Klaudia Zarakowski

Klaudia Zarakowski

Los Angeles, CA, US



I spent my time at college studying the emerging importance and real-world application of sustainable building design beyond its often shallow, marketable use in the public sphere. My portfolio reflects my respect for passive design and cradle-to-cradle approach and examines modern social issues in an urban context. This enduring sense of environmental responsibility is the impetus of my current pursuit for a socially responsible career that redefines the traditional boundaries of the architectural profession.

I'm currently pursuing LEED AP BD+C and architectural license. 


Freelance Designer/Self Employed, Los Angeles, CA, US, Designer

- Currently developing schematic design for a residential home in Ojai, California.
- Currently collaborating with a congregation on a church renovation in Burbank, CA.
- Successfully finished a home renovation on a tight budget and construction schedule.

Jul 2014 - current

LivingHomes, Santa Monica, CA, US, Junior Designer

- Collaborated with project architects to develop drawing sets for custom and standard modular, factory-built homes.
- Executed drawings from schematic phase through construction documentation.
- Gained experience in on-site construction observation, job site meetings, RFIs, and shop drawing review.
- Managed the daily design and technical development of projects with minimal supervision.
- Researched residential building and zoning codes.
- Tracked LEED processes and checklists.
- Communicated with clients and consultants to coordinate architectural and factory drawings.

Jan 2013 - Jul 2014

Chinelli Associates AIA, West Hollywood, CA, US, Intern

- Aided and participated in varying areas of architectural practice for home design.
- Drawing responsibilities ranged from hand-drawing, perspective drawings, hybrid drawings, and arranging presentation boards.
- Researched materials and code, performed site visitation and measuring, permit-pulling, and inter-offi ce organization tasks.

Jan 2006 - Aug 2008


Woodbury University, Burbank, CA, US, BArch, Architecture program

Aug 2008 - May 2012

Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, AR, Architecture program

Aug 2010 - Jan 2011

Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA, US, Architecture program

Aug 2005 - Jun 2006

University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), Santa Cruz, CA, US, General studies

Aug 2004 - Apr 2005


Award of Student Excellence- Outstanding Student, 1st Place


Areas of Specialization