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Andrew Lavengood

Andrew Lavengood

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

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About 

I have been working in the field of architecture for 8 years now after graduating from Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh. I am interested in many subjects outside of architecture, including literature, photography, and nature. I try to bring a certain level of energy and focus to all that I do and am really interested in exploring all of the facets of architecture and this great field that we work in.

 

If you would like to speak with a couple of associates I have worked with, I would
recommend these two:
Thor Jonsson who I previously worked with at The Architecture Studio
thorjonsson@gmail.com  818-426-8857
Arturo Flores who I worked with at Burt Hill Kosar Rittlemann
abflores821@gmail.com  412-519-4460

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Aref & Associates, El Segundo, CA, US, Project Architect

Modeled and detailed in Revit a complete set of Construction Documents for a Tenant Improvement of an entire floor in the Century City neighborhood of Los Angeles. Designed and conceptualized several commercial projects in Downtown Los Angeles and Playa Vista. Created renderings and schematic design presentations that brought a large client on board with the projects.

Feb 2013 - current
 

Parallax Architecture and Planning, Los Angeles, CA, US, Project Architect

Developed the design and documentation for a large addition to a private school in Los Angeles. Provided code research, drawing, and specifications from SD to DD phase on the school.

Mar 2012 - Jan 2013
 

The Architecture Studio, Los Angeles, CA, US, Project Architect/Manager

Provided a diagnostic Laboratory and office building within an existing core and shell. Managed the project from Design Development through to Construction Administration. Conducted weekly meetings with the client and contractor. Developed the design along with all drawings and details.
Ensured that the end project was highly detailed and within budget.
Van Nuys, CA -30,000 sf

Designed and managed the construction of a large house on the bluffs in Malibu. Prepared renderings for each part of the house complex to keep client up to date on all proposed designs. Managed the project from beginning to end including supervision of interns, all project meetings, and all construction administration. Worked diligently with contractor to provide a very high end project. Malibu, CA - 14,000 sf

Oct 2006 - Mar 2012
 

Burt Hill Kosar Rittelmann Associates, Pittsburgh, PA, US, Intern

Developed details and construction documents for several projects including a Student Union in Michigan, a Dormitory in Atlanta, and a Condominiums in Dubai. I also provided design and detailing from SDs to CDs of two one story structures for an Office and Data Center in Pennsylvania.

Jul 2004 - Sep 2006
 

Education 

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, US, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture

Aug 1999 - Jun 2004
 

Pittsburgh Filmmakers, Pittsburgh, PA, US, Black and White Photography

Aug 2002 - Dec 2003
 

Denmark International Study Program, Copenhagen, DK, Architecture

Jan 2003 - Jun 2003
 

Awards 

2009 Nestle Headquarters Future Office Competition, 1st Place

I was a member of the design team at The Architecture Studio whose submission of a proposed design for the future office for Nestle was selected as First Place.

2009
 

2008 Temporary Outdoor Gallery Space Competition Austin, Other

Submitted a competition entry for a temporary gallery space for Art Week in Austin, Texas. Artwork is supported on pillars symbolic of forests and moonlight towers that highlight the creative energy of the Festival and the City. Pillars/trees made of unit modules are built for the utmost flexibility; the pillars create walls for hanging art, pedestals for supporting art, and nooks for inserting art into. The monolithic pillars, akin to trunks of trees in the forest, define and enclose space through their mass and filigree.

2008
 

2006 West End Bridge Competition, Other

The Riverlife Taskforce in Pittsburgh set up this competition for the design of a pedestrian bridge to be added to an existing historic bridge. In order to utilize the great views of downtown and create the best experience of the awe inspiring bridge our team came up with a solution that goes above the deck of the existing bridge by latching onto the existing steel structure.

2006
 

2005 Flight 93 Memorial Competition, Other

This competition entry was completed by myself and my collegue, Adam Beaulieu. Our idea for the competition was to allow the visitors to the site to have a place of entry and a journey through the site. Through making distinct cuts into the earth for the path, the experience becomes one of reflection at the impact Flight 93 had on the site, the individual, and the country.

2005
 

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