Veronik Minassian

Veronik Minassian

Los Angeles, CA, US



My recent degree and subsequent career change have finally led me to where I’d always intended to start. The architectural profession’s most significant attraction is one of lifelong endeavors and speculative creativity. This is what I hope to pursue in the most practical and simultaneously wide-eyed ignorant of ways.

I aim to contribute and learn within a firm in which I can pursue licensure, and experience all phases of the design-build process. I know I have proven talent and potential within this discipline. A productive and dynamic team environment would be ideal for its more serious development. But, I’m confident in the strength of not merely it alone but of my equal, if not further developed skills in attention to detail and in constructive resourcefulness, finding creative solutions and project execution in professional settings.

Consideration of me for such fitting opportunities have my sincerest appreciation.


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


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