DOUGLAS PETERS>architect

PROFILE

RESUME

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Douglas Peters is more than, '>', an Architect.  He is very interested in solving problems/puzzles via creative and straight forward solutions.  Douglas is also very interested in Construction, City Planning, and the Arts.  But more importantly, he continually hears from colleagues, consultants, contractors, and clients that they consider him a trusted friend and a service-oriented professional.

 

Douglas is a licensed Architect and LEED-AP with nearly 20 years of varied professional experience.  Douglas has developed strengths in all phases of design and management from small to large-scale commercial, cultural, residential projects, and planning projects.

 

Douglas is always seeking growth, within a collaborative team that solves a variety of design challenges.

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Is intended as a resume and portfolio of Douglas Peters  during his career.  His career is credited to all the team members and offices in which Douglas worked with to accomplish these projects.

 

The projects listed and represented are only the projects Douglas had a direct and significant contribution.

 

Douglas thanks each and every client, team member, colleague, engineer, and contractor which together developed this work.

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MOTIVATION

Douglas is highly motivated and an active member of the Architecture community.  Douglas attends many lectures, seminars, and Art/Architecture events to enhance his knowledge and experiences.  Douglas enjoys spreading the optimism that Douglas believes is essential in Architecture.

EXPERIENCE

Douglas has experience within a variety of office sizes: having his own practice to working in a single proprietor’s office, a mid-sized firm where he was an Associate, and working for larger firms; RTKL and Gensler where he is a Senior Associate.  Douglas has worked on small to large projects in all phases.  This work has included Graphic Design and Furniture Design.  Douglas is always eager to research more.

SKILLS

Douglas believes that Architecture + Planning is one of the highest art forms.  Douglas uses hand sketches and physical models through all phases of a project.  Douglas throughout the process never forgets the design intent when solving or communicating a solution.  Douglas has experience with a variety of computer software and Douglas can quickly expand his skills to find the most efficient way to represent an idea.

process

noun pro·cess \ˈprä-ˌses, ˈprō-, -səs\    a series of actions or steps taken in order to achieve a particular end.

LISTEN + OBSERVE + INVESTIGATE + MEASURE + TRANSLATE + DOCUMENT

EQUALS

THE CLIENT'S STORY

manage & balance

verb man·age \ˈma-nij\   to take care of and make decisions about

noun bal·ance \ˈba-lən(t)s\    a state in which different things occur in equal or proper amounts or have an equal or proper amount of importance

STRATEGY

TECHNICAL

SUSTAINABILITY

cooperation

noun co·op·er·a·tion \(ˌ)kō-ˌä-pə-ˈrā-shən\  an act or instance of working or acting together for a common purpose or benefit; joint action.

philosophy

noun phi·los·o·phy \fə-ˈlä-s(ə-)fē\   the study of the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality, and existence, especially when considered as an academic discipline.

How does one SEE architecture?

By how a structure

TOUCHES the EARTH and SKY

How does one FEEL architecture?

By how one

TOUCHES the STRUCTURE and SPACE

How does one EXPERIENCE architecture?

By how a space

TOUCHES the HEART and MIND

TEXTURE + LIGHT + COLOR + SOUND + TEMPERATURE        =        THE BUILDING BLOCKS

research

optimism

ambition

persistence

focus

expression

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GENSLER, Los Angeles

Senior Associate/Project Architect

04.2011 to present

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Appointed as an Associate the first year of employment and Senior Associate the second year.  Also appointed to the following committees:  Design and Delivery, Digital Design, Revit Leaders, Senior Technical Leaders (1 of 12 employees), Information Technology

 

Project Architect providing the studio and office with design, technical, and organizational assistance/mentorship for all the staff in several studios.

 

Project Architect/Designer of new Shell and Core + TI for a Film Production/Editing IMAX West Coast Headquarters, approx. 65,000 gross sq. ft. with both a 75 and 40 seat theater, film warehouse, 70 mm film splicing, editing, and distribution, along with digital scanning/editing facilities and workplace.

 

Project Architect of KCET’s new 55,000 sq. ft. broadcast facility taking two floors of a high-rise building in Burbank, CA.  This required an 1,800 sq. ft. hole cut in the 6th floor to allow for a box within a box Broadcast studio to be inserted.

 

Project Architect of Hulu’s new 80,000 sq. ft. headquarters, which included a 1,200 sq. ft. hole cut within an existing high-rise to connect floors via a connecting stairs and bleachers.  This also included editing bays and an insert studio for original content and post production.

 

Project Architect/Space Planning Designer for NBC Universal’s Term Deal Writers structurally alerting the interior and exterior of an existing Barton Myrer Production Building on Universal’s Lot along with Time Warner Cable’s Regional Sports Broadcast in El Segundo.

 

Project Architect Samsung Research and Design Facility, San Francisco and adverting agency The Garage/Team Mazda of WPP in Costa Mesa requiring an 800 sq. ft. hole cut in an existing high-rise for the insert a connecting stair/bleacher between the two floors.

 

DP>a, Douglas Peters Architect

Principal

02.2009 to present

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Principal of Sunset Media Village Master Plan. A new 130,000 sq.ft. Media Campus on a nearly 2 acre site in the heart of Hollywood.  The project would feature an automated, robotic 180 car garage, with new photo studios, sound stage, and recording studios.

 

Principal of Siren Studios@Orange. A tenant improvement and Change of Use to Sound Stage and Warehouse.  The interior improvement consisted of making the existing 14,000 sq.ft single-story building ADA compliant via new exiting, new ramps, and new restrooms.

 

Principal of West Adams Artist Studio.  A single-story addition that is married to an existing masonry building.  North light is channeled into the studio spaces via new saw-tooth roofs.  Required Zoning Modifications which were applied for and approved.

 

Principal of several single-family and duplex residential projects within Los Angeles and within the states of Michigan and Indiana.  Project Architect assisting 5+Design (Mixed-Use Mall in China), Michael Heacock and Associates, and Projects Design (George Elian).

DesignARC Architects, Los Angeles

Associate/Project Architect, Designer

07.1999 to 02.2009

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Project Architect for the Commercial Project Siren Studios, a four-story, with a high eighteen-foot floor-to-floor photo studio on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood.  The first American Natural Light Studio and utilizes ETFE film cushions (Beijing 2008 Olympics’ “Water Cube”).

 

Project Architect and Designer of more than a half million square feet of Multi-Family (nearly a thousand units) and Mixed-Use projects in California,  including several that were honored with California AIA Awards and featured in Architectural Record magazine.

 

Project Architect and Designer of custom Single-Family residences in cities throughout California, featuring Beach houses, experimental Pre-Fab residences, and Estates. Many obtaining design awards.  This work included designing Mechanical, Electrical, and Civil systems.

 

Associate, managed the staffing of the entire Los Angeles office, along with creating the CAD layering and drawing standards for both the Los Angeles and Santa Barbara offices.  Also introduced the office to SketchUp, version 4, now being used office wide. Introduced and coordinated an office-wide visioning and branding retreat.

 

Associate, created a financial fee tracking system to allow the staff to see their own progress and efficiency compared to the project goals, hour by hour.  This was one major factor allowing the Los Angeles office to have its first profitable year.

RTKL and Associates, Los Angeles

Designer/Project Designer

10.1996 to 07.1999

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Design and documentation of the exterior façade of the complex form for the Shanghai Science and Industry Museum, a one-million square foot museum located in the Pudong district of Shanghai, China.

 

Project Designer of several retail mall complexes, such as Las Vegas Block 34, Scheme 1, at the end of the Fremont Street Experience.  And mall renovations, such as the Gwinnett Mall; Century City Mall expansion; and Olympic Station in Hong Kong, China.

 

Design and documentation of Sheraton Hotel in Mumbai, India and the Schematic Design of Mockingbird Station, a Mixed-Use and Rehab project in Dallas, along with furniture and kiosks for the mixed-use project Mall Ciputra (Citraland) in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Chuck Martinez Productions, Santa Monica

Set Designer/Art Dept. Assistant

05.1996 to 10.1996

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Designed and drafted sets and props for the movie “The Effects of Magic” ; starring the Carradine Brothers, Melinda Dillon, and Kathy Bates.

Bondanelli and Associates, Los Angeles

Designer

02.1995 to 09.1995

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Designer for a Tenant Improvement for a clothing store located and built along trendy Robertson Blvd., along with Mulholland corridor residence and a Child Daycare building on the campus of a new Lancaster Senior Housing Development.

SCI_Arc

Southern California Institute of Architecture,

Marina del Rey, CA

Graduate Program

09.1995 to 04.1996

CAP

College of Architecture and Planning at Ball State University,

Muncie, IN

BSED in Architecture

09.1991 to 12.1994

 

Registration

Architect, State of California

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)- AP (Accredited Professional)

 

Professional Affiliations

Member of the AIA, Los Angeles, California, and National Chapters

Member of AIA, LA Political Outreach Committee

 

Additional Experience

Attended two three-day training (six full days) courses on AutoCAD 2011 and Autodesk Revit 2011 from an accredited provider

Attended a seminar “2010 Construction Contract Administration” providing an overview of current practices

Attended a seminar “Building Science for Commercial Wood Structures” presenting best practices for detailing

Attended seminars at Jetro’s (Japan External Trade) “Greening the City” presenting case studies of Green Programs in Japan

Attended seminar for CAL Green Code presented by LADBS’s Chief of Green Building Unit, Osama Younan

Attended seminars at CSI LA 2010 included; Specification Substitution, Enclosure Commissioning, CAL Green Code

Attended seminar for Overview of Mechanical Commissioning presented by TMAD

Attended seminars at Wood Works 2010 included; Fire Protection in Non-res, Reducing Moisture in Commercial

Attended seminar regarding review of new 2007 California Building Code, Isam Hasenin P.E., C.B.O.

Attended seminar Engineering Systems Coordination Pitfalls, Vladimir Davidovich

Attended Project Management Bootcamp, PSMJ Resources

Co-taught fourth and fifth year Architecture Design Studio at USC College of Architecture

Visiting Architectural Design Critic at CAP at Ball State University

 

Awards/Exhibits

Enlightened Development Exhibition at A+D Museum, Los Angeles- DesignARC, Palm Springs Modern Homes

California Council AIA, Merit Award- DesignARC, Palm Springs Modern Homes

Orange County Chapter AIA, Merit Award- DesignARC, Falcon House

Greater Dallas Planning Council, Urban Design Award- RTKL, Mockingbird Station

Dallas Chapter AIA Honor Award- RTKL, Mockingbird Station

 

Publications

Interior Design Magazine – May 2013- Gensler, KCET

Los Angeles Times- June 2007 C.1 (Cover)- DesignARC, Bethany Square Mixed-Use

LA Architect Magazine- July/Aug 2006 Cover- RTKL, Shanghai Science Museum

Metropolitan Home- Dec. 2005 pp 64-68- DesignARC, Palm Springs Modern Homes Housing

Architectural Record- July 2005 pp. 136-141- DesignARC, Palm Springs Modern Homes Housing

Schindler by MAK- 2005 Book pg119- Douglas Peters, Schindler’s Erlick Residence Renovation

Architectural Digest- June 2004 pp 184-191- DesignARC, Apple Oaks [Guest House]

Los Angeles Times- May 2004 pg K.1 (Cover)- DesignARC, 48@Arenas

Urban Spaces by ULI- 2001 Book- RTKL, Shanghai Science Museum

 

Work Featured in Films

Schindler’s Hauser Houses- 2006 Film- Douglas Peters, Schindler’s Erlick Residence Renovation

Ultraviolet- 2006 Film- RTKL, Shanghai Science Museum

 

 

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DesignARC Architects  (continued)

MF   Ogden Loft Condos | West Hollywood, CA

SF   Palm Springs Residence (M) | Palm Springs, CA

SF   Falcon Ridge Residence | Monterey, CA

SF   Oxnard Beach House | Oxnard, CA DD

MF   ACQUA Housing Dev. v1 (PSMH) | Palm Springs, CA

CM   Palm Springs Modern H. Office (PSMH) | Palm Springs, CA

MF   Racquet Club Housing Dev. v1 (PSMH) | Palm Springs, CA

SF   Manhattan Beach Guest Residence | Manhattan Beach, CA

MF   48@Baristo Housing Dev. (PSMH) | Palm Springs, CA

SF   Casey/Kirkhart Residence | Montecito, CA

SF   Hammond Garage/Roof Terrace | Santa Barbara, CA

SF   Bieber Beach Residence | Venice, CA

SF   Bieber/McDaniel Beach Residence | Venice, CA

SF   Young Residence Addition | Santa Barbara, CA

FU   Furniture for FireFly Wireless | Santa Barbara, CA

MF   48@Arenas Housing Dev.  (PSMH) | Palm Springs, CA

TI   Tres Margaritas (Kay ‘n Dave’s) Restaurant | Los Angeles, CA

SF   2@Cardillo Housing Dev.  (PSMH) | Palm Springs, CA

SF   Karam Residence Addition | Marina Del Rey, CA

SF   Norris Residence Addition | Montecito, CA

SF   Lot18 Addition | San Diego, CA

SF   5@Miraleste Housing Dev.  (PSMH) | Palm Springs, CA

SF   Apple Oaks Guest House | Santa Ynez, CA SD-CD

TI   O'Groats Restaurant Expansion | Los Angeles, CA

FU   Furniture for Packet Com | Santa Barbara, CA

SF   McKuin Residence Addition | Beverly Hills, CA

SF   Freeman Guest House | Manhattan Beach, CA

SF   7@Twin Palms Housing Dev. (PSMH) | Palm Springs, CA

SF   2@Thornhill Housing Dev.  (PSMH) | Palm Springs, CA

SF   Wire Residence Addition | Los Angeles, CA

SF   Medea Village Estates Development | Calabasas, CA

TI   WHSmith-New Otani Hotel | Los Angeles, CA

TI   Court Café Tenant Improvement | Los Angeles, CA

 

RTKL and Associates

RM   Century City Mall Expansion | Century City, CA

CU   Shanghai Science & Industry Museum | Shanghai, China

RM   MARQ.E Entertainment Center | Houston, TX

RM   Gwinnett Place Mall Renovation | Atlanta, GA

RM   Block 34 Mall (Fremont Street Exp.) | Las Vegas, NV

FU   Furniture for Mal Ciputra (Citraland) | Jakarta, Indonesia

RM   West Park Plaza Expansion | CA

HP   Welcomgroup Sheraton Hotel | Mumbai, India

RM   Olympic Station Mall Renovation | Hong Kong, China SD

UD   Kunigan Persada Master Plan | Jakarta, Indonesia CP

MU   Mocking Bird Station Mixed Use | Dallas, TX SD

RM   Walt Whitman Mall Renovation  Redesign | New York, NY

RM   Walt Whitman Mall Renovation | Huntington Station, NY

 

Bondanelli and Associates

SF   Motts Residence | Mullholand Dr | Hollywood Hills, CA

TI   Paris Bluff | Beverly Hills, CA

HR   Highland Care Center | Lancaster, CA

 

 

 

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Type   Project Name | Address

 

Gensler

CM  IMAX Film Production Facility | Los Angeles, CA

TI   Time Warner Regional Sports Network | El Segundo, CA

TI   HULU Headquarters | Santa Monica, CA

TI   NBC Universal Term Deal Writers | Universal City (LA), CA

TI   Electronic Arts | Los Angeles, CA

TI   Samsung R+D | San Francisco, CA

TI   NBC Universal Home Entertainment | Universal City (LA), CA

TI   WPP The Garage/Team Mazda | Costa Mesa, CA

TI   KCET Community Television | Burbank, CA

 

DP>a (Douglas Peters>architect)

SF   Hill Residence Addition | Santa Monica CA

SF   Round Valley Hillside Residence | Sherman Oaks, CA

SF   2403 Ocean Beach Residence Remodel | Venice (LA), CA

CM   Longzer Mixed Use Mall | Shanghai, China (5+Design)

SF   Kingswood Residence | Sherman Oaks, CA (M. Heacock)

SF   Saunders Residence | Sherman Oaks, CA

CM   Sunset Media Village (Master Plan) | Hollywood, CA

SF   Tipton Lakes Residence (New) | Columbus, IN

CM   Lumina Artist Studio | Los Angeles (W. Adams), CA

CM   Siren Studios @ Orange | Hollywood, CA

SF   2401 Ocean Beach House Remodel | Venice, CA

MF   825 Main Duplex Remodel | Venice, CA

MF   825 Main Duplex (New) | Venice, CA

SF   Michigan Remodel | Vassar, MI

TI   Office TI | Westwood, CA

SF   Glyndon Residence | Venice, CA

SF   North of Montana Residence | Santa Monica, CA

SF   Fraiser Residence (New)| Santa Monica, CA

SF   Desert Cabin | Yucca Valley, CA

SF   Pre-Fab Residence | Joshua Tree, CA

Douglas Peters, Designer (prior to DP>a)

SF   Erlik/Bieber (Schindler Restoration) | Hollywood, CA

SF   Arnold Residence (Addition) | Los Angeles, CA

SF   Friedman Residence (Addition) | Los Angeles, CA

SF   Holmes Residence (Addition) | Venice, CA

SF   Simmons Residence | Los Angeles, CA

SF   Stevens Residence (Addition) | Newport Beach, CA

GD   George Sarah | Live at KCRW CD -

GD   George Sarah | 13 Song Demo -

 

DesignARC Architects

CM   Siren Studios | Hollywood, CA

RM   San Gabriel Mall (Global Design) | San Gabriel, CA

TI   DesignARC New Office (2558) | Los Angeles, CA

SF   Outpost Residence (Mullholand) | Los Angeles, CA

SF   HDM-Pre Fab (M/S) | Joshua Tree, CA

MF   Montclair Mixed-Use | Los Angeles, CA

SF   Casey/Kirkhart Residence 2 | Montecito, CA

MU   Bethany Square- South LA Mixed Use | Los Angeles, CA

MF   Delano (LaMancha) Dev.  (Nexus) | Palm Springs, CA

SF   Palm Springs Residence (M/S) | Palm Springs, CA

SF   Yucca Valley Cabin (M/S) | Yucca Valley, CA

MF   1470 Cole Condos (Bond Co.) | Hollywood, CA SD

 

 

 

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CA=CONSTRUCTION ADMINISTRATION | CD=CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS | CM=COMMERCIAL | CP=CONCEPT AND PROGRAMING | CU=CULTURAL | DD=DESIGN DEVELOPMENT | ED=EDUCATION | FU=FURNITURE | GD=GRAPHIC DESIGN | GV=GOVERNMENT | HP=HOSPITALITY | HR=HEALTH RELATED | I=INDUSTRY | MF=MULTI-FAMILY | MU=MUSEUM | RL=RELIGIOUS | RM=RETAIL MALL | SD=SCHEMATIC DESIGN | SF=SINGLE FAMILY | ST=SET DESIGN | TI=TENANT IMPROVEMENT | UD=URBAN DESIGN AND PLANNING

contact

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3810 Wilshire Blvd.   Suite 1103

Los Angeles. CA. 90010

tel.  323.356.8098

fax. 323.843.9769

Observed Holidays Include: News Year's (2d), Martin Luther King Day, President's Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving Day (2d), Christmas (3d)

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DOUGLAS PETERS>architect

3810 Wilshire Blvd.

Suite 1103

Los Angeles, CA 90010

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323.356.8098

323.843.9769