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The Partners of PBWS Architects are pleased to announce that Kirstyn Bonneau, RA, LEED®AP, Project Architect, has been elevated to Associate. Kirstyn joined PBWS in 2006, upon graduation from the USC School of Architecture. Her emphasis is on educational, civic, and religious architecture, often serving as a workshop leader and consensus-builder with user groups as well as public stakeholders. Kirstyn’s role as Associate involves direct participation in the firm’s management activities—with particular focus on strategic planning, staffing, and client relations.
The partners of PBWS Architects announce that Fred Wesley has retired from the firm, but will remain active as Partner Emeritus. Fred has been a pivotal leader of the firm for 45 years, establishing and upholding its core values and seeing it through changes in the economy without compromising on services or staffing. Joining PBWS in 1971, Fred was still an architecture student at USC. He became a full-time employee upon his graduation in 1974. He worked on one of the firm's construction sites as an apprentice carpenter, and quickly became involved in the firm's design-build practice. An interest in understanding the entire design and construction process led Fred to an increasing role in management, ultimately resulting in his service as Managing Principal from 1993 through 2014. Fred was President of the AIA Pasadena & Foothill Chapter in 2003, has served on the Sierra Madre Planning Commission, and is past Board Chair of the Frostig Center in Pasadena.
February 21, 2018: PBWS Architects recently completed a campuswide ADA Transition Plan assignment to remove door hardware barriers at College of the Canyons, a project involving over 25 buildings. We were so pleased to receive this email from our client: “Thank you so much for doing such an outstanding job. Your knowledge and expertise on this as well as other ADA project experience was clearly reflected in each and every response, which very much enlightened those that haven’t been intimately involved with this process/project. Well done! Even though you may not think so, your participation was priceless to the District. It really, really was. It confirmed what I’ve believed for a while and that is that we absolutely have the best team possible handling our accessibility projects, hands-down. And we know it. Thanks again.” James C. Schrage Assistant Superintendent/Vice President Facilities Planning, Operations & Construction College of the Canyons, Santa Clarita, California
Wade Frazier, a Partner of PBWS and member of the Pasadena Complete Streets Coalition, recently conducted an 8-mile bike tour of significant architecture in Pasadena and South Pasadena.

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NEW MEMBERS OF THE PBWS FAMILY PBWS is pleased to announce that Thomas H. Tsang and Allison Ward Moorman have recently joined the firm. Thomas H. Tsang, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Senior Project Architect, has eighteen years of architectural experience in Southern California, managing design teams on projects for K-12 public school districts, community college districts, public universities, and private colleges. He specializes in architectural detailing and follow-through during the construction phase. Thomas is currently involved in modernization projects for the Los Angeles Unified School District. Allison Ward Moorman, Project Controls Coordinator, focuses on scheduling, planning and budgeting, with a solid understanding of construction documents and specifications and the full life-cycle of a construction project. She is currently serving as Controls Coordinator of the Grover Cleveland Charter High School Comprehensive Modernization, a design-build project for the Los Angeles Unified School District.