Jacob Gerson

Jacob Gerson

Los Angeles, CA, US

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Efficient and analytical architect with over 10 years of international experience in designing and managing multi-family, mixed-use, high-end single family and commercial projects. Motivated to create innovative and sustainable solutions that exceed client expectations. Proficient in collaborating with multidisciplinary teams to streamline processes and optimize project timelines. Demonstrated success in delivering high-quality designs on time and within budget. A motivated problem-solver who excels in both fast-paced and complex projects. Passionate about modern design, with a collaborative approach to achieving excellence. Seeking to leverage and challenge my expertise and passion for architecture in a way that allows me to continue making a meaningful impact in the industry.



Gerson Architecture & Design, Los Angeles, CA, US, Owner / Founder

Redesigned floor plans, window configurations, exterior elements and millwork layouts for a residential remodel in Los Feliz
Completed the design of a new ADU/office space for a musician in Beverly Hills
Collaborated with a NYC-based architect on the design, specification package, and permit set for a vacation home renovation in upstate New York
Revamped the kitchen layout, master bathroom, and walk-in closets for a major remodel of a celebrity midcentury modern single-family home in Pasadena

Jul 2021 - current

BULLI, Los Angeles, CA, US, Project Manager

Project-managed the complete remodel of a sprawling 17,000 sq. ft. single-family estate in Bel Air during the final stages of construction. Worked 12 months on-site along with GC to track and manage multiple sub-contractors and vendors, resolving complex design constraints, and supervising the design of custom elements like stair railings, millwork, and marble details
Executed and managed permit, CDs, and CA for ground-up construction luxury spec home in Bel Air, with a construction budget of $32M and which subsequently sold for $58M. Developed and designed unique custom details and solutions such as floor-to-ceiling sliding glass facade, custom curved steel staircase, and drive-on skylights in a 30,000 sq. ft. home featuring an indoor spa, movie theater, 2,000 sq. ft. master suite, infinity pool, private gym, and staff quarters
Managed design updates, city permits, and shop drawing submittals for a new $17M restaurant build-out, developing and refining multiple iterations of entirely custom details. Coordinated with client, sub-contractors, vendors, and custom millworkers to ensure design goals and deadlines were met to an uncompromising standard
Project-managed the design, permitting, and 3-month tenant improvement build-out of a 16,000 sq. ft., 45 employee office space for BULLI and two sister companies in Downtown LA

May 2016 - Jul 2021

Albert Group Architects, Los Angeles, CA, US, Project Manager

Managed multi-family, mixed-use, and commercial projects from design to construction
Designed and managed 35-unit residential project from concept to plan-check approval in close collaboration with Principal and clients
Prepared plan check sets, construction documents, and managed CA for mixed-use project with 49 residential units and 45k+ sq.ft. commercial space in East Hollywood
Studied and applied zoning and building codes in preparing feasibility studies, conducted product research, and maintained office’s typical construction details in construction types I, III and V

Jan 2014 - May 2016

Sweco, Stockholm, SE, Architect

Architect for 7,000 employee 1.2 billion USD Swedish architecture and engineering company specializing in sustainable engineering and design in Europe and East Asia
Executed on all phases of project delivery from concept sketches, entitlements and Schematic Design to Construction Documents
Developed and delivered on a diverse array of projects including multi-family residential, commercial TIs, retail, hotels and Plantagon, an innovative urban farming concept

Aug 2011 - Nov 2013

WXY Architecture + Urban Design, New York, NY, US, Intern Architect

Completed 12-month internship at NYC-based architecture and design firm Weisz + Yoes (since renamed WXY). Tasks ranged from redlines, CAD-drafting, 3D-modeling, photo rendering, physical model building and client presentations
Worked closely to design principals on a variety of projects, including the Battery Park Carousel and Transmitter Park and Pier

Jul 2008 - Jul 2009


Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, SE, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2009 - Jun 2011

Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, SE, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2005 - Jun 2008

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