Senior Leadership

Thomas M. Carlson, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP

 Principal

EDUCATION:

Bachelor of Architecture; Iowa State University

 

EXPERIENCE:

Mr. Carlson’s professional career has focused on the planning and design of aviation, education, and municipal facilities.  As the design principal of the firm, Mr. Carlson is responsible for developing project specific conceptual design, managing their development through each project phase. Tom promotes spirited team collaboration to ensure that the very best ideas are considered and presented to the client. His collaborative endeavors extend to the public art programs integrated into several projects for the firm’s public sector clientele. Under his direction, MC Harry Associates has received twenty individual juried design awards over the last twenty years.

 

Tom has been an MCHarry Associates Principal since 1985 after beginning with the office in 1973.

 

PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION:

Florida Architect #7420; NCARB Certified #26463; LEED Accredited Professional

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

American Institute of Architects; Greater Miami Aviation Association, LEED Accredited Professional

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Craig Aquart, AIA, NCARB, Principal

EDUCATION:

Masters of Architecture degree from the University of Technology, Jamaica W.I.

 

EXPERIENCE:

Mr. Aquart has over 17 years of professional experience in the planning, programming, design, and construction administration of numerous facilities for municipalities, government agencies and public institutions. He has made significant contributions to the firm's success and will continue to do so to assure its long term sustainability.

 

Craig has been an MCHarry Associates Principal since 2014 after beginning with the office in 2006.

 

PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION:

Florida Architect #96477; NCARB Certified #

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

American Institute of Architects

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Javier O. Torres, AIA, NCARB, CDT, LEED AP BD+C

Principal

 

EDUCATION:

Master of Architecture and Bachelor of Science; Florida A&M University

 

EXPERIENCE:

Mr. Torres’ professional career has focused on the planning and design of municipal facilities.  He is a rare talent able to combine a designers approach to problem solving with the intricacies of project management, cost estimating, and specifications writing. Javier’s ability to validate effective, low cost, sustainable design strategies has allowed MC Harry Associates to deliver the first two LEED certified municipal projects in Miami-Dade County; one of which achieved the distinction of LEED GOLD certification. Through his design efforts, the firm has two additional projects tracking LEED SILVER certification, and another two tracking LEED GOLD and LEED PLATINUM respectively.

 

Javier has been an MCHarry Associates Principal since 2012 after beginning with the office in 2000.

 

PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION:

Florida Architect #94538; NCARB Certified #116327; Construction Documents Technician, LEED Accredited Professional with Building Design and Construction Specialty

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

American Institute of Architects; National Council of Architectural Registration Boards; U.S. Green Building Council

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Lourdes Solera, FAIA, LEED AP, Principal

EDUCATION:

Masters of Architectural History; University of Virginia

Bachelor of Architecture, Mississippi State University

 

EXPERIENCE:

Ms. Solera’s professional career has focused on the planning and design of education facilities and historic restoration.  She is highly regarded as an architect committed to both public service and advancing the cause of architecture. Lourdes holds the distinction of being a past president of the Miami Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, the first woman to grace this position since the 1940’s. She is a past member on the City of Miami Historic Preservation Board and currently sits on the Florida Board of Architects and Interior Design. Lourdes is a past recipient of the prestigious Florida AIA Pullara Award for outstanding service and the AIA Miami Silver Medal Award. She was elevated to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects in 2012. These endeavors have been balanced with the application of her strong management skills, refined over time, on numerous public sector projects.

 

Lourdes has been an MCHarry Associates Principal since 2012 after beginning with the office in 1999.

 

PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION:

Florida Architect #14445, LEED Accredited Professional

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

American Institute of Architects, Society of Architectural Historians, Miami Design Preservation League, City of Miami Historic Preservation and Environmental Board, National Trust for Historic Preservation, LEED Accredited Professional

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James W. Piersol, AIA , CSI, LEED AP

 Partner Emeritus

 

  EDUCATION:

Master of Arts in Architecture; University of Florida

 

EXPERIENCE:

Mr. Piersol’s professional career has focused on the design and construction of transportation, education, and historic restoration projects.  He is responsible for the contract management of all work performed by the firm and is particularly adept at managing the schedule and cost constraints typically imposed on large scale, complex public projects. Jim has directed a significant portion of his time and talent to improving the built environment in South Florida with several award winning educational and municipal projects and the historic restoration of several landmark buildings. He is a Certified Construction Specifier, Past President of the Construction Specifications Institute Miami Chapter, an active member of Florida International University’s President’s Council, and a recent inductee into the Miami Dade College Hall of Fame.

 

Jim has been an MCHarry Associates Principal since 1985 after beginning with the office in 1977.

 

PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION:

Florida Architect #8079; Certified Construction Specifier, LEED Accredited Professional

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

American Institute of Architects; National Trust for Historic Preservation; Construction Specifications Institute, LEED Accredited Professional

MC Harry Associates Inc.

2780 S.W. Douglas Road

Suite 302

Miami, Florida 33133

305.445.3765

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