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Christian Arndt

Christian Arndt

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

About 

CAREER OBJECTIVE:
Utilize my design and administrative skills to construct beautiful, authentic and well-constructed projects. Coordinate Architecture, Interior Design, and Landscape Architecture with enhanced building envelope methods for energy-savings, air sealing and water-proofing. Collaborate with local, skilled craftsman to produce buildings with authentic details and finishes. Participate in an office environment that values and empowers staff members.

• Award-winning, licensed California Architect with thirty years of experience with Architecture, Interior Design, and New Urbanism Planning firms.
• Senior representative responsible for the preparation of Project Proposals, Contracts, Schedules, Design and Construction Documents, Specifications, Energy and Sustainability, QA/QC, and Construction Administration documentation.
• Project Manager abilities to manage client expectations, mentor office staff, and coordinate project design consultants and construction team to deliver project within the scope of services, schedule and budget.
• Project Architect with superior design, technical and administrative expertise. Broad-base knowledge covering Type-I thru Type-V construction methods.
• Project types include Airports, Religious institutions, Higher-Education facilities, Hositality, Commercial, Retail, TOD, and Multi- and Single-Family Residential. 
• Computer skills include AutoCAD 2019, Adobe CS and MS Office Suite. 
• Exceptional skills for freehand sketching, drawing, drafting, ink wash and watercolor. 

The breadth of my career experience illustrates my ability to successfully complete architectural projects with scopes varying from small residential additions and retail facilities, to larger community institutions and international airports. As a team leader, I enjoy fostering close working relationships with my clients, the design/construction team members, and the governing agency officials.  In so doing, I am able to provide my clients with informed choices assisting them with their unique facility requirements and to provide them with projects of award-winning character and presence of place.

Employment 

Moule & Polyzoides, Pasadena, Associate

Project Architect/Manager responsible for all aspects of project delivery, from inital client contact and conceptual design, thru construction documents and construction. Review entitlement items with governing agenices. Produce code compliance reports. Coordinate the work of the project consulting engineers. Plan check submittals. Review budgets, schedules and submittals. Construction meetings and field observation reports.

Educational presentations to office staff, mentor junior staff to achieve their personal career goals.

Feb 2015 - Jan 2020
 

Studio One Eleven, Long Beach, CA, US, Project Architect, Project Manager

I was responsible for the production and consultant coordination of Construction Drawings for a 6,000 SF church and 14,000 SF student center. Additionally, I performed the Construction Administration services during the 16-month construction schedule.

I also was responsible for the design/construction drawings and CA services for all the retail tenant improvements at Long Beach Airport expansion.

Feb 2010 - Mar 2013
 

Moule & Polyzoides | Architects and Urbanists, Pasadena, CA, US, Project Manager

Architectural PA/PM for multiple multi-family residential projects. Assisted with CDs for University administration building. Performed CA services at Del Mar Station TOD. Managed New Urbanism planning charettes in Califoria, Florida and Wisconsin.

Mar 2004 - Dec 2008
 

Lehrer Architects, Los Angeles, CA, US, Senior Associate

New construction for large single-family residences and additions. Market rate, multi-family residential projects. Institutional facilities on skid-row in downtown Los Angeles. Religious campus in Newport Beach.

Jan 1997 - Jan 2004
 

Education 

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

Skull and Dagger Honor Society
Order of the Palm, Senior Recognition Award
Mortar Board Honor Society

Sep 1991 - May 1995
 

Awards 

AIA Institute Honor Award, Award

National Honor Award given for the Downtown Homeless Drop In Center, Los Angeles

Downtown Homeless Drop-In Center
• 2001 Institute Honor Award
AIA American Institute of Architects
• 2000 National Award of Excellence
AIA / National Concrete Masonry Assoc.
• 2000 Design Honor Award
AIA American Institute of Architects
California Council
• 1999 Award of Merit
AIA American Institute of Architects
Los Angeles Chapter
• 2002 Ahwahnee Award of Honor
AIA American Institute of Architects
California Council

James M. Wood Community Center
• 2003 Golden Nugget Special Award
Public/Private Special Use
• 2003 Golden Nugget Special Award
Community Spirit
• 2003 Westside Prize Award
Westside Urban Forum
• 2003 Merit Award for Excellence in Design
AIA American Institute of Architects
California Council
• 2004 BW/AR Award
AIA American Institute of Architects
• 2005 Grand Award
AIA California Council/CMA of California

Norton Towers-On-The-Court
• 2004 AIA/Housing PIA Award
for Multi-Family Housing
AIA American Institute of Architects
• 2004 Merit Award for Multi-Family Housing
Residential Architect Magazine
• 2004 Golden Nugget Grand Award
Pacific Coast Builders Conference
Westside Urban Forum

Temple Bat Yahm Torah Center
• 2004 Golden Nugget Grand Award
Pacific Coast Builders Conference
• 2003 Honor Award
AIA American Institute of Architects OC

Long Beach Airport
• 2013 Golden Nugget Merit Award
Commercial Use Project
• 2013 California Transportation Foundation
Aviation Project of the Year

2001
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills