Riddell joins Atkins as senior architecture group manager - September 12, 2012
Tampa, FL — Atkins, one of the world’s leading engineering and design consultancies, today announced that it has hired Robert W. (Bob) Riddell, AIA, NCARB, as a senior group manager for its Orlando, Florida, architecture practice.
Riddell is an industry leader with 31 years of experience in architectural design and project management focused on large-scale, mixed-use projects for the hospitality, residential, office, and municipal markets. He has championed a mentoring and collaborative approach to project management and construction on award-winning projects throughout the southeastern United States.
“Bob understands the current economic realities and the important role that architects must play in the design, finance, and development of projects,” says Atkins senior vice president Benton Rudolph, AIA. “He will be a valuable resource for our clients in the practical use of integrated project delivery, viable sustainable design concepts, building information modeling, lean project management, and cutting-edge design-build delivery.”
Before joining Atkins, Riddell was southeast regional director of facilities, design, and construction for MedAssets in Alpharetta, Georgia; and a principal at the firm of Smallwood Reynolds Stewart Stewart & Associates in Atlanta, Georgia. His recent project experience includes serving as principal-in-charge and project manager for Viridian, a 31-story residential tower located in the Central Business Improvement District of Nashville, Tennessee. The 552,000-square-foot, art deco-inspired building features the first condominium tower and full-service grocery store in downtown Nashville.
Riddell’s other notable projects include Nashville’s proposed 70-story Signature Tower; the 3630 Peachtree mixed-use development in Atlanta; the 310-key Ritz-Carlton at Reynolds Plantation in Oconee, Georgia, which was awarded Condé Nast’s Resort of the Year in 2009; and the spa and ballroom addition to the Marco Island Marriott Resort in Marco Island, Florida.
Riddell earned a bachelor of architecture degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and is a registered architect in Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee. He can be reached in Atkins’ Orlando office at 407.806.4224.
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Atkins (www.atkinsglobal.com) is one of the world's leading engineering and design consultancies*, employing some 17,400 people across the UK, North America, Middle East, Asia Pacific, and Europe. It has the breadth and depth of expertise to plan, design, and enable some of the world's most technically challenging and time-critical infrastructure projects.
*It is the largest engineering consultancy in the UK (New Civil Engineer Consultants File 2012) and the 14th largest global design firm (Engineering News-Record 2012).
Recent projects include:
- Critical program management of storm protection works in the wake of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and Southern Louisiana, providing expertise in coastal restoration, engineering, environmental and GIS support to rebuild defenses and protect habitats.
- Architectural and construction phase services for the new Tyndall Air Force Base Fitness Center, meeting LEED Platinum standards without impact to project cost.
- Equal partner in a joint venture that is providing full-service program/project management support for the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan, a $7.8-billion project encompassing ecological restoration, water storage, flood control, and recreation.
- Key transit projects – member of joint venture providing general engineering consultant team for the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority and project management oversight contractor for the Federal Transit Administration for major transit projects throughout the US.
- Lead firm on the Ascend, Joint Venture, LLC team, which is designing the $1.2-billion Maynard Holbrook Jackson Jr. International Terminal roadway system at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
- Meeting stringent nutrient removal requirements for wastewater treatment plants in the Chesapeake Bay area through design of upgrades to Howard County, Maryland’s Little Patuxent Water Reclamation Plant and the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission’s Seneca Wastewater Treatment Plant, and design and construction of enhanced nutrient removal facilities at Anne Arundel County’s Patuxent Water Reclamation Plant.
- Multi-year architecture-engineering construction management services for the National Park Service in the USA, including projects such as rehabilitation of the Furnace Creek Visitor Center and Administrative Complex at California’s Death Valley to meet the US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold certification standards.
Robert W. (Bob) Riddell, AIA, NCARB, senior group manager for Atkins’ Orlando architecture practice
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