Talbot Schmidt

Talbot Schmidt

Los Angeles, CA, US

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M. Arch graduate of SCI-Arc with working experience in design, construction/production, and government.



64North, Los Angeles, CA, US, Associate Director

Project manager for a number of building types - from a change of use for a national landmark to 107 units of affordable housing to a recovery home and resource center for youth in a small Alaskan town.

Jan 2021 - Jun 2021

Marmol Radziner, Los Angeles, CA, US, Designer

Follow a variety of projects (single-family residential, hospitality, large-scale commercial/mixed-use) from design, construction documents, to construction administration.

Oct 2019 - Jan 2021

Hoffman Vest Judaken, Venice, CA, US, Designer

Producing construction documents for a wide spread of projects, two of which are included in my work sample as "Balsam Congregation" and "Yu Residence." Interface with clients to make design proposals, update on work progress, and push documentation through Santa Monica plan checking.

Apr 2018 - Aug 2018

Tichenor & Thorp Architects, Inc., Los Angeles, CA, US, Office Assistant

Operating as an interim office assistant between moving to Los Angeles and beginning school at SCI-Arc. Tasks included general office administration and developing a cataloging system for an extensive material/product reference pool.

May 2016 - Sep 2016

Basis Foundation, New Orleans, LA, US, President

Founder and president of home renovations company that utilizes a knowledge of FEMA grants and incentives to produce quality homes for first time home buyers.

Jun 2013 - Jul 2016

Roots, Inc., New Orleans, LA, Wardrobe Office Assistant

Wardrobe office assistant for the film Roots

Jan 2016 - May 2016

FSOJones, Inc., New Orleans, LA, US, production office assistant

Production office assistant for the film Free State of Jones

Aug 2015 - Jan 2016

The Sulzer Group, New Orleans, LA, US, Grant Manager

Grant manager for Sulzer Group, a private consultancy firm employed by PNP's (Touro Hospital, Tulane University, etc.) to manage and negotiate the dispersal of FEMA grants. High level of interface with state (Louisiana) and federal governments on behalf of PNP's that offer critical services to the city.

Jun 2014 - Jul 2015

Interboro Partners, Brooklyn, NY, US, Designer and Writer

Assisting with the production of Interboro's book The Arsenal of Inclusion and Exclusion as well as their curation of the 2012 Venice Biennale. Produced original written and graphic content for The Arsenal of Inclusion and Exclusion and helped with the design for the Biennale.

May 2011 - Aug 2012


Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, MArch, Architecture

M. Arch. candidate

Aug 2016 - current

Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY, US, Bachelors, Urban Studies

Graduated with a degree from the Urban Studies program with a focus on Political Science and Architectural design / research.

Aug 2009 - May 2013

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