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Isaiah Soto

Isaiah Soto

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

About 

I was born and raised in the great city of Los Angeles. Architecture to me, is not just blue prints and building floors and walls. It is a composition of many things. Great architecture to me speaks a language. Great architecture makes you feel. Great architecture connects you in that space.  Great architecture makes you say “I Love It” or “ I hate it”. Just because one does not like a portion of architecture, does not mean it is bad architecture, or vice versa.

Through out my education there have been role models, key figures, great architects that I aspire to be like. Pierre Koenig was one architect that I admired for his bold, yet simplistic style for his time. Incorporating unconventional materials in residential architecture. MVRDV is a group of architects that I respect. Their innovative yet functional designs speak loud and daring in the statements they bring about. 

Architecture is around us everyday and provides us with our everyday essentials. Yet, great architecture is harder to come by. It is a level of creativity and ingenuity that one must arrive at and in turn construct that level of inspiration and imagination into a physical structure that conveys that disposition of ingenious and originality on all levels.
 

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Employment 

Alloi Architecture + Construction, Culver City, CA, US, Designer / Marketing Manager

Work directly with the project architect and project manager and collect construction site reports, analyze building codes and coordinate the collection of data to incorporate into Schematic Design, Design Development and Construction Drawings. Consult with architects, engineers, surveyors and workers while preparing and presenting their drawings. Experience in retail tenant improvement projects and coordinating with Landlord and Client to expedite the process to produce working drawings. Working directly with the architect or project manager to produce 2D and 3D models and documentation drawings, details, sketches, and figures for field reports, investigations, and construction projects using AutoCAD and Revit software.

May 2013 - Jan 2014
 

James Heimler Architect Inc., Tarzana, CA, US, Jr. Designer / Marketing Coordinator

Responsible for quality control, generating, signing and sealing of construction drawings for in-house design projects.Accountable for organizing and coordinating office operations and procedures in order to ensure organizational effectiveness and efficiency. Actively work to align, illustrate, and communicate JHAI business processes and value chains in terms of people, processes, information, and technical capabilities. Accountable for company strategic goals and objectives
in determining and documenting future state processes through the creation and maintenance of current and future business road maps such as JHAI Capability Statement and Company Profile and various marketing materials. Worked with internal and external business constituents to ensure JHAI best interest and strategic changes and future functional capabilities. Served as an integral member of the team that helped develop JHAI Marketing strategy in acquiring all pre-requisites and multi processes to obtain government contracts.

Mar 2011 - May 2013
 

Valerio Architects, Los Angeles, CA, US, Intern

Design development through construction documentation for current projects. Utilized hand or digital conditions for completion of drawings, space planning. Coordinated drawings with MEP, structural, civil and consultants to distribute to appropriate entities and municipalities. Organized existing materials library to its appropriate divisions. Coordinated with vendors and consultants to obtain the most recent manual or catalog for fast and easy access to their latest products/ services.

Jul 2010 - Oct 2010
 

Education 

Woodbury University, Burbank, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2005 - May 2009
 

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