Charles Nelson AIA, LFRAIA
Charles heads up PSMJ Resources’ presence in Australia/ New Zealand. His expertise, in a nutshell:
Charles has a BA in Architecture and Psychology (Minnesota), and studied Land Use Law & Legislation and Law of Construction Contracts at Harvard University.
He has been involved with the architecture/ engineering design and construction industry for more than 50 years, including a decade as the owner/manager of a Boston-based design/ build firm.
Utilising this hands-on experience, Charles has provided Project, Design, Quality, and Risk Management training since 1989. He has conducted more than 250 workshops across three continents, including programs at ten American Institute of Architects national conventions.
Frank Stasiowski FAIA
Frank is founder and president of PSMJ Resources, Inc. He also publishes Professional Services Management Journal, a newsletter specifically for the design professions. He is the producer of METALCON International trade show. He is a regular speaker at prestigious industry events such as the American Institute of Architects National Convention and the American Consulting Engineers Council.
Frank speaks to and consults with design firms in the United States, Canada and Australia on a regular basis, on such topics as Negotiating, Proposal writing, Presentation strategies, Marketing design services, Client driven selling, Client service, Strategic planning and Ownership transition.
Prior to forming PSMJ Resources, Inc. Frank was the General Manager for King & King Architects, Syracuse, NY. His redesign of the firm’s financial package led to a profile in Business Week and his first invitation to speak at the 1977 American Institute of Architects National Convention. While at King & King, Frank helped to create a computer directory and seminar program for the architectural/design fields that would be the basis for A/E/C SYSTEMS show, which he and his partners launched in 1980.
Frank has over 25 years of experience in providing valuable information to the building and design industries. His in-depth knowledge of the worlds of architecture/design, construction and business has created the foundation on which PSMJ Resources, Inc. is built. He is the author of eight best-selling books on management, and the creator of nearly 100 education programs and many successful trade shows.
Frank holds a BA in Fine Arts and a BA in Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MBA from Bryant College.
Harry Nicholas RAIA
Harry Nicholas has twenty years experience in the construction industry, having provided his services to a multitude of design and building firms as Architect and Project Manager. In addition to his role with PSMJ, Harry has an Associate position at the Melbourne-based architectural firm Hayball Pty Ltd. He is a Lecturer and Chairman of the Academic Council at Oceania Polytechnic Institute of Education, from which he graduated in the School of Architecture.
Harry has project managed over A$100 million of built work for contractors and led teams of more than fifty staff in architectural design, documentation and administration of government education projects totaling more than A$1.5 billion. Having worked on both sides of the contract and with extensive involvement in the education sector, Harry maintains that above all else, fostering strong relationships and managing professional expectations is paramount to a healthy practice.
Harry is a firm believer in surrounding himself with talented people so as to immerse himself in the energy that collaborative creativity generates. His focus is guiding relationships with a positive outlook, and his target is to meet clients’ expectations and regularly exceed them.
With a strong collaborative approach, Harry’s practice development efforts have in recent years focused on quality assurance and project review processes, change management, and the intricate dynamics related to successful team building, or resource management.