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








    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.
    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
    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.
    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.
    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.








    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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    •  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).
    •  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.
    •  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.








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