Trevor Pan

Trevor Pan

Tempe, AZ, US



I believe in creating beautiful things and have created pleasant design with everything from a kitchen cutting board to an airwalk civic planning project in New York City.  There is great pleasure to be found in working in a wood shop to create a table or build forms for a concrete planter or sculpture.

Recently, I studied music composition which has greatly furthered my skill in music and architecture.  Harmony, rhythm, structure, keys, metered music, architectural unit systems all interrelate if you are conscious.  

In addition to creating things in design and music I also enjoy gardening.



CECO Concrete Construction, Tempe, Laborer

We are built an 11-story hotel, Marriot Residence Inn, and creating the formwork in conjunction with Hardrock Concrete Placement Co. It is an unusual pairing of companies, however, both companies had other jobs going on and needed to team up.

I have helped strip forms and prepare materials to fly up to the next floor. Assembled outriggers, reset them on various floors, flown tables, worked on edge forms, etc. Quite an experience.

Jul 2012 - Jan 2013

Charles Schiffner & Associates, Phoenix, AZ, US, Project manager, draftsman

Consult with engineers to coordinate structural, mechanical, electrical systems and specifications. Create preliminary designs for projects in the office. Create renderings of proposed designs. Create construction documents under the guidance of Mr. Schiffner. Call manufacturers, meet with clients, city staff and contractors.

Aug 2007 - May 2009

Vertical Design Studios, LLC, Phoenix, AZ, US, Junior Designer

Preliminary designs for retail tenant improvements, exterior seating areas, pool and recreation for hotel. Create construction documents under the guidance of Mr. Scott Godfrey.

Jan 2007 - Aug 2007


Scottsdale Community College, Scottsdale, AZ, US, Music Composition

History, counterpoint, part-writing, theory, keyboard technique, singing technique, guitar technique and composition studies.

Jan 2010 - Aug 2013

Taliesin, The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, Scottsdale, AZ, US, MArch, Architecture

A 3 year program of architecture. Site design, structural systems, construction documents, gardening, construction, remodeling, drawings, renderings, paintings, metal sculpture.

Built a desert shelter which was published in Architectural Record magazine in September 2006.

Oct 2003 - May 2006

Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, US, Bachelors, Landscape Architecture

Site design, urban analysis, classically designed landscapes from the hanging Gardens of Babylon to modern works by Dan Kiley, for example. Rendering, drawings, plans, sections, perspectives, etc. Plant studies, english, maths, geology, etc.

Aug 2000 - May 2003

Vermont Technical College, Randolf Center, VT, USA, Landscape Design

Preliminary exposure to drawing methods, color, rendering, plant material, exemplary landscape design and architecture work.

Transfered to CSU

Aug 1999 - May 2000


Published in ArchRecord 2 column of Architectural Record Magazine, Other

Published in Architectural Record magazine for my exemplary design and construction of 3 Desert Way, my desert shelter at Taliesin West, headquarters of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.


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