Joseph Barajas

Joseph Barajas

Los Angeles, CA, US



As a young architect, I offer intrinsic creative capabilities and a keen eye for composition, programming, and design. By means of background, I possess a broad-range of experience, ranging from visual merchandising to project management – cultivated from the retail, financial services, and architectural design industries. As an adept communicator, I have proven expertise in understanding and effectively managing business needs and goals, reinforcing a firm’s value proposition and ethos, and managing resource teams to develop and produce building programs – from sketch to construction administration – that enhance customer satisfaction. I am experienced in preparing construction, bidding and permitting documents for residential & commercial building proposals.


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University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA, US, Architectural Associate

Multi-dwelling residential & commercial project management: schematic design, design development, construction document, specification preparation & construction administration. Design presentation development: Three-dimensional modeling, two-dimensional presentations. Client & vendor liaison.

Feb 2009 - current

MASS, Los Angeles, CA, US, Designer

Residential design development & pricing set preparation; including permitting submittal. Client liaison.

Aug 2008 - Nov 2008

Studio Sarah Willmer, San Francisco, CA, US, Designer

Residential & commercial project development: schematic design, design development, construction document production, permitting and construction administration. Material research, pricing & selection, client relations. Office management.

Jan 2007 - Aug 2008


California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, US, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture

- High Distinction at graduation, 2007
- AIA Henry Adams School Medal & Certificate of Merit, 2007
- ACSA/AISC Steel Design Student Competition, BILLBOARD, Honorable Mention, 2006
- Third YearArchitecture Award for Design Excellence and Building Innovation, 2005 National AIDS
- Memorial Design Competition, Fissure, Honorable Mention, 2005

Sep 2003 - May 2007

The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, DK, BArch, Architecture

International exchange at the Royal Danish Academy School of Architecture

Jan 2006 - Sep 2006


Merit Award - Exceptional Residential: Bay Area Regional Design Awards 2010, Award

Exceptional Residential: Bay Area Regional Design Awards is a unique design awards program that recognizes the best in Bay Area housing design.


AIA Henry Adams School Medal & Certificate of Merit, Award

Each year The American Institute of Architects awards an engraved medal and certificate of merit to the top-ranking graduating student in each architecture program accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board.


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