David Burns

David Burns

Los Angeles, CA, US



I am an architectural designer extensive experience at every phase of design. My
professional experience includes work on several residential and small institutional
projects. As a Project Coordinator I have been the point of contact for numerous
clients and consultants. I am a self-motivated worker who interacts well with others
and learns new skills quickly. I adapt well to new situations and enjoy growing in
my profession. I am interested in the social ramifications of architecture, and how
detailing effects the way people interact with spaces.



Clive Wilkinson Architects, Culver City, CA, US, Project Coordinator

Coordinate and execute work from SD to CA on a new ground up house for use
as the principle’s own home. Also managed the remodeling of several investment
properties for the principle and was heavily involved with the development of a
200,000 SF corporate campus in Utah.

Jul 2015 - current

Modal Design, Los Angeles, CA, US, Designer / Junior Job Captain

Critical role in the conceptual design, development, project management and
construction documents of several projects. Worked closely with consultants,
contractors and clients. Project types range from extensive home re-models and a
ground up duplex to a small gallery space and new church campus.

Apr 2012 - Apr 2015

TOLO Architecture, Culver City, Intern

Assisted in the materials research and fabrication of environmentally sustainable

Mar 2012 - Apr 2012

Force 4 Architects, Copenhagen, DK, Intern

Assisted with the conceptual design of an architectural re-branding for an
international furniture company. Assisted with the design development of a surf clubhouse
in western Denmark.

May 2010 - Aug 2010


California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Pomona, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

Specialized Course Taken: Structures, Building Construction, Sustainability, Professional Practice, History, Digital Modeling, Architecture Studio

Teachers Assistant: provided design and computer related assistance for second year architecture studios.

Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies: I lived 2 years at the LCRS, demonstrating sustainable living in passive-solar designed spaces.

Sep 2006 - Jun 2011

Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS), Copenhagen, DK, Architecture

Specialized Course Taken: Contemporary European Architecture Theory, Digital Design, Urban Analysis through sketching, Danish Architecture History, Architecture Studio

Study Trips to: Sweden, Finland, Germany, Netherlands

Mentored students in Pre-Architecture studios.

Aug 2009 - May 2010

Don Bosco Technical Institute, Rosemead, CA, US, High School, Construction

Don Bosco is a technical high school where I choose to take 4 years of construction and hand drafting training. I framed a house and learned basic electrical wiring, which provided me with an understanding of local building codes and residential construction details.

Served 2 years on Student Council, where I helped plan events, organize fundraisers, and operated a student lounge.

Founding member of the Film Club.

Sep 2002 - Jun 2006

Areas of Specialization