jon starr

jon starr

Los Angeles, CA, US



As a registered architect in the state of California with twenty five+ years of professional experience working on various project types, including high-rise residential, hospitality, corporate office, tree houses, academic, civic, NAVFAC & DOD facilities. My experience encompasses many facets of architecture including planning, programming, schematic design, design development, construction documents, construction administration, and post construction evaluation.


A LEED accredited professional since 2008, but have been practicing green & sustainable Architecture throughout my entire career.


Along with standard Architectural expertise, projects I’ve worked on have included a wide range of design specialties such as Accessibility, Acoustics, Blast Resistance, Clean Rooms, Contamination Containment, Courtroom Process, Energy Efficiency, Evidence Processing, Forensics, Hospitality, Lighting, Prisoner Processing/Holding Cells, & Theater Design, Naval Architecture, Ski slope/ recreation parks, Super Tall Buildings.



AC Martin/ TSM, Los Angeles, CA, US, Design Architect, Senior Associate, Director

Came back to LA to do Wilshire Grand, will be the tallest tower west of the Mississippi (for a short time)

I run large complex projects from early concepts usually through Design Development.
Active in marketing efforts.
Assistance and oversight through CD's and CA - ac martin still moves projects through different departments for CD & CA

May 2012 - current

Graham Downes Architecture, San Diego, CA, US, Design Architect

Led teams through design and documents on many different project types:
Bars/ nightclubs

Oct 2006 - May 2012

Carrier Johnson + Culture, San Diego, CA, US, Design Architect

I moved to San Diego to raise my kids outside of LA

Design Architect specializing in high rise urban infill mixed-use residential projects.
Was able to work projects from the marketing efforts through construction completion

was Associate Principal

Oct 1998 - Oct 2006

AC Martin, Los Angeles, CA, US, Designer then Architect

Hired for computer drafting & modeling, computer systems support, model making, printing, etc.
Quickly became part of the design team, then became licensed, Design Architect, started leading projects

was Associate (younger than anyone not named Martin)

Jul 1982 - Oct 1998


California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Pomona CA, Architecture

This was a special Architectural accredited program set up for working professionals.
Courses were nights and weekends and i ended up putting my job and children first

Apr 1990 - Jan 1992

Areas of Specialization