Thea Ivens

Thea Ivens

Los Angeles, CA, US





NBC Universal (Creative), Orlando, FL, US, Senior Designer (Show Set)

Florida project & relocated to Japan to design & build the project. I worked on Super Nintendo World with the Creative Directors, Art Directors & Production Designers developing the creative intent & design on various zones of the Land which also includes Theme Lighting. Develop show set design packages in different phases which details the various show elements of an attraction, such as scenery, special effects, show action equipment, animated figures, props, animated props, audio equipment, lighting equipment and more.

Dec 2016 - Apr 2020

The A+D Studio, Los Angeles, CA, US, Project Designer

Independent Contractor for several projects:
Busch Gardens Jungle Village, FL. Major Theme Park renovation & expansion.
La Terrasse Condominium. 156,600 sq. ft. residential project, PEII.

Mar 2009 - Dec 2016

Walt Disney Imagineering, Glendale, CA, US, Facility Designer

I worked on the Shanghai Disneyland in different roles in various lands to deliver design solutions during different phases of the project. Coordinated with various disciplines to deliver design packages.
•Theme Lighting Designer Develop the design & put together construction documents on custom lighting fixtures for Adventure Isle- Area Development, Soaring, Treasure Cove – Area Development, Interactive Playground, Battle for Sunken Treasure, Explorer Canoes, Food Kiosks, and Interactive Ship
•Project Architect Producing Construction Design Documents for WDI Architecture on Mickey Avenue Main Entry & Arcade Garden Inn by Revit & Architecture 2D & 3D.
•Senior Showset Design Develop design packages from feasibility to Design Development of Treasure Cove: Battle of the Sunken Treasure, Interactive Playground, Explorer Canoes, and Interactive Ship.

Jan 2012 - Apr 2015

Shook Kelley, Los Angeles, CA, US, Intermediate Architectural Designer

Worked on facility design, interior design & furniture designs for Retail, Restaurant & Commercial Projects. Collaborated with Project Architects, Graphic Designers, & Brand Strategist to create compelling spaces.
•Design 1st LEED building for Harley Davidson Harley-Davidson Rio Rancho, New Mexico. 35,104 sp. Ft., 8.4 acre land, $3M building.
•Motorsport Center Design & Concept 16.52 acres land. Fort Myers, Florida. Research & develop concept packages.

Apr 2007 - Feb 2008

F+A Architects, Pasadena, CA, US, Designer

Raymond Renaissance Theater: Reuse Development. 196,000 sqft building.
Tahewan Resort, China: 6,751,872 acre retail development

Jul 2006 - Feb 2007

Home Express Construction, Beverly Hills, CA, US, Project Manager

Work with clients, designers & Architects from design up to installation of the precast concrete products.
•Promoted to Project Manager. Manage multiple projects and coordinated with different stake holders, producing estimates, submission of RFP’s, shop drawings, material & factory reviews, client interface & installer supervision to deliver projects on time.
•Iglesia ni Cristo Project $4M. 19,000 sq. ft. building, 80’ height assembly project. One of the largest & prominent project that the company worked on & that I supervised.

Dec 2001 - Dec 2004


University of Santo Tomas, Manila, PH, Bachelors, BS Architecture

Jun 1989 - Apr 1994

Areas of Specialization