Richard Lucero

Richard Lucero

Los Angeles, CA, US


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I graduated with distinction from Southern California Institute of Architecture with a professional Bachelor degree in Architecture. Immediately after graduation I started working at Adamson Associates Inc. where I have quickly become the Revit expert. I have been responsible for exterior modeling and documentation of a Office HQ (concrete) and Annex (steel) buildings. After taking the project from late schematic design to end of construction documents over the course a 14 months I am currently looking for opportunities with greater responsibilities and project variety.  I am working towards becoming licensed and wish to diversify and increase my knowledge and expertise. 

The prior to Thesis I participated in Solar Decathlon 2013 as the Project Architect leading and working with a team through various schematic designs and looking at new technologies that directly influenced the end project. Ultimately I designed a skin shade structure system and built a full scale mock-up of the system with a close collaborator.

Using a simple pragmatic approach that develops a project based on a core conceptual design principle enables consistency in every detail and creates a comprehensive cohesive intelligent solution to every project. This and a near OCD attention to detail drives me to produce the best project I can. 

Taking great pride in the production quality of all drawings, models and work. I use what ever tool is best and look for different and possibly better ways of doing things. I enjoy the physical world and love working in wood and metal when I have the time and this I feel enables me to have a different perspective that one does not get when only in the digital realm.



Adamson Associates, Inc., Pacific Palisades, CA, US, Associate Designer

Simplot Office Headquarters and Annex: Design Dev./Construction Docs, Curtain Wall Design and Documentation, Store Front Design,
Parametric Family Development, General Modeling & Rendering
Revit 2013, Photoshop + Illustrator
Broad Public Space: Construction Documents, AutoCAD 2013

Jun 2013 - current

Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, Project Architect, Web + Communications Dev. Lead

DALE: Exterior Facade Dev., Mock-Up Design + Fab., Structure + Logistics
Sail Dwelling: Facade + Structure Dev., MEP Coord., Int. + Ext. Moving Sys.
PIP: Core Design + MEP Coord., Pneumatic Exterior R+D
FRED: Concept / Structure Dev., MEP/ Structure Coordination
Revit /Rhino / Maya + V-Ray / Maxwell Rendering, Photoshop + Illustrator
Wood / Metal Fabrication, SD, DD, CD + Presentation Documentation,

Jan 2012 - Dec 2012

Oyler Wu Collaborative, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architectural Designer

Taipei Tower #3: Rhino/ Maya Schematic Design Modeling,
V-Ray/Maxwell Rendering, Photoshop + Illustration, Presentation Drawings
IAC: Rendering, Photoshop + Illustration, Presentation Drawings
SCI-Arc Graduation Tent: Model Building, Steel Fabrication, Knitting
Technique Development and Coordination.

Apr 2011 - Sep 2011

Gary Paige Studio, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architectural Designer

Dingbat 2.0 Competition: Research, Iterative Design, Photography and
Photoshop, Digital and Physical Modeling, Illustration, Rendering,
Presentation and Board Production
Car Washes of Los Angeles: Research, Schematic Design, Study Models +
Drawings, Color Studies and Diagram Studies,
McClur Short Film: Shooting and Editing

Apr 2010 - Sep 2010

Wells Fargo Bank, Los Angeles, CA, US, Family Wealth Group Technology Liaison

Developed a Trust Dept. Database for Client Servicing and Administration,
Website Development, Create + Maintain Hyperion Database and Reports.

Jan 2003 - Nov 2009

Gary Paige Studio, Los Angeles, CA, US, Intern

Hometta Project, JA Competition and Office Proposal in Venice:
Schematic Design, Rhino Modeling, V-Ray Rendering + Drawings and
Presentation Materials

May 2009 - Aug 2009


Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

2013 Solar Decathlon Architectural Project Manager
1 year Student Union Vice President
2 years Student Representative
3.8 GPA

Sep 2008 - Apr 2013

Rio Hondo College, Whittier, CA, US, Architectural Drafting and Design

Residential and Commercial Construction Drawings

Sep 2003 - Jun 2007


Deans Honors Rio Hondo, Other

Deans Honors from 2003-2007 at Rio Hondo College


Thesis Selected for Los Angeles Art Walk Exhibtion, Other


SCI-Arc Solar Decathlon Europe Trip Scholarship, Scholarship


SCI-Arc COntinuing Student Scholarship, Scholarship


SCI-Arc Solar Decathlon Summer Scholarship, Scholarship


3A Project nominated for Rotterdam Biennale Submission, Nomination


SCI-Arc Continuing Student Scholarship, Scholarship


LA Forum for Architecture and Design Dingbat 2.0, 2nd Place


SCI-Arc All School Exhibtion, Other


Areas of Specialization 


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