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Dan Freund

Dan Freund

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

About 

Dan Freund is a licensed Architect with extensive experience in design and construction. He has designed a wide range of projects, including restaurants, retail, offices, hotels, health clubs and Residential.  His skills balance strength in design with hands on technical aspects of construction. He has many years of experience in CAD, virtual walkthroughs and 3D modeling and their application to Architecture, and Environmental Graphics. Also, skilled in both Architectural and “art” photography.

Design process- strong conceptual skills, fascination with art’s relationship with engineering. Experience in Architectural lighting, product design and prototyping.

Artistic capabilities: Exhibited photographer, metal sculpture, and site installations, passionate about music and visual arts.

Traveled throughout the US, Europe, Asia- China, Japan, Thailand, and Nepal.

INTERNATIONAL STUDY 1985

England, France, Switzerland and Italy.
A.I.A. Design Committee Conference
Biennale Di Venezia
International Furniture Fair, Milan. (Salone Internazionale del Mobile di Milano)
Guest juror and design critic for the University of Notre Dame studies program, Rome.

PHOTOGRAPHY

Architectural photography: studied with Juergen Nogai (Julius Shulman’s shooting partner).
Art Photography; with Aline Smithson.

See my photography on flickr at:   http://www.flickr.com/photos/architect4/

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Santa Monica-Landmarks Commission:
Commissioner 1988-1997
Chairman 1990-91/1995.
Los Angeles Conservancy
The Art Walk, Venice Family Clinic

PUBLICATIONS

Los Angeles Magazine 2002- Sacred Movement Yoga- Best of LA 2002
Stores of the Year 1997 - The Game Keeper
Entertainment & Retail - The Game Keeper
Retail Image & Graphic Identity, Joan G. Salb
Palm Springs Life - 1997 - Estate
HOME magazine, May 1991 - Pauly Resid.

LICENSES

Architect California –1985  C 015517
General Contractor California -1988 Inactive

 

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Freund Studio, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architect/ principal

Varied projects including:
High end residential- new construction and renovations.
Furniture design, Art installations, photography and graphics.

Projects:
Sacred Movement Yoga (now Exhale) - Venice, CA Interior Architecture for new Yoga facility.
Los Angeles Magazine Best of LA 2002
Singer Residence- Venice, CA •Addition of Exterior deck, stair, metalwork and redesigned façade.
“The Springs” Residence- Ranco Mirage, CA •Total renovation 3200 sq.ft. Wall sculpture installation.
Robert Kahn Residence- Hidden Hills, CA •New construction and interior renovations.
Pepi Kelman Residence- Pacific Palisades, CA •New construction of modern hillside home. Architectural design Exterior & Interior detailing.
Applebaum Residence- Naples, CA •New construction of Hi-tech beach front home. Fully integrated Architectural design of Exterior Interior including all detailing, and Furniture.
Cremo Residence-Newport Beach, CA •Remodel, 2 story addition interior remodel.
Vrontikis Residence- Westwood, CA •Addition to Graphic designer’s home of office/future 2 bedroom conversion.
Richmond Residence - Westwood, CA •Minimalist home with customized interiors, extensive cabinetry, custom steel staircase.
Wolfe Residence- Marina Del Rey, CA •Modern interior reconstruction of beach unit. Custom designed cabinets and furniture.
Pauly Residence- Mar Vista, CA 1948 (Gregory Ain original Arch.)
New addition/renovation, new interior Architecture & custom furniture. Published in “HOME” magazine May 1991.
Richman Residence- Brentwood, CA •Monterey style addition/renovation.
Lang Residence- Laurel Canyon, CA •1920’s Hillside Spanish Historical renovation
St. John Residence - Lake Hollywood, CA •1920’s Spanish addition/ Historical renovation.
Private Estate- Rancho Mirage, CA •New Architecture, Landscape, Interior design and custom furniture for modern 6500’ home with mountain and lake views.

FURNITURE DESIGN

1985- "Iso Table"- Tension-compression Structure Dining table Glass Granite Alum.
1987-Speakman: maple bed + aluminum Storage fixture

1996- Pair Dining tables Glass Steel Maple
Illuminated Occasional table, Maple glass

2001- Dining table Sandblasted Granite top Stainless legs with lighted strips
3 Dining tables- Aluminum & Glass
Spokes table – fabricated 2002
Concentric rings/tripod structure
Wings structure

2002 - Waterjet Aluminum Fabrications:
• Solaris & Oculus Sink Pedestals
• Candle holder Series aluminum
• Wall Sculpture Series aluminum

Americh Co. CB-Stainless Bathtub prototype

Menorah & Candle holders shown at the Skirball Cultural Center Museum

2003 - Continuing development of Dining table series and candle holders as “high concept” for mass production. Exploring Furniture as Architecture thru concept and fabrication techniques.

Jan 1996 - current
 

Perkins Freund Partnership, Los Angeles, CA, US, Partner

Designed Retail and Residential projects throughout the U.S.

The Game Keeper Stores: Chain of stores: bold storefronts and playful signage. Designed 35 stores.

Hillsdale Shopping Center - San Mateo, CA
Roosevelt Field - Garden City, NY
Crossroads Plaza - Salt Lake City, UT
Topanga Plaza - Canoga Park, CA
Metro Center - Phoenix, AZ
Galleria at Sunset - Las Vegas, NV
Meadows Mall - Las Vegas, NV
Fashion Show Mall - Las Vegas, NV
Northridge Fashion Center - Northridge, CA
The Westchester - White Plains, NY
Village at Corte Madera - Corte Madera, CA
Crossgates Mall - Albany, NY
Walden Galleria - Buffalo, NY
Arrowhead Towne Center - Glendale, AZ
Santa Anita Fashion Park - Santa Anita, CA
The Oaks - Thousand Oaks, CA
Downtown Plaza - Sacramento, CA
University Towne Center - La Jolla, CA
Westside Pavilion - Westwood, CA

Going In Style - Century City Shopping Center
Travel accessories store. Integrated signage and fixture display units.

Sheltams Periodicals - Calabasas, CA
Unique outdoor book and magazine stand. Design: site planning thru fixtures.

SHOWROOMS
Flemming/Chalef - L.A. Mart, Los Angeles, CA
Wholesale gifts and cards. Minimalist hitech low budget project completed in 5 weeks.

Jan 1990 - Jan 1996
 

Design 1, Los Angeles, CA, US, Senior Designer

Congregant care housing projects in the US and Canada.

Casa Del Mar Hotel - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Design and planning - congregant care housing project with 400 residential units with common dining and recreation.

Somerset House Hotel - Victoria, B.C.
Architectural design/detailing for congregant care housing project with common facilities.

Jan 1989 - Jan 1990
 

Phil Schwartz Design, Los Angeles, CA, US, Designer/Consultant

Various High end retail and restaurant interiors, fixtures etc.

Silverfeet - Brentwood Gardens – West LA , CA
High end women’s and children’s shoe store. Design of storefront and fixtures.

Chin Chin - Brentwood, CA
Interior and exterior patio planning and detailing.

Chin Chin - Studio City, CA
Planning, design, graphics and signage.

Jan 1987 - Jan 1990
 

Cole Martinez Curtis, Marina del Rey, CA, US, Senior Design - Consultant

Sports Club LA (now Equinox) - Westwood, CA
100,000sq.ft. New sports facility with restaurant and retail. Space planning, design, and detailing through construction coordination.

Jan 1984 - Dec 1985
 

Welton Becket & Associates, Santa Monica, CA, US, Senior Designer - Interiors

The Market - Santa Monica, CA (currently Yahoo Center)
Design for complex with 16 restaurants in 50,000 sq.ft. Facility integrated fast food and full service operations.

Federal Detention Facility Los Angeles, CA
Interiors and Lobby, and "common areas"

Jan 1982 - Dec 1984
 

Stanley Felderman Associates, Los Angeles, CA, US, Senior Designer

Commercial Interiors Entertainment industry.
Paramount Studios, United Artists, Columbia Pictures.
"Entertainment Tonight" original production facilities.
Bell Industries Offices - Brentwood, CA

Jan 1982 - Dec 1982
 

Walker Associates, Los Angeles, CA, US, Designer

Corporate Interiors- Banks, offices.
Citicorp Headquarters - Los Angeles, CA Architectural interiors of multilevel corporate facility. Design and planning for departmental needs and adaptability for future expansion.
First Federal Savings & Loan – Santa Monica, CA Planning & design for public banking space.
Glendale Federal Savings - Glendale, CA Planning & design for corporate offices.
California Teacher’s Credit Union – Oxnard, CA Planning & design for public banking space.

Jan 1980 - Dec 1981
 

Donald Wexler Architects, Palm Springs, CA, US, Senior Draftsman

Drafting Single and Multi-family residential projects. (Don Wexler was a protege of Richard Neutra's)

Jul 1977 - Jan 1980
 

Education 

University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

Design and "hands on" emphasis. Graduated from the "transfers" program.
Professors included David Gray, Charles Lagreco,
Stephanos Polyzoides http://www.mparchitects.com/index2.html

Sep 1974 - Jun 1977
 

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, US, engineering

Sep 1973 - Jun 1974
 

Areas of Specialization 

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