Gevo Aelian

Gevo Aelian

Montebello, CA, US

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Gevo Aelian is an Architecture graduate with an passion for creating social change by using available resources, knowledge, and technical skills, to design spaces that lend themselves to a wide audience. To Gevo, architecture is an aesthetic experience which is created through ones interaction of sensory perception, and personal values; it is not a building, but rather, an experience that is generated. 





Gensler, Los Angeles , Designer

• Participating in all project phases, including conceptual designs,
presentations, schematic design, design development, construction
documents and production
• Collaborating with design team, clients, consultants, contractors, fabricators,
regulatory agencies and other vendors to meet overall project objectives
• Producing graphic presentations, 3D renderings, and construction drawings
• Utilizing hand rendering techniques to communicate design concepts

Jun 2017 - Feb 2019

Johnsonfain, Los Angeles, CA, US, Designer / Fabricator

• Contributor to all phases of the design process from conception to
construction implementation
• Collaborating with senior-level staff to draft construction documents, design
presentations, and other related paperwork
• Assisting in the coordination of project-related contractors and vendors
• Completing related administrative tasks such as researching new materials,
creating and managing project files, and maintaining drawing sets

Oct 2015 - May 2017

Architectural Custom Models (ACM), Los Angeles, Model Maker

• Restoring and refurbishing old, worn down models.
• Lasercutting various files for model building.
• Assisting the lead model maker for various projects including foam sculpting,
resin casting, machining, and airbrushing.

Feb 2014 - May 2015

Woodbury Woodshop, Burbank, CA, US, Fabrication Technician

• Supervising students with model making, woodworking and lathing.
• Supervising students with conventional woodworking tools, machining, and
metal working.

Aug 2013 - Jul 2014

Maxi Spina Architects, Los Angeles, CA, US, Design Intern

• Diagram and model building for various projects including the New Keelung
Harbor competition and Accra Tower, Ghana.
• Assisted in designing and creating renderings for various projects.

May 2013 - Aug 2013

CWArchitects, Pasadena, CA, US, Drafter - Designer

• Meeting and consulting with clients and city department visits.
• Constructed drawings and designs as well as 3D modeling.

Nov 2010 - Aug 2013


Woodbury University, Burbank, CA, US, BArch, architecture

Bachelors of Architecture

Jan 2011 - May 2015

Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA, US, architecture

Sep 2008 - Sep 2011


Dwell on Design - Exhibit Participant, Nomination

Woodbury University chooses top students from the graduating class to represent the school in an highly recognized event hosted by Dwell on Design. This is an opportunity for young graduates to create connections within their field as well as showcasing the work they have generated in their last year.


Bergamot Station, Hidden Artifacts 2015, Gallery Participant, Nomination

A six week art show celebrating a forgotten body of work: the studies, the experiments, the models, and the personal art of architects. The exhibited work highlight architects as much more than just facilitators of buildings and permits, illustrated through breathtakingly beautiful conceptualizations of complex ideas, NOT pictures and drawings of buildings.

We will pull back the curtain on the rigorous creative process of architectural students and professionals alike, to reveal their value as thinkers and problem solvers, and rebuild the bridge between the profession and the general public. In this spirit, the gallery will also be hosting a lecture and class series during the exhibit, with appeal to both architects and the general public.


Arch2.0 Achievement Award for Best Student Skyscraper Project, 2014, Nomination

This Project was selected as one of the top 10 projects among an overall of 227 collective projects that were submitted to ARCH2o from 23 countries across the globe.


AIA San Fernando Valley Architectural Scholarship Award, 2013, Scholarship

This year the AIA/SFV awarded three- One-thousand dollar scholarships, five- two hundred-fifty dollar scholarships and three $250.00 scholarships reserved for Grad Students finishing their Woodbury University Architectural studies. Members of the American Institute of Architecture, San Fernando Valley Chapter (which extends from Mulholland Hwy. to the North Los Angeles County Line and the Antelope Valley), have a responsibility for the future of our profession to serve our community. The AIA/SFV is recognizing and encouraging future architectural professionals preparing them to make a difference in our communities. The awards were presented by Max Williams, current AIASFV Chapter President and Michael Silva, Chair-Academic & Education Committee

The education process integrates the exercises problem solving with design solutions throughout the built environment. We believe that architectural students will be the future stewards of our ability to build responsibly within our environments and take leadership roles as visionaries for sustainable design accommodating social and responding to cultural forces throughout the United States and as leaders in the world.


NCARB Recognition, Nomination


Armenian Architecture Excelence Award, 2nd Place


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