James F. Kier, NCARB, LEED AP: Associate / Director of Architecture


Matt Curto
Executive Director V.P. of Operations
(949) 855-8095
Shawn Stokes
Director, Production
(303) 405-8559
Craig Mandenberg
Sr. Project Manager
(708) 285-0214

Jim Kier, NCARB is a licensed architect in the states of California and Utah. He holds a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Utah as well as a Solar Building Design Certificate from the same. As Director of Architecture, Mr. Kier is a senior leader within the firm, having participated in the successful leadership and management of national architectural practices. His responsibilities include management of the Bastien and Associates, Inc. Tustin office; oversight of project teams, including project management, design and technical execution of the work; business development; quality; motivation/empowerment of staff; and client relationships.

Memberships & Organizations: 

National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) State of California Architectural License State of Utah Architectural License

Key Personal Project Experience: 


CBS Television City, Media Building, Los Angeles, CA
Celtic Studios, Baton Rouge, LA
Ciudad de la Luz Studios, Alicante, Spain
Dubai Studio City, U.A.E.
KOCE-TV / PBS SoCal, Costa Mesa, CA
Kapolei Studios, Kapolei – Oahu, Hawaii
Kentauros Studio, Bucharest, Romania
Korda Studios, Budapest, Hungary
Lightstorm Entertainment, Manhattan Beach, CA
Matching Movie Town, Bangkok, Thailand
New England Studios @ Devens, Devens, MA
Santa Fe Studios, Santa Fe, NM
Sony Pictures Studio, Sound Stage 14 Renovation, Culver City, CA
Studio City Kiev, Ukraine
Viacom Broadcast Center, KCAL & KCBS Studio City, CA


Advanced Technology and Education Park (ATEP), Tustin, CA
Canton Work Force Training Facility and Film Studio, Canton, Mississippi
Chapman University School of Film and Television, Orange, CA
St. Margaret’s Episcopal School Performing Arts Center and Middle School, San Juan Capistrano, CA
UNLV Film School, Las Vegas, NV
Vanguard University Center for Music and The Performing Arts, Costa Mesa, CA


Block 85, Mixed use urban center, Salt Lake City, UT
Building 35 (Mann Biomedical Offices), Santa Clarita, CA
CBS Television City, Office Building, Los Angeles, CA
CBS L.A. River Office Building, Studio City, CA
City of Orange Civic Center, Orange, CA
Fifth Judicial Courts Building, Salt Lake City, UT
Impco, Office Building and R&D Center, Lake Forest, CA
Intertex Office Building, Santa Clarita, CA