Jason Layel

Jason Layel

Alexandria, VA, US



I have recently completed my Master of Architecture degree from the University of Virginia in May of 2012.  Now I am beginning to craft a career where I feel that I can constantly broaden and push my skills as a designer in a professional environment.  I am excited about the prospect of contributing to architectural projects that are innovative and inspirational while also providing practical solutions to real circumstances.

I believe that the most enlightening and beneficial experiences in design come through collaboration.  What I aspire to gain from any professional position is a chance to work closely as part of a collaboration with other creative minds in analysis and response to real-world projects, issues, and situations.  

I became a designer because I am passionate about the prospect of changing the built environment in a way that ensures a better future for life, human and otherwise, on this planet.



Kalvin Design Studios, Naples, FL, US, Intern

• Scanned, digitized, and reorganized over 200 sets of construction drawings.
• Created an accessible digital database containing said drawing sets for all employees.
• Made design changes in AutoCAD to outdated/incorrect construction drawings based on
redlining and input from the principal.

May 2004 - Aug 2004

Community Electric of Naples, FL, Inc., Naples, FL, US, Intern

• Performed analysis of mechanical and electrical systems of over a dozen commercial
• Made monetary calculations for electrical systems based on submitted drawing sets.
• Used these figures to submit bids for commercial and residential developments.

May 2003 - Aug 2003


University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, US, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2009 - May 2012

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2005 - May 2009


Eduardo Arroyo Belmont Vortex, Honorable Mention


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