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When: 3/25/2015
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Where: Parsons Corporation
100 W. Walnut Street
Pasadena, California  91124
United States
Presenter: Chris Martin, David Martin, Tammy Jow, Chris King
Contact: Zeldal

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Wilshire Grand Center

A. How the Project Came About and the Unique Position of Martin Project Management

B. Design Overview, Big Ideas, The Basics of Structure, Elevatoring and Specific Uses

C. Managing Change through the Construction Process, Codes (Helipad), Structure, Cost, Etc.

D. Parametric Modeling Process – Building Shape, Skin Design, Acoustics and the Atrium Skylight

E. Interior Architectural Design – Humanizing the Technology to Enhance the Guest Experience

Wednesday, March 25
6:00-6:30pm reception
6:30-8:00pm program


100 W. Walnut Street
Pasadena, CA 91124

Participants shall enter Parsons lot from Walnut Street manned gate (north side of property).
Guests should pull a ticket and enter the lot. Tickets will be validated at the Security station upon initial entry to the building and at no cost. Tickets will be required to exit the parking lot.

$15 AIA Member pre-registered
$20 Non-AIA Member pre-registered
$25 at the door
free student (w/ valid ID)


Christopher C. Martin, FAIA

Christopher C. Martin is the third generation leader of AC Martin, one of Southern California’s oldest planning and architecture firms. His architectural work has contributed to the economic vitality of downtown Los Angeles, and as a civic leader he has devoted a significant portion of his time to critical issues facing the City and County of Los Angeles. Currently under development is the new Wilshire Grand Redevelopment Project in downtown Los Angeles, where Martin Project Management (MPM) is the Owner’s Development Manager. As the CEO and President of MPM, Chris is resurrecting the role of Master Architect that Albert C. Martin Jr. and Edward J. Martin played in the creation of the modern downtown skyline. Chris received his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Southern California. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects; a current board member of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce; current board member of the Los Angeles Central City Association; current board member of the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation; and a founding Board Member of the Los Angeles Business Federation. As part of Mr. Martin’s commitment to the community he serves on the Board of Directors and the Board of Trustees for the Los Angeles Orthopedic Hospital; as well as on the Dean’s Advisory Council for the School of Architecture at the University of Southern California and the School of Law at Chapman University.


David Martin, FAIA

David C. Martin, FAIA is the Design Principal of AC Martin. He has continued the tradition established by his grandfather of major involvement in the architectural planning and civic life throughout Southern California. Mr. Martin, an award winning designer is recognized for his innovative, inspirational and cutting edge projects that transform neighborhoods, academic institutions and cities. His designs are well recognized for a keen insight into context and community/cultural vernacular. His sensitive use of materials and scale, building form, play of light and shadow, and urban amenities, has resulted in buildings that are timeless landmarks, transcending passing architectural trends. David is involved with a series of unique design experiences from small museums to large mixed-use projects. Each project presenting him with the opportunity to reinforce his belief that architecture should be narrative - tell a story, communicate a vision or reinforce a value.

Christopher King, AIA, IIDA 

Christopher King is a design principal at AC Martin and the director of interior architecture for the firm, where he has worked for 14 years. He brings a wealth of knowledge to the department with a design background in hospitality, education, retail, residential and civic projects. Chris’ passion and self-imposed responsibility is to ensure the highest level of innovation and creativity within the firm. He has led the design on many award-winning projects, including the Guerlain Spa at the Waldorf=Astoria in NYC, the LAB Gastropub, and most recently the interiors of the Wilshire Grand Hotel/Tower in downtown LA.

Tammy Jow, LEED AP

A Project Director and Senior Designer with AC Martin, Tammy Jow has worked on some of the firm’s most significant projects. Her diverse body of work includes the new Madera County Courthouse, the Campus Center at the University of Southern California, the Hollenbeck Replacement Police Station in Boyle Heights, and the Cal/EPA Headquarters in Sacramento. She is experienced in all aspects of design and construction, with a particular skill in using her communication skills coupled with her architectural background to help all stakeholders translate their project goals to the design team and vice versa, explaining the design language in a way that can be easily understood by those without an architectural degree. She is currently the Project Director on the Wilshire Grand Redevelopment Project. In this role, she is responsible for coordinating the efforts of the entire design team, including a vast array of consultants, liaising with the client –Korean Airlines, and working closely with Turner Construction. Tammy received her Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Southern California, is a LEED Accredited Professional, and a vital member of AC Martin since 1996.

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