Recent projects designed by Tierney include Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort, Bonnet Creek, Richmond on the James, Hyatt Dulles, Greater Richmond Aquatic Partnership (GRAP) Aquatic Center, Richmond Marriott, Doubletree Palm Beach Gardens and Executive Meeting Center, and Canal Crossing, which won a 2005 Merit Award from the Virginia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), a 2004 Award of Merit from the James River Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), and a 2004 Honorable Mention from the International Interior Design Association.
As director of architecture for the hospitality group, Tierney helped grow the market segment into one of the top ranked hospitality design firms in the world by focusing on the importance of design and its impact on the guest experience. Tierney will now utilize his design expertise across the firm to advance Baskervill's vision, values, and purpose through excellence of design, ensuring Baskervill's clients receive the best design solution for their needs.
Tierney plans on using this new role to cultivate younger design professionals within the firm, advance design education, and promote Baskervill design within the community. Additionally, he will work directly with marketing and be responsible for influencing, reviewing, and approving all graphic elements and branded designs created across the firm to ensure firm-wide brand standards are maintained.
His publications include, "You're Only Twenty Once," Inform Magazine, Issue 3, 2011; "Start thinking about technology early in the design process," Hotel and Motel Management, June 1, 2010; and, "Guests evolve along with the technology," Hotel Design, May 21, 2010, among others.
Speaking engagements include a recent presentation for the C3 (The Creative Change Center) focused on the creative collaborative process between design and construction. In 2011, Tierney was a featured design critic Virginia Tech's School of Architecture, and he was interviewed on the State of Architecture in Richmond on WRIR.
Winning multiple awards for design throughout his career, such as the various awards won for the Canal Crossing corporate office space and Baskervill's headquarters, Tierney was also an inaugural Inform Awards winner in 1991, winning a Merit Award for his project, "Light At Any Height." In 2010, he was one of the jurors for Mid-Atlantic Construction's Best of 2010 Awards. Tierney has 26 years of experience as a project architect and a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Tierney is a registered architect in the Commonwealth of Virginia and is a member of the American Institute of Architects.
Baskervill, an international, award-winning, full-service architectural, engineering, interior design and sustainable design firm, delivers world-class services to a diverse client base, ranging from hospitality, government, education, corporate, healthcare, advanced technologies, retail, financial, and transportation technologies to Fortune 500 companies. Founded in 1897 and headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, Baskervill celebrates 115 years in continuous operation in 2012 and offers a rich history of ingenuity, integrity and technical expertise that has made them a premiere service provider across the country. To learn more about Baskervill or to see a project portfolio, visit www.baskervill.com.