About Us

FIRM PROFILE:

Established in 2007, PARAVANT is an innovative international architecture and planning firm.  We bring design expertise from around the world to our main office in Los Angeles, CA and Stuttgart, Germany.  While client satisfaction is forefront in our practice, we strive to approach each project in a thoughtful way, offering a unique solution that fits the client needs while maintaining the fiscal parameters of the project.  With a combined experience of over 40 years in the profession, PARAVANT draws from experience in the U.S., Central America, Asia, the Middle East and throughout Europe to offer our clients an international, multifaceted approach to design.  Based on the founding partners’ work experiences and education in Germany, one of the leading nations in sustainable architecture, PARAVANT is keenly aware of the need for an environmentally-conscious approach to design and encourages all of our clients to make responsible decisions for future generations.  PARAVANT’s belief in the dissemination of good design has resulted in various teaching opportunities and publications.

 


CHRISTIAN KIENAPFEL
AIA Architect, LEED AP (USA)
Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Architekt, LEED AP (Germany)

Born in West-Berlin and raised in Germany, Christian Kienapfel received his Master of Architecture degree from the University of Applied Sciences in Cottbus. Christian came to the U.S. as a Fulbright Scholar and received a Master Degree in Architecture from Virginia Tech. He is member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), LEED AP and a licensed architect in Germany and in California. Christian has over 17 years of international experience in the architectural profession with the planning of various building types in the U.S., Germany, Italy, Malaysia and Costa Rica, including commercial buildings, theaters, high-rise construction, religious & community projects as well single and multi-family residential buildings. For the past 9 years, he has taught architecture, hospitality/interior design studios and been invited as guest lecturer at various international conferences.

 


HALIL R. DOLAN
LEED GA (USA)
Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Architekt, (Germany)

Born in Stuttgart and raised both in Germany and Turkey, Halil Dolan received his Master of Architecture degree from the University of Applied Sciences in Stuttgart. He also attended the Ecole d’ Architecture de Paris La Defense. Halil came to the United States as a Fulbright Scholar, receiving a Master Degree from Virginia Tech. Halil is a registered Architect in Germany and a LEED Green Associate. Halil has over 17 years of experience in numerous large-scale institutional, residential and mixed-use urban projects in Dublin, Manila, Beijing, Hong Kong, Macau, Harbin, Weihai, Dalian, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Taipei and Tianjin as well as in institutional, civic and residential projects in the US. Over the past 8 years, Halil has taught architecture design studios, lectured, and been invited as guest critic at various universities and conferences.

 

 


MARCUS BROWN
AIA Architect, NCARB, LEED AP (USA)

Born in Stuttgart and raised in the U.S. and Germany, Marcus Brown received his Master of Architecture degree from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. Marcus is a member of the American Institute of Architects, LEED AP and is an NCARB certified and registered architect. He has a diverse education, including his degree in Architecture; he has degrees in Environmental Design and Construction Science from Texas A&M University. Marcus has over 16 years of experience in the profession with multiple building types, including single and multifamily residential, commercial, religious and municipal. Since 2003, Marcus has taught design studios, lectured, and been invited as guest critic at various universities and conferences.