Brandon Nash

Brandon Nash

San Diego, CA, US



A resolute  individual with an  expertise in residential & architectural design, eager to incorporate drafting, leadership, modeling, and rendering skills. Tenaciously excels at collaborative design projects from idea to completion and rigorously catalogs knowledge that ensues. Recognized for ascendancy in exemplary architectural design, sustainable design, and submittal’s. Pursuing architectural work in the San Diego area.


Freelance Designer - Self Employed, Los Angeles, CA, US, freelance

As the founder I created firm standards, retained multiple clients while providing design, drafting, management, & entitlement services. Projects include multiple entitled single-family homes currently under construction. Left position to pursue lincensure and a studio environment.

Jun 2014 - Jun 2015

WORKPLAYS studio*architecture, Los Angeles, CA, US, Project Manager & Design Lead

Designed and managed 3-10 architectural projects simultaneously with the principal including: single-family, high-end residential, subdivisions, hospitality, remodels, and mixed-use residential. Iteratively designed over 100 custom residential units. Generated architectural drawings, scheduling, & consultant coordination for the completion of 12 submittals.

Aug 2013 - Jun 2015

Place Architecture, San Diego, CA, US, BIM & AuoCAD Manager

Responsible for the firms’ three-dimensional modeling and document sets for civic, residential, and commercial typologies. Evolved drawing procedures, document sets, and scheduling procedures within the office.

Jan 2013 - Jul 2013

Skyport Studios, San Diego, CA, US, Urban Designer

Engaged architects, urban designers, and city officials through collaborative design presentations and discussions leading to many long term urban design plans in San Diego.

Jan 2012 - Jan 2013


NewSchool of Architecture & Design, San Diego, CA, US, BArch, 5yr BArch

AIAS Chair,
School Competition Coordinator

Rome Study Aboard Scholarship, Portfolio Scholarships

Most Habitable Structure - Cal Poly Design Village
1st Place, Architectural Merit, Sustainable Design - Mock Firms International Skyscraper Competition

Alpha Betta Kappa
3.74 GPA Cume Laude

Sep 2009 - Jun 2013


Mock Firms International Skyscraper Competition - 1st Place, Top Architectural, Top Sustainable, 1st Place

• Started and operated a design firm in order to complete against 40+ international design firms.
• Awarded Top Mock Firm, Top Sustainable Firm, & Top Architectural Firm


Most Habitable Structure, 1st Place

• Designed & constructed a 14’x12’ adaptable structure which the team transported & inhabited.
• Awarded Most Habitable Structure out of 60+ entries by a panel of architectural judges.


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