C L Wales is the assistant development manager for Fort Hood Family Housing. C L provides management services for design and revitalization of existing residential units for our military families, as well as project management for new community centers. Ms. Wales is responsible for developing scopes of work and specifications in preparation of proposal request documents, contracts projects, manages change orders, develops and maintains project budgets, manages and coordinates with all contractors and other team members.
Ms. Wales always had an interest in the arts, she followed art show circuits selling many of her own paintings. Oil paints were her medium of choice; however, she worked with acrylics, chalks, pen and ink, and charcoal. She also sculpted using sandstone, wood, plaster, bronze (the lost wax method), along with various scrap metals, etc.
Another of her many interests is architectural history, and construction techniques used in historic buildings, along with the intricate detailing and fine finish trims, both inside and outside.
Ms. Wales’ career path has exposed her to amazing forms of architecture and construction. She has designed and produced construction documents for metal buildings, industrial facilities, equestrian centers, office, schools, and church facilities, apartment complexes with management facilities, shopping centers, chain retail facilities, speculative new retail facilities and rebranding retail facilities. In her career, Ms. Wales’ has inspected projects under construction, designed new buildings, has written specifications for construction documents, prepared proposal requests for new construction and renovations, and contracted and managed the revitalization of substandard housing. Ms Wales has had the fortune of being the project architect on multiple 10,000 + square foot homes in the North Park area in Dallas, Texas. These multi million dollar homes were extremely detailed on the exterior as well as the interior, requiring detailing of copper dormer window frames through detailing of cornices and wall and ceiling moldings on the interior. The designs evolved from the Biltmore Mansion, the Breakers and many of the turn of the century mansions. The architecture extended through to the yards that became extravagant pool areas with cabanas, strolling and reflecting spaces. Antique marble fireplace mantels, salvaged antique wood flooring, antique tile floors and walls, timber beams, and antique or handcrafted railings were incorporated into the homes. Some of the homes were constructed of heavy timber framing.
Ms. Wales attributes her success to diligence; passion for her profession, her positive can do attitude, and a profound desire to gain further knowledge in architecture and all phases of construction, coming out of the ground all the way through the turn over of Certificates of Occupancy, either through her own past experiences or those of others.
Ms. Wales received a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Design from Texas A&M University.
In her spare time, she passionately collects fine antiques; furniture, crystal, ornate figurines, and jewelry. She also enjoys studying; historic structures; buildings, bridges, mausoleums, fountains, architectural antiques and art. On the home front she; volunteers with various organizations, cultivates house plants, reads, makes jewelry, and fills Christmas baskets for the often forgotten elderly. She also enjoys numerous publications, including The Antiques Magazine, Architectural Digest, Professional Builder, Texas Architect, Progressive Architecture and Forbes. Continue reading