Thao Trinh

Thao Trinh

Los Angeles, CA, US




The Root Theory, San Francisco, CA, US, Co-Founder

A small start-up aimed at producing a portfolio of products to enhance everyday life through innovative organizers. the root theory’s first all-in-one makeup organizer was funded on kickstarter in january 2016, raising $4,010.

Dec 2013 - current

Platform for Architecture + Research (PAR), Los Angeles, CA, US, Architectural Intern

Closely assisted the principal in designing the guggenheim museum for stage one of competition from schematic design to submission (one of archdaily’s top 50 of 1715 entries); collaborated with the production of construction documents and the design development for t-house (a two-story single-family residence in washington, dc); did 3D modeling, rendering and graphic design for guggenheim museum, t-house, and ibid gallery.

Jul 2014 - Sep 2014

sfa Design, Los Angeles, CA, US, Intern

Assisted senior designers on hospitality and luxury residence projects; contacted vendors for pricing, availability and samples; assisted with color boards; conducted design research; maintained and organized material library.

Aug 2013 - Nov 2013

PCC Architecture Gallery + Exhibit, Pasadena, CA, US, Curator

One of two students selected by the head of architecture to curate and showcase recent architectural work of approximately 30 students for the end of year exhibit.

Jan 2013 - Jan 2013


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

Aug 2013 - Apr 2016

Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA, US, Architecture

Feb 2011 - Jun 2013


Work Selected for SCI-Arc's Spring Show, Other


SCI-Arc Continuing Merit Scholarship, Scholarship


Work Selected for SCI-Arc's Spring Show, Other


SCI-Arc Continuing Merit Scholarship, Scholarship


SCI-Arc Admissions Scholarship, Scholarship


The Jean Roth Driskel Scholarship, Nomination


1:2 AIA|LA Interior Architecture Competition, Honorable Mention


Areas of Specialization