Joel Russell

Senior Project Manager - Miami, FL

Joel Russell has more than 30 years of experience in architecture, engineering, interior design, construction and development for retail, mixed-use, government and residential projects. In leadership roles for more than 15 years, he is adept at building relationships and leading effective teams. As an architectural consultant and architect as owner, he has successfully managed all phases of complex projects, from site selection and assessment to completion.

Joel has an extensive history working with retailers, developers, real estate brokers, jurisdictions and agencies in the pre-development phase. He has overseen large property portfolios for national and international retailers. His multifaceted perspective and passion for the user experience support project success.

Recent Work

DMA Projects

             MIXED USE

               Miami Worldcenter, Miami, FL
               CocoWalk, Miami, FL               
               Pike & Rose, North Bethesda, MD

Affiliations & Awards

  • International Council of Shopping Centers
  • Registered Architect - Commonwealth of Virginia, State of Maryland

Notable Past Projects*


                 Sarasota Square Mall, Sarasota, FL
                 Wheaton Mall, Wheaton, MD
                 Costco, Manhattan and Queens, NY
                 Circuit City Stores, CA, GA, KS, ME, NE, NC, NY, OR, PA, SC, TN, WV


                DivX Call Center and Offices, Rocky Mount, NC, Richmond, VA, Sterling, VA
                Virginia Biotechnology Center, Biotech One, Richmond, VA


                U.S. Department of State, Main Entrance, Arlington, VA


  • Bachelor of Architecture, Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design - Ball State University

Additional Experience

  • Studio 1102 - owner, architect
  • WD Partners - senior director, architecture and engineering
  • MulvannyG2 Architecture - principal
  • EMCOR Facilities Services - director of engineering and architecture
  • Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (WRIT) - director of architecture
  • Circuit City Stores - project manager, construction department, corporate architect

*Projects completed while at previous companies