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Jack Kay

Jack Kay

Berkeley, CA, US

 
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About 

I am pursuing a professional Masters of Architecture degree at UC Berkeley with the intention of attaining licensure and a career in architecture.  Currently, I am seeking employment which can further my development as a designer and introduce me to various professional roles and responsibilities.

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Employment 

PSS Design Cult, Los Angeles, CA, US, Shop Hand

Working with custom furniture and cabinet builders, I assist on a wide variety of high-end fabrication projects and retail build-outs. I am trained on many different building and finishing techniques using hand- and power tools including mitre saw, table saw, track saw, cement pouring, sanding, staining, and more.

Sep 2016 - current
 

Metalmorphosis, Los Angeles, CA, US, Metalworker Trainee

I trained with a high-end metal fabricator and sculptor. We worked on a variety of projects from architectural elements such as stairs to smaller art works. I was trained in MIG and TIG welding and proper set-ups for low-tolerance fabrication.

Apr 2016 - Sep 2016
 

Electroland, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architecture Intern

I worked with Cameron McNall of Electroland, an architecture and public art firm working out of West LA. I helped with the construction of his design for his private residence, a project featuring a complex hanging facade designed using Grasshopper. I was also sat in on meetings regarding the installation of a large scale public art project in DTLA.

Nov 2015 - Apr 2016
 

Education 

University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, US, MArch, Masters of Architecture

Aug 2017 - current
 

Los Angeles Institute of Architecture and Design (LAIAD), Los Angeles, CA, US, Graduate Preparation Program

CAD and hand-drawing instruction based projects coinciding with our work in the design studio.

Jun 2015 - current
 

Bates College, Lewiston, ME, US, Bachelors, English Literature

Although the courses varied, my focus centered upon issues of race, gender, and identity in the contemporary novel. Coinciding with my work as a United States History Minor, I wrote a capstone thesis with the English department on the fiction of Octavia Butler, race, gender, and the subversive abilities of pulp science fiction.

Aug 2011 - May 2015
 

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