Claire Kim

Claire Kim

Panama City, FL, US




My name is Claire and I am a graduate from the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities Bachelor of Design in Architecture.  After graduating in 2019, I worked in the Greater Los Angeles area and am now located in Panama City Beach, Florida.  I am passionate about diversity and inclusion in the design industry.  I have a unique background of both architectural design and sales and am greatly interested in consumer market research, client relations, and design that enhances and preserves the natural environment.  I am also a huge cat-lover, beach lover, and a meme/internet culture enthusiast!



Windows 'N Things, Los Angeles, CA, US, Sales Associate/ Lead CAD Specialist

-Owns end to end sales cycle–advancing opportunities from qualified leads to closed revenue, driving $10M+ in 2021
-Leads cross-functional partnership across external and internal stakeholders– ranging from client relationships, key accounts, project managers, and purchasing agents
-Manages new Business Development opportunities, upselling existing clients and identifying areas of improvement to expand sales
-Directly impacted $3M, comparable sales to $10M total
-Use AutoCAD system to prepare shop drawings
-Prepared As-Built drawing and contributed to designing remodel of Los Angeles location and new construction of Irvine location

Feb 2021 - Jul 2022

South Coast Engineering Group, Calabasas, CA, US, CAD Draftsperson

-Collaborate with civil, and electrical engineers to convert architectural drawings into backgrounds for planning design work streams on hospitality projects with clients such as Hilton and Ritz Carlton
-Review and edit final documents with engineers and project manager before delivering to clients
-Assist electrical engineers with development of lighting design plans using AutoCAD and Reit
-Administered and maintained all construction deliverables in an organized filing system

Feb 2020 - Feb 2021

Duvivier Architects, Venice, CA, US, Architectural Intern

-Work directly with Architect Isabelle Duvivier FAIA, LEED AP on design iterations for residential projects with an emphasis on green/sustainable architecture and preservation of natural environment
-Expedited project planning by leading building research initiatives– delivering actionable insights on home market preference for sustainable/green design methods
-Directly responsible for producing construction sets on or well before deadline

Oct 2019 - Feb 2020

WOU Partners, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architectural Intern

-Prepare presentations during planning and schematic design phase with project team
-Use AutoCAD, Revit, and Sketch Up to create commercial and residential concept designs to present to clients
-Led research for building department codes across various cities and municipalities in the Greater Los Angeles area

Jun 2019 - Oct 2019


University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN, US, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2015 - May 2019

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