Jason An

Jason An

Los Angeles, CA, US


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M.Arch degree + 3 years of experience + logical and critical thinking skills + creativity driven by sensitivity to our environment


West Edge Architects, Marina del Rey, CA, Designer

Organized drawing set for the United Food and Commercial Workers’ headquarters in Huntington Park, a reuse project that shifted an industrially-zoned warehouse into a commercially-zoned office and community space. Tasks included mechanical, structural, glazing, and lighting layout coordination, new mechanical tower design, door and window details and schedule, details for cabinetry, light fixture bracing, site work, signage, and accessibility, and 3D modeling and rendering.

Guided master-planning, programming, and needs assessment measures with team members for the West Los Angeles College campus. Effort involved ADA accessibility overhaul of the entire campus, user group interviews, cost estimates, reprogramming of six buildings, excavation and regrading of various outdoor student activity centers, and designs for two new buildings that were integrated with the reprogrammed campus scheme.

Assembled comprehensive design package, from schematic design to construction documents, for a Playa del Rey single-family residence. Tasks included massing iterations, sun studies, structural coordination, HVAC layouts, fixture, equipment, and material research, Coastal Commission and Plan Check submissions and corrections, casework and finish details, site drainage strategies, and waterproofing and rainscreen system solutions.

Established entitlement packages for three Latigo Shores, Malibu high-end residences. On top of design schemes, packages comprised of site analysis, soil cut and fill calculations, zoning regulations, code compliance, collaboration with LAFD on fire access, dialogue with civil engineer on grading strategies, and dialogue with landscape architect on indigenous plant integration.

Spearheaded master-planning and schematic design phase on two multi-family residential projects, one 4.5 acre, 250 unit high-density project in Azusa and one 8 acre, 350 unit mixed-use development in Simi Valley, which included presentations to city review boards for approval.

Additional Project List
Fairmont Hotel, UCLA Neuroscience Building Retrofit, Los Angeles Jewish Home, Westchester YMCA, Teledyne Technologies, Disney Interactive, Hollywood Vaults Solar Canopy, Alverstone Playground

Oct 2014 - current

RC Design Federation, Los Angeles, CA, Architecture Intern

Produced presentation level axonometric diagrams, renders, and line drawings for Royale Animations Studio project for submission to numerous media outlets.

Composed drawing sets for five residential renovation projects in Los Angeles that included site plans, demo plans, floor plans, new construction overlays, RCPs, exterior and interior elevations, details, and window schedules.

Project List: Huntley Residence, Orange Duplex, Orange Grove Residence, Royale Animation Studios, Bill Simmons Residence, Stanley Residence, Highland House, Patrick Residence Landscape

Jul 2013 - Sep 2013

Warren Techentin Architecture (WTARCH), Los Angeles, CA, Architecture Intern

Diagrammed design concepts with team for Aalto University Helsinki Competition. Produced final sections, plans, and renders that were used for competition boards.

Rendered numerous images, using a variety of software, on completed projects for firm’s AIA award submissions.

Analyzed surveyor’s data on existing property to build handmade topography model for Sunset Residence project.

Project List: Aalto University Helsinki Competition, Sunset Residence, Tallinn Street 2020, Wallpaper Residence, Jinhai Lake Residence

Jul 2012 - Aug 2012

Lehrer Architects, Los Angeles, CA, Architecture Intern

Corrected as-built plans and elevations for Bob Hope Patriotic Hall based on RFIs received from contractor. Drew details that contractors requested from scratch.

Collaborated directly with project architect on Caltech Keck Institute physical study model, revising and updating design and tectonics to achieve desired space and form.

Developed RNLA Affordable Housing project through schematic design phase, analyzing both broad spatial features as well as specific door, window, and soffit details to ensure consistency with project architect’s concepts.

Project List: Bob Hope Patriotic Hall, NorShore Center, RNLA Affordable Housing, Reseda Pool, Spring Street Park, Caltech Keck Institute for Space Studies

May 2012 - Aug 2012


California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, US, MArch, Department of Architecture

Master of Architecture

Professional degree with a focus on innovation and experimentation in architectural design. Specialized in advanced digital technologies and its translation into physical material systems.

Jul 2011 - May 2014

University of California, Santa Barbara, Goleta, CA, Bachelors, College of Letters and Science

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Ethics, and Public Policy; Minor in History

Degree designed for students interested in moral and legal problems confronting the community. Pursued courses in modern logic, argument building, critical thinking, and theory of aesthetics.

Sep 2004 - Jun 2008


Thesis Prize, CCA, Honorable Mention


Jury Prize, CCA, Honorable Mention


Jury Prize, CCA, Nomination


Jury Prize, CCA, Nomination


Areas of Specialization 


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