Shawn B. Jefferson

Shawn B. Jefferson

Altadena, CA, US

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I've recently graduated from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (Sci-Arc).  Furniture design, model making, prototyping and digital fabrication are strong interests of mine.  Material science and the application of material based design/construction also interest me.  My work is heavily influenced by cultural studies as it relates to nature. For myself, design is a form of sustenance.  Process, change and the idea of flow in nature are crucial concepts that I integrate into my life and work.  Through observation and personal studies, I am constantly evolving my craft and always searching for the next design opportunity.


Brock Construction (Canada), Regina, SK, CA 1102 8th Ave #102, 2nd Year Apprentice

- Second year apprentice: General construction duties which include assisting
Carpenters, Iron Workers and various trades in the completion of contracted
scaffold builds.

Oct 2015 - Oct 2018

ARSADA Architecture, 7706 Midfield Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, Architecture Intern

- Assisted in creating 3D digital and physical models for various proposed
mixed use buildings.
- Created site and study models for proposed mixed use buildings.
- Research and administration
- Conducted research on sites, city codes and zoning laws

Mar 2017 - May 2018


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

SCI-Arc is a five-year professional degree, accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), focusing on both design excellence and intellectual breadth through a liberal arts-based education.

Oct 2014 - May 2019

Los Angeles Institute of Architecture and Design (LAIAD), Los Angeles, CA, US, BArch, Architecture Transfer Program

A sequential 2 year program primarily intended as a transfer program for students who want to pursue a professional (B Arch) degree in architecture.

Oct 2010 - May 2012


Touchwood Post Secondary Continuing Student Scholarship, Scholarship

The program aims to improve the socio-economic outcomes for First Nations by providing eligible students with funding to access education opportunities at the post-secondary level, consistent with the principle of First Nations control of First Nations education. To be eligible for funding, students must maintain satisfactory academic standing at a degree, diploma or certificate granting institution that is recognized by a province or territory in Canada or abroad.


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