CORE adds sr. project manager for hospitality practice

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 11, 2009) - - Internationally recognized architecture and design firm, CORE, announces the hiring of Brian R. Judis, LEED AP.  Judis will serve as the hospitality practice Senior Project Manager, according to CORE management. 

Judis brings fifteen years of experience managing large and often transformational hospitality projects to the CORE team. Most recently associated with Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc, where he was the Director of Capital Expenditures, Judis implemented capital investment projects upwards of $70 million annually and was the lead manager for the design and construction of numerous hotel projects throughout the U.S.  His tenure at Host and, prior to that, Marriott International, provided the platform for the development of his strategic relationships with owners, regional teams, hotel executives, and consultants.

Judis has worked with a wide range of hotel brands including, but not limited to, Marriott, Swisshotel, Embassy Suites, Hyatt, Four Seasons, and Ritz-Carlton.  Recently, he completed the renovation to the lobby, rotunda bar, and three-meal restaurant of the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. Other recent projects include the management of the design and construction at the Hyatt Capitol Hill, JW Marriott, Key Bridge Marriott, Four Seasons Philadelphia, and Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner.

For CORE, Judis’ hiring represents a continued focus on developing the firm’s hospitality sector and growing hotel practice.

“With a focus and strength in construction project management, Brian’s experience and education will be a tremendous benefit to our clients and projects, handling any onsite challenges that come with a complex hospitality project,” said Peter F. Hapstak, III, AIA, IIDA, ISP, a managing partner at CORE.

With an established portfolio in architecture, interiors, hospitality and retail design, CORE has designed over 55 restaurants in locations across the east coast and in the Caribbean with a large concentration in the DC metro area.

An internationally recognized firm, CORE has received more than 90 design awards. The firm’s notable list of projects and clients include:  Founding Farmers, the Atlas Performing Arts Center, Dean & Deluca, The JBG Companies, J Street Development, Marriott International, Porter Novelli, Chef Robert Wiedmaier, and Stir Food Group, among numerous others. For more information, visit

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