lawrence quinley

lawrence quinley

Los Angeles, CA, US



Over 20 years of experience in leading design teams for major U.S. architectural design firms.

• Extensive experience a variety of project types including: multifamily, hospitality, high-rise residential, and commercial projects.

• Highly knowledgeable in environmental design and a LEED AP.

• Licensed as a U.S. architect in the State of California.

• Graduate School Design Instructor at USC

• Design Instructor at FIDM

• Educated at U.C. Berkeley and SCI-ARC.

• Honors & Awards

  •    PCBC Golden Nugget Award for Merit 
  •    Coalition for Adequate School Housing (CASH)

• Select List of Clients

 Forest City

 Lincoln Properties



 Taylor Morrison


  Wilson Meany






TCA Architects, Oakland, Senior Design Architect Assoicate

Senior Designer for a firm specializing in large multi-family projects. Projects include Type V and Type IIIA. Clients include Hines, Carmel, and Hanover.
R Street West – Part of a team of designers for 3 building 633 unit complex along R Street in Sacramento, CA. The project is part of revitalization of the Capitol Area of Sacramento.
1st Paseo San Jose – Designed 25 Story 435 Unit Story in downtown San Jose. The project responds to the historical context while maintaining a modern design. The façade design responds to the solar orientation economically.
Harris ranch – created the masterplan and design for a a 240 unit 8 acre project in Boise Idaho. The project orients views towards the expansive valley views.
Bay Meadows - Managed the entitlement of a 164 unit senior housing project adjacent to the Green Line in Los Angeles

Jul 2018 - current

Lahmon Architect, Culver City, Project Manager

Project Manager for firm specializing in affordable housing. Managed a team to create construction documents for multifamily projects, obtained permits, and oversaw construction:
Reeves Street Condominiums - Project manager for 25 unit luxury condominium project in West Los Angeles.
Kensington Campus - Project Manager and Designer for a 15 acre campus

Jun 2017 - Jul 2018

Withee Malcolm Architects, Torrace, Senior Design Associate

Senior Designer for a firm specializing in affordable and market rate housing:
411 S. Normandie Lofts – Designed 7 story 224 unit Type III luxury apartment complex in Koreatown. The modern design took cues from an adjacent historic church and features 8,000 SF of amenities.
17 West Lofts – Oversaw the design and production through construction of 137 Unit Luxury townhome and single family residences in Costa Mesa
State Street Townhomes - Designed and created the entitlement package for 47 residential townhomes in Carlsbad.
Wilmington Avenue TOD - Managed the entitlement of a 130 unit senior housing project adjacent to the Green Line in Los Angeles.
Huntington Beach Main Street - Designed a 20 unit condominium project along the main pedestrian promenade of Huntington Beach.
Hoover Street Small Lots - Designed and Entitled an 8 unit small lot project in the MacArthur Park area of Los Angeles.
Moreno Valley Master Plan - Designed a master plan for 2,000 home community in Moreno Valley. Plan included shopping districts, hotels, and senior housing

Mar 2013 - May 2017

JWDA (Jopseph Wong Design Associates), Shanghai, CN, Senior Design Manager

Senior Design Manager for firm specializing in hospitality and housing.
Hyatt Jinmao Chongming - Aided in the design of the 200 key hotel resort outside of Shanghai.
Hainan Maniao Bay Resort - Masterplanned the Maniao Bay resort community in Hainan province. The community consists of hotels, housing towers, and shopping centers.
Dalian Golden Beach - Designed the schematic design for a clubhouse and hotel. The program consists of banquet rooms, restaurants, hotel rooms, retail, and spa facilities.

Jun 2011 - Sep 2012

gkkworks, Pasadena, Senior Designer

Senior Designer for a firm specializing in educational projects:

Richard N. Slawson Southeast Occupational Center - Lead the design of a 30 million dollar for a highly specialized vocation school in Bell, California. The project meets the thorough programmatic requirements, while being sustainably responsive. The school was awarded a state wide C.A.S.H. honor award.
Garfield Auditorium - Designed a 25 million dollar auditorium for Garfield High, in East Los Angeles. The exterior of the auditorium precisely designed to filter sunlight into the interiors, while provided optimal acoustical performance.
Susan Miller Dorsey High School Redevelopment Assisted in design for a gymnasium remodel and classroom addition for Dorsey High
Additional Projects – Led the design team for several design / build projects including, the Pierce Community College Horticultural campus and Performance Arts competition, and the San Jose Community College art campus.

Aug 2008 - Feb 2010

Johnson Fain, Architecture Planning Interiors, Los Angeles, Senior Designer

Senior Designer for a high end design firm:
The Horizon at Playa Vista - Directed the design team for the Horizon at Playa Vista, a 250 Million dollar office complex in West Los Angeles. The projects consists of 7 class-A office buildings arranged into 3 separate campuses.
The Lido Tower and Renovation - Managed the design team for the Lido Tower condominium and historic renovation project. The 85 million dollar project consists of a 24 story residential tower and the renovation of a historic apartment building.
Verdugo Gardens - Aided in the design development for a 22 story residential tower in Glendale, California. The project is conceived as a series of offset rectangular massing punctuated with elevated outdoor gardens.
Hillcrest Country Club - Designed a 90 million dollar clubhouse for one of the most premier country clubs in Los Angeles. The clubhouse consists of numerous dining rooms, a state of art kitchen, high-end locker rooms, and a separate banqueting facility.
Folio Winery - Designed a winery and wine making facilities for the Mondavi family

Mar 2005 - May 2008

Areas of Specialization