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Brian Cravens

Brian Cravens

Monrovia, CA, US

 

About 

Project Architect/Project Manager with over 26 years of diverse experience currently working for an award-winning firm in Pasadena, CA. Projects include mixed-use, senior housing, skilled nursing facilities, civic and municipal facilities, religious buildings, commercial offices, restaurants, single custom and multi-family, moderate to high end, residential, master plans for city redevelopment agencies. Experienced with construction types II-V. My skills are problem solving and working with large groups towards consensus. Well versed in code analysis, working with a variety of government agencies such as OSHPD, L.A. County Building, L.A. County Regional Planning, L.A. County Health Dept., L.A. County Fire Dept. and many city agencies mostly throughout Southern California.

Employment 

Ewing Architects, Pasadena, CA, US, Project Architect/Project Manager

Project Architect/Project Manager. Involved with all aspects of projects from initial requests for information and proposals to client interviews, meetings. Preparation of design programs, scheduling of project through construction documents. Coordination of staff and consultants. Code analysis, interaction with all governmental agencies and community groups throughout process. Presentations to clients, community groups, city design review boards, city planning commissions, and city councils. Adept at handling and calming adverse groups or government agencies. I develop a team work approach with all involved parties. Develop budgets. Heavily involved in construction observation. Thorough documentation throughout all phases of a project.

Oct 1986 - current
 

Education 

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

Transferred directly into third year studies from community college. One of only two students to accomplish this that year. Studied various design methodologies and professional practice. Attended Ecole des Beaux Arts, Summer Study program in Fontainebleau, France (1982) on a partial scholarship. Student Planning Commissioner (1983-1984). Summer internship in Honolulu, HI, appointed directly by Dean George Hasslein (1983). Dean's Honor List.

Sep 1981 - Jun 1984
 

Los Angeles Harbor College, Harbor City, CA, US, Architecture

Studied architecture design and practice primarily under Dr. Osamu A. Wakita, PhD. Graduated with an AA degree and direct transfer to Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo.

Sep 1979 - Jun 1981
 

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