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Karmen Huang

Karmen Huang

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

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Employment 

TCA Architects, Los Angeles, CA, US, Staff Designer

Designed numerous building concepts and yield studies that investigated site potential,
project data and feasibility for clients

Assisted design teams and principals on multiple projects during SD and DD phases
which include 3D rendered drawings, design drawings, materials selection and color
blocking, design details and graphic support

Created entitlement packages which included tasks such as investigation on code
and zoning research, building typology and vocabularies, construction types,
densities and design drawings

Assisted graphics department on infographics, graphic standards, marketing and
building signage packages

Mar 2012 - Jan 2014
 

Withee Malcolm Architects, Junior Designer

-Built architectural 3-D models for affordable housing townhomes (100+/-units) using Google Sketchup. Model was used as a design tool to study form, material finishes, tectonics and perspective views.

-Supported the design team by assembling design packages (rendered site plans, elevations, sections and unit plans) for client presentations and city approval.

-Prepared construction documents drawing sets for affordable housing units as well as coordinated with structural, landscape, MEP consultants for design and drawing changes.

-Produced schematic design drawing sets from sketches of senior and principal designers.

-Produced 2D and 3D site, section and elevation renderings of built projects for marketing presentations.

Sep 2011 - Feb 2012
 

Ken Kurose Architect (KKA), Design Associate

-Supported detailed design solutions for various projects, including the Nehemiah Apartments, a multi-family apartment complex in the Los Angeles County.

-Built a complete architectural 3-D model for “Nehemiah Apartments”, using Rhino. Final exterior and interior perspectives were created for team and customer evaluation using V-Ray for Rhino and Adobe Photoshop.

-Worked and communicated effectively with team members to formulate design ideas.

-Produced drawings and diagrams for the Los Angeles County General Hospital mothballing
project that was under historic preservation.

-Produced drawings and diagrams in addition to the preparation of construction documents needed for city approval, correction, and plan check.

Jul 2010 - Dec 2010
 

Joseph Wong Design Associates, Design Intern

-Presented new urban concepts and model structures for the growing suburbs in China to studio
directors

-Conceptualized and pitched ideas for a multi-story building that housed office spaces for
Xiang Jiang Development

-Performed a myriad of facade studies that incorporated innovative approaches for environmental
concerns

-Worked in schematic design phase of multiple projects which included analyzing
precedence studies and creating conceptual diagrams

Jun 2009 - Aug 2009
 

Education 

Aug 2006 - May 2011
 

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