Jayson Champlain

Jayson Champlain

Los Angeles, CA, US

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Versatile designer on the path to licensure with 5+ years of developing documentation skills, technical knowledge, and a collaborative mindset actively searching for a spirited office that shares a passion for socially responsible architecture and innovative design strategies. 



KFA Architecture, Culver City, CA, US, Job Captain

• Involved with project development of new construction and adaptive reuse
• Focused on vital housing typologies, including affordable housing and PSH
• Maintained Revit model and upheld BIM office standards to ensure quality
• Responsible for building documentation throughout all project phases
• Coordinated with consultant deliverables to achieve cohesive production
• Managed daily CA tasks, such as RFI, submittal, and shop drawing reviews
• Committed to office design initiative to advocate for critical design analysis

Mar 2020 - Nov 2023

Steinberg Hart, Los Angeles, CA, US, Designer

• Participated in unique micro-housing, modular, and mixed-use projects
• Collaborated in design charrettes and with the team decision process
• Produced interior design packages for high-end residential projects
• Retained organization while multitasking on multiple projects and deadlines

Jun 2018 - Mar 2020

Martin Architecture & Design Workshop [MADWORKSHOP], Santa Monica, CA, US, MADWORKSHOP Design Fellow

• Year-long fellowship addressing the concept of ‘emergency architecture’
• Applied iterative design process to develop post-disaster flat-pack shelter
• Fabricated full-scale prototype to further develop proof of concept

Jan 2017 - Mar 2018

CO Architects, Los Angeles, Architecture Intern

• Contributed to proposal for an international competition in South Korea
• Responsible for social and contextual analysis of the proposed site location
• Visualized in-depth graphic presentations to reinforce the design concept

May 2016 - Aug 2016

ADN Architects, Santa Monica, CA, US, Architecture Intern

• Learned documentation fundamentals working on commercial restaurants
• Generated material boards and renderings for client meetings
• Gained knowledge of work-flow within a small office environment

Jun 2015 - Jan 2016


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

Aug 2013 - May 2018

Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, CA, US, Architecture

Aug 2010 - May 2013


2017 World Changing Idea Award, Award

1st Place in Student Category
"Homes for Hope" - Bridge Housing for LA's Homeless


2nd Place Student Design Competition, 2nd Place

"Sustainable Future" - Mixed Use Proposal for site of old Newport Beach City Hall


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