Dorothy Barnes-Ottolia, AIA, NEWH
Master of Architecture, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design, California State University, Long Beach
Dorothy Barnes-Ottolia’s professional experience encompasses all aspects of project management and design. As design principal, she sets the direction and establishes the quality of the firm’s work. Her professional experience and education in Architecture and Interior Design enables her to bring a unique and balanced understanding of architecture and interior environment to the team of Ottolia & Barnes Architecture.
During her professional experience, Dorothy has been responsible for design, project management and construction observation. Her wealth of experience includes residential estates, historical renovations, international corporate headquarters, financial institutions, restaurants, health and exercise facilities and exquisite hotel resorts in the United States and Asia.
Prior to forming Ottolia & Barnes Architecture, she completed the design for a 18,000 square foot estate in West Los Angeles, and a multi million dollar renovation to the Westin Stamford & Plaza at Raffles City in Singapore. This renovation included three large ballrooms ranging in size from 8,000 - 32,000 square feet, a VIP lounge, several prefunction areas, and one of the most technically advanced conference centers in Singapore.
Dorothy is a licensed architect in the State of California and a member of the American Institute of Architects. She is a Professor in the Department of Design at California State University Long Beach, where she served as the department chair for 5 years.