Kellen Martinez



BS, Mechanical Engineering, California State University, Fullerton


About Kellen Martinez

Kellen began working with Design West Engineering in 2015 as a fire protection designer. His experience includes NFPA 13 and 24 sprinkler systems, various automatic wet system, hydraulic calcs, system specifications, fire main selection, fire pumps, and coordination with utility companies. He has extensive BIM experience, regularly designing new systems in Revit and coordinating with other system designs in NavisWorks. Kellen has prior design experience with mechanical and plumbing systems that gives him unique understanding of how to better coordinate when fitting these various system types into a single tight space. His project experience includes DSA projects, public works, OSHPD, and private markets. Beyond his technical design skills, Kellen is a thorough and responsive communicator, always staying proactive in his coordination with other designers and disciplines. Kellen has a passion for bringing his creativity and design ideas to brand new systems and then watching them come to life from the ground up.

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Kensington, Redondo Beach

A 80,000 SF senior-living facility that spans 3.37 acres, housing 96 units and a 2,600 SF Historic remodel. Designed for assisted living, it features arched arcades, stucco facades, Spanish tile roofs, and resident amenities.

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Cuesta Campus Center

Design West constructed Cuesta College Campus Center, an LEED Silver-certified student services and admin building. Fire protection included wet fire suppression system design, meeting codes and standards.

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Chaffey College Library & Learning Commons

Design West Engineering supported Chaffey College's Library and Learning Commons project, providing MEP, fire protection, and technology design. Their involvement ensured a comprehensive plan for design and construction teams.

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La Habra Civic Center

Design West transformed an existing business complex into a modern civic center for the City of La Habra. We completed MEP design, incorporating energy-efficient LED fixtures and a backup generator system for an Emergency Operations Command Center.

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CBU College of Engineering

Design West Engineering supported California Baptist University's Bourns College of Engineering expansion, enhancing the LEED Gold facility with MEP design, fire systems, and exposed MEP systems for student learning. Along with central plant expansion.

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