Kyle Richardson

Kyle Richardson

Torrance, CA, US

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As an urban dweller, I take pleasure in visiting art exhibits, attending concerts and observing the city at the speed of a bike. Exercise is important to me both recreationally and as a way of maintaining a healthy balance. I enjoy traveling for many reasons, but primarily to re-invigorate my understanding of the place that I reside. Finally, I am interested in the human condition, to better understand myself and those around me.


Withee Malcolm Architects, Torrance , Project Architect

• Led project team on 64 unit, Type III subsidized housing development in Hollywood for seniors from DD-CD.
• Assisted construction documents and bidding on 96 unit, Type V subsidized housing in Los Angeles.
• Assisted construction documents and permitting for 100 unit market rate, Type III, multi-family in West Los Angeles.
• Performed Quality Control for SD package for Mixed Use and Multi-family Projects.

Jun 2020 - current

DFH Architects, LLP, Santa Monica, CA, US, Project Architect

• Guided Campus Development of 4 LEED Gold concrete core and shell projects totaling 235,898 SF from entitlement through Construction Administration for the Skechers Corporation along PCH in Manhattan Beach and
Hermosa Beach. Coordinated submttals of 18 consultants. Attended weekly OAC and construction meetings. Reviewed and responded to RFI’s and submittals.
• Developed submittal for a recently approved 80 unit apartment building in Los
Angeles utilizing TOC incentives.
• Contributed to Planning Submittal for 48 unit Mixed Use project in Santa Monica.
• Implemented new technologies into the Studio to better track tasks and redlines: Bluebeam Studio & Evernote.

Mar 2018 - Apr 2020

Studio One Eleven, Long Beach, CA, US, Project Manager

• Guided redevelopment of a 6 square block mixed use district in Downtown Long Beach including a 22-story,
352,700 SF mixed use housing development for CSULB.
• Managed an 11 person team in a 6 week competition to develop a 411 unit mixed use building in Los Angeles.
• Negotiated a dedication waiver from Public Works, overcame a planning appeal, prepped for City Council Hearing
in a recently entitled 77 unit apartment building in Long Beach.
• Managed a 10 person team in the renovation of a 400 unit property in Long Beach.
• Participated in Weekly Project Manager meetings to review staffing and forecast firm financials.

Dec 2016 - Jan 2018

Michael W. Folonis Architects, Santa Monica, Project Architect

• Developed 18 unit apartment building from Schematic Design to Construction Documents.
• Assisted in Construction Documents of 100 unit Mixed Use building in Santa Monica.
• Researched Cornfield Arroyo Seco Specific Site Plan in DTLA for a Apartment Building.
• Created CAD and BIM Standards for studio, directed CD standards for the studo.

Apr 2016 - Nov 2016

Rockefeller Kempel Architects, El Segundo, CA, US, Project Manager

• Managed a small team of RPA staff and 22 consultants to gain CEQA, Historic, Planning, and
Building Approval for a 283,000 SF project in Downtown Los Angeles. Supervised development
of Construction Documents and Specifications. Attended weekly job site meetings through the
construction phase of the project with the client and contractor. Reviewed and responded to RFIs
and Submittals. Coordinated LEED Gold Submittal.
• Researched Cornfield Arroyo Seco Specific Site Plan in DTLA for a Production Facility.
• Assisted in Construction Administration of AMDA college dormitory in Hollywood.
• Participated in Monthly Project Manager meetings to review and forecast firm financials.

May 2014 - Mar 2016

David Hertz Architects Inc FAIA, & S.E.A. Studio of Environmental Architecture, Venice, CA, US, Project Manager

Manage multiple residential projects in all phases of design from Pre-Design to Construction Administration. Specialize in Hillside projects. Developed and oversaw BIM standards for office. Managed Platinum LEED Certification of Studio Office.

May 2007 - Apr 2014

Mark Mack Architects, Venice, CA, US, Architect Assistant

Developed winning proposal for an international housing competition in South Korea. Prepared schematic design and construction documents for multiple residences in California. Researched and presented new building materials to the office.

Oct 2005 - Apr 2007

Renzo Zecchetto Architects, Inc., Santa Monica, CA, US, Architect Assistant

Worked with the project architect on design development of a 24-story residential tower, a loft building and a retail building in Santa Ana, CA. Managed 3D printing machine and related software.

Oct 2004 - Sep 2005

CALLAS SHORTRIDGE architects, Culver City , Intern

Prepared design development, construction documents, presentation drawings, and study models.

Jul 2003 - Sep 2004

Team 4 Architecten, Groningen, The Netherlands, Intern

Prepared schematic design, design development, and study models.

Jan 2002 - Aug 2003

William Rawn Associates, Architects, Inc., Boston, MA, US, Intern

Prepared study models and finish models for invited competitions.

Feb 1998 - Aug 1999


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, MArch, Architecture

Sep 1999 - May 2003

Denmark International School, Copenhagen, DK, Architecture

May 2002 - Aug 2002

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI, US, Architecture

Feb 1995 - May 1997

Brown University, Providence, RI, US, Bachelors, Urban Studies

Sep 1993 - May 1997


High Sierra Mountain Bike Triathlon, 1st Place


Fabric Architecture Student Design, Honorable Mention


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