Jeff Zbikowski

Jeff Zbikowski

Los Angeles, CA, US


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Primarily interested in large-scale residential and mixed-used developments, I began my study of architecture at Washington University in St. Louis. There I was taught the principles of design, and how to incrementally develop a neighborhood one piece at a time. Through a number of highly diverse projects and rigorous work, I graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in Architecture and a Bachelor's of Arts degree in Economics. 


Upon accepted to USC's +2 Master's of Architecture program as a Graduate Research Scholar, I brought my desires to combat suburban sprawl, and create transit-oriented-development at USC. I felt this was the best place for me considering Los Angeles is abundant in the aforementioned plight of urbanism. It lacks succinct continuity and fails to construct pleasant walkable centers.


I wish to bring together principles of sustainability, everyday urbanism, and a general positive attitude towards the design field once my schooling is complete in May 2012. 



Brandon Architects, Inc., Costa Mesa, CA, US, Design Consultant

Directed three-dimensional design techniques and BIM coordination, continuing projects through to the completion of construction documents and submittals
Worked on schematic and design development on a number of single-family and multi-family sized projects in Newport Beach and Corona del Mar, California.
Communicated directly with clients and contractors in order to properly collaborate and define a project’s parameters, program and realization.

Jun 2011 - Oct 2011

Behnisch Architekten, Intern

- Behnisch Team member for The City, The Arch, The River Competition in St. Louis, MO
- Organized three-dimensional computer modeling and design development for the competition
- Responsible for graphic representation of schematic designs

Jun 2010 - Aug 2010

CORE10Architecture, Intern

- Worked directly with the principal on a number of projects varying in size from large multi-tenant mixed use projects to small single family homes
- Conducted analyses of energy efficiency, carbon emission, and sustainability on current and future projects
- Used a number of computer programs to develop design ideas in both two and three dimensions
- Collected and managed bids, contracts and negotiations on a variety of projects
- Responsible for conducting thorough site surveys and measurements

Jun 2009 - Oct 2009

Kappa Sigma Fraternity, Grand Master, Beta-Sigma Chapter

- Nominated and elected by peers
- Acted as liaison to the university and was the responsible member for all judicial action
- FACE Award recipient: Highest honor a chapter of Kappa Sigma can attain for excellence in fellowship, leadership, scholarship, and service
- Member of the Inter-Fraternity Council, participating in the organization of Greek Week, philanthropic, and other service oriented community events
- Beta-Sigma Leadership Conference delegate in Summer 2008 in Richmond, VA
- Organized Fraternity events including all chapter meetings and chapter-wide community service events, recording over 5,000 hours and raising $15,500 for Thurtene Carnival in April 2009

Apr 2008 - Apr 2009


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

GPA - 3.7/4.0

Aug 2010 - current

Washington University in St. Louis, Saint Louis, MO, US, BArch, Architecture

GPA - 3.22/4

Aug 2006 - May 2010

University Preparatory Academy, Seattle, WA, US, High School, High School

GPA - 3.6/4

Sep 2004 - Jun 2006


USC Graduate Research Scholar, Scholarship


2010 Kappa Sigma Endowment Fund Merit Award for Outstanding Leadership and Scholarship, Scholarship


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