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Project Responsibility:
Principal-in-Charge
Overall Project Management
Construction Phase Services

Experience
Mr. McKechnie has been actively involved in the planning, design, project management and construction of a wide range of building types over the course of his career.  He has successfully led project teams on projects as diverse as clean room laboratories, golf course club houses and upscale restaurants.  He has also been an active member of project teams designing and constructing projects up to $50 million. He has been instrumental in forging relationships between Architects, Contractors, Developers and Owners to successfully navigate the completion a range of building projects, many on difficult sites, and with tight budgets or narrow construction windows.

He is experienced in value engineering and designing to budgets.  He has a broad understanding of the construction process from the perspectives of the architect, owner’s representative, developer, and contractor.

Representative Projects

  • The Pottery Building, Red Wing, MN
    100,000 mixed-use adaptive reuse of a former pottery plant – the first certified historic mixed-use rehab in the upper Midwest
  • SkyPark Plaza, Medford, OR
    An innovative 26-unit condo complex surrounding an open-air plaza located over an existing parking lot within the downtown core of the city
  • The Hematology-Oncology Building, Medford, OR
    A 26,000 medical office building for a specialty medical practice
  • College Park Scholars Headquarters, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
    $600,000 renovation of former dining hall into a living/learning center.
  • Denny’s Restaurants
    New and remodeled franchise restaurants located in WA, OR, CA, MN and WI
  • Holly Theatre Renovation, Medford, OR
    Renovation of a 1930s era 1,000 seat theater from the existing walls out

Active Registrations
Registered architect CA, DC, MN, NM, NV, OR, UT, WA, WI

Education
University of Oregon, Bachelor of Architecture, 1972
University of Minnesota, Master of Architecture, 1978