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Erik Schonsett

Erik Schonsett

Long Beach, CA, US

 

About 

Erik has been involved in the architecture and design profession for over 9 years, with experience in all aspects of architectural design and construction administration for several firms in the Los Angeles area. Most recently, Erik has been a member of the team at Shubin + Donaldson Architects since 2007, where he was elevated to Associate in 2013. 

Erik's experience ranges from single family residences to a 40,00sf community center for a non-profit organization in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles. His work at Shubin + Donaldson Architects focuses on the design and project management of shell and core upgrades and tenant improvement projects for creative companies throughout California. 

Born and raised just outside of Chicago, Erik relocated to Los Angeles in 2000 to begin his architectural studies at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), where he received his Bachelor's of Archiecture in 2004. In 2006, he attended the Bartlett, a part of the University College London in London, UK, where he studied under Phil Watson and Neil Spiller. His thesis, The Electronic Orchard, explored the relationship between creativity and making through the lenses of literature. In 2007, he received his Master's of Architecture in Architectural Design. 

 

http://www.erikschonsett.com

Employment 

Shubin + Donaldson Architects, Culver City, CA, US, Associate and Project Manager

Associate with intimate involvement in all aspects of schematic design through construction administration for various commercial shell and core and interior tenant improvement projects ranging from 3,000sf to 40,000sf with budgets up to 6.5 million dollars.

Roles include:

> Project management
> Primary client contact
> Space Planning
> 3D Modeling in Revit and Sketchup
> Overseeing production of drawing sets
> On site construction administration
> Managing tasks of junior staff
> Reviewing contracts and billing
> Producing project schedules
> Producing client presentation packages
> Architectural detailing and design
> Coordination of consultants
> Coordination of revit and office project standards

Dec 2007 - current
 

R.E. Lee Design & Construction, Reseda, CA, US, Assistant Project Manager

ssistant project manager for a small design build general contractor. Work included ground up commercial and interior tenant improvement projects.

Roles included:

> Subcontractor bid qualifying
> Construction scheduling
> Specification writing
> On site construction coordination
> Shop drawing review
> Managing drawing production

Oct 2005 - Oct 2006
 

Vanos Architects, Los Angeles, CA, US, Designer

Involved in the design, documentation, and permitting of various ground up single and multi-family projects in Los Angeles.

Roles included:

> Drawing production
> Responsible for permitting of projects in office
> Assisted principal in architectural design
> Prepared as built drawings
> Consultant coordination

Jul 2004 - Oct 2005
 

Education 

University College London (UCL), London, GB, MArch, M. Arch in Architectural Design

Oct 2006 - Oct 2007
 

Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, BArch, Undergraduate

Oct 2000 - May 2004
 

Awards 

AIA Santa Barbara Merit Award, Award

Awarded to Biscuit Filmworks, Shubin + Donaldson Architects

2009
 

Index Award Top Nomination, Award

Awarded to the Frank Rice Safehaven Sunshelter, a design build project as part of SCI-Arc's community outreach progam

2005
 

Kevin Longerham Academic Scholarship, Scholarship

2004 Kevin Longerham Academic Scholarship recipeant at SCI-Arc

2004
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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