DOUGLAS PETERS>architect

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20+ years of professional experience

 

Bringing Midwestern values, while treating each project as if it were his own home or office.  Listening to improve solutions and bring value.

overview:

Douglas Peters is a licensed Architect in the State of California.

  • AIA (American Institute of Architects)
  • LEED-AP (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design - Accredited Professional)

This Experience is within a variety of office sizes: his own office (DP>a), in a single proprietor's office (Bondanelli and Assoc), a mid-sized firm as an Associate (DesignARC), and working for larger firms (RTKL) and (Gensler where I was a Senior Associate and Co-Director of the LA Office's Design Realization).

project types

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Office Buildings + Interiors:

  • Headquarter Buildings:  IMAX West Coast Headquarters (Gensler), Hulu Headquarters (Gensler) :
  • Broadcast Centers:  Edit Bays, Broadcast Booths, Sound Stages, Satellites; KCET Broadcast (Gensler), Time Warner Cable's Regional Sports Broadcast (Gensler);
  • Studios:  Sound and Photography Stages; Siren Studios Tower (DesignARC), Siren Studios @ Orange (DP>a), West Adams Artist Studio (DP>a)
  • Workplace Interiors (Tenant Improvements): Electronic Arts/LA (Gensler), NBC Universal's Term Deal Writers (Gensler), Samsung Research and Design Facility/San Francisco, Adverting Agency The Garage-Team Mazda-WPP (Gensler), plus many others at DesignARC and DP>a.

 

Cultural Projects:

  • Amphitheaters/Live Music:  12,000 seat FivePoint/LiveNation Amphitheater/Irvine (Gensler), Ontario Place Live Nation Festival 55 AC Grounds/Toronto (Gensler)
  • Museums:  Shanghai Science and Industry Museum (RTKL), and Children's Museum (Gensler);

Hotel Projects:

Retail Projects:

  • Retail Centers & Malls:  OCGP (Gensler), Century City Mall Renovation/Los Angeles (RTKL), Gwinnett Place Mall Renovation/Atlanta (RTKL), Block 34 Mall Fremont Street/Las Vegas (RTKL),
  • Theaters:  Edwards 23 with IMAX Cinema/Houston (RTKL), IMAX Screen Rooms/Los Angeles (Gensler)

Planning Projects:

  • Museums and Cultural Venues:  Orange County Great Park/Irvine (Gensler)
  • Studios:  Sunset Media Village/ Hollywood (DP>a)
  • Mixed Use District Planning:  Orange County Great Park/Irvine (Gensler), Eko Atlantic/Nigeria (Gensler)Kunigan Persada/Jakarta (RTKL)
  • Multi-Family and Single Family Communities:  Orange County Great Park/Irvine (Gensler), Delano/Palm Springs (DesignARC), ACQUA Housing/Palm Springs (DesignARC), and others

Residential Projects:

  • High Density/Mixed Use:  Eko Atlantic Towers, 30 + Stories/Nigeria (Gensler)
  • Mid Density:  48@Arenas and 48@Baristo Town-homes/Palm Springs (DesignARC), Ogden Lofts/West Hollywood (DesignARC), and others
  • Single Family:  Many unique and award winning residences throughout California (DesignARC and DP>a)

project locations

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San Francisco

Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Culver City, El Segundo, Pasadena, Palm Springs, Yucca Valley, Manhattan Beach, Newport Beach, Irvine, etc.

Lagos, Nigeria

Mumbai, India

Jakarta, Indonesia

Toronto

Michigan

Indiana

New York

Shanghai, China

Hong Kong, China

Atlanta

Houston

Dallas

Las Vegas

recognition

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awards/exhibits

publications

  • ENR (Engineering News Record) California’s Best Projects 2016-
  • Schindler by MAK (Book)

Douglas Peters, Schindler’s Erlick/Bieber Residence

Gensler, IMAX West Coast Headquarters

  • LA Times, OC Register, KTLA, KABC
  • California Council AIA, Merit Award-

DesignARC, Palm Springs Modern Homes

Gensler, FivePoint/Live Nation Temporary Amphitheater

  • Orange County Chapter AIA, Merit Award-

DesignARC, Falcon House

  • Greater Dallas Planning Council, Urban Design Award-

RTKL, Mockingbird Station

  • Business Insider

Gensler, Hulu Headquarters

  • Interior Design Magazine

Gensler, KCET Broadcast Facility

  • Los Angeles Times (Cover)

DesignARC, Bethany Square Mixed-Use

  • Dallas Chapter AIA Honor Award-

RTKL, Mockingbird Station

  • LA Architect Magazine (Cover)

RTKL, Shanghai Science Museum

  • Enlightened Development Exhibition at A+D Museum
  • Metropolitan Home

DesignARC, Palm Springs Modern Homes Housing

DesignARC, Palm Springs Modern Homes

  • Architectural Record

DesignARC, Palm Springs Modern Homes Housing

  • Architectural Digest

DesignARC, Apple Oaks

work in film

  • Schindler's Hauser Houses

Douglas Peters, Schindler’s Erlick/Bieber Residence

  • Los Angeles Times

DesignARC, 48@Arena

  • Ultraviolet
  • Urban Spaces ULI

RTKL, Shanghai Science Museum

RTKL, Shanghai Science Museum

software skills

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BEGINNER

INTERMEDIATE

EXPERT

WORD

EXCEL

resume:

Thank you to each Client, Engineer, Contractor, Team member, and Colleague/Office.

Douglas has developed strengths in all phases of Architectural design and management from large to small-scale commercial, cultural, single-family/multi-family residential projects, and planning projects.  His strengths also include Graphic Design, Set Design, and Furniture Design.

experience + partial portfolio

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Principal from 01.2009 to current

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, Santa Monica, Culver City, 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).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DP>a

Principal from 01.2009 to current

Senior Associate/Project Architect  04.2011 to 07.2017

Appointed as Co-Director of Design Realization for the Los Angeles office requiring auditing of all Projects for Code Compliance, Constructability, Design and Management Challenges, along with Mentoring of all Gensler LA's nearly 600 employees.

 

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, Information Technology, Design Manager Leaders

 

Project Architect/Project Manager for the Orange County Great Park Master Plan; Designer of the Developer's 50,000 sq.ft. office building; Pedestrian/Bike Bridge as a gateway to the project; 12,000 seat Amphitheater;  Master Plan.

 

Project Architect/Designer of new Shell/Core + TI for IMAX's West Coast award winning HQ, approx. 65,000 gross sq. ft. with both a 75 and 40 seat theater, film warehouse, 70 mm film splicing, scanning, editing, and distribution, and workplace.

 

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 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/Space Planning Designer for NBC Universal's Term Deal Writers, Time Warner Cable's Regional Sports Broadcast/El Segundo, Samsung Research and Design Facility/San Francisco, and adverting agency The Garage-Team Mazda-WPP/ Costa Mesa.

 

Resigned from Gensler to focus on strengthen personal practice, initiate several creative endeavors, and help my family with several family emergencies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gensler

Senior Associate from 04.2011 to 07.2017

Associate/Project Architect/Designer  07.1999 to 02.2009

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 which 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.

 

Departed from DesignARC to create a solution based collaborative practice of Architecture with clients, contractors, consultants, and building officials.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DesignARC

Associate from 07.1999 to 02.2009

Project Designer/Designer from  10.1996 to 07.1999

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.

 

Resigned from RTKL to broaden my project experience, adding single-family residential along with smaller scale commercial projects, while adding additional construction type experience, and new skills in the broader profession.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RTKL

Project Designer from 10.1996 to 07.1999

Set Designer/Art Department Assistant  05.1996 to 10.1996

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Set Design

Art Department Assistant from 05.1996 to 10.1996

Designed and drafted sets and props for the movie "The Effects of Magic" (Chuck Martinez Productions); starring the Carradine Brothers, Melinda Dillon, and Kathy Bates.

 

The proscenium arch used in the production to enhance the location at the Ivar Theater was scouted and later used by the Cohen Brothers team when in production of their classic movie the Big Lebowski; starring Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Designer from 02.1995 to 09.1995

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.

 

Resigned from Bondanelli and Associates to pursue Graduate studies at SCI_Arc (Southern California Institute of Architecture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bondenalli

Designer from 02.1995 to 09.1995

education

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Southern California Institute of Architecture,

Marina del Rey, CA

Graduate Program

09.1995 to 04.1996

College of Architecture and Planning at Ball State University,

Muncie, IN

BSED in Architecture

09.1991 to 12.1994

list of projects

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Type   Project Name | Address

Phases of Work

Type   Project Name | Address

Phases of Work

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 -

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SF   Pasadena ADU | Pasadena CA

MF   Courtleigh Townhomes | Mar Vista CA

SF   Barman Residence | Los Angeles CA

SF   Green Vista Hillside | Encino CA

SF   Hill Residence Addition | Santa Monica CA

SF   Round Valley Hillside Residence | Sherman Oaks, CA

MF   4208 La Fayette | Culver City 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

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MF   EKO Azuri Peninsula Res. Towers | Lagos, Nigeria, Africa

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

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CU   FivePoint/Live Nation Temp-Amphitheater | Irvine, CA

UD   Orange County Great Park Master Plan | Irvine, CA

CM   FivePoint Communities Headquarters | Irvine, CA

CM   Orange County Great Park Food Hall | Irvine, CA

CU   Orange County Great Park Amphitheater | Irvine, CA

CU   Great Park Blvd Bridge | Irvine, CA

CU   Pretend City Children's Museum | Irvine, CA

UD   District 5 Residential Master Planning | Irvine, CA C

HP   Ventura Port District Hotel | Ventura, CA

CU   Ontario Place Live Nation Festival | Toronto, Canada

 

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

 

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SF   Motts Residence | Mullholand Dr | Hollywood Hills, CA

TI   Paris Bluff | Beverly Hills, CA

HR   Highland Care Center | Lancaster, CA

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LEGEND:

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

foundations:

balance & cooperation

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process

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LISTEN   +   OBSERVE   +   INVESTIGATE   +   MEASURE   +   TRANSLATE   +   DOCUMENT

EQUALS

THE CLIENT'S STORY

philosophy

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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

research

optimism

ambition

persistence

focus

expression

Douglas is seeking a position of growth and leadership within a collaborative Los Angeles office that solves a variety of design challenges.

 

A position that allows sharing his experience with talented staff, giving back to the profession that sustains him, along with finding new exciting designs and project type challenges.

 

He is seeking an office culture that embraces and encourages the generalist architect, an architect that has skills in Design, Management, Technical, and Environmental Performance, along with a culture that reinforces the Quality of Design and Documentation.

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DOUGLAS PETERS>architect

3810 Wilshire Blvd.

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Los Angeles, CA 90010

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