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BIO – JAMES BELL.

Engineering Manager
Lakeshore TolTest Inc., Maumee, Ohio
  • Department manager of corporate engineering group
  • Progressive leadership positions to current overall department leadership
  • Responsible for departmental budgeting and strategic planning
  • Broadly based experience in aspects of architecture and engineering disciplines
  • Responsible for overall engineering and design activities worldwide operations for international construction firm
  • Extensive design build project delivery experience
  • Design management for design build in both commercial and military sectors ranging in size to $90 million
  • Direct corporate LEED implementation policies for design and construction activities
  • Quality assurance responsibility
  • Responsible for sub-consultant design firm management and contract negotiation
Project Architect
Poggemeyer Design Group Inc., Bowling Green, Ohio
  • Project management
  • Facility planning and design
  • Feasibility studies
  • Contract documents and specification production
  • Building code compliance
  • Project coordination with civil, structural, mechanical, telecommunications, security and fire protection design
  • Project bid administration
  • Construction administration for public and private projects ranging in size from $250,000 – $10 million.
Education
  • University of Detroit Mercy – 2000 Summa Cum Laude graduate
  • Politechnika Warszawska
  • Exchange to Warsaw Polytechnic in Warsaw, Poland
Professional Status and Affiliations
  • Registered Architect in Indiana, Michigan, North Dakota and Ohio
  • Certified, National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
  • US Green Building Council LEED AP BD+C
  • Member, Preservation Ohio
  • Member, Heritage Ohio
  • Troy Township Zoning Board
  • Boy Scout Leader
Project Manager La-Z-Boy Inc.
La-Z-Boy Inc. Monroe, Michigan
  • Project management
  • New store and renovation design
  • Construction Administration
  • Contract documents and specification production
  • Prototype store design
  • Bidding
  • Project bid administration
  • Corporate capital projects for manufacturing and research/development
Bell Architecture, LLC