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DEAN H.

METZLER, AIA/LEED-AP
848 Maple Avenue, Collingswood NJ 08108
H: 856.854.9373 dmbb4768@westpost.net C: 267.738.6355
SUMMARY
Imaginative, licensed architect with wide experience in large-scale buildings. D
etail-oriented with expertise in design, building codes, construction drawings,
and specifications. Manages full project schedule/budget. Energetic leader, who
creates collaborative teams. Develops strong client and consultant relationships
. Oversees project aspects from conception through construction. AIA and LEED Ac
credited Professional.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
WULFF ARCHITECTS, INC. Philadelphia PA
July & August 2009
Independent Contractor for documentation of Phase 1, Studio Centre project in
Norristown, PA
SPG 3 ARCHITECTS, Philadelphia PA
1998 - 2009
Project Architect/Project Manager and Principal (since 2003)
Inspired leader of design, documentation and construction for buildings valued a
t $5-20M. Coordinated consultants, specifications, and completed shop drawing r
eviews. Developed full interior concept and branding (through color, carpeting,
finishes) for major international client, creating 12 new design projects. Impro
ved marketing, through enhanced collateral, imagery and identity words. Particip
ated in quality control/assurance reviews of projects. Established first facilit
ated strategic business seminar, resulting in yearly, successful PR events. Dir
ected project scheduling/employee reviews.
MAJOR ASSIGNMENTS ( with SPG 3 ARCHITECTS )
Entertainment and Fantasy Studio
*State-of-the-art "Great Escape Movie Theatre" addition with Parking Facility at
Harrisburg Mall
Early steel package implemented, which deterred a neighboring proposed cinema c
onstruction
*IMAX Theater entertainment center at The Quarter, Tropicana Casino, in Atlantic
City NJ
This dynamic project generated a second design contract for an IMAX at the Camde
n NJ Aquarium
*National Amusement Cinema Retrofits (Created identity elements and branding pal
ettes for USA)
*General Cinema (now AMC) Theaters/Parking Garage, in Chicago IL, and Indianap
olis IN
Living and Learning Studio
*Honickman Learning Center-Comcast Technology Lab School for Project H.O.M.E.
Project was awarded Community Design Collaborative Honorable Mention, 2004 - Phi
ladelphia PA
Fashion and Lifestyle Studio
*Plaza Carolina Mall Renovation and expansion in San Juan, Puerto Rico
*Colonie Center Renovation with "Adirondack-theme" transformation in Albany NY
Successful $9M mall redo with 2 level fireplaces, spurred increased sales, and i
mproved leasing.
*Deptford Mall improvements, Food Court Renovations and new Entrances 2000, Dept
ford NJ
Upscale "Classical-themed" renovation of this regional Center included developi
ng iconic logo and historic back story
Retail-Tenant Projects
*New work/image for Bon Ton Department Stores - Lancaster PA, Frederick MD, New
burgh NY
*Lifestyle center of Barnes & Noble Bookstore and Panera Restaurant shells, at H
arrisburg Mall..
DEAN H. METZLER - Page 2
KREIDER/MATSINGER (now Charles Matsinger Associates), Philadelphia PA
1997-1998
Project Architect/Designer
*Project Architect for renovation of historic bank building as Camden Co. Dioces
e Headquarters.
*Responsible for programming, design, and project coordination with staff/constr
uction manager.
EWING COLE ARCHITECTS & ENGINEERS, Philadelphia PA 1
981 - 1997
Project Architect/Designer
Team leader on variety of projects, in charge of schematics, design development
, constructiondocuments, specifications. Established strong client relations an
d rapport with in-house engineering.
MAJOR ASSIGNMENTS (with Ewing Cole)
Banking Project
*Fidelity Bank (now Wachovia) New traditional prototype in Media, PA
Healthcare Projects
*Ambulatory Medical Center for the military at McGuire Air Force Base
*Jersey Shore Medical Center - New Emergency/Trauma Center, Neptune NJ
*Our Lady of Lourdes (Camden NJ) Dialysis Renovation and new hospital Cafeteria
Research & Development Projects
*Laboratory Center for Behavioral Neuroscience at Rutgers University, Newark NJ
*PCPS (now Univ. of the Sciences) Animal Husbandry/Lab. Building, Philadelphia P
A
Performance Art Projects
*Hamilton College - Schambach Performing Arts Center , Clinton NY
*University of Delaware - Mitchell Hall Renovations, Newark DE
UELAND AND JUNKER (now UJMN) Philadelphia PA
1976 - 1981
Junior Architect/Draftsman involved in SEPTA transit station improvements
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE
CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY, Pittsburgh PA
Bachelor of Architecture
LEED Accredited Professional spring 2009

PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEER - Planning Office, Shiraz, Iran


1972 - 1975
Registered Architect in Pennsylvania, since 1977. American Institute of Archite
cts (AIA)
Working knowledge of AutoCAD 2008 & 2009-10, Microsoft Word, Excel and Deltek
Vision
Camden County College-Completed AutoCad 3D, & Revit certified courses
Jan - April 2010
U. S. Census Enumerator for Camden County Apr - Aug 2010