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Kyle Stevens

Kyle Stevens

San Diego, CA, US

 

About 

Hello fellow architects and planners,

I am passionate about architecture and urban planning whereas thorough research inspires creative and sustainable design solutions. I am highly interested in integrating passive design techniques coupled with utilizing renewable energy sources and high-tech to design buildings, especially ones that improve the health and wellness of the inhabitants. I believe critical-thinking and problem-solving are instrumental in furthering this design exploration and integration as both the architecture and planning professions evolve.

Employment 

City of San Diego: Planning Department, San Diego, CA, US, Planning Intern

Updated seven community plan updates utilizing programs such as Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop.

Conducted several informal weekly community workshops to engage local residents and discuss proposed community plan updates topics such as land use, zoning regulations, density and floor area ratio (F.A.R.), urban design, and transportation.

Co-authored and revised more than two dozen citywide zoning regulations primarily concerning commercial, mixed-use and multi-family, and commercial and mixed-use zones to promote transit-oriented development policies.

Identified, categorized, mapped, and cataloged over 1,000 “Huffman Packs” (substandard auto-oriented multi-family infill housing) constructed from the 1960s-1980s in North Park. Researched methods and engaged stakeholders to determine fiscally feasible methods to redevelop this substandard housing stock and replace it with affordable pedestrian- and transit-oriented multi-family housing.

Mar 2015 - Aug 2016
 

The Hartford Insurance Company, San Diego, CA, US, Property and Casualty Broker

Licensed to underwrite and sell auto, homeowner’s and renter’s insurance.

Assessed and managed risk, maintaining financial underwriting score of 99%.

Jun 2013 - Jun 2014
 

Towers Watson, San Diego, CA, US, Benefits and Pension Specialist

Provided retirement benefits consulting for employees, in particular qualified defined benefits such as pensions and health care benefits.

Administered, educated, and enrolled, and prepared employees for retirement.

Jun 2011 - Jun 2012
 

Education 

NewSchool of Architecture + Design, San Diego, CA, US, MArch, Architecture

Accelerated architecture program encompassing of design studios paired with complementary core and elective classes to broaden architectural education.

Jan 2014 - Jun 2017
 

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, CA, US, Bachelors, City and Regional Planning

Accelerated urban planning program encompassing of design studios paired with complementary core and elective classes to broaden architectural education.

Sep 2005 - Dec 2009
 

Awards 

Coalition for Adequate School Housing Student Design Award, 2nd Place

Student design award for designing or remodeling an education facility. I designed a middle school titled Academy3.

2017
 

American Planning Association, Award

Fellow student award recipient for Rural/Small Town Planner for Delano Strategic Plan.

2010
 

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