PBWS engages closely with clients and the broader community to provide distinctive architecture, planning, interior design and universal design solutions. We employ a design process in which all voices are heard and all goals are addressed, to realize spaces that embody unique qualities while being aesthetically-pleasing, sustainable, cost-effective and easy to maintain.
    ADA and Accessibility Consulting Audio/Visual Consulting Community Meetings/Facilitation Conceptual Design Construction Administration/Observation Construction Documents Cost Estimating Design/Build Services DSA Closeout Coordination Existing Condition Analysis/Reports Feasibility StudiesInterior Design Master Planning Needs Assessments Peer Review Plan Review Programming Scoping and Bridging Documentation Site Planning/Analysis Specifications Sustainable Design/LEED Consulting Universal Design








    Harlan Pedersen, a graduate of the USC School of Architecture, opened a small practice in Eagle Rock, California in the late 1950’s. Harlan and his partners had a shared vision of quality design, took a pragmatic, hands-on approach to construction, and stressed excellence in client service. As his practice grew and thrived, Harlan became acquainted with Delmer Beckhart, whose firm Harrison Beckhart and Mill had a strong history of civic and educational facilities design. Harlan and Del joined forces with two engineering consultants to pursue larger commissions together. The success of this collaborative led to the formation of PBWS Architects. Today, partners Gregory Sun, Barton Anderson, and Wade Frazier, Partner Emeritus, Fred Wesley, and the entire PBWS team, carry on the legacy of design excellence and personalized service established by Harlan and Del nearly 60 years ago.








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    our team We are a diverse group that enjoys working together and often spends time together outside of the office. Several of us are in a hiking group. Some of us are foodies. We celebrate each others’ growing families. Many of us have been with the firm for over 10 years. work/Life balance At PBWS, our lives are not defined by architecture, but architecture is a big part of our lives. We know that growth in individual areas of interest makes our practice richer, so we take a balanced approach to our profession. our location We offer an excellent work environment overlooking Colorado Boulevard in the heart of Pasadena -- one block from the restaurants, shops, and nightlife of Old Town and a short walk from the Memorial Park Metro Gold Line station.
    •  Barton Anderson, Partner
      Barton Anderson joined PBWS in 2005 after 14 years with a large, Southern California educational design practice. His emphasis is on facilities for youth and young adults, ranging from childcare facilities to K-12 and higher education facilities. He has a strong background in sustainable design and issues associated with creating environments conducive to learning. As Design Partner at PBWS, he provides design direction and leadership on all projects undertaken by the firm. He is a licensed architect in California, a LEED Accredited Professional, and a member of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB). He is also on the Membership Committee of the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP).
    •  Kirstyn Bonneau, 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.
    •  Wade Frazier, Partner
      For 25 years, Wade Frazier has been dedicated to the practice of architecture for both public and private entities. He has been involved in the programming, planning, design, and project coordination of a variety of large-scale educational and medical facilities. Wade joined PBWS in 2008, after 19 years with a large, Southern California architectural firm, where he served as a Technical Director and member of the corporation’s Quality Assurance Committee. As Director of Architecture at PBWS, Wade serves as a technical resource to the staff. He is a California licensed architect, a LEED Accredited Professional, and a member of the Construction Specifications Institute.
    •  Fred Wesley, Partner Emeritus
      Fred Wesley joined the firm while an architecture student at USC and became a full-time employee following his graduation in 1974. Mr. Wesley began his post-graduate career working on one of the firm’s construction sites as an apprentice carpenter and then quickly became involved in the firm’s design-build practice, leading the design and construction of a number of projects ranging from houses to the first clinical magnetic resonance imaging facility in the western U.S. Fred has been affiliated with a number of local civic organizations and has served several non-profit organizations in the San Gabriel Valley. He is a licensed architect in California, a Certified Access Specialist, and a LEED Accredited Professional.
    •  Gregory Sun, Partner
      Greg Sun joined PBWS upon his graduation from Cal Poly Pomona in 1978 and was named a Principal of the firm in 1983. Greg is a California licensed architect with specialized expertise in providing ADA consulting services. He was the sixth person in California to obtain his Certified Access Specialist (CASp) certification when the Division of the State Architect (DSA) inaugurated the program in 2008. Greg is an American Institute of Architects-approved provider for continuing education in the area of disabled access compliance, and is also a Certified Interior Designer (CID) in California. He is currently Managing Partner of the firm.








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