Jessica Lam

Jessica Lam

Rosemead, CA, US

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Based in Los Angeles, I am an interdisciplinary designer passionate about using architecture to promote social equity and environmental sustainability. The experience I garnered at the Feminist Research Institute, Design and Construction Management, and several large community participatory Design projects at UC Davis has given me invaluable experience in all parts of the spatial design process--research, concept development, architectural drafting, materials selection, model-making, rendering, furniture installation, and design building. I am interested in architectural design opportunities to work on projects in environmental design, resilient housing, and public institutional spaces.

I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Design and minor in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies from the University of California, Davis.


United States Census Bureau, West Covina, CA, US, Enumerator

- Conducted field interviews and gathered demographic statistics for the 2020 US Census.
- Built trust and rapport to gather information from hard-to-reach populations (ie. rural addresses, Native American reservations, immigrant and migrant communities).
- Visited 600+ households and completed 400+ interviews.
- Promoted to travel operations to close out cases in Riverside
County (CA), Imperial County (CA), Coachella Valley (CA), and Clark County (NV).

Aug 2020 - Oct 2020

Feminist Research Institute (FRI) at UC Davis, Davis, CA, US, Spatial and Sustainability Designer

- Worked with members of the Department of Human Ecology to develop a cohesive interior and exterior program to host collaborative spaces for feminist scholars.
- Corresponded with UC Davis’s Facilities Management, the Energy Conservation Office, and Special Services to edit and finalize floor plans, furniture lists, and electrical programs.

Sep 2018 - Sep 2019

Design and Construction Management at UC Davis, Davis, CA, US, Design Support Assistant

- Assisted project managers with space utilization review, lab prototyping, and conceptual zoning exercises.
- Worked with teams to develop graphic layouts for complex information documents.
- Met with design professionals and attended assessment meetings on a weekly basis.

Jun 2017 - Aug 2018


University of California, Davis, Davis, CA, US, BArch, Design

The UC Davis Design Program, the only comprehensive academic design unit in the University of California system, delivers a research focused undergraduate (B.A.) curriculum that fully integrates design history, theory and criticism, with design thinking, making, writing, visual literacy, and creative practice. Studio courses include design as practiced in exhibition, fashion, information, interior architecture and product (lighting and furniture), textiles, visual communications (digital, environmental, and print) and sustainable design.

I emphasized in interior architecture and sustainable design.

Sep 2014 - Aug 2019

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