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Alisa May

Alisa May

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

About 

I am looking to transition from architectural consulting and construction management to full-time architectural employment to pursue my professional license. I am capable of offering a diverse portfolio of design, drafting, 3D modeling, and other operational services. I am proficient in AutoCAD 13, Adobe Photoshop, Sketch-up, MS Office, have working knowledge of Rev-it, and some experience with Rhino.

I hold a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Southern California (USC), a Master of Environmental Management from Yale University, and have three years of combined experience in architecture firms and construction management. I have participated in the design of passive buildings in developing countries, but most of my experience has been with hotels and multifamily residential projects in Los Angeles.

My professionalism, communication skills, and ability to quickly learn on the job can make me a valuable asset to any project team. Prior employers will be happy to provide strong and supportive references upon request.

Employment 

Fortis17 CRM Construction, Los Angeles, CA, US, Project Manager

Provide design and architectural services during all stages of construction. Coordinate architectural and MEP plans with construction process. Selected environmental materials and appliances for Cloverdale Condominiums designed by Lorcan O’Herlihy [LOHA], saving $10K of the construction budget while reducing the project’s ecological impact.

May 2013 - current
 

a-k-a, Los Angeles, CA, US, Consulting Architectural Designer

Assisted principal, Andrea Keller, with the design of a mixed use high rise in Kigali, Rwanda.
Drafted architectural drawings and obtained Planning and Building Department approvals for
projects including remodels of Mondrian, Oceana, and Delfina Hotels in Los Angeles.

Sep 2012 - May 2013
 

Dn/A Studio, Los Angeles, CA, US, Intern

Worked directly with Principal, Valery Augustin AIA. Contributed design alternatives; drafted
and submitted complete drawing sets for residential and commercial remodel projects;
selected and specified materials and appliances.

Dec 2007 - May 2009
 

SPF:a (Studio Pali Fekete: architects), Los Angeles, CA, US, Intern

Constructed site and building models for award-winning projects. Managed wood shop
materials and equipment. Collected site data and designed presentation boards. Designed
preliminary parking schemes per building code.

Aug 2007 - Dec 2007
 

SPF:a (Studio Pali Fekete: architects), Los Angeles, CA, US, Intern

Constructed site and building models for award-winning projects. Managed wood shop
materials and equipment. Collected site data and designed presentation boards. Designed
preliminary parking schemes per building code.

May 2006 - Sep 2006
 

Education 

Yale University, New Haven, CT, US, Masters, Environmental Management

Researched ecological urban design and building design, focusing on passive climate strategies. Co-designed an orphanage in Port Au Prince, Haiti. Served on the organizing team of the Ö Festival 2012, an annual environmental convention in Sweden.

Aug 2010 - May 2012
 

University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

Architecture topic studios included a semester in South-East Asia, including Japan, China, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Malaysia. Co-designed a sustainable school for Krabi Real with a partner architecture student from University of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. Designed and built shipping container-relief station for Haiti and took part in designing Plastiki, an Architecture for Humanity project.

Sep 2004 - May 2009
 

Awards 

2008-2009 U.S. Green Building Council – LA Student Scholarship Award Recipient, Award

The USGBC-Los Angeles Chapter Student Scholarship Program aims to encourage and enable students to pursue a career in the Green Building industry and further the mission of the USGBC. I was selected as the award recipient based on a combination of academic excellence, recommendation letter, demonstrated passion and commitment to green building and sustainability, and career plans in the green building industry.

2009
 

Areas of Specialization 



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