RJ Magoon

RJ Magoon

Los Angeles, CA, US



Hello and thanks for visiting!

I am a designer with experience in residential, retail, and commercial architecture seeking a career change into construction management. I am well-versed in Los Angeles-area building code and permitting processes, as well DD + CD project phases. Through graduate studies in construction management, I have become particularly interested in Design/ Build, IPD, and other project delivery systems. Above all, I am seeking to enhance my skills in project budgeting + scheduling, as well as overall construction administration and project estimating.

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Forever 21, Los Angeles, CA, US, Job Captain

-Create conceptual + design-development architectural drawings for franchise stores in India, Mexico, and Eastern Europe
-Create 3D models for storefront and signage design
-Coordinate permit drawings with in-house Signage, Graphics, and Merchandising Teams

Apr 2017 - current

Hot Topic, Industry, CA, US, Construction Planner

-Developed architectural plans for prospective stores in coordination with the Architects of Record, Merchandising Team, and in-house project managers
-Developed floor plans in accordance with construction budgets for the Real Estate Team
-Regularly coordinated with construction managers on RFI’s, procurement + GC bids
-Undertook fixture planning/design and storefront design/visualization

Apr 2016 - Apr 2017

CM PECK INC., Pasadena, CA, US, Architectural Intern

-Created conceptual, design-development, and construction drawings for multiple Los Angeles-area, single-family, high-end residential projects
-Undertook duties relating to project permitting and expediting, zoning analysis, project scheduling, design meetings, and consultant coordination
-Drafted slope-band analyses per City of Los Angeles B.H.O. permitting requirements
-Created physical/digital models and presentation renderings

Feb 2014 - Apr 2016

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), New York, NY, US, Intern

-Developed 3DS-Max + Rhino 3D models for multiple international commercial projects
-Created drawings for an international office tower competition in Jakarta, Indonesia
-Participated in SOM-sponsored field visits to multiple high-rise construction projects

May 2012 - Aug 2012

Chicago Historical Society, Chicago, IL, US, Architectural Photographs Intern

-Organized, archived, and data-based information relating to the Chicago-based collection of Hedrich Blessing Architectural Photography (years: 1940-1980)

May 2011 - Aug 2011

Margo Jones Architects, Greenfield, MA, US, Intern

-Produced digital models for competitions based within Western Massachusetts
-Reviewed and edited shop drawings for vendors and subcontractors

May 2009 - Aug 2009

LineSync Architecture, Wilmington, VT, US, Intern

-Drafted and 3D-modelled small-scale residential and commercial projects
-Collaborated on competition entries relating to sustainable development
-Prepared contractor RFP + bid documents

May 2009 - Aug 2009


NewSchool of Architecture & Design, San Diego, CA, US, Masters, Construction Management

Jun 2017 - Jun 2018

Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Chicago, IL, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2008 - Jul 2013


Association of Licensed Architects 2013 Merit Award, Award

Award presented to one student of every ALA-subscribed, accredited architecture school for outstanding academic and extracurricular achievement.


IIT Innovation Center Parametric Design Competition, 1st Place

First Prize in IIT's competition for a proposed Innovation/IPRO-training Center sponsored by Robert A. Babbin, AIA.


Dwight T. Black Memorial Prize, Award

Awarded to three third or fourth year undergraduate students at IIT for outstanding studio work.


Edwin H. Louis Prize for Nonfiction Literature, 1st Place

Prize for nonfiction essays sponsored by the Lewis Dept. of Humanities in Chicago.


IIT Camras Scholarship, 1st Place

Full-tuition scholarship for five years of undergraduate study in architecture.


Target Redesign Your School Competition, Honorable Mention

National Semi-finalist for Target's 'Redesign Your School Competition.'


Areas of Specialization