Hikmet Burcin Nalinci

Hikmet Burcin Nalinci

Los Angeles, CA, US

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AUX Architecture, Los Angeles, CA, US, Senior Designer

Mar 2018 - current

Zahner, Kansas City, MO, US, R&D intern

May 2018 - Oct 2018

EDMONDS + LEE ARCHITECTS, San Francisco, CA, US, Intermediate Designer

Mar 2016 - Aug 2016

Asymptote Architecture, New York, NY, US, Designer

Apr 2015 - Aug 2015

Baumgartner + Uriu Architecture (B+U), Los Angeles, CA, US, Designer

Led design work both in digital and physical media. Oversaw deadlines and deliverables. Distributed work among the design team. Prepared presentation drawings, diagrams, renderings and models. Met with clients, consultants, and the city.

Jul 2014 - Nov 2014

Cal Poly Digital Fabrication Lab, San Luis Obispo, CA, US, Digital Fabrication Technician

Assisted students in file preparation for fabrication. Operated the CNC mill, laser
cutter and 3D Printer. Performed regular machine maintenance and technical
resolution procedures. Assisted students with new fabrication methods.

Jul 2013 - Jul 2014

Testa Weiser Inc., Los Angeles, CA, US, Consultant

Constructed algorithms in Grasshopper for 3D tessellation of mesh objects.

Apr 2014 - May 2014

Griffin Enright Architects, Los Angeles, CA, US, Consultant

Conceptual design development for a competition, including digital
modeling, preparing plans, sections, and diagrams.

May 2013 - Jun 2013

murmur, Los Angeles, CA, US, Research Assistant

Researched and analyzed the fabrication methods of 20 architecture and
industrial design projects that use aluminum. Prepared diagrams and
writings for Heather Roberge’s upcoming book.

Jan 2013 - Jun 2013

Christopher Clancy Architects, San Jose, CA, US, Junior Designer

Prepared schematic, design, and construction drawings for a wide range of projects.
Coordinated design team for client deliverables. Trained other employees on digital
technologies. Developed projects in collaboration with outside consultants. Prepared
documents and arguments for city meetings on planning and zoning Regulations.
Looked out for new leads. Created a data base for marketing.

Jun 2012 - Jan 2013


Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, Masters, Architectural technologies

Sep 2016 - Sep 2017

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, CA, US, BArch, Environmental Design and Architecture

I graduated with a thesis distinction

Sep 2012 - Jun 2014


Hackaton ACADIA 2014, 2nd Place

A day long parametric design collaboration with Gilles Retsin, Manuel Jimenez,Knut Brunier, Curime Batliner, Emmanuel Osorno, Katarina Ritcher


Selected Thesis Work, 1st Place

Selected thesis work among 120 students for the Cal Poly student work archive


Areas of Specialization