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Vajra Hodges

Vajra Hodges

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

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About 

I’ve worked with building owners, brokers, property managers and tenants in Los Angeles to renovate over 1,000,000 square feet of corporate/commercial, residential, retail and mixed use projects. I leverage my industry experience and technical acumen to drive client projects from concept through build-out-- often under exceptionally tight deadlines and budgets. 

During that time I've learned to effectively manage and collaborate with project architects, designers, contractors, product vendors, engineers and other consultants. 

Some of the clients I've worked with include Brookfield Properties, Jamison Services, UCLA, USC, Thomson Reuters, Mullin TGB, Bank Of America, Ernst & Young and Johns Hopkins.

Specialties and Interests: Project Management, Construction Management, Scheduling, Budgeting, Staffing, Contracts, Negotiation, Client Liaison, Business Development, Real Estate Development, Entitlements, Interior Design, Architecture, Photography, Sustainability, Film/TV Production

LEED® AP BD+C

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Gensler LA, Los Angeles, CA, US, Design Manager

At Gensler, we design for people. We leverage our global perspective and local presence to innovate at every scale. We’re not just designers. We’re tinkerers, craftspeople, visionaries, innovators and thought leaders.

As a Design Manager in Landlord Services my aim is to build and maintain direct relationships with building owners, brokers, property managers and tenants. I leverage my industry experience and technical acumen to drive client projects from concept through build-out-- often under exceptionally tight deadlines and budgets.

Jun 2016 - current
 

Jamison Services, Inc., Los Angeles, CA, US, Architectural Project Manager

Collaborating with architects, owners, designers, contractors, building managers and product vendors on commercial development projects.

Sep 2015 - current
 

The Soham Group, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architectural Consultant

Evaluated and rehabilitated properties for various commercial and residential clients to increase livability and market value.

Oct 2013 - Jul 2015
 

Genuine Rockprov Productions, Los Angeles, CA, US, Executive Producer

Managed project operations and investor relations for a growing production company while coordinating the development, pre-production, and production of new projects. Projects varied in size from comedic shorts to music videos, as well as the award winning feature ALL HALE. Negotiated the company’s representation at the American Film Market, Cannes’ Marche du Film, and the Berlin Film Festival.

Jul 2012 - Oct 2013
 

Perkins+Will, Los Angeles, CA, US, Job Captain

Lead my team on a number of high profile design projects where I learned to collaborate with and manage project architects, designers, contractors, product vendors, engineers and other consultants to ensure proper execution of projects’ sustainability goals, technical performance and excellence in design on a variety of higher education, corporate/commercial and K-12 projects.

Nov 2006 - Jul 2012
 

Gangi Development, Burbank, CA, US, Architectural Intern

Managed competition entries, prepared proposals and produced design development packages.

May 2004 - Aug 2004
 

Education 

University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2001 - May 2006
 

Sacramento Waldorf School, Sacramento, California, High School, Waldorf

Sep 1997 - Jun 2001
 

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