Steven Hsu

Steven Hsu

Ventura, CA, US



I am an architectural professional with over 15 years of experience. I received my Bachelor of Architecture degree from Woodbury University in 1997. After a brief internship with a well known international firm in Los Angeles, I soon moved north to Ventura, where I worked in the industry with various architectural firms in the Santa Barbara area. I quickly established myself as a senior designer and project manager for projects large and small - in residential, estate planning, multifamily and commercial mixed-use developments, assisted living facilities, after-school enrichment campus, restaurants, and various tenant improvements. 

In the past 15 years I have gained extensive knowledge in the practice of architecture. I have honed my skills in problem solving, conflict resolution, conducted studies of site constraints, zoning and accessibility reviews, and produced project feasibility reports.  I have reviewed and coordinated architectural documents for error and omissions, collaborated with professional consultants in various specialities and disciplines such as civil, structural, MEP engineers, historians, and landscape architects. I paid special attention to detailing, which may be of consequence to the integrity of design and building waterproofing. I am experienced with administering processes through various levels of governmental agencies, planning commissions and design review boards. I am able to manage projects from conceptual design development through construction, and am familiar with contract negotiations and consultant coordination. I have supervisory experience in a small office environment, and had the privilege to lead a project team.

In addition to my work and family obligations, I had served as a member of the Design Review Committee for the City of Ventura. I volunteered my time for non-profit and youth group organizations such as Girls Inc., American Youth Soccer, Boy Scouts of America. I am an active member of local schools PTA, and a mentor for a youth Lego Robotic program.


SPH design architecture, Ventura, CA, US, Owner - Architect

Currently, I am a freelance architect and consultant to construction and planning firms in the Los Angeles, Ventura, and santa Barbara Counties areas. My knowledge of multi-platform cadd programs in both PC and Mac systems allows me the flexibility to aide and facilitate the needs of my clients on a on-call basis.

Aug 2009 - current

Pacific Architect, Montecito, CA, US, Project Manager

This is a project manager / design associate position.

Assist principal architect in all aspects of project management , design and production of various
residential and commercial projects.

Oct 2007 - May 2009

the conceptual motion company, Santa Barbara, CA, US, Project Architect

This is a supervisory / management position.

Supervising construction document preparation; planning and dev elopment of residential and
mixed-use projects; permit submittals; code research; product r esearch; review and coordinate
projects with consultants and engineers; attend meetings with l ocal government staff, planning
commission hearings, and design review boards; review project r esource and budget.

Apr 2007 - Oct 2007

Zimmerman Architects, Santa Barbara, CA, US, Project Architect / Office supervisor

This is a Senior Project Manager / supervisor position

Overseeing a small office environment; preparing feasability an d design studies; supervising
construction document preparation; conceptual planning and deve lopment of residential and
mixed-use projects; permit submittals; code research.

Oct 1999 - Apr 2007


Woodbury University, Burbank, CA, US, BArch, Architecture & Environmental Design

Architecture and Design, Urban and Master site planning.

Sep 1993 - Jun 1997

Allan Hancock College, Santa Maria, CA, US, Liberal Arts, Environmental Design

Sep 1988 - Jun 1993

Areas of Specialization