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Mayola Tikaka

Mayola Tikaka

Los Angeles, CA, US

 
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About 

Mayola Tikaka is an Architect & Interdisciplinary Designer in-flux  

Some Collaborators + Partners:

GARRETT LEIGHT CALIFORNIA OPTICAL
SUNSET STUDIOS 
LALO 
SERPENTINE GALLERY 
HELEN HAMLYN CENTRE FOR DESIGN
HET NUIWE INSTITUUT
ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART


Elsewhere:

Employment 

West of West, Los Angeles, CA, US, Project Designer

Jul 2021 - current
 

Serpentine Galleries - Metabolic Selves, London, GB, Researcher

Part of a 12 member collective Metabolic-Selves we produced an exhibition based of our thesis work at the royal college art. It is a multimedia production & I developed the 3d space VR exhibition exhibiting the works.

Oct 2019 - Sep 2020
 

Fabian Architects + Make Studio, Cape Town, ZA, Architectural Designer

Primarily worked with the Partners, bulk of my duties were to develop design appraisals, client presentations as well as marketing drawings. The projects were large scale residential developments, Hotels, luxury apartments, private homes.

Jan 2018 - Sep 2018
 

Toro Agency Design and Architects, Cape Town, ZA, Architectural Designer

Produced work from phase 1-5 (0-6 RIBA equivalent) - concept drawings to working drawings. Ensuring the projects are all compliant with the Cape Town Building regulations. Producing all 3D model work, client presentation documents and all Commercial renders. Worked council submissions and engaged with council to ensure all work is compliant, but also ensuring that the process runs smoothly between architect and consultants.
Independently worked 2 residential renovation.

Jan 2016 - Jan 2018
 

GAPP Architects and Urban Designers, Cape Town, ZA, Intern

Interned at GAPP architects. This was a crucial internship and also a compulsory internship in the UCT BAS course. It helped me hone into the technicalities of design.

Nov 2014 - Dec 2014
 

GAPP Architects and Urban Designers, Cape Town, ZA, Intern

Interned at GAPP architects. This was a crucial internship and also a compulsory internship in the

Jun 2014 - Jul 2014
 

dhk Architects, Cape Town, ZA, Intern

Interned at Dhk Which familiarised me with how large scale projects come together and improve my CAD proficiency.

Nov 2013 - Dec 2013
 

Education 

Royal College of Art, London, GB, Masters, MA Architecture

Distinction [Critical History Studies]

Jan 2019 - Jul 2020
 

University of Cape Town, Cape Town, ZA, BArch, Architecture(BAS)

Distinction

Jan 2013 - Dec 2015
 

Awards 

Helen Hamlyn - Snowdon Award, Award

‘A fascinating proposal to include and support traditional medicines within a mainstream healthcare system, while using spaces to bring communities and generations together… an inspiring idea and an incredible inclusive, positive design proposal.’ – Frances von Hofmannsthal, Trustee of the Snowdon Trust and Awards Judge

2021
 

Oppenheimer Memorial Trust, Scholarship

2019
 

Bertha foundation Trust, Scholarship

2019
 
2014
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills