Katarina Kushin

Katarina Kushin

Los Angeles, CA, US

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Katarina Kushin earned her Bachelors degree in Architecture from the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona in 2017. She served as President in 2016 and ASI ENV Senator in 2014 within the Environmental Design College Council. Katarina enriched her architectural education abroad in Florence, Italy (2015) for an academic year and returned to complete her showcased senior project. She graduated Cum Laude in the Tau Sigma Delta Honors Society and received the Soriano Travel Scholarship and Koeper Thesis Prize. 

Katarina has interned with Los Angeles based architecture firm Hsu McCullough in 2015 and with MIA: Machine Inspired Art Gallery in 2014. Seasonally, she also works with video productions for the Los Angeles County Fair working as a production assistant and in editor for TV commercials and promotional videos. Katarina has worked on multiple theater productions as both a physical and digital set designer over the past couple of years. Recently, she has worked as a production designer for short films and continues to enhance her skills through the art department in the film industry.

As she continues to pursue her passion for evocative built environments and visual experiences, Katarina is eager to pursue a career as a film production designer. 


Film and Television Industry, Los Angeles, California, Production Designer

Jun 2015 - current

Hsu McCullough, Mar Vista, CA, US, Intern

Jun 2015 - Aug 2015

Prudential California Realty, Rancho Cucamonga, CA, US, Marketing Assistant

Real Estate Marketing Assistant involving promotional graphics, social media networking, and organizing client database

Jun 2014 - Aug 2015

Associated Student Inc, Pomona, California, Environmental Design Senator

Board director overseeing 12 million dollars
Serve on the ENV Council E-Board
In-charge of Cal Poly ENV Quarterly Project Exhibitions

Appointed to: Campus Physical Planning Committee, Sustainability Board Committee

Sep 2014 - Jun 2015

Kumon Learning Center, Rancho Cucamonga, CA, US, Math and Reading Tutor

Primary Calculus and literature tutor for higher-level students

Aug 2010 - Jan 2014

Machine Inspired Art (MIA) Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, US, Student Intern

Internship involving digital fabrication and packaging processes

Jun 2013 - Sep 2013


California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Pomona, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

College of Environmental Design President (2016-2017)
ASI Environmental Design Sentaor (2014-2015)

Cum Laude Society
Tau Sigma Delta Honors Society
American Institute of Architecture Students Member

Sep 2012 - Jun 2017

California State University, Florence, Florence, IT, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2012 - May 2016


Koeper Prize, Award

Best paper written in American Architecture (ARC 464)

Abstract: A focus on Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel and its architecture in terms of influencing film narrative. It also explores the research and interpretations of architectural reality into fantasy and how the overall composition of Anderson's film has the potential to influence real-life architectural ideas.


Raphael Soriano Travel Scholarship, Scholarship

This scholarship is a travel award to support those in the International Year or Summer Study Abroad Program.


Outstanding Graphic Design, Award


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