Toros Malyan

Toros Malyan

Burbank, CA, US

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I obtained my master’s degree from the Southern California Institute of Architecture in 2019. During my years at SCI-Arc I learned to think critically about the work I produce, paying close attention to not only aesthetics but also the political implications of my decisions. I feel as though my time at SCI-Arc truly prepared me and gave me the confidence needed to be successful as I began my career. Upon graduating, I was hired at LR Architecture in Burbank and quickly understood the innerworkings of an architecture firm. I have been able to apply my education to assist the firm with design work and the production of 3D models. My work has allowed our clients to better visualize their projects, ultimately leading to their trust in our firm. Creating a positive rapport with not only my clients but my colleagues has ensured a thriving work environment. 

While at LR Architecture, I have also taken on private clients as a freelance architect. My experience in the private practice and knowledge of business management has given me the opportunity to work closely with various cities such as: Los Angeles, Burbank, and Glendale. My most recent project was the first development of two ADUs in a multi-family zone to be approved in Burbank. The project brought on many challenges, however, my effective and timely communication with the city and other stakeholders ensured my success. Seeing my work through from the conceptual design of the client to completion has motivated me to pursue greater challenges. I hope to further my skillset by working towards my architectural license.




Freelance, Burbank, Designer

Developed ADUs with complete sets for the city
Negotiated contracts with clients
Scheduled and maintained appropriate timelines for each design phase
Submitted plans to various cities of in compliance with zoning codes
Determined and adhered to client's budgets

Sep 2019 - current

LR Architecture, Burbank, Designer - Job Captain

Drafting services for all phases of project (Design collaboration, schematic design, and construction drawings)
Assisted in graphic presentation of projects
Created physical scale 3D models and renderings of projects
Visited building departments for permitting process
Performed site surveys
Prepared construction documents and correct marked plans
Worked on several projects concurrently

May 2019 - current


Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, MArch, M-Arch 1

During my years at SCI-Arc, I have learned to critically think about the work we produce. Paying attention to not only the aesthetics of a project but also the political implications of our decisions. I feel as though SCI-Arc has taught me the essentials of what it’s like in the real world.

Aug 2016 - Sep 2019

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