William Oren

William Oren

San Francisco, CA, US




UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, US, Graduate Student Instructor: UC Berkeley: 11a Freehand Drawing

Under professors Anthony Dubovsky and Katie Hawkinson (Fall 2005) and Joe Slusky and Chip Sullivan (Spring 2006), taught two semesters of freehand drawing as an introductory design studio.
Responsible for teaching 17-20 students through workshops, lectures and discussions of graphic and compositional techniques.

Jan 2014 - current

LTC Design Group, San Francisco, CA, US, Design Captain

Design architect for mixed-use and high-rise buildings, including commercial, residential and hosipitality programs. Responsible for design from conceptual through schematic design phases. Primary duties included management for the production of drawings, digital models and presentation narratives. Responsibilities also included client presentations and consultant coordinations on-site. Lead designer for master planning and tower competitions in, Taiyuan and Guiyang, China.
Local work inculdes development of single family residential home in the Berkeley Hills, Ca. Currently pending planning approval.

Jun 2009 - current

VeeV Design, San Francisco, CA, US, Designer

Responsible for creation of competition presentation drawings and digital models for the Tsunami Memorial Competition. Design architect responsible for review and compliance with city building codes for multi-family housing unit in San Francisco, California

May 2005 - Nov 2011

Kilo Architectures, Paris, FR, Architect

Design/project architect for 3 adobe and concrete Villas outside Marrakech, Morocco. Designer for villa and gardens working closely with the principal and client on-sie for all phases of design through construction. Worked closely with local craftsmen to develope site-sensitive buildings. Responsible for review and coordination of structural, mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems and finishes for the project. Associate Designer on Happy Bay Resort - Hotel and Villa Design, including 150 room Hotel and 50 luxury villas.

Aug 2007 - May 2009

S+H Construction, Inc., Cambridge, MA, US, Graduate Student Instructor : 200b Graduate Design Studio

Under professors Nicholas de Monchaux and Tim Culvahouse, conducted 3D modeling seminars and design reviews for graduate students of architecture.

Jan 2007 - May 2007

UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, US, Graduate Student Instructor : 200b Graduate Design Studio

Under professors Nicholas de Monchaux and Tim Culvahouse, conducted 3D modeling seminars and design reviews for graduate students of architecture.

Jun 2005 - Jan 2006

Randolph Designs, San Francisco, CA, US, Designer

3-D modeler and designer for residential renovation project in Mill Valley, California.
Designer and digital producer for winning architecture entry “Vital Signs” atrium installation for Liberty Science Museum, NJ.

Jun 2004 - Aug 2005

Chong Partners Architecture, San Francisco, CA, US, Programming Research Intern

Principal research intern for the Latrobe Fellowship, conducted research and drafted white papers, establishing a standard of practice for evidence-based health-care design. Researcher and writer for creation of in-house comparison manual of UK and US in-patient nursing units.

Sep 2001 - Jul 2003


University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, US, MArch, Masters of Architecture

Aug 2003 - May 2007

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, US, Bachelors, Psychology

Studies focused on how groups and spaces influence individuals and institutional outcomes. Studies formed a foundation for work related to evidence-based design in medicine.

Sep 1997 - Jun 2001


Urban Land Institute Gerald D. Hines Competition Finalist, 2nd Place

An ideas competition, the ULI Hines program is designed to simulate an actual urban design and development scenario.

“Weave” proposes an urban prototype for St. Louis that rejects the creation of a specific-use redevelopment district and instead introduces explicit north-south connections throughout the site that weaves it into the communities to its north and south. While the Greenway is the major east-west cross-weave, smaller strips of green space weave through the site, eventually connecting with the Greenway. Reinforcing the vision of a community developed around transit and other urban amenities is a magnet school in close proximity to SLU and the Armory, redeveloped as a performing arts center.


Tsunami Memorial Competition, 3rd Place

This proposal was selected as a top 5-finalist. The program for a memorial museum and weather forecasting station spanning a ravine. The form of the building was informed by the nature of water on the site as well as maintaining a lighter footprint both visually and actually. A deformed skin created passageways into the building connecting to and through the site.


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