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Alexis Felix – ARCHICAD USER

Alexis Felix

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Experienced Architect/Designer
  • Castries, Saint Lucia
  • April 17, 2019

Ten years post degree Architectural & Urban Design experience in USA  plus 35 years in Saint Lucia . Design all building types, but mostly Residential and Institutional.  I can work in a collaborative manner with other firms such as yours with the use of Archicad.

Resume

RESUME                               ALEXIS FELIX                                     

PERSONAL DATA:

NAME:                                         Alexis Felix  (Mr.)

NATIONALITY:                         St. Lucian (Holder of  Certificate of Recognition  of Caribbean

Community Skills Qualification  No.117/07)

DATE OF BIRTH:                       July 25, 1944

CURRENT  ADDRESS:              5 Clavier Ave., Entrepot, Box 1265 Castries, St. Lucia

E-MAIL ADDRESS:                    alexisfeli@gmail.com, alexis@afarchitectureinc.org

POSTAL ADDRESS:                   P.O. Box 1265, GPO, Castries, St. Lucia LC04 101

TELEPHONE:                              (758)453-2470 mobile:284-6593, 460-0665 (WhatsAPP)

WEBSITE:                                   www.afarchitectureinc.com

 

EDUCATION/TRAINING

1976-1977                                    Master of Architecture, Pratt Institute, New York

Post-graduate studies in architecture             City,   USA                              June 1977

  •    Thesis: Architectural/Urban Design Proposal for a 27-storey Hotel inclusive of a Cultural-Convention-Educational  Complex  and Master Plan for 125th Street Corridor
  • Designed a cultural museum  for the Brooklyn  Community

Elective Course: Urban Planning—Masterplanned a hypothetical town for 50,000 population                                          to be sited at Logi,  New Jersey,    USA                                              1967-1972

Bachelor of Architecture, Hampton  Institute, ( name changed  to University in 1984)   May 1972,  Hampton,

Virginia, USA (Architecture Programme accredited by National Architectural Accrediting Board since 1970)                          Undergraduate professional  studies in   architecture  including   support courses and an  intensive 2-weekexchange programme in Landscape Architecture at University of  Massachusetts,  Amherst, MA,USA, in 4th. Year.   Also included a field trip to Dulles Int’l Airport in  Virginia as part of  Airport Terminal Facilities Research  project.

  • Thesis: Housing Proposals for City of Portsmouth, Virginia, inclusive of a Project Area Master Plan–a joint hands-on study with  Univ. of Virginia and Virginia Tech. students  on site at a  low-income neighborhood  in  city
  • 1974-1975  Post-graduate studies in Urban Planning & Policy Analysis,  Morgan State University,  Baltimore, Maryland

Specific courses: Planning Law, Technical Planning Laboratory,  History & Theory of  Urban Planning.

1965-1967     Associate in  Arts, Light Construction College of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas, USVI

1958-1962   High School--St.Mary’s College, St. Lucia; obtained    Cambridge School Certificate ……..1962

ACADEMIC AWARDS:

. Pratt Assistantship                                   1977

. Hampton Competitive Scholarship         1968

. Eastern Caribbean Scholarship                1965

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:                                                       

1984 to Present               ARCHITECT/PRINCIPAL

(35 Years)  Alexis Felix Architecture Inc.  (formerly "Total Design Associates") Firm  specializes in Architecture, Physical Planning, Urban Design, Masterplanning,  Interior Design, Consultation  and   Construction Supervision with  respect to all building classes—full service firm.

Also provides services as  individual  consultant- A small 1 to  3-person firm

Key Educational Architectural Projects Completed between 2000-2013:

Educational &  Administrative Block (Cehi Extension) for SALCC; Methodist Infant  School Renovation; Renovation of Morne  Dudon Primary School for BNTF/CDB, New  Bexon  Primary School—all in Saint Lucia.                                                          /p2

RESUME                     AF                                 P2                                COLLARORATION WITH OTHER FIRMS IS A KEY THRUST OF MY FIRM

I can perform freelance work for other firms online full or part-time when necessary  since on the small island of Saint Lucia architectural work is sometimes scarce.

1982-1984                        ARCHITECT/HEAD                                    Architectural Section, Central Planning Unit, Ministry Planning, Government of  St. Lucia  (2-year contract) UNDP funded

Headed staff of 20 personnel; was responsible for designand construction supervision of all government buildings--Notable:National Cultural Complex; OECS Bldg. Refurbishment; Historic Castries  Market  Preservation Proposal; several Schools;  assisted Physical Planning Section  in urban design plans and Master Plan for Central Castries.

1977-1982                        ARCHITECT/URBANDESIGNER/PROJECT MANAGER

Transportation Design Section, New York Dept. of City Planning Manhattan:

Formulated architectural/urban design concepts for renovation of old sub-way stations and developed guidelines for impact-area renewal/Master Plan;  monitored consultants and supervised staff .

Key Project: Concept for Transportation Center/Inter-Modal Terminal -Commercial Shopping Center at Queens Plaza Station in Queens.

1973-1976                        URBAN DESIGNER/PLANNER              Model Cities Section, Baltimore Department of City Planning     (& later Joint Development Section)  Maryland, USA:  Assisted architects and planners in formulating Urban Renewal /Master Plan concepts for deteriorating neighborhoods;  prepared schematic plans for community facilities.                                 1968 & 1971  ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER/DRAFTSMAN

RTKL, Inc, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Assisted architects in design and drafting during summer breaks  as part of practical experience:  Projects:  Master Plan for pedestrianization of  downtown Cincinnatti, Ohio; NationalNaval Medical Hospital, Maryland & Paramus Mall, New Jersey.

 REPORTS AUTHORED :

“ A Manual for Developers” (edited & formatted) for OAS/GOSL, St. Lucia  1985

“Continental Ave. Subway Station and Area Proposals”,   "       1976 Forest Hills, New York

“A Prospectus  for Development of I-170 Corridor Land”              1974 Baltimore, Maryland, USA

PARTICIPATION IN PROFESSIONAL ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN  COMPETITIONS:   

  • 1ST. prize (jointly) for St. Lucia National Independence Monument Design competition  1987
  • Special Mention in House of Americas Int’l Design/Ideas Competition—Fort-de-france Martinique  (over 200,000 sq feet of mixed-use space –condos, offices, shops, etc.)       2005

 SEMINARS /WORKSHOPS ATTENDED / CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT          

Attended numerous seminars, workshops and conferences    on Tropical Architecture,Housing, Solar Energy, Building Codes—CUBIC (1980’s ) and  St. Lucia  (2002) etc. locally, regionally and  in Australia and USA

1973-present Presented paper for “Built-tec ’86 “ St. Lucia                                                                                                         1986

Sustainable Schools Design Web-cast—obtained 1 AIA credit                                                                                                      2011

Architectural Record  Best Green Projects: Case Studies in Sustainable Design Success Course Number K1105K  Earning 1 AIA/CES HSW/SD Learning Unit Hour  AIA/CESCredit                                                                                                               2012     PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS/REGISTRATION :

Full  Member, Saint Lucia Institute of Architects (MSLIA)Vice President 1996 to 1998, Head of Professional Development Committee   2004-2005

Registered Architect, Saint Lucia (Caricom Level) Member Commonwealth Association of Architects (and Caribbean)Associate of the American Institute of Architects (New York Chapter)Member of Health Facilities, Energy & Environment  Committees  (1980-82)  Member, American  Planning Association

SPECIAL INTERESTS:

Sustainable Development, Environment-conscious/Green Architecture, Building Code/Standards, Research & Editing,  Urban Design,  Appropriate Technology, Architectural Education, Construction Monitoring

 VOLUNTARY PUBLIC SERVICE & COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION

1989-1991         Advisor on Small Hotels Planning & Architectural Design to St.Lucia Hotel & Tourism Association

1997       Member Appeals Tribunal , St. Lucia Development Control Authority

1984 to present               Member Kiwanis Club—Castries Branch—Chaired Clubhouse Committee, Key Club;  designed sign for   Castries Anglican School Water Tank Project

 REFERENCES:

Mr. Giles Romulus:  Tel:Home:458-4272   Mobile:716-4272Dr. Nicholas O. Frederick:Tel:Home:452-3708  Office:458-1412  Mob::285-1545

COMPUTER LITERACY

Literate in CAD—ArchiCAD19 (BIM/IPD) Building Information Modeling/Integrated Project Delivery Software,AutoCAD, SketchUp Pro,  as well as   Microsoft Office Word, Excel  &  Windows 10 applications

 LANGUAGES:     Proficient in  English.  Speak/read/write some French &  Creole, a little Mandarin

I,  Alexis Felix, certify  that contents of this Resume are true

Date: April 17, 2019

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E-mail
alexis@afarchitectureinc.org
Phone Number
758-453-2470

Education

Master of Architecture @ Pratt Institute
Apr 2019 — May 2019

1976-1977 Studied Architecture, Urban Design, Masterplanning, Town Planning
1967- 1972 Bachelor of Architecture, Hampton (Inst) University

Experience

Architect/Principal @ Alexis Felix Architecture inc.
Apr 2019 — May 2019

1984 to present....some 35 years experience

Head own firm; design all building types, mainly Institutional and Residential.

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