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Emily Hazelwood LEED AP

Emily Hazelwood LEED AP

Los Angeles, CA, US

 
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About 

I am a passionate designer and leader with 13+ years of experience that has exceptional management and communication skills . Not only am I enthusiastic about architecture, but I have an eye for and love color, graphics, identity design and marketing. I have equally proportionate design sensibility and business ingenuity and I am always initiating positive changes in my working environments.

I have had the opportunity to work with a number of firms, developers and contractors throughout the years. With this diversified experience, I have been able to nurture and develop many skills. I began my career designing high-end residences and restaurants and then moved on to large scale civic projects, commercial developments, retail and most recently focusing on education. Having worked on large and small scale projects alike, I move comfortably through every step of the process from the first sketch of a design to stepping onto the construction site and I love every minute of it.

Most importantly, I always bring a positive attitude and I am constantly looking for ways to inject fun and playfulness into my work. Please check out my personal design blog to see what I get inspired by.

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Employment 

Architecture for Education, Inc., Pasadena, CA, US, Project Architect / Business Development

Role: Focused on design and management of educational projects / Directed multiple teams from initial concept through CA / Acted as primary client liaison / Managed budgets and schedules / Coordinated proposals + RFPs / Wrote specs / Oversaw multidisciplinary coordination / Lead DSA approvals and certifications / Supervised + mentored junior staff / Led winning EdSpaces classroom competition + installation / Social Media Task Force leader

Projects: Rubidoux High School encapsulation (15 bldgs) and modernization (4 bldgs) / Rubidoux HS Video Production studio / CSU Dominguez Hills Cain Library renovation / Rio del Sol STEAM Academy 12 classroom building / Alhambra USD Master Plan / (3) Lake Elsinore High School CTE projects / Terra Cotta Middle School Admin. redesign / Multiple La Canada High School modernizations including; MPR/Cafeteria, Band, Campus Wayfinding, Perimeter Fencing and Railing / Paradise Canyon Elementary School Lunch Shelter

Reference: Leah Lucchese / Operations Manager / 626.356.4080 / llucchese@architecture4e.com

Aug 2016 - May 2020
 

RMCA, Los Angeles, CA, US, Project Architect / Project Manager

Role: Directed multiple project teams from DD through CA on commercial and retail projects / Managed client relations / Oversaw multidisciplinary coordination / Obtained city agency approvals / Supervised + mentored junior staff

Projects: Commercial Development / Retail / Walgreens LEED Prototype / Multiple So Cal Walgreens / Whole Foods Markets / Civic Parks / Community Centers / Primrose Preschools

Initiatives: Spearheaded the re-organizational structuring of the project files and documents as well as setting standards and practices for file management. Created and implemented bulletin tracking for client revisions and delta tracking for all projects. All was done in an effort to make project management more efficient and have the whole office operation run smoother.

Reference: Chris Erwin / Office Manager / 213.483.0530 / cerwin@rmcaarchitects.com

Oct 2007 - Aug 2016
 

Laura Burkhalter Design Studio, Los Angeles, CA, US, Designer/ Project Manager/ Marketing

Role: Key figurehead in the re-branding of the firm, re-designing the logo, the font type and the website / Expanded the online presence of the firm, initiating a modern marketing strategy, by creating and managing a Facebook page, Twitter account and Tumblr visual blog / Supervised junior staff

Projects: High-end Residential / Retail / Brand Identity / Graphic Design / Marketing / Social Media

Reference: Laura Burkhalter AIA/ principal/ 323.841.2021/ burkhalter.laura@gmail.com

Jan 2011 - Apr 2012
 

I:E Architecture, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architectural Consultant

Role: Managed construction document production for design / build firm

Projects: High-end Residential / Lofts / Studios / Retail

Reference: Ivan Ramirez / Principal / 323.257.7000 / ivan@ie-architecture.com

Oct 2006 - Dec 2011
 

Meyer & Allen Associates, Los Angeles, CA, US, Jr. Project Manager/ Intermediate Designer

Role: Assisted in design + management of projects from initial design through construction administration / Code research / Renderings / Material selection

Projects: LAUSD Elementary + Middle school / Fire Station #64 / Costa Mesa Police Facility Addition + Remodel / Pasadena Humane Society Expansion / Various LA Animal Shelters

Reference: Cliff Allen AIA / Principal / 323.467.7151 / cliftonallen@meyer-allen.com

Jul 2005 - Aug 2007
 

GLYNNdesignbuild, Los Angeles, CA, US, Junior Designer

Role: Assisted in schematic design / Construction documents / Code research / Renderings / Material selection / Model making

Projects: High-end Residential / Commercial Renovations / Art studios / Graphic Design

Reference: Britt Glynn / principal / 310.821.0198 / britt@glynndesignbuild.com

Jan 2005 - Jul 2005
 

Education 

Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, BArch, Architectural Design

Jan 2000 - Dec 2004
 

Awards 

2D3D Fast Cheap & Out of Control Exhibit/ WUHO Gallery, Other

My piece 'Dream House' was chosen to be part of a comprehensive annual exhibition of progressive architectural drawings.

2010
 

LEED AP, Other

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional

2008
 

Ebell Scholarship, Scholarship

Scholarship awarded 2002/ 2003/ 2004

2004
 

SCI-Arc Scholarship, Scholarship

Full scholarship award based on merit.

2003
 

SCI-Arc Advance Placement, Other

Awarded advance placement after first semester.

2001
 

Eckenbol Scholarship, Other

Scholarship award based on merit.

2001
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills