Samantha Leach

Samantha Leach

Los Angeles, CA, US



I am a registered architect in Washington state with 5 years of experience working in a small, fast-paced firm on multi-family & mixed-use urban infill projects.


OFFICEUNTITLED, Culver City, CA, US, Project Architect/Job Captain

Nov 2016 - current

Kevin Tsai Architecture, Los Angeles, CA, US, Project Manager

- Produced schematic and design development drawings for mixed-use projects ranging up to 150,000sf
- Checked compliance with local zoning codes and the California Building Code
- Oversaw daily production of 2 to 3 project team members and assisted with project schedules
- Prepared client presentations
- Acted as primary point of contact for consultants and city officials

Feb 2016 - Oct 2016

SHW (formerly S+H Works), Seattle, WA, US, Project Manager

Project Manager (Fall 2014 - October 2015)
- Produced permit and construction drawings for mixed-use projects up to 33,000sf
- Ensured project compliance with building, zoning, and accessibility codes
- Coordinated directly with consultants for proposals, schedules, and issue resolution
- Reviewed and red-lined drawing submittals for quality control
- Responded to RFI's, reviewed shop drawings, and issued ASI's during construction

Designer / Intern (March 2012 - Fall 2014)
- Assisted in AutoCAD production of drawing submittals
- Designed and detailed secondary architectural features
- Developed office wide templates for use during bidding and construction administration

Mar 2012 - Oct 2015


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

- Minor in Psychology
- Henry T. Heald Scholarship, awarded for academic achievement (2006-2011)
- Dean's List, awarded for academic achievement (2009-2010)
- Western Europe study abroad program, participating granted after portfolio review (Summer 2010)
- Green Good Design Award awarded for a team urban planning project (Fall 2010)

Aug 2007 - May 2011

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