Garen G. Srapyan is an Associate Planner in the Long Range Planning Division within the Planning and Development Services Department for the City of West Hollywood in California. Garen handles a number of complex projects for the City, including working on changes to the City’s zoning ordinance, developing, managing and administering the City’s parklet and micro-park program, managing the design and implementation of streetscape pilot projects on the Sunset Strip to improve walkability and public life on the famous Strip, and developing projects and processes to improve workflow within and outside of City Hall.
Prior to joining West Hollywood, Garen worked as an Urban Designer with Perkins+Will in San Francisco. At P+W, Garen worked on a wide range of projects, including developing design guidelines for a large waterfront development in San Francisco and coordinating and managing a sustainability master plan for an airport in Dubai.
Garen earned with distinction his Master of Architecture in Urban Design from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He previously attended Woodbury University in Burbank, earning his Bachelor of Architecture degree.