Architect based in Southern California with thirty years of experience in the design and construction industry - from initial concept through project closeout. Excellent analytical, technical and troubleshooting skills. Exceptional care based on established know-how in project follow through and construction realities. Design work has been commissioned, exhibited and featured in the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Orange County Register, Dwell, ReadyMade, Metropolis and HG Television.
2006 - Present
Associate Principal, Technical Director
Senior project architect responsible for project management and construction administration on several high profile, award winning projects. Successfully managed design teams and various engineering consultants improving coordination between disciplines and documents. Established overall quality control program reducing RFI’s, Change Orders and disputes during construction. Mentored younger staff and provided office wide support for a variety of design, technical and construction issues.
Jan 2011 - 2013
ARC 105 Introduction to architectural graphics and ARC 115 Introduction to architectural design theory.
2001 - 2006
Thomas Blurock Architects
Senior project architect responsible for all aspects of project design, project management and construction administration. Successfully managed design teams and various engineering consultants. Responsible for budgeting, estimating, scheduling and overall quality control on multiple projects.
Company merged with IBI Group in 2006
1995 - 2001
Project architect responsible for all aspects of specialized theater and technical design, construction documents and construction administration. Projects include performing art centers, high school theaters and black box performance spaces.
1998 - 2000
Responsible for all aspects of design, construction documents and construction administration. Served as field Architect at Santa Anita Racetrack's remodel and restaurant addition. Responsible for day to day oversight that reduced RFI’s, changes and disputes between trades.
1993 - 1995
Responsible for assisting in planning projects, specific plans, building design and construction documents. Work included a variety of public buildings and transportation related projects.
1989 - 1991
Responsible for construction documentation and construction administration for commercial and retail projects. Including Central Orange County’s YWCA day care classroom for homeless children in Orange, CA
1987 - 1988
Responsible for design sketches, study models and construction documents for hotel and resort projects in Hana, Hawaii and several retail tenant improvement projects at South Coast Plaza.
1986 - 1987
Responsible for reviewing tenant improvement drawings for design compliance at South Coast Plaza Mall, Crystal Court Mall, South Coast Village Mall and Mesa Verde Center.
1986 - 1986
Responsible for assembly and fabrication of furniture and sculpture pieces working directly with Mr. Shire and studio staff, fabricators and other artists.
1982 - 1984
City of Norwalk, Planning Department
Contract drafting services for the Planning Department. Designed room additions and remodels for low income families that qualified for the Community Development Block Grant program.
California Design Biennial, Pasadena Museum of California Art
DesignTech Connect, IDSA-LA Scientistic Invitational Pasadena
25th Annual Benefit Art Auction, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions
Pool Trade Show with ReadyMade, Las Vegas
CA Boom Design, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Los Angeles
ICFF RAW: The Next Generation, Jacob K. Javis Center, New York
Past Present Future, UCLA Department of Architecture
Inaugural Show, Museum of Architecture, San Juan Capistrano
[X]:Nihilo, AIA OC Emerging Architects, Santora Building, Santa Ana
Table Lamp + Chair, Portland, Oregon
Enhancing the Public Realm,Los Angeles City Hall
Civic Innovations, UCLA Extension, 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica
The Big Picture, Civic Center Plaza, Huntington Beach
Outer Limits, Morgan Stevens Gallery, Tustin
Design Explorations 2001 International Furniture Fair, Jacob K. Javis Center, New York
California Perspective, Modern Museum of Art, Santa Ana
Industrial Artists, Industrial Materials, Art Store Gallery, Irvine
Architects Art, Gallery of Functional Art, Santa Monica
New Furniture, Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman College, Orange
A Feast of Function, Gallery of Functional Art, Santa Monica
Coastal Real Estate Guide: One on One with Greg Tate
MSN Real Estate, Shrub Hub: Unbelievable Yard Art
World Changing: A Users Guide to the 21st Century, Abrams
Guerrilla Gardening: A Manifesto, New Society Publishers
Must be Mod, Los Angeles Times
Design Dispatch, Los Angeles Times
Sofa de cesped, Loft
Couch Cachet, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Currents: California, New York Times
DNA, Design and Architecture, KCRW 89.9
The Making of Sod Sofa, Smart Solutions, HGTV
Sofa Turns Lawn into Lounge, Farm Show
Glow Speed Racer, Playboy
Sprout a Couch, ReadyMade
New Found Glory, Orange County Register
PinUp Lamp, ReadyMade
Spider Chandelier, Dwell
A Light Touch, Los Angeles Times
Design Explorations 2001, Metropolis
New Furniture Review, Orange County Register
Highlights From the Hardware Store, Pronto Magazine, Japan
Made in LA, House and Garden
Winner, Shelter Catagory, RE:Fab, IDSA-LA Scientistic Invitational
President’s Award, H&N, Santa Anita Grandstand Remodel
Honor Award, Sod Sofa, Table Lamp + Chair Competition
Honorable Mention, Homeless Shelter, Metropolis and Parsons
Finalist, 74 Th Paris Prize NAIE, Lloyd Warren Fellowship