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Veronik Minassian

Veronik Minassian

Los Angeles, CA, US

 
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About 

Outcome-driven fast learner. Interim project coordinator nine months into  draftsperson position. Enthusiastic contributor on fast-paced commercial architecture team. Aiming for licensure. AWA+D Member.


Employment 

Tichenor & Thorp Architects, Inc., Los Angeles, CA, US, Draftsperson

Project development and documentation, Project coordination planning and design, 3D modeling, Construction documents, Construction Evaluation, RFI & submittal responses

Jan 2018 - current
 

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA, US, Instructor

4-unit credit bearing, High-intermediate writing for non-native speakers
TOEFL iBt prep and ESL Conversation for international teens
Grammar & Writing for Professional Purposes for business people and PhD’s

Jun 2011 - Jul 2017
 

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

Undergraduate and Graduate Core Design Studios
Adobe Suite, Rhino, fabrication and administrative support

Sep 2016 - Apr 2017
 

Griffin Enright Architects, Culver City, CA, US, Architectural Intern

Custom drawings and renderings for monograph publication
Marketing accounts and material development, competition submissions
Multiple web presence maintenance
CAD drawing and construction document edits
3D print modeling
Material sourcing

Apr 2016 - Sep 2016
 

Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA, US, Adjunct Faculty

Program Coordinator, Temporary Contract, Aug ‘11–Jun ‘12
Credit and non-credit division courses
Official curriculum design and proposal
2012 nomination for Risser Outstanding Teacher Award

Feb 2008 - Aug 2014
 

Masterplan Inc, Chatsworth, CA, US, Training Coordinator

Technical education coordinating at a mid-sized medical equipment service provider
In-house orientation training and testing compliance for 600 employees
OPS cost reduction via priority training and transferring education in-house
Discounted contract negotiation with top training vendors
Freelance contributing writer to industry publication, 24x7 Magazine
State funding procurement for training initiatives
Training policy development
Bi-monthly company newsletter design, editing and publishing

Mar 2003 - Aug 2008
 

Education 

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

Robotics Workshop in surface displacement fabrication
POP-Arc LA Workshop with Inner City Arts L.A.
Abstract presentation at Theory Symposium
Exhibitions in Spring Shows 2015, 2016
Continuing Education Scholarship recipient 2015-2017
Making+Meaning certificate Jul-Aug 2013

Aug 2014 - Aug 2017
 

California State University, Northridge, Northridge, CA, US, Masters, Linguistics

Aug 2007 - Dec 2009
 

California State University, Northridge, Northridge, CA, US, Bachelors, Linguistics

Aug 2005 - May 2007
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills