Henry Dominguez is an architectural design consultant living and working in Los Angeles. Henry’s background in architecture stem from his desire to make a visible and lasting contribution to culture by challenging assumptions, provoking people to evaluate their relationship with space, time, and culture.
He draws inspiration from the mantra, “There’s no such thing as new, only innovation” and focuses his work on re-imagining and re-purposing familiar elements to create novel and personal experiences through physical spaces.
Henry’s unique undergraduate background in psychology enables him to incorporate how individuals may think, behave, and interact with his projects; in every design, he actively attempts to challenge perceptions, “perceptions so obvious, we are blinded by their familiarity.”
Henry obtained a Master of Architecture (M.Arch 1) degree from the Southern California Institute of Architecture, where he worked under distinguished professors Hernan Diaz Alonso, Tom Wiscombe, and other architectural thought leaders.
Henry is currently project manager working with Sulkin Studio, where he has spent the last 6 months designing a Silver Lake hillside residence with views of nearby reservoir and Downtown Los Angeles Skyline. The design for the house was inspired by the framed panoramic views which are a direct response to the clients interests to capture and enhance the surrounding cityscape views. Prior to Sulkin Studio, Henry worked as a Project designer at Xefirotarch, where he consulted on various projects for clients in the airline and hospitality industries. One such project included creating a showroom space for a Boeing facility, for which he was charged to create a dynamic, but also controlled, experience for executives of Boeing.
Henry spends his time outside of the studio exploring media such as photography and 3D prototyping, where he hones in on new ways to express and materialize ideas. He shares his creativity and passion for design with friends and family (who love bringing him along on trips as the designated photographer, and enjoy receiving his unique 3D gifts). Through photography, as in academic architecture, Henry takes joy in playing with composition, proportions, and storytelling, to create new experiences that can only happen in augmented reality, sometimes teasing with his strange sensibility to embrace his subjects’ unique qualities.
When he is not expressing his creative side, you can often find Henry trying (very) hard to surf, and hiking through different parts of SoCal with his dog, Bandit.
Sulkin Studio, Santa Monica, CA, US, Project Designer
Truss Yim, Project Manager
Planning, directing, and coordinating hillside residence with engineering consultants to deliver quality professional services within time and budget.
Malibu Ranch, Project Designer
Designing a multi-purpose indoor/outdoor administrative space intended to expand client’s investment property. Responsible for researching program analysis, schematic design, as well as generating visual media to communicate ideas for clients and investors.
Michael Maltzan Architecture, Los Angeles, CA, US, Lead Exhibition Model Designer
In charge of designing, fabricating, and assembling the One Santa Fe model to be displayed at MOCA’s exhibition, A new Sculpturalism.
Tough Mudder, New York, NY, US, Project Modeler
For construction information purposes, preparing a digital set of editable drawings and 3D models for existing set of obstacles at Tough Mudder.
xefirotarch, Los Angeles, CA, US, Project Designer, Lead Model Designer
Center for Airline Excellence, Project Designer Lead Model Designer
Create a showroom space for a Boeing facility that is dynamic, but also controlled, experience for partners. Responsibilities include schematic design, design development, model making, as well as generating renderings and animations for clients.
Miami Ritz Sculpture, Project Designer
Design proposal of sculpture for entrance at the Miami Ritz Carlton Hotel.
Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, Design Development Teaching Assistant
Considering issues related to the investigation of design technology and materials, implementing various strategies and systems for advanced construction methods. Responsibilities included preparing class lectures as well as assisting students with technical information for construction.
TOM WISCOMBE ARCHITECTURE, INC, Los Angeles, CA, US, Construction Coordinator
An investigation of the advantages and limitations of composite materials. Responsible for coordinating and executing the fabrication and installation of the fiber composite structure.
J. Mikael Kaul Architect, Inc, Miami, FL, US, Design Intern
Responsible for generating schematic design for clients, design development, construction documents, exploring Ideas in digital media, and providing zoning and code research.
Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, MArch, Architecture
Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, US, BArch, Psychology