Lawrence Pettett

Lawrence Pettett

Westminster, CA, US



I'm a California Licensed Architect with 36 years experience, searching for a full or part-time position as a technical advisor / quality control specialist. I'm knowledgeable about Type V, Type II & Type III construction, wood, steel, masonry & concrete structures, and am experienced in all phases of design. I understand structural, plumbing, mechanical, electrical and civil engineering. I've been told I've got a good eye for spotting errors and omissions in construction documents, and I enjoy resolving complex design problems.

In 2009 I opened my own office in Huntington Beach and attempted to ride out the Great Recession. Lack of substantial work forced me to close it several years later, and I've been providing technical support services to other firms ever since.


Self, Westminster, CA, US, Architect

Technical consultant / Quality Control for various architectural firms on temporary basis.

Jan 2009 - current

AHT Architects, Santa Monica, CA, US, Technical Advisor, Quality Control, mentor

Provided technical support to resolve complex design problems, review plans for accuracy and code compliance, sketched custom details for drafting teams, responded to plan check revisions, misc. ACAD drafting support. Reviewed and revised office standard details for accuracy.

May 2013 - Apr 2016

James R. Harris Architects, Huntington Beach, CA, US, Architect

All phases of design, from schematics through construction administration for small office specializing in automotive dealership design.

Vice President of Harris, Pettett & Kent Architects (disbanded in 1994).

May 1985 - Jan 2009


Kent State University, Kent, OH, US, BArch, School of Architecture and Environmental Design

Accredited 5-year Architectural program. Placed out of Trigonometry.

Sep 1975 - May 1980


Foosball Tournament Pampa, TX, 3rd Place

3-day tournament, partners chosen at random.