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JONATHAN GAYOMALI Master of Architecture | (562) 756-8456 | |


To contribute to the environmental design culture using current technical, social, and intellectual skill; enabling personal growth through interaction with individuals with similar goals and interests.


Proficient in OS X, Windows, Autocad, Rhino, Grasshopper, Sketchup, Vray Render, Maxwell Render, llustrator, After Effects, Photoshop, Indesign, and Revit. Intermediate in Maya and 3ds Max.


Ryder Design 02/2013 - Present Under architect Eric Otto Ryder, responsibilites range from schematic design to construction phase services in smaller commercial and residential projects. Ryder Design has allowed full exposure and participation to all stages of architectural basic services. Brooks + Scarpa Architects 09/2012 - 12/2012 Under architect Lawrence Scarpa, helped design and produce for the Sunnylands Retreat Competition and the University of North Florida Chapel Competition. The first phase of the UNF Chapel Competition was completed in December 2012 and is still awaiting results. Neil M. Denari Architects (NMDA) 08/2012 - 09/2012 Under architect Neil Denari, helped design and produce for the Keelung Harbor International Competition. The complete design of a 1,000,000 ft² port terminal in Keelung City, Taiwan earned first place in the competition and is expected to be completed in 2017. University of California, Los Angeles Masters of Architecture II

08/2011 - 06/2012

California Polytechnic University, Pomona Bachelors of Architecture

09/2004 - 06/2009

Northern China Institute of Technology Summer Study Abroad Program

06/2008 - 07/2008


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Neil M. Denari

Neil M. Denari Architects

Lawrence Scarpa

Brooks + Scarpa Architects

Axel Prichard-Schmitzberge


Awarded Next LA Design Award for UNF Chapel (Brooks + Scarpa) Work Featured in 2d3d-4: Quick and Dirty Work Featured in AA L’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui Work Featured in The Architect’s Newspaper Placed 1st for Keelung Harbor Competition (NMDA) Work Featured at Dwell on Design Graduated with Distinction from UCLA AUD Work Featured at UCLA AUD Currents Exhibition Placed Top 20 in Lavender Lake Art Factory Competition

11/2013 04/2013 12/2012 10/2012 09/2012 06/2012 06/2012 03/2012 09/2009

Jonathan Gayomali // Masters of Architecture // UCLA // Cal Poly Pomona

GEO-GRAPHICS: 2d - metropolis

In a 30 week studio under architect Neil Denari (NMDA), UCLA SUPRAstudio explores the representation of urban fabric in GEO_GRAPHICS. A Tabula Rasa project, the redefinition of Westwood Village, Los Angeles, California is one that began in a freefall of graphic explorations. This design holds the DNA of

Project Type: Academic

a conceptual process in which a pattern of contour lines are extracted from a

Location: Westwood Village,

controlled surface. As the graphic pattern is further realized as an urban scheme,

Los Angeles, California,

the urban opportunities of the initial transformation from 3d to 2d becomes more

United States of America

apparent with a taxonomy of building languages shaping urban experience through

Square footage: 693550 m²

the interstitial. The process ultimately provides new speculation on the culture of

Role: Designer, Production

urban planning and serves as an exploration.

Credit: Collab w/ Ryan Ramirez

site plan.

Jonathan Gayomali // Masters of Architecture // UCLA // Cal Poly Pomona

Work-flow: new keelung harbor

A competition that I participated in the summer of 2012 with NMDA, “Work-Flow: New Keelung Harbor” will serve as a terminal, office building, and commercial area to Keelung City and will be known to be the “Gateway to Central Asia” when completed in 2017. It was a great experience to work with Neil Denari outside of

Project Type: Professional

UCLA, and served to be an eye opening experience that exposed me to the reality

Location: Keelung, Taiwan

of graphic architecture.

Square footage: 5300 m² Role: Designer, Production

The fuction of the project focuses on a flow of work and leisure transport. These

Credit: NMDA

elements, while functioning separately, are connected through the mediums of architecture and design. Using the same program and interacting at various moments at each entity’s separate path, the f​low of​ideas and information​are driv​ ing forces in the design of the new service project.

Pedestrian approach.

Jonathan Gayomali // Masters of Architecture // UCLA // Cal Poly Pomona

U.n.f. Interfaith Chapel

Located in the University of North Florida, the proposal for the Interfaith Chapel by Brooks + Scarpa is a project I worked closely with Lawrence Scarpa that addresses the understanding of humanity through the unification of a greater force. With a form inspired by a flowing dress, the metal cladded shell is a form supported

Project Type: Professional

by a lamella truss; with openings directly aligned with astrological axis’ enhancing

Location: Jacksonville, Florida, USA

the connection between the user, the building, and the cosmos.

Square Footage: 6500 ft² Role: Designer, Production

“This combination of flowing natural and cosmic elements results in a unique,

Credit: Brooks + Scarpa Architects

formal building while providing a warm interior with soft filtered and reflected light. It inspires an indelible wonder; a dreamlike state of mind that engages the user, heightens their sense of awareness, and brings a deeper understanding to their experience.”

-Brooks + Scarpa

Approach from riverbank.

Jonathan Gayomali // Masters of Architecture // UCLA // Cal Poly Pomona

Lake tahoe floating stage

​​The goal of the proposal for South Lake Tahoe is to re-invent the Lakeview Commons Amphitheater experience in a way that fuses the serene nature of the Sierra Nevada Mountains with the music and art culture of South Lake Tahoe. Currently, concert goers experience live music from the park area and view the

Project Type: Professional

act performing on the sand. Motivated to enhance this experience, the ambition

Location: South Lake Tahoe, CA, USA was to create a structure that could extend its medium to the lake itself. In doing Square Footage: 925 ft²

so, creates an opportunity that could enhanced the visual and audible impact to a

Role: Designer, Production

larger number of people.

Credit: Ryder Design Another goal was to have the structure serve a purpose in its dormant phase i.e. when it is not being used as a stage. The opportunity presents itself as an ambition to use architecture to enhance this motive.

The chrysalis-like structure floats in solace and serves as an art piece in dormant periods and “awakens” when needed. Using pivots that shift three main pieces, a relationship between these two formations is established; serving its purpose to enhance the music and art culture around it.

Concert day experience.

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