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Kevin Klassman

Kevin Klassman

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

About 

I am a student at the University of Southern California studying to receive my Master of Architecture (M.Arch) at the USC School of Architecture. I have proudly obtained my Bachelors of Science in Landscape Architecture (BSLA) and minor in Sustainability at the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts and School of Sustainability at Arizona State University in the Spring of May 2014.

I want to be an asset to a company by contributing my creative design processing and sharing my knowledge in sustainability, landscape and architectural design while gaining experience and knowledge in the architectural work field. My goal is to benefit both a firm by sharing my skills, and myself by learning from others’ experiences. 

Employment 

Laney LA, Hawthorne, CA, US, Designer

May 2017 - current
 

Kovac Design Studio, Los Angeles, CA, US, Design Intern

Improved Split House graphic representation.
Developed book design for Split House project.
Designed furniture for Kovac Design Studio office.
Refined website and archive of work.

Jun 2016 - Aug 2016
 

University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, US, Teacher Assistant / Class Assistant

Mentored High School students as a Teachers Assistant.
Guided USC graduate students as a Class Assistant for courses USC Arch 410 and USC Arch 505.

Jun 2015 - Jun 2016
 

California Landscape & Design, Upland, CA, US, Landscape Designer

Formed conceptual design for Havasu House.
Spearheaded new office design.
Produced office signage.

Jun 2015 - Aug 2015
 

Hulen Landscape Contractors, River Forest, IL, US, Landscape Designer / Project Manager Intern

Designed residential front and back yards.
Supervised project development.
Assembled plant palettes.

Jun 2014 - Aug 2014
 

Norris Design, Phoenix, AZ, US, Landscape Design Intern

Developed Construction Documents for Residential and Commercial projects.
Formed site plan renders.

May 2013 - Aug 2013
 

Education 

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

Aug 2014 - May 2017
 

Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, US, Bachelors, Landscape Architecture

Aug 2010 - May 2014
 

Awards 

Alpha Rho Chi Bronze Medal, Nomination

The fraternity awards the Bronze Alpha Rho Chi Medal annually to a graduating senior at each accredited school of architecture in the United States and Canada. Judged by the faculty of each school, the medal is presented to the graduating senior who has shown an ability for leadership, performed willing service for his or her school or department, and gives promise of real professional merit through his or her attitude and personality.

2017
 

Featured on Rethinking The Future, Honorable Mention

Architecture and design to ‘sustain’ and ‘survive’ the impacts of climate change taking sustainability one step ahead.
Future Primitive Hut published on website 2016

2016
 

Deans List, Honorable Mention

Fall Semester 2012
Spring Semester 2013
Fall Semester 2013
Spring Semester 2014

2014
 

San Francisco Flower & Garden Show, 3rd Place

2014 competition of world-class gardens.
Design and build a garden to “Inspire”
Bronze Medal for Garden Creator

2014
 

Design Excellence, Honorable Mention

Fall Semester 2012
Spring Semester 2013
Fall Semester 2013

2013
 

Cluster Project, 1st Place

Interdisciplinary teams provide a design
solution for the Arizona Museum for Youth.
1st place winner of Cluster Project competition Spring of 2013

2013
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills