Christopher James

Christopher James

Los Angeles, CA, US



Design isn't defined by flashy renderings or esoteric language. Rather, design is defined by its process: the questions the designer asks, and the rigor with which those questions are pursued.

No matter what task I undertake, I do my best to ensure it's under-girded by a good process.


RAC DESIGN BUILD, Los Angeles, CA, US, Digital Asset Coordinator

Assisted in marketing and presentation packages for current and built work

Drafted and curated content for the company website

Responsible for the digital media archives of the studio

Gained experience tracking construction schedules and on-site photography for social media and marketing requirements

Nov 2016 - Feb 2017

EDG Company, Los Angeles, CA, US, Communications + Architecture

Coordinated the design and content management of the firms new website

Responsible for drafting the firm external communications

Led the coordination of architectural review of all internal projects

Gained experience in the management of international design competitions along with consultant coordination

Feb 2015 - Nov 2016

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 - Nov 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 - Nov 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.


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