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Mark Johnson
910 North Cedar Street   Inglewood, CA.  90302                                805 451 4819

EDUCATION           

MIT                    Cambridge, Massachusetts   MArch., Thesis: The Dearborn Street Corridor,      (an open space                            analysis) 

Vassar College   Poughkeepsie, N.Y.  BA.,  Major: Pre-Architecture and Film

Currently attending Santa Monica College studying computer animation and rendering

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Art Fund Competition                                        London, England U.K.        December2008-March2009
∙         Project Designer
The mission was to present concept design through to working drawings for a solution to be built under FACIT and Tent London’s sponsorship for London Design Festival and final installation at Lightbox in Woking , an award –winning museum by Marks Barfield Architects                 Submitted for March deadline

Mixstudioworks                                                  Los Angeles, CA                 August 2007-September 2008
 ∙        Senior Designer
Paju CBC competition Korea
Principal in charge of design               Brian Honda
Project Designer                                   Stephen Sheng
Concept Designer                                 Mark Johnson

Provided schematic design concepts for retail podium of 1 million square feet. Mixed-use project teamed with DeStefano Partners, Chicago. Primary duties included developing the skin for these structures

Beijing Kerry Center retail podium overhaul and Olympic Commemorative sculpture site
Principal in charge of design               Brian Honda
Project Designer                                   Stephen Sheng
Concept Designer                                 Mark Johnson
Project Architect for Sculpture Site      Sangkoo Park

Provided schematic design concepts for both interior and exterior plans. Concentrating on exterior design I developed a rhythmic skin to enliven the 20 year old structure 
I was also instrumental in helping to fully define the concept design for the sculpture site which is now completed in Beijing

Tianjin Kerry Center  Tianjin, China
Principal in charge of design                Brian Honda
Senior Project Manager                        Victoria Dolsen
Designer/ Interiors Team Leader         Mark Johnson

I was responsible for the developing the interior package within this project: All walls, fascias, rails, bridges, paving, rcps, shopfronts, furniture, ice rink, main staircase, cinema facilities, escalator and elevator treatments, lounges and restrooms. Other team members: Fred Dagdagan with Steven Kuo – shopfronts; Monica Chang – rcps and plan coordination; Woolii Kim – assistant; Cathy Hillman – material gathering,  working with Mr. Honda on final finishes

Appleton and Associates, Architects           Santa Barbara                      February 2003- March 2007

         San Ysidro Ranch Resort                          client  Ty Warner Resorts
Principal in charge of design                              Marc Appleton
Project Architect                                                     Ken Mineau

Provided schematic design, 3d modeling, presentation. Contract document and supervision services for Stonehouse Restaurant, Hacienda (administration). Phase IIb cottages, and Phase IV spa and cottages (on site design supervision of guest cottages, on site clarification of contract documents for design intent and providing clarification drawings for on site changes to design by Ty Warner and Marc Appleton
  
        

        Gabler Residence                                         client  Lee and Elizabeth Gabler
Site supervision in Santa Barbara on 12 acre estate 8000sf main house 800sf shop building, relocation of existing 1000sf guest house (historical), 500sf pool house, one acre vineyard, grading and drainage reconfiguration during construction. Stable and track completed before joining the project

Bryan Pollard Architect                                    Santa Barbara                      January 2001- February 2003

Providing design and presentation services on custom residential projects in the Santa Barbara area

Hochhauser Blatter Architects                      Santa Barbara                      September1999- January 2001

Provided design development contract document and presentation services for custom residential and multi-family housing in Santa Barbara and the Phoenix area. At Hochhauser Blatter I was always asked to work under minimal direction to an unwavering deadline.

Don Nulty Architects, Inc.                                Santa Barbara                      June 1997- August 1999

Provided design development contract document and presentation services for custom residential and commercial projects in Santa Barbara. Projects included residential and commercial concept and design development for Joel Schumacher, Robert Zemeckis, and Troy Aikman
Principal in charge of design  Don Nulty

 

Software
Photoshop, ZBrush, AutoCAD, 3ds MAX, Revit, Powercad, Maya, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Final Cut Pro,     Premiere, After Effects, Microsoft Office

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