Julie An is an emerging landscape architectural professional who is continuing to expand her expertise while finding a reputable landscape architecture firm that can benefit from her skills for many years.
Her professional experience includes CAD drafting and graphics, project coordination, public agency and non-profit projects, and independent design in the residential sector.
Molly Wood Garden Design, Costa Mesa, CA, US, Field Operations Assistant
Assisted in the development of exterior spaces to company standards including supervising installations, coordinating deliveries and orders of materials, resolving design issues, and establishing good client relations.
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA, US, Architecture Instructor
Instructed high school students in principles of architectural design, drafting, drawing, and architecture history. Responsibilities included preparing lesson plans, lectures, class activities, homework assignments, final class project, and tracking students' progress.
City of Huntington Beach, Huntington Beach, CA, US, Sustainability Intern
Developed innovative, cost-effective sustainability projects and strategies by researching, designing, and presenting potential solutions for a diverse range of urban problems.
Spearheaded City staff report for urban heat island mitigation through the planting of large-canopy trees and presented research and recommendations to Environmental Board.
Developed low-maintenance and sustainable design solutions for existing fountains at Central Library while respecting the integrity of original architecture.
Aided City Energy Manager in daily tasks supporting the City's green projects and initiatives, including preparing a persuasive presentation on aesthetically-pleasing solar panel carports.
Tichenor & Thorp Architects, Inc., Beverly Hills, CA, US, Landscape Design Intern
Prepared and updated residential landscape site, lighting, and planting plans in Vectorworks for clients and contractors, developed landscape furniture and planting layout diagrams, and researched and selected plants and materials for projects.
Introduced new detail library system for the firm and updated system with landscape details.
PSM Architects, Walnut Creek, CA, US, Project Associate
Produced accurate construction documents for commercial architecture projects, conducted extensive site surveys for Safeway stores and created as-built drawings in AutoCad, coordinated drawings, specifications, and resolved design problems effectively with clients, consultants and agencies, and researched code requirements for commercial remodels.
Initiated and coordinated landscape design project for the Japanese Services of the East Bay Senior Center.
University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, US, Masters, Landscape Architecture
Thesis: Society and Culture Shaped the Landscape: The Never-Ending Story of Estrella Park: resolved a diverse range of environmental and social issues by transforming street spaces and introducing a distributed park system in a south Los Angeles neighborhood; winner of the USC Master of Landscape Architecture Outstanding Thesis Award.
International Laboratory in Brazil: Adapted violence prevention programs and solutions to the context of the favela through environmental design and performance analysis for municipal urban integration program called Favela-Bairro.
University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, US, Bachelors, Landscape Architecture
University of Southern California Master of Landscape Architecture Outstanding Thesis Award, 1st Place