Leading and client-facing roles in the management of major projects, from inception through planning, permitting, architecture, engineering and construction phases on a consulting, contracted or employed basis.
TORSON M. UTNE,
History. Leading and client-facing roles in the management of major projects, from inception through planning, permitting, architecture, engineering and construction phases on a consulting, contracted or employed basis.
Project Types. High profile, engineering-intensive projects in healthcare, life science research, museums/cultural, high/mid-rise sectors, amongst others, throughout North America and overseas.
Professional Credentials. Registered Architect, Massachusetts, with Master’s Degree.
Personal. Disciplined, committed and accountable.
CONSULTING ASSIGNMENTS, 12/2012 to date, providing project management services on a freelance consulting basis. Assignments have included:
Healthcare Project Construction Management, for Boston Medical Center, managing expansion and renovation of inpatient units for surgical intensive care, intermediate medical care, pediatric care, etc.
Project Delivery Strategic Plan, for Lord Cultural Resources, Toronto, developing design build strategic plan for the interior development of the Grand Egyptian Museum Project, Giza.
Laboratory Project Management, for Faithful & Gould, Boston, at Novartis Institute for Biomedical Research, Cambridge, managing capital projects.
Healthcare Construction Joint Venture Research, for Freyssinet SA, a major construction manager based in Jeddah, sourcing American contractors and construction managers specializing in healthcare for potential joint venture or affiliation on Mideast healthcare projects.
SENIOR MANAGER, 5/2015 to 12/2016, with Project Risk Analytics, LLC, New York, a provider of project management services for East Coast financial institutions. Responsible for Greater Boston based operations and staff. Senior regional representative to Santander Bank.
PROJECT MANAGEMENT, 1/2009 to 10/2012, with AECOM Technology Corporation (NYSE:ACM), the largest provider of planning, engineering and construction supervision services worldwide. Assignments as an AECOM senior manager included:
Project Manager - Client Liaison, responsible to client for the planning, design and engineering of the King Khalid Medical City Project, Dammam. Award winning design consists of a 1,000 bed tertiary care and teaching hospital with major research and academic facilities, conference center, office buildings, high-rise residential towers, parking garages, plant facilities and highway access. Collective floor area on order of 8,000,000+/- square feet at remote desert site without supporting infrastructure. From 1/2012 to 10/2012.
Project Director, responsible for management of site based design and engineering team and liaison to client for the Sidra Medical & Research Center Project, Doha. Project consists of a new 2,110,000 square foot teaching and research hospital building, a new 517,000 square foot outpatient clinic building and new 183,000 square foot central services building. Project envisioned as the premier medical and research institute in the Gulf region. From 11/2010 to 12/2011.
Senior Project Manager, responsible for management of design and engineering consultant team for galleries and public venues of the National Museum Project, Abu Dhabi. Project planned as a 540,000 square foot iconic structure and focal point for the surrounding multi-billion dollar Cultural District development. From 1/2010 to 10/2010.
Deputy Project Director, responsible for project reporting, management of design and engineering consultant team and enabling construction work for the Louvre Classical Art Museum Project, Abu Dhabi. Project planned as an iconic 700,000 square foot structure sited in Gulf harbor waters. From 1/2009 to 12/2009.
CONSULTING / PARTNERING, 10/2007 to 11/2008, Greater Boston. Proposed as Senior Program / Project Manager by three major Boston area project and construction management firms, assignment contingent upon contract award. Includes two proposals to program/project manage major university projects and proposal to project manage renovation of a specialized healthcare and research institute. Other fee basis work included construction quality monitoring, permitting and project planning.
PROJECT MANAGER, 2/2005 to 10/2007, with the former Archstone-Smith Operating Trust, Boston, a national developer and operator of luxury apartment communities, acquired by Tishman Speyer Properties in 10/2007. Responsible for management of engineering, construction and special permit compliance for the Cambridge Residential Project in East Cambridge. Cambridge Residential is 715,000 square feet, with 426 apartment units in 22 above grade stories and 433 parking stalls in three subgrade parking levels. Site development included two new streets, infrastructure and underpinning of the elevated MBTA Green Line.
CONSULTING, 11/2003 to 11/2005, in Greater Boston. Providing project management services on a consulting or contract basis. Projects included:
Novartis Biotechnology Lab Fitout, consulting to Hanscomb Faithful & Gould on the Novartis Institute for Biomedical Research conversion of the historic Necco Building, Cambridge, into biotechnology research facilities. Assigned to special biology and chemistry laboratories, including vivarium and research animal management areas, select NMR and MRI installations, etc. From 2/2004 to 12/2004.
Claims Preparations, consulting to the Peabody Essex Museum on claims emerging from design and engineering errors and omissions. From 10/2004 to 11/2005.
Feasibility Analysis, consulting on feasibility for condominium development on Roundy’s Hill, Marblehead. From 12/2003 to 7/2004.
SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER, 10/1997 to 11/2003, with The Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, the oldest continuously operating American museum. Responsible for development budget planning, phasing, architecture, engineering and construction, in addition to support of acquisition, permitting and legal challenges. Project was awarded the Build Massachusetts 2003 Grand Honor distinction as the best project in Massachusetts and was object of international media coverage upon opening. Project included:
New Museum Wing, in excess of 105,000 square feet, included a 12,000 square foot curvilinear skylight over three-story entrance concourse and atrium, a 200 seat auditorium, day-lighted galleries, full service food preparation, retail, exhibition support areas, collections management areas, etc.
Museum Campus Development, including relocation of two, 300 ton historic masonry structures, multiple building demolitions, street and infrastructure realignments, commemorative park grounds and public garden construction, all amid historic downtown Salem.
Historic Structures, including reconstruction of a 200-year-old, 5,000 square foot historic structure transported from Anhui Province, China. Renovations and retrofits of multiple other historic structures including two designated as National Historic Landmarks.
CONSULTING, 10/1995 to 10/1997, in Greater Pittsburgh, to Apostolou Associates. Projects included:
Medical Center Vertical Expansion, two-stories, 36,000 square foot, redevelopment of an existing suburban outpatient facility into an inpatient, 37 bed, full service satellite hospital for the former Saint Francis Health System. Responsible for directing design, planning, engineering, permitting and shell construction startup.
New Medical Office Building, two-story, 20,000 square foot with site development for the former Saint Francis Health System. Responsible for economic feasibility evaluation, zoning variances, definition of project scope, design and engineering management.
SENIOR PROJECTS MANAGER, 4/1990 to 8/1995, with the former Legent Corporation, Pittsburgh, a systems software developer. Responsible for management of all major real estate projects throughout North America, including planning, budgeting, scheduling, design, engineering and construction, in addition to project related legal, accounting and media coverage. Projects included:
New Software Development Center, site acquisition and development of new, seven-story, 250,000 square foot software development center along Pittsburgh’s Parkway West.
Corporate Headquarters Shell Retrofit, of a five-story, 140,000 square foot foreclosed shell building along Dulles Toll Road, Herndon, Virginia, converting it into corporate headquarters.
Leased Facility Build-Outs, in excess of 260,000 square feet, throughout North America, including data centers, software development facilities and corporate offices.
RESIDENT ARCHITECT, 12/1986 to 3/1990, with The Ritchie Organization, Architects and Planners, Boston. Assigned to project site, Montefiore Hospital, Pittsburgh, formerly a 400-bed teaching and research hospital. Responsible for planning, phasing and construction administration. Projects included:
Healthcare Delivery Projects, including surgical suite expansion and renovations, in excess of 34,000 square feet, new 16,000 square foot outpatient surgicenter, new 1.5 tesla MRI, in addition to a broad spectrum of secondary projects in diagnostic, treatment and biomedical research environments.
Hospital Infrastructure Projects, including new chilled water building, major subterranean emergency generation and primary transformation facilities, major mechanical penthouse expansion, new granite entrance plaza and loggia, in addition to a spectrum of secondary plant engineering projects.
ARCHITECT, 7/1985 to 11/1986, with American Bridge Engineering, formerly a Division of USX Corporation (NYSE: X), Pittsburgh. Architectural and engineering coordination of Marriott Hotel projects.
Master of Architecture Degree, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Bachelor of Arts Degree, Colgate University, Hamilton, New York. Major in Biology.
PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS
Registered Architect, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, License #30008.
Certified, National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, Certificate #40285.