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Architects

Bradley A. Schmidt

Bradley A. Schmidt

AIA | Senior Vice President | Architecture

Education:

BS in Environmental Design, CU-Boulder ‘93

Licenses:

RA (CO, TX)

Affiliations:

AIA

 

Bio

Brad has more than 25-years of architectural design and construction administration experience ranging from senior living facilities and residential multi-family projects to mixed-use retail centers. He has served as a senior project designer and construction administrator on a variety of large-scale projects, including numerous church, retail, multi-family residential, and government projects. He has developed a specialty in the review and analysis of exterior building materials, waterproofing, and roofing systems, as well as serving as an expert witness and providing professional third-party peer review services. As a project manager, Brad has extensive experience with new project design and production, staffing and client management, building envelope detailing, evaluation and testing, and repair design. His skill set ranges from the ability to design a project from concept into technical detailing and throughout the construction administration process.

Richard M. Sidoroff

Richard M. Sidoroff

AIA, LEED AP | Senior Architect | Project Manager

Education:

B.Arch., PSU ‘82

Licenses:

RA (CO, NY)

Certifications:

LEED AP

Affiliations:

AIA

 

Bio

Richard Sidoroff has 35-years of experience with highly successful regional and national firms including his own firm, RMS Architecture LLC, which he started in 2011 and subsequently merged with SBSA in 2014. Richard has provided services in building envelope third-party peer review, architectural programming, site and facilities master planning, urban design, architectural design, and interior design. His project expertise includes new design and renovations for educational, institutional, governmental, corporate, commercial, hospitality, and religious facilities, as well as single-family and multi-family housing. Richard led two projects that received AIA Colorado South Chapter Design Citation Awards: the Denver Newspaper Agency Headquarters Office Building and Denver’s Xcel Energy Steam Plant Screen Wall. Richard also designed exterior renovations for Denver’s The Curtis Hotel and building envelopes for Denver’s Cobbler’s Corner Mixed Use Urban Infill project, both of which received a City of Denver “Mayor’s Design Award.”

Christopher T. Fisher

Christopher T. Fisher

RA | Forensic Architect

Education:

B.Arch., OU ‘92

Licenses:

RA (AZ, CO, FL, ID, IL, KY, LA, MI, MN, ND, PA, SC, and TX)

Affiliations:

NCARB

 

Bio

Chris has more than 20-years of experience in architecture. His experience includes serving as an expert witness, which has provided him with insight into how buildings, communication, and coordination can fail. He is well versed with a vast variety of project types, materials, and scopes as well as the difficulties that can occur and challenges that can be faced between initial client meetings and warranty issues well after the owner takes possession.

Mary Jean McCarthy-Tapp

Mary Jean McCarthy-Tapp

AIA | Forensic Architect

Education:

BS in Environmental Design, UCB ‘96

Licenses:

RA (CO, TX)

Certifications:

LEED GA, ICC Accessibility Inspector and Plans Examiner

Affiliations:

AIA

 

Bio

Mary Jean has more than 20-years of experience as an architect overseeing projects in commercial and residential design. Mary Jean has designed and managed a wide variety of project types including office, medical, retail, warehouse, multi-family, and residential. In addition to her design experience, Mary Jean performs building envelope observations, including evaluations of EIFS, stucco, stone veneer, natural stone, brick, hardboard siding, sealants, moisture management, and windows. She is also an ICC-certified Accessibility Inspector and Plans Examiner and a member of the Accessibility Professionals Association. Mary Jean performs accessibility design and site reviews of multi-family developments for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Federal Fair Housing Amendments Act (FFHA), Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards (UFAS), Colorado Title 9 (Title 9), and IBC Chapter 11. This includes reviewing the construction documents for general conformance in the units and common areas and performing site visits to identify areas of non-conformance.

Jonas L. Sayer

Jonas L. Sayer

RA | Forensic Architect

Education:

BA in Community, Environment, and Planning (CEP), UW ’07, M.Arch, WSU ‘10

Licenses:

RA (CO)

Certifications:

Level 1 ASHRAE

Affiliations:

AIA, ASHRAE, NCARB

 

Bio

Jonas has accrued over 11 years of project design experience, ranging from sustainable single-family homes, multi-family residential buildings, campus dormitories, international airport baggage handling systems, and even industrial machine design. At SBSA, his concentration is the analysis of building envelope failures and design, building systems integration, acoustic design, and fire-resistive construction techniques. Jonas is gaining increasing experience with project management and coordination, building information modeling, and incorporating Lidar technology into construction documentation. Jonas also draws upon hands-on experience as a carpenter and low-voltage electrician during his college years, which have influenced his field observation and building investigation work.

S. Cornell Allen

S. Cornell Allen

RA, LEED AP | Forensic Architect

Education:

BA, Carnegie Mellon University

Licenses:

RA (CO, PA)

Certifications:

LEED AP

Affiliations:

Adjunct Faculty, Red Rocks Community College, 2013 – Present

Bio

Cornell has accrued over 30 years of project management, architectural services, owner’s representative services, and construction administration experience. As a Senior Architect, he’s led production of a wide variety of building types and his experience has encompassed both new and renovation projects, including K-12 schools, collegiate dining, and student life buildings, commercial offices, light industrial buildings, and historic institutional and commercial buildings. He’s also managed assessments of large GSA facilities. At SBSA, his concentration is Forensic Architecture, involving evaluation of Building Envelopes, Envelope Design and Remediation, Design Review, Analysis, and Document Review, and Code Compliance Review.