Alexander van Gaalen

Alexander van Gaalen

Los Angeles, CA, US



Architect & Attorney



Relativity Architects, Los Angeles, Senior Associate

Created construction document sets for affordable housing renovation projects, restaurants, and corporate interior spaces. Wrote client-delivered zoning analyses. Served as in-house Building Code consultant. Created standard front sheets. Established and administered office CAD standards. Created and administered office computer network.

Dec 2013 - current

Menemsha Architecture, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architect & Quality Assurance Officer

Reviewed incoming documents from field surveyors for conformity to office and client CAD standards.

Oct 2013 - Dec 2013

Patent Architecture, Los Angeles, CA, US, Boss

Patent Attorney & Architect

Jan 2010 - Dec 2013

a l m project, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architect

Created filing and construction drawing sets and spec books for 'lette macaron high end confectionary locations.

Jul 2013 - Sep 2013

SLAG, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architecture & Business Consultant

Creating CAD standards and templates, starting a materials library, and implemented a computer network for a start-up architectural design firm in Downtown Los Angeles. Consulting on establishment and growth of the firm.

Mar 2013 - Jul 2013

Rosenberg Kolb, New York, NY, US, Construction Documents Author

Created a set of construction and filing documents for a Guy & Gallard restaurant location in Midtown Manhattan.

Oct 2009 - Nov 2009

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

Contributed to the design and construction of massive corporate interior projects for major financial institutions and law firms. Produced documents for construction and client presentation. Assured quality of documents of others. Developed and taught in-house architecture education courses. Youngest licensed architect in New York office of firm.

May 2005 - Mar 2007

Mancini•Duffy, New York, NY, US, Architect

Produced documents for construction of corporate interior and executive conference center projects. Produced field survey documentation. Primary client was Time Warner at then-new Time Warner Center. Developed and delivered a lecture on the architecture licensure acquisition process.

Jun 2004 - Apr 2005

Billinkoff Architects, New York, NY, US, Architect

Produced documents for construction and client presentation, for apartment combinations and new-out-of-the-ground architecture projects.

Nov 2003 - May 2004

KUSHNER studios, New York, NY, US, Architect & Web Designer

Researched and analyzed New York City Building Code and zoning regulations, and Americans with Disabilities Act regulations. Produced documents for construction. Stewarded construction of interior design projects. Developed office website in Actionscript.

Nov 2002 - Oct 2003


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 


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