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Brandon Kemp

Brandon Kemp

Cerritos, CA, US

 
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About 


 As an architectural designer, I have gained experience in the architecture industry, design, development, and documentation. Working in commercial and healthcare sectors, I have worked on projects from schematic design to the end of the bidding and negotiation phase. Working with some supervision and management responsibilities, I have helped to create exciting architectural projects. Please send email request for additional samples of my work.

Employment 

Perkins Eastman, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architectural Designer

•Rationalized room numbering design and sketches for five story Behavioral Health Center
•Aided in execution some of consultant design revision in Revit with team members
•Modeled café department’s updated design from medical planner’s sketch for 50% deliverable
•Successfully created diagrams for Scoping Document Package under senior employee
•Made area plan and site diagrams for two feasibility studies under senior employee
•Created as-built Revit model for feasibility study of interior hospital department from CAD file
•Worked on part of vertical circulation of mixed-use development in D.C. under supervision
•Developed a version of diagrams LA Metro subway line extension project
•Created urban site drawing using to make three-dimensional model in Rhino

Jan 2019 - May 2019
 

Gensler, Newport Beach, CA, Technical Designer

•Worked towards completion on Bank of America projects under mangers
•Achieved permit approval for two projects with project manager
•Completed six project rendering boards for client using Enscape, InDesign, and Photoshop
•Finished design details for projects from sketches with Project Manager approval
•Helped in successful client Revit template for use in multiple locations with five co-workers
•Attended Construction kick off meeting with senior designer
•Attended punch walk with project manager conducting punch walk

Jun 2018 - Nov 2018
 

Huitt-Zollars, Los Angeles, CA, US, Job Captain

•Completed drawings sets with project manager, registered architect, and other team members
•Produced complete schematic and design development drawings for healthcare provider
•Attained well received design decisions for four pharmacy renovation projects as team member
•Aided in coordination seven projects with structural, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, security, and signage consultants for partially through Construction documentation phase
•Worked on BIM models exclusively in Revit with linked AutoCAD files
•Successfully worked on modified details for four interior renovations under project manager

May 2017 - May 2018
 

NxT Design Studio, Los Angeles, CA, US, Production Designer

•Completed design and permit drawings sets with one team member and registered architect
•Finished initial drawings sets, red line corrections for three commercial projects in Revit
•Completed drawings for client presentation
•Created two initial Revit models for tenant improvements

Sep 2016 - Apr 2017
 

Stantec, Irvine, CA, US, Project Lead

•Assisted in completion of Construction Bulletin drawings for Mercedes-Benz dealership
•Completed material sample boards for shopping center complex
•Developed Planning Department, Permit and Construction drawing packages
•Created Photoshop elevations, 3D renderings and animations base for interim client approval

Apr 2016 - Jun 2016
 

BK Architectural Services, Cerritos, CA US, Architectural Design Consultant

•Managed design consultant business
•Completed interior residential elevation drawings for kitchen remodel
•Attained planning and building department approval for permit drawing package
•Resolved code compliance issues with state and local building codes

Jul 2015 - Jun 2016
 

Fleming Alliance Architecture, Dana Point, CA US, Junior Job Captain

•Confirmed code compliance issues with Plan checkers under direction of Principal
•Submitted permit sets to City planning and building departments
•Attended on site construction meetings with Principal
•Developed permit drawings for single family residence

May 2015 - Jun 2015
 

Stevenson Systems, Laguna Niguel, CA, US, Measurement Specialist

•Conducted building surveys and building area measurement drawings for commercial office and industrial buildings
•Completed building square footage polyline measurements under supervision of manager

Jul 2014 - Dec 2014
 

Woodbury University, Burbank, CA, US, Digital Fabrication Technician

Laser cutter and three dimensional printer operation and maintenance

Aug 2012 - Apr 2014
 

Woodbury University, Burbank, CA, Teaching Assistant

Take attendance, grade papers, familiarize and troubleshoot software with students

Aug 2013 - Dec 2013
 

Swift Lee Office, Los Angeles, CA, US, Entry Level Designer

Start, change, and finish schematic presentation drawings; Assist in assembling detail drawings and construction documents; Three dimensional material mapping and rendering; Developed parametric paneling system

Feb 2013 - Apr 2013
 

Woodbury University, Burbank, CA, US, Research Assistant

Photograph Department lectures; Install seasonal exhibitions; Film editing responsibilities

Aug 2011 - Dec 2012
 

Brockway Architecture, Burbank, CA, Installation Assembly Member

Analysis of and Augmentation of three dimensional models; Installation of gallery piece in testing area

Aug 2012 - Aug 2012
 

Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL, US, Library Assistant

Categorization of Recently Purchased Books; Front Desk responsibilities such as book, DVD, CD rentals

Aug 2009 - Apr 2010
 

KL Charles Architects Inc., Sante Fe Springs, Draftsman

Creation and completion of material samples, three dimensional models, construction documents, construction detail sheets, and and specification documents

Jun 2006 - Sep 2009
 

Education 

Woodbury University, Burbank, CAWor, US, MArch, Architecture

Using laser cutting and contemporary methods of physical representation along with contemporary design methodologies.
Developed an understanding of design drawings such as elevations, sections, and construction details
Gained a capability of creating and presenting schematic, and presentation design documents
Worked in a team of fellow students to design and build camping kitchen pavilion for a therapeutic horse ranch

Aug 2012 - May 2014
 

Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Chicago, IL, US, BArch, Architecture

◦ BA in Architecture, July, 2011
◦ Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL
-Martin Roche Travel Scholarship Paris, France (January – May 2010)
Developed pedestrian maps
Dissected building structures
-Gensler Architects Inc. Scholarship Nominee (December 2010)
-Inter-professional Research Group Projects
Developed GPS feedback system (December 2010)
Developed low cost Greenhouse structure

Aug 2006 - May 2011
 

Awards 

Maxine Frankel Travel Scholarship, Scholarship

2013
 

Martin Roche Travel Award, Scholarship

2010
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills