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Nick Aho

Nick Aho

Los Angeles, CA, US

 
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About 

I have been involved in the industry since 2006. During these 14 years my passion for architecture has grown quite deep. All throughout my academic and professional careers I have been able to distinguished myself from my peers whether that be through unique and bold design ideas or the amount of rigor put behind my work. This consistent intensity alongside my constant exposure to 2d and 3d design tools, such as Revit and Rhino, has shaped me into a proficient, highly skilled, self reliant, and motivated individual. I am great under pressure, highly organized, and happy to tackle any tasks that come my way.

In my previous positions I was given full responsibility on a number of projects, juggling many of them simultaneously. I regularly communicated and coordinated directly with civil, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, structural and interior consultants, working back and forth with them to get projects submitted and permitted. I have become quite fluent in those tasks and understand the order of operations necessary to streamline projects. I have also acquired experience in CA visiting sites regularly to monitor construction quality, verify details, making sure all is in compliance with regulations and that contractors are meeting deadlines. I pride myself on my ability to clearly engage and communicate with individuals, as I feel it is a crucial part in collaboration and am able to bring forth that level of dialog when working with my peers, clients, consultants, and contractors.

Employment 

Freelance work, Los Angeles Ca, Architectural Designer/ consultant

I have taken on a number of tasks for clients as well as my own professional advancement ranging from outdoor bar design, to flipping a home. Took on the task of property acquisition to construction administration. Developed a deep understanding of the real estate market and planning issues that can hold back development timelines. Ran numerous pro-forma and feasibility studies for prospective clients for home flips as well as ground up single family construction.

Jul 2020 - current
 

Gensler, Los Angeles, CA, US, Designer

digital modeling, model building, digital drafting, rendering. Was part of the hospitality department working on a number of different projects. The main focus was on a prototype for a Saudi entertainment company SEVEN. Where i worked directly with the principle of the firm to create a master plan for an Expo that would be adapted to a number of different sites around Saudi Arabia. Also provided a support role in a cliff side hotel located in Bali, and the landscape design of the Brook field Hotel in Mumbai.

Jan 2020 - Jul 2020
 

Freelance work, Los Angeles CA, Designer, Consultant

I have taken on a number of tasks for clients as well as my own professional advancement ranging from outdoor bar design, to flipping a home. Took on the task of property acquisition to construction administration. Developed a deep understanding of the real estate market and planning issues that can hold back development timelines. Ran numerous pro-forma for prospective clients for home flips as well as ground up single family construction. Completed USC MRAD competition renderings in Enscape. Began licensing process

Feb 2019 - Jan 2020
 

Vanos Architects, Los Angeles, CA, US, Project Manager/ Designer

Digital modeling, consultant coordination, communicated directly with clients, submitted projects to LADBS many of which were permitted and are currently being built. Took on multiple projects at a time. All projects were under the guidance of firm principle yet I was completely responsible for them from conceptualization to CDs to permitting. Mas- tered Small Lot Subdivision project type. Coordinated and permitted 7 unit Apartment building with subterranean parking currently under construction. Provided drawing support on a number of mixed use buildings.

Feb 2015 - Feb 2019
 

Oyler Wu Collaborative, Los Angeles, CA, US, Junior Architect

digital modeling, model building, dig- ital drafting, construction, steel fabrication, dealt with clients and contractors, worked on a project from start to finish.

Apr 2011 - Sep 2011
 

Gary Paige Studio [GPS], Los Angeles, CA, US, Junior Architect

digital modeling, model building, digital drafting, construction, carpentry, graphic layout, rendering, competition entry (variegated mat-scape: placed 2nd in professional category of the dingbat 2.0 competition held by the Los Angeles forum for architecture and urban design).

Apr 2009 - Apr 2010
 

Topos Architects, Inc., Palo Alto, CA, US, Intern

digital modeling, digital drafting, construction management, graphic layout, rendering, sub contractor coordination, site survey, dealt with building department officials, consulted with clients, worked on St. Matthias renovation proposal, material library maintenance.

Jul 2006 - Oct 2008
 

Education 

M.Arch II in UCLA AUD /Greg Lynn's Suprastudio, Los Angeles, CA, US, MArch, Suprastudio

Jul 2014 - Jul 2015
 

Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, BArch, Undergrad

Aug 2008 - Aug 2013
 

Areas of Specialization