Wednesday 21 February 2018

Urban Design, Planning, Development Management


o Advanced degree in Architecture from leading University in field of Urban Design and Macro Systems Engineering.

o Thirty three years practical management experience encompassing broad base assignments, taking multi-million dollar projects from conception to completion.

o National and worldwide reputation for creativity in defining client perceptions and translating them into reality.

o Politically astute in dealing with government agencies, elected and appointed officials, and corporations in both public and private sectors.

o Effective in short term action and long range planning using modern management techniques to cut through non essentials to the heart of a problem.

o Able to take projects beyond physical design, arrangement and engineering-construction to marketing finance and sale.

o Thorough familiarity with environmental rules and regulations related to land usage, high rise construction, marine encroachment, and agri-business.

o Computer literate in use of modern state-of-the-art software systems.

Makabusi, Inc. 1990-2001
Continuing private practice of Urban Design, Planning and Development Management.

Master Urban Designer for land plans in the redevelopment areas of Delano, McFarland and Bakersfield.

Facility Plan for Hall Ambulance with forecasted requirements for ambulance distribution throughout Kern County.

Land plan designs for the cities of San Fernando, Gonzales, Lemoore, Wasco and Panama Lane & Hwy 99.

Land Planning/Urban design for a 255 acre highway commercial/industrial complex at the intersection of Interstate 5 and Seventh Standard Road, near Buttonwillow, Kern County, California.

Completed the 3,000 acre Riverside Community Master Plan, Town Center and Village Design as consultant to Barry A Berkus for the Boxer Ranch at the intersections of S.R.708 and US 95, Florida.

Completed land plan for edge communities for Euro-Disneyland En France arround the communities of Magny – Le-Hongre, Serris, and Bailly – Romainvilliers.

Completed 2,000 acre land plan for Coastal Community in Port St George, Manilla.

Completed two 1920 Sq.Ft. tract house for Gary Lasater Construction, as well as residential tract and model home for David Burich Construction.

Provision of management services for Bakersfield Veterinarian Hospital and private residential design for two luxury residences with horse related facilities.

Founding member of California Advanced Transportation System.


Makabusi, Inc. Consultation to P.C.Crown Hill Inc., subsidiary of Pacific Center , Inc. 1985-1990

Urban Planning/Real Estate company was established to develop downtown Los Angeles mixed-use project valued at $350MM.

As Vice-President, reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer of the parent Kuwait International Investment Company, controlled $1.2MM annual budget for predevelopment, design, planning and marketing.

o Conceived and founded non-profit partnership, Center City West Associates consisting of 25 neighboring property owners, to formulate a 235 acre Specific Plan. Raised $1.5MM for administrative and study costs. Recruited, hired and trained manager.

o Obtained unanimous 15 member City Council vote endorsing and granting permission for the continued development of Crown Hill, west of the Harbor Freeway.

o Organized landholders to negotiate resolution of the proposed new Junior High School site in the CCWA plan (The Belmont School Scandal!!) and formulated compromise offering low and very low income housing in the area.

o Reversed decision of Los Angeles County Transportation Commission to locate future line through the area while convincing the Los Angeles Department of Transportation and the planning consultant to build a south bound off-ramp from the Harbor Freeway to provide access to the development.

o Provided CALTRANS with realistic options for five proposed off/on-ramps to service the west side.

o Influenced decision of Architects/Engineers to include “tall” buildings as part of the mixed use complex.

o Attained the desired zoning changes for the site, taking land value from $120 to $220 per sq. ft.

Makabusi, Inc. 1981-1985

Entered private practice of Urban Design Planning and Development management with staff of four and partner in charge of design and production.

The Brooklyn Army Terminal waterfront mixed-use project,

220 acre mixed -use Specific Plan for the Channel Island harbour,

6900 acre destination resort in New Mexico,

300 acre master plan for thoroughbred broodmare station in Ojai, California,

and 163 acre master plan for horse breeding ranch in Tumacacori, Arizona.

Achieved billings of $70,000 in the first year and maintained volume of $180,000 thereafter.

o Served as Environmental Administrator for the City of Maricopa’s receipt of an application for a toxic waste incinerator.

o Directed Sanyo Oil Company’s acquisition of the Rolls Estate in Wales, Great Britain.

o Created and produced video marketing tools to gain financial interest in real estate investments???.$40MM generated for Pacific Center development.

o Developed computer program conveying three dimensional zoning change perspectives for land owners relating to their entitlements by law.

The Rosedale Villages, Inc. 1979-1981

Hired to corporation as Vice-President to plan community and construct 80 acre, 250 single family unit residential tract within a 2,500 acre community development project with a $3.4MM budget for planning, construction, infrastructure costs and materials.

o Gained approval of the master plan, sewage plant and trunk lines, electricity, water and other infrastructure plans.

o Revised land use plan through County Planning Department to include equestrian trails with access to the Kern River along the canal systems.

o Evaluated plans for industrial, commercial and estate residential developments.

William L. Perreira Associates 1977-1979

One of the top ten Architecture, Engineering and Planning companies in the United States with offices world-wide.

As minority partner and Vice President of Urban Design and Planning, responsibilities included design, conception and trouble shooting of proposed projects.

Assumed greater role in new town design for Doha, Quatar, Crocker Bank consolidation of properties sale and new business development.

o Designed Marina and Yacht Club adjacent to the Government Center in Doha, Quatar

o Invented lightweight skin panel for use in 90 story high-rise pyramid building for the Shah of Iran.

o Trained staff in video and 35mm slide production for presentations in separate division supporting company communications.

VTN Associates 1975-1977
Managed Urban/Regional Planning Division involved in providing information services on Urban Renewal, Airport Planning, Environmental Studies and zoning changes in subdivision for merchant builders.

o Expanded services of Photogrammetry Department inventing surveillance method utilizing video cameras in securing the rights-of-way on power corridors throughout Wyoming and Montana.

o Managed interdisciplinary group as a team to design a new town and industrial complex near Douglas, Wyoming. Arrived at a cost of $1 billion, presenting plan to joint session of the Wyoming legislature.


From 1973-1975 was Director of Urban Planning for Environmental Systems International in Planning and Environmental Services Division.

Managed two new town projects in Kobe, Japan. Guided team that invented a manufactured home system for National Environmental System Technologies.

Designed new pattern of “cluster developments” in Florida and New Hampshire. Planned Marina in Sausalito.

Calculated and presented subdivision projections for land in Lake Tahoe purchased for $125,000 generating sale of property for $375,000.

After completion of graduate work at UCLA, worked for Daniel, Mann, Johnson & Mendenhall in Urban Economics, Planning Division gaining experience in new town, community, ski resort, regional shopping centers, transportation planning and politics affecting projects.


Master of Architecture in Urban Design, University of California Los Angeles, 1969.

Bachelor of Architecture, University of Witwatersrand, Republic of South Africa, 1966.

Continuing Professional Education: Public Policy, Real Estate, Finance, Transportation, Forecasting, Computer Systems, Marketing , Business Administration and Management.

Associate Member or Member: American Institute of Architects, American Planning Association, Urban Land Institute, Futurist Society, American Management Association, American Society of Landscape Architects.


Architectural Design

o African Explosives & Chemical Co Headqts Office Bldng/Library

o Anglo American Corporation Carlton Center Off/Hotel/Shopping

o City of Springs Technical High School

o United Building Society Office Building

o Van Eyck Co Sansome Office Building

o Schindler Investments High Rise Apartments

o S.A.Townships (Mining & Finance) Apartment Complex

o Aronowitz Esq (Rivonia) Houghton Golf Course Apartments

o Mr& Mrs. Hunter Residence Rivonia

o Mr & Mrs. Muiman Residence Houghton

o Mr & Mrs Ohrel Residence Tumacacori Arizona

o Magnin’s – Stonestown, San Francisco Department Store

o World Outreach Center, San Diego Church & Convention Center

o John Cushman III – Pasadena Urban Renewal Complex

o Cincinnati Airport – Ohio Airport Hotel Complex

o Santa Anita Race Track, California Central Business District Master Plan

o Mr & Mrs Parker – Bakersfield Residence

o Gary Lasater Construction Residence

o Dave Burich Construction Residence

o Mr Jorge Hank Equestrian Arena Aqua Caliente, Mexico

Land Planning Design

o Crown Hill Corporation High-rise Mixed-use Project

o G.Gatter Development Co. La Paz, Town Center, Baja

o Morrisen-Knudsen, Boise, Idaho Industrial Park

o U,A,E. Doha, Quatar Town Center & Marina

o Commuter Centers Inc. Stol Airport, Los Angeles

o United Park City Mining Co. Park City, Ski Resort, Utah

o City of Avila Beach Marre Ranch Subdivision

o City of Huntington Beach Coastal Business District Renewal Plan

o Peabody Coal, Kerr McGee, Arco, Coal Gasification Complex & New
Pacific Power & Light, Community, Douglas, Wyoming.
Panhandle Eastern Pipeline Co.

o Anglo – American Development Corp. Marina Da Gama, Cape Town

o Japanese Ministry of Transport Suzuran – Ko, New Town, Kobe, Japan

o Nishi-No-Ko Inc. Westlake New Town, Kobe, Japan

o City of Johannesburg Johannesburg Motorway System

o Amador County Amador County General Plan

o Laborde Community Dev. Co. Comm. Plan Bakersfield California

o University of Witwatersrand University Master Plan

o Sylvania Properties Oswego Community Plan Washington

o State of California University System West San Joaquin New Cities Study

o Petan Company Alisal Ranch,Solvang, Santa Barbara

o D/J Developments Zuma Canyon, Malibu, California

o Santa Anita Development Co Shopping/Office Complex,

o City of Oxnard Industrial Development

o City of Grand Forks Air Terminal Facilities

o Tuolumne County County General Plan

o City of Sebastopol City Plan

o Sonoma County County Recreational Plan

o S & J development Co. Largo Dorado Community, San Diego

o IHR America Brooklyn Army Terminal

o IHR America Second Street Property, Los Angeles

o IHR America Eighth Street Property, Los Angeles

o Tenneco Land & Realty Corporation Bakersfield Redevelopment Study

o Crocker National Bank Facilities Study, San Francisco

o Clark County, Nevada Comprehensive Health Plan

o Spacematic 70x Building System

o University of California Los Angeles Urban Laboratory Research (GIS)

o University of California Los Angeles Urban Communications Center

o General Electric Intuval Computer Simulation Program

o Ministry of Transportation, Japan Video Presentation of a New Town

o Berkus Group Architects Box Ranch, Martin County, Florida

o Berkus Group Architects Euro Disney en France

o Berkus Group Architects Port St George, Manilla

o Philip Rudnick Secret Garden Center, Buttonwillow

Property development management services;

o The Rosedale Villages Inc. Bakersfield, California

o P.C. Crown Hill Inc. West Bank, Downtown Los Angeles

o Sanyo Oil Co Rolls Estates Wales Great Britain

o Beachfront Towers, L.P. Apartment Tower, Long Beach

o Bakersfield Veterinary Hospital Rosedale, California


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