Jason Orbe-Smith

Jason Orbe-Smith

Los Angeles, CA, US


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John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects, Los Angeles, CA, US, Designer

Collaborated with the principals to generate a variety of design ideas and solutions for projects in Conceptual Design, Schematic Design, Design Development and Construction Documents phases. Improved skills in detailed 3D modeling, rendering and drafting. Prepared presentations and documents for clients and consultants.

Sunvalley Food Court: Lead designer and co-project manager for new 24,000 sf food court in existing shopping mall.

Farmer’s Field Parking Garage: Facade designer for new AEG LA Live / Farmer’s Field parking garage.

Chino Hills Shopping Center: Lead designer on conceptual project for shopping mall renovation and revitalization.

Claremont McKenna College Roberts Pavilion: Design Development of interior wall graphics and exterior design options. Construction Documents drafting.

UCSB Music Building: Schematic Design for music building renovation.

Occidental College Norris Chemistry Building: Schematic Design for chemistry department renovation and addition.

Mar 2013 - current

xefirotarch, Los Angeles, CA, US, Designer

Developed multiple projects for architectural and fashion design clients and competitions. Specialized in visualization, rendering and early conceptual development.

Jan 2012 - Aug 2012

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

Teaching assistant to Tom Wiscombe's graduate level studio offering technical and design based critique.

Sep 2011 - Dec 2011


Conceptual designer on multiple projects including the Busan Opera House competition entry. Focused on pattern development and experimental digital design processes. Produced final drawings and diagrams.

May 2011 - Sep 2011


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

Aug 2010 - Sep 2012

University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, US, Bachelors, Environmental Design, Architecture Major

Grade: 3.848/4.0

College of Architecture and Planning Dean’s List (All semesters)
Presidential Student Scholar (All semesters)

Aug 2006 - May 2010

Universidad de Alicante, Alicante, ES, Spanish Language and Culture

Aug 2008 - Dec 2008

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