Geoffrey Olson

Geoffrey Olson

Playa Vista CA, US




West Edge Architects, Marina Del Rey, Junior Architect / Designer

Designed both commercial and residential projects. Commercial projects consisted of schools, offices and hotel food and services. Residential projects consisted of large single homes which dealt with beach and hillside zoning constraints. Developed construction drawings for consultant pricing, structural, MEP, client, and city approval. Designed development packages, schematic drawings and existing conditions drawings. Worked closely with clients, engineers, and subcontractors regarding project coordination and deliverables. Created 3d models of both existing buildings and new proposed designs. Produced interior and exterior renderings for presentations to clients and city officials. Performed site surveys and field work for preparations of plans, structural and any other existing. Prepared written reports of projects, planned data, zoning and GIS descriptions. Analyzed planning related issues of proposed projects and prepared reports for office, consultants and clients. Took lead roles in collaborations with marketing firms to produce rendered, conceptual presentations for large clients with quick deadlines in a high-pressured work environment.

Feb 2015 - current

Poliform USA, West Hollywood, CA, US, Project Manager

Project designer for a well known, high end interior design specializing in cabenetry and furniture. Playing the key role in working with the client and/ or their collaborating designer, taking
the schematic vision into developed design by using our products through the methods of renderings and construction drawings. This includes building a relationship with the client, implementing applicable building codes and addressing mechanical constraints throughout the project.

Conduting site surveys, which includes site dimensions and documenting gas, waterline, and electrical locations. Taking on the respondsibility of being the direct point of contact between the general contractor, architect and installer, which requires communication on a daily basis. Responsible for producing electrical and mechanical drawings for the project and how they correlate with on-site constraints and the design.

Completing a project order by arranging project construction drawings and an itemized parts list, which inludes all necessary hardware and millwork needed to for the project. Checking and approving project confirmation orders generated from the factory in Italy.

Nov 2013 - Feb 2015

Modulo Cucine, West Hollywood, Designer & Project Manager

Designer: Meet with clients to discuss ideas and requirements for project designs. Perform site measurements including gas, electrical and waterline locations. Design and produce construction drawings of room layouts for cabinets and/or closets. Upon design approval, a parts list is created and priced. Then compile a client contract, which includes all legal agreements including delivery and installation. Once this is complete, the price list is sent to Italy for fabrication. During this process, I oversee order confirmation of all materials for complete installation and delivery specifications.

Project Manager: Overlook arrival and site transportation of shipment. Responsible for inventory count and verification of all millwork parts. Correlate with contractors of millwork assembly and installation per construction and design drawings. Keep consistent communication with construction superintendents and building owners with deadlines and measurement verifications per design, appliance specifications and building codes.

Reference: Upon request

Nov 2012 - Oct 2013

Freelance Drafter, Los Angeles, CA, US | Phoenix, AZ | Las Vegas, NV, Freelance Drafter

Created construction documents for a second story exterior residential addition.
Documents were redlined and approved by a structural engineer and city planning office. Glendale, Az.

Designed a tenant improvement floor plan for a large commercial building, which helped lease a high profile client. Construction documents were used to retrofit the interior space. Las Vegas, Nv.

Created As-Built drawings for restaurants for city planning department for liquor licensor. Los Angeles, Ca.

References upon request

May 2011 - Oct 2012


Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, US, BArch, B.S.D. Architectural Studies

Bachelor of Science Design - Architectural Studies
Minor in Urban Planning

Aug 2007 - May 2011


Creator’s Award Home & Garden Show | San Francisco, CA, 1st Place


Dean’s List Arizona State University | Tempe, AZ, Honorable Mention


Design Excellence Nominee | Camera Obscura Arizona State University | Tempe, AZ, Nomination


Dean’s List Arizona State University | Tempe, AZ, Honorable Mention


Dean’s List Arizona State University | Tempe, AZ, Honorable Mention


Areas of Specialization