Juan Pagan

Juan Pagan

Oakland, CA, US

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I have been working in Architecture for over ten years and love the creativity and challenge of the profession.  I will forever remember walking into my first built project.  That is something you have to experience to understand: inhabiting an idea.  Excited to continue to grow, learn, design and build.

Graduated with a Bachelors in Architecture from California Polytechnic State University.  Has worked full time in Architecture for ten years.  Managed variety of projects of varying scales and complexity both in and out of California.  Currently resides in Oakland, CA.



HED, San Francisco, CA, US, Project Architect

-Architectural designer. Oversee schematic design process including presentation packages and client review. Produce rendered drawings and 3D views.
- Develop projects from schematic phase into Design Development and then Contract Documents. Includes code analysis, detailing, agency coordination, consultant coordination and client coordination.
-Coordinate cost estimate review and reconciliation.
-Varied construction administration experience provides insight during project development.
- Manage teams to execute tasks. Provide guidance and organization. Develop workplans and project schedules to ensure efficient completion of project deliverables.

Nov 2017 - current

West Edge Architects, El Segundo, CA, US, Project Manager

- Developed schematic designs for projects including private residences, commercial developments, workplace environments, educational campus master plans, and more.
- Managed groups of up to five people on projects of various scales from initial client meeting, concept development and schematic design all the way through construction and close out.
- Extensive experience with review and permitting process.
- Managed construction administration at multiple scales.
- Undertaken large needs assessment, master planning and project estimate development projects.
- Coordinated with consultants including structural, MEP, lighting, civil, IT and more.
- Facilitated client coordination with individuals up to large private and institutional organizations.

Sep 2010 - Oct 2017

Atlaschi + Associates Architects [ A3LA ], Los Angeles, CA, US, Job Captain

- Managed a variety of 20+ high-profile restaurant and retail projects.
- Developed marketing/branding packages for new restaurant and retail concepts.
- Created schematic design presentations and oversaw the development of construction drawings, client coordination, landlord and permitting submittals and on-site construction.
- Managed teams on projects both in California and out of state.

Sep 2007 - Sep 2010

BAR Architects & Interiors, San Francisco, CA, US, Architectural Intern

- Developed schematic design models, drawings and presentations.
- Worked on detailing and construction drawing development.
- Projects ranged from mid-sized commercial to large scale international mixed use developments

May 2006 - Sep 2006

AAI, a NELSON brand, San Jose, CA, US, Architectural Intern

- Conducted site surveys and product research.
- Worked on construction drawing development.

Jun 2005 - Aug 2005


California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2002 - Jun 2007


Piranesi Prix de Rome, Award

International design competition in Rome, Italy to design a large scale installation for the ruins of Hadrian’s Villa. Our team were one of four selected to win the prestigious prize.


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