Justin Skoda

Justin Skoda

Oakland, CA, US



Justin Skoda grew up and attended grade school in Diamond Bar, California before moving at 7 to Tustin, CA in Orange County south of Los Angeles. While visiting family in Los Angeles and traveling to different cities and countries with his family he became more interested and inspired by the architecture and urban spaces of cities. As time progressed he expanded his interests and knowledge and critiques of the urbanity that he both lived everyday and was able to visit both briefly and for an extend period of time locally and abroad.

Ultimately these interests led him to pursue a degree in Architecture, receiving his BArch from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo in June 2013 with a minor in Sustainable Environments. During the course of the degree, he sought out additional coursework to widen the breadth of the required architecture coursework, including classes in City and Regional Planning, Geography, Political-Economics and Sustainability. Additionally he also had the opportunity to study abroad for a full academic year in Copenhagen, Denmark in connection with Cal Poly during his 4th Year. While in Denmark, Justin maintained a standard course load including a Studio course, as well as Danish Language and Culture, Urban Design as well as Watercolor and Contemporary European Urban Theory. While abroad he had the chance to travel both as part of 'study tours' with the school and extensive explorative travel between and during semester study breaks throughout Europe.

After graduating Cal Poly, Justin accepted a 3 month internship with Lehrer Architects in Silverlake, Los Angeles, CA to gain additional work experience and skills.

Today Justin Skoda resides in Echo Park, Los Angeles, CA seeking a full time position at an Architecture and or Urban Design firm.



Lehrer Architects, Los Angeles, CA, US, Intern

Three month fall internship. Participated in a variety of tasks including design, physical model preparation, site visits, construction drawings and creating presentation materials including diagrams and renderings for a variety of projects.

Sep 2013 - Dec 2013

Roesling Nakamura Terada Architects, San Diego, CA, US, Intern

Summer Internship. Worked on conceptual and final design presentation materials, diagramming, renderings, drawings, construction detail drawings, physical and digital modeling, site visits, client meetings, promotional materials, construction site observation. Assisted with Ventura City Freeway Redevelopment Study, TMCAS Park Competition, San Dieguito Lagoon Pavilion, part of site observation at City College, San Diego.

Jun 2012 - Sep 2013


California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2008 - Jun 2013

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