Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) Master of Architecture Graduation with Distinction
Connecticut College Bachelor of the Arts Major in Cognitive Linguistics, Minor in Art Founding Student of the Center for Arts & Technology
Certificates & Programs:
Harvard University - Graduate School of Design Office of Executive Education Housing for Colleges and Universities Program
American Institute of Architects (AIA) Member
LAX Coastal Area Chamber of Commerce (Link) Member
United States Green Building Council, Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional, New Construction
California State Licensed Architect #31042
Interior Design Magazine Green-Lighting Green Design: June 2009
AC Martin Partners Project Designer: 2002-2007 Selected projects for AC Martin Partners: Caltrans District 3 Headquarters Marysville, CA A five-story, 211,000 sf state office building in downtown Marysville; won in a design/build competition to house Caltrans regional administration, design and engineering studios as well as maintenance offices and public permit counters. Housing 750 workers, a 200 seat multi-purpose room and teleconference facilities, the building is significantly daylit, such that 95% of the occupants have views and access to natural light. The building is LEED Silver.
University of Southern California Ronald Tutor Hall, Viterbi School of Engineering Los Angeles, CA A five-story, 103,000 sf engineering and classroom building serving both graduate and undergraduates in areas of bio-engineering, nanotechnology, robotics and acoustics. Laboratories, classrooms and support spaces are state of the art, designed for future flexibility to accommodate changes in curriculum.
Boat Central Marina del Rey, CA Design and planning for a dry boat storage facility to hold 300+ powerboats as well as 20+ sailboats. The facility design maximizes views to the water by stacking boats seven stories high in an automated system.
Dana Point Harbor Dana Point, CA Master-planning and Schematic Designs to guide the city’s revitalization effort for this historic location. Currently under Phase One of construction, the plan renovates the harbor’s dock and launch ramp facilities, replaces 80,000 sf retail and restaurant space, adds a festival plaza, dry boat storage and a 1,300 car parking structure all while retaining the Cape Cod character prevalent in Dana Point.
Suisman Urban Design Junior Designer: 1999-2000 Selected projects for Suisman Urban Design: MTA MetroRapid, Los Angeles, CA Design of Station-Stops, graphics and identity for city-wide implementation of bus rapid transit system for Metropolitan Transit Authority.
CRA/LA Grand Avenue Master Plan Los Angeles, CA Competition entry for revitalization of Grand Avenue, the major corridor in downtown LA linking the historic core and central library to the new developments of Disney Hall and the Cathedral.
Ocean Way Recording Assistant Engineer: 1997-1998 Assistant Engineer working with high-profile rock bands to record albums. Oversaw technical requirements for sessions, placement and maintenance of recording gear. Responsible for clients’ needs and communication between producers and record labels.
The Power Station Assistant Engineer: 1996 Everything from runner to playing slide guitar on demo albums, technical work as well from gear maintenance to repairs.
Oliver Nicolas: Designer
After graduating from the University of Southern California in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Oliver worked as structural designer for over 6 years with Kanda and Tso Associates in South Pasadena and as a Specification Representative for Trus Joist Commercial for nearly 2 years. Returning to school, Oliver went on to receive his MArch degree for Woodbury University in Burbank, CA in 2011.
Juan Alcala: Designer
Juan received his Bachelor of Architecture degree in 2010 from Woodbury University where he presided over CLEA (Latin American Council of Architecture Students) and served as an Events Committee Officer in the student body. Professionally, Juan is experienced in Schematic Design, Construction Documentation, Interior Design, Landscape Design and 3D Modeling. Juan is currently working towards professional licensure.