Strength: Experienced less than 2% overruns over 10 years
Management of $1+ mil annually in soft costs for design professionals of all types
Development and management of exterior design criteria, interior image standards and site development standards
Development of prototypical exterior architecture supporting the brand
Managed interior specifications for dcor, color palette, finishes, fonts, etc.
Integrated Program: Responsible for the development of the first integrated dcor, millwork, fixture and signage package in Longs history
Hiring and oversight of all A&E and development consultants including branding, architectural, engineering, planning, land use, and other design professionals
Developed streamlined process to keep projects on time by utilizing due diligence and entitlement consultants as development partners.
Over the course of 2 years, increased pipeline by approx. 400% while maintaining staff levels
Development of interior dcor package and ongoing reinforcement of brand integrity
Developed 3+ interior packages over the course of 10 years leading to successful rollouts
Managed semi-annual prototype/criteria change process
Managed pharmacy design and prototypes working with Pharmacy Operations Group
Developed discretionary sales area daylighting program for prototype stores
Provided due diligence and selection recommendation during millwork, steel and dcor vendor auctions
Develop professional relationships with firms providing Architectural, Engineering, Development and Branding services

Design Coordinator 1982 1999

Evaluation of site development feasibility and recommendation to Longs Capital Committee based on visibility, access, parking, project costs, timing and other industry standard criteria
Site and Master Planning for Longs and shopping center
Project management of architectural, engineering, and other design professionals
Negotiation of site development and other planning and construction aspects as a part of the real estate negotiation with the land owner or developer
Presentation of projects to and negotiations with neighborhood groups, planning and public works agencies, design review boards, planning commissions, and city councils
Responsible for city entitlements for the development and operation of new stores and remodels
Managed exterior design, site planning, and other entitlement submittals
Managed drafters and development of all layouts for remodels and ground up construction
Liaise and interface with Sr. Management, primarily COO and CMO
Design and construction budgets and schedules for new and remodel projects
Development of CAD fixture plans for assignment to and use by outside consultants


University of California Berkeley
1981 Graduate; Bachelor of Arts Architecture


Licensed Architect, State of California, License No. C23443
Associate Member, International Conference of Shopping Centers (ICSC)

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