Erik Holliday

Erik Holliday

Aliso Viejo, CA, US



In June of 2014, I graduated with a B. Arch Degree from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo (Summa Cum Laude) and I am currently a Design Coordinator at LPA Inc. in Irvine, California. I previously had three full summer's work experience as a project intern at DMHA ArchitectureJM Holliday Associates in Santa Barbara doing conceptual/schematic design, 3D modeling, graphic design, client presentations, project management, and construction documents. As well, I worked part-time in a similar capacity at Jim Duffy Architects in San Luis Obispo for my entire Thesis Year (2013-2014).

As an individual, I am passionate about working with others and I desire to be a part of a collaborative team that cares about great design. I bring strong qualities of leadership, organization and drive to each project, and will be able to take on responsibility, communicate clearly, and genuinely care about my work throughout the design process.

Please let my Architecture Portfolio (above) further illustrate my design experience and feel free to contact me anytime.


LPA Inc., Irvine, CA, US, Design Coordinator

Nov 2014 - current

DMHA Architecture, Santa Barbara, CA, US, Junior Designer / Small Project Manager

- Residential Project Management
- Construction Administration
- Rendering
- Conceptual + Schematic Design
- 3D Computer Modeling
- Client Presentations + Communication
- Graphic Design
- Conceptual + Schematic Drafting

Jun 2013 - Nov 2014

Jim Duffy Architects, San Luis Obispo, CA, US, Architectural Intern

- Planning
- Conceptual Design
- 3D Modeling
- Website Design
- Basic Drafting

Sep 2013 - Jun 2014

Cal Poly CAED Support Shop, San Luis Obispo, CA, US, Shop Technician

- Wood Shop
- Metal Shop
- Welding Shop

- Tool Center Operation
- Shop Supervision
- Repair & Maintenance

Sep 2012 - Jun 2014

Brooks + Scarpa, Los Angeles, CA, US, Intern

- Spring Break Internship
- Detail AutoCAD Drafting
- CD Revit Set Assembly
- Office + Project Assistant

Mar 2014 - Mar 2014

JM Holliday Associates, San Luis Obispo, CA, US, Architectural Intern

- Conceptual + Schematic Design
- 3D Modeling
- City of Santa Barbara Permit Submittal Process
- City of Santa Barbara Design Review Board Experience
- Client Presentations
- Graphic Design
- Signage Package
- Basic Drafting
- CSI Materials Library
- Office Construction

Jun 2008 - Jun 2013

San Marcos Christian Camp, Santa Barbara, CA, US, Summer Staff

- Kitchen Staff
- Activity Staff
- Maintenance & Repair

Jun 2009 - Sep 2012

East Beach Volleyball Camp, Santa Barbara, CA, Summer Instructor

- Personal Beach Volleyball Coaching
- Camp Coordination
- Exercise Training

Jun 2006 - Aug 2008


California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA, USA, BArch, Architecture

B. Arch, Summa Cum Laude
Sustainable Environments Minor
Class of 2014

College of Architecture & Environmental Design
5-Year Architecture Major
Current GPA: 3.96

Sep 2009 - Jun 2014


Fifth Year Thesis Award, Award

After the final fifth year thesis show and as a part of the graduation commencement ceremonies, fifteen thesis awards were given to students whose thesis development, innovation and execution stood out from among the graduating class of 120. My thesis project was awarded as one of the fifteen and I was recognized in the final awards ceremony in front of my faculty and peers. Please see my thesis book on the home page for more information.


College of Architecture & Environmental Design Presidents List (5 Years), Award

Architecture Department Dean's List for all three academic quarters (academic GPA of 3.5 or higher).

Cumulative GPA: 3.97


Summa Cum Laude (B. Arch), Award

Awarded to students graduating at the top of their class with a cumulative GPA of 3.85 or higher. I graduated as #1 in the Cal Poly Architecture Program's Class of 2014 (120 students) with a final GPA of 3.97.


Oltmans Construction Company Scholarship for Design Excellence, Scholarship

This $1,200 scholarship is awarded to a Fifth Year Architecture Major at Cal Poly that demonstrates remarkable promise in areas of Design.


Third Year "Best of Show", California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA, Nomination

I was honored to be one of the twelve students selected to present my project for the Third-Year "Best of Show" out of more than 140 other students in my class. I designed a Culinary School in San Francisco as part of the International Steel Competition. The judges included guest jurors of national and international stature from firms such as SOM and CRSA. Please see my Architecture Portfolio for a further description of my project.


Herbert E. Collins Scholarship, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA, Scholarship

This scholarship, that is distributed among seven CAED students, is made possible through a generous endowment to the university in honor of Julian A. McPhee, the first president of Cal Poly. Upper division students are selected for their academic achievement, industriousness and display of overall fine character.


Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara Scholarship, Scholarship

College scholarship of $4,000 awarded to student who has graduated from a Santa Barbara high school with honors and who is currently a full-time student in a California University Architecture Program. Essays submitted to demonstrate progress, scholastic merit, and professional promise as a future architect.


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