Douglas Gardner, AIA

Douglas Gardner, AIA

Los Angeles, CA, US



Douglas Gardner, AIA is a licensed architect with 25 years experience in Project Management, Project Architecture and Construction Administration.  He has experience with numerous project types including: institutional, higher education, K thru 12 education, ecclesiastical and commercial.  Some of the projects he has worked on include the Getty Villa, American Indian Cultural Center, OK, UCLA's Student Housing and projects for LA Unified School district including Dorsey High School Redevelopment.

His diverse project background, experience and multiple architectural skills make him a unique architectural asset to large or small firms.


GKK Works, Pasadena, CA, US, Sr. Project Architect

Sr. Project Architect for LAUSD's Dorsey HS. Project included new gymnasium and classrooms as well as renovation of an existing gymnasium.

Oct 2010 - Jun 2011

Pfeiffer Partners Architects, Inc., Los Angeles, CA, US, Project Manager/Project Architect

Project Manager and Project Architect for the UCLA Student Housing Project. This 4 tower with 9 stories each campus addition included outdoor plazas a dining hall and formal ballroom. Oversaw construction documents starting in the Design Development phase and through Construction Documents.
In the down time on UCLA Mr. Gardner designed all the exterior details for a complex performing arts complex in Bellevue, Washington. On that project he worked closely with a water proofing consultant.

Oct 2008 - Apr 2010

Johnson Fain, Los Angeles, CA, US, Project Manager/ Project Architect in charge of Construction Administration

Project Manager of the Native American Indian Cultural Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Worked closely with the Principles Johnson and Fain as well as the Native American tribe leaders. Coordinated the project from Design Development through Construction Documents selecting consultants and working through design issues with the Cities plan review department.
Completed the construction administration of two new LAUSD schools.

Jun 2004 - Jan 2008

The Larson Group, Los Angeles, CA, US, Vice President

Vice President in charge of Project Management, Project Architecture, design, production, marketing and project construction for the new West Coast office of a Colorado architectural firm. The firm specialized in ecclesiastical projects. Work completed by the West Coast office included: the design and construction of new churches and small and large additions to sanctuary spaces.

Mar 2001 - Jun 2003

Langdon Wilson Architecture & Planning, Los Angeles, CA, US, Project Manager/Project Architect

Mr. Gardner was the Project Manager and Project Architect for the Getty Villa, a museum of antiquities located in Malibu, California. Our firm was the Executive Architect that collaborated with Design Architect Machado and Silvetti. Under direction of the museum's curators we renovated the existing museum and expanded the project's campus adding a number of new buildings.

With Langdon Wilson he was the Project Architect in charge of construction for the Team Disneyland Administration building in Anaheim, CA. This work was completed in collaboration with Design Architect Frank O. Gehry's office.

Mar 1994 - Mar 2001


University of California, Davis, Davis, CA, US, Liberal Arts

Course work included writing, literature, art.

After leaving SCI-Arc with a BArc degree I recognized my education lacked the above liberal arts classes necessary to complete my education. My time at UC Davis strengthened my ability to write and to see in 3 dimensions. Literature, it seems was purely a selfish pursuit.

Jul 1989 - Jun 1992

Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, BArch, BArch

Traditional architectural studios each semester. Course work included a semester in Carona, Switzerland.

Sep 1979 - Jun 1982

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