Johnny Loest

Johnny L.

Sacramento, CA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Are you interested in learning about how to design buildings? Interested in learning how to produce construction drawings and 3 dimensional digital models using architectural software? Or maybe you just want to figure out how to digitally model for a 3D printer? Or possibly you want to create an environment that you can experience in VR with your oculus?

Hello! My name is John and I have been working in the architectural field since 2010. My day job consists of designing and master planning schools; I also have professional experience designing skyscrapers, homes, and much more! I grew up in Southern California, graduated with my Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Oregon in 2015, and now live in beautiful Sacramento.

If you are interested in delving into how buildings are created, or navigating the path it takes to become an architect, or maybe you just want to learn a new piece of software - then I am your archi-nerd. :)

I am excited to share my knowledge of the world of architecture with you!

About Johnny L.

Are you interested in learning about how to design buildings? Interested in learning how to produce construction drawings and 3 dimensional digital models using architectural software? Or maybe you just want to figure out how to digitally model for a 3D printer? Or possibly you want to create an environment that you can experience in VR with your oculus goggles?

Hello! My name is John and I have been working in the architectural field since 2010. My day job consists of designing and master planning schools; I also have professional experience designing skyscrapers, homes, and much more! I grew up in Southern California, graduated with my Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Oregon in 2015, and now live in beautiful Sacramento.

Through time in my career and in college, I have been privileged to earn multiple awards for both my studies and architectural projects + designs. I also spend time volunteering within my communities through events and organizations; some of these include Green Apple Day of Service, tutoring for Project Understanding, designing Parklets for ASLA's Parking Day, and much more!

Programs I can teach:
- Revit
- AutoCAD
- Rhino
- Google SketchUp
- Lumion
- Adobe Photoshop
- Adobe Illustrator
- Adobe InDesign

Thank you for visiting. I am excited to share my knowledge of the world of architecture and design with you!

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Experience

Associate - Project Designer
Apr 2017 - Present

DLR Group

#1 K-12 Architecture Firm in the world. I work in DLR Group's midtown Sacramento location. K-12 Architecture Projects: • Sheldon Academy of Innovative Learning (Role - Project Designer & Job Captain): Reconstruction of a K-8 school for Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District. Includes a new library, a new 2 story classroom building, modernization of administration & classroom building, commercial kitchen addition & modernization, a lunch shelter, a new campus entry scheme including entry canopies, and site design. K-12 Master Planning Projects: • K-12 Master Planning: Sacramento City Unified School District • K-12 Master Planning: Natomas Unified School District Project Design & Technical Support: • Palladium Towers: High Rise Residential and Mixed Use - Hollywood, California • Truckee High School - Tahoe Truckee USD • Scandia Elementary School Additions & Modernizations - Travis USD • K-12 Master Planning: San Juan Unified School District • Morro Bay High School Theatre Entry Canopy

Volunteer
Jan 2015 - Dec 2017

Green Apple Day of Service

Volunteer at both Leonardo Da Vinci K-8 school and Washington Elementary School for Green Apple day of Service.

Designer
Jul 2015 - Apr 2017

LPA Inc.

Architectural Designer, Master Planner, & LEED Project Support. Projects include: K-12 Architecture Projects: • Menlo Park Small High School (aka Tide Academy): 44,000 Sq. Ft. 3 Story Classroom Building (DD, CDs, DSA Closeout): AIA Santa Clara Valley Citation Award, California's Coalition for Adequate School Housing (CASH) Award of Honor • Heron K-8 School Classroom Building, Lab Science Building, & Outdoor Learning Court: 12,000 Sq. Ft. (Conceptual Design, SD, DD, CDs) • Discovery High School Culinary Cafe/Classroom Addition: 4,000 Sq. Ft. (Conceptual Design, SD, DD, CDs) • Huntington Middle School Gymnasium/Athletic Center: 25,000 Sq. Ft. (DSA Closeout) • Rancho Mission Viejo Joint Use Community Building/Gymnasium: 11,000 Sq. Ft. (DSA Closeout) Other Architecture Projects & Design Support: • 700J Street - 5th Floor Tenant Improvement (Office Building, Interiors Design Support) • CC25 Infill & Data Network Project (Office Building, Interiors Design Support) • Woodland Adult Education Parking Lot Repair (Conceptual Design, SD, DD, CDs) K-12 Master Planning Projects: • K-12 Master Planning: 40+ school sites & support sites for Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District • K-12 Master Planning: 40+ school sites & support sites for Lodi Unified School District • K-12 Master Planning: 30+ school sites & support sites for Colton Joint Unified School District • K-12 Master Planning: 5 school sites for La Cañada Unified School District LEED Project Certification: • LPA Inc. Sacramento Office: LEED Silver Certification

Building Post Occupant Case Study Assistant
Sep 2014 - Jun 2015

University of Oregon Netzed Lab

Case study research with Professor Alison Kwok. Responsible for tasks relating to building post occupant evaluation studies. Research: building energy, daylighting, & comfort studies. Built, lead, & managed multiple teams, collected & analyzed data, & presented findings to a variety of audiences from small groups to 300+ people.

Architecture Intern
Jun 2014 - Sep 2014

WMB Architects

Summer architecture internship. Drafted and helped design residential, commercial, educational, and industrial buildings in the Northern California area. Involved in presentation drafting, permit drafting, site visits, firm and client meetings, and office work. Responsible for improving the architectural detail set and restoring the materials library.

Designer & Draftsman
Feb 2013 - Aug 2013

John Webb Construction & Design

Designed new residential homes and home renovations throughout Oregon including Portland, Eugene, and rural towns. Responsible for drafting construction documents to be submitted to cities for building permit approval.

Sustainability Coordinator
Sep 2011 - Jun 2012

University of Oregon Residence Hall Association (RHA)

Part of the RHA President's cabinet. Directed all sustainability efforts for over 4,000+ students living in the UO residence halls.

Volunteer Tutor
Jan 2011 - Dec 2011

Project Understanding

Tutored K-12 students.

Draftsman & Technician
Sep 2010 - Sep 2011

Ventura County Community College District

Drafted telecommunication systems & basic architectural drawings in a higher education setting.Installed audio-visual equipment into 40 classrooms.

Volunteer
Jan 2000 - Dec 2009

Saint Paul's Episcopal Church

Helped set up and take down church services. Volunteered at local community events hosted by the church.

Education

Bachelor of Architecture & Minor in Business Administration
Sep 2011 - Jun 2015

University of Oregon

Associate of Arts in General Education with an Emphasis in Math & Science
Aug 2009 - Jul 2011

Ventura Community College

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

LEED Green Associate
Jan 2016

United States Green Building Council (USGBC)

Awards

Best of Show
Sep 2019

ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects)

3rd Place
Apr 2019

IIDA (International Interior Design Association)

Best of Show
Sep 2018

ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects)

Principal for the Day
Sep 2018

FSUSD (Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District)

Most Wearable Award
Jul 2018

IIDA (International Interior Design Association)

Award of Honor for the Design of Menlo Park Small High School
Dec 2016

Coalition for Adequate School Housing (CASH)

Citation Award for the Design of Menlo Park Small High School
Dec 2016

AIA Santa Clara Valley

Porterville Courthouse Publication
Aug 2016

Netzed Lab at the University of Oregon

Centurion Award
May 2015

University of Oregon

Nontraditional Student Award
May 2015

University of Oregon

Senior Undergraduate Project Grant
Sep 2014

ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers)

Business School Housing Market Analysis - Archival
May 2014

Lundquist College of Business at the University of Oregon

ASUO Over-Realized Fund Scholarship
Apr 2012

ASUO (Associated Students of the University of Oregon)

James and Ida Iliff Memorial Scholarship
Jun 2011

Ventura Community College Foundation

Covenant Retirement Communities Scholarship
Jun 2011

Covenant Retirement Communities

Design Award & Published
Nov 2010

Boys and Girls Club

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