Isaac Wilhelm

Isaac Wilhelm

Los Angeles, CA, US

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Reed Architectural Group, Inc., Venice, CA, US, Sr. Architectural Designer

Drafts architectural plans ranging from concept to construction drawings. Develops interior & architectural concepts using various design skills. Facilitates design development with clients and various consultants. Researches and implements planning and building codes. Works with City and County Departments to obtain approvals and RTI. Project types include single family residential, multi-family residential, and commercial-restaurant. Projects worked on include: 3668 Overland, NY Concept Santa Monica, 1629 Electric, 4709 Cahuenga, 525 Wilton, 345 Indiana, 334 Sunset, 3833 Dunn, Gesso Restaurant, 23762 Malibu, Retna Residence, Superba Coffee Pasadena, 481-495 Hartford, 1702 Overland, 10939 Hartsook, 11443-11457 Riverside, 11853 W Kling, 2011 Barry Condos, 16300 W Ventura, 1759 Beloit, 12431 Rochester, 11036 Moorpark, Mitchell Residence, and 957 Figueroa.

Jan 2017 - Aug 2018

Tony Owen Partners, Sydney, AU, Sr. Architectural Designer

Designed and drafted residential and commercial projects with direction from founding partner. Implemented and developed architectural concept design based on initial sketches and precedents. Responsible for execution and efficiency of Development Application materials. Projects worked on included: Twin Creeks Resort & Viticulture Condos, Castle Hill Masterplan, 55 Blacktown Apts, Bangia Apts, 283 Clarence Apts, Green Square Apts, Blues Point Residence, and 92 Regent Apts.

Apr 2016 - Sep 2016

MADA s.p.a.m., Shanghai, CN - Beijing, CN, Design Director, Partner

Directed a team of international architectural designers for project types including commercial, cultural, hospitality, residential, transportation, mixed-use, interior, landscape, and urban design. Contributed to process of obtaining new projects and client relations. Communicated with clients, developers, consultants, and construction managers to ensure best project outcome. Scheduled project calendar for each project phase. Maintained team workflow with continuous efforts throughout various global offices. Managed internal manpower hours. Conceptualized designs and directed team on all phases of design with minimal input from Master Architect. Traveled throughout China for site visits, presentation, and meetings with clients and government officials. Projects worked on included: Mangrove Resort Hangzhou, Shanghai University Film & Art School, H5 Smart City Business Center, Xixian New Area & GreenMall, Wall Tiger Animation Center, Chuanlord TreeHouse, 3by3 Changde Bund, and Bata International Airport.

May 2015 - Jan 2016

MADA s.p.a.m., Los Angeles, CA, US - Beijing, CN, Sr. Designer, Project Manager

Team leader of international architectural designers for project types including commercial, cultural, healthcare, hospitality, residential, mixed-use, interior, and furniture-product. Communicated with clients, developers, consultants, and construction managers to ensure best project outcome. Scheduled project calendar for each project phase. Managed internal manpower hours. Developed concept designs under direction of Master Architect. Advanced schematic design and design development phases with assistance from Principal Architect. Designed brand identity graphics for various associated companies. Traveled between Los Angeles, California, and Beijing, China, as-needed by projects. Projects worked on included: FireHall Brick-Oven Prototype, Mount L’Avion Wellness Center, Yuchuan Valley Resort, ofcourse Brand Affirmation Booklet, Maria Residence, Unimount Agricultural Theme Park, Central Park Public Interiors, and Guangzhou Science Museum.

Sep 2014 - Apr 2015

Reed Architectural Group, Inc., Venice, CA, US, Freelance Architectural Designer

Drafted and designed residential projects with direction from Principal Architect. Projects worked on included: Mitchell Residence, 326 Brooks Ave, 250 Bernard Ave, and 3615 Cardiff Ave.

Jul 2014 - Sep 2014

Ewing Architects, Pasadena, CA, US, Jr. Architectural Designer

Digitally generated architectural drawings from sketches for presentation, plan check, and bidding. Produced construction drawings including structural details, interior details, and custom furniture designs. Developed solutions to design problems through direction from Principal and Senior Architects. Researched and scheduled materials, doors, windows, fixtures, and appliances. Projects worked on included: Rose Hills Chinese Funeral Home, Royal Oaks Senior Living, and Laguna Woods Country Club.

May 2014 - Jul 2014

City of La Habra Heights, La Habra Heights, CA, US, Stormwater Project Coordinator

Worked with Regional Water Board staff and managed water specialist team responsible for developing WMP (Water Management Plan) to comply with Los Angeles County MS4 Permit. Duties included attending Water Board and San Gabriel River Watershed meetings, in addition to updating procedures and files on sediment erosion, septic failure/installation, sewer connections, and water discharges. Enforced municipal codes on sediment erosion and illicit water discharge. Projects worked on included: development of stormwater procedures, implementation of Low-impact Development & Green Streets Ordinance, and submission of WMP to Los Angeles Regional Water Board.

Aug 2013 - May 2014

Life & Style Magazine, Los Angeles, CA, US, Freelance Reporter

Interviewed on-location celebrity sightings. Wrote articles for editor to publish.

Jun 2012 - Jul 2012

G. M. Crisalli & Associates, Syracuse, NY, US, Intern/Assistant Superintendent

Organized subcontractor bids and information. Oversaw and managed subcontractor progress of building sites. Interpreted construction drawings to on-site subcontractors. Resolved on-site conflicts between various subcontractors. Researched and identified prospective future subcontractors.

Jun 2009 - Aug 2009


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

Aug 2008 - May 2013


FixNation & Architects for Animals Fundraise with Cat Shelter Showcase, Other

Published article covering Los Angeles A+D Museum's Architectural Imagination exhibit.


Reimagining Detroit: A+D Museum’s The Architectural Imagination, Other

Published article covering FixNation's fundraiser for stray cats.


Bowlarama: California Bowling Architecture, 1954-1964, Other

Published article covering Los Angeles A+D Museum's Bowlarama Exhibition.


National Concrete Masonry Association Unit Design Competition, 2nd Place


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