Irvin Shaifa

Irvin Shaifa

Los Angeles, CA, US



Architectural Designer with seven years of fabrication and digital workflow experience. Qualified in solving technical and design problems through all scales of architectural projects that vary from furniture to tower/commercial projects. Versatile digital processes with adept learning abilities that adapt quickly to standards in digital workflows and construction. Proficient in advanced modeling and BIM.



RIOS, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architectural Designer

• Produced several schematic and design development packages for commercial projects in Los Angeles.
• Assisted in production of IFC sets and construction documents in Revit.
• Coordinated with consultants during design development for several large-scale tenant-improvement projects.
• Responded to consultant markups and collaborated with team for cost efficient solutions during for design development packages.
• Coordinated the development of awarded billboards to City of West Hollywood from schematic design to Permitting.
• Worked closely with multi-disciplinary team on international competitions.
• Lead visualization efforts for business development and client presentations.
• Created furniture/material packages for construction administration.

Feb 2021 - current

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

• Collaborated with multi-disciplinary team to design residential and commercial projects.
• Assisted in fabrication of stair installations and pavilions in both Los Angeles and Taipei.
• Assisted in the translation of digital modifications in design development.
• Created schematic design packages for client presentations.
• Performed research for material applications.
• Visualized renders and animations.
• Produced diagrams for client meetings.

Mar 2017 - Sep 2019


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

Sep 2018 - Sep 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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