Johanna Hauser

Johanna Hauser

Los Angeles, CA, US



Johanna Hauser is a Texas native who loves learning from and serving the community where she lives.  She has lived on both coasts of the US as well as in Europe, and has called Los Angeles home for three years.  A passionate visual storyteller, Johanna can quickly ascertain the broad picture of a design project, but relishes in the details as well.  Her work experience includes large scale public architecture, multi-unit housing, high end residential, historic restoration, and small scale interiors.  In addition to her work in architectural design, Johanna is a practicing video artist who creates and shows work within the East Side Los Angeles artist community. 


Chet Callahan Design, Los Angeles, CA, US, Designer

Work in Rhino, 3ds Max, AutoCAD and Adobe Creative Suite to design and oversee construction on an addition to a historic house in Los Feliz; produce schematic design materials for additional residential and interiors projects

Jan 2014 - current

Freelance Designer - Self Employed, Los Angeles, CA, US, Designer

Work in Rhino, 3ds Max, and Adobe Creative Suite to visually articulate design concepts for architects, artists, production designers and filmmakers, work in AutoCAD to produce schematic and as-built design drawings for residential architecture and interiors projects

Jan 2014 - current

Video Artist - Self Employed, Los Angeles, CA, US, Artist

Maintain a vibrant art practice in experimental animation

Jan 2014 - current

Lord Aeck Sargent Architecture, Austin, TX, US, Designer

Worked in Revit to produce construction documents including details for 400 bed dormitory; developed space planning options for schematic design; designed graphics for marketing proposals

May 2013 - Sep 2013

Hoidn Wang Partner, Berlin, DE, Designer

Worked in Rhino to develop massing strategies and interior planning for net zero house in Chemnitz, Germany, updated web site

May 2012 - Sep 2012

UT Austin School of Architecture, Austin, TX, US, Research Assistant to Smilja Milovanovic-Bertram

Investigated new trends in sustainability and wrote lectures for use in studio instruction

May 2011 - Sep 2011

Yosemite National Park Design Guidelines, San Francisco, CA, US, Editorial Assistant to George Homsey, FAIA

Transcribed and organized manuscript; edited copy; worked with book designer, participated in editorial meetings

Jun 2008 - May 2010

EHDD Architecture, San Francisco, CA, US, Project Assistant

Worked in AutoCAD to produce construction documents for Exploratorium Museum; assisted project managers in consultant, client and architectural team coordination and project schedule maintenance; prepared presentation materials and attended interviews; researched for marketing department; wrote web content

Sep 2007 - May 2010


The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, US, MArch, Architecture

I received a Masters in Architecture with a concentration in animation. During this time I conducted independent studies in Germany and Italy.

Aug 2010 - Dec 2013

Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, US, Bachelors, Comparative Literature

I received a Bachelors degree with a concentration in German literature. During this time I conducted independent studies in Germany.

Aug 2003 - May 2007

Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin, Berlin, DE, Comparative Literature

During this time I was part of a study abroad program with a concentration in German literature.

Mar 2006 - Aug 2006


Design Excellence Award for Advanced Studios, 1st Place

Award for one, two-person team out of 24 during the culminating design studio of the MArch program at the University of Texas. The studio focused on detailing and construction documents.


Van Meeteren Foundation Scholarship for Independent Study in Berlin, Scholarship


Human Rights Project Grant for Independent Radio Project, Scholarship

Scholarship for War News Radio, an independent radio news program focusing on the Iraq war at Swarthmore College.


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