J. Yael Flores

J. Yael Flores

Los Angeles, CA, US

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WHY Architecture, Culver City, CA, US, Junior Designer

Jun 2019 - current

GGA+, Pasadena, CA, US, Intern

An internship that focused on two main project typologies; affordable housing and educational. I was guided and taught about schematic design, materials, interior design, construction documentation, and I was brought onto the sites to further analyze and learn about projects. The programs used varied from project to project, however, Revit, Photoshop, illustrator, and physical model making were the main mediums of realization.

Jun 2018 - Dec 2018

Ultra Unit Architectural Studio, Long Beach, CA, US, Intern

Contributed in schematic design, model making, 3d models, renderings, presentation, and analysis for ongoing projects and specifically for a competition for a concert hall in Kaunas, Lithuania. We used a variety of 3D programs such as; Revit, Photoshop, Illustrator, Grasshopper, Rhino, and AutoCAD.

May 2017 - Sep 2017

Reid Planning, San Diego, CA, US, Drafter

Composed and drafted all outgoing floor plans to the firm for further analysis and fixation using AutoCAD for the new facilities of the firm, which specializes in providing high quality facilities planning services to the Department of Defense and other U.S. Government agencies around the country such as; San Diego, CA – Camp Lejeune, NC – Albany, GA among others.

May 2016 - Aug 2016


California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Pomona, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

5 year architecture program that balances both the technincal and the artistic side of architecture.

Aug 2016 - May 2019

San Diego Mesa College, San Diego, CA, US, Architecture

I studied architecture from 2012 - 2016. I earned an Associates of Science in Architecture from San Diego Mesa Community College.

Aug 2012 - Jun 2016


Dean's List 2016-2019, Honorable Mention

The top 15% of the department of Architecture at Cal Poly Pomona.


Outstanding Third Year Design Award, Award

The award is given to the best students of the year based on design, execution, and development of projects.
My project focused on multi-family housing in West Hollywood, which dealt with code requirements, site restrictions, and challenge in design.


Interim Exhibition (Fall, Winter, Spring) Cal Poly Pomona, Award

A quarterly exhibition that showcases and selects the best work from the architecture department from each year/studio.


Architecture Excellence Scholarship - San Diego Mesa College, Scholarship

A scholarship given to students that have showed excellence in the field of architecture.


Honors Society - San Diego Mesa College, Honorable Mention

Honors society at San Diego Mesa College, College department – 2012-2016


Tzu Chi Foundation, Scholarship

A scholarship given to students that show proficiency in grades and show interest in pursuing a higher degree.


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