Project Management Consultants Expands in Cleveland

R. Douglas Myers, Tri-C’s Director of Planning, Design and Construction, Joins National Owner’s Rep Firm

Date: September 12, 2016

Project Management Consultants (PMC), a subsidiary of Thompson Hine LLP, is pleased to announce that R. Douglas (Doug) Myers, former Director of Planning, Design and Construction at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C), has joined the organization as a Senior Project Consultant. Myers has extensive experience in campus planning and higher education construction, which includes working at the University Architect’s Office at Cleveland State University and at several Cleveland, national and international architecture firms prior to his nine-year tenure at Tri C.

Myers, a licensed architect, has nearly 30 years of experience in project management and architecture, including project creation; programming and planning; design and review of schematic, design development and construction documents; value engineering and constructability review; construction management/administration; and project close-out. As the owner’s project director/manager for two major higher education institutions, he has supervised the work of more than 40 architecture, engineering, construction management and specialty consulting firms.

As Director of Project Management at Tri-C, Myers was responsible for overseeing the Project Management team, construction managers, architects, commissioning agents and testing agents as well as the management of fixtures, furnishings and equipment (FF&E), owner occupancy, prevailing wages and major project and legal issues. Myers lead the program management team during team building, bidding/award and construction during Tri-C phase one master plan execution. During the master plan execution, Myers played a key role in developing all the standards and procedures with which 27 architecture/engineering and 7 construction management firms were required to comply.

Myers has designed or managed projects totaling more than $300 million under various delivery methods, including general contracting, multiple-prime, construction management (agency) and construction management-at-risk (CMR). While at Tri-C, Myers managed the college’s first CMR and LEED-certified projects. Having served as owner, project architect and construction manager brings to PMC proven leadership and substantive industry expertise.

“We are thrilled to have Doug join PMC,” said Jeffrey R. Appelbaum, managing director of PMC. “His expertise in the area of campus improvements, specifically at colleges and universities, will be a tremendous resource to our clients. In addition, his experience proves he is adept at successfully managing multiple-capital and locally-funded projects, adhering to the projects’ scope-of-work, budgets, schedules and quality. Myers played a key role in planning, facilitating and directing Tri-C’s largest building program since its opening and we enjoyed working with him on the project.”

Myers received Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Architecture degrees from Kent State University in 1994. He is a Registered Architect in Ohio and Indiana and received the Project Leadership Award from the Construction Owners Association of America (COAA) in 2012.

“The services provided by PMC are in perfect alignment with my professional experiences,” said Myers “I was attracted to the high level of work conducted by PMC and its strong reputation in the market. I have enjoyed working with Jeff Appelbaum and Steve Zannoni in the past and am so pleased to be a part of the team. PMC’s level of expertise is unparalleled and I look forward to all of the opportunities to come.”

Myers’ leadership and management philosophy is a perfect fit for PMC and its focus on planning, efficiency and alignment with client goals. He understands the importance of schedule and budget management, as well as the timely identification of major challenges that can impact a project.

PMC has successfully completed projects for Bowling Green State University, Case Western Reserve University, Central State University, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, Cleveland State University, Cuyahoga Community College, Miami University, The Ohio State University, Ohio University, University of Chicago, University of Colorado and University of Illinois, among other higher education institutions.

PMC served as owner’s representative for several community impact projects prior to Cleveland’s hosting of the Republican National Convention in July 2016 including Cleveland’s Public Square Renovation and the new Hilton Cleveland Downtown.

About PMC. Founded in 1997, Project Management Consultants LLC (PMC) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Thompson Hine LLP. PMC’s professionals have extensive experience in design, finance, construction consulting, construction management, partnering facilitation and owner’s representation, and they work seamlessly with Thompson Hine lawyers to provide integrated services to the marketplace. Our four primary services for the real estate, design and construction industry are owner’s representation, public and private financing consulting, project and risk management consulting, and design and construction partnering facilitation and mediation. For more information, please visit