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J. Paul Lindblad is engaged as a Private Practitioner since 1982 specializing in Diagnostic and Treatment Outpatient Surgical Medical Centers with Magnetic Resonating Imaging, Religious Campus Planning and Sanctuary design, Urban design of town center clusters, revitalization, commercial, mixed use, single and multi-family housing building types in new construction and renovation.

Lindblad's contributions are recognized with awards in delivering a full scope of innovative, sustainable, architectural, cost-conscious planning and design services - using the internet, the Macintosh platform, Photoshop, Nemetschek VectorWorks CAD applications to assist in producing project management, preliminary plans, conceptual studies, programmatic development, design development, computer modelling, construction documentation and construction management, jurisdictional approvals, graphic and web design.

Principal Architect curriculum vitae

NAME :: John Paul Lindblad.

AGE-BIRTHDATE :: 54. September 4, 1952.

EDUCATION :: Texas A & M University, Master of Architecture, 1980. Outpatient Healthcare Facility thesis. University of Washington, Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Design, 1975 with a Yearly Award for High Scholastic Achievement. Innovative research in Barrier-Free Architecture. Specialty in behavioral and psychophysical applications. Seattle Central Community College Associate of Arts Degree, 1973.

CERTIFICATION :: Registered Architect, California.

EXPERIENCE :: Designer, Blunk Associates Architects 1977-1979; James Fessenden Architect, 1979, Project Manager, Woodford & Bernard Architects 1981; Project Manager, Hutner & Appel Architects 1982; Principal Architect, Lindblad Architects, 1982-present.

FAMILY :: Wife, Elizabeth M.

QUOTE :: "Good Architecture heals the spirit and springs from user-responsive and energy-conscious design."

J. Paul Lindblad, a registered architect, is the principal in the firm of J. Paul Lindblad Architect in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles, California.

In a private practice reaching over twenty-four years, Architect J. Paul Lindblad has been involved in the design of over 200 million US dollars of building construction. His experience spans diversified building types for urban design, corporate, commercial office, religious, medical, industrial, multi-family and single family housing clients. He leads senior design, construction documentation, project supervision and management.

Lindblad facilitates projects of all scales from design, free-hand presentations through completion. His ability in marketing skills and efforts is impassioned by the spiritual qualities of architecture, creativity, and a sense of humor. Always working in an active team environment, punctual completion of projects is a hallmark of the firm. All projects have been profitable.

His work is recognized for design achievement. He researches and implements the firm's computer applications in marketing, accounting, project management, preliminary design, presentation, contract documentation, and master specification system. Mr. Lindblad is responsible for professional staff evaluation, hiring, and review.

Professional Interests ::

Architect Lindblad is a member of the American Institute of Architects, has been a contributing and attending member of the Los Angles Chapter Committee on Health since 1982 and has contributed to the San Fernando Valley Chapter Urban Design Assistance Team for Panorama City.

He has developed Parish campus Master Plans, including various church renovations and Santuary design, collaborated with Liturgical Planning to revamp worship spaces to reflect current Church traditions resulting from the edicts of Vatican II.

Mr Lindblad's work includes planning and revitalization of existing corner commercial centers to foster pedestrian friendly, mixed use environments that blend spaces for housing, shopping and small businesses to promote clusters of sustainable urban village (town center) settlements.

Mr. Lindblad is an advocate for Los Angeles Community Plan Compliance and a Practitioner for sustainable, neighborhood growth compatible with existing urban (commercial, industrial and residential) patterns.

Mr. Lindblad serves as an elected Green Party Los Angeles County Council Member, helped organize the Panorama City Neighborhood Council formation and is active in the Livable Communities Council of the Economic Alliance of the San Fernando Valley.

Partial listing of California Projects ::

Medical ::
Nancy Reagan Breast Center, Ambulatory Care Diagnostic and Treatment Center, Simi Valley
Aspen Outpatient Medical Offices, Simi Valley
Magnetic Resonating Imaging Medical Complex, Simi Valley
• Emergicare Center, Canoga Park • Victor Valley Community Hospital, Victor Valley • St Mary's Medical Center, Long Beach • Veteran's Administration Outpatient Building - Proposal, Sepulveda

Commercial/High Technology ::
Stor'n'Lok Mini Warehouse Buildings, Pacoima • Pacific Telephone, (various locations) Los Angeles • Basic/Four Computers MAI Group, Tustin

Commercial Renovation ::
Colfax-Magnolia Corner Commercial Mixed Use Rejuvenation, North Hollywood • Panorama City Commercial Area Revitalization Plan

Religious ::
St. Jane Frances Church Sanctuary Renovation, North Hollywood • Carmelite Parish Center, North Hollywood • Our Lady of Grace Church Choir Loft Renovation, Encino

Educational ::
Pinecrest Schools, Simi Valley • Brazos Valley Community College - Proposal, Bryan (Texas)

Residential ::
Big Dalton Cobblestone Pine Villas Condominiums, Baldwin Park • Naymie Residences, Burbank • Lee Residence Addition, Burbank • Tehranizadeh Residence, Woodland Hills

Services ::
Accessibility/ADA • Adaptive Reuse • Addition/Alteration • Architecture • Construction Management • Interior Architecture • Project Management • Renovation

Focus ::
Medical Centers • Medical Offices • Multifamily Residential • Offices • Religious Facilities

Publications and Awards ::

Co-Author and Contributor to the Urban Design Assistance Team Report for the Revitalization of Panorama City (published in 2003). The Urban Design Assistance Team, Panorama City was a 2004 recipient of the President's Award by The California Council of the American Institute of Architects - "in recognition of the outstanding dedication and vision...and the volunteer spirit...this effort represents the highest level of professional and public service to the community".

The San Fernando Business Journal awarded the Panorama City Plan effort with a special citation for urban redevelopment.

The national organization of the American Institute of Architects bestowed an Innovative Cities award to the Panorama City Plan.

Cited in California Centers Magazine's Spring 1991 article: "Retailing Implications of the Ventura Corridor Specific Plan" by David M. Kinchen.

Authors, produces and publishes the firm's website, a chronicle of the practice's work and a compendium of community issues.

Contributor to professional journal articles and has been listed in the Who's Who Registry.

Academic teaching experience ::
Instructed Architectural Programming at Woodbury University's Architecture Program. Critiqued design studio student projects (1985 to 1988).

Symposia ::

2003 Lindblad was a featured co-presenter and contributing member of the American Institute of Architects Urban Design Assistance Team, Panorama City at civic events.

1994 Lindblad was a workshop participant/presenter of Los Angeles Citywide General Plan Framework for the Van Nuys-North Sherman Oaks District as part of efforts to spotlight, organize and focus urban development compatible with existing residential neighborhoods and mass transportation in the San Fernando Valley.

1992 Lindblad was featured as co-speaker with Mickey Kaplan on "Artist-Owned Live/Work Space as Catalyst for Central Business District Recovery" at the American Institute of Architect¹s Historic Preservation Meeting in Los Angeles - developing site-specific plans with investment groups to redevelop, reseed, recycle, and revitalize the historic district in downtown Los Angeles.

1987 Architect Lindblad was the featured speaker for the architectural building tour at the Aspen Ambulatory Care Medical Center in Simi Valley, a prototype incubator of wholistic wellness concepts using atria and mall design in a one-stop medical center. He innovated and pioneered a new building type to accommodate a mix of services which defined Diagnostic and Treatment Outpatient Surgical Medical Centers with state-of-the-art diagnostic Magnetic Resonating Imaging Facilities as free-standing outpatient surgical centers.

1987 Featured panelist/speaker on "Healthcare Interiors that Work" at the Pacific Design Center's Healthcare Forum in Los Angeles.

1986 Exhibitor of the Aspen Medical Center at Association of Western Hospitals' convention in Anaheim California.

1973 1974 Summers in Participant of Paolo Soleri's prototypical (Arcosanti­meaning before things) architecture+ecology (Arcologies) city design workshops in Arizona. Investigated energy-efficiency from micro to macro level within an urban context.

Forensic consultation :: (Expert witness testimony) (Principal rate: 250.00/hour)
1989 Raney Residence before the American Arbitration Association.

1987 Landes Project before the American Arbitration Association.

Environmental achievements ::

1992 Featured speaker at US Army Corps of Engineers Hearings for saving the Sepulveda Dam Basin Wilderness Area.

1992 Featured speaker at Amgen on holding Big Tobacco financially accountable for runaway health care costs associated with smoking.

1991 Featured speaker at Los Angeles Valley College's Earth Day Event.

1989 Organizer, Low-cost Jitney Service for the San Fernando Valley.

1986 Incorporated innovative daylighting techniques (including skylights) in medical building design (ambulatory outpatient surgery centers.)

1980 Consultant to Veterans Administration, developed Outpatient Diagnostic and Surgery Center concepts into preliminary designs. Defined and input comprehensive parameters into a successful run of a Texas A & M University computer energy audit. Subject was a 250,000 square foot Sepulveda California Veterans Administration Outpatient Building.

1978 Evaluated a major computer complex (from a building envelope perspective) in a premiere application of the State of California 1st Generation Energy Standards.

Continuing Professional Education ::
Seminars attended: Americans with Disabilities Act, AIA Committee on Health, Energy Sustainability, Catholic Liturgical Arts and Design, Los Angeles City Building and Structural Code

A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral. Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Computer Aided Design and Internet- assisted project management


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