Clair Ryu

Clair Ryu

Los Angeles, CA, US

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Clair is an architectural designer with a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Southern California. She is driven by her curiosity for the intimate relationship between space and the people who live within it. The impact of space on how people think and feel makes creating environments a huge responsibility as well as an exciting challenge. 

With a passion for learning, Clair is determined to keep developing into a designer that can create meaningful experiences. She is inspired by multiple design disciplines, and she enjoys working in cross-disciplinary collaboration to come up with creative solutions. 



DMF Lighting, Carson, CA, US, Designer

Design lighting layout and specify fixtures for multifamily residential, commercial, and office projects

Create a lighting design brochure illustrating different ways DMF fixtures can be used to provide general lighting and highlight key architectural features

Support marketing department by organizing outreach events and attending networking events

Key Projects: Avalon Bay Multifamily Residential, RunGiaRun Fitness Center, Twinbrook Station Multifamily Residential, Sharon Green Multifamily Residential

Jul 2017 - current

KGM Architectural Lighting, El Segundo, CA, US, Designer

Produced architectural drawings (plans, sections, elevations, details) and schematic design presentations for client presentations

Designed lighting layout for retail, high end residential, mixed-use development, and cultural projects

Created 3D models of projects for photometric calculations

Key projects: LA Coliseum, UCLA Anderson School of Management, Gateway El Segundo Office Park, Essex Hollywood Multifamily Residential

Jul 2016 - Jul 2018

Gangi Architects, Burbank, CA, US, Architectural Intern

Developed architectural drawings and created 3D models for a multifamily residential project

Presented architectural drawings and renderings to the City of Glendale for design approval

May 2014 - Jul 2014

University of Southern California School of Architecture, Los Angeles, CA, US, Teaching Assistant

Provided one-on-one writing assistance to students in an architectural history course on significant houses in Los Angeles

Jan 2014 - May 2014

Rose Tarlow Melrose House, Los Angeles, CA, US, Design Intern

Supported furniture and textile designers by selecting and categorizing furniture, upholstery samples, and art pieces in the showroom

Mar 2013 - May 2013


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

Aug 2011 - May 2016

Università degli Studi di Roma Tre, Rome, IT, USC Italian Architecture Studies

Jan 2015 - Mar 2015


Trustee Scholarship, Scholarship

Full tuition merit scholarship


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