Haleh Johnson

Haleh Johnson

Los Angeles, CA, US



Since I moved to Los Angeles six years ago I have worked for a variety of architecture firms where I have gained a wide range of skills and expertise.  At Patrick Tighe Architecture and Swift Lee Office I developed design and construction documentation for various residential, retail, and mixed-used projects, in ordinance with zoning and building code requirements. On many projects I was the primary coordinator with engineers and other consultants. Also, as part of business development I was responsible for extensive RFQ submissions, most notably a recent submission to the City of New York Department of Design and Construction.

Over the past year I have also worked with Museum Of Contemporary Art as an independent consultant on various large scale museum exhibitions. I helped design, draw and visualize the exhibition space for all three MOCA locations. Some of the exhibits I conceptualized and created plans for are River of Fundament by Mathew Barney and an upcoming exhibition by Doug Aitken.

I graduated with distinction from SCI-Arc and was awarded the AIA Henry Adams Certificate. My thesis dealt in researching new fabrication methods of complex geometries with 6-axis robots. It was exhibited at the Centre Pompidou and has been published in various online and printed magazines.


Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles, CA, US, Museum Exhibition Design Consultant

Exhibition Space Design | Digital Modeling and Visualization | CD Drafting

Apr 2015 - current

Tighe Architecture, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architectural Designer

Comprehensive responsibilities from design, modeling, rendering to the production of a complete CD package and acquiring building permits | Project coordination with various consultants | Construction Administration | Business Development | RFQs

Jan 2015 - Feb 2016

Swift Lee Office, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architectural Design Consultant

Design | Drafting | Digital and Physical Modeling | Digital Modeling and Visualization | Project Specification

Oct 2014 - Jan 2015

ARYA Group, Inc., Los Angeles, Designer and Project Coordinator

Construction Management | Construction Take-off | Budget Estimating | RFI & RFP | Finish Selection

May 2013 - Mar 2014

Testa Weiser Inc., Venice, CA, US, Design Intern

Schematic Design | Robotic Simulation | Compositing Real/Fake Footage

Apr 2012 - Aug 2012

Tighe Architecture, Santa Monica, CA, US, Design Intern

DD/CD Drafting | Rhino Modeling/Rendering | Book Layout | Physical Model Making

Apr 2011 - Aug 2011

Vendisys, Inc., New York, NY, US, List Development Manager

Administrating Meetings and Accounts | Developing Marketing Targets

Jan 2005 - Aug 2008


Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

Graduation with Distinction

Sep 2008 - Apr 2013

Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA, US, General Education

Sep 2005 - Jun 2008

StudienKolleg,, Hamburg, Germany, Mathematics and Physics

Aug 2004 - Apr 2005


Sci-Arc Merit Undergraduate Thesis Award for Outstanding Thesis Project, Award

Sci-Arc Merit Undergraduate Thesis Award for Outstanding Thesis Project


AIA Henry Adams Certificate for Top Ranking Graduate, 1st Place

Each year The American Institute of Architects awards an engraved medal and certificate of merit to the top-ranking graduating student in each architecture program accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (or CACB for Canadian schools).


Honor Student of the Year, 1st Place


Areas of Specialization