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Aaron Guilford

Aaron Guilford

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

About 

I have 13+ years experience in design and building in woodshops before I decided to adapt and focus it in the architecture field. In college I found a passion in physical modeling, furniture design, and digital design and fabrication.  I was fortunate enough to have professionals and instructors that saw talent in me and gave me job opportunities where I sharpened my skills and left with a very strong work experience that I utilized throughout my college career.  Now that I am in the work force I pride myself in having great role models in my field that help guide me in the path of becoming a skilled professional.

Employment 

Gruen Associates, Los Angeles, CA, US, Junior Architect

www.GruenAssociates.com
Generated documentation sets for large systems upgrade projects such as the Los Angeles World Airport (LAX). Concentrating on a strong working knowledge in all phases of documentation as well as administration.

Jul 2013 - current
 

RAC DESIGN BUILD, Los Angeles, CA, US, Revit specialist / Junior designer

www.racdb.com
Generated as-built Revit models of clients properties prior to our office
redeveloping them for highly detailed creative office spaces. I was recruited to
assist in the offices’ initial transition to Revit, and also provide training and
development of team members. Fast paced projects helped to developed my
skills in documentation throughout SD, DD, and CD phases.

Sep 2012 - May 2013
 

Yazdani Studio of Cannon Design, Los Angeles, CA, US, Junior Designer / Model Builder / Intern

www.yazdanistudio.com
Assisted in schematic design presentations to both domestic and international
clients. Materials generated consisted of renderings, diagrams, plans, sections,
and elevations. Researching new softwares and design technologies was a
staple of our work. The majority of my efforts were based around building
physical models for both conceptual massing and final presentations. The office
prides themselves in new technologies and I adapted that in the tools that were
used to create physical models. 3D powder printing, plastic printing, lasercutting,
and CNC milling were all utilized in addition to my skills of hand building models.

May 2010 - Sep 2012
 

Los Angeles County METRO, Los Angeles, CA, US, Transportation planning / Architecture Intern

www.metro.net
Headed a study dealing with sustainability and future metro projects. Interviewed
managers of past projects to create a resource for future project studies.
Attended city council meetings to become involved in the politics of my research.
Worked with the engineering department in consulting with outside architects for
upcoming Metro station projects.

Jun 2009 - Aug 2009
 

ARC Inc. Architects, Benicia, CA, US, Architecture Intern

Measured and generated as-built cad drawings for clients while gaining intense
on site construction experience. Given roles that exposed me to the full process
of design from start to finish. During this time I was taught and found great value
in time management and balancing multiple projects.

May 2007 - Apr 2008
 

Education 

Woodbury University, Burbank, CA, US, BArch, architecture

Schooling was based in residential, commercial, and planning studies along with a personal interest in learning new technologies used to present and design. I self taught myself how to use Revit and used it throughout school and eventually my internships and jobs. My thesis project was a utilization of Rhino and Grasshopper scripting to research parametric design based from a engineers report of the site.

Aug 2008 - May 2013
 

Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA, US, Architecture

While enrolled in junior college I took general education courses as well as first year architecture courses. After my studies here I transferred to Woodbury University.

Aug 2006 - May 2008
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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