J. W. Bruins

J. W. Bruins

Garden Grove, CA, US



I am a California licensed architect with experience in residential, commercial, and institutional projects.

My non-residential  work has focused on church related projects, and non-profit institutions. I have also worked on public education projects, though in limited capacities.



Self, Garden Grove, CA, US, Architect, Designer

Freelance designer providing residential design services, code compliance analysis, presentation graphics, and drafting support.

Apr 2004 - current

Martinez/Kuch Architects, Irvine, CA, US, Project Manager

(Specializing in institutional and commercial projects)
Oversaw design development and construction drawings. Provided construction administration. Completed drawings utilizing AutoCAD.
While serving as project manager on a number of institutional projects I was able to lead the team and consultants through the successful resolution of project complications, resulting in high client satisfaction.
Projects include
• Saints Simon and Jude Catholic Church, in HuntingtonBeach,CA
• J. F. Shea Therapeutic Riding Center, in San Juan Capistrano, CA
• Mission Lutheran Church Administration Building, in Laguna Niguel, CA
• Parking Structure Addition at 9201 Sunset Blvd., in Los Angeles, CA

Apr 2004 - Nov 2009

Quad Knopf Inc., Visalia, CA, US, Architectural Intern

(Specializing in educational, institutional, and health care projects)
Prepared architectural drawings from red lines. Assisted in compiling specifications for small to medium projects.

I was responsible for coordinating the door schedule and door hardware information for over 600 doors in the Kaweah Delta Hospital Expansion project. I was able to streamline the graphic representation throughout the project documents in order to indicate fire rating requirements directly on the plans.

May 2003 - Mar 2004

Teter Consultants, Visalia, CA, US, Architectural Intern

Preparation of architectural drawings from red lines, working mainly on public education projects.

Jan 2002 - May 2003


University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA, US, MArch, Architecture

In addition to the standard MArch curriculum, I had coursework in steel houses, use of natural light, and photography.

Oct 1997 - Mar 2001

California State University, Fullerton, Fullerton, CA, US, Bachelors, Fine Art

Receiving a BFA in Environmental Design. I also studied photography, and general art courses.

Sep 1994 - Jun 1997

Areas of Specialization