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Karina Spassova

Karina Spassova

New York, NY, US

 

About 

Employment 

Domaen LTD, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architectural Designer

Worked on all aspects throughout various single-family residential and interior commercial design-build projects, including schematic design, design development, construction documents and millwork shop drawings. Produced presentation drawings, models and animations for clients and PR purposes. Managed and developed an addition + renovation historical preservation project in Carthay Circle, Los Angeles.

Jul 2016 - May 2018
 

Freelance, Sofia, BG, Principal Designer

Designed millwork for the kitchen and bedroom of a one-bedroom apartment. It includes a built-in kitchen, platform bed with nightstands, built-in closet and built-in vanity.

Sep 2017 - Oct 2017
 

Freelance, Granada, NI, Principal Designer

Designed a 5,745 sq ft, three-story residential and bar complex “Lake House” in Granada, Nicaragua | status: unbuilt. Worked as design consultant for the client on several other projects.

Feb 2017 - May 2017
 

Domaen LTD, Los Angeles, CA, US, Intern Architect

Cross-checked construction documents and prepared site analyses, material selection and presentation material.

Jul 2015 - Aug 2015
 

Hopkins Architects, Dubai, UAE, Intern Architect

Developed a concept design proposal for the Jumeirah Marina expansion project and the schematic landscape design for the Dubai Hills project. Produced DD drawings for the Dubai World Trade Center office building C4.

Jul 2014 - Aug 2014
 

Arteks Engineering, Sofia, BG, Intern Architect

Developed interior layouts and designed an entrance canopy for a multi-family residential complex.

Jul 2013 - Aug 2013
 

bobCAT Studio, San Pedro, CA, US, Design & Fabrication

The “Form Follows Folding” installation was a collaboration between Cal Poly Pomona students and bobCat Studio examining temporary paper structures that are 100% recyclable. Design based on own previously completed project. The installation was exhibited for one month starting February 25, 2012 at the fINdings Art Center in San Pedro, CA.

Dec 2011 - Jan 2012
 

McClellan & Associates, Pasadena, CA, US, Intern Architect

Produced hand drawings and a physical model for a church addition.

Jul 2008 - Aug 2008
 

Education 

Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Masters, Advanced Architectural Design

Studio Prof. N H D M, Bernard Tschumi, LOT-EK

May 2018 - May 2019
 

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

Sep 2010 - Jun 2016
 

California State University International Programs, Firenze, Florence, IT, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2013 - May 2014
 

Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, Los Angeles, CA, US, High School, Visual Arts

Sep 2007 - Jun 2010
 

Awards 

Architecture Masterprize | ARB, Honorable Mention

Architectural Design / Residential Architecture
domæn Ltd.

2019
 

Seoul Biennale | THE COLLECTIVE CITY | Exhibition, Other

“Oil Representations”

2019
 

Studio Prize | ARCHITECT MAGAZINE, Nomination

Bernard Tschumi Design Studio

2019
 

Abstract | GSAPP | Publication, Other

All design studio projects to be featured
Prof. N H D M, Bernard Tschumi, LOT-EK

2019
 

Dwell | Dwell on Design Expo, Other

domæn Ltd.

2018
 

gooood | PRI | Publication, Other

domæn Ltd.

2017
 

CPP ARC | BEST STUDENTS’ WORK | Publication, Other

“Wine + (Precast) Design (in the 21st Century)” | 2015

2015
 

Jumeirah Beach Hotel Expansion | Design Competition, Other

Hopkins Architects Ltd. | Won, Unbuilt

2014
 

outstanding student in 1st year design studio, Award

cal poly pomona | architecture dept.

2011
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills