Architect, Designer, Product Manager
LEED Green Associate, NOMA, Assoc. AIA, CA Architect Licence
I am a Project Designer at Arcadis and a freelance UX/UI Designer. My work always existed at the intersection between user research, analysis, and design. I design with the user's needs front and center and I strongly believe in the designer's ability to shape and change the world. My diverse background and continuing education allow me to tackle both technical and creative tasks with ease and dedication.
Phone: +1 650-505-6332
E-mail: ekaterina@bogdanova.de
Design, 3D Modeling, Drafting

Premiere Pro
Adobe XD

Hand Drawing
Model Making
Microsoft Office
Public Speaking

Licensed Architect in CA – June 202
LEED Green Associate – June 2020

Russian: Native
English: Fluent
German: Fluent
Spanish: Conversational
French: Beginner

USC Architecture Guild Charrette 2021
USC Architecture Guild Choice Award
USC School of Architecture Grant
Years 2019-2021
USC Herding Award
Years 2019-2021
UrbanANTs Competition, Summer 2018
Honorable mention, top 5
Moscow Scholarly Contests in Physics, Maths and Chemistry 2012-14
Second place

T: (650) 505 - 6332

Google UX Design Certificate
Coursera  | Jul 2022 - Jun 2023
– Completed 7 courses covering all stages of UX Design
– Average Grade: 98%
M.Arch with Cert. in Building Science
| Aug 2019 - May 2021
– GPA 3.94
– Graduate President of NOMAS
– Officer at AIAS
– Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society

B.Sc. in Architecture
RWTH AachenOct 2015 - Sep 2018
– Received an A in designing and structural engineering
– GPA 3.46
– Dean’s List: 2016 - 2017

High School
Intellektual school for gifted children, Moscow
Sep 2009 - Jun 2014
• Focused on Mathematics and Physics 
• GPA 4.0 
• Was competitively ranked as #1 in the class
Product Manager
Wachter Telegram Bot | Aug 2023 - present, remote pro-bono project
Wachter Bot allows for the automatic management of large communities in the Telegram app. It is used in over 100 chats with over 15,000 users in total.
– Fully redesigned existing user flow and interface, adjusted UX texts
– Developed user flow that allows the inclusion of multiple chats in one community
– Brainstormed ideas and prepared roadmaps for future realeases, consulted the team on product and UX issues

Project Designer
Arcadis IBI Group
| Jul 2021 - present, Los Angeles
Part of a mixed-use residential team
– Prepared site and programming analyses and RFP (request for proposal) documents for residential mixed-use and civil projects
– Prepared entitlement drawing sets and developed unit plans for 3 high-rise mixed-use residential buildings of over 500 units each
– Analysed applicable building codes, worked with accessibility and egress standards, and coordinated with building and fire departments during the permitting stage
– Prepared GMP drawing set and provided continuous support during construction documentation and administration for a 218 apartment complex in DTLA
– Responded to submittals and RFIs during construction of a 52-story residential tower located in DTLA

Teaching Assistant
USC School of Architecture | Jan 2020 - May 2021, Los Angeles
– Assisting the professors in the graduate studio as well as during “Building Systems: Materials and Construction” and “Urbanism Themes and Case Studies” classes
– Consulting students on the class topics

Perkins Eastman | Jul 2020, Los Angeles
– Participated in the site and design research for a mixed-use development in Pittsburg, PA
– Prepared drawings, plans, and slides for marketing presentations for healthcare facilities in CA

Student Intern
USC Shoah Foundation | Nov 2019 - Nov 2020, Los Angeles
USC Shoah Foundation is a nonprofit dedicated to collecting interviews with survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust and other genocides
– Transcribing interviews of the Holocaust survivors for the Dimensions of Testimony project 
– Working with testimonies from Russian-, English- and German-speaking survivors

Architectural Intern
Thomas Hillig Architekten GmbH | Oct 2018 - Jul 2019, Berlin
Part of residential team: modernizations and new construction
– Developed the complete set of construction details for a residential building in Berlin with 22 apartments
– Worked on the construction documentation and details for three projects, including a building redevelopment and modernization of a 1900s building
– Prepared building permit applications for two modernization projects

Architectural Intern
LP12 Architekten & Ingenieure | Nov 2017 - Sep 2018, Aachen
Working on civil and education projects
– Participated in the design development and prepared the drawings for the competition for an elementary school in Velbert, Germany
– Contributed to the design development and assessed the construction costs for a kindergarten in Roetgen, Germany, and a rescue station in Wuerselen, Germany

– A Challenge to Autopia | Places Journal, Dec 2021
– The Russian Capital: Unhealthy Effects of Moscow’s Urbanism | My Liveable City, 2021

Freelance as Web- and Graphic designer
– Developed website designs, logos, and informational brochures 

Architectural non-profit work
– Designed an after-school learning center for children in rural Bali in collaboration with Journeyman International, construction completed
– Designed a school for 600 pupils for a local non-profit organization in Nairobi

– Organized community-building and educational events with over 100 attendees
– Advocated for more diversity and inclusion at the USC School of Architecture
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