Gary Fritzen

Gary Fritzen

Palm Springs, CA, US



20 plus years of experience in architecture and interior design - design creation, administration and production of construction documents and detailing with follow up permitting, construction management, in field coordination & problem resolution.



Patton Design Studios, Rancho Mirage, CA, US, Senior Design Associate

Design and execute high-end custom residential projects in Sedona and New York City areas. Handle vendor, architect and contractor project management and expediting. AutoCAD creation and drawing of custom design and detail drawings and schedules. In field site project management.

Jul 2015 - Oct 2016

AutoCAD Architectural Services, West Hollywood, CA, US, Architectural Designer/Consultant

Self-employed working on high-end residential & commercial projects with Architects, Interior Designers, Contractors & Engineers in:

• Schematic & Development Design
• Construction Documents for permit & trades in high-end residential & commercial building
• Project Coordination, Budgeting, and Management
• Custom millwork & finish design
• Interior Design and specifications
• Onsite Construction Aministration & Management
• As Built Site verification and documentation

Jul 1998 - Jul 2015

Thomas C. Achille Design, Los Angeles, CA, US, Junior Designer

Junior Project Mgr. on conception and execution of high-end residential & yacht interior design.

Draft floor plans and elevations.

Expedite design concepts & manage contractors and trades to assure quality control and timeliness of project installation.

Jun 1996 - Jun 1998

James Northcutt Associates, Los Angeles, CA, US, Hospitality Design Principal Assistant

Executive Assistant to Design Principal - client, staff, and vendor administration in high-end hospitality design.

Client roster included the Four Seasons, Ritz-Carlton, and Peninsula Hotel corporations.

Apr 1995 - May 1996


UCLA Extension, Los Angeles, CA, US, Engineering Dept – Construction Mgmt Pgm

Coursework included:

Fundamentals of Project Management
Fundamentals of Bldg. Construction
Construction Project Scheduling Software (Primavera)

3.7 grade point average average

Apr 2002 - Apr 2004

UCLA Extension, Los Angeles, CA, US, Interior Design

Coursework included:

Fundamentals of Interior Architecture
Digital Presentation II: 2D CAD/AutoCAD
Color Theory
Elements of Design
History of Environmental Arts

3.8 grade point average

Jan 1992 - Aug 1996

University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, US, BArch, Journalism/Political Science

Aug 1980 - Jun 1984

Areas of Specialization