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Firm Profile

Platt/Whitelaw Architects is a full-service architectural firm, dedicated to public and community based projects.

Our approach to design relies heavily on open communication between all members of the design team, including clients, users and community groups.

Our project types include educational facilities, libraries, parks and recreation, life safety facilities, justice facilities, administration/operation/maintenance facilities, religious institutions, affordable housing and historic preservation. Platt/Whitelaw’s public agency clients include municipalities, school districts, and local & state agencies.

Platt/Whitelaw currently employs 16 people, including six licensed architects. The firm also has five LEED™ Accredited Professionals on staff.

Our Strengths

  • Sustainable architecture and energy efficiency
  • Integration of design elements that encourage cultural interpretation
  • Working with community and user groups

Philosophy

Our Mission is to provide responsive architectural services, designing buildings that enrich the user, the community and the environment.

Our Vision is to provide a positive impact on our community and to contribute to a more resilient world.

Our Core Values

  • Integrity – we approach our work and lives with integrity
  • Collaboration – we approach our projects in the spirit of collaboration
  • Respect – our work is rooted in our respect for people and the environment
  • Diversity – we create environments that are inclusive for all
  • Sharing – we share knowledge between all stakeholders to create the best outcome

Approach

We strive to create buildings that serve their users and communities now and into the future, creating designs that comply with the rules of function but break free from the ties of predictability.

Our project management strength is based on responsiveness and clear communications. This means responsiveness to the architectural program and responsiveness to the Client and user. Our project managers orchestrate every stage of the design while keeping the client apprised of progress each step of the way. This structured oversight effectively guides the project through budget and schedule requirements to successful completion.

Our Process

  • Create & validate the architectural program
  • Develop an understanding of site, context, user, and community
  • Design a creative and appropriate response
  • Provide strong project management

People

Alison M. Whitelaw, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C

Senior Principal / President

Naveen Waney, AIA

Principal

Sandra Gramley, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C

Principal / Vice President

Dave Madigan

Architect / Associate

Tom Fowler, RA, NCARB, CDT

Architect

Luke English, AIA, LEED AP

Architect

Keiko Newton

Architect

Thomas Brothers

Architectural Support

Jeff Barr, LEED AP

Architectural Support

Charly Clardy

Architectural Support

Sebastian Beingolea

Architectural Support

Yolanda Velazco, LEED Green Assoc

Architectural Support

Casandra (KC) Gonzalez

Architectural Support

Fabricius Mastroantonio

Architectural Support

Mackenzie Sims

Architectural Support

Rick Strickland, CPA

Chief Financial Manager

Melissa Fraser

Marketing Coordinator/Office Manager

Giving Back

Community. It means doing what you can to make the world a better place, so we believe in giving back.

At PWA, social responsibility is an important part of our historyhere are a list of organizations we support:
Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture (ANFA); San Diego Architectural Foundation; American Institute of Architects (AIA) San Diego and AIA SD COTE; US Green Building Council (USGBC); Organizing Committee Pacific Beach EcoDistrict SDAT; Playwrights Project; North Park Main Street; NewSchool of Architecture and Design (providing Faculty & Mentorships); San Diego River Park Foundation; Teaching Institute for Excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM); EarthWorks; Construction Specifications Institute; Habitat for Humanity; Peace Corps, and ACE mentorships.

Our Time

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. –Chinese Proverb

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Education & Academic

Park & Recreation

Civic, Institutional & Community

Operations & Maintenance

Spiritual & Health

Historic, Housing & Other

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Work With Us

ARCHITECTURAL SENIOR PROJECT COORDINATOR

San Diego based architectural firm seeks Architectural graduate with minimum five years experience for our sixteen person office in North Park, San Diego. We are a long-standing San Diego firm with a collaborative work environment. We are looking for a resourceful, enthusiastic professional with strong design & technical skills, common sense and a great team attitude.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum Bachelor degree in Architecture plus five years of experience in an architectural office, covering all phases for projects including institutional, civic, educational, industrial and tenant improvements.
  • Architectural license, or someone close to licensure is preferred
  • LEED Accreditation preferred
  • Ability to independently manage a project team
  • Strong communication & decision-making skills
  • Strong work ethic, self-motivation & good time management.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to perform and check your own work
  • Programming, construction documents (including specifications), permitting and construction administration experience
  • Strong computer skills including: AutoCAD, Revit, Microsoft Office Suite, Excel, Adobe Creative Suite, internet & web skills

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING

  • Coordinate small projects and/or aspects of larger projects including client contact, consultant and in-house project coordination
  • Develop design and technical solutions
  • Participate in all phases of projects (schematic design, design development, construction documents, construction administration, project close out)
  • Prepare graphic presentations

Compensation will be commensurate with experience, and we offer a comprehensive benefits package. We are an equal opportunity employer.

To apply, please respond via email with a cover letter, resume, availability, and salary requirements in PDF FORMAT to: pwa@plattwhitelaw.com.

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Contact Us

P619-546-4326
F619-546-4350

pwa@plattwhitelaw.com

4034 30th St
San Diego, CA 92104