Craig Schabel

Craig Schabel

Beverly Hills, CA, US



In my current position, I am a project manager and designer of residential architecture in Los Angeles.  I possess over five years of professional architectural design, drafting and management experience in all phases of residential architecture and also have experience in architectural consulting for the City of Alhambra and commercial SD and DD Chinese commercial architecture experience.  

My managerial experience in architecture and other business operations has built my great attention to detail in design and administration. Due to my educational and professional training, I am conscious of sustainability and maintain a high aptitude for the environment with design and materials in architecture. 

I am skilled in graphic design, photography and branding. My software skills consist of AutoCAD, Revit, Rhino, 3D Studio Max, SketchUp, Maya, the Adobe Design Suite, GeoMagics and Architectural Desktop. I also can hand script with Processing and RhinoScript.


Norelius Studio, Santa Monica, CA, US, Project Manager

Feb 2016 - current

Tim Barber House & Home, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architectural Project Manager / Designer

Under the Tim Barber LTD name, Tim and I developed a house plan company using the same expertise of the Tim Barberbrand to create affordable and easily maintainable house plans to be sold nationwide. I co-lead the design of all houses and oversee all construction documents and graphic design and manage all drafters and consultants

Mar 2015 - Feb 2016

Tim Barber Architects, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architectural Senior Job Captain / Project Manager

Working in all phases of residential architecture, including managing three renovation/addition projects and working as senior job captain on other residential projects including an 8,000 SF ground up and a 9,000 SF complete renovation and addition. Transitioned TBL from CAD to Revit. Train new job captains how to navigate the cities of Los Angeles and Santa Monica.

Aug 2011 - Mar 2015

Craig Wesley Design, Los Angeles, CA, US, Freelance Architectural design/ CAD work -

. Created new frontage for Angus Mitchell Salon
. Work with companies such as A Well Feathered Nest and Tonie Pimienta Designs creating CAD drawings for interior design projects.
. Landscape and addition of existing house in Orange County
. Designed interior of Angus Mitchell beach house
. Complete residential remodel and addition in Studio City
. Architectural Photography projects
. Shot High School #9 for school brochure
. Shot USC school events for new USC architectural website

May 2010 - Feb 2015

City of Alhambra, Alhambra, CA, US, Architectural Consultant Intern

. Worked on behalf of Rick Abe to perform his consulting duties
. Strengthened clients designs to better perform at the hearing
. Created accurate architectural database for the city

May 2010 - Nov 2010

Media Portfolio, Pasadena, CA, US, Architectural Intern

Cross media studio - Architecture and Branding.
. Managed architectural projects
. Assisted with branding
. Created graphic designs
. Created preliminary designs
. Created presentations for clients
. Met contractors at sites
. Created working CAD Drawings
. Created interior and exterior renderings

May 2010 - Nov 2010

Michael Arden Photography, Los Angeles, CA, US, Direct Studies Photographer

. Architectural Photographer
. Research
. Presentations for USC Photography Classes

May 2009 - May 2010

University of Southern California (USC), Architectural Student Teacher for Revit and 3D Printer Courses

. Assisted Students and Teacher
. director of 3D Printer
. Graded papers
. Was "go to" person for questions

May 2008 - May 2010

DiMarzio | Kato Architecture, Architectural Intern

. Created renderings and working drawings
. Oversaw design of commercial preliminary design
. Produced graphic designs
. Managed web design of company

May 2008 - Aug 2008

Scholz Design, residential architectural drafter / designer

. Updated existing plans to the current codes
. Updated plans to clients specifications
. Collaborated with engineer to keep accurate standards
. Created final drawings, which were sent out to contractors
. Created preliminary designs
. Solved residential architectural problems

Dec 2006 - May 2008


University of Southern California (USC), MArch, Architecture

. Graduate Research Scholarship
. Director of 3D printers
. Competed in architectural competitions
. Created installation at Griffith Park

“Craig Schabel was my Graduate Research Scholarship employee at USC in 2008/09 and 2009/10. He is hard working, diligent, and careful. These three traits are especially important as he was helping me with grading student assignments and with 3d printing.” June 30, 2011

- Karen Kensek, Assistant Professor, University of Southern California,

Aug 2008 - May 2010

Bowling Green State University, Bachelors, Architecture

. Competed in 2008 ACSA Steel Competition
. Work shown in "Top 3 Best" - 3 years
. Professional Developer - AIAS
. Managed Architecture shows

Activities and Societies: American Institute of Architectural Students

Aug 2004 - May 2008

Areas of Specialization