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Geovanny Chevez

Geovanny Chevez

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

About 

As a new BArch graduate, I am eager to direct all my skills and knowledge towards meaningful projects of architecture which exemplify how architecture possesses the consummate ability to advance society towards a better future. Specifically, I am fascinated by the realities of consumerism within post-industrialist society which, in my opinion, exist as the predominant stimulus for contemporary cultural conception. Furthermore, this idea is one that is closely aligned with my thesis project which was a Logistics Center in Ontario, California which sought to create social spaces within a big box warehouse around innovative mutations of sustainable food distribution mechanisms. I am confident this unique perspective will provide innovative concepts as global communities begin to rethink the way they have built in the past and what they believe they must build in the future.

Areas of Research:
Architecture of Contemporary Logistics Centers and Warehouses;
Globalized Marketplace; Infrastructure of Consumption in Post-Industrialist Society;
Virtual Geographies of Consumption in the Information Society and the Realities of International Distribution; Transportation Systems; and Sustainable Consumerism

Computer Programs
Rhinoceros 4.0-5.0, AutoCAD 2007-2011, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator,
Adobe InDesign CS3-CS5, 3DS Max Studio, Maxwell Render, SketchUp, Solidworks, Mastercam,
Microsoft Office, EcoTect and introductory Revit

Production
Animations, Hand-crafted Collages, Hybrid Drawings, Hand Sketching, Film Editing,
LEED Checklist, Digital Fabrication, Model-Making, Graphic Design, Writing and Research

Languages
Spanish and English

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Woodbury University, Burbank, CA, US, Computer Lab Technician

As a Computer Lab Technician, I assisted students and professors in solving software, hardware, and plotting problems. The position required extensive knowledge on computer programs.

Aug 2011 - May 2012
 

Woodbury University, Burbank, CA, US, Professor Assistant

Systems Integration and Build 4 graduate courses
The courses were structured around the study of building systems and the advantages and
disadvantages of their integration in terms of their performative, economical, and sustainable
materialization.

Jan 2011 - May 2012
 

EcoTech Design: Walter Scott Perry, Hollywood, CA, US, Designer

Shipping Container Pavilion 2012
Santa Monica, California
A prototype for a pavilion composed of shipping containers at the AltBuild Expo in Santa
Monica, California. The project began as strictly speculative, however due to the rapid
pace of the conceptual work, it quickly became interested in developing a realizable structure.
Currently Scott Perry is pursuing the design at a site in Joshua Tree, California.

Dec 2011 - Mar 2012
 

Woodbury University, Burbank, CA, US, Writing Tutor

At the Writing Center, I assisted students and professors in crafting profound essays, presentations, and assignments.

Aug 2011 - Jan 2012
 

Taalman Koch Architecture, Hollywood, CA, US, Intern

“Think Outside the Box” Competition 2011
Long Beach, California
A USGBC-Los Angeles sponsored Emerging Talent Design Competition for a mixed-use building in
Downtown Long Beach composed primarily of re-purposed shipping containers which had to satisfy both a LEED Silver certification and a $500,000 budget.

Mobile Arts and Architecture Performance Competition 2011
Long Beach, California
A collaborative project between Andy Goldman, Elodie Blanchard and the Taalman Koch
Architecture Design Team for a competition to design a mobile performance theatre composed
primarily of shipping containers for the city of Long Beach, California.

Ari Bhod Design Build Housing Project 2009
Tehachapi, California
A collaborative design-build student project directed by Linda Taalman of Taalman Koch Architecture
to build a house for Tibetan monks.
http://woodburydb.wordpress.com/author/woodburydb

Jun 2009 - May 2011
 

Templo Expiratorio de la Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain, Urban Planning Intern

Plaza for Sagrada Familia 2010
A collaborative urban project speculating on the integration of a plaza for Sagrada Familia into the
urban fabric of the existing Cerda grid. Working together with the deputy architect Jordi Faulí
Oller, I performed a thorough analysis of the construction site, organized plans, sections,
elevations, and hand sketches that expressed my proposal for the project.

Jun 2010 - Jul 2010
 

Education 

Woodbury University, Burbank, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

Study Abroad in Rome, Italy (2008)
Contemporary Issues: Pet Architecture
Inspired by “Pet Architecture” by Atelier Bow Wow

Study Abroad in Barcelona, Spain (2010)
Plaza for the Templo Expiatorio de la Sagrada Familia
With Deputy Architect of Sagrada Familia Jordi Faulí Oller

Study Abroad in Berlin, Germany (2010)
Urban Planning for Leipziger Platz
With Eric Olsen, Gerard Smulevich and John Southern

BArch Thesis (2012)
Logistics Center in Ontario, Califoria
Areas of Research: Architecture of Contemporary Logistics Centers and Warehouses;
Globalized Marketplace; Infrastructure of Consumption in Post-Industrialist Society;
Virtual Geographies of Consumption in the Information Society and the Realities of International
Distribution; Transportation Systems; and Sustainable Consumerism

Aug 2007 - May 2012
 

University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, US, Film History

Film History, coursework

Aug 2005 - Jun 2006
 

Awards 

AIA-sponsored 5th Annual USGBC-LA Emerging Talent Design Competition, 1st Place

A design competition for a mixed-use building in Downtown Long Beach composed primarily from re-purposed shipping containers which had to satisfy both a LEED Silver certification and a $500,000
budget. Our design proposal was presented at AltBuild Expo 2011 in Santa Monica, California and we
were awarded 1st place in the international competition both against other students and design
professionals.

2011
 

AIA-San Fernando Valley Fund Architectural Scholarship Award in Recognition of Excellence, Scholarship

Scholarship awarded for top undergraduate portfolio. Key criteria for this distinction included an
emphasis on Sustainability; an understanding about the role of architecture within contemporary
society; and an excellence in graphical representation techniques and profound conceptual content.

2011
 

Division de Arte “Sketch.” - Diseno + d3 editors - Exhibition, Award

In conjunction with the lecture by Japanese Architect Tadao Ando at Universidad de Monterrey, Mexico, this exhibition illustrates a variety of sketching techniques by international architects, artists, and students.

Selected Work: Study Abroad Sketchbook “Barcelona + Berlin”

2011
 

2D3D Installation 2D3D: Drawing in the Post-Digital Age, Award

An examination of drawing in the post-digital age showcasing the work of architects, artists,
and students as examples of the role of 2d techniques within an environment highly entranced
by the immaterial.

Selected Work: Study Abroad Sketchbook “Barcelona + Berlin”

2011
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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