Armen Janazyan

Armen Janazyan

Los Angeles, CA, US

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I graduated first in my 2020 class from Woodbury University and have 4+ years of experience as an Intermediate Designer and currently acting as a Job Captain. 

I continually aim to expand my design skills and knowledge in architecture and sustainability.  I am actively pursuing and studying for an Architect License and LEED accreditation. My dedication, hard work and eagerness to learn will make me a valuable member of your team. 

My passion in architecture began while I was studying theatre production in college. I have been using what I learned in theatre to approach problems with creative and unique solutions. I enjoy working with my hands, in detail and logistically. In my free time, I enjoy working on things to improve myself or to expand my knowledge on a subject. I am currently studying to take my architecture exams and plan to be fully licensed by next year.



Ryder Design and Architecture, Santa Monica, Intermediate Designer

- Design work and code research of residential, multi-family, and commercial projects.
- Led 4 separate projects from beginning to plan check submission.
- Performed as-builts and site visits with clients and consultants.
- Maintained communication and coordinated with clients and consultants during all phases.
- Applied for permits at Van Nuys, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, LA and LA county.
- Created numerous complete permit drawing sets independently.
- Performed corrections and clearances for multiple projects.
- Created and managed new Revit templates and standards for studio implementation.

Oct 2020 - current

Freelance, Los Angeles, CA, US, Fabricator and Modeler

- Provide 3D modeling and printing service for architecture and design models.
- Use advance 3D modeling techniques to reduce fabrication time and cost by 75%.

Jan 2020 - current

Urban Operations, Los Angeles, CA, US, Junior Architect

- Design work of residential and commercial projects with strong emphasis on hillside.
- Set up and conduct meetings with city officials for approvals, corrections or reviews.
- Prepared, corrected, and submitted architectural sets for city approval.
- Implemented and promoted the use of Revit, Enscape, Lumion and V-Ray in the office.
- Deployed real-time rendering software for marketing and client review purposes.
- Incorporated parametric software to allow rapid iterations.

Nov 2017 - Nov 2020

Hollywood Forever, Inc., Los Angeles, CA, US, Database Manager

- Led a team of 5 data entry specialists to digitize 100 years of cemetary records.
- Communicated with other departments to improve accuracy and troubleshoot errors.

Jan 2013 - Dec 2017

Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects, Culver City, CA, US, Architecture Intern

- Drafted and corrected red lines of educational, commercial and residential drawings.
- Maintained fabrication shop and designed modular models to save on costs for the firm.
- Assisted in LEED certification applications and calculations.

May 2017 - Aug 2017

Civic Projects Architecture, Los Angeles, CA, US, Drafter

- Created plans and elevations for a proposed Metro Station urban design in Beverly Hills.

Jan 2017 - May 2017

Woodbury University, Burbank, CA, US, Research Assistant

- Assisted with research and presentation for 105th ACSA National Meeting in Detroit.
- Photography featured in 2017 ACSA “Brooklyn says ‘Move to Detroit’“ journal.

Aug 2016 - May 2017


Woodbury University, Burbank, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

Magna Cum Laude Honors
Membership in IPAL (Integrated Path to Licensure)

Aug 2015 - May 2020

Los Angeles Pierce College, Woodland Hills, CA, US, Architecture

Studied Architecture and started 2 clubs related to architecture and engineering
Pierce Architecture Club and Pierce Makerspace

Jan 2011 - May 2015

Los Angeles Valley College, North Hollywood, CA, US, Theater

Aug 2009 - May 2014


2x8: INTERLACED Competition, Honorable Mention


Dean's List, Other

High GPA recognition, 2015-2020


Departmental Award, Class of 2020, Award

Graduating first in my 2020 class for Bachelors of Architecture


WISE Scholarship, Scholarship

Scholarship for working and attending school concurrently


Academic Scholarship, Scholarship

High GPA scholarship, 2015 - 2020


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