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Sophia Le

Sophia Le

Aliso Viejo, CA, US

 

About 

Hello!

My name is Sophia Le and I am a 5th year undergraduate architecture student at Cal Poly Pomona. I am searching for opportunities to impact our environment through design, and I believe architecture represents more than buildings, but a space where people can find comfort or discomfort depending on the program. I want to be an architect because of the ability to utilize design in creative ways that make people experience different emotions, and act as places that people want to gather to.

During my time at Cal Poly Pomona, I was a full time Track and Field Athlete competing at the NCAA Division II level. As a student-athlete, I have gained great time management and leadership skills. 

In my 4th year of architecture school, I studied abroad in Florence, Italy. My time abroad taught me the importance of cultural and historical context, and the impact it has on architecture and urban development. 

In addition to my extracurricular activities, I am an active NOMAS member. This past year a few colleagues and I have worked adamantly to establish a new chapter of NOMAS at Cal Poly Pomona. Our efforts are geared towards creating opportunities for minority students within architecture by providing access to resources such as portfolio workshops and interacting with a range of firms across America. The founding of this club exposed me to many of the holes within our field, and the need to encourage inclusivity within design.

I was recently selected as Metropolis’ Future 100 for my quality of work and vision for the future of architecture. My goal as an architect is to push the boundaries of traditional architecture to improve the quality of life that different projects breathe. I want to challenge norms and produce more innovative solutions to problems to create greater discussion within the architecture community, while still being respectful of the world around us.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if my experience and qualifications interest you!

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Dahlin Group Architecture Planning, Irvine, CA, US, Summer Intern

• Reorganize floor plan layouts
• Design facade variations for buildings
• Building form variations with Sketch Up
• Responsible for conducting research for prospective projects

Jun 2019 - Aug 2019
 

KATRINTERSTEGEN, Los Angeles, CA, US, Summer Intern

• Initiated ideas during Schematic Design Phase
• Implemented design skills to create different building typologies
• Responsible for completing models and drawings for client presentations
• Fulfilled clerical work by delivering important documents

Jun 2018 - Aug 2018
 

Education 

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

Sep 2016 - current
 

Awards 

Metropolis Future 100, Nomination

2021
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills