Dan Withee

Dan is an architect who grew up in PVE, attending Valmonte Elementary, Malaga Cove Intermediate and graduating from PV High. He attended university at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, graduating in 1973. He also qualified for the study abroad program in Florence, Italy where he spent his fourth year of architecture. After graduation he worked for Neil Stanton Palmer, Architect, who was located on the hill, for four years before he became licensed as an architect. Dan went out on his own shortly thereafter in 1977 with a friend from college, Dale Malcolm, as his partner. Their first oOice was in Malaga Cove Plaza where they specialized in designing single family homes on the hill.

As they grew both in size and project types, they moved the firm to Hermosa Beach and eventually into Torrance where they have been located since 1990. Dan specialized in infill housing of all types and densities, and Dale specialized in industrial /R and D projects. He has served as a board member of the LB South Bay AIA, a member of the Urban Land Institute, and the NCARB. The firm has garnered over 70 National Design awards over the years for their work in housing. In June of 2021 they were purchased by BSB Design, a large national residential design firm with 12 oOices throughout the United States.

Dan is currently a consulting partner to BSB where he works part time. He is a member of the PV Golf Club and lives with his wife Jan in the Malaga Cove area of PVE. They have been blessed with four children and eight grandchildren who keep them young at heart. Jan and Dan have traveled to all seven continents and continue to travel extensively. Dan’s hobbies besides golf, are he still rides motorcycles, snow ski’s, water ski’s and has been working out consistently with the same crew for over 35 years.

As a new member of the Art Jury, he wants to continue to preserve the quality and architectural integrity of the community which he has lived for most of his life.