Alexander Kardanovskiy

Alexander Kardanovskiy

Los Angeles, CA, US

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My name is Alexander Kardanovskiy, I am a recent graduate of the B.Arch Program at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) in Los Angeles, CA. As an aspiring architect, I aim through my work to challenge the definition of successful contemporary architecture. I see the recipe for a good architectural project consisting of two principal ingredients: a well thought-out structure combined with a clean, yet bold design.

Originally being from Moscow, Russia, I speak Russian (native), English (fluent), and German (proficient). I am legally authorized to work in the US.
To see my work, please refer to my portfolio website:


JuneJuly, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architectural Intern

JuneJuly is a design studio based in Brooklyn, NY and Los Angeles, CA. At JuneJuly, I worked for Jake Matatyaou (who is also my former professor) and Kyle Hovenkotter. The design and research job I took on resulted in a Big Ideas Small Lots competition entry and hands-on experience with:
– Preparing drawings related to built and speculative work;
– Preparing scale models for built and speculative work;
– Conducting material research and studies for one-to-one prototypes.

Jun 2019 - Aug 2019

Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, Sales / Print Center Assistant

This position was an on-campus job at SCI-Arc Supply Store and Print Center and included responsibilities and requirements such as:
– Familiarity with the customer service sphere;
– Responsibility with cash box, logistics, and inventory.

Jan 2018 - May 2018


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

– 3.91 GPA;

– Selected work displayed on SCI-Arc website;

– Selected work NAAB archived;

– January 11-19, 2019 - took part in All-School Homelessness Charette - design challenge to solve the problem of homelessness in Los Angeles by introducing a flexible prefabricated housing solution (modular honeycomb cell-like living pods);

– February 2019 - entry in Project Seoul (International Idea Competition for Urban Innovations of Unused Spaces in Seoul): proposing a design for one of twelve low-use urban spaces and general areas within Seoul Metropolitan City.

Sep 2015 - Apr 2020

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