Savery’s family moved to Palos Verdes Estates in 1967. Her parents still live in the house she grew up in—one of the older homes in the city built in 1928. Savery’s early career was in interior design working for both residential and commercial architectural firms, before taking a leave to raise her children. She has been working at PVHA since 2012.
Since the early eighties, James has interacted with PVHA, submitting plans to the Art Jury, presenting projects to the Planning Commission, obtaining building permits and doing construction observation in PVE and surrounding cities, first as an apprentice and eventually for his own practice. In Jim’s words: “I had the good fortune of working under the tutelage of the best architects in the area. They taught me the craft of draftsmanship and an appreciation for architecture that I have never taken for granted.”
Milet brings with her over 20 years of design practice experience in Architecture/Urban Design, Commercial Interiors, Master Planning and Landscape involving private and public entities. She was involved in projects that included commercial offices, retail, higher education, healthcare, public parks and recreation, and residential clients.
Milet has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Architecture from the University of Santo Tomas in the Philippines, and was a licensed architect in Manila before moving to Los Angeles. Milet completed her Graduate Certificate in Landscape Architecture with Distinction at UCLA while working at various architectural offices in Southern California and before joining the PVHA. She is a LEED AP BD+C certified professional. She is also a docent‐in‐training and garden volunteer at the LA County National History Museum, and recently certified as a UC Master Gardener.
Milet frequents the South Bay beaches and gardens with her husband and young son for local nature trips.
Pamela Velasquez has been an Administrative Assistant for over 40 years. She has extensive experience in the design and construction industries. Pam has worked at PVHA since 2012, where she performs all administrative tasks.