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MADISON LUSSIER EDUCATION

24701 Riverchase Dr Apt 9104 Valencia, CA 91355 madisonlussier@gmail.com 661.644.4744

Masters of Interior Architecture | In Progress UCLA Extension, Los Angeles, CA Bachelor of Architecture | June 2012 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA Minor in Sustainable Environments Interior Design Certificate | March 2012 UCLA Extension, Los Angeles, CA

EXPERIENCE

Giannetti Architecture and Interiors | Design Assistant Los Angeles, CA | September 2012 - Present Assisted Project Manager with all daily tasks Created Proposals, Purchase Orders, and Invoices Coordinated and attended client meetings Prepared presentation boards Cal Poly Senior Thesis Project | 2011-2012 Designed a cohousing community for single moms in Santa Monica Researched the interaction between interiors and building form Received Best of Show Award for design SolarWest Electric | Freelance Drafter San Diego, CA | September 2011 - December 2011 Drafted site plans for residential solar panel installations Researched inverter and battery options for each installation Giannetti Architecture and Interiors | Architectural Intern Los Angeles, CA | March 2011 - July 2011 Constructed site and building models Revised construction documents Prepared visual presentations for new clients Updated detail library and converted files

ACTIVITIES

SKILL SET

Vellum Furniture Competition | 2010, 2011 Designed and built a table out of locally reclaimed materials Created a functional coffee table out of walnut and glass Honorable Mention 2011 Adobe CS| AutoCAD | SketchUp | Podium Microsoft Office | Physical Model Making references upon request


MADISON LUSSIER design portfolio


MADISON LUSSIER

madisonlussier@gmail.com 661.644.4744 Masters of Interior Architecture | In Progress UCLA Extension, Los Angeles, CA Bachelor of Architecture | June 2012 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA Minor in Sustainable Environments Interior Design Certificate | March 2012 UCLA Extension, Los Angeles, CA


furniture design

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Single Mother Cohousing Community Santa Monica, CA

Downtown Loft

model building

Los Angeles, CA

Sedgwick Reserve Dormitories Santa Ynez, CA

Organic Food Center

Montana de Oro, CA

interior design

Furniture Design

Vellum Competition

Architectural Models Giannetti Architecture + Interiors

2011-2012 architecture


The work on these pages sums up the work that I completed for my senior architectural thesis project at Cal Poly, entitled Inside Out: Spaces that Matter. The entire year of design was focused on creating a cohousing community for single mothers that was located in Santa Monica, CA. The project is made up of one group house that contains a large kitchen, play areas for children, and a large dining room, and eight individual family units. The individual units were intentionally designed to be small to encourage people to spend more time in the community house. Throughout my architectural studies, I have come to the realization that the majority of design emphasis is placed on the exterior form of buildings, and the interiors are often overlooked or neglected completely. The focus of this project was to create spaces that were pleasant everywhere. The interiors and exteriors of the buildings need to interact with each other, to create a fluid environment that makes people happy.


Single Mother Cohousing Community Santa Monica, CA 2012


This loft in downtown Los Angeles was designed for a fictional client. The newly married couple requested an energetic and lively space that would provide inspiration for their creativityrelated professions. The husband is an author and the wife is a graphic designer. Both work from home and there is a separate office space on the top floor of the loft as well as a library landing in the middle of the staircase. It was important for the clients to have optimal amounts of sunlight in each space of their home. Skylights, in addition to a sun shading device that also doubles as a privacy screen over the windows were designed to meet the needs of the client. The floor plan was designed in a way to make the loft seem open and more spacious than it actually is


Downtown Loft Los Angeles, CA 2011


This project was completed in the Fall of 2011 in an interdisciplinary group comprised of architecture, landscape architecture, structural engineering, and construction management students. Located in Santa Ynez, CA, the Sedgwick Reserve is a place where students and researchers alike can go to learn about botany, biology, genetics, and geology. However, it was lacking a place to house those researchers and students. This project proposed a separate dormitory area, and was designed in a way that minimized cost and provided a very sustainable solution to the problems the reserve was facing. Each dorm building was named after plants that were native to the area, and were all located around a central grass lawn and BBQ area where researchers and students could mingle and interact with each other.


Sedgwick Reserve Dormitories Santa Ynez, CA 2010


The learning center for growing food organically is the product of a quarter long research and design project. The site at Montana de Oro is a place where very active people go to spend time, exercise, and enjoy the scenery. There is currently nowhere to eat or sit down and relax while still enjoying the breathtaking views while visiting the state park. The learning center for growing food organically incorporates the idea of living a healthy lifestyle into a relaxing environment. The building is composed of four main sections: the lobby, the greenhouse, the classroom, and the restaurant.


Organic Food Center Montana de Oro, CA 2009


This coffee table was designed for the Vellum Furniture Competition that is held by Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo every year. The table was completely designed and constructed by me, with some help assembling because I did not have enough hands to hold the twenty five pieces that make up the base of the table on my own. The table is intended to create usable spaces throughout the structure of the table to store both functional items and decorative objects. It is constructed out of solid walnut, held together with finger joints with a large piece of glass on top, making it a beautiful, modern coffee table. The images on the right show the process work that was necessary to cut all the pieces correctly and accurately. Although the table did not win a prize at the competition, it did receive an Honorable Mention and was bid on at the silent auction that is also held at the gallery for the competition.


Furniture Design Vellum Competition 2011


The architectural models shown on this page were completed for an internship that I did at an Architecture and Interior Design Firm located in Brentwood, CA. Three months were spent working for Giannetti Home, where I spent my time multitasking and finishing tasks and assisting with projects for both the architecture and interior design sides of the firm. In addition to these models, I updated and organized the firm’s detail library and sets of construction documents. When needed, I would help customers visiting the storefront with their purchases and answer any questions they may have. I spent time with the Giannetti’s clients as well, and showed them the operable models I created, and made adjustments to them while they were in the office.


Architectural Models

Giannetti Architecture + Interiors


Resume + Portfolio