Ashok Kanagasundram

Ashok Kanagasundram

Culver City, CA, US

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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. 



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 Architecture and Planning, 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


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


John Knox Shear Travel Fellowship, Award

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


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