Karmen Huang

Karmen Huang

Los Angeles, CA, US








Johnson Fain Partners, Los Angeles, Designer

New Sacramento Criminal Courthouse - a 405,000 SF, 10 story, 44 courtroom criminal
courthouse located in the Railyards adjacent to downtown Sacramento. Produced a
competition package which included 3d renderings, conceptual plans, and physical models.

Nantun Tower - a 19-story luxury condo tower in Taichung, Taiwan. Designed a myriad of facade options with an innovative approach and mindful of contextual surroundings.

Colombo Mixed use - over 2 million SF of residential, hotel, office and retail combined, this
project is situated in Colombo, India. Produced graphic package, conceptual plans, 3d
massing models and physical massing models for this competition

Tustin Legacy Office Park - a 35 acre site consisting five 3-5 story office buildings with a
linear park linkage expanding to a larger masterplan in Tustin. Duties include: strategic site
planning, big idea diagrams, renderings, presentation and physical models

100 W. Walnut Parsons - a 185,000, 5 story office building located on a site adjacent to
Parsons Pasadena. Produced renderings, conceptual plans, elevations as well as a graphic
presentation for the 5 different design options for this competition

La Plaza Mixed-use - a 340 unit mixed-use project consist of 2 buildings situated on the historic Olvera St. in downtown Los Angeles. Responsible for unit plan designs, renderings and parking / loading layouts during the SD phase.

Jan 2014 - current

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

AVA Mixed-Use Little Tokyo - 280 apartment units mixed-use project separated into 2
buildings in Little Tokyo Los Angeles. Produced SD & DD drawings, material selection, color
blocking, renderings, retail test fits, signage and wayfinding

1000 Grand Mixed-use - 275 apartment units with 12,000 SF of retail located in South Park
downtown Los Angeles. Duties include: investigation on code, zoning research, fire
separation area, FAR, units and open space calculations, building, parking and bicycle

Olive & Pico Mixed-use - 263 apartment units with 14,500 SF of retail located in South Park
downtown Los Angeles. Investigated site feasibility and eventually produced building plans,
elevations, sections and renderings for SD phase.

Graphic Standards - Designed 6 palettes to help standardized TCA's graphic output.
Oversaw graphic representation for all drawings such as; site planning, renderings,
diagrams, elevations and sections.

Mar 2012 - Jan 2014

Withee Malcolm Architects, Junior Designer

Mission Brewery - 85 apartment units of affordable housing project in north downtown San
Diego. Created renderings, material boards, color blocking drawings and assisted the design team with CDs.

Park Place - 99 apartment units of affordable housing project in Lynwood. Built a 3d model,
prepared ventilation calculations and coordinated with MEP and landscape consultants for drawing updates.

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

-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

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

Jun 2009 - Aug 2009


Aug 2006 - May 2011

Areas of Specialization 


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