Christopher James

Christopher James

Los Angeles, CA, US



Graduate from the University of Southern California (USC) currently seeking entry level positions in architecture, public affairs, or business development; would consider any Internship position available as well. I am particularly interested in working on sustainable design projects, public interfacing and communication strategies with government agencies, local press, and potential clients. 



EDG North America, Los Angeles, CA, US, Project Intern

May 2015 - current

Morphosis Architects, Culver City, CA, US, Business Development & Communications Intern

Managed the effort to garner/edit/publish over 20 Morphosis built and unbuilt projects on the firm website:

Corresponded with local, national, and international press on behalf of the firm

Assisted in the archiving of publications, drawings, and models featuring Morphosis built and unbuilt work, including Emerson College Los Angeles, Caltrans, Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Cooper Union, and the San Francisco Federal Building

Helped research and gather content for award submissions, RFQ/RFP process, and client presentations.

Jan 2014 - Dec 2014

California Forward, Los Angeles, CA, US, Communications Intern

Assisted project leaders in the research and analysis of local government budgets and state fiscal policies

Focused on the graphic presentation of research, data, and policy proposals

Gained experience working with local press and coordinating with local city officials on behalf of non-profit groups

Aug 2013 - Dec 2013

California Strategies, LLC, Los Angeles, CA, US, Research Intern

Focused on the research and implementation of AB 32, the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, as it relates to local impact scenarios

Assisted in the presentation of information to relevant supervisors and development of policy proposals for different regulatory scenarios

Gained experience in the analysis of California politics, public policy, and regulatory history

Jan 2013 - May 2013

The Red Shirt Project, Red Shirt, SD, US, Architectural Volunteer

Annual summer internship in South Dakota constructing and designing new shelters/utility services/infrastructures on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

Assisted in the construction and designing of new shelters and infrastructures on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

Helped in the coordination and construction of sustainable designs, including residential straw-bale houses

Gained proficiency with building tools and machine operations on active construction sites

Jul 2005 - Aug 2012


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

Aug 2008 - May 2013


5th Year Independent Research Award, 1st Place

This award is a recognition of exemplary research and scholarship on a written topic from a 5th Year student. The research paper was titled “To Kill a Lakota,” and represented a historical and contemporary analysis of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.


Areas of Specialization 


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