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Oscar W Abrahamsson

Oscar W Abrahamsson

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

About 

I am a designer born in Sweden and based in Los Angeles (U.S. Permanent Resident). I have a broad range of design experience and understanding of design, architecture and property development. Alongside two Master Degrees in Architecture I have provided almost 5 years of professional services in architecture with design projects across the world from Copenhagen to Los Angeles. I have experience in a full spectrum of architectural and interior design work and I am well-versed in the aesthetic diversity required for high design.

My knowledge includes familiarity with building materials and systems as well as design, permitting and code analysis and BIM-modeling. I have extensive experience with a range of design and management software including ArchiCad, Revit, Rhino, AutoCAD, Sketchup, VRay, Lumion, Maya, 3DS Max and Adobe Suite. 

Employment 

Relativity Architects, RA, Los Angeles, Project Architect

Worked as a Project Captain and later Project Architect with projects ranging from boutique hotels to production studios and tech campuses, residences to restaurants and master plans to commercial spaces. Project Management responsibilities for many smaller scale projects; including administration, interpersonal and client coordination duties. Larger projects involved design, permitting and code analysis as well as BIM-modeling responsibilities. Coordinated engineers and consultants through all construction stages, guaranteeing efficient delivery and meeting deadlines. The role was very flexible but with a strong focus on design and creativity.

Jan 2017 - current
 

Mystery Inc, Los Angeles/London, Collaborator

Collaborated as architect and interior designer on several branding and interior design hospitality projects, directly together with Senior Partner and owner. The focus was to design out-of-the-box spaces for hospitality and restaurants that were both market relevant and in line with the direction for the brand. Responsibility for conceptual ideas, plan layout, detailed interior design, securing necessary permits and creating full interior detailing and drawing sets for construction, including finish schedules and FF&E schedules. Procurement, including sourcing and specifying FF&E and chasing suppliers for costs and lead lead times. Construction Administration and supervision as well as supervision of the installation of all FF&E, decorations and staging - creating environments designed to the smallest details.

Mar 2017 - Dec 2018
 

BIG | Bjarke Ingels Group, Los Angeles, Intern/Junior Architect

Worked as an Architectural Intern and later Junior Architect in the BIG’s internationally renowned Schematic Design department. Worked closely together with Partners and Project Managers as an important member of the design teams for several large-scale prominent international architecture competitions and developments. Won 1st Prize for the competitions of the Cité de Corps Humain in Montpellier, France and Västerås Travel Center in Västerås, Sweden, as well as 2nd prize for the proposal for Axel Springer Media Headquarters in Berlin, Germany.

May 2013 - Aug 2014
 

AG arkitekter AB, Stockholm/Norrköping, Intern

Jun 2010 - Aug 2010
 

Education 

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

Jul 2014 - Sep 2016
 

Lund University, Lund, Sweden, MArch, M. Arch

Sep 2014 - Jun 2016
 

Lund University, Lund, Sweden, BArch, B. Arch

Sep 2009 - Jun 2013
 

Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB), Cerdanyola del Vallès, Architecture/Management

Jan 2012 - Jul 2012
 

Awards 

Alpha Rho Chi Medal, Award

Award for design excellence and professional leadership, SCI Arc/National Professional Fraternity for Architecture and the Allied Arts

2016
 

SCI Arc Service Award, Award

For outstanding contributions to the school, SCI-Arc

2016
 

MCHAP Student Award, Award

SCI-Arc Nominee for best Student Project, MCHAP Organization

2016
 

SCI Arc Merit Graduate Thesis, Award

Award for outstanding Thesis Project, SCI-Arc

2016
 

SCI Arc Scholarship, Scholarship

Full Admissions Scholarship & Continuing Merit Scholarships

2014
 
2014
 

Sara Birnbaum Prize, Award

Award for Academic Excellence, Lund University

2014
 

Honorary Medal of the Architecture and Industrial Design Guild, Award

Award for outstanding constributions to the school, Lund University

2014
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills