Jacob Balian Architect

Jacob Balian Architect

Malibu, CA, US




Malibu, California 90265




  • A Licensed Professional Architect in State of CA. 18 years.
  • Experience. Principal Architect/Project Manager/Construction Manager for all phases of Architecture/Interior Design/Construction including Schematic Design through Construction Administration including Construction Services on Development projects.
  • Responsibilities. Interviewing Clients/Owners/Developers/Committees to determine Scope of Work/Budget/Schedule. 
  • Work has been in the Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Manhattan Beach, Burbank, Malibu cities/counties requiring understanding of their respective codes/permitting procedures and interfacing with their representatives. Work has included CUP/Architectural Review Board/Variances/Coastal Commission processes/procedures.
  • Projects have included Residential, Commercial, Restaurants, Institutional. 
  • Volunteer Services. Overseeing Design/Engineering Department responsible for projects throughout Los Angeles. Interfacing with various Committees to determine Scope of Work/Budget/Schedule. Interviewing volunteers, overseeing personnel & consultants, deliverying projects according to Committee guidelines. Developed and Delivered Design Lecture Series.


  • Experienced in balancing priorities for short-term and long-range goals
  • Able to coordinate multiple projects and meet deadlines under pressure
  • A strong history of completing projects on time and within budget
  • Ability to adapt quickly to challenges and changing environments
  • Recognized as a creative and practical problem-solver
  • Energetic, positive, and self motivated
  • Enthusiastic, creative, and willing to assume increased responsibility


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE | ARCHITECTURAL PROJECTS                                                                                  

Commercial Projects                                                                                                                1996 - Present                                                                                                                                                         

  • Perry Ellis TI New York - Millworks Services
  • Assembly Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses - Architectural Services
  • Assembly Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses - Interior Design Services
  • Google TI  New York - Millworks Services
  • ABC Mortgage Services Office Building - Architectural Services, Project Management Services, Construction Administration Services
  • Café Pierre / Manhattan Beach - Architectural/Construction Management  (1997 / 2005)
  • Twins Club / Rancho Cucamonga, Architectural Services 
  • Inglewood Chamber of Commerce / Inglewood - Architectural Services

Residential                                                                                                                                    1996 - Present                                                                                                                                           

  • Adams, Torrance
  • Sarthou Residence - Studio City
  • Berger Residence, Santa Monica
  • Gordon Residence, Malibu
  • Brewer Residence, Burbank
  • Pasquini Residence, West Hills
  • Kent Residence, Los Angeles
  • Hill Residence, Los Angeles

Development                                                                                                                                1997 - 2000

  • Beach Residence – Santa Monica                                            

Volunteer  Services                                                                                                                    2001 - Present 

  • Kingdom Halls of Jehovah’s Witnesses – Los Angeles City/County
  • Assembly Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses – San Diego Area


A & E PLOTTER SUPPLIES | PRINCIPAL                                                                                   1984 - 1989     

  • Owned /Operated CAD Supplies Company
  • Management/Sales
  • Government Contracts


GENSLER/BOB ILLES                                                                                                                      1984 - 1989    

  • Architectural Model Building.



Bachelor of Architecture 1989 | University of Southern California

  • John Parkinson Scholarship
  • Summer Abroad Program & Scholarship:  (Rome, Florence, Venice, Vienna, Paris, Amsterdam, & London)

Licensed Architect: State of CA since 1996

  • Licensed No. C-26646 



  • USC Architectural Guild



  • AutoCAD | Sketchup  | Microsoft Word  | Excel  |  Outlook


TELEVISION APPEARANCES | PUBLISHED  -  HGTV Designer’s Challenge          

  • Varady Residence
  • Burns Residence
  • Adams Residence


~ References Available Upon Request~


Self Employed Architect, Malibu Beach, CA, US, Architect

Licensed Architect

May 1989 - current


Sep 1984 - May 1989

Areas of Specialization 

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