Kate Samuels

Kate Samuels

New York, NY, US

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I am a designer of many scales and like to constantly work to push an idea forward in the details as well as the master vision. I have experience working from the small (interior design/architecture) to medium (architecture) and large (urban design/site planning). By growing up surrounded with design, it has always been my passion. 

I graduated from University of Southern California in 2011 and worked at ZGF Architects in Los Angeles for a year and a half after school advancing my knowledge of master planning, schematic design and construction documents. After ZGF, I worked at a small Interior design firm which gave me an understanding of finishing the work of the architects. After receiving my Master's degree from Columbia in Urban Design and Architecture, I plan to continue to study the cities of the world in the hope to improve them. 



Nadia Geller Designs, Los Angeles, CA, US, Interior Designer

Work consisted of large scale residential projects, private residences and commercial offices
Skills acquired included finish and furniture design and schedules, and 2d/3d representations

Feb 2013 - May 2013

ZGF Architects LLP, Los Angeles, CA, US, Junior Architect

Work consisted of large public and corporate projects, both public and private
Skills acquired included campus master planning, interior architecture, schematic design and construction documents using Revit

Sep 2011 - Dec 2012

Griffin Enright Architects, Los Angeles, CA, US, Intern

May 2010 - Aug 2010

Touraine Richmond Architects, Los Angeles, CA, US, Part Time Intern

Work consisted of publications, media relations, design competitions, and potential job proposals.
Skills acquired included graphic design, client communication, and office management.

Feb 2010 - Jun 2010


Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Masters, Masters of Urban Design and Architecture

Studio consisted of working in international groups from 3-5 researching cities, creating a thesis, and designing physically urban environments. Other classes that were included in the master's program were Maya, history of urban design, climate change and other theory classes. I also was a teaching assistant that lead a discussion class for “Making the Metropolis: History of Urban Design” for Barnard College Arch. Department.

May 2013 - May 2014

University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, US, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture

Other classes including Revit, Professional practice, structures, drawing, and theoretically classes. Awarded Top Ten Architectural Thesis for “Sprawl Core” for 2011 Graduating Class
Graphic Design Editor and Writer for Means, Architectural Editorial Magazine at USC

Aug 2006 - May 2011

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