Vincent Coffeen

Vincent Coffeen

Orange, CA, US



Senior Architect and effective Studio Leader with over 25 years of experience successfully delivering complex projects from concept through occupancy, closeout and operation. Passionate about delivering facilities that meets the owner’s exact specifications. Expert in the development of facilities for K-12 and Higher Education but seasoned in a variety of project types including infrastructure, large office parks, Laboratory, airport and public works facilities. Experienced studio leader successful in business development and profitable business management.

Key Qualifications: Ethical team player; Strong relationships with enforcement agencies; Experienced with alternate delivery models, ex. Design Build and Lease-Lease Back; Extensive background in planning, budgeting, programming, design and construction management, and sustainable building practices.


Andrews / Rothenburger Architects, Costa Mesa, CA, US, Designer

1988-1990, Andrews / Rothenburger Architects, Designer, Costa Mesa, CA, Interfaced with City Planning including public presentations. Responsible for large scale mixed use commercial, hospitality, land planning and public works projects.

Jan 2013 - current

URS Corporation, Los Angeles, CA, US, Director Design Management, Construction Services

URS Corporation, Director of Design Management, Los Angeles, Ca, Assigned to leadership positions on two of the largest and most sustainable construction programs in the United States:

$5.7B Build-LACCD, Program Management Leadership Team, 2010 - 2013
Build-LACCD, Los Angeles Community College District’s Sustainable Building Program centers on high performance learning environments. Responsible for program level management of three separate teams relating to Build-LACCD initiatives:

Energy Optimization, campus wide energy optimization, demand management, facility energy conservation measures and 10MW of renewable energy at all nine LACCCD campuses. Improved energy performance 20%.

Sustainability, 26 LEED certified new buildings including 4 at the Platinum level; Climate Action Planning and Annual Greenhouse Inventories at all nine LACCD campuses.

Design Management, design, construction and closeout activities for projects on two campuses: East Los Angeles College and Los Angeles Valley College. Significant projects included:
East Los Angeles College, $52M Student Success and Retention Center
Los Angeles Valley College, $36M Monarch Center
Los Angeles Valley College, $21M Multi-Purpose Community Service Center

$19B LAUSD, Director of Design Management (URS), 2005 – 2010
Los Angeles Unified School District’s New School Construction and Existing Facility Modernization Program. Director of LAUSD’s Design Management department. The 50 member department included a team of 35 professional architects and engineers responsible for the management of over 70 A/E teams in the design and construction of 130 new schools. The program also included over 3,000 modernization and repair projects. All new school projects are CHPS Certified, 5 are LEED Certified. Successfully Partnered with the DSA to achieve shorter, more predictable review durations resulting in significant capitol savings from avoided cost escalation.

Aug 2005 - Jun 2013

AVRP Studios, Los Angeles, CA, US, Vice President and Education Studio Director

Vice President and Education Studio Director, Los Angeles, CA, responsible for the performance of the Campus and Community studio of the Los Angeles Office. Managed the complete process of planning, design and construction services necessary for the successful completion of Higher Education, Civic and K-12 projects. Complete understanding of the policies and procedures of various state agencies including: the Office of Public School Construction (OPSC), California Department of Education (CDE), Division of the State Architect (DSA) and the California Community College Chancellors office.

Aug 2002 - Aug 2005

Leo A. Daly, Los Angeles, CA, US, Studio Director, Senior Project Manager

Studio Director and Senior Project Manager, Los Angeles, CA, Responsible for business development and project management. Projects included: Long Range Master Plans for LA City College and Ventura College. Project Management of Higher Education Projects up to $50M, post 9/11 Homeland Security upgrades for the Transportation Security Advisory (TSA) at several airport including Seattle Tacoma International and Portland International Airports.

Aug 1999 - Aug 2002

HOK, Irvine, CA, US, Senior Project Manager

Senior Project Manager, Irvine, CA, Project Manager, responsible for the programming, entitlements, planning, design and construction of a 500,000sf Summit Office Park in Aliso Viejo, CA, and a 37,000sf Waste Water Lab for the City of San Diego. Primary client contact for identifying scope and negotiating contracts. Managed team effort for proposals, interview, presentations and contract negotiations

Jan 1997 - Aug 1999

Thomas Blurock Architects, Costa Mesa, CA, US, Project Manager

Project Manager, Costa Mesa, CA, (Now IBI Group), Specialized in
community college and K-12 architecture and construction. Developed State of California capital outlay funding documents for K-12 and college facilities and infrastructure. Projects included several award winning new school projects; some projects were in association with Morphosis Architects.

Jan 1990 - Jan 1994


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

5 Year Architecture Program

Sep 1985 - Mar 1989

Areas of Specialization