Lawrence Pirkle

Lawrence Pirkle

Fullerton, CA, US



Actively seeking work. I am a highly creative individual having more than twenty years of experience in the field of Architecture and Design. Positions held include Project Manager, Design Manager, Interior Design Consultant, Office Manager and Marketing Manager in both the commercial and residential industries. This varied background has provided the necessary skills to successfully develop all aspects of a project.


University of La Verne, La Verne, Assistant Director- Capital Planning

Jan 2013 - current

LWP Design Studio, Fullerton, CA, US, Design Services for Residential/Commercial Industries/Art Director/Scenic Designer/Scenic Artist

•Provide Construction documents, Design and submittal services to clients in the Residential, Institutional, and Commercial industries.
•Responsible for creating and/or supervising and unifying the visual appearance of a production and visually communicate it to a target audience.
•Make decisions about artistic style of the production and what visual elements to use.
•Design and create scenic concepts for theatre productions and displays.
•Provide renderings, hand sketches and construction drawings that relay concepts.
•Meet with Producers, Directors and writers to develop concepts.
•Coordinate and supervise set construction with construction team.
•Paint backdrops and set pieces.

Jul 1992 - current

Brian R. Bloom Architect, Ontario, CA, US, Project Manager/Marketing Manager

•Experience with large variety of project types- Institutional including colleges, universities and private K-12, general commercial, including office and retail, multi family, hospitality, smaller public works projects, historical and residential.
•Construction design build experience
•Project Manage interior design process which included Selection/coordination of colors, materials, finishes, fixtures, equipment and furnishings for interior and exterior of projects.
•Coordinated furniture layouts, AV and IT requirements for existing and new construction projects
•Coordinate purchasing of furniture/equipment with Interior designer.
•Facilitate and coordinate programming and space planning
•Perform site inspections and critique with contractor and owners.
•Review and approve shop drawing and materials samples including structural, finish materials, paint, flooring, cabinetry and millwork.
•Selection & negotiations with owners, architects, engineers and specialty consultants.
•Develop design concepts, determine the resources and objectives of project by consulting with client. Develop preliminary total project budgets in conjunction with the project architect and contractors.
•Develop planning and CUP proposal packages, preliminary designs for planning as well as conduct meetings with clients/City staff/contractors.
•Facilitate clients through the design process e.g., conduct interviews, present concepts.
•Evaluate projects for compliance and code analysis of project design.
•Prepare architectural construction documents by using computer assisted design and drafting equipment (AUTOCAD)
•Manage and coordinate projects with “In House” Team and consultants, including MEP, Structural and LEED to insure that a complete set of construction documents are created in a timely manner.
•Marketing including advertising, preparation of project proposals and writing responses to RFP’s and RFQ’s, preparing graphics, and brochures used for advertising

Nov 2005 - Apr 2012

Aylor Construction Incorporated Group, Rancho Cucamonga, CA, US, Designer/Project Manager

•Design and implement installation of residential/professional kitchens, residential remodels and additions.
•Responsible for all phases of project planning and design from inception to completion.
•Develop budgets and schedule.
•Create concept sketches and working drawings.
•Coordinate construction documents with MEP and structural consultants.
•Supervise contractor install team and subcontractors.
•Design input and final decision on all advertising materials and “look” of the website.
•Managing the office, drafting and showroom staff.

Feb 2000 - Nov 2005

Fleetwood Enterprises, Riverside, CA, US, Designer/Drafter

•Lead Designer for crossover sports utility motorhome.
•Provide sketches and working drawings for the development and design of all aspects of concept Class A and Class C motorhomes.
•Develop concepts and choose construction materials, finishes, etc.
•Supervise concept crew of drafters, shop technicians, clay modelers.

Feb 1988 - Jan 2000

Grulke Architects, Redlands, CA, US, Drafter

•Create construction documents, assemble color boards, run prints, submit drawings, assist architects.

Jun 1988 - Jan 1989


California State University, San Bernardino, San Bernardino, CA, US, Bachelors, Liberal Studies/ Minor in English

Sep 1993 - May 2002

Phoenix Institute of Design, Phoenix, AZ, US, Architecture

Architectural program completed to receive an Associates of Science degree in Architecture

Sep 1983 - May 1985

Areas of Specialization