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Gavin Farley

Gavin Farley

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

About 

        

Employment 

Design Quarry Inc., Principal

This is my own company. I provide architecture services to a range of clients from developers, architects, and people just trying to visualize a new idea. Many of the companies I worked for as an employee later hire my company to lend a hand with their projects.

Mar 2005 - current
 

AECOM, Designer

My responsibilities at AECOM included research and developing several large master plan strategies for large ($1BnUS) private corporate campus projects. We also worked extensively on sustainable (LEED Req.) core and shell designs for mid-rise to tall commercial buildings and the required parking solutions.

Sep 2006 - Oct 2008
 

Gruen Associates, Designer

While at Gruen Associates, my responsibilities included site analysis, computer modeling, physical model making, construction drawings, presentation computer renderings, and coordinating client / architect / consultant meetings. I worked extensively on the Los Angeles Police Department’s Olympic Police Station from pre-design through CD’s (featured in Arch. Record 5-06).

Jun 2003 - Sep 2006
 

George Yu Architects, designer

I was a designer for the Max Studio clothing store prototype. The design has been site adapted to over 50 locations around the world and was featured in Architecture Record- Best Interiors (Feb-2004).

Aug 2002 - Sep 2003
 

Coop Himmelblau, Michael Volk, Designer

– Working within a small design team, my responsibility was to produce all of the drawings and presentation renderings for the North Jutland House of Music Competition. Coop won first prize, the building is to be completed by 2014. I also worked on the Drier House in Venice, CA, and the Ocean Sands Resort in the Outer Banks, N.C.

Apr 2002 - Dec 2002
 

Architettura Inc., Designer

- I worked on construction drawings, presentation computer renderings, and design for retail and multi-family projects while working for Architettura Inc.. In 1997, I designed an awning on a retail project in Santa Fe, New Mexico that used computer algorithms for the layout. The built work was a great opportunity to incorporate ideas I studied in an undergraduate thesis investigating fractals and architectural design.

Mar 1996 - Aug 1999
 

Education 

Sep 1999 - Jan 2002
 
Sep 1993 - Jun 1997
 

Awards 

Competition- Vasquez Rocks Interpretive Center, Gruen Associates, 1st Place

I was a team member on this competition generating all of the presentation renderings.

2010
 

Competition - Korean Airlines Luxury Lounge prototype, Gruen Associates, 1st Place

I was a team member on this competition generating all of the presentation renderings.

2006
 

Competition - Asianna Plaza, Vietnam, Gruen Associates, 1st Place

I was a team member on this competition generating all of the presentation renderings.

2006
 

The Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Dept., Award

This award was for Gruen Associate's Olympic police station that I worked on extensively from concept to completion.

2005
 

competition - Dead Malls - Central Office of Architecture, 1st Place

I worked on the team for COA on this competition examining the phenomena and possible solutions for dead malls.

2003
 

Competition - North Jutland House of Music competition. Coop Himmelblau, 1st Place

I worked on the team for this competition, helping coordinate the design and presentation of the project.

2003
 

Merit Award The Dallas A.I.A. Ken Roberts Delineation Competition, Other

Drawing Competition

1997
 

The University of Texas at Arlington Art Festival., 1st Place

Drawing Competition

1997
 

Caput Munday drawing competition, 1st Place

Drawing Competition

1996
 

Caput Munday drawing competition, 1st Place

Drawing Competition

1995
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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