As an architectural construction specifications consultant, Liz O’Sullivan takes a collaborative approach to preparing specifications, and works proactively to coordinate the specifications with the drawings and with the procurement and contracting requirements.
During the time Liz practiced as an architect, she managed projects from pre-design phases through construction contract administration. She thinks like an architect, yet has an understanding of how contractors and subcontractors read construction documents.
Liz (Elizabeth) O’Sullivan is a licensed architect registered in Colorado. She is an AIA member, a CSI member, a CSI Certified Construction Specifier (CCS), a CSI Certified Construction Contract Administrator (CCCA), a LEED® Accredited Professional (LEED AP BD+C), is NCARB-certified, and is a SCIP member. (AIA is the American Institute of Architects. CSI is the Construction Specifications Institute. LEED® is the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Building Rating System. NCARB is the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. SCIP is Specifications Consultants in Independent Practice.)
Liz started preparing specifications in January 2008. She has worked on school, university, retail, office, church, affordable housing, and assisted living projects. Past experience includes working at Hutton Ford Architects (which became Hutton Architecture Studio, and is now Cuningham Group Architecture) in Denver, from 1995 to 2003. Liz started as an intern, worked as a job captain, and became a project manager. She became licensed while working at Hutton Ford. Liz’s project experience as an architect includes schools, office buildings, and tenant finish projects.
Liz graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1995, with a Bachelor of Architecture degree (BArch). This is a five-year, first professional degree program. Her thesis project was a sustainable design project, incorporating daylighting, passive solar heating, and regional materials.
A Collaborative Approach to Architectural Specifications
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