Sevil Akdora

Sevil Akdora

Los Angeles, CA, US

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I am Sevil Tara Akdora, a Summa Cum Laude graduate candidate for the Master of Architecture degree at the University of Southern California, class of 2022. I attended Rice University School of Architecture for my undergraduate degree, where I double majored in architectural studies and studio arts before moving to Los Angeles. 



Studio AR&D Architects, Los Angeles, CA, US, Designer II

Jun 2022 - current

WE-DESIGNS, Los Angeles, CA, US, Design and Research Assistant

Drawing and research of infographics, illustrations, AR content and touch-up of line drawings for digitalSTRUCTURES book, design templates for chapters and outline based on the structure of the book and work on the overall design of the book.

Dec 2021 - May 2022

University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, US, Teacher's Assistant

Worked as a teacher’s assistent for both an architectural studio and a structural engineering course. Responsibilities included assisting students throughout the course, preparing course material and helping course organization.

Mar 2021 - Jan 2022

Gary Paige Studio (GPS), Los Angeles, CA, US, Intern Architect

Worked as an intern architect with Gary Paige, the principal of GPS, Los Angeles. Worked on multiple architectural projects and produced drawings for Gary Paige’s research book.

May 2020 - Aug 2020


University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, US, MArch, Architecture

Tau Sigma Delta (TSD) Architecture Honor Society
Summa Cum Laude

Aug 2019 - current

Rice University, Houston, TX, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Double majored in architectural studies as well as visual and dramatic arts with a concentration in studio arts.

Sep 2015 - May 2019


Spaced Out Competition, Honorable Mention

A juried design competition at the USC School of Architecture that challenged students to reimagine the future of collaborative work environments in light of COVID‑19. In their proposals, students were to consider their project’s cultural impact on our community, innovatively use materials and technology, and value transdisciplinary thinking in order to create a strong sense of design synergy.


Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV) Fellowship, Grant

The fellowship was a competitive grant awarded to a select group of graduate and undergraduate architecture students, chosen among an international pool of applicants. The grant consisted of attendance costs to the 16thVeniceArchitecture Biennale and transportation and living expens- es in Venice, worth €2,000.


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