Vajra Hodges

Vajra Hodges

Los Angeles, CA, US



My work is informed by collaboration and critical thinking. I have significant experience in a range of market sectors, with a focus on project management.

Other skills include a demonstrated capability to deliver projects on time, on budget while developing, managing and nurturing client relationships.  



Westfield, Los Angeles, CA, US, Project Manager

Westfield’s strategy is to develop and own superior retail destinations in major cities by integrating food, fashion, leisure and entertainment and by using technology to better connect retailers with consumers. I work in the design group at Westfield that transforms traditional shopping centers into experiential destination properties.

As a Project Manager I work with both internal and external consulting, design and technical teams. I collaborate well with stakeholders, senior leaders, consultants, and peers throughout the project life-cycle. My aim is ensure projects are completed on-time and within budget with a strong commitment to quality of design.

Jan 2017 - current

Gensler, Los Angeles, CA, US, Design Manager

Gensler designs for people. They leverage their global perspective and local presence to innovate at every scale. They’re not just designers. They’re tinkerers, craftspeople, visionaries, innovators and thought leaders.

As a Design Manager in the Landlord Services Studio at Gensler my aim was to build and maintain direct relationships with clients to deliver projects from concept through build-out-- often under exceptionally tight deadlines and budgets.

Jun 2016 - Dec 2016

Jamison Properties, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architectural Project Manager

Collaborated with architects, owners, designers, contractors, building managers and product vendors on commercial development projects.

Aug 2015 - Jun 2016

The Soham Group, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architectural Consultant

Evaluated and rehabilitated properties for various commercial and residential clients to increase livability and market value.

Oct 2013 - Jul 2015

Genuine Rockprov Productions, Los Angeles, CA, US, Executive Producer

Managed project operations and investor relations for a growing production company while coordinating the development, pre-production, and production of new projects. Projects varied in size from comedic shorts to music videos, as well as the award winning feature ALL HALE. Negotiated the company’s representation at the American Film Market, Cannes’ Marche du Film, and the Berlin Film Festival.

Jul 2012 - Oct 2013

Perkins+Will, Los Angeles, CA, US, Job Captain

Lead my team on a number of high profile design projects where I learned to collaborate with and manage project architects, designers, contractors, product vendors, engineers and other consultants to ensure proper execution of projects’ sustainability goals, technical performance and excellence in design on a variety of higher education, corporate/commercial and K-12 projects.

Nov 2006 - Jul 2012

Gangi Development, Burbank, CA, US, Architectural Intern

Managed competition entries, prepared proposals and produced design development packages.

May 2004 - Aug 2005


University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2001 - May 2006

Sacramento Waldorf School, Sacramento, California, High School, Waldorf

Sep 1997 - Jun 2001


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