Shiku Wangombe

Shiku Wangombe


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The Othaya Group, Nairobi, Architectural Designer

Provided architectural drawings for the ongoing project in Limuru Hills. The scope of work included designing the hotel cabins and restaurant interior.

Oct 2018 - Jan 2019

Hult Prize Foundation, Los Angeles, CA, US, Campus Director

Led a talented team of graduate and undergraduate students to bring the largest social media entrepreneurship competition back to the USC campus. Created advertizing materials and, using strategic marketing, successfully mobilized over 100 students to compete.

Aug 2016 - May 2017

Spectrum Group Real Estate, Irvine, CA, US, Development Associate

Conducted both field and online research into comparative values of land, hotels, and student housing in LA county and nationwide. Created communication collateral for meetings with the investors and for the community.

Jun 2016 - Aug 2016

USC Marshall School of Business, Los Angeles, CA, US, Student Assistant, Office of the Vice Dean

Performed administrative tasks including maintaining spreadsheets on faculty data, reconciling expense documents, paying invoices and running various errands within the business school and around the campus.

Oct 2014 - Dec 2015


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

Aug 2012 - May 2017


Algiers 20XX International Ideas Competition, 2nd Place

Won 2nd place for my project titled the 'Superliminal Matrix.' The competition challenged participants to develop furutist interventions in the Bay of Algiers. The competition involved participants from 56 countries as well as a distinguished panel of architects and urban thinkers including Rem Koolhaas and Saskia Sassen.


Nature Conservancy "Elegram" Initiative, 1st Place

Art work selected by the Nature Conservancy as the face of their "#elegram" initiative, aimed at raising $150,000 to halt the poaching crisis. A copy of the painting was given to the First Lady of Kenya.


Structures Competition, 1st Place

Awarded for designing an architectural model that could withstand simulated seismic forces. The model was the only structure to withstand testing.


Hult Prize Campus Finalist, Other

With a team of students, pitched a mobile school designed to benefit children in urban slums - BoxEd. The proposal sought to bridge the achievement gap by providing early childhood education to children from 0 - 6 years old.


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