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Jason An

Jason An

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

About 

M.Arch degree + 3 years of experience + logical and critical thinking skills + creativity driven by sensitivity to our environment

Elsewhere:

Employment 

HMC Architects, Los Angeles, CA, US, Designer

Jul 2017 - current
 

West Edge Architects, Marina del Rey, CA, Designer

Organized drawing set for the United Food and Commercial Workers’ headquarters in Huntington Park, a reuse project that shifted an industrially-zoned warehouse into a commercially-zoned office and community space. Tasks included mechanical, structural, glazing, and lighting layout coordination, new mechanical tower design, door and window details and schedule, details for cabinetry, light fixture bracing, site work, signage, and accessibility, and 3D modeling and rendering.

Guided master-planning, programming, and needs assessment measures with team members for the West Los Angeles College campus. Effort involved ADA accessibility overhaul of the entire campus, user group interviews, cost estimates, reprogramming of six buildings, excavation and regrading of various outdoor student activity centers, and designs for two new buildings that were integrated with the reprogrammed campus scheme.

Assembled comprehensive design package, from schematic design to construction documents, for a Playa del Rey single-family residence. Tasks included massing iterations, sun studies, structural coordination, HVAC layouts, fixture, equipment, and material research, Coastal Commission and Plan Check submissions and corrections, casework and finish details, site drainage strategies, and waterproofing and rainscreen system solutions.

Established entitlement packages for three Latigo Shores, Malibu high-end residences. On top of design schemes, packages consisted of site and grade analysis, soil cut and fill calculations, zoning and code compliance research, collaboration with LAFD on fire access, dialogue with civil engineer on grading strategies, and dialogue with landscape architect on indigenous plant integration.

Spearheaded master-planning and schematic design phase on two multi-family residential projects, one 4.5 acre, 250 unit high-density project in Azusa and one 8 acre, 350 unit mixed-use development in Simi Valley, which included presentations to city review boards for approval.

Additional Project List
Fairmont Hotel, UCLA Neuroscience Building Retrofit, Los Angeles Jewish Home, Westchester YMCA, Teledyne Technologies, Disney Interactive, Hollywood Vaults Solar Canopy, Alverstone Playground

Oct 2014 - current
 

RC Design Federation, Los Angeles, CA, Architecture Intern

Composed drawing sets for residential renovation projects that included site plans, demo plans, floor plans, new construction overlays, RCPs, exterior and interior elevations, details, and window schedules.

Jul 2013 - Sep 2013
 

Warren Techentin Architecture (WTARCH), Los Angeles, CA, Architecture Intern

Collaborated with design team on concepts for a campus planning competition. Produced final sections, plans, and renderings that were used for the final competition presentation.

Jul 2012 - Aug 2012
 

Lehrer Architects, Los Angeles, CA, Architecture Intern

Assisted project architect in responding to RFIs for a civic project. Tasks included clarifying plans, elevations, and details based on information received from contractor.

May 2012 - Aug 2012
 

Education 

California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, US, MArch, Department of Architecture

Master of Architecture

Professional degree with a focus on innovation and experimentation in architectural design. Specialized in advanced digital technologies and its translation into physical material systems.

Jul 2011 - May 2014
 

University of California, Santa Barbara, Goleta, CA, Bachelors, College of Letters and Science

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Ethics, and Public Policy; Minor in History

Degree designed for students interested in moral and legal problems confronting the community. Pursued courses in modern logic, argument building, critical thinking, and theory of aesthetics.

Sep 2004 - Jun 2008
 

Awards 

Thesis Prize, CCA, Honorable Mention

2014
 

Jury Prize, CCA, Honorable Mention

2014
 
2014
 

Jury Prize, CCA, Nomination

2013
 

Jury Prize, CCA, Nomination

2011
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills