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, Wade Frazier, and Kirstyn Bonneau, Partner Emeritus, Fred Wesley, and the entire PBWS team, carry on the legacy of design excellence and personalized service established by Harlan and Del over 60 years ago.








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