Olesya Tsurikov

Olesya Tsurikov

San Francisco, CA, US



As a graduate of Cal Poly I am strongly committed to Sustainable Design and holistic thinking. I am enthusiastic about urban design and hospitality design because it affords exploration of experiential qualities and human behavior on a large scale.



Mark Horton / Architecture, Architectural Intern

Assembled press release packages of Temple Sinai in Oakland, attended a meeting at the construction site of a luxury private residence, researched specifications of finishes for a Hard Rock cafe remodel

Mar 2011 - Apr 2011

LDP Architecture, Architectural Intern

Drafted SketchUp models for Lincoln High School renovation project and Ogden Condominiums, worked on a design for a gate, altered red-lined construction drawings

Dec 2009 - Jan 2010

Gensler, Architectural Intern

Prepared finish presentation boards, attended client meetings and meetings with product reps, did space planning for office suites, altered red-lined construction drawings, participated in a Revit training workshop

Oct 2009 - Dec 2009

HKS, Inc, Architectural Intern

As part of a team drafted and assembled two sets of schematic plans and presentation boards for Miyakojima Hotel, Japan and Capella Resort, Mexico, created new graphics for materials library, went on site inspections, received basic Revit training

Jun 2008 - Sep 2008

Studio Benavente Architects, Architectural Intern

Worked with firm owner on construction drawings, space planning, area calculations, attended client meetings, site visits, prepared a set of project specifications for GSA, assembled finish presentation boards

May 2006 - Nov 2007

City of Concord Public Works Department, Public Works Intern

Managed a traffic hazard elimination survey project, designed new paving and seating at Concord City Hall plaza, attended site inspections, worked on sidewalk and park improvements, did AutoCAD drafting and hand drafting

Jun 2004 - May 2006


California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, BArch, Architecture

BArch, Architecture

Minor in Environmental Studies
Minor in Sustainable Environments

Activities and Societies:

Integrated Project Delivery Studio Spring 2010
Worked in collaboration with students from Engineering, Construction Management and Landscape Architecture disciplines on a USGBC Natural Talent Design Competition for affordable housing in New Orleans

San Francisco Urban Design Internship Program Fall 2009
Designed a luxury housing development project on Mt. Sutra overlooking Golden Gate Park, participated in an internship with Gensler’s San Francisco office.

ReConnection Thesis Project 2010-2011
Study of walkability and quality of urban environment and design of a mixed-use affordable housing project on Telegraph Hill in San Francisco.

Sep 2007 - Jun 2011


Dean’s Honor List 2008-2011, 1st Place

Cal Poly's honor roll for Academic Achievement among CAED (Architecture Department) students


President’s Honor List 2009-2010, Other

Cal Poly's honor roll for Academic Achievement among all University students


Best of Show Third Year Review, 1st Place

This annual event has been successful in allowing third year students to obtain a holistic view about the work that is happening across the entire third year in a formal jury setting with outside reviewers. It provides the opportunity for students to articulate their ideas, respond to criticism, and develop leadership qualities during the oral and visual presentation of their work.


Odo Scholarship Competition Nominee 2009, Nomination

This award was established in memory of architecture alumnus Bob Odo by the architecture and planning firm of McLarand, Vasquez, and Partners. This award is available to a third- or fourth-year architecture student who shows outstanding ability in architecture design and overall academic performance.


Areas of Specialization