In May 2011, I graduated from California State University of Northridge (CSUN) with a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Urban Studies & Planning. I will be pursuing my Masters in Architecture (MArch) at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pamona) in Fall of 2013.
My approach to life and my work is very "green". I try to incorporate sustainable solutions into my design that I have intensively studied at CSUN. As you see above, my works articulate such green solutions/guidelines as solar paneling, green roofing, and incorporating design by transit oriented urban spaces. My ultimate goal upon graduating Cal Poly Pomona is to utilize my knowledge by implementing solutions to lower social economic communities across the world.
Michael Lee Architects, Manhattan Beach, CA, US, Architectural Draftsman
-Drafting Documents in the Design Development phase using Autocad software.
-Utilizing multiple mediums of software like Photoshop and Illustrator to create layouts for case studies and presentation boards for clients.
Valley Sidewalk Research Study, Northridge, CA, US, Head Designer & Questionnaire Specialist
•Designing, while implementing sustainable solutions, walkable sidewalks.
•Utilized programs such as AutoCAD, Sketch-Up (w/ VRAY), 3DS Max (w/ Mental Ray Renderer), Adobe
Photoshop CS5.1, Adobe Illustrator CS5.1, and Microsoft Word/Excel.
•Researched and Gathered precise complete street information from the field.
•Input data into GIS.
•Conducting field questionnaires, and interacting with a great deal of people.
WorleyParsons for The Department of Water and Power, Los Angeles, CA, US, Intake Specialist
•Measure customer participation eligibility for the Weatherization Assistance Program to reduce energy use by up to 40%.
•Conduct preliminary phone interviews to determine eligibility.
•Schedule customer home visits to finalize application process.
•Complete an assessment by conducting an inspection of clients residence.
•Propose other energy conservation programs for applicants who are not qualified.
•Develop and implement a workflow layout resulting in 30% productivity proficiency.
•Maintain and manage personnel schedules to ensure pinnacle efficiency.
•Retain office supply inventory; process an order if required.
Palisades Gardening and Landscaping Service, Pacific Palisades, CA, US, Head Designer and Landscaper
•Comprise 3D Landscape Architectural designs for presentation to clients for review.
•Managed and directed 4 – 5 employees installing landscape projects.
•Facilitated in-home presentations on projects.
•Maintained the bookkeeping for accounts receivable and accounts payable.
•Installed professional residential sprinkler systems.
Ray Keller Associates Architecture Firm, Brentwood, CA, US, Architectural Renderer [Internship]
•Used programs such as: AutoCAD, Sketch-Up, Photoshop Elements, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel, running under Microsoft Windows operating systems for client projects.
•Performed architectural renderings in 2D & 3D in an AutoCAD R14 / Windows95 environment.
•Consistently used 3D visualization in a number of projects to foster a more complete understanding of the project’s design solution prior to entering into the construction phase.
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Los Angeles, CA, US, MArch, Architecture
Membership and Affiliations:
Los Angeles Harbor College, Wilmington, CA, US, Architectural Technology
California State University, Northridge, Northridge, CA, US, Bachelors, Urban Studies & Planning
Membership and Affiliations:
- Association of Environmental Professionals
- Los Angeles River Clean Up program.
- Publication: Pacoima Beautiful Project
- Publication: Valley Sidewalk Proposal