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Ashok Kanagasundram

Ashok Kanagasundram

Culver City, CA, US

 
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About 

Over the past 15 years I have worked with firms having strengths in both design and construction. My interests in the design and construction of architecture started while studying at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. I became aware in the rich history of craftsmanship that is visible in many of the historic buildings in the city. I took a hands-on approach to design and construction by working for a well known woodworker (Tadao Arimoto) and spending a year in after graduation coordinating a design-build course which provided custom furniture for a space at a gallery called The Center of Contemporary Craft.

In Los Angles, I started my architectural career at David Jay Flood Architect. That opportunity led to others here I have developed skills in managing the design and construction of projects in Los Angeles. At Alloi Architecture + Construction I had the opportunity to be the site supervisor on unique residential and commercial projects. With an awareness of good design and knowledge of construction techniques, I was able to manage construction with an eye for an elegant finished product. 

Elsewhere:

Employment 

March Studio, Santa Monica, CA, US, Project Architect

Managed single family residences and fitness studio projects from schematic design through filing construction documents with the building department.

Sep 2019 - current
 

Alloi Architecture + Construction, Los Angeles, CA, US, Senior Project Manager

Produced drawings from schematic design through construction documents for a 20 000 sf church. Responded to RFIs and issued supplemental instructions during the construction phase of the church. Managed the construction for new contemporary custom residential projects.

Jan 2011 - Aug 2019
 

Parallax Associates, Culver City, CA, US, Architectural Designer

Prepared construction drawings and assisted with construction administration on academic projects in Los Angeles.

Apr 2010 - Sep 2010
 

The Architecture Studio, Beverly Hills, CA, US, Designer

Developed design drawings, details and 3D views for high-end custom residences. Participated in client presentations and on site meetings.

Jun 2008 - Sep 2009
 

DE Architects, Santa Monica, CA, US, Architectural Designer

Prepared construction documents for contemporary multifamily and mixed-use projects in Santa Monica.

Jun 2006 - Jun 2008
 

David Jay Flood Architect, Santa Monica, CA, US, Architectural Designer

Prepared graphics and 3D renderings for speculative sports facilities and contributed to a design development drawing package for a dormitory in California State University Channel Islands.

Aug 2005 - Jun 2006
 

Education 

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, US, BArch, Architecture

Graduated with a architecture degree including university honors and college honors.
Awarded a scholarship after graduating to take classes and coordinate a student design build project.

Aug 1999 - May 2004
 

Awards 

John Knox Shear Travel Fellowship, Award

Awarded a prestigious design award for design skills while at Carnegie Mellon University.

2003
 

Areas of Specialization 

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