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Simone Salame

Simone Salame

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

About 

With a professionalized bachelors in architecture and a minor in art history, I continuously strive toward finding ways to connect  the two fields in my work. Living in a creatively diverse city such as Los Angeles allows me to explore art and its role as a socially driven, communally inclusive medium. Furthermore, I enjoy finding ways to engage in design at a multidisciplinary level, allowing me to approach situations at a macro and micro scale.

I am keen on becoming more experienced with community projects, residential housing projects, art galleries, installations, and public spaces.  My overall aim is to convey the various cultures and social attitudes of Los Angeles through art and architecture. I enjoy working in groups composed of like-minded individuals, have no trouble focusing on interesting and forward-thinking projects, and willingly accept challenges that will push me to better myself and those around me.

 

Skills and Qualifications include:

Attentive to project site, structure, program, and sustainability. Ability to work successfully under pressure and within deadlines. Organized and thorough in quality of work, research, analysis, and documentation.  Excellent communication with team members, managers, and clients.  Fluent in Arabic and conversational Spanish.  I am skilled in drafting, painting, freehand sketching and illustration, construction documentation,woodworking, model making, digital photography, art production, animation, laser cutting, and graphic design.

Employment 

Helou Structural Design, Tarzana, CA, US, Architect & Drafter

Established structural engineering/design company with a focus in commercial and residential projects.

Responsibilities included design development in new construction, improvements on existing jobs, processing, and management of the department. Mainly worked on developing working drawings and ensuring compliance with the state and city building codes as well as adhering to the Green Code and Americans with Disabilities Act.

Jul 2013 - Jan 2014
 

Johnson Fain, Los Angeles, CA, US, Temporary Assistant and Secretary

Responsibilities included updating database, answering phones, and dealing with established as well as potential clients.

Jul 2012 - Aug 2012
 

World Design Home Furnishings, Northridge, CA, US, Sales Associate and Display Designer

Retail store which sold home furnishings and decoration imported from Turkey and Europe

Responsibilities included control of inventory stock, opening and closing the store, managing large sales, designing displays within the store and window fronts, and working with other managers in selection of imported goods.

May 2008 - Oct 2009
 

Education 

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

Aug 2007 - May 2013
 

Woodbury University, Burbank, CA, US, Art History Minor

Aug 2007 - May 2013
 

Awards 

Woodbury University Degree Project, Honorable Mention

2013
 

Areas of Specialization 

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