Cody Campbell

Cody Campbell

Venice, CA, US



My interests lie in challenging conventional thinking of architectural form, space, and materials, with the conviction that through continuous exploration architects can discover new and exciting relationships with our surroundings, and with the goal of inspiring those who interact with their built environment.  By longing for the unforeseen, architects can inevitably create the most natural and inspiring environments for the prosperity and well-being of others.

Favorite quote
"If I knew where I was going, I wouldn't go there."
-- Frank Gehry 

I received a Masters (Professional) degree from The Department of Architecture and Urban Design at UCLA (2012), as well as a Bachelor of Science degree from the Knowlton School of Architecture at The Ohio State University (2008).  Over the course of my education and professional career I have acquired a resourceful set of architectural design skills which include 3D modeling, 3D rendering, digital fabrication, 2D architectural drafting, 2D presentation, model making, graphic design, construction documentation, construction administration, and project management. I have been fortunate enough to work for five highly respected architecture firms -- Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill Architecture in Chicago, Illinois, Belzberg Architects in Santa Monica, California, Gensler in Los Angeles, California, Yazdani Studio in Los Angeles, California, and I am currently employed at Gehry Partners LLP in Los Angeles, California.  



Gehry Partners, LLP, Los Angeles, CA, US, Associate

Aug 2013 - current

Yazdani Studio of Cannon Design, Century City, CA, US, Architectural Designer

+Collaborating in small teams on projects in many phases, from conceptual through schematic.
+Responsibilities include designing, precedent research, 3d modelling, 2d drawing, physical modelling, 3d printing, and presentation.

Jan 2013 - Aug 2013

Gensler, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architectural Designer

+Collaborated in teams on a 5 million sq. foot airport in Incheon, Korea, and a 1.5 million sq. foot airport terminal in Singapore, China.
+I was responsible for coordinating drawings, renderings, and 3d modelling throughout the conceptual phase, and up through design development.

INCHEON AIRPORT | 72-gate terminal extension that doubles the existing airport’s size. The airport’s expansion includes a second control tower, train station, parking facilities, and an integral hotel and conference center. I was part of a small team during the design development phase. Gensler acted as the collaborating design architect with the HMGY (Heerim-Mooyoung-Gensler-Yungdo) Consortium. Terminal 2 incorporates advanced technologies that set new performance benchmarks for the celebrated airport.

My role was to design an observation deck that overlooks the tarmac. Challenges included specific programmatic, circulation, and security separations, structural feasibility, as well as creating an exciting atmosphere for non-secure passengers in waiting.

CHANGI AIRPORT TERMINAL | Description coming soon....

Jul 2012 - Dec 2012

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA, US, Teaching Assistant

+Giving Tutorials on 2D representational techniques as well as 3D modelling and fabrication techniques using softwares such as Rhinoceros, Illustrator, Photoshop
+Assist students with design problems and technical issues

Mar 2012 - Jun 2012

Gensler, Santa Monica, CA, US, Intern Architect

+Collaborated in teams on an 18,000 seat NBA-size basketball arena in Shenyang, China. I also worked on a residential tower in Kioichio, Tokyo and a masterplan in Playa Vista, Los Angeles, all while reporting to project manager and registered architect Eric Stultz.
+Worked on various stages of design including pre-design, concept design, schematic design, design development, and feasibility studies

SHENBEI ARENA | A 40,000 sq m basketball arena located in Shenyang, China. The project is the first major project to be completed in a masterplan for one million people. My duties included preparing a shematic design package as well as a design development package for the arena. I also was responsible for developing a grasshopper script that would panelize the non-developable exterior skin of the arena with a typical panel.

The script as well as the further development of the skin was presented on behalf of GENSLER as part of a larger EXTREME BIM CONFERENCE held at USC in July of 2011.

KIOICHIO RESIDENTIAL TOWER | The project was a competition for a 30-story residential tower located in Kioichio, Tokyo, Japan. I was asked to develop a script that would allow for freedom to manipulate a surface (exterior skin) that would always be rationalized with a standard 1m x 2m glass panel. This was done by exploring techniques with multiple softwares which included Rhinoceros, Grasshopper, and Kangaroo Live Physics.

PLAYA VISTA MASTERPLAN | I assisted with some condeptual ideas and diagrams during the pre-design and conceptual design process

Jul 2011 - Sep 2011

Belzberg Architects, Santa Monica, CA, US, Intern Architect

+Worked closely with firm principal Hagy Belzberg on marketing packages for various award and magazine submittals.
--The work involved InDesign, Microsoft Word, Photoshop, and Illustrator to draw diagrams, organize images for submittal packages, and describe the projects.
+Worked on a small renovation for a residence in Los Angeles.
--Used Revit, Autocad, Illustrator to put together a set of drawings which included Demo plans as well as new construction
+Also helped with any other work that needed done in the office when asked{Skill Set}

Jul 2010 - Sep 2010

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, Chicago, IL, US, Designer/Entry Level Architect

+Collaborated in teams on large scale projects including the world’s next tallest building while reporting to project manager Dennis Rehill, a registered architect of 15 years
+Worked on various stages of design including pre-design, schematic design, and design development

CRYSTAL CENTER | a dramatic arts center prototype located in a harbor in the heart of Dubai. The project consisted of eleven crystal-like hotel and condo structures which cantilever up to 230 ft. above the water. I was responsible for pre-design, conceptual design, digitally modelling and test rendering the project as well as collaborating with animation and rendering companies in China and local model builders to produce the final proposal the the client.

SUPERPHASE | consisted of three residential complexes that lie at the foot of the world's next tallest building located in the heart of Dubai. The three structures combined to provide 542 different types of residential units that include studios, one, two, and three bedrooms. I was responsible for pre-designing, conceptual designing, digitally modelling and rendering the project as well as schematic design.

ONE DUBAI | One Dubai is a combination of three supertall towers each of which would be at least 600 meters tall, which are all joined at the base. The building would be the world’s tallest structure and would house a combination of 5 and 6 star hotels, office and retail space, and some of the world’s highest condominiums. I was responsible for doing a series of interior test renderings in order to visualize the interior layout and materials of the condominiums.

Jul 2008 - Dec 2008


University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA, US, Masters, M.Arch1 | Department of Architecture and Urban Design

Sep 2009 - Jun 2012

The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, US, Bachelors, Knowlton School of Architecture

Sep 2004 - Jun 2008



2009 | University of Los Angeles | Department of Architecture and Urban Planning


MERLE ROBERT MAFFIT ‘23 Award for Outstanding Student Performance 2006, Award

MERLE ROBERT MAFFIT ‘23 Award for Outstanding Student Performance
2006 | The Ohio State University | Knowlton School of Architecture


Areas of Specialization