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Alex Motoda

Alex Motoda

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

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About 

Alex Motoda
808.366.5994 | AMOTO.MAIL@GMAIL.COM

Skills & Abilities
Digital
Photoshop, AutoCAD, Illustrator, Rhino (+VRay), Indesign, Bridge, Revit, Sketchup, 3ds Max, & Excel

Analog
Model Building, Drawing (Graphite, Charcoal & Pen), Sketching, Coloring, Laser Cutting, Digital Photography, 
Painting (Oil, Acrylic, Watercolour), Book Making, Ceramic Sculpture, & Woodworking

Education
University of Southern California
Bachelor of Architecture | 2013

Punahou High School
Graduated with honors | 2008

Work Experience
Walters, Kimura & Motoda
Landscape Architects | Honolulu, Hawaii 
Intern, 2009-12 (Summers)
Drafter, 2013-14
As Intern:
+ Conducted site and design research for architects
+ Assembled presentation boards and booklets
+ Created 3D renderings, visualizations and diagrams
As Drafter:
+ Developed CAD drawings from schematic design through CD packages
+ Performed design work on Assets School redevelopment competition
+ Hand rendered conceptual plans in colored pencil
+ Attended meetings with architects and clients

Activity Experience
Architecture for Humanity
USC Design Team | 2012-2014
+ Designed pocket park concept for LA Recreation and Parks
+ Selected plant palette and site furnishings
+ Assisted in design of custom concrete benches
    
KITWE ORPHANAGE DESIGN COMPETITION
Studio under Eui-Sung yi | Fall 2012
+ Worked with team to design orphanage and school for NGO in Kitwe, Zambia
+ Developed design of an off-the-grid public restroom for UNESCO
    
PLAY POWERED IRRIGATION SYSTEM
FOR THE african millennium foundation | Spring 2013
+ Worked with team to create a technical report proposing a play structure powered irrigation system for an orphanage in Mozambique.

Employment 

WKM, Inc., Honolulu, HI, US, Drafter

Developed drawings, visualizations and presentations and assisted in day-to-day operations.

May 2009 - Dec 2013
 

Education 

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

Aug 2008 - May 2013
 

Punahou School, Honolulu, HI, US, High School, College-Preparatory School

Aug 2002 - May 2008
 

Areas of Specialization 

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