Jacob Balian, Architect

Jacob Balian, Architect

Malibu, CA, US



Jacob Balian,  Architect

Malibu, California 90265


Professional Profile

A Licensed Professional who understands Design Principles and uses them to organize space in designing various building structures including but not limited to residential and commercial buildings. He is experienced in many areas, from Interior Design to Architectural and Construction Development. Works extensively in the City and County of Los Angeles; understands their Codes and Permit Procedure with which his design must conform. Knowledge in various Methods of Construction for producing plans to realize the Client’s aspiration; Interviews the client to produce the best possible compromise of the results desired within explicit cost and time parameters. Accurate precise and highly ethical in all work related assignments. Outstanding comprehension of Type V Construction, Process, Site Analysis through Construction Administration Phases and Construction Management



Summary Of Qualifications


  • 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 Designs and Projects                                                                                                             


Commercial Remodels                                                                                                                                                                                     1995 - Present

  • Inglewood Chamber of Commerce / Inglewood - Architectural Services
  • Café Pierre / Manhattan Beach - Architectural/Construction Management/Supervision Services      
  • Twins Club / Rancho Cucamonga, Architectural Services 
  • ABC Mortgage Services Office Building / Burbank Architectural Services, Project Management Services, Construction Administration Services
  • Assembly Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses - Design Services
  • Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses - Architectural Services


Residential                                                                                                                                                                                                            2000 - Present

  • Architectural Services for Remodel of Various Residences
  • Sarthou, Berger, Gonzalez, Montana, Gordon, Kent, Hill, Pasquini, Adams
  • Brewer Residence
  • Construction Management/Supervision


Development of Beach House 1255 Palisades Beach Road, Santa Monica                                                                                                                                                                                                               1997 – 2000

ú Research and Presentation for the Development of Property at 1255 PBR

  • Created Program/Budget/Specifications
  • Responsible for all Architectural Services Including Coastal Commission Review Board, Architectural Review Board, Variances.
  • Responsible for all Construction Management/Supervision Services



Volunteer  Services                                                                                                                                                                                          2003 - Present

Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses



  • Conducted Interviews of 40 volunteers.
  • Defined Work Groups and Placed Volunteers according to their experience.
  • Created and Presented both Design and Construction Documentation Lecture Series.
  • Served as the Lead Architect for Several Kingdom Halls and coordinated Consultants.
  • Rendered Site Observation Services.
  • Presented Projects to Regional Building Committee.
  • Served on Malibu Congregation Operating Committee during Kingdom Hall Remodel.
  • Designed District Overseer Residence - Australia








Owner/Operator                                                                                                                                                                                                     1984 - 1989

A&E Plotter Supplies


  • Owned and Operated CAD Supplies Company
  • Management/Sales
  • Successfully negotiated Government Contract



GENSLER/BOB ILLES                                                                                                                                                                                           1984 - 1989                                                                                                                                                            


  • Architectural Model Building.




Education and Licenses


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 California

Licensed No. C-26646




Professional Affiliations


Member, USC Architectural Guild



Technical Skills


AutoCAD  Microsoft Word  Microsoft Excel  Outlook




Relevant Activities


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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