Kalman Varga

Kalman Varga

San Francisco, CA, US





IA Interior Architects, San Francisco, CA, US, Junior Designer

Junior Designer September 2014 – Present
IA Interior Architects – San Francisco, California
• Site Survey, documentation and verification
• Set up Revit project and sheets
• Test Fits, design options and phasing organization
• Prepare SD and DD presentations including diagrams and renderings
• Prepare design and contract documents
• Aid in FF & E and finish selections
• Collect samples, log and return submittals and aid Project Manager in other administrative tasks

Sep 2014 - current

R.Vari and Associates, La Grange, IL, US, Intern Architect / Draftsman

• Produce single/multi-family and commercial design, permit, and construction documents in AutoCAD 2014
• Prepare presentation drawings and 3d visualizations
• Model new construction and interior renovations in SketchUp
• Research zoning, fire, and building codes
• Measure existing building for renovation projects

Apr 2014 - current

Ecogardens, Chicago, Freelance Landscape Designer

• Documented initial site analysis with hand sketches and AutoCAD
• Conceptual design development Rhino and AutoCAD 2012
• 3D Modeling in Rhino and Rendering with 3DS Max
• Produced final plans, renderings and drawings for client proposals with AutoCAD, Rhino, 3DSMax, Photoshop and Illustrator

Mar 2013 - current

M.Botanica Landscape Design, Chicago, IL, US, Freelance Landscape Designer

• Site analysis and plan development with hand sketching and Sketchup
• Develop residential landscape design with Sketchup
• Meet with clients to develop design
• Estimate project budgets with Account Edge software and material analysis
• Produce and present to clients final drawings and visualizations with Sketchup, Photoshop and Illustrator
• Assist with daily job site check-ins and nursery pick-ups

May 2012 - current

Hulen Landscape Contractors, Chicago, IL, US, Landscape Designer / Project Manager

• Join principle of the firm in initial client consultation
• Site analysis and plan development
• Develop residential landscape design with AutoCAD and Sketchup
• Construction/installation detailing
• Produce client proposal drawings and visualizations with AutoCAD, Sketchup, Photoshop and Illustrator
• Communicate with wholesalers for product specifications and ordering
• Estimate project budgets with LMN and Quickbooks
• Assist principle in oversight of construction crews during installation and manage onsite design changes

Apr 2013 - Apr 2014


Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Chicago, IL, US, BArch, Undergraduate Architecture

Bachelors of Architecture
Minor in Landscape Architecture
Heald Scholar
IIT Scarlet Hawks swim team freshman – junior year

Aug 2007 - Dec 2012