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Erik Schonsett

Eschonsett@gmail.com

Erik has been involved in the architecture and design profession for over 9 years, with experience in all aspects of architectural design and construction administration for several firms in the Los Angeles area. Most recently, Erik has been a member of the team at Shubin + Donaldson Architects since 2007, where he was elevated to Associate in 2013.

Erik's experience ranges from single family residences to a 40,00sf community center for a non-profit organization in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles. His work at Shubin + Donaldson Architects focuses on the design and project management of shell and core upgrades and tenant improvement projects for creative companies throughout California.

Born and raised just outside of Chicago, Erik relocated to Los Angeles in 2000 to begin his architectural studies at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), where he received his Bachelor's of Archiecture in 2004. In 2006, he attended the Bartlett, a part of the University College London in London, UK, where he studied under Phil Watson and Neil Spiller. His thesis, The Electronic Orchard, explored the relationship between creativity and making through the lenses of literature. In 2007, he received his Master's of Architecture in Architectural Design.




EDUCATION

M. Arch in Architectural Design
The Bartlett, University College London, 2007
London, UK

B.ARCH
The Southern California Institute of Architecture, 2004
Los Angeles, CA



PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

2007-Current
Associate - Project Manager
Shubin + Donaldson Architects
Culver City, CA

2005-2006
Assistant Project Manager
R.E. Lee Design and Construction
Reseda, CA

2004-2005
Designer
Jay Vanos Architects
Los Angeles, CA


AWARDS

2012
San Fernando Valley Business Jurnal Commercial Real Estate Awards
Tenant Improvement Project of the Year
Sierra Pacific Constructors
Woodland Hills, Ca
Shubin + Donaldson Architects

2009
AIA Santa Barbra Merit Award
Biscuit Filmworks
Hollywood, Ca
Shubin + Donaldson Architects

2005
Index Award: Top Nomination
Frank Rice Safehaven Sushelter
Skid Row, Los Angeles, Ca
SCI_Arc Community Outreach Program

2004
Kevin Longerham Academic Scholarship
The Southern California Institute of Architecture
Los Angeles, Ca


PUBLICATIONS

2013

Remodelista: A Manual for the Considered Home
Artisan Publications
Project: Biscuit Filmworks
Shubin + Donaldson Architects

San Fernando Valley Business Journal
"Best Tenant Improvement Project"
Project: Sierra Pacific
Shubin + Donaldson Architects


2011

"Pacific Rim"
Interior Design Magazine
Project: Innocean Worldwide
Shubin + Donaldson Architects


2010

SCI-Arc Gallery: 2002 - 2010
Published by AADCU
Produced by SCI-Arc Press
Projects: Roto Architects Stillpoints and Steven Holl Porosity

Live Work:The Southern California Architecture of Shubin + Donaldson
Oro Editions
Project: Biscuit Filmworks

A5 Los Angeles:Architecture, Interiors, Lifestyle
Oro Editions
Project: Biscuit Filmworks
Shubin + Donaldson Architects

"Domesticating the Workplace"
Contract Magazine
Project: Biscuit Filmworks
Shubin + Donaldson Architects


2008

"Bridging the Gap"
Singapore Architect Magazine
Issue #248
Original Essay and Bartlett Thesis Work


2006

Rotoworks: Stillpoints
Roto Architecture
Rizzoli New York
Project: Stillpoints Instillation


2005

Metrpoplis Observed
"Good Shelter"
Metropolis Magazine
Project: Frank Rice Safe Haven Sunshelter


EXHIBITIONS

2010

Pop-Up Exhibition: The work of Shubin + Donaldson
Edward Cella Gallery
Beverly Hills, Ca
Project: Biscuit Filmworks


2007

Current Master's Work
Wates House Gallery, University College London
London UK
Group Exhibition


2005

Index:2005 Design Awards Exhibition
Index Awards
Copenhagen Denmark
Group Exhibition

Steven Holl Architects: Porosity
The Southern California Institute of Architecture
Los Angeles, Ca
Exhibition Fabrication Team


2004

At the Threshold of Eternity
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Ky
Group Exhibition


2003

Roto Architecture - Stillpoints: A Plane Volume
The Southern California Institute of Architecture
Los Angeles, Ca
Exhibition Fabrication Team

Linefield
Lebbeus Woods Workshop
The Southern Califirnia Institute of Architecture
Design and Fabrication Team


2002

Cacophony at Westweek:Current Work from SCI-Arc
Pacific Design Center
West Hollywood, Ca
Group Exhibition

Monuments, Memory and Ruin:
World Trade Center Proposals
The Southern Califirnia Institute of Architecture
Los Angeles, Ca
Group Exhibition


VISITING CRITIC

2005-2013

Art Institute of California
Hollywood Ca
Interior Design Undergraduate Thesis

University of Nottingham
Nottingham UK
Second Year Undergraduate Design Studio

Woodbury University San Diego
San Diego, Ca
Architecture Undergraduate Thesis

College of DuPage
Glen Ellyn Il
First Year Undergraduate Design Studio