Adam Friedman

Adam Friedman

Newport Beach, CA, US



My name is Adam Friedman and I have been doing multi-family work for Humphreys & Partners Architects since 2017.  My experience here has been valuable, as I have been given an opportunity to take part in the entire scope of services that Humphreys has to offer; all the way from initial planning meetings to site visits with general contractors and accessibility consultants.  Though my title reads "Architectural Designer," you could say that I am a jack of all trades here at the office.

While I am a sucker for details, my architectural interests are more focused on larger scale design decisions, i.e. the why's and how's of problem solving as opposed to just the production of technical drawings.  This enthusiasm is sparked by my educational background in both communication and architecture, as I continue to see more interest in the business and relationships surrounding the discipline.  To put it simply, my contributions tend to be more valuable in both concept design and the conversations that ultimately get us there.



Humphreys & Partners Architects, Newport Beach, CA, US, Architectural Designer

- Works with clients to formulate and maintain design intent; maximizing both building and parking densities while meeting city planning and zoning regulations; strong focus on three to five story wrap, two to four story tuck-under, five-over-two podium, and multi-family modular construction
- Develops land plans and three-dimensional building models for city entitlement packages; drafts technical building details for both schematic and design development phases; including but not limited to unit and site plans, elevations, sections, persuasive diagrams and drawings with intent
- Coordinates communication between clients and consultants; i.e. landscape, civil, structural and MEP; managing relationships and ensuring accurate preparation of project documents; maintaining an understanding and awareness of the careful ownership that is required in the assumed role of initial decision maker

Jun 2017 - current


New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, NJ, US, MArch, Masters of Architecture

- Build abstract relationships and understand the impact of ideas based on the study and analysis of multiple theoretical, social, political, economic, cultural and environmental contexts
- Use a diverse range of skills to think about and convey architectural ideas, including writing, investigating, speaking, drawing and modeling
- Comprehend the technical aspects of design, systems and materials and be able to apply that comprehension to architectural solutions considering their impact on the environment

Aug 2014 - May 2017

Università degli Studi di Siena, Siena, Italy, Architecture

- Participated in international design workshops and intensive urban design projects focusing on topical aspects of design culture in Vicenza, Verona, Venice, Rome, Florence, Tivoli, and Siena

May 2015 - Sep 2015

Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY, US, Bachelors, Speech Communication

- Focused on how, why and with what effects people communicate through language and associated nonverbal messages; emphasis on a diversity of communication forms and practices

Aug 2008 - May 2012


Highest Individual Honor; School of Architecture and Design, 1st Place


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