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Mauricio Espinosa

Mauricio Espinosa

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

About 

Mauricio Espinosa , AIA is the founding Principal of Burgeoning Architects in Los Angeles, CA. Mr. Espinosa was born in Portland, Oregon. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Oregon, with field studies at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Mr. Espinosa received his Master of Architecture from The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London.

Prior to his work at The Bartlett's laboratory for Advanced Virtual and Technological Architecture Research, Mr. Espinosa was a practicing architect for 15 years. He served as Associate Design Director / Project Manager for Behnisch Architekten, working for several years between Los Angeles, Boston, and Stuttgart, Germany. His projects have been built and showcased throughout North America & Europe; many have received world-wide critical acclaim for their approaches to design and ecological responsibilities.

Mr. Espinosa's work has been widely published in a variety of books, magazines, and e-Journals in North America, Europe, and Japan. He was a Fellow Speaker at the University of Liverpool's Centre for Manx Studies 2011 Conference at the Isle of Man, UK, and he has been a guest architecture critic at the University of Oregon, The Bartlett School of Architecture (UCL), OTIS College of Art & Design, The Art Institute of Portland, the School of Visual Arts (NYC), and California Polytechnic Institute Pomona. He has participated in exhibitions throughout North America, Europe, and Asia, most recently for The Hypothetical Development Organization in New Orleans. Mr. Espinosa is a licensed architect in California and New York.

Employment 

Burgeoning, Los Angeles, Founding Principal

Sep 2010 - current
 

Behnisch Architekten, Los Angeles, CA, US, Project Manager

Jan 2006 - Aug 2009
 

Ankrom Moisan Architects, Portland, OR, US, Architect

Jun 2003 - Dec 2005
 

M.R.Richards Engineering, Eugene, OR, US, Draftsman

Jun 2004 - Dec 2004
 

Ankrom Moisan Architects, Portland, OR, US, Draftsman

Jun 1995 - Sep 2001
 

Education 

University College London (UCL), London, GB, MArch, AVATAR

Sep 2009 - Sep 2010
 

University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, US, BArch, Architecture

Minor: Architectural History
Minor: Business Administration

Sep 2000 - Jun 2005
 

Denmark International Study Program, Copenhagen, DK, Architecture

Jun 2004 - Aug 2004
 

Awards 

Special Recognition Social Responsibility Award, Honorable Mention

2009
 

Analysis and Planning Honor Award, Award

2008
 

New Housing New York Competition, 2nd Place

2007
 

VR Bank Schwabisch Hall, Honorable Mention

2007
 

Waterfront Lower Don Lands Competition, 1st Place

2007
 

S.A.R.A. Student Design Competition, 1st Place

2006
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills