I'm a design-build junkie specializing in complex design and custom fabrication. My work resides somewhere between the formal disciplines of Art and Architecture, pairing advanced 3D digital design platforms with emerging manufacturing technologies in a non-linear workflow. The result is novel concepts that dissolve the boundaries between digital and physical form. 

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Many people have helped me get to where I am today:

  • Thank you Dwayne Oyler & Jenny Wu of Oyler Wu Collaborative for letting me take part in so many invaluable design experiences.

  • Thank you to all my friends and colleagues from SCI-Arc's 2012 M. Arc 1 program. I feel truly privileged to have shared a studio with so many talented and inspiring people.

  • Thank you Anna & Hal Holiday for all of your love and support throughout my academic career.

  • Last, but certainly not least, thank you to my unbelievably devoted and caring family. Thank you for encouraging me to follow my dreams.


Jacques Lesec earned his Master’s degree from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) in 2012, where he trained in advanced digital modeling platforms and emerging mix-media representation technologies. During his graduate studies, he worked for design office Oyler Wu Collaborative in Los Angeles, participating in several highly published design/build concepts.

Southern California Institute of Architecture, Los Angeles (SCI-Arc) - 2009-2012
Degree: Masters in Architecture

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - 2004-2008
Degree: Bachelors in Political Science (International Relations)