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Daniel Parks

Daniel Parks

Los Angeles, CA, US

 
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Employment 

HLW, Santa Monica, CA, US, Senior Designer

• Served as primary Client Liaison, coordinated consultants and led OAC meetings.
• Acted as Project Architect for a 12-story office building repositioning in Downtown Long Beach. Coordinated all consultants and prepared and submitted the entitlements packages to the City.
• Acted as Project Architect for a major renovation for Google offices in Sunnyvale, Ca. Led the Architectural design team and submitted a planning review package to the City.
• Senior Project Designer / Project Architect for a 10-unit apartment building in Santa Monica. Presented designs to Client and submitted drawings sets for Administrative approval.

Jun 2019 - Jul 2020
 

Montalba Architects, Inc., Santa Monica, CA, US, Senior Project Designer

• Led several project teams, coordinated consultants and prepared packages for presentation to the Client
• Acted as Senior Project Architect for a 200,000 sf 5-star Alpine Resort and Hotel in Northern California. The 160-key hotel project contains 2 Restaurants, Spa, Fitness, Bar, Theater and Lounges. Coordinated consultants and prepared entitlement packages.
• Acted as Senior Project Architect for a major addition to a Ski Resort in Northern California focusing on the curtain wall and building envelope design and detailing.

Jun 2018 - Jun 2019
 

Lombardini 22, Milan, IT, Senior Project Designer

• Senior Project Designer / Senior Project Architect involved with the Client from the concept phase through construction administration. Directly involved with the managing partners in creating new proposals and project budgets.
• Developed the design and prepared presentations for Concept, SD, and DD phases and presented these to the Client.
• Trained and mentored junior staff and led several design teams concurrently. Reviewed DD and CD drawing packages for quality control.
• Project Manager / Project Architect for the Armani Residences villa complex in Northern Egypt. Coordinated international consultants and led the team from Concept through Design Development. Met with the Armani Design team to incorporate the Interior Design.
• Senior Project Designer / Senior Project Architect for the Segreen Business Park, a 5-building 300,000 sf office complex in Milan for CBRE Investors. Led the team in all phases of the project and conducted the construction administration and close-out phases.

Jan 2005 - May 2018
 

The Austin Company, Santa Monica, Senior Project Designer

• Instrumental in developing the Design Department at this international A/E firm.
• Developed the design and prepared and presented Concept design packages to the Client.
• Oversaw Construction Documents and Construction Administration phases.
• Senior Project Designer from programming to design development on several projects including: An award winning 19,000 m² Lab / Office for a Pharmaceutical company; An award-winning 120,000 sf Laboratory / Office Building for Aldrich Chemical Company; A 50,000 sf printing press facility for The Kalamazoo Gazette.

Feb 2001 - Oct 2004
 

Zimmer Gunsul Frasca, Los Angeles, CA, US, Team Memeber

• Project Designer on the 70,000 sf Marine Science Research Building at University of California, Santa Barbara. Prepared Design presentations and CAD drawing sets.
• Job Captain on the 170,000 sf Life Sciences Building at Northwestern University.

Jan 2000 - Feb 2001
 

Koning Eizenberg Architecture, Los Angeles, CA, US, Project Designer

• Project Designer on several projects including a 10,000 sf Tenant Improvement for a multi-media firm in LA. Produced all drawing packages and led the Construction Admin. Phase.
• Acted as Project Architect for the construction document and construction administration phase of the Beverly Carlton Hotel (to be renamed the Avalon Hotel) in Beverly Hills.

Jan 1998 - Jan 2000
 

John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects, Los Angeles, CA, US, Job Captain

• Job Captain on several projects including a 50,000 sf Golf Club and a 6-story office building in Korea as well as a 16-unit housing complex for Daewoo CEO’s in Delhi, India. Project Designer for the Daewoo Chairman’s residence in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

Jan 1996 - Jan 1998
 

Gehry Partners, LLP, Santa Monica, CA, US, Model Maker

Worked on pre-schematic and schematic design for the Samsung Museum of Modern Art in Seoul, Korea. Primarily worked on numerous models of varying scale.

Apr 1995 - Sep 1995
 

Education 

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Pomona, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

Sep 1989 - Jun 1994
 

Areas of Specialization