Royal Porter Putnam, AIA
I have more than 15 years of experience in all facets of the built environment as a Project/Program Manager, Owners Representative and Architect. My background includes management in programming, design, facility evaluations, cost analysis, capital planning, contracts management and project financials. My experience spans wide range of projects including military, justice, institutional, industrial and commercial facilities. I excel at teambuilding, coaching and training teams and individuals to perform to their highest potential.
MBA in Finance, Dallas Baptist University
Bachelor of Architecture (Professional), Texas Tech University
Highlighted Professional Experience
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Architect for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Facilities Engineering Division. Responsible for preparation and oversight of design projects for major prison facility renovations utilizing both inhouse design and contracted A/E firms (2013 - Present).
Design Program Manager / Contract Manager for the TDCJ, Engineering Division. Responsible for oversight of all design and construction contracts; Developed Prison Prototypes; Managed the design of multiple Prisons, Electronic Security Systems, Industrial Facilities, and Chapels across the State of Texas. Elected / served as charter member and Deputy Chair of the TDCJ Advisory Council on Ethics (1992 - 1997).
Senior Project Manager serving in multiple roles for Design/Construction Programs including: $4.6B Fort Bliss Transformation Program, El Paso, TX: $200M Military Facilities Restoration Katrina/Rita Program, LA (Received LA Distinguished Civilian Service Award); Dallas ISD Bond Program; U.S. Border Security Enhancement Program; Cherokee Data Center, Tulsa, OK; Las Vegas Convention Center Expansion; and Multiple Justice Bonds Facilities Projects, Las Vegas, NV (1999 - 2012).
Senior Project Manager responsible for Facility Assessments of Public School Districts including Houston ISD and Galena Park ISD; Property Condition Assessments for Commercial Properties including BP Office Tower, Houston, TX, Tower Realty Properties, Orlando, FL and AmFac Resort Facilities, Death Valley, CA (1997 - 1999).