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Alexander van Gaalen

Alexander van Gaalen

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

About 

Architect & Attorney

Elsewhere:

Employment 

C M Peck Consulting, Pasadena, Project Manager

Served as Project Manager for three 17,000+ sq. ft. homes in Beverly Hills and the Bird Streets
in Los Angeles, through all phases of design and construction, with award-winning South African
design firm SAOTA. Served as primary point of contact for clients, contractors and consultants.
Managed project teams including structural, civil, MEP, landscape, pool, A/V, lighting, energy
modeling, interior design, etc.
Managed design teams of office staff and external contract workers to create architectural and
engineering construction documents and to administer construction. Assured compliance with
governmental regulations, including Los Angeles Baseline Hillside Ordinance and CALGreen
Tier 1.
Established new firm-wide CAD standards and office practices. Programmed in Grasshopper
and Autolisp. Oriented and trained new hires.

Apr 2015 - current
 

Dennis Gibbons Architects, Santa Monica, CA, US, Project Architect

Created a set of construction documents for a 3,000 sq.ft. ocean-front apartment combination in
Santa Monica, put on indefinite hold.

Jan 2015 - Mar 2015
 

Relativity Architects, Los Angeles, Senior Associate

Created construction documents for commercial and multifamily renovation projects in Los
Angeles. Created firm-wide CAD standards. Built office computer network.

Jan 2014 - Dec 2014
 

Freeland Architecture, Los Angeles, CA, US, Project Architect

Created construction documents for commercial and residential projects, including for a l m project in Los Angeles, and Rosenberg Kolb in New York.

Jun 2009 - Dec 2013
 

Gensler, New York, NY, US, Project Manager & Architect

Administered construction and created construction documents for multi-story tenant
improvement projects, for clients including McKinsey, Blackstone, and Lehman Brothers.

May 2005 - Mar 2007
 

Mancini Duffy Architecture Design, New York, NY, US, Architect

Administered construction, and created design and construction documents for the original
tenant improvements of the Time Warner Center including the Time Warner Executive
Conference Center

Jun 2004 - Apr 2005
 

Billinkoff Architects, New York, NY, US, Architect

Created design and construction documents for several apartment combinations.

Nov 2003 - May 2004
 

Kushner Studios Architecture + Design, New York, NY, US, Architect & Web Designer

Created design and construction documents for several new buildings and retail renovations.

Nov 2002 - Oct 2003
 

Education 

Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, NY, US, Juris Doctor

Aug 2006 - Jun 2009
 

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, US, Master of Science in Computational Design

Aug 2001 - May 2002
 

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 1996 - Dec 2001
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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