Mr. Yakel received his Professional Bachelors of Architecture - Design Option from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. He studied both Mass Communications and History as an extensive portion of his degree plan. He is a licensed architect in multiple states and currently serves as Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer of the firm.
Mr. Yakel joined CCI in 1984 and has participated in the design and construction of over 200 country clubs, city clubs, yacht clubs, and high-end daily fee facilities throughout the United States. He is responsible for the project management of CCI projects and the daily operations of CCI.
Mr. Yakel served as the project architect and designer for various projects including the Dallas Petroleum Club in Dallas, Texas; High Point Country Club (Emerywood Clubhouse) in High Point, North Carolina; Canyon Gate Country Club in Las Vegas, Nevada; and Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina. His various design and construction projects include private clubs such as Round Hill Country Club in Alamo, California; The Woodlands Country Club/Palmer Course and Player Course Clubhouses in Houston, Texas; The University of Texas Golf Club in Austin, Texas; Bent Tree Country club in Dallas, Texas; Royal Oaks Country Club in Dallas, Texas; and Poppy Ridge Golf Course near San Francisco, California.
Additional projects include the Golf Club at Lansdowne Clubhouse in Leesburg, Virginia – a 48,000 sf clubhouse serving the Robert Trent Jones II and Greg Norman courses and the 300-room resort/conference center hotel. Mr. Yakel is the project manager and design architect for the new Sonatrach Petroleum Club project in Algiers, Algeria. The resort complex includes a 60,000 sf clubhouse building, a 65-room high-end hotel, and a 25,000 sf spa, fitness, and indoor pool structure all near the Mediterranean Sea on the Algeria coast.
Many of Mr. Yakel’s projects have been featured in Club Management, Golf Inc. and Club & Resort Business Magazines throughout the years. He has been a speaker at various seminars for the Annual “Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) World Conference on Club Management” and Crittenden. In addition, Mr. Yakel has also authored numerous articles on private club design and management in The Board Room Magazine.
Mr. Yakel is currently working with the Petroleum Club of Fort Worth, a new indoor tennis complex for the University of Texas, and Ballantyne Country Club in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Mr. Yakel is a member of the American Institute of Architects, Texas Society of Architects, and the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards.
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