Maya White-Turre

Maya White-Turre

Los Angeles, CA, US



I am a licensed architect in California and have worked on over 15 built projects and interiors. I graduated from the Harvard Graduate School of Design in 2004 and also have a Bachelor of Arts in architecture from Harvard College magna cum laude. I served as Senior Architect at OMA on several projects and worked with Morphosis as well. I have a strong design aesthetic, work ethic, and technical knowledge as well as practical skills in REVIT and AutoCAD.


OMA (The Office for Metropolitan Architecture), Rotterdam, Holland, Senior Architect

• Construction management and design of two university office buildings that helped forged an identity for a new campus.
• Managed junior architects and interns. Estimates, official client correspondence, detailing, and direction of constructability concerns.
• Coordinated consultants including landscape architect, and acoustic, structural, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing engineers.
• Furniture, fixtures, and equipment selection, material and lighting selection, plant selection, custom furniture and lighting fixture design.
• Generated solar studies and illumination calculations and coordinated an acoustic assessment to inform aesthetic selection while balancing OMA’s conceptual design intent with construction realities.
• Revit modeling of VROM, a large Dutch government ministry building in the Hague. Assembled prototype model.

Jul 2012 - Oct 2014

Morphosis Architects, Paris, France site office, Project Designer

Contract position as Project Designer focused on façade detailing for a tower proposed to be the tallest in Paris. Details were drawn in Microstation and full size facade mock ups and fabrication of complex joints were completed. Parametric design and rapid prototyping were key components of both the design and construction documentation process. Details included a complex series of irregular conditions where multiple façade types joined. Balanced aesthetics, cost, insulation, and water infiltration concerns.

Oct 2011 - Jan 2012

Kilo Architecture, Paris, FR, Consultant

• Design and construction documentation for Baccarat’s 150 bed luxury hotel in Rabat, Morocco. Collaborated on façade design, curtain wall detailing, and overall construction documents.
• Construction documentation and renderings of a Hyatt hotel in Mogador, Morocco.
• Collaborated on design for a stadium competition and large scale master plan in Morocco. Developed space programming and independently designed all interior layouts of an associated museum, hotel, sports complex, medical center, office building, mall, conference center, and exhibition hall.

Apr 2011 - Sep 2011

The Art Institute of Los Angeles, Santa Monica, CA, US, Professor

• Managed a freelance design and rendering practice while serving as a professor at two universities. Professor at the Art Institute's Bachelor of Science Interior Design program and at the interior design program at FIDM .
• Contracted to create REVIT and 3Ds Max BIM models and renderings.
• Received extremely high student evaluation course ratings on over 9 courses including design studios, Intermediate AutoCAD, Drafting, Lighting Design, Thesis, Hand Perspective and Rendering, and Portfolio.
• Instructed students on the use of Revit and 3Ds max incorporating their use as integral components of design studios.
• Integrated state of the art technology into the curriculum focusing on sustainability and energy conservation.

Jun 2008 - Mar 2011

CO Architects, Los Angeles, CA, US, Designer

• Collaborated on the following projects: Award-Winning Palomar Medical Center and Arizona Cancer Treatment Center, Palomar Medical Center East master plan, UC Riverside Engineering Building, Claremont McKenna dormitories, Kaiser Sand Canyon hospital, JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratories) lab building, UCSD Learning Center, PMC Nursing Center, Experimental Sciences Building TTU.
• Lead designer on a Hydrogen Car workshop for BMW.
• Design and materials research with emphasis on sustainability considerations, energy consumption evaluation, lighting coordination, and custom lighting fixture design.
• Created renderings using 3D Studio Max and Mental Ray.
• REVIT and AutoCAD construction documents, detailing, construction administration, consultant management.

Jun 2005 - Jan 2008

Hinerfeld-Ward, Inc. (HWI), Los Angeles, CA, US, Project Manager

• Project manager of a 30 person team for a General Contractor. Managed construction of a Frank Gehry café, Eric Owen Moss office space, Lloyd Wright remodel, and a Griffen-Enright Malibu home. Sole responsibility for project schedules & budgets. Maintained client relationships and coordinated consultants.
• Materials Research, construction administration, CAD/construction documents, design, shop drawing review.
• Financial management,detailing, permit expediting and code review, estimating and value engineering.

Jun 2004 - Jun 2005

Eric Owen Moss Architects, Culver City, CA, US, Design Intern

• Worked with Moss to design a gallery exhibit of his work.
• Developed computer model, details, and drawings of existing gallery and the exhibit design.
• Construction documents, construction administration, and model making for various projects.

Jun 2000 - Aug 2000

The Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles, CA, US, 3D Visualization Intern

• Historic Preservation: developed and evaluated protective structure for a Getty Conservation Institute
archaeological site.
• Created sun studies and animations to determine the shelter’s effectiveness.
• Tested the applicability of graphic (CAD, GIS, and Graphic Design) software programs.
• Graphic Design: designed a portfolio for the Getty Conservation Institute.

Jun 1999 - Aug 1999

Martin Gelber FAIA and Associates, Santa Monica, CA, US, Design Intern

• Design, specifications, rendering, construction documents, concept research, and graphic design.
• Lead designer Oklahoma Memorial Bombing Competition.
• Administration: managed office project deadlines, budgets, and office finances.

May 1997 - Sep 1997


Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, US, MArch, Master of Architecture I

Sep 2000 - Mar 2004

HARVARD COLLEGE, Cambridge, MA, US, Bachelors, Architecture

-- B.A. in Architectural Studies magna cum laude
• Majored in architecture through the Special Concentrations Department which allows students to pursue majors that are not normally a field of study. Application to the depatment is highly selective. Coursework included 4 MIT and 4 Harvard Graduate School of Design courses as well as an independent studio and design thesis advised by Harvard Design School Faculty.
• American Institute of Architects National Scholarship.
• President/Founder, Architecture Club of Harvard.

Sep 1996 - Jun 2000


AIA Los Angeles Merit Award, Honorable Mention

Palomar Medical Center West (with CO Architects)


Modern Healthcare Award of Excellence, Award

Arizona Cancer Center (with CO Architects)


Modern Healthcare Citation Award, Award

Palomar Medical Center West (with CO Architects)


Healthcare Design Citation of Merit, Honorable Mention

Arizona Cancer Center (with CO Architects)