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Ivan Laguna

Ivan Laguna

Santa Monica, CA, US

 

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About 

Ivan Laguna

Santa Monica CA, 90404

laguna_ivan@yahoo.com

Professional Summary

I am a dynamic and ambitious individual who possesses the design and development proficiency
needed to plan, coordinate and execute all phases of an architectural project. My experience has led
me to manage projects from Schematic Design through Construction Management, as well as dealing with city agencies and help facilitate the building permit process. I have learned to approach a project with a full understanding of site evaluation and analysis and how comprehension of the building code and local zoning regulations shape and dictate the overall goal of each project.

Work Experience

Urban Architecture Lab (PSL Architects)  / Associate / 01/2015 - Present 

  • Compiled a Site Plan Review package for a 250 Unit Mix-Use project
  • Assisted in developing concept designs for a variety of project types raging from Planned Unit
    Developments, Affordable Multi-Family and Mixed-Used

John Kaliski Architects / Project Manager / 03/2012 - 12/15

  • Have developed projects from Schematic Design through Construction Management

  • Successfully administered and cleared various construction document sets through LADBS for permit issuance

  • Have participated in Community Meetings as part of Project Management duties

  • Worked with city agencies to develop design guidelines to improve community zones ranging from Residential to Mixed Used Boulevards

  • Code research for occupancy / change of use for renovation / alteration projects

  • Cost analysis for mixed used, multi-dwelling development feasibility studies

RVD Design / Design Intern / 06/2010 - 09/2010

  • Assisted in Ding-Bat renovation projects and strip mall design in various locations around the San Fernando Valley

  • Assisted in producing Construction Documents

  • Composed presentation & materials board for client meetings

Built Work

Villa Trejo-Coronel Lead Designer 01/2013 - Present

Competitions / Exhibitions

ACSA/AISC Steel Competition As 3rd year student 03/2009

Emergent Emergence Exhibition (Beijing, China) As 4th year student 06/2009

HMMD Bangkok Fashion Hub Design Team 05/2015

Verna Library Design Team 10/2015

Education

Woodbury University Bachelor’s of Architecture

School of Architecture Independent Study: Anthropology

7500 Glenoaks Blvd

Burbank, CA 91504 GPA: 3.0 *NCARB Registered

Skills

  • Fluent in English/Spanish

  • Proficient English verbal & writing skills

  • Advanced in

    Design

    • Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, In-Design 6

    • Autodesk AutoCAD, Revit, 2015

    • Rhino 3D Modeling 6

    • Google Sketch-Up 2015

    • Nemetscheck Vectorks 2015

Rendering

  • Artlantis Rendering Software 2015

  • Maxwell Rendering Software 2015

  • V-ray for Rhino, 3DS Max

  • Vectorworks Renderworks

Employment 

PSL Architects, Los Angeles, CA, US, Associate

-Compiled a Site Plan Review package for a 250 Unit Mix-Use project

-Assisted in developing concept designs for a variety of project types raging from Planned Unit Developments, Affordable Multi-Family and Mixed-Used

Jan 2016 - current
 

John Kaliski Architects (JKA), Los Angeles, CA, US, Project Manager

-Developed projects from Schematic Design through Construction Management
-Successfully administered and cleared various construction document sets through LADBS for permit issuance
-Participated in Community Meetings as part of Project Management duties
-Worked with city agencies to develop design guidelines to improve community zones ranging from Residential to Mixed Used Boulevards
-Code research for occupancy / change of use for renovation / alteration projects
-Cost analysis for mixed used, multi-dwelling development feasibility studies

Mar 2012 - Jan 2016
 

Ray Ryan's Virtual Design, Intern

Draft construction documents, 3D Modeling & Rendering, contact potential manufacturers, design and layout presentation boards.

May 2010 - Aug 2010
 

Woodbury University, Teacher Assistant

Teach and help students learn and use multiple design oriented computer programs such as Auto CAD, 3ds Max, Rhino 3d Model, Vray Render for Rhino, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design..., composition and presentation board layout.

Aug 2008 - May 2010
 

Education 

Woodbury University, BArch, School of Architecture

Independent Study_Anthropology

Form and Function
Program Development
Materials and Methods
History of World Architecture
Zoning and Code
Drafting and Documentation
Theory
Housing
Structures
Steel Design
Degree Project

Aug 2006 - May 2011
 

Awards 

Woodbury University Grand Critique, Nomination

Top 10 students from Woodbury University School of Architecture were nominated by student body.

2011
 

Divergent Convergence: Speculations on China_ Beijing Urban Planning Center, Beijing,China, Award

Project was designing a canopy with multi programmatic elements that asses the developing conditions and the use of natural resources on the island of Jiang Xinz Hou in Nanjing, China, while interpreting the notion of public space on the villages. The project was on display at the conference along with:

University of Southern California,Harvard University, Yale University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Columbia University, Princeton University
University of Pennsylvania, Cornell University
Southern California Institute of Architecture, University of California at Berkeley, University of Tennessee, B.A.S.E. Beijing, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Woodbury University, Architectural Association

2009
 

Areas of Specialization 

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