T.J. Morgan

T.J. Morgan

Los Angeles, CA, US

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I am a senior designer that has 20 years’ experience conceiving, designing and executing projects of moderate-high complexity from proposal through concept, construction and closeout.

I am seeking a position as a creative lead in interior architecture responsible for designing, directing and coordinating hospitality, commercial / retail, multi-unit residential and residential projects. I am looking to build on my leadership skills as  both a mentor and director who efficiently meets deliverables and effectively manages client requests and relationships.


  • Delivering design impact through innovative, thoughtful and functional design.
  • Generating sound technical design through concept, schematic design, design development, & construction documents.
  • Creating sound relationships with colleagues, clients, contractors and suppliers to promote good business practices.
  • Excellent personal time management



BraytonHughes Design Studios, San Francisco, CA, US, Senior Designer

Project designer generating concept, schematic design, design development, construction documents, as well as bidding, tender phases and value engineering budgets for projects. Direct and review design development and construction documents and shop drawings for content, accuracy, and overall design integrity. Work with FFE teams to develop interior materials and finish specifications. Served as principal contact for clients, contractors and suppliers to achieve project goals and targets. Mentor project designers of all levels in design practice, office standards and policies.

Jan 2015 - current

TJ Morgan Architecture & Design, Los Angeles, CA, US, Senior Designer

Independent architectural designer of hospitality and commercial interior architecture. Lead concept design and material specifications with strong aptitude for technical issues and detailing. In 2016 produced concept design through contract documents for 160 room Hotel with 44 private condominium luxury ski lodge in Big Sky, Montana for the Montage Hotels & Resorts. Pursued sound business practices through the development of systems for improved design, technical quality and client services.

Jan 2008 - Jan 2015

Grocery Outlet, Berkeley, CA, US, Store Designer

Director of all store design and store design roll out. Created new store concepts that were evaluated for cost management and sales performance resulting in a 20% improvement over previous store designs. Directed the development of architectural practices and processes for implementation of store design in line with brand continuity and cost management. Built 24 new stores in Washington, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, & California.
Established the systems and protocols to continue the rollout of this proven new store design following my departure.

Jan 2005 - Jan 2008

Karo Group Inc., Calgary, AB, CA, Designer

Key influencer in leading the interior design within an integrated creative branding & marketing. Participated and contributed to proposal preparation, marketing efforts and events that helped grow & secure work for the firm. Developed a diverse portfolio of crafted corporate, medical and retail projects that developed a reputation for furniture & millwork design.

Jan 2000 - Jan 2004


University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, CA, BArch, Architecture

Sep 1989 - Jun 1992

The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, CA, Fine Art

One year of study in Fine Art, focusing on sculpture.

Sep 1987 - Jun 1988

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