Pacific West Architecture - Team Members
DOUGLAS GIBSON, licensed architect in fourteen western states, and based in PWC’s home office, has over sixteen years of professional experience in real property entitlement, master use planning, schematic design development, construction documentation, and contract administration on hundreds of commercial, retail, and multi-family developments throughout the United States. Doug has experience in all aspects of multi-family community design, senior residence communities, and the thoughtful use of local vernacular to establish a sense of place. Doug’s design abilities and his strict attention to detail assure a well-designed and smooth running development that fully exceeds expectations.
In addition to traditional multi-family design, Doug’s experience includes many urban commercial developments such as the adaptive reuse project in Los Angeles where an existing forty year old retail development was rehabilitated and converted into a state of the art Bristol Farms Market. The original structure and adjacent retail space were built approximately forty-three years ago and had been in a constant state of decline until a new owner determined that a non-traditional retail outlet was more appropriate for the neighborhood adjacent to Layola Marymount College in nearby Marina Del Rey. Taking design cues from adjacent mission style and art deco homes built in the late thirties and forties, Doug utilized a synthesis of stucco, stone, and accent lighting to create a sense of drama and theatre for a once tired and overlooked shopping center. The final design product pays homage to the adjacent commercial architecture within the context of the existing mélange of architectural styles and features up and down the adjacent Lincoln Boulevard, while smartly conveying to both customers and nearby homeowners that this adaptive reuse and renovation has both a connection to their past and the celebration of a multi-cultural future.
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KATE SUTHERLAND - In “The Architecture of Affordable Housing,” Sam Davis states, “the Architect must imbue the work with a spirit that elevates the structure from a building to a home.” Creating housing, designing residential scale developments, to provide “home” is a life-long passion for Kate. She has been applying this value within her work for more than fourteen years; designing large and small scale residential, multi-family, and light commercial developments. Kate looks for design solutions that reflect local preference and guidance first, emphasizing an aesthetic rooted in the regional vernacular. Kate’s designs create a sense of place for the people using the spaces while integrating the surroundings so as to create a node of reference for the neighborhood. Her extensive experience in residential design has developed a sensitivity that addresses the environmental parameters specific to each site, incorporates Green philosophy, material and practices to the greatest extent possible and creatively addresses budget without sacrificing aesthetic content or value. Kate Sutherland is thrilled to be a part of the design team for The Pacific Companies, creating homes throughout the west.
Kate’s breadth of experience in design shines through in the urban, high density, mixed use development Parkside at City Center, located in West Sacramento, California. This multi-family, mixed-income, mixed-use development is located in the heart of West Sacramento’s Redevelopment Project Area. At 35-units per acre with retail storefront, the design theme is that of traditional downtown row houses proportions with a contemporary twist using bold colors and a marriage of traditional and modern textured materials. All elements are designed to be built using simple lines, yet in proportion to the traditional “human” scale found in older cities. The façade is designed to step away as it goes upward to allow more light infiltration and variation of masses. Anchors and visual connections tie the various development components together to allow the distinctly separate residential and commercial, and public and private spaces that relate to one another.
Pacific West Architecture - Licenses and Certifications for Douglas Gibson
- National Council of Architectural Registration Boards NCARB 58314
- Arizona Architectural License – 41286
- California Architectural License – C29792
- Colorado Architectural License – 306415
- Hawaii Architectural License – AR11577
- Idaho Architectural License – AR2084
- Louisiana Architectural License – 6258
- Montana Architectural License – 2492
- Nevada Architectural License – 4883
- Oregon Architectural License – 4740
- South Dakota Architectural License – 8535
- Utah Architectural License – 5183302-0301
- Washington Architectural License – 8475
- Wyoming Architectural License – C2034