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Vikki Cha

Vikki Cha

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

About 

Hello, I am a multidisciplinary architect based in Los Angeles interested in things that are small, medium, large, and even extra-large. Big ideas are important to me, but I have a fetishism for the finer details. When I am not working, you can catch me hunched over a computer or book researching for destinations to visit. As a person who learns best from hands-on experience, I always yearn for traveling because it feeds my insatiable curiosity in design and culture.

 

My expertise is defined by principles thats cross paths with industrial design. I am an advent follower of Dieter Ram's 10 Commandments for Good Design. In a nutshell, the goal of these disciplines "is to omit everything superfluous so that the essential is shown to the best possible advantage." I have a vision to join a movement that will couple technology with design that is innovative, useful, long-lasting, and honest. What makes the world go round? Good design that aims to serve people’s needs and more.

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Employment 

USC Architectural Guild, Los Angeles, CA, US, Office Assistant

Graphic design for events & newsletters, coordination of corporate events such as the annual firm fair, career week workshop involvement, liason to guild members & students, process membership applications, create spreadsheets, write correspondence letters

Jul 2009 - May 2012
 

Cleanroom Design Lab Inc. & Scale1:1, Los Angeles, CA, US, Design Intern

Retail design for Atrium Brooklyn, Kith Shoes & SXY JNS, participation in meetings for schematic & design development, digital model building & rendering, presentaton graphics, construction drawings for storefront & interior architecture, branding & material speculation for company furniture line Scale 1:1

May 2011 - Aug 2011
 

Francis Krahe & Associates, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architectural Lighting Design Intern

Corporate environment design conducted through lighting simulation & calculation, drafting & modeling, image rendering, presentation graphics, documentation of project development phases, product analysis & speculation, manage multiple projects simutaneously, general office procedures

Jul 2010 - Dec 2010
 

Forward Design Office, Pasadena, CA, US, Architecture Intern

Interior architecture, residential & commercial design, material & furniture speculation, conceptualization of ideas through research & diagrams, preparation of design proposals, digital & physical model–building, drafted details for construction documents, perspective renderings, presentation board layouts

Jun 2009 - Aug 2009
 

Education 

University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, US, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture, 5 years

Aug 2007 - May 2012
 

Awards 

George H Mayr Traveling Fellowship, Scholarship

A jury of the Architectural Guild to selects students for travel and study outside of the United States.

2012
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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