Liene Cikanoviča

Liene Cikanoviča

San Francisco, CA, US



I am an entry level architect, LEED Green Associate, with an international Masters Degree in Architecture. I have an interest in socially and environmentally responsible design. I believe that design can be effective means for increasing well-being of community

Worked with small scale private and public sector conceptual and technical design projects involving landscape, small residential, religious, and industrial projects. Developed and coordinated renovation and adaptive reuse of existing building project for a municipality. Developed conceptual documentation, like visual presentations and renderings, as well as technical construction documentation and specifications for landscaping and architecture design projects. 



Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, US, Construction Leadership Intern

Instructed and managed volunteers of various skill levels in a variety of tasks involved in new residential home construction. During the internship received training in volunteer management and developed necessary skills regarding wood-framed construction.

Jan 2015 - Jun 2015

Architecture For Humanity, San Francisco, CA, US, Graphic Designer Internship

Provided graphical and administration support for the Programs and Communications. Developed marketing materials (studio and project brochures, materials for presentations, infographics). Updated and edited organisation's web page. Did research for disaster-related and other topics. Provided administrative support by entering data in SalesForce.

Jan 2014 - Jun 2014

AAC birojs, Jekabpils, LV, Architect Assistant / Technician

Created various design proposals and drafts for municipalities and individual clients, like retail, small residential, religious building and landscaping design; as a result some of the projects were led to detailed technical design and construction. Designed, developed and coordinated a renovation project of a municipality office building, which objective was multifunctional adaptive reuse of existing building. Assisted an architect in surveying, photo fixation and research to develop other architectural projects. Developed drawings, documentation and visualizations for territorial planning and public hearings. Developed site plans of several projects and prepared information regarding design, specifications, materials and equipment.

May 2007 - Oct 2013

ABSCIS ARCHITECTEN BVBA, Gent, BE, Architecture Intern

Developed graphical presentations, images and drawings for architectural competitions and meetings. worked with interiour design team and developed technical drawings and design proposals based on information provided by architect and interiour designer

Aug 2012 - Oct 2012

BRD Projekts, Riga, LV, Assistant Engineer of Civil Engineering

Created visual presentation materials and assisted in preparation of documentation regarding public hearings for a bypath design. Developed CAD drawings and performed construction material and equipment calculations for road technical design.

Oct 2004 - Apr 2007


LUCA School of Arts, Gent, BE, MArch, International Advanced Architectural Design

Oct 2011 - Jun 2013

Riga Technical University (RTU), Riga, LV, Professional Architect Studies

Feb 2011 - Jun 2011

Riga Technical University (RTU), Riga, LV, BArch, Bachelor of Engineering Science in Architecture, Architecture and Urban Planning, Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning

Sep 2007 - Jan 2011

Lund University, Lund, SE, BArch, The Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Urban Planning, Exchange Program

Exchange studies with ERASMUS scholarship in my 3rd year of bachelor.

Sep 2009 - Jun 2010

Riga Technical University (RTU), Riga, LV, BArch, Transportation Engineering, Civil Engineering, Transport Structures, Road design

Faculty of Civil Engineering, Institute of Transport Structures. Obtained Engineering Qualification and Professional Bachelor in Transportation Engineering, Civil Engineering, Transport Structures, Road design

Sep 2003 - Jan 2008

St. Franciska Art School, Riga, LV, Drawing

Developed hand drawing skills in studio of graphical artist Laila Boustova

Jan 2005 - Jun 2007

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