Alayna Davidson

Alayna Davidson

Los Angeles, CA, US

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Alayna Davidson currently resides in Los Angeles working as a freelance designer and photographer.

She is a graduate of SCI-Arc’s MArch II program, graduating with distinction and receiving a thesis merit prize. Her thesis titled “DOPE SH*T” was on display at the architecture and design museum (A+D museum) and the SCI-Arc gallery.

In the past she received her undergraduate degree from Ball State University where her work has been shown at the SIGraDi conference in Brazil and received numerous awards in several competitions. Here she focused her time in architectural research, including topological optimization in densified urban locations with Peter Macapia. Most recently, her research on latent opportunities within an additive manufacturing process, done with James Kerestes and Ben Slightom, has been recognized at the 2018 DCA conference in Ithaca, published in the International Journal of Rapid Manufacturing as well as recognized and published at the TxA Emerging Design + Technology Conference in Fort Worth, TX.

Her professional history includes a wide variety of jobs and positions centered around contemporary culture and spans many disciplines, from branding and marketing for the entertainment industry to high end architectural and interior design for a major fashion label. She recently held a project manager position at Florenica Pita and Co. leading the design of a 5th avenue retail store, while also instructing classes and camps at the Southern California Institute of Architecture

Her interests within the architectural discipline include mixing pop-culture references within social media and fabrication techniques used today, melding the digital and physical into an entirely new architectural experience.



alayna, Los Angeles, CA, US, freelance architectural designer for Gehry Partners

Was contracted for As Built Drawings and Design Work for a client of Gehry.

Jul 2020 - current

Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, SCI-Arc Design Immersion Days Instructor

Jun 2020 - Jul 2020

Florencia Pita & Co., Los Angeles, CA, US, Project Manager / Lead Architectural Designer

Project Manager for 5th Ave. retail store in NYC.

Sep 2019 - Jul 2020

Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, SCI-Arc Assistant Instructor under Florencia Pita

Jan 2020 - May 2020

Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, POP-Arc Toronto Instructor

Oct 2019 - Oct 2019

Studio Kinch, Los Angeles, CA, US, Design Intern for Tallinn Competition

Dec 2018 - Feb 2019

HDA-X (formerly Xefirotarch), Los Angeles, CA, US, Architectural Design Intern

Apr 2018 - Aug 2018


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

Aug 2017 - Sep 2019

Ball State University, Muncie, IN, US, Bachelors, BA in Architecture

Aug 2013 - Apr 2017


Graduate Thesis Merit Award and Gallery Showing, Award

The best graduate thesis projects are awarded recognition and are put on display.


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