PINNELLA KAHNG architecture studio

PINNELLA KAHNG architecture studio

Scottsdale, AZ, USA
PINNELLA KAHNG architecture studio LLC is a full service architecture firm in Scottsdale Arizona. We specializing in new residential design, remodels/renovations and additions and commercial tenant improvement projects. We are a husband and wife team with years' of in-depth knowledge and individual talents that compliment each other producing creative results. We both share a passion for architecture and enjoy bringing that to every clients we work with. We understand that every project is unique and that being a good listener will deliver results beyond expectations.

We work with many of the top builders for residential and commercial construction and can assist in matching you with the best builder for your project or work with a builder of your choice. We offer many pricing options to work with any budget. We always offer a free initial meeting to discuss your project so feel free to contact Jim at 480-206-8032 to set up a meeting today!

Work Experience

PINNELLA KAHNG Architecture Studio LLC


Pinnella|Kahng Architecture Studio LLC SCOTTSDALE AZ
Principal partner in an architecture firm specializing in high-end residential and commercial TI projects.
April 2009 - Scottsdale, Arizona, United States

Peterson Architecture & Associates

Senior Project Manager

Senior Project Manager for luxury residential and hospitality firm. Projects include custom estates, extensive high-end residential remodels, golf club houses and athletic centers.
October 2006 - February 2009 Scottsdale, Arizona, United States

Candelaria Design Associates

Project Director / Director of Quality Control

Project Director / Director of Quality Control for high-end luxury residential architecture firm. Projects included custom residential estates, major remodels, mixed-use and master planned communities.
January 2004 - September 2006 Phoenix, Arizona, United States

Architectural Consultant


Architectural consulting work. Work included custom residential and TI projects. Consulting positions with: Heckmann Architects, Zwick Architects, Fox Design Group, James Hill Architect, Posard Broek Associates and Fonce Architecture.
February 2001 - January 2004 San Francisco, California, United States

Freebairn-Smith & Crane

Project Manager

Project Manager in a 14-person architecture firm. Responsibilities include project management and administration, construction administration, cd production, sd/dd development and client meetings. Project types include custom residential, commercial TI and winery buildings.
March 1999 - January 2001 San Francisco, California, United States

House Workshop


Development and operation of a small lighting design studio. HouseWorkshop was created to provide a vehicle for exploring lighting design ideas in a production-based structure. The work focused on design development and production, development and marketing of promotional materials and general business duties involved in operating a small business.
July 1995 - January 1998 San Francisco, California, United States


Project Manager

Held position of Project Manager in a 7-person architecture and design firm. Job responsibilities included project management, construction administration, client relations, DD/CD production and supervision of support staff. Project types include multimedia TI work, custom residential and commercial.
January 1998 - March 1999 San Francisco, California, United States

Panasci + Associates

Employed as Designer/Draftsman for an architecture, engineering and design firm. Project types include multifamily housing, entertainment facilities, retail, custom residential, commercial and seismic retrofitting. Responsible for SD/DD production, construction documents and presentation work.
February 1995 - December 1997 San Francisco, California, United States

Charles Schiffner Architect, LTD

Job Captain

Held position of Job Captain for freeway aesthetics projects. Responsible for SD/DD/CD and project coordination for all Arizona Department of Transportation projects in the office. Also worked on SD/DD phases for casino and hotel facilities, golf club house, care center and single-family residences.
August 1993 - December 1994 Phoenix, Arizona, United States

Arizona State University


Two-year position as studio instructor for a pen and ink freehand perspective drawing class. Responsible for instruction of (2) two-hour studio classes per week, grading of projects and final semester grading.
August 1991 - May 1993 Tempe, Arizona, United States


Employed as Jr. Designer responsible for SD/DD phases of various projects. Projects include retail, office TI work and corporate identity development. Other responsibilities included fieldwork, CD production and client meetings.
May 1990 - December 1990 Los Angeles, California, United States

Taliesin West


Held position in the summer intern program. Majority of work was custom residential. Job experience was in the construction documents phase of the project.
June 1989 - September 1989 Scottsdale, Arizona, United States


Interior Design, Additions And Remodels, Architecture, Building Restoration, Hospitality Design, Multi-Family, Permit Submittals, Residential Design, Site Planning , Tenant Improvements,