Karina Spassova

Karina Spassova

New York, NY, US

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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, 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, AE, 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. 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


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

May 2018 - May 2019

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

Sep 2010 - Jun 2016

California State University International Programs, Firenze, new york, 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


certificates of academic achievement, Other

cal poly pomona | 2010 – 2012


outstanding student in 1st year design studio, Award

cal poly pomona | architecture dept.


presidential academic excellence, Award



ap calculus ab award | trigonometry / math analysis award, Award

lachsa | 2008 – 2009


best art / architecture, Award



national mathematics award | all - american scholar award | leader award, Award

united states achievement academy | 2008 – 2009


gifted / talented in the arts, Other

cal state la


Areas of Specialization