Sid Collier Ward, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C
Next Career Goal:
To fully exercise my communication and teamwork skills in a top-ranked architectural design firm.
A Registered Architect with 23 years of professional experience in a broad range of project types, regulatory frameworks, and delivery systems. A major focus is healthcare design and construction projects. Most recent experience is with the AFCS (Army Facilities Components System), overseeing design upgrades, code compliance, life safety plan development, and constructability reviews of hundreds of facilities. A versatile project manager demonstrating personable leadership; fostering teamwork toward the goal of client satisfaction. Demonstrates a strong work ethic on site and in the office. A dedicated team member exercising consensus-building strengths and timely problem solving abilities. Versatile and influential online as a promoter and networker. A devotee of meaningful communication; a clear thinker with valued writing skills.
- Earned the Bachelor of Architecture Degree at Auburn University in 1985.
- Titled as a Registered Architect by North Carolina in 1989 and by Alabama in 2010.
- Gained NCARB Certificate in 2009 (streamlined registration obtainable throughout US & Canada)..
- Award winning online writer and active industry blogger.
- Holding a Security Clearance from 2010 to the present.
- Directed design firm’s strategic development plan and brand identity investigations.
- Teamed with graphic designer to write and produce marketing materials and website.
- Presented firm’s work at annual industry convention expos.
- Built project presentation models of various scales and materials.
- Represented Assisted Living project at Certificate of Need (C.O.N.) hearing in Montgomery, AL.
- Developed technical specifications for branch office’s multiple, concurrent projects.
- Administered contracts for successful renovation and new construction projects
- Served on the PR Committee for 2002 AIA Convention and Expo in Charlotte, NC
- Lobbied state lawmakers on construction issues at North Carolina AIA Legislative Day events.
- Served on Mentorship Program initiative between AIA Charlotte and UNCC School of Architecture.
- Initiated a new Habitat for Humanity crew for fellow Intern Architects
From graduation in the mid-eighties to the present, has earned and enjoyed progressive levels of responsibility with a variety of Architecture and AE firms. Performs particularly well in healthcare and educational project settings and construction sites. Having sought and mastered a range of
professional and corporate challenges over a period of profound industry changes, now has the ability to adapt to the most pressing needs of any team. Ready to leverage experience for the next set of challenges and contribute greatly to a top architectural design.
My Employment History, Professional References, and Representative Project Lists will be presented.
Auburn University, Bachelor of Architecture, 1985
Thesis: Socially Responsible Architecture; A Continuing Care Retirement Community project designed for Birmingham, Alabama.