Brian Nelson

Brian Nelson

Los Angeles, CA, US



I am an Architectural Project Manager/Designer with over 15 years (in office) experience. Most recently I have been working in Southern California for an award winning firm on several projects, including ground up commercial and tenant improvement(s). I have an extensive portfolio of International design project experience from previous employment as well. I am familiar with California Building Codes and have experience in all phases of construction.



Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio, Inc., Santa Monica, CA, US, Project Manager

Studio Design Team Lead, Project Management, Construction Administration & Coordination, Drafting, 3D Modelling, Urban Planning & Community Outreach. These are a few roles taken on working in this dynamic, design forward small office environment. I've managed several construction projects from concept through completion, gaining valuable insight into permitting processes in Santa Monica, Culver City, Beverly Hills and beyond.

Dec 2015 - Nov 2020

super 3 studio, Culver City, CA, US, Senior Architectural Designer

As a consultant with this creative design studio, I served as lead project designer for several high profile International projects, working with teams up to 8 people.

Oct 2012 - Oct 2015

Nadel Architects, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architectural Designer

A part of the Nadel Special Projects Studio, I was responsible for carrying out design projects under direct supervision of the Design Studio Director.

May 2010 - Oct 2015

Graft, Los Angeles - Beijing - Berlin, Job Captain / Designer

High profile projects in a cutting edge collaborative design studio. I had a chance to work in all three office locations on projects International and local.

Oct 2007 - Sep 2009

New Theme, Inc., Los Angeles, CA, US, Job Captain / Designer

Various design/build projects

Jul 2006 - Feb 2007

Richard Best Architect, Inc., Los Angeles, CA, US, Architectural Designer

Various residential renovations

Jun 2005 - Aug 2006

RSP Architects, Inc., Minneapolis, MN, US, Intern / Building Surveyor

Extensive as-built drawing experience

Jun 2004 - Jul 2006


University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA, US, Masters, M.Arch I

Aug 2003 - Jun 2006

Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, US, Bachelors, BS in Architectural Design

Aug 1998 - May 2002

Areas of Specialization