Rodrigo Carmona

Rodrigo Carmona

Los Angeles, CA, US


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Landscape Architecture
Sustainable Design
Audio (music), Entertainment, & Visual Concept Programming
Uniform Design

CNC Routing
3D Modeling


ROFKA Design Studio, Designer


• Broad Knowledge of Planning & Design
• Develops Multiple Design Concepts; Simultaneously, at Varying Phases of Project
• Manages Critical-Path and Execution Deadlines/Supervising Staff and Contractors
• Selects FF&E/Architectural Materials, Acoustical/Visual Components
• Develops Construction Documents (CDs)
• Controls Quality of Contracts and Construction Administration
• Creates Documents & Manuals for Bidding and Construction Administration
• Space Planning; Site Surveying,
• Management of As-Builts, Working Drawings, and Illustrations
• Analysis of Construction & Programmatic Feasibility
• Monitors Design Cost/Budgets
• Researches Sale and Marketability of Design Projects
• Manages Furniture Prototyping and Detail Development
• Creates and Develops Shop Drawing and Submittals (Bid/RFIs etc)
• Oversees and Participates in Installations
• Conducts/Directs Punch List & Documentation
• Manages Purchasing and Awards
• Conducts internal and external Meetings/Presentations
• Supports Projects during Design Close-Out and Initial Occupancy Phase

Jun 2009 - current

Philippe Starck for SBE, Los Angeles, CA, US, Design Assistant & Coordinator

In collaboration with Philippe Starck Network and SBE Group for the delivery of Class-A design projects

Responsibilities included:

• Restructuring the FF&E and OS&E Design Libraries, including digitizing all physical samples and indexing materials

• Supporting all Design Staff and Contractors--in all areas of Creative Design and Build-out inititatives for various project types from Concept to Close-out

• First Point of contact to all FF&E vendors and shops

• Quality Controlled Critical-path while preserving Design Intent and Brand Identity

Projects Included:

• S-Bar
• Ciel Spa
• SLS Hotels, Beverly Hills & Las Vegas
• The Bazaar by Jose Andres
• Katsuya, Glendale, Hollywood & Vine, Staples Center/LA Live
• XIV by Michael Mina

Jun 2007 - Sep 2009

Viceroy Hotels & Resorts, Los Angeles, CA, US, Design & Construction Coordinator

Addressed all development issues of high-end "Viceroy Experience" residential projects and adaptive re-use assets in the Los Angeles and Hollywood market; stemming from schematic to close-out phases of projects

• Co-Initiated the Customer Service division of the company, and participated in the transition from the previous LLC "The Kor Group- Realty" to the current "Viceroy Hotel Group".

• Coordinated Construction Initiatives for multiple buildings--including: residential and business lofts, commercial spaces, high density garage buildings, and urban landscape and retail environments

• First Point of Contact to General Sperintendents and Sub-Contractors pertaining to all Architectural Build-outs and Warranties; spanning from Pre-Construction, to Initial Operation phases of all projects

Projects Included:

• Eastern Columbia Lofts,
• Downtown Los Angeles
• Hollywood Broadway Lofts, Hollywood & Vine Street
• Molino Street Lofts, Historic Downtown Toy District
• Barker Block + Urth Cafe, Downtown Los Angeles
• The Victor on Venice, Los Angeles
• Sunset Silverlake Condominiums, Silver Lake

Jan 2005 - Jun 2007


Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architecture/Landscape/Interiors

Architecture (buildings), landscape (spaces between buildings), and interiors (spaces within buildings) organize and shape the contexts for all our activities and relations. Students in this multidisciplinary program study all three of these spatial design fields within a single, sequential curriculum, focused on design empowered by technologies and theory. At the core of the curriculum are six comprehensive studio courses, five of which address potentially real-world projects sited in Los Angeles and other cities. Support courses present the materials and methods of building, landscape, and interior construction; physical and digital communication skills and media; and the history and theories of spatial design.

While attending Otis College in the Architecture/Landscape/Interiors program, Rodrigo Carmona participated in several extra-curricular projects including the 2013 and 2014 Angelo Donghia Foundation Master Design courses and competitions. Eligibility for these design courses required a 3.0 GPA and Design Excellence status.

One of the projects developed was "ReLAX", the week-long design charrette, was based in Rodrigo's belief in collaboration and the human experience. Students designed “watering holes” for LAX traveler layovers, connecting them to downtown, to the beach and wetlands, and to local residents. A $50,000 grant was allocated from the Angelo Donghia Foundation. Rodrigo's role(s) in the Donghia Master Design Challenge was Concept Creator, Project Manager, Lead Researcher and co-presenter- *Among juror comments: "It is refreshing to see a project that brings pleasure back to design, especially to the stressful experience of air travel. The concept of connecting both to existing transportation and communities, such as downtown and Culver City, is great."

Rodrigo's work is featured at Otis. His work has was selected for ongoing exhibition, as it demonstrates the program's capacity and showcases his talent.

Aug 2010 - May 2014


Otis College Scholar, 1st Place


Gerald Tucker Scholar, 1st Place


Fred J. Aves Scholar, 1st Place


Areas of Specialization 


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