Oren Harris

Oren Harris

San Francisco, CA, US



I'm an ambitious designer, a diligent worker,  and one with a vivacious apatite for learning. My design experience ranges from a small carport to working on an HOK design team on an aerospace city for his royal highness of Qatar and an eclectic mix of projects in between. I’ve worked on projects in all phases from conceptual to, to digging foundations and finish carpentry, but I can't wait to learn a lot more on everything on detailing and design and everything else in-between.


Play-Well TEKnologies, San Anselmo, CA, US, Lead Instructor

Play-Well is a company that teaches physics, engineering and design through the use of Legos®. My job includes teaching classes, designing curriculum, designing and constructing original models. It has also given me great opportunity to work on my communication skills.

Mar 2012 - current

Design Build / Self employed, Lagunitas, CA, US, Design Builder

Designed and constructed living room remodel; directed the carpenter as well as worked on the construction site and interacted with clients. Time was constrained to my summer break from Architecture school to design and complete construction.

Jun 2010 - Sep 2010

Cambridge CM Inc., Palo Alto, CA, US, Architectural Assistant

Worked on project for new UCSF research center and hospital. Built mock up model, processed RFIs and change orders, documented development and researched products.

Jun 2009 - Sep 2009

HOK, London, GB, Architectural Assistant

Developed a submittal for Qatar Aerospace City master plan competition while working with transportation and planning departments. Responsibilities included models, planning diagrams and vignettes, booklet format, CAD drawings and computer modeling.

Jun 2008 - Sep 2008

Brent Harris Engineering Construction, Lagunitas, CA, US, Foreman

Geotechnical construction company, started as laborer and was promoted to foreman. In charge of layout and direction of four workers. Constructed finished products from architectural and engineering drawings. Worked summers.

Jun 2003 - Sep 2007


California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Pomona, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

Completion of my degree gave me the experience of designing and presenting dozens of projects of varied scale, both group and individual.

Winter/Spring 2009 and 2010.

Central in the design, fabrication, and construction of two interactive architecture exhibits at Coachella Music Festival. Strict deadlines were maintained, requiring coordination between several teams for design, welding, sewing, and fitting pieces. My team and I used water jet cutting, cnc routers, laser cutting and vacuum forming to construct the finished products, which were displayed for a combined 160,000 people.

Sep 2005 - Jun 2011

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