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Lesley Castle

Lesley Castle

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

About 

I am a Design Professional living in Los Angeles, CA. I hold a Master of Architecture degree from SCI-Arc (2013). My architectural interests include materials, processes, architectural history, and experimental work in architecture. I previously worked at Gensler LA and started my own office in 2007 with a focus on architecture, interiors and other creative projects. I also work as a freelance photographer and my work may be seen at www.lesleycastle.com

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Employment 

Lesley Castle, Los Angeles, CA, US, Designer / Owner

www.lcastledesign.com

Freelance architectural and interior design in Los Angeles, the Caribbean, California, and US.

Works with Los Angeles and Virgin Islands based architecture firms to assist all design, documentation, project management, permitting and presentation needs
Develops concept designs for residential, retail and mixed use projects Creates and oversees 3D models of architectural designs
Documents projects in concept, schematic, design development and CD sets Works with the city as needed for construction document sets and permitting

Jan 2017 - current
 

Lesley Castle, Los Angeles, CA, US, Freelance Photographer

www.lesleycastle.com
For other works please contact me.
Portfolio: www.lesleycastle.com

Photographer for fashion, wedding, and architectural photography
Responsible for sales, photoshoots, editing, and customer service
Experience with managing production and delivery of creative assets
Highly skilled in Lightroom and Photoshop software
Responsible for uploading and resizing digital files to FTP sites and galleries Directs shoots, manages marketing and performs administrative duties
Photographs and coordinates styled shoots

Jan 2009 - current
 

Gensler, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architectural Designer

Assists Design Director and team on all phases of design and administration
Develops concept design for master planning, retail and mixed use projects
Creates and oversees 3D models of architectural designs
Documents projects in concept, schematic, design development and CD sets
Designs layout and content for concept packages and presentations
Selects and coordinates materials, lighting, fabric, furniture, and fixtures
Assists Project Architect with coordination of consultants
Attends client/consultant meetings, site visits; presents projects to clients
Managed 1 million dollar budget of furniture selection on retail project
Primary projects: Koramangala Tech Campus (India), The Shops at South Town (Utah), Eastridge Mall (CA), Broadway Mall (NY)

Feb 2014 - Jan 2017
 

Poirier Design, Los Angeles, CA, Junior Architect

Assisted Principal Architect on all phases of design and development
Drew construction document set for ground-up single family house
Attended client / consultant meetings, site visits
Primary project: contemporary 2,800 sq. ft. house in Venice, new construction

Nov 2013 - Jan 2014
 

MHA (Michael Hong Architects), Culver City, CA, US, Design Intern

Assisted Principal Architect and design team with design development documents
Assembled color/material presentation boards for business trips and meetings
Projects included: Baha Mar Resort and Casino, Nassau, Bahamas; Wynn Cotai Resort and Casino, Cotai, China

Aug 2012 - Dec 2012
 

ZELLNER and Company, Los Angeles, CA, US, Design Intern

Jul 2011 - Sep 2011
 

Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, Video Researcher and Preparation / Librarian

May 2011 - Aug 2011
 

Education 

Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, Masters, M. Arch 1

Jul 2011 - Sep 2013
 

Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA, US, foundation studies

May 2007 - Aug 2007
 

University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas US Virgin Islands, Bachelors, Business Administration

Jan 2003 - Dec 2006
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills