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David A. Fernandez

Managing Director


David Fernandez has 31 years of experience delivering major capital projects and building programs as an owner’s representative. His projects have included work in healthcare acute-care facilities, higher education, cleanrooms and high-bred manufacturing for the Department of Defense, laboratories and research, the arts (including galleries), and custom residential homes.

Mr. Fernandez’s experience incorporates a complete array of construction management services, from project planning/programming and requests for proposal, general conditions, supplements, and contract development, through construction to user move-in. His project delivery and contract development expertise include construction-delivery methods such as traditional, design-build (DB), CM at Risk (CMAR), Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), and negotiated work.

Mr. Fernandez has managed project teams of over 36 staff. He has led teams that have included owner’s staff and consultants, which have required a culture that is collaborative and built on open and honest communication, and have involved mentoring as a key means of professional development.

With 14 years of experience managing facilities and facility capital projects teams, Mr. Fernandez has hands-on knowledge of organizing major utility and building systems and of coordinating with facilities field staff. He has completed work in minor capital-related and overhead projects in operating facilities. He has reported finances to the executive level and has managed owner development of operating budgets and short-term/long-term planning.


California Polytechnic University
B.A., Architecture (candidate)

Employment History

Paragon Construction Consulting, Inc.
2013 - 2015

Project director
2008 - 2013

California State University, Fullerton
Senior project manager
2004 - 2008

University of California, Irvine
Project manager
2000 - 2004

Gencorp Aerojet Electronic Systems
Manager of site services and project manager
1986 - 2000

Reid Construction
Project manager
1983 - 2000

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California High School Athletics Program Volunteer

University Club, UCI, Board of Directors