Bryan Charney

Bryan Charney

Newport Beach, CA, US

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BJCharney Design Co, Newport Beach, CA, US, Owner

• Produce innovative designs that meet each client’s goals, needs and aspirations by listening to gain a clear understanding of their specific design requests and responding with solutions that address each consideration
• Utilize design-build methods by collaborating with contractors throughout the life of each project to ensure goals are met
• Perform range of architectural services from pre-design through post-construction: initial brief, preliminary project report, site & code analysis, sustainability studies, programming, client communication (verbal, sketches, diagrams, 3D renderings), design & prepare plans, work with contractor, Bldg. Dept. approval process, oversee design conformity during construction
• Created conceptual designs used for the exterior facade of Towne Park Brewery
(Anaheim, CA)
• Designed and prepared drawings for sustainable, two-story, 1,200 sqft Accessory Dwelling Unit (Venice, CA)
• Designed and prepared drawings for high-end master bath remodel (Beverly Hills, CA)
• Designed and prepared drawings for modern shade structure utilizing AutoCAD, Sketchup and digital shade study techniques (Newport Beach, CA)
• Designed and constructed prototype for rooftop cargo carrier utilizing Rhino 3D,
Autodesk Flow Design wind studies, laser cut techniques to produce wood egg
crate model with bondo work and vacuum forming

Jul 2016 - current

CJ Light Associates, Newport Beach, CA, US, Architectural Intern

• Utilized multiple design software packages for preparation of schematic and
design development drawings
• Performed original design work on intricate dropped ceiling for custom home
living space utilizing client specifications, sketches and digital lighting studies
• Used Rhino 3D, V-Ray, SketchUp, Shaderlight and Photoshop to create photo-
realistic renderings
• Assisted in the preparation of plans for existing buildings where plans were not
• Organized drawing sets and other documentations
• Assisted with submission of construction documents to city building departments

Jul 2014 - Sep 2015


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

• Pursued a concentration in healthcare design

Sep 2014 - Jun 2018

University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, US, Bachelors, Urban Planning

Sep 2003 - Jun 2007


AIAOC Citation Award, Award

Revamp the Camp Project: The “Wedge” Cabin - AIAOC Citation Award

• Student project to produce innovative designs to revitalize the California State Parks system.

• Designed and developed the “Wedge” cabin which was ultimately selected to be built throughout California State Parks

• The “Wedge” cabin earned a Citation Award in the Inspire Category at the American Institute of Architects Orange County Chapter 2015 Design Awards Gala


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