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  • 1. 300 North State Street Apt 4805 Chicago, IL 60654Tel: 312 329-0629 Mobile: 312 952-1637 email: bobabell@mac.com ROBERT ABELL A.I.A.! ! ! ! ! PORTFOLIO

2. View from Parking AreaSite PlanBuffalo Grove Bank & TrustCommunity Bank: 10,000 SFVillage of Buffalo Grove, Illinois As Project Manager/Designer, I supervised staff and coordinated engineering consultantsfrom design through construction. I worked with the owner and contractor to ensure that theproject was completed on schedule and budget including expediting foundation and structuralsteel fabrication work prior to completion of the nal construction/permit drawings.Construction was staged to allow a temporary bank facility to continually operate on site View from Buffalo Grove Roadduring construction. 3. Drive-thru Banking Area Banking Lobby & Teller Area First Floor Plan Buffalo Grove Bank & Trust:Village of Buffalo Grove, Illinois 4. Second Floor Financial Services Areawith Central SkylightBuffalo Grove Bank & Trust: Masonry Detail at Roof Parapet Second Floor PlanVillage of Buffalo Grove, Illinois 5. Masonry Detail at Roof ParapetBuffalo Grove Bank & Trust: Village of Buffalo Grove, Illinois Supervised and trained staff with preparation of contract documents, including drawings and specications. Managed the construction administration of projects including: maintained owner, architect and contractor relations; prepared contractor bidding documents; reviewed owner/contractor contracts; reviewed the conformance of the construction with the contract documents; reviewed contractorWall Sections pay and change order requests.Masonry Detail at Base 6. Goldberg Kohn Bell Black Rosenbloom & MoritzLaw Ofce: 40,000 SF Swanke Hayden Connell ArchitectsChicago, Illinois Architecture Ofce: 50,000 SF New York City, NYCorporate Interiors Projects: These corporate interior projects are representative of the work I completed as a Technical Coordinator/Project Architect at Swanke Hayden Connell Architects and Lieber Architects. I supervised staff and coordinated engineering consultants from construction documentation through construction administration. I worked with the owners and contractors to problem Del Monte Corporation solve challenging technical issuesCorporate Ofce: 20,000 SF and ensure projects of high-quality. Coral Gables, Florida 7. Libertyville Bank & TrustCommunity Bank: 15,000 SFLibertyville, IllinoisPrairie View Metra StationCommuter Train StationPrairie View, Illinois Commercial & Transportation Projects: As Project Manager/Designer, I supervised staff and coordinated engineering consultants from design through construction. Managed the construction administration of projects including: maintained owner, architect and contractor relations; prepared contractor bidding documents; reviewed owner/contractor contracts; reviewed the McHenry Bank & Trust conformance of the construction with the contract documents; Community Bank: 10,000 SFMcHenry, Illinois reviewed contractor pay and change order requests. 8. Residential Projects: These residential projects are representative of the residential work I completed as a project architect at Melichar Architects. As Project Manager/Designer I supervised staff and coordinated engineering consultants from design through construction. I worked with the owners and contractors to problem solve challenging technical issues to ensure that the projects were completed on schedule, budget and of high-quality.Fort Sheridan, Illinois Residence Renovations and Addition to Historic Home: 7,000 SF Lake Forest, Illinois Residence New Mediterranean Style Home: 7,000 SF 9. Historic Old Main College Building Site Model View of ProposedResidential DevelopmentBarat College Redevelopment Lake Forest, Illinois: 23 Acres Site Plan As Project Manager I worked directly with the rm principal, developer, municipal ofcials, land planners, civil engineers, consulting architects/engineers and staff to develop a plan for a new residential neighborhood, consisting of 35 townhouses, 35 single-family houses and the rehabilitation of the Historic Old Main into a 50-unit Condominium Building. Organized around a system of formal open green spaces, including a natural ravine, traditional land planning was used to knit together the Georgian Old Main building and the new residential homes. The project was granted preliminary approvals for zoning, site planning and building planning from the municipalOld Main Building regulatory commissions. The recent economic Third Floor downturn has put the project on hold.Proposed Condominium Layout Plan 10. New Accessible Rampto New AccessibleNew Accessible Parking & RampBuilding EntranceNew Monument SignMain EntranceTechny Towers Conference & Retreat Center: ADA Accessibility Upgrades, Facade Rehabilitation, Exterior Tower & Site Lighting, New Monument Sign Techny Towers is a historic, multi-use religious facility with a Chapel, meeting rooms, dining facilities, business ofces and overnight accommodations. ADA accessibility upgrades included a new exterior ramp to a new accessible entrance and accessible parking. A new elevator was also added to supplement the existing single elevator that had served the entire 150,000 SF complex. The new elevator was situated to share a lobby area with the existing elevator and located in the complexquot;s rear courtyard as a tower addition allowing construction to be staged to minimize disruptions to the business operation of the conference and retreat center. As Project Manager, I supervised staff and coordinated engineering consultants from design through construction. I managed the construction administration of project including: maintaining owner, owner representative, contractor and architect relations; preparing contractor bidding documents; reviewing the conformance of the construction with the contract documents; reviewing contractor pay and change order requests. The project was successfully completed on budget and schedule. 11. View from Boston Harbor Fan Pier Great LawnFan Pier Bathing & Pool Pavilion on Boston Harbor View from Diving Pool Boston, Massachusetts I completed this project as my nal design thesis for my studies at the School of Architecture, University of Waterloo. The proposal was a glass and steel Bathing and Pool Pavilion located at Fan Pier on Boston Harbor. The Pool Pavilion was conceived as a pier type building that was surrounded by water. Steps lead down to the water edge on two sides while the balance of the fan shaped pier was dedicated to open park land. Patrons could enjoy spectacular views of the Boston skyline and Boston Partial Building SectionHarborquot;s nautical activity while bathing in the pool pavilion or enjoying picnics on the great lawn. 12. BALCONYLIVING&DINING AREAKitchen Window intoLiving AreaKITCHENEntry Hall StorageENTRY HALL KitchenBEDROOMDRESSING BATH BALCONYMarina City Condominium RenovationChicago, Illinois: 750 SFMy wife and I renovated this condominium for ourselves. We had lived in the original Bertrand Goldbergdesigned apartment for 10 years prior to starting renovations. I retained the original spacialrelationships but I adapted the spaces so that natural light is maximized and the apartment is moreefcient for us. The kitchen was reorganized with an U-shaped countertop and corner sink so that wecould cook together comfortably. A window to the living area was provided that allows natural light to beborrowed but retains the privacy between the two spaces. Metal kitchen cabinets were recycled andutilized as additional storage in the entry hall. The door from the entry hall into the bedroom suite wasshifted from the dressing area to a shared hall between the bedroom and dressing area giving thebathing area total privacy. Sliding and pocket doors were utilized for an easier ow between rooms. The Dressing Areabathing area was completely gutted and renovated into an open shower that borrows natural light from Bathing Areathe bedroom and living area through glass block walls. We now fully enjoy lovely natural light thatwarms the entire apartment and the tremendous views cannot be beat.