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Alan Loomis

Alan Loomis

Glendale, CA, US

 

About 

Alan Loomis is the Principal Urban Designer for the City of Glendale, California, where he leads the City’s Urban Design Studio, which is responsible for developing and enforcing the City's design policies, guidelines and historic preservation programs, in addition to providing design advice to city boards, departments, and applicants.

Alan has over ten years experience in private urban design and architecture firms, where he directed planning projects for Pomona College, the University of California Santa Barbara, North Montclair, Azusa, and various other locations in California, New Mexico and New Jersey. He teaches urban design at Woodbury University in Burbank; co-edited the book “Los Angeles: Building the Polycentric Region” a survey of regional smart growth architecture and urbanism published for CNU13; and created the DeliriousLA listing of Los Angeles area architecture and urban design events, now hosted and curated by the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Woodbury University, Burbank CA, Adjunct Faculty

Instructor for "AR334 Urban Design Theory" and "4B Urban Design Studio"

Jan 2007 - current
 

Glendale Urban Design Studio, Glendale, CA, US, Principal Urban Designer

Nov 2005 - current
 

Moule & Polyzoides | Architects and Urbanists, Pasadena CA, Senior Urban Designer

Jun 1998 - Oct 2005
 

Eckert Wordell Architects, Kalamazoo MI, Architectural Designer

May 1994 - Aug 1996
 

Education 

Aug 1996 - Jan 2000
 

Awards 

2013 Westside Prize, Honorable Mention

for Space 134 (with Melendrez)

2013
 

Neighborhood Planning Award, Honorable Mention

for "Maryland Off Broadway" Downtown Art & Entertainment District

2012
 

Comprehensive Planning Award, Large Jurisdiction, Honorable Mention

for North Glendale Community Plan

2012
 

Presidents Award for Excellence; SCAG Compass Blueprint Awards, 1st Place

for Glendale Downtown Specific Plan and Mobility Study
(with Zimmer Gunsal Frasca and Nelson/Nygaard Consulting Associates)

2007
 

Comprehensive Planning Award, Large Jurisdiction, 1st Place

for Glendale Downtown Specific Plan and Mobility Study
(with Zimmer Gunsal Frasca and Nelson/Nygaard Consulting Associates)

2007
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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