Manager and /or Director of Architecture -Life Sciences

Manager and /or Director of Architecture -Life Sciences with 25 years experience looking for a Middle Management position.
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  ROBERT K. ORGERA, AIA, LEED AP427 Page TerraceSouth Orange, New Jersey 07079Tel (908) 642-6450 e-mail ro2fd700@westpost.netRegistration New York New Jersey PennsylvaniaProfile Accomplished Principal Architect with proven design leadership and management skills focused on the master planning and design of technically driven commercial, government and university research and manufacturing facilities. Project portfolio includes domestic and international projects for a diverse cross-section of Fortune 100 life science and consumer product companies.Specialized expertise focuses on the full spectrum of life science facilities -from pure drug discovery and development labs to GMP-compliant facilities (small clinical scale incubator/university pilot plants, mid-range and large scale bulk biologics and pharmaceutical production, and aseptic fill/finish facilities).Proven design methodology emphasizing brainstorming and team collaboration toproduce innovative, flexible and sustainable concepts/solutions, working in conjunction with end users and the full engineering/construction team, achieves costeffective and flexible solutions focused on sustainable and user friendly workplace environments. Recent project examples include the Site Master plan for Sanofi Pasteur in Swiftwater Pa and the National Cancer Institute Research Laboratory in Frederick Maryland.A strong Adherence to Louis Sullivan's modernist axiom Form Follows Function, molded during apprenticeships with internationally recognized modernist firmsMarcel Breuer, Edward Durell Stone and Perkins & Will remains a guiding principal in all project assignments.Architectural strengths:* New business marketing* Strategic site & facilities planning & programming* Design team recruiting & leadership* Innovative technical problem solving* Biopharmaceutical process architectural knowledge Education Bachelor of ArchitectureThe Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA Professional American Institute of ArchitectsAffiliations United States Green Building CouncilInternational Society of Pharmaceutical EngineersMember Sustainable South Orange CommitteePublications March, 2006 Clean Rooms Boston Seminar, sponsored by Clean Rooms Magazine& Seminars Regulatory Impact on the Design of BiopharmaceuticalFacilities 2000 - 2005 Contributed architectural input to various for ISPE's Baseline Pharmaceutical Engineering Guides.February, 1999 U.S. Sites and Development ( Design Trends in Corporate Facilities )June, 1991 Building Design and Construction (USPS - Manhattan GMF)April, 1986 Building Design and Construction (Glaxo Zebulon Facility)  Experience2007*2010 CH2MHILL / IDC Architects * Somerset, NJPrincipal Architect - Global Industrial & Advanced Technologies Industry GroupFostered collaboration between former Lockwood Greene Life Sciences Group and IDC Architects to win and execute architecturally driven large scale R&D/ manufacturing projects.* Successfully conducted client marketing/sales presentations winning projects which generated multi-million dollar fees.* Provided high level consulting services to assist clients in establishing strategic project objectives.* Established scope, budget, schedule, & design direction for large R&D/ manufacturing projects.* Directed and managed the collaboration of multi-office architectural project design/execution teams for large scale projects (B. Braun, National Cancer Institute).* Coordinate project development with engineers, consultants and construction managers insuring integration of process/building systems, constructability and adherence to sustainability, budget and schedule requirements.2003*2007 CH2M HILL, Lockwood Greene * Somerset, NJ(Lockwood Greene acquired by CH2M HILL)Director of Architecture * CH2M HILL, Lockwood Greene's Global Life Sciences Industry GroupBuilt and manage a global life sciences architectural team to support our clients internationally, winning and executing large scale R&D/manufacturing projects.* Prepared marketing brochures & winning client presentations/ proposals generating multi-million dollar engineering fees.* Establishing project scope, budget, and schedule, for commercial, government,and university research and manufacturing projects.* Recruited and mentored global architectural design team who successfully won and executed international biopharmaceutical projects.* Directed architectural design efforts from initial programming /planning stages through development and construction coordination insuring adherence to clientrequirements.1999*2003 Jones/Lockwood Greene Engineering & Construction * Somerset, NJ(Lockwood Greene merged with J.A. Jones Construction Company)Architectural Manager * Lockwood Greene's Biopharmaceuticals Center of Excellence.Lead architectural design of all major Life Science projects executed by Jones/Lockwood Greene.* Prepared marketing brochures & winning client presentations/proposals generating multi-million dollar engineering fees.* Directed architectural design efforts from initial programming /planning stages through development and construction coordination insuring adherence to clientrequirements.1992*1999 Lockwood Greene Engineering & Construction * Somerset, NJArchitectural ManagerWorked to establish satellite office which then became the major northeast regional office.* Recruited, developed, managed staff/ project budgets, and lead all architectural design.1979*1992 Lockwood Greene Architects & Engineers * New York, NYArchitectural Director of Design1978*1979 Edward Durell Stone Associates, P.C. * New York, NYSenior Designer1977*1978 The Perkins & Will Partnership * New York, NYDesigner1974- 1977 Marcel Breuer & Associates * New York, NYJunior Designer  CH2M HILL / Lockwood GreeneSelected ProjectsSAIC - F ATRF (Advanced Technical Research Facility) Frederick, MD, USACo-Design Principal for the programming, planning and design of a 370,000-ft2 biopharmaceutical research laboratory for the National Cancer Institute. The mission of the ATRF, designed to meet sustainability criteria established by the US Governments Green Globes program, is to support the development/ evaluation of new advanced biomedical technologies and translate research discoveries to clinical settings. Planned as the anchor facility of a new million ft2 R&D research campus, to support NCI's effort to develop more productive public-private partnerships, and provide national training programs for these advanced technologies. Theresearch facility will provide specialized controlled environments required toconduct discovery research, development and analysis/testing associated with cancer research and the cGMP clinical manufacturing of drugs, vaccines and other biopharmaceutical products.Sanofi Pasteur - Swiftwater, PALead the Development of a site master plan for Sanofi Pasteur's major US vaccines research and manufacturing campus located on a steeply sloped and environmentally sensitive site in the Pocono Mountains. The project provides three-, five-and ten-year site development plans based on business plans for the Commercial,Industrial and Research operating groups. Conducted a detailed gap analysis related to existing utilities, infrastructure and environmental permit compliance was prepared in support of the major building expansion program. A new east campus was planned, siting each proposed building based on data related to footprint area, total square footage, utility demand, and associated site infrastructureimprovements (site development, access roads, parking, central utilities/distribution) and permitting impact to support the envisioned growth.SAIC Vaccine Pilot Plant - Frederick, MDLead architect for the design and tenant fit-out of 129,000-ft2 vaccine development facility. The multi-product facility, part of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) overall vaccine development program, includes a manufacturing suite consisting of four small and medium scale trains foreither microbial fermentation or mammalian cell culture processes. Other facilities include a small-scale aseptic filling suite, packaging, warehousing, QC laboratories and administrative support.Human Genome Sciences * Rockville, MDLead architect for the site master plan and facility design of 300,000-ft2 Greenfield multi-product, large-scale biologics manufacturing facility. The two cellculture process trains with 20,000-L production bioreactors will be capable oflarge-scale production of recombinant therapeutic proteins. In addition to direct manufacturing support (media prep, buffer prep, wash), the facility included 38,000-ft2 of administrative office/amenity areas and 15,000-ft2 of QA/QC laboratories.GlaxoSmithKline - SingaporeLead architect for the master planning and architectural design for Greenfieldbulk bacterial conjugated vaccines manufacturing facility. The 600,000-ft2 PhaseI design incorporated segregated manufacturing buildings with a centralized building for wash, media and buffer prep, an administrative laboratory building andcentralized warehouse. All buildings are linked by a multi-level spine system utilized to provide segregation of personnel, material, product and waste operational flows.Bayer Pharmaceuticals - West Haven, CTLead the Development of a site master plan at Bayer Pharmaceuticals former North American headquarters site. The master plan was developed to support capital planning at the West Haven site and included administrative, R&D, and manufacturing operations. Planning was accomplished by analyzing Bayer's major business initiatives for North America, interviewing executives at the West Haven site to establish needs, and then translating this data into the site, facility and infrastructure development required to support the business plan. Based on the successof this effort we were retained to implement some of the follow-on projects.  CH2M HILLSelected Projects, continuedMerck Facility Expansion - Wilson, NCLead Architect - Master plan and design for a major expansion to a Merck OSD packaging facility. The Project included packaging and warehousing building expansions, GMP upgrades, reconstruction/expansion of the administration/amenities building and planning for a future manufacturing module. The 60,000-ft2 building addition provided integration of a new cafeteria, conference/training facility, toilet/lockers, QC laboratory and administrative offices.BTC Bioprocessing Technology Center - Singapore40,000-ft2 biologics research and development, scale-up and filling facility -Principal Architect for design of a new incubator research facility consisting of incubator/ development labs and a cGMP multi-purpose clinical scale pilot plant, the first of its kind in Singapore. The facility includes development labs and three process trains; a cell culture suite, microbial suite and a virus suitefor the production of live recombinant viral vectors for gene therapy.Glaxo Inc. - Zebulon, NCLead design architect for the master plan and design of OSD pharmaceutical manufacturing facility. The Greenfield project included a manufacturing building with a full interstitial mechanical level, packaging, warehousing and energy centerbuildings. A multi-level spine circulation system designed to transport material/product, personnel and utilities on segregated levels link the buildings becoming a connecting bridge (spanning a 1000-ft reflecting pool) linking an administrative building housing office, research, and employee support functions. The reflecting pool is the central visual organizing element of the campus.Amgen Process Development Research Laboratory, - Thousand Oaks, CALead Architect - For adaptive reuse of tilt-up concrete warehouse into new biologics R&D facility. Programmed/designed laboratories coordinated engineering disciplines through CD's and prepared submittals to The City of Thousand Oaks Building & Design Review Departments. Design features include sky-lit, two-level fermentation and cell halls, viewing galleries at the second level, connected to curved glazed and sky-lit communicating stairs.GSK * Consumer Products - Clifton, NJStrategic site & facilities master plan /GMP upgrade for a 200,000-ft2 consumerhealthcare products facility on a 15-acre site. The project included a gap analysis review of existing operations to improve operating efficiency/production capacity, enhance cGMP compliance and address deferred plant maintenance. An implementation schedule was developed, including capital costing by phase. Subsequentphases of work included, design development for the four-phase implementation plan and detailed design for the first two project phases.Janssen Manufacturing Consolidation Master Plan - Gurabo Puerto RicoMaster plan and design for the upgrade and expansion of an existing manufacturing operation on the Janssen site in Gurabo, consolidating all of Janssen's soliddosage manufacturing in Puerto Rico. The project provided existing facility upgrades to improve cGMP compliance, retrofits to utilize existing areas for manufacture of low volume and controlled substance products, renovation and expansionof Central Weigh and new construction of both a 62,000-ft2 multi-level vertically integrated solid dosage manufacturing expansion and a 49,000-ft2 cGMP warehouse. Future project phases included a two-level, five-line, 30,000-ft2 bottle andcapsule filling/packaging facility and expansion of administrative offices and QA/QC laboratories to support the manufacturing expansion.NIBRT, National Institute for Bioprocess, Research & Training, University College, - Dublin, IrelandLead Architect - Programming and conceptual design of 9,000 m2-advanced bioprocessing research and training facility designed for a national consortium of higher education facilities consisting of University College, Dublin; Trinity College, Dublin and Sligo Institute of Technology. The project sponsored by The IrishDevelopment Authority is comprised of teaching labs, incubator development labs,and small-scale bio-manufacturing suites.
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