Jim Ventura

Jim Ventura

Long Beach, CA, US



I am a licensed architect, registered in Nevada, a candidate for licensure in California (supplemental exam), 2014. I have other related California licenses. I have specific experience in housing and retail projects. Please see my resume for additional information.


Please see resume pasted below - various employers, Throughout Los Angeles area, various

James Anthony Ventura, Architect
P.O. Box 136, Los Alamitos, CA 90720

Architectural Background Experience:

▪ Site Planning and Design, Shopping Centers / Retail, Residential, Mixed Use, Live-Work
▪ Programming
▪ Entitlement / Processing
▪ Client Communications / Negotiations / Marketing
▪ Project Management / In-House Coordination, Consultant Coordination
▪ Excellent Writing and Communications Skills
▪ AutoCAD and knowledge of other general office computer programs

Professional Experience

Pickard Architects Project Manager

Although a small architecture office, there was quite a variety of work. Projects included shopping centers, commercial work, including hospitality facilities, tenant improvements, public governmental facilities for nearby city agencies, and some residential custom homes and remodels. Contact: David Pickard III, 562-945-8821

Pacific Southland Design Division / Ventura Associates Principal Partner

A design firm, handling residential and small commercial projects as sole proprietor from inception to completion. In addition to independent projects, consulted with owners, contractors and engineering / architecture firms. With Marmac Engineering, involved in writing and plotting legal descriptions for easements for Southern California Edison. At Iskander & Associates, involved in quantitative analysis for overseas hospital projects. With Guerrero Construction, I worked as a junior project manager on a school project, a conversion from a YMCA facility to a primary school.

Other Architectural Firms Various Positions

Supervisor: Principals of the firms. I worked with the large architecture firms in the shopping center industry, The Nadel Partnership, Musil Perkowitz and Ruth, and Leidenfrost / Horowitz as draftsman, senior designer, & site design / proforma analysis, Job Captain. Coordinated directly with developers and our design staff in establishing the plan and criteria for site selection and design synthesis.

Architect: Nevada Registration, Lic.# 6979, Active Candidate for CA Supplemental Exam, 2013
CA Broker's R.E. Lic.# 01172921, NMLS Mortgage License, 310701 / 190829

University of Southern California, Bachelor of Architecture, 1985

Oct 1985 - Oct 2013


University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

5 year Bachelor of Architecture program.

Oct 1981 - May 1985

Areas of Specialization