Jake Henry

Jake Henry

Los Angeles, CA, US



My goals as an architect are to positively shape the world around me, with work that adds value both to my clients and to the community, with a team that pushes the boundaries of design excellence and thought leadership, at a company that fosters entrepreneurship and innovation at all levels.



HGA, Santa Monica, CA, US, Senior Project Coordinator

Nov 2015 - current

AECOM, Los Angeles, Designer II

Specializing in CADD, 3D modeling, BIM, and rendering applications with experience on a diverse range of projects including airports, industrial refineries, transit stations, restaurants, and commercial interiors.

Job captain for 3,500 sf office remodel in New York, responsible for schematic design, design documents package, and construction administration.

Managed multi-disciplinary teams on numerous projects through schematic design, design development, construction documents, permitting, and construction administration phases, including 50+ franchise restaurant remodels throughout the southwestern United States.

Key business development leader, including leading proposal efforts for various projects in collaboration with other AECOM offices, developing strategic private and public client relationships, and providing 3D visualizations and graphic assistance to other disciplines.

Founding member of AECOM New Ventures, an internal marketing and strategy group that identifies new business initiatives in the Los Angeles region focused around innovative and unique partnerships or technologies.

Dec 2011 - Nov 2015

MTTR MGMT, Los Angeles, CA, US, Designer

Led a team of six students in the fabrication, construction, and installation of a child’s playhouse

Duties included scheduling, costing, and assigning team member roles

Assisted with set design and construction as well as on-location production assistance for the independent film, “The Blue of Noon”

Provided conceptual design and construction support for “Vivarium”, a SCI-Arc gallery installation

Jun 2009 - Jul 2011

Oyler Wu Collaborative, Los Angeles, CA, US, Designer

Constructed "reALIze," an installation celebrating Mohammed Ali

Jul 2010 - Aug 2010

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

Database administration in Jenzabar and eTapestry

Solicited donations from alumni and commercial sponsors for alumni events

Assisted in planning and preparation of alumni and donor events such as Career Fair, Main Event, and the Eric Owen Moss Gallery Preview

Sep 2008 - Aug 2010

Arup, London, GB, Intern

Spent three months in London at the Arup Urban Design studio

Researched, prepared, and presented proposals to senior management on possible development opportunities for Arup in India

Created renderings and diagrams for use in the Project Pinewood community information exhibition for Pinewood Studios

Jul 2008 - Aug 2008

Henry-West Designs, Laguna Hills, CA, US, Designer Assistant/Office Manager

Managed office operations and assisted interior designers on client proposals

Coordinated sub-contractors for residential installations

Maintained material sample and vendor libraries, including fabrics, stone, lighting, furniture, and flooring

Jun 2006 - Aug 2007


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

Sep 2006 - Sep 2011


Future Business Leader, Award

Recognized by URS Los Angeles management as a future leader within the company. Attended monthly dinners where other future leaders would network with and learn from clients, invited speakers, and other URS managers.


Junior Professional Award, Award

The purpose is to recognize an outstanding contribution by a professional who has less than 5 years of experience in their discipline at the time of the contribution. Nominees for this award should demonstrate the following attributes:

Meeting special technical challenges on projects to enable significant time and cost savings.

Continuously seeking more complex and challenging assignments and demonstrating ability to successfully handle them

Unsolicited special recognition and commendation from external clients and/or other URS offices

Enhancing team work on projects through a spirit of cooperation and unselfish, hard work

Providing a role model for other young staff


Areas of Specialization