Len Metcalf, AIA, NCARB
Joining the team in 2010, Len’s role as Project Manager focused him on a series of new school facilities and modernizations in addition to a variety of public works projects. Prior to joining the firm, Previously, Len was Principal at Nadel Architects and Partner at Gkkworks. While at GKKworks, he established and developed the School Architecture Division, which ultimately comprised over 60% of the Firms’ business. He brings to Rachlin the expertise that some 25 years in the industry has given him, spent specializing in the management of educational and healthcare projects.
Currently holding architectural licenses in California and Arizona, Len’s most recent responsibilities comprise the management of school and district office modernizations for the Los Alamitos Unified School District. He is also involved in developing a new two-storey classroom building set in the historic section of the Santa Maria High School campus and completing a renovation for the County of Los Angeles’ Edelman Mental Health Center.
He has served as President of the Inland California Chapter of the AIA, and has been an active consultant member of California’s Coalition for Adequate School Housing (CASH), having co-chaired the organization’s Annual Conference Planning Committee for several years.
Len earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree, with honors, from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, in 1973.
An avid audiophile with an enviable music collection spanning the music media lifecycles from vinyl to mp3, Len’s creative senses are clearly more than visual. A look inside the Metcalf household will also uncover an extensive library of films, first edition/collectable books and musical instruments – Len himself plays guitar – of which inspire the family in each their own creative endeavors. Len has proudly passed the artistic gene on to his two grown children, who are both pursuing careers within the Industrial Design and Graphic Arts fields.