Jocelyn Lara

Jocelyn Lara

Los Angeles, CA, US

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Accomplished architectural designer with a Professional Bachelor of Architecture degree and extensive experience in the field. Expert in drafting and design across all phases of construction, with a strong track record of coordinating multidisciplinary teams. Proficient in construction administration and actively pursuing licensure in California. Known for delivering innovative solutions and exceptional project outcomes. Seeking to leverage my skills and experience to contribute to the success of a forward-thinking architectural firm.


DxU Architects, Marina del Rey, CA, US, Architectural Designer

- Manage multiple commercial design projects for national franchises
- Coordination with Franchise/Franchisee to develop projects from schematic through completion
- Conduct site surveys and project investigation
- Coordination with multidisciplinary engineers
- Develop Permit and Construction set and tend to RFIs and submittals
- Lead weekly construction status calls and construction administrative tasks

Jan 2023 - Mar 2024

Block Renovation, Los Angeles, CA, US, Freelance Architectural Designer

- Manage multiple renovation design projects at a time
- Conduct Kickoff calls and design sessions with client via Zoom
- Create 3D visualization Design optionsCreate Kitchen and Bathroom Build Manuals in Revit for Contractors
- Provide a priced design scope for proposals
- Source materials and work with procurement team to order materials to be scheduled for delivery on day of Demolition

Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

EFRA Partners, Los Angeles, CA, US, Lead Architectural Design Consultant

- Manage a small team of 2 for residential and commercial projects
- Lead meetings with client, Architect and contractor
- Coordinate with engineers to assemble complete construction sets
- Submit to the city and work with planner to obtain permits and city approvals
- Create construction details and RFIs
- Conduct site surveys and zoning/code research
- Propose vision boards with materials for 1v1 meetings for interior with Residential clients

Jan 2021 - Feb 2022

Gary Wang & Associates, Monterey Park, CA, US, Architectural Drafter

- Create Architectural sets for Ground ups, tenant improvement and remodels for Panda Express, Starbucks and Dominos
- Coordinate with clients (Panda Express), landlords, and engineers throughout all phases and provide RFIs upon request
- Assemble Panda Express complete construction sets
- Create restaurant layout test fits, research materials and create Sketchup models for early design iterations
- Submit all applications and documents for permit process

Oct 2018 - Mar 2021


Woodbury University, Burbank, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

I participated in Summer 2017 Study abroad to Paris, France.

Aug 2014 - Jul 2018

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