Coleman Griffith Biography

Coleman Griffith Biography

Licensed Architect

California Architectural License, Since 1990
Texas architectural license, ‘1988-90
NCARB Certified, 1985

Professional Experience

June 2015 to Present

Park Plus California, Montrose, CA.
Director of Architecture
Park Plus, Inc. is the leading provider of Mechanical and Automated Parking garage systems in North America. Originated in 1969 the Company continually provides sustainable, efficient and leading edge parking solutions to the built environment. We provide Architecture, Engineering, Product Research and Development, Construction, Installation and Service to our clients.

Spring 2009 to fall 2010

The Griffith Residence
224 S. Ave. 66, Los Angeles, CA. 90042
Design and construction,
Total square footage: 2,616
New construction of addition: 80% . Remodeling of existing: 20%
Architect: C. Coleman Griffith
Owner/Contractor: C. Coleman Griffith

Fall 2009

The Griffith Residence
AIA Foothill Chapter Annual Design Awards, Jury Member, 2009
Design Awards Jury member selected to judge and award exemplar professional architectural built and un built projects by Pasadena and Los Angeles architects for citations of excellence.

2000-2003

The Griffith Residence
Guest-Griffith Remodeling
3772 San Rafael Ave., Mt. Washington, Los Angeles, CA
This was an extensive remodeling of an existing two-story hillside house in Mount Washington, Los Angeles. The existing ranch style house was built in the late 1950’s. Coleman Griffith designed and managed the construction.

1990 to 1993

C. Coleman Griffith Architect, Principle, Long Beach, CA,
Residential and Commercial projects including:
Beyer Residence, Altadena, CA
Residential remodeling and addition
Blockbuster Video, Robertson Blvd. West Los Angeles, CA
Commercial development. Designed the exterior facades

July 1989-May 1990

C. Coleman Griffith Architect, Principle, Long Beach, CA,
LPA, Senior Designer, Los Angeles, CA,
Homart Media City Center, Burbank CA. Designed a pair of 12 story Hotel buildings with integrated parking garages retail complex. Designed a 10 story office tower and integrated parking structure across the street from the Hotel complex

May 1988-July 1989

Dougherty + Dougherty Architects, Director of Design, Newport Beach, California,
Laboratory Facility for California State University Pomona, CA.,
Chapman Hills Elementary School, Orange CA.

March 1982- May 1988

Designer at the following firms: Alamo Architects, Morris and McDonald and Reyna Carragonne Architects, San Antonio, Texas,

Academic Experience

Retired June, 2015

Pasadena City College Architecture Department Head, Visual Arts and Media Studies ‘VAMS’ Division, management of the department course scheduling, recruitment staffing and curriculum development, student services and counseling, articulation and external relations to transfer universities. Division of Engineering and Technology, Pasadena City College

2004 to 2006

Interim Studio Instructor, SCI-Arc — Robert Mangurian and Mary-Ann Ray for fall semester 4a studios.

Spring 2006

Studio Instructor, Otis College of Art and Design, ARIL 351: Building + Landscape,

August 2005

PCC Architecture Department Coordinator: management of the department course scheduling, recruitment staffing and curriculum development, student services and counseling, articulation and external relations to transfer universities. Division of Engineering and Technology, Pasadena City College

Summer 2001 and 2002

‘Removing Barriers to Child Care Facilities Development’, Seminar Co-Coordinator, for this 4 day this professional development seminar

August 1993

PCC Architecture Department: studio instructor, department course scheduling, recruitment, staffing and curriculum development. Student services and counseling, articulation and external relations to transfer universities. Division of Engineering and Technology, Pasadena City College

August 1993

PCC Architecture Department: studio instructor, department course scheduling, recruitment, staffing and curriculum development. Student services and counseling, articulation and external relations to transfer universities. Division of Engineering and Technology, Pasadena City College

Academic Awards

2005

AIA/LA Educator of the Year,
Received the Los Angeles Chapter of the AIA Presidents Award for Excellence in Education

1998-2007

Nominated for the Risser Outstanding Teacher of the Year in the following years, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005 and 2007.
Pasadena City College students and staff nominate PCC faculty members for Risser Outstanding Teacher Award, based on the following criteria: 1) Quality of instruction; 2) Inspiration to students; 3) Fair, understandable evaluation and grading;

1998-2007

Nominated for the Risser Outstanding Teacher of the Year in the following years, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005 and 2007.
Pasadena City College students and staff nominate PCC faculty members for Risser Outstanding Teacher Award, based on the following criteria: 1) Quality of instruction; 2) Inspiration to students; 3) Fair, understandable evaluation and grading;

Education

1982

Master of Architecture (MArch), Architecture & Urban Design Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio,

1979

Bachelor of Science in Architecture (B.S. Arch.), Architecture
The Catholic University of America Washington DC