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I am an architectural intern and fine art designer, fabricator and project manager .
I seek projects which engage technology and fabrication as necessary and fundamental aspects of the design process, and which understand architecture as the diagram for engaging social, spatial and environmental problems with this in mind.
When I am not designing or fabricating you'll most likely find me snooping around the hills of LA searching out the relics and icons of historic southern california modernism with BikeHaus.
Project M Plus, Los Angeles, CA, US, Senior Architectural Associate
As the Senior Architectural Design Associate I work to develop projects by engaging technology and ecology as fundamental aspects of the design process.
Responsibilities include the design, management, and execution of residential, commercial, and cultural projects from concept through permitting and into construction administration.
Completed Projects include a Single Family Residence in Manhattan Beach, Renovation of Dome Space for Eagle Rock Montessori School, and L&E Restaurant in SilverLake.
Upcoming projects include Hillside Development of 9 Ground Up Residential Units In SilverLake, Beer Garden & Restaurant along the LA River in Frogtown, and Renovation and Upgrade of Historic Residences of Villa Carlotta.
Self Owned Design/Build Installation Art Practice, Los Angeles, CA, US, Designer/Fabricator/Project Manager
Responsible for designing and managing fine arts designs.
Responsible for developing projects from concept through fabrication and construction.
I take on projects ranging in scale, scope, and typology ranging from graphic design to designing mechanical and architectural systems.
Taalman Koch Architecture, Hollywood, CA, US, Intern Architect
Worked with design team in producing shop drawings for component fabrication.
Worked collaboratively in developing 3d models of wall assemblies & components.
Responsible for coordinating with shops, fabricators & vendors in the production of superstructure
& wall framing components.
Materials & Applications, Los Angeles, CA, US, Lead Fabricator
Managed on site and off site fabrication and assembly.
Organized seminars/lectures to develop grass roots approach to problem solving strategies in coordination visiting designers and engineers.
Hosted design and fabrication workshops in order to streamline workflow and create an open source model for problem solving with a volunteer community team base.
Didier Hess, Los Angeles, CA, US, Project Manager/Lead Fabricator
Utilized extensive background in materials and fabrication techniques to deliver higher quality/less costly design solutions.
Employed a variety of 2d and 3d software to develop new and innovative strategies for problem solving from concept through fabrication.
Wrote technical specifications to ensure the greatest level of control over materials, vendors, and work flow strategies.
Managed design teams to deliver high quality yet innovative design and construction documentation.
Managed build teams during construction to ensure the safest and most efficient work environments.
Peter Tolkin Architecture, Pasadena, CA, US, Associate Designer
Developed designs for architectural projects ranging from a custom residential spa to boutique retail mall.
Responsible for design and production architectural models for all the projects in the office.
Conducted material studies which resulted in developing architectural systems from recycled/found materials.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, BArch, Architecture
AIA - Pasadena Foothills, Honorable Mention
Merit Award for design of 'Dunnage Ball' exhibited at Santa Monica's 2008 Glow Festival. Recipient of award as an associate designer and team member.
Global House Competition, 3rd Place
3rd Place Award out of 250 Particpants from over 40 countries for 'NOMAD' design entry.
Team Members Include: Moniera Buck, Brian Janeczko, Priyanka Mara