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Kevin Medler

Kevin Medler

Los Angeles, CA, US

 
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PROFILE

Ambitious about the multitude of scales in architecture’s operation, from contextual integration down to the detail, I hope to grow alongside a team dedicated to the experiential power of architecture. I am dependable, reliable, enthusiastic, work hard, stay busy and positive, take pride in my work, appearance, and attitude. If given the chance, I will dedicate myself to becoming an expert on your company’s mission and methods, will work diligently and seriously at whatever tasks may be asked of me, while always maintaining a caring, attentive, affable attitude to management and co-workers. I look forward to our future in creating eco-friendly, efficient, and elegant designs that benefit the community and the inhabitants.

EDUCATION

University of California, Los Angeles 2021 - 2022

  • Master’s Degree in Architecture and Urban Design receiving Magna Cum Laude Honors

  • Focused how we interact in the spaces we design and how we move through them.

  • Learned multiple new software to generate spaces and improve presentational skills

Woodbury University, January 2018 - May 2021

  • Completed my Bachelor of Architecture receiving Cum Laude Honors

  • Classes consist of Rhino, Revit, Lumion, Adobe Suite, and Architectural Theory

Los Angeles Institute of Architecture and Design, September 2015 - May 2017

  • Completed 2 years with focus on 3D Design and design concept

  • Classes consisted of SketchUp, Rhino, and Adobe Suite

Santa Monica College, January 2015 - August 2015

  • Completed Associate's Degree in General Science

Saint Louis Community College, September 2013 - December 2014

  • Majored in Applied Science with focus on 3D Design

  • Focused on classes in 2D and 3D Design

SKILLS

Software:

  • Revit / AutoCAD / Rhino 3D / Enscape / V-Ray / Grasshopper / Unity / Maya / Sketchup / Lumion / Octane / Inventor / SolidWorks

  • Adobe Programs: Illustrator / InDesign / Photoshop / Premiere / After Effects

  • Microsoft Office Programs

Languages:

  • Fluent in English and Studied Spanish for 7 years in high school / college

PROFICIENCIES

Wood Working / 3-D Printing / CNC Operating / Laser Cutting / Sketching / Scaled Model Making / Type V Construction

ARCHITECTURE RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE

Aaron Brumer and Associates Architecture & Development (Architectural Designer) June 2022 - February 2023

  • Daily problem solving with clients, leadership, and co-workers in studio work environment

  • Assigned individual projects and generated complete sets of Construction Drawings

  • Worked directly on 8 projects simultaneously from Pre-Design to Construction Drawings (2 projects were RTI’ed and 3 others in Plan Check)

  • Designing in Revit, Sketchup, AutoCAD, Enscape, and Adobe Suite

YUNG Architects (Architectural Designer and Intern) June 2019 - August 2019

  • Revit 2019 drafter working on multiple projects over the summer. We focused on large scale commercial design to small scale projects single-family occupancies.

  • Worked one on one with a licensed architect learning the intricacies of Revit and architectural drawing.

  • Worked on Reflected Ceiling Plans, Site Plans, Floor Plans, Lighting Plans, Elevations, Sections, Door and Window Schedules, calculated occupancy loads, and Emergency Evacuation Plans.

  • I helped with the design process and brainstormed design concepts.

HY-C Inc. (SolidWorks Drafter) January 2014 - December 2014

  • 2,000 hours of sheet metal and manufacturing experience using SolidWorks 2012

  • Multiple projects based on customer specifications and requirements containing Bill of Materials, fabrication drawings, blueprints, reverse engineering, weld symbols, etc. saved as DXF's, STL's, DWG's, and PDF's

  • Double checked own work to ensure accuracy and eliminate mistakes

  • Know how to calculate K-factor, bend deduction, bend allowance, and thickness

  • Design Engineer gave me many full hand drawn sketches and I drafted the parts and assemblies to make wood-burning furnaces and chimney covers.

  • I created the drawings very quickly and with precision and accuracy

Freelance (Solidworks 2016, AutoCAD 2016, Revit 2016 and Rhino 5 Drafter) January 2015 - Current

  • Multitude of projects ranging from Elevations, Architectural blueprints, fabrication drawings, DXF's for manufacturing, etc.  (every project contained Bill of Materials and was drawn to industry standards)

  • 10-15 projects a year (total of about 25) ranging from 50-100 hours a month while in school full-time. The extreme amount of focus on architectural studies requires me to manage and use my time wisely. I am very organized and give high importance to deadlines and schedules.

  • Multiple architectural and interior projects requiring elevations, floor plans, blueprints, architectural symbols, drafted to industry standards, renderings

  • Multiple engineering projects requiring DXF's, STL's, DWG's, PDF's etc. Bill of Materials, fabrication drawings, blueprints, reverse engineering

Alpha Structural In. (AutoCAD 2016 Drafter) August 2016-October 2016

  • Multiple simultaneous engineering projects requiring Elevations, Architectural blueprints, Bill of Materials, etc. (every project require assimilating information from LADBS and a few other sites with interactive GIS maps)

  • For over 25 years now, Alpha Structural, Inc. has developed a powerful reputation as the #1 Foundation Engineering and Repair, Landslide Repair, Earthquake and Structural Rehabilitation Contractor in the Los Angeles area.

  • Worked on approximately 15 projects a week. Ranging from relatively easy projects that only took an hour or two up to month long projects.

  • Visited multiple cities in LA area in order to obtain measurements from buildings and to complete paperwork required by cities.

  • Major focus of the Alpha Structural family was to repair buildings in the Eagle Rock area after extensive damage from earthquakes and landslides.

Glidewell Therrien Construction (Junior Apprentice Framer) Saint Louis, Missouri | Jan 2013 - Dec 2013

  • Worked on multiple framing projects from Type V Construction from small single-family houses to large apartment complexes.

  • Focused on how Type V buildings are assembled which carried over to future detailing

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