John Rivera

John Rivera

Cathedral City, CA, US





John Anthony Rivera, Architect, Cathedral City, California, Principal Architect

DPCC Assisted Living Community - Cathedral City, Ca
Master Planning and design services for the development of a $32 million, 300 UnitDPCC Assisted Living Facility in Cathedral City. Master Planning services includedconstruction cost analysis for buildings and site development, as well as pre-approvalanalysis of design and zoning compliance with the City Planning Department.Anticipated completion 2013.

Iglesia de Luz del Mundo (Light of the World Church) - Palm Springs, Ca
Design and construction of a new $750,000, 3,700 sq ft Church & 2,160 sq ft GuestHouse on a 1 acre site. Services included programming, preparation of design andconstruction documents, securing approvals from Planning, Engineering, Fire andBuilding Departments, construction cost analysis, and construction administration.Anticipated completion 2012.

Outpost Tavern & Retail Center - Cathedral City, Ca
Major facade and site improvements for a $340,000, 5,494 sq ft Sports Bar andRetail Center on a 19,915 sq ft site. Construction was partly funded through FacadeImprovement Program through the City of Cathedral City.

Don & Sweet Sues / Sport Shack Bar & Grill - Cathedral City, Ca
Major facade and site improvements for a $475,000, 12,383 sq ft Dining & RetailCenter and 6,473 sq ft Office Building on a 1 acre site. Construction was partlyfunded through Facade Improvement Program through the City of Cathedral City.

Jan 2011 - current

Escalante Architects, Palm Springs, California, Project Architect

Welwood Murray Memorial Library Rehabilitation - Palm Springs, Ca
Project Manager for a $800,000 Historic Rehabilitation project in Palm Springs. Myresponsibilities included oversight of design & construction documents, securingapprovals from the Planning Department, City Council and Historic Site PreservationBoard, construction cost analysis, and review of compliance with the Department ofInterior Guidelines for Historic Preservation. I acted as the Primary Liaison with theHistoric Site Preservation Board.

Facilities Yard Improvements - College of the Desert, Palm Desert, Ca
Project Architect for a $350,000 modernization project which included the design andconstruction of a new pump house, utility equipment replacement and site parkingimprovements for ADA access. These combined projects required extensive interfacewith DSA during the design, approval, construction, and close out phases. Completed2010.
Downtown Vortex - Desert Hot Springs, Ca

Proposed Design for a Downtown Landmark Tensile Structure located at the center ofdowntown. The proposed "Vortex" Structure was designed to highlight the revitalizedretail and dining district, as well as symbolize the spirit of this desert community.

Carl May Community Center - Desert Hot Springs, Ca
Project Architect for the $100,000 modernization of the City Council Chambers,Workforce Center, and Visitor Center. Completed 2011.

Mar 2010 - Dec 2010

Holt Architecture, Rancho Mirage, California, Project Architect

Holtville Public Safety Building - Holtville, Ca
Project Architect and Principal Designer for a new $2.9 million, 9,500 sq ft PublicSafety Facility for use by Fire & Police Departments. This facility was designed as theArchitectural prototype for all future buildings in the City of Holtville as established bytheir newly formed Planning Department.
North Shore Beach & Yacht Club - North Shore, Ca

Project Architect for the $3.5 million, 6,500 sq ft Historic Rehabilitation of a YachtClub built in 1958 by the Swiss Architect, Albert Frey. The dilapidated structure wasrestored for an adapted re-use as a Community Center and Museum under theDepartment of Interior Guidelines for Historic Rehabilitations. This project was fundedthrough the Riverside County Economic Development Agency. Completed 2010.

City of Riverside, Council Chambers Modernization - Riverside, Ca
Project Architect for the $750,000 Renovation of the existing City Council ChambersInterior, building facade renovation and building & site improvements for ADA access.Complete 2010.

Mecca Boys & Girls Club - Mecca, Ca
Project Manager for a $6.2 million, 30,000 sq ft Youth Facility including Classrooms,Community Center, Game Room, Cyber Lounge, Boxing Center, Gymnasium andWeight Room. This project was funded through the Riverside County EconomicDevelopment Agency and operated by the Boys & Girls Club of the Coachella Valley.Anticipated completion 2011.

Southwest Communities Animal Shelter - Wildomar, Ca
Project Manager for a $11.4 million, 32,000 sq ft Animal Shelter including AnimalRescue Housing, Veterinary Facilities, Pet Adoption Mall, Gift Shop, Classrooms andAdministrative Offices. This project was funded through the Riverside CountyEconomic Development Agency, and operated by the Animal Friends of the Valleys.Completed 2011.

Bermuda Dunes Public Safety Building - Bermuda Dunes, Ca
Project Manager for a $1.1 million, 2,300 sq ft Public Safety Facility, which includesPolice Department Administrative Offices, and Community Council Chambers. Thisproject was funded through the Riverside County Economic Development Agency,and operated by the Community of Bermuda Dunes. Completed 2009.

Mar 2008 - Mar 2010

DLR Group/WWCOT, Palm Springs, California, Senior Associate, Project Architect, Quality Control Manager

Rio Vista Elementary School - Cathedral City, California
Project Architect for a new $2.2 million, 8 room, Classroom Building on an existingcampus. Review by the Division State Architect (DSA).

Ramon Office Building - Palm Springs, Ca
Project Manager for a proposed $2.7 million, 24,000 sq ft Office Building, planned asthe future offices of WWCOT/Mills Architects. City of Palm Springs review.

Ailabouni Office / Retail Building, Palm Springs, Ca
Project Architect for a proposed $3.5 million, 26,000 sq ft Commercial Building. Cityof Palm Springs review.

Palermo Condominium Development, Palm Springs, Ca
Project Manager for a $22 million, 211 Unit Townhouse Condominiums, RecreationBuilding and Tennis Center. City of Palm Springs review.

Sun Center Retail, Palm Springs, Ca
Project Manager for a $1.8 million, 7,500 sq ft addition to an existing Retail Centerand renovation of parking lot to include new layout, new lighting, new landscapingand improved site handicap access. City of Palm Springs review.

Jun 2006 - Mar 2008

Christopher S. Mills, Architect, Palm Springs, California, Project Manager

Desert Regional Medical Center, Palm Springs, Ca
Project Manager for various Medical Tenant Improvements including Medical Offices,MRI, CAT Scan & Radiology facilities, Surgical Suites, Birthing Centers, Physical &Cardio Rehab Centers, Oncology Labs, Neo Natal & ICU facilities, Gift Shop, Lobby,and site improvements for ADA access. Most of these projects required coordinationwith highly specialized consultants in the fields of medical equipment and medicalinfrastructure Review by the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development(OSHPD).

Palm Springs Unified School District, Palm Springs, Ca
Project Manager for several new campus projects including the $14 million Rio VistaElementary School, 780 students (design-build), the $7.5 million Cahuilla ElementarySchool, 500 students (design-build) and $5.5 million Katherine Finchy ElementarySchool, 570 students. My responsibilities included oversight of presentation &construction documents, bidding, construction administration and securing approvalsfrom OPSC and DSA.
I also managed private school projects such as St. Theresa Elementary School inPalm Springs and Sacred Heart Elementary School in Palm Desert for the Archdioceseof San Bernardino, and First School of the Desert Pre-School in Palm Springs andCathedral City.

Jun 2000 - Jun 2006

Areas of Specialization