Marino Vega-Paez

Marino Vega-Paez

Los Angeles, CA, US


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     In May of 2013, I culminated my academic career with a Masters of Architecture II Post-Professional degree from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design. A one-year intensive design-based program specializing in 3D generative software and Digital Fabrication Methods, focused on exploring contemporary innovation in the field of architecture. For my undergraduate study, I enrolled at Woodbury University where I developed a strong technical foundation in design. Upon completion of their five-year program I received a Bachelors of Architecture degree and a minor in Graphic Design.

     I am an extremely hardworking individual with multiple talents; I can work through all phases of a project. Furthermore, I accept the time and dedication that is required to complete a successful project in this industry. I never shy away from a difficult task and I am eager to prove my worth as a valuable asset.



Tim Petersen Associates, Santa Monica, CA, US, Junior Designer & Draftsman

A studio specializing in Residential design (Contemporary design, renovations & remodels)
_ Develop preliminary sketches and conceptual 3D models for client visualization
_ Coordinate with outside consultants for quality assurance with ongoing projects
_ Develop CD sets for permitting and construction
_ Manage projects through the permitting process

Jun 2015 - current

Ramer Architecture, Santa Monica, CA, US, Draftsman

A design office specializing in Medical Building design (Contemporary design, TI, renovations & remodels)
_ Develop conceptual 3D models for client visualization
_ Coordinate with outside consultants for quality assurance with ongoing projects
_ Develop CD sets for permitting and construction
_ Develop a working knowledge of the California OSHPD Codes & Regulations

Jun 2015 - current

Independent Design Professional, Los Angeles, CA, US, Designer

_ Architectural designer & draftsman (schematic design, CD sets, project permitting)
_ Graphic designer (logo design, branding & marketing, packaging, presentation layouts)
_ 3d modeling and rendering services (available for any type of design work)

Aug 2011 - current

(fer) studio, LLP, Inglewood, CA, US, Project Associate

_Create CD sets / Spec books & coordinate with outside consultants
_Develop a working knowledge of ADA & CBC Codes
_Manage multiple projects at various phases and assist with the daily tasks of a design studio

Feb 2014 - Jun 2015

Sherrylin H. Quinones, Encino, CA, US, Production Assistant

_ Serve as project coordinator for an artist workshop and exhibition in Puerto Rico
_ Design artists' catalogue and marketing material for a private gallery viewing
_Develop a presentation layout for artwork using floor plan drawings and renderings

Jan 2012 - Jun 2012

Miguels Painting, Los Angeles, CA, US, Construction Tradesman

_Assist in small scale construction projects(renovations, room additions, general repair & paint)
_Review floor plans, specifications, and project issues to determine the direction of work
_Develop a working knowledge of basic construction methods, building materials and tools

Jun 2000 - Jun 2012

Forward Design Office, Pasadena, CA, US, Architectual Intern

_Develop preliminary sketches and conceptual 3D models
_Assist in creating presentation boards and developing project renderings
_Create physical models using a multitude of model making material

May 2009 - Aug 2009


University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, US, Masters, Architecture and Design

Aug 2012 - May 2013

Woodbury University, Burbank, CA, US, BArch, Architecture and Design

Aug 2005 - May 2011


Woodbury University Thesis Awards, Honorable Mention

My thesis project was nominated for the award of Most Interesting Site Investigation resulting in a second-place finish.


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