GEORGE HAVILAND ARGO III

havilandargo@gmail.com

859.539.3583

 

 

EDUCATION

Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA

Master of Architecture (MArch II), 2008

    Studio Advisors: 

    Rahul Mehrotra, RMA

    Farshid Moussavi, (FMA) with Michael Kubo, Director Pinkcomma Gallery

    Ruye Nishizawa, SANAA with Florian Idenburg, SO-IL

 

University of Kentucky College of Design School of Architecture, Lexington, KY

Bachelor of Architecture, Magna Cum Laude, 2003

 

SERVICE

LexArts Board of Directors, Facilities Committee Chairperson, Executive Committee

Lexington Art League (LAL) Board of Directors, Artistic Development Committee Chairperson, Executive Committee

Blue Grass Trust Pope Villa Committee

 

 

EMPLOYMENT

On-Site Owner’s Representative, McCall Group, Louisville, KY, 2011-Present

    21c Museum Hotel Lexington, Lexington, KY, completed 2016

    $43 million renovation of a 1912 building into a 86-room hotel, contemporary art museum, and restaurant

 

    21c Museum Hotel Durham, Durham, NC, completed 2015

    $48 million renovation of a 1912 building into a 125-room hotel, contemporary art museum, and restaurant

 

    21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, completed 2012

    $51 million renovation of a 1912 building into a 156-room hotel, contemporary art museum, restaurant, spa, and rooftop cocktail terrace

 

    21c Museum Hotel HQ, Louisville, KY, completed 2012

    $1.5 million interior renovation of 10,000SF with offices for fifty, communal spaces, kitchenette, and gym

 

Designer, FARM, KY, 2011-present

    21c Museum Hotel, Louisville, KY, completed 2012

    $1.5 million interior renovation of 10,000SF with offices for fifty, communal spaces, kitchenette, and gym

 

    337 Henry Clay Boulevard, Lexington, KY, completed 2016
    $20,000 home renovation including interior space planning and addition of exterior access to new outdoor living space

 

Team Leader, REX, New York, NY, 2008-2010

    Kortrijk LLLibrary, Kortrijk, Belgium, limited competition, first prize 2009

    "LLLibrary" composed of Central Library, Life-Long Learning Center, and Music Center 

 

    Munch Museum and Stenersen Museum Collections, Oslo, Norway, limited competition, second prize 2009
    Art museum housing the Munch and Stenersen Collections

 

    Munch Museum Area Masterplan, Oslo, Norway, limited competition, second prize 2009
    Mixed-use development of the new Munch Museum, business center, boutique art hotel, luxury housing, rental lofts, hospitality, and retail

 

    SITRA, The Finnish Innovation Fund Low2No Sustainable Development, Helsinki, Finland, limited competition, second prize 2009
    Mixed-use sustainable development containing two towers of residential units, a headquarters, and “Urban Infill”

 

    Songdo Landmark City Block A4, Incheon, Korea, completed concept design 2010
    Residential towers with a total of approximately 2,000 three- and four-bedroom units

 

    Victoria & Albert Museum at Dundee, Dundee, Scotland, limited competition, submitted 2010
    National Design Centre located in the River Tay

 

Project Team Leader, WORK Architecture Company, New York, NY, 2008

    MoMA/P.S.1 Summer Warm Up, New York, New York, limited competition, first prize, completed 2008

    Urban farm-cum-outdoor performance space constructed with volunteers

 

Team Leader, REX, New York, NY, 2007

    Museum Plaza, Louisville, Kentucky, commenced 2005, canceled 2012

    62-story mixed use skyscraper

 

Interiors Team, OMA-NY | REX, New York, NY, 2006

    AT&T Performing Arts Center Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, Dallas, Texas, completed 2009

    575-seat “multi-form” theater

 

Construction Manager, OMA-NY | REX, New York, NY, 2006

    REX Office, New York, New York, completed 2006

    9,000SF Class A office with conjoined conference rooms, kitchenette, archive, and model shop

 

Project Assistant Manager, Gray Construction, Lexington, KY, 2004-2006

    21c Museum Hotel, Louisville, Kentucky, completed 2006

    91-room hotel and contemporary art museum with penthouse apartment and restaurant

 

 

SKILLS

Architectural, Landscape, Furniture, Interior, and Lighting Design

 

Owner Representation, Project Scheduling, Consultant Selection and Coordination, Contractor Selection, Contract Administration, Purchasing and Installation Coordination, Budget Management, Quality Control

 

AutoCad, FormZ, Rhinoceros, Maya (MEL Scripting), SketchUp, SolidWorks, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel

 

Photography, Oil and Acrylic Painting, Collage

 

Basic Spanish, German, and Chinese

 

 

RECENT EXHIBITIONS

Selections from the Collection of Steve Wilson and Laura Lee Brown, 21c Museum Hotel HQ, 2013

Currents, Lexington Art League (LAL), 2013

Selections from the Collection of Steve Wilson and Laura Lee Brown, 21c Museum Hotel Louisville, 2009

Tramps Like Us - New Baroque Pop-Up, 2014

 

 

REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST