Douglas Heaton

Douglas Heaton

Los Angeles, CA, US



I'm currently a senior designer with KTGY Group, Inc in Los Angeles, CA.  Here I am charged with designing the highest quality neighborhoods and homes for developers and potential home buyers throughout the West Coast.  I'm currently working on a 120 unit multi-family apartment development in Houston, Texas, while at the same time, designing new hillside homes for the Glassell Park area of Los Angeles.  It is always a challenge multi-tasking and moving so many large projects across the finish line, but I love a challenge.  I also love to design a place for so many people to eventually call home.


KTGY, Los Angeles, CA, US, Senior Designer, Architect

Oct 2012 - current

Windrich Group Inc, Calabasas, CA, US, Consultant Architect & Project Manager

-Providing property assessments, historic record investigations, as-built surveys, architectural design, entitlement packages, code expediting, and legalization solutions for additions, conversions, and new building designs for apartments and single family homes

Sep 2011 - Sep 2012

Westfield, Los Angeles, CA, US, Senior Project Coordinator of Retail Plan Management

-Produced and managed lease and development plans for large scale retail projects
-Prepared exhibits and calculations of leasing scenarios following state and local building codes
-Coordinated work with many entities of the business including developers, leasing managers, designers, and project architects

Feb 2009 - Dec 2011

KTGY, Irvine, CA, US, Project Manager/Job Captain

-Coordinated the work of multiple staff members including senior designers, graphic artists, associate designers, and additional landscape & civil consultants for large scale design entitlement packages
-Attended city planning meetings and hearings to present project materials and obtain planning department and design review board approvals
-Trained new design staff on office design, drafting, and code standards and procedures

Aug 2005 - Oct 2008

KTGY, Irvine, CA, US, Designer

-Designed single family homes, townhomes, and semi-custom homes
-Refined sketch designs using AutoCAD, photoshop, and sketchup, preparing materials for schematic design, design development, and construction document phases
-Designed and fabricated custom library shelves, layout tables, and workstations
-Created office graphic & CAD standards, team folder structure, and project start-up protocol
-Acted as liaison between team and director of technology, providing technical support and solutions
-Implemented company-wide Canto Cumulus digital asset management software
-Created and maintained system for managing office resource library including: color and material sample books, plan books, and reference books.

Aug 2002 - Oct 2008

Michael Maltzan Architecture, Los Angeles, CA, US, Associate Intern

-Built study and presentation quality models for high end museums and custom homes
-Curator of project slide collection
-Fabricated conference room cabinetry and display shelves

May 2000 - May 2002


University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

France & Spain Study Abroad, USC School of Architecture 2000

Aug 1997 - May 2002


George H. Mayer Foundation - USC Architectural Guild Travelling Fellowship, Other

The George H. Mayer Foundation -USC Architectural Guild Travelling Fellowship awarded for:

A study of Frank Lloyd Wright in Japan & America
With the Fellowship I traveled throughout Japan for 3 weeks along a predetermined path to locations Frank Lloyd Wright once visited, as well as his architectural designs still existing in Japan today. Following studies in Japan I traveled from the East coast of the United States back to West Coast visiting as many of Frank Lloyd Wright designed structures as possible.
I completed this fellowship with a couple presentations building a possible relationship between Wright's love of the Japanese wood block print and composition, and traditional Japanese architecture and concept to his own work in the US and abroad.


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