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Maya White-Turre

Maya White-Turre

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

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About 

I am a licensed architect in California and have worked on over twelve built projects and interiors. I graduated from the Harvard Graduate School of Design in 2004 and also have a Bachelor of Arts in architecture from Harvard College magna cum laude.
 

I am once again in Los Angeles after a year of working abroad in Paris. While there I worked for Morphosis on the Tour Phare project in La Defense. I gained important exposure to the sky scraper typology on a landmark building. Details were drawn in Microstation and full size facade mock ups and fabrication of complex joints were completed. While in France I also worked for Kilo Architecture and there collaborated on a number of large scale hotel projects with a clean yet inventive aesthetic.


In the past I served as lead designer on a Hydrogen Car development facility for BMW while working with CO Architects.  I have also managed projects for a design build firm (architecture + construction) that focused on experimental and forward looking structures. My position required a high level of responsibility and that I push each of my buildings to be completed on schedule, on budget, and with the highest level of craftsmanship. As a manager I’ve coordinated detailing, permit expedition, and design development for a Frank Gehry Café, managed construction for an Eric Owen Moss tenant improvement, and project  managed a multimillion dollar Malibu home.  In addition I have extensive computer aided design skills which range from AutoCAD, to Revit, to Microstation, to 3Ds Max.


Morphosis recently closed its Parisian office as the project concludes, so I have returned to Los Angeles.  Thank you for your consideration and please keep me in mind for any positions that may become available in the future should none be available at this time.
 

Employment 

Morphosis Architects, Paris, France site office, Project Designer

Collaborated on façade detailing. Details were drawn in Microstation and full size facade mock ups and fabrication of complex joints were completed. Parametric design and rapid prototyping were key components of both the design and construction documentation process. Details included a complex series of irregular conditions where multiple façade types joined. Balanced aesthetics, cost, insulation, and water infiltration concerns.

Oct 2011 - Jan 2012
 

Kilo Architecture, Paris, FR, Designer

• Design and construction documentation for Baccarat’s 150 bed luxury hotel in Rabat, Morocco. Collaborated on façade design, curtain wall detailing, and overall construction documents.
• Construction documentation and renderings of a Hyatt hotel in Mogador, Morocco.
• Collaborated on design for a stadium competition and large scale master plan in Morocco. Developed space programming and independently designed all interior layouts of an associated museum, hotel, sports complex, medical center, office building, mall, conference center, and exhibition hall.

Apr 2011 - Sep 2011
 

The Art Institute of Los Angeles, Santa Monica, CA, US, Professor

• Managed a freelance design and rendering practice while serving as a professor at two universities. Professor at the Art Institute's Bachelor of Science Interior Design program and at the interior design program at FIDM .
• Contracted to create REVIT and 3Ds Max BIM models and renderings.
• Received extremely high student evaluation course ratings on over 9 courses including design studios, Intermediate AutoCAD, Drafting, Lighting Design, Thesis, Hand Perspective and Rendering, and Portfolio.
• Instructed students on the use of Revit and 3Ds max incorporating their use as integral components of design studios.
• Integrated state of the art technology into the curriculum focusing on sustainability and energy conservation.

Jun 2008 - Mar 2011
 

CO Architects, Los Angeles, CA, US, Designer

• Collaborated on the following projects: Award-Winning Palomar Medical Center and Arizona Cancer Treatment Center, Palomar Medical Center East master plan, UC Riverside Engineering Building, Claremont McKenna dormitories, Kaiser Sand Canyon hospital, JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratories) lab building, UCSD Learning Center, PMC Nursing Center, Experimental Sciences Building TTU.
• Lead designer on a Hydrogen Car workshop for BMW.
• Design and materials research with emphasis on sustainability considerations, energy consumption evaluation, lighting coordination, and custom lighting fixture design.
• Created renderings using 3D Studio Max and Mental Ray.
• REVIT and AutoCAD construction documents, detailing, construction administration, consultant management.

Jun 2005 - Jan 2008
 

Hinerfeld-Ward, Inc. (HWI), Los Angeles, CA, US, Project Manager

• Project manager of a 30 person team for a General Contractor. Managed construction of a Frank Gehry café, Eric Owen Moss office space, Lloyd Wright remodel, and a Griffen-Enright Malibu home. Sole responsibility for project schedules & budgets. Maintained client relationships and coordinated consultants.
• Materials Research, construction administration, CAD/construction documents, design, shop drawing review.
• Financial management,detailing, permit expediting and code review, estimating and value engineering.

Jun 2004 - Jun 2005
 

Eric Owen Moss Architects, Culver City, CA, US, Design Intern

• Worked with Moss to design a gallery exhibit of his work.
• Developed computer model, details, and drawings of existing gallery and the exhibit design.
• Construction documents, construction administration, and model making for various projects.

Jun 2000 - Aug 2000
 

The Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles, CA, US, 3D Visualization Intern

• Historic Preservation: developed and evaluated protective structure for a Getty Conservation Institute
archaeological site.
• Created sun studies and animations to determine the shelter’s effectiveness.
• Tested the applicability of graphic (CAD, GIS, and Graphic Design) software programs.
• Graphic Design: designed a portfolio for the Getty Conservation Institute.

Jun 1999 - Aug 1999
 

Martin Gelber FAIA and Associates, Santa Monica, CA, US, Design Intern

• Design, specifications, rendering, construction documents, concept research, and graphic design.
• Lead designer Oklahoma Memorial Bombing Competition.
• Administration: managed office project deadlines, budgets, and office finances.

May 1997 - Sep 1997
 

Education 

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, US, MArch, Master of Architecture I

Sep 2000 - Mar 2004
 

HARVARD COLLEGE, Cambridge, MA, US, Bachelors, Architecture

-- B.A. in Architectural Studies magna cum laude
• Majored in architecture through the Special Concentrations Department which allows students to pursue majors that are not normally a field of study. Application to the depatment is highly selective. Coursework included 4 MIT and 4 Harvard Graduate School of Design courses as well as an independent studio and design thesis advised by Harvard Design School Faculty.
• American Institute of Architects National Scholarship.
• President/Founder, Architecture Club of Harvard.

Sep 1996 - Jun 2000
 

Awards 

AIA Los Angeles Merit Award, Honorable Mention

Palomar Medical Center West (with CO Architects)

2008
 

Modern Healthcare Award of Excellence, Award

Arizona Cancer Center (with CO Architects)

2008
 

Modern Healthcare Citation Award, Award

Palomar Medical Center West (with CO Architects)

2008
 

Healthcare Design Citation of Merit, Honorable Mention

Arizona Cancer Center (with CO Architects)

2008
 

Skills 



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