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Clayton Mandly

Technical Designer

How long have you been at SCB?

Three and a half years post grad school.

How did you end up at SCB?

I first found my way to SCB by way of an internship in the Chicago office in spring 2013. Since then, I spent two more semesters with internships in the San Francisco office. I started full time in the San Francisco office after finishing grad school in spring 2015.

What projects are you currently working on?

I am currently heading up construction administration on a 300-unit residential tower in Los Angeles called Cumulus.

What is the most interesting thing you have worked on in the past couple of weeks?

I’ve spent some time working with our contractor and a custom lighting supplier to figure out the details for an exterior light feature to be mounted on the façade of the L.A. tower. Cumulus will be visible for miles in every direction, so we want it to have an iconic presence in the neighborhood.

What does a typical day look like for you?

I currently spend my days coordinating with the owner, contractor, and our consultants on all things construction-related. Every two weeks I fly to L.A. for a site visit and meeting with the client and contractor.

What advice can you give to young or future designers and planners?

Always be on the lookout for self-improvement opportunities in your life—it is the best way to prepare yourself to tackle professional challenges.