Michael Pellett, Registered Architect

3631 NW 23rd Place, Gainesville, Florida 32605,  web:, email:, (352) 262-5111
Architect - Project Design and Project Management

Professional services independent architect - 17 yrs.

Licensed architect - 27 yrs.

Energy efficient building design practice since 1976, with an ongoing emphasis in energy,
worker productivity, clean-healthy interiors and life cycle costing. LEED Associate member
with a LEED Gold qualified office building under construction at present.

Proficient CAD operator / designer; prepared full sets of model-based construction plans.
Set up and managed LAN based CAD production department for medium sized
architectural firms. -20 yrs.

Long term use of Florida Building Code, NFPA 101 Life Safety Code, and Software based
structural and other engineering calculations

Design and Construction Administration of office buildings, lab buildings, assembly
buildings, schools, residential single and multifamily buildings, Scale of projects ranged
from 100,000 s. f. to specifically targeted tenant improvements for labs – 33 yrs.

Prepared: bid-award and design-build contract documents; for whole buildings, tenant
improvements, building renovations and additions - 33 yrs.

Oversaw construction document production in CAD; construction administration with well
documented paper trails: reviewed plan submittals; developed cost estimates; inspected
facilities construction - 20 yrs.

Implemented internet communication based Administration for the whole design
documentation and construction administration process for a 3 million dollar
design/bid/build project. Use of a cloud based “plan room” for ongoing CA work including
shop drawing circulation and review, all legal documentation for the project and for
general correspondence including meeting minutes, decisions and directives.



Principal, Michael Pellett Architect,                                                                         1995

Duties: As owner, coordinated production among several CAD associates and intern
architects, trained and supervised CAD operators, produced CAD based documents and
produced CAD based marketing and management documents. In addition, find, court, and
sell professional services to clients, manage an architectural firm, and continued to expand
knowledge of current means and methods of construction.
Partial list of projects:

•        Meridian Health Care, Administration Building. 24,000 square feet two story LEED
qualified office building with under floor air, LED lighting, etc., now in Construction
•        Meridian Health Care, Renovate three existing buildings for a Sally Port at a drug
treatment facility, offices at another building and for a full 17 bed adolescent drug
treatment facility in the third building. These were each full service fees with complete
Construction Administration.
•        University Corners – A large mixed use development located on three city blocks at
the edge of the University of Florida. Schematic Design documentation for retail,
condominium, parking and office space.
•        Magnolia Bay Innovation Center – An upscale Class A LEED urban office building of
7 floors is in design.
•        Union Street Station – $13,000,000, 5-story, mixed- use bldg. in downtown
Gainesville with Commercial, Office, and Residential space. Consultant to Gene Davis,
Principal Architect.
•        Florida A&M University Federal Credit Union – A new 10,000 square foot 2 story office
located on South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, Florida. A full service contract with
Construction Administration.
•        Acupuncture School – Remodel existing two story office building for clinic,
classrooms, and offices at 305 SE 2nd Avenue, Gainesville, Florida. A full service contract
with Construction Administration.
•        Faith Missionary Baptist Church – Inspected newly built structure for errors, provided
report, with remodeling existing space and providing additions, Gainesville, Florida 32641,
Pastor Kevin Thorpe.
•        Second Morningstar Missionary Baptist Church – Addition of a fellowship hall and
proposed addition of a bathroom wing, Gainesville, Florida.
•        Restoration Outreach Church – New 14,400 square foot church, classrooms and
offices, Archer, Florida.
•        Club house and entry security gates for a Melbourne Beach upscale housing
•        LUX Tavern, Gainesville, Florida. Renovated and use change for a two level 1400
square foot bar.
•        Four first time Tenant Improvement restaurants within a new mixed use project for
101 Management Group in Tallahassee, FL.
•        Cantina 101 restaurant, Gainesville, Florida. Remodeled existing space for new full
kitchen restaurant.
•        Campo Verde, Gainesville – Designed and implemented a green 22 home infill
•        Eden Gardens, Gainesville, Florida. Consultant to principal architect to produce
documents for a $3,000,000 Assisted Living Facility,
•        3300 Office Building for Alliance Title, A new20,000 square foot, 3 Story Office
Building. A full service contract with Construction Administration. Tallahassee, FL
•        Additionally many consultations including CAD training, computer consulting, house
plans, remodeling and energy calculations.

Karl Thorne Associates, Inc., Architects & Planners, Gainesville,
Florida,                                         1992 to 1996.  
Project Architect/Manager, CAD Manager.  

Project manager for the Florida AM University $10,600,000 Science Research Facility
including managing up to 3 persons in production.   Concurrently, project manager for the
Santa Fe Community College Institute of Public Safety including full production
responsibilities and construction administration.  

Manage/improve implementation of multi-station CAD system, train production staff.

This position involved autonomy and independence, and required self motivation and
careful time management.

JRA Architects, Inc., Tallahassee, Florida,                                                                 1990 -
CAD Manager, Project Manager, Production.  

Duties: As CAD Manager, coordinated production on CAD for other Project Managers
including projects such as the Daytona Beach Regional Airport and several schools, trained
and supervised CAD operators, produced CAD based documents and produced CAD based
marketing and management documents.

As Project Manager Responsibilities included the DD's, and the CD's for the 100,000 square
foot existing building remodel, for the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory project.  
This involved managing the production of another CAD operator and several intern
architects on the boards.

Richard Crowe & Associates (now Gilchrist & Crowe), Tallahassee,
Florida                                         1987 - 1990.  
Production Manager, Project Manager.
As Production Manager, produced working drawings, first on the boards, then on CAD.  
Projects included the Verandas Shopping Center, High Park Village Apartments, The
Tallahassee/Leon County Human Services Center, a large 6 story center city office building
with parking structure, and many other commercial and renovation projects.  

Catalyst Incorporated, Architecture, (now Catalyst Reiff, Hollywood, FL) Orlando,
Florida                                 1984-1987.
Project Manager, Production Document Specialist.  Duties:  As Project Manager,
organized team approach to complete specific jobs.  Acted as team member in project
completion.  Project Management tasks included a youth center for the Naval Submarine
Base at Kings Bay, Georgia; a shopping center in Longwood, Florida; a code compliance
study and centralized fire alarm system design for a Florida State Mental Hospital of 1000
beds; acted as chief draftsman for the addition and renovation of the Apopka City Hall
Complex including contract administration.  Team member for several projects including a
12,000 s.f. civic center and two 300 unit plus elderly housing apartment projects.  Project
Manager for a turnkey bid to the Orlando Housing Authority for a 50-unit family housing

Archaeonics Corporation, Abernethy & Associates, Architects, Winter Park,
FL,                                 1982-1884.
Type of work: Architectural Services/Research Project Manager/Associate.
Duties: Designed and developed single and multifamily plans, specifications, cost
estimates, shop drawings, and product orders. Coordinated field work as required to properly
expedite product placement.  Worked with custom package clients to produce construction
documents for their building orders.  Product development of a panelized wall, floor and
roof panel residential building product.  

Full Project Manager responsibilities to work with church client to develop a building
program, produced a complete set of schematic design documents, and design
development documents.  Worked extensively with consultants, the client, code
enforcement units and the owner as builder to produce the final construction documents
and help coordinate contract administration for a 2500 seat, 37,000 square foot church.  
Supervised one other Graduate Architect.  

Developed new clients.  Administered all phases of Architectural services for a 60 unit low
income duplex rental project.

Mayes Sudderth and Etheredge, Engineers/Architects, Orlando
Florida,                                         1980-1982.  
Construction Document Specialist, Chief Draftsman.  

Duties: All phases of design and drafting for firm's practice as sole drafter for 8 months
Then, promoted as Chief Drafter. Responsibilities included Schematics, DD, WD, Shop
drawing review, specifications; 3 office buildings, a city hall, 44 unit timeshare
condo/convention center, 2 medical clinics, a 200,000 s.f. shopping center, site modeling
for a large shopping center, and over 100 units of luxury condos in 4 projects. As Project
Manager, responsible for consultant coordination, production and contract completion for
a 15,000 s.f. drugstore/restaurant and for a flower shop tenant improvement. Production of
store front documents for the above shopping center from artists sketches.  Assisted
Architect in Programming and Schematic design for a 5000 seat Baptist Church including
coordinating all education, executive and spiritual elements of facility.  Ongoing
responsibility for shop drawing reviews for other projects and maintain office product
Pelcasp Solar Designs, Home Design and Solar Systems Consultant, Madison
Wisconsin,                         1977-1979.

Owner and manager of a consulting firm specializing in solar home design, solar systems
utilization and construction expediting.




Florida A & M University School of Architecture, 5 year Bachelor of Architecture, May 1993.
Associate Degree of Architectural Technology awarded June 1976 Madison Area
Technical College.

LEED AP training, UF TREEO Center
GRU Green Seminar, Gainesville, Florida Green Home Designation Certification Course
Solar Heating seminars.        
Architectural Registration Seminar.        
Architectural Quality Control Seminar "Redi Check".                                        



Registered Architect 1986, State of Wisconsin, License No. A-5872
Registered Architect 1993, State of Florida, License No. AR 0014676.
LEED Green Associate




High Honor Roll - Madison Area Technical College
Honor Roll - Florida A & M University                
Terminal Project - A Visitor Center for a new Space Port, Island of Hawaii, reserved by the
School of Architecture, Florida A&M University.
Varco-Pruden: Best Church Structure, 1984, Orlando Christian Center, Orlando Florida.
Construction Documents
Field Inspections
Computer Aided Design
3D Building Models
Energy  Conservation