Brett Farrow is a licensed architect who designs, builds

and develops his own projects ranging from commercial/mixed-use to high-end custom residential.






    Specializing in innovative, sustainable, site specific designs for in-fill redevelopment projects, Farrow's approach to design is modern, efficient, bright and natural.




    As a one man office,  Farrow's  involvement in a project spans the entire process from the inception to completion. Including: identifying potential project sites, negotiating terms of sales, performing feasibility studies, analyzing zoning & code, securing financing, designing,  permitting, building,  and leasing or selling.


    Farrow has experience constructing over $15MM in projects acting as his own General Contractor to reduce costs and improve quality.



    Currently co-chair of the Masters of Real Estate Development at Woodbury University, Farrow is  available to lead seminars for educators and students of Architecture who wish to know more about real estate development.






    Feasibility studies can be preformed for private parties looking to better understand the potential of their real estate holdings or buyers seeking to determine the viability of a project.



    2002-Present: Brett Farrow Architect, Inc.

    Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA

    Architecture, construction and development firm California Architect License No. C 29668, (licensed 3/8/04). Successful completion of (2) development projects.


    2000-2002: Austin Veum Robbins Parshalle

    San Diego, CA

    Lead Designer and Project Manager. Managed range of projects from high-rise development to row-homes. Extensive experience in marketing, administration & public presentations. Specialized in urban mixed-use projects


    1997-2000: Jonathan Segal Architect

    San Diego, CA

    Designer and Project Manager. Involved in all levels of project development. Contributed to pro-forma and market analysis.  Design of medium to high density urban housing.  Construction Manager for 42,000 s.f. urban mixed-use project


    1996-1997: Graham Downes Architect

    San Diego, CA

    Designer and Project Manager.

    Design & permitting of retail, entertainment & restaurant uses.


    1988-1995: Charles Franks & Associates

    Capitola, CA

    Designer and Project Manager. Custom homes, multi-family and mixed-use projects


    2019: Planning Commissioner

    Enicinitas, CA


    2008- 2017: Cardiff 101 Main Street Association

    Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA

    Board of Directors


    2007: Centre City Development Corporation

    San Diego, CA

    Community Representative- Little Italy. Member of Selection Committee for Community Plan Update Consultants


    2004-2007: Little Italy Association

    San Diego, CA

    Advisory Resident Representative. Member of Design Review Committee. Member of Community Advisory Board


    2002-2004: Centre City Advisory Committee

    San Diego, CA

    Resident Tenant Representative- Little Italy

    Chairman of Pre-design Subcommittee




    2013-Present: Woodbury University

    San Diego, CA

    Design Faculty

    Masters of Real Estate & Development


    2009-2013: Woodbury University

    San Diego, CA

    Design Faculty

    Masters of Real Estate & Development


    2005-2006: Newschool of Architecture

    San Diego, CA

    Design Faculty.  4th Year Design Studio Instructor


    2004-2005: Newschool of Architecture

    San Diego, CA

    Design Faculty. Graduate Thesis Design Instructor


    1995-1997: Newschool of Architecture

    Master of Architecture

    Graduated class Valedictorian


    1987-1992: University of California at Santa Cruz

    Bachelors in Art History. Minor in Sociology

    Graduated with honors in Senior Colloquium




Brett Farrow Architect, Inc.

125 Mozart Ave

Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA 92007









San Diego Foundation for Architecture- Orchid

Our City San Diego-

Best Commercial Project under 20,000 feet



American Institute of Architects San Diego

Design Award - Merit

Concrete Masonry Association

of California & Nevada

Grand Award- Best Commercial Building



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