Irvin Shaifa

Irvin Shaifa

Los Angeles, CA, US



Recent Southern California Institute of Architecture Graduate and Frank Gehry League Recipient. A Detail-Oriented Architectural Designer with six years of fabrication and digital workflow experience. Qualified in solving technical and design problems through all stages of architectural projects that vary from furniture to tower/commercial projects. Versatile digital processes with adept learning abilities in terms of firm standards in digital workflows and construction. 



RIOS, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architectural Designer

Mar 2021 - current

Oyler Wu Collaborative, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architectural Intern

• Worked with team of Designers and Architects in fabrication of "The Exchange" - Miller Prize winning Pavilion located in Columbus, IN
• Translated digital modifications during Fabrication process of installations in both Columbus, IN and Taipei.
• Responsible for distribution of large-scale architectural installations, and on-site completion of specific site measurement information
• Devised overall strategy for documentation and identified design sets planned for presentations to clients.
• Produced diagrammatic drawings and animation sets for client meetings.
• Fabrication and completion of Taipei Stair installation.
• Worked closely with multi-disciplinary team to design residential and commercial projects in Los Angeles.
• Created several graphic renderings and models for client meetings and museum exhibitions in Taipei.
• Assisted in design development stages of large-scale Tower project, specified in facade design.

Mar 2020 - Oct 2020


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

Oct 2018 - Oct 2020

University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2014 - May 2018


Frank Gehry Graduate Thesis Award, Other

Graduate Thesis : Zealots of Compton


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