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Paula Banda

Paula Banda

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

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About 

Paula Banda completed her undergraduate thesis from SCI-Arc (Southern California Institute of Architecture) in Downtown, Los Angeles.

Her work as been published and showcased in several school exhibitions and publications, and have been recognized in a few architectural sites such as Sucker Punch Daily and Super-Architects for her thesis. Paula's work experience varies from working for Heyday Partnership, a build-design firm as an architecture model maker to a lead designer of an installation design for a media campus located in West Los Angeles.

Paula also participated in the construction of CHIP (Compact Hyper-Insulated Prototype) for SCI-Arc/Cal-Tech Solar Decathlon. She installed a virtual skate park through an immersive light and sound installation at the A+D Museum for Electroland, and she participated in SCI-Arc’s Community Design Outreach Program to develop a master plan for a park surrounding the 7th Street Bridge in Downtown Los Angeles. This was under supervision of Alexis Rochas and a partnership with CALTRANS, LA Care Health Plan, and LA City Bureau of Engineering.

Currently, Paula is working for Pedini LA as an associate designer. Her duties involves assisting the showroom director and design principal with creating and developing overall kitchen design concepts for modern residences all throughout Los Angeles. Duties also includes preparing project drawings and constructions documents for clients and vendors, updating and maintaining projects, orders, schedules, and meeting deadlines and managing multiple projects.

She prides herself for being design oriented which drives her to become self-motivated, dedicated, detail oriented and a great team player. Paula is prepared to tackle any design challenges. Her ultimate goal is to seek positive design solutions to the areas where we build because we live in a world where there's nothing left to discover; therefore designing one is the best creation of all.

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Employment 

Pedini LA, Los Angeles, CA, US, Design Associate

Currently, Paula is working for Pedini LA as an associate designer. Her duties involves assisting the showroom director and design principal with creating and developing overall kitchen design concepts for modern residences all throughout Los Angeles. Duties also includes preparing project drawings and constructions documents for clients and vendors, updating and maintaining projects, orders, schedules, and meeting deadlines and managing multiple projects.

Mar 2013 - current
 

Flux, Los Angeles, CA, US, Freelance Designer

Lead designer of an installation design for a media campus in West Los Angeles. Duties involves designing an art installation and producing detail drawings and renderings including shop drawings.

Oct 2012 - Jan 2013
 

Heyday Partnership, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architecture physical model maker

Architectural physical model maker for a design-build firm in Downtown Los Angeles. Duties includes the use of laser cutter and making physical models with various materials.

Jul 2012 - Aug 2012
 

Younger-Harris, Los Angeles, CA, US, Freelance Cad drafter/designer

Freelance drafter and designer for a roof/garden and penthouse design at the Higgins building on 2nd and Main Street, Downtown, Los Angeles.

Aug 2011 - Oct 2011
 

Education 

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

Oct 2007 - May 2012
 

Seminole State College, Sanford, FL, US, Architecture/Construction

Received A.A. degree and graduated with honors

Oct 2005 - Jul 2007
 

Awards 

Publication: Sucker Punch Daily, Honorable Mention

Project selected to be published in an online architecture blog

2012
 

Publication: Thesis Special, Super-Architects, Honorable Mention

Selected for the Thesis Special edition

2012
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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