Brandon Kemp

Brandon Kemp

Cerritos, CA, US



As an architectural designer, I have gained experience working on projects in the schematic design, design development, permit documentation, and construction documentation phase. Working in the hospitality and healthcare sectors of the industry, I can bring a technical rigor to future projects primarily in Revit. I have helped to create worthwhile architectural projects in which I completed some management tasks. I would like to take the next step in my career and gain a significant amount of experience at an architectural firm. I also want to increase my software knowledge at a firm, which would help me remain relevant in the field. I would want to be an employee that adds something positive to the firm culture. If you would to see sample architectural projects I worked on in the past, please email me, and I will send you a pdf that can meet requested data limits.


Contract Positions, California, US, Architectural Designer

• KFA Architects - May - September; AC Martin - October December 2022
• Created drawings and model for Senior Housing facility interior and exterior renovations
• Worked on two small teams to develop drawings for commercial and multifamily projects
• Interacted with client via email submissions, Owner Architect Contractor calls, and presentations
• Worked on 640-unit new construction multifamily project in drafting support capacity
• Picked up redlines of parking garage, stairwell drawings
• Implemented redlines of small to medium size multifamily projects

May 2022 - Dec 2022

Various Companies, California, US, Technical / Architectural Designer

• Separated from four positions (Gensler, Perkins Eastman, Chelsea Design Group, PJHM Architect) and laid off due to COVID-19 on April 7, 2020 (Rosendin Electric)
• Developed Revit building models and interior renderings for design presentation drawings
• Rationalized floor plan sketches from Principal for new and renovated K-6 school buildings
• Commercial tenant improvement experience for film production office suites
• Assisted in the development and completion of fabrication and construction field drawings
• Modeled, dimensioned, and tagged conduit and electrical equipment for new build projects
• Rationalized numbering design, sketches, and consultant revision for a five-story interior project
• Made area plan and site diagrams for two feasibility studies under supervision
• Worked on part of vertical circulation of mixed-use development in D.C. under supervision
• Achieved permit approval for two projects with supervision
• Completed six Enscape project rendering boards for bank customers during construction
• Helped in client Revit template for use in multiple locations with team

Jul 2018 - Aug 2021

Huitt-Zollars, Inc., 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, Contract Production Designer

• Completed design and permit drawings sets with one team member and registered architect
• Developed initial drawings sets, redline corrections for three commercial projects in Revit with specialists, and two senior employees
• Completed drawings for client presentation
• Created two initial Revit models for tenant improvements

Sep 2016 - Apr 2017

Various Contract Positions, Various Locations in California, Contract Job Captain

• Flemming Alliance Architecture - June 2015 – February 2016; Stantec - April – June 2016
• 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

Jun 2015 - Jun 2016

Stevenson Systems, Laguna Hills, CA US, Measurement Specialist

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

Jul 2014 - Dec 2014


Woodbury University, Burbank, 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


Maxine Frankel Travel Scholarship, Scholarship


Martin Roche Travel Award, Scholarship


Areas of Specialization