Daniel Parks

Daniel Parks

Los Angeles, CA, US

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HLW, Santa Monica, CA, US, Senior Designer

Senior Project Designer for a 10-unit apartment building in Santa Monica. Senior Designer for an office building repositioning in Long Beach. Senior Designer for a major interior renovation for creative offices in Sunnyvale, Ca.

Jun 2019 - Jul 2020

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

Jun 2018 - Jun 2019

Lombardini 22, Milan, IT, Senior Project Designer

Current role as Project Leader/Senior Project Designer involved with the Client from the concept phase through construction observation. Directly involved with the managing partners in creating new proposals and project budgets. Recently acted as Project Leader for numerous projects inside and outside of Italy such as: Milan; Trieste; Cairo, Egypt; Beirut, Lebanon; Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan; Ankara and Istanbul, Turkey; Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Key Projects include: Project Leader for the Private Jet Terminal at the Abidjan International Airport in the Ivory Coast. Project Leader for Armani Residences – Marassi, Egypt. Responsible for the Architectural and Interior Design components through Design Development for this luxury villa complex on the Mediterranean sea in Northern Egypt. Project Leader for Segreen Business Park, a 5-building 30,000 sm office complex for CBRE Investors. Followed all phases of the project from Concept design through Construction Administration.

Jan 2005 - May 2018

The Austin Company, Santa Monica, Senior Project Designer

Instrumental in developing the design department at this international A/E firm. 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 12,000 m² Laboratory / Office Building for Aldrich Chemical Company; A 5,000 m² printing press facility for The Kalamazoo Gazette.

Feb 2001 - Oct 2004

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

Project Team member on the 7,000 m² Marine Science Research Building at University of California, Santa Barbara. Project Team member on the 17,000 m² 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 1,000 m² Tenant Improvement for a multi-media firm in LA, a 200 m² Tenant Improvement to add artist lofts to the Edgemar Complex and the completion of a conceptual design package for 3,000 m² of office space in Playa Vista. 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 5,000 m² 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. Completed the design development package for a new bowling alley in Vladivostok, Russia. 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


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

Sep 1989 - Jun 1994

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