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.

Sep 2015 - Sep 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 - Apr 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.

Sep 2014 - Apr 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.

Sep 2010 - Apr 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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