Craig Schabel

Craig Schabel

Beverly Hills, CA, US


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In my current position, I am a job captain and designer of residential architecture in Los Angeles. I am also a master of architecture graduate from the University of Southern California.  Due to my educational and professional training, I am conscious of sustainability and maintain a high aptitude for the environment with design and materials in architecture.

I possess over four years of professional architectural design, drafting and management  in all phases of residential architecture and have experience in architectural consulting for the City of Alhambra.  I also have 1 year of commercial SD and DD Chinese commercial architecture.  My managerial experience in architecture and other business operations has built my great attention to detail in design and administration.

I also am skilled in graphic design, photography and branding. My software skills consist of AutoCAD, Revit, Rhino, 3D Studio Max, SketchUp, Maya, the Adobe Design Suite, GeoMagics and Architectural Desktop. I also can hand script with Processing and RhinoScript.


Tim Barber Ltd., Los Angeles, CA, US, Architectural job captain

I am job captain on multiple high-end housing projects in Los Angeles. We have a very traditional and thoughtful approach to design with a modern twist.

Aug 2011 - current

SL Designer Studio, Los Angeles, CA, Furniture designer / refurbisher - Co-owner

We find a re-purpose unique furniture. This is a collaboration between an interior designer (Brittany) and an architectural designer (myself) to bring a unique and fresh look to vintage furniture pieces. We scavenge some of the best and unheard of places in the city and devote our time to our clients to find the perfect pieces for them.

Feb 2011 - current

Craig Wesley Design, Los Angeles, CA, US, Freelance Architectural design/ CAD work -

. Created new frontage for Angus Mitchell Salon
. Work with companies such as A Well Feathered Nest and Tonie Pimienta Designs creating CAD drawings for interior design projects.
. Landscape and addition of existing house in Orange County
. Designed interior of Angus Mitchell beach house
. Architectural Photography projects
. Shot High School #9 for school brochure
. Shot USC school events for new USC architectural website

May 2010 - current

Crate and Barrel, Furniture Sales / Floor Set Design

. Design furniture floor sets
. Work with designers to create best furniture layout

Dec 2010 - Aug 2011

City of Alhambra, Alhambra, CA, US, Architectural Consultant Intern

. Worked on behalf of Rick Abe to perform his consulting duties
. Strengthened clients designs to better perform at the hearing
. Created accurate architectural database for the city

May 2010 - Nov 2010

Media Portfolio, Pasadena, CA, US, Architectural Intern

Cross media studio - Architecture and Branding.
. Managed architectural projects
. Assisted with branding
. Created graphic designs
. Created preliminary designs
. Created presentations for clients
. Met contractors at sites
. Created working CAD Drawings
. Created interior and exterior renderings

May 2010 - Nov 2010

Michael Arden Photography, Los Angeles, CA, US, Direct Studies Photographer

. Architectural Photographer
. Research
. Presentations for USC Photography Classes

May 2009 - May 2010

University of Southern California (USC), Architectural Student Teacher for Revit and 3D Printer Courses

. Assisted Students and Teacher
. director of 3D Printer
. Graded papers
. Was "go to" person for questions

May 2008 - May 2010

DiMarzio | Kato Architecture, Architectural Intern

. Created renderings and working drawings
. Oversaw design of commercial preliminary design
. Produced graphic designs
. Managed web design of company

May 2008 - Aug 2008

Scholz Design, residential architectural drafter / designer

. Updated existing plans to the current codes
. Updated plans to clients specifications
. Collaborated with engineer to keep accurate standards
. Created final drawings, which were sent out to contractors
. Created preliminary designs
. Solved residential architectural problems

Dec 2006 - May 2008


University of Southern California (USC), MArch, Architecture

. Graduate Research Scholarship
. Director of 3D printers
. Competed in architectural competitions
. Created installation at Griffith Park

“Craig Schabel was my Graduate Research Scholarship employee at USC in 2008/09 and 2009/10. He is hard working, diligent, and careful. These three traits are especially important as he was helping me with grading student assignments and with 3d printing.” June 30, 2011

- Karen Kensek, Assistant Professor, University of Southern California,

Aug 2008 - May 2010

Bowling Green State University, Bachelors, Architecture

. Competed in 2008 ACSA Steel Competition
. Work shown in "Top 3 Best" - 3 years
. Professional Developer - AIAS
. Managed Architecture shows

Activities and Societies: American Institute of Architectural Students

Aug 2004 - May 2008

Areas of Specialization 


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