Darren Pynn

Darren Pynn

Lakewood, CA, US





To secure a senior management position as PROJECT ARCHITECT/COORDINATOR in a company which desires a creative individual with an assured sense of organization and mentored leadership.



> Licensed architect with 30 years of experience in the field of architecture.

> Results-driven contract administrator, director of document production/standards and operations.

> Proven record of sustainable best practice, program evaluation and dynamic planning solutions.

> Commitment to quality assurance/control services, design development and construction drawings.

> Extensive construction observation experience leading to timely project closeout.

> Firm development leadership related to marketing strategies and project acquisition.

> Management of human resources and employee policies.



> Licensed Architect in the State of California, C-27413 (1998)

> US Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED v2.0 Accredited Professional (2004)

> Certified Access Specialist program (CASp) Disabled Access Certification Training

> CSI Construction Document Technologist (CSI-CDT) Certification Training

> AutoCAD, Release 2009 (LT2002) System Management and Production Standards

> Revit Architecture 2009 (AutoCAD Suite) Orientation and Training

> Deltek Vision 5.1 Accounting Software and Database Management Application

> Employment Law Human Resources and Business Operations Seminar(s)

> PC:  Windows; Microsoft Project, Publisher, PowerPoint, Word and Excel; Adobe Photoshop, Acrobat and InDesign Publisher; Google Earth and SketchUp 6

> Freehand Imaging: Rendering, Entourage, Pastel Pencil, Pen and Ink

> Model Building: Study and Massing



> American Institute of Architects (AIA) Pasadena and Foothill Chapter, Member and Volunteer

> Architects, Contractors, Engineers (ACE) Pasadena Area Schools, Mentor 2008-2010

> Pasadena Green Building Program Green Ribbon Committee, Member and Volunteer

> Young Architects Forum (YAF) AIA Committee Volunteer 2009

> Architecture 2030 Adoption of the 2030 Commitment

> USGBC Municipal Green Building Conference and Expo Program Presenter 2009

> San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments Green Building Workshop Presenter 2009

> California Transit Association (CTA) Conference Presenter 2008

> California Cycleways Board Member and Volunteer

> Lincoln Avenue Task Force Volunteer

> Pasadena Heritage Member

> United Nations Association Contributor

> The American Society of Composers, Artists and Publishers (ASCAP) Member

> United States Cycling Federation (USCF) Licensed Member


DARREN D. PYNN, ARCHITECT, Consulting Architect

> Transitional and independent consulting architectural design services including providing support for the project management team. As Construction Administrator and contiguous roll as Architect of Record (AOR)/Senior Project Manager responsible for general administration in the field, completion of project closeout and contracts during construction for various transportation, municipal and education projects located in the County of Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura and San Diego.
> Processing of agency submittals/approvals through the DGS Department of the State Architect (DSA) and US Green Building Council (USGBC), Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), LEED Certification.
> Continued Education: Disabled access certification/training for Certified Access Specialist program (CASp) and CSI best practices certification/training for Construction Document Technologist (CSI-CDT).

Jan 2010 - current

Miralles Tagliabue EMBT, President CEO

> Principal-In-Charge/Senior Architect of numerous transportation, municipal and education project types throughout the Southern California Region including the County of Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego.
> Responsible for providing leadership, management and direction to the firm. Develops and promotes firm’s vision, mission, core values and long-range plans. Structures the organization to ensure maximum efficiency, employee satisfaction and growth. Oversees and controls operations and activities to promote achievement of the firm’s objectives. Supervises delegates and provides direction to administrative, discipline and branch office directors. Implements policies established by the Board. Participates in creating and positioning the firm to take advantage of opportunities for growth and marketplace expansion. Ensures profitability, quality enhancement and professional development.
> Contract Administration: Responsible for developing standard contract documents for use on all projects firm wide. Trains appropriate staff in their use. Interfaces with management, financial and project staff, as well as clients, sub-consultants and attorneys, to maintain and refine contracts. Monitors contract compliance within and outside the firm.
> Responsible for firm’s general development and coordination of specifications and related documents in a supervisory roll, as well as coordination of construction cost estimates and related documents.
> Technical Activities: As Project Architect/Designer responsible for design development of all phases of one or more projects as senior designer. Establishes design direction, administers working drawings, prepares for design presentations and coordinates with agencies effecting design. As Senior Project Manager (Project Coordinator) responsible for planning, coordinating and administering a major project or several small projects through all phases of development. Establishes budgets, prepares schedules and monitors adherence to terms. Oversees design development and production of working drawings and construction documents on a given project. Prepares specifications and construction cost estimates. Has client contact and authority to direct, control and monitor all project activities. As Construction Administrator (Support Services) and/or a contiguous roll as Senior Project Manager responsible for general administration in the field of project construction documents and contracts during construction.
> Quality Assurance/Document Control: Responsible for developing firm wide quality control and quality assurance standards for the overall administration and organization of contract and construction documents. Monitors and implements project claim avoidance guidelines; provides direction and support for the project management team.
> Process agency submittals/approvals through the DGS Department of the State Architect (DSA) and US Green Building Council (USGBC), Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), LEED Certification.
> Responsible for urban design, site planning and other planning studies and associated program implementation. Responsible for data gathering and report writing for site planning, planning studies and other programs as Senior Planning Administrator.
> Human Resources: Responsible for stimulating the firm’s current and future success by ensuring that a proper balance of employees is hired, developed and motivated to achieve staffing goals. Promotes the firm’s vision, mission and core values. Establishes an HR support service that provides information, tools and training to offices, business leaders and supervisors. Functions as a regulatory expert and provides personnel advice upon request. Responsible for management of the architecture group, operating the group efficiently and profitably, and ensuring proper project management flow for all active projects.
> Responsible for structuring and staffing the organization to ensure production supervision and operational support. Establishes and oversees implementation of systems and procedures to assure control of firm wide operations. Published production resources, protocol, office standards and presentation.
> Responsible for direction marketing functions and staff in support of the firm’s long-range plans. Provides market research, market training, systems procedure and development, business development support, public relations, proposal writing, prepares brochures and other sales materials. Participates in development of leads and job procurement strategies as Marketing Director.
> Oversees general accounting activity by preparing financial analyses and projections assisted by the Director of Finance (CFO). In the absence of a Bookkeeper, responsible for cash management, timekeeping, accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll; preparation of financial statements and reports; and related administrative duties.

Feb 2004 - Dec 2009

PBWS Architects, Associate

> Prepared congregate housing, residential, educational and commercial/office construction documents and tenant improvement plans. Assembled interior design and finish drawings and coordinated consultants.
> Managed HUD 202 low income residential and mixed density senior housing projects as well as multiple public agency projects for the County of Los Angeles and non-profit organizations.
> Processed State agency submittals/approvals through the Department of the State Architect (DSA) and the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD).
> Facilitated CAD resources and protocol, office standards and presentation.
> Analyzed district program requirements, surveyed as-built field conditions and generated improvement plans for school modernization projects.
> Participated in firm marketing activity and contract negotiation.

Aug 1996 - Feb 2004