Nicolas Zuniga

Nicolas Zuniga

Los Angeles, CA, US



Creative, self-motivated and autodidact; with extensive experience using specialized design software that enhance every project. Broad knowledge and understanding of zoning codes and permitting processes. Substantial working experience on urban design and planning projects.



UCLA Center for Mexican Studies, Los Angeles, CA, US, Graduate Student Researcher

Involved in a research project about the industry that provides special services for Mexican immigrants in California. Conducted interviews and gathered qualitative data from employees, customers and business owners in order to analyze these services reach and impact, gathered in a report and supported with interactive maps.

Jan 2013 - current

Los Angeles Department of City Planning, Los Angeles, CA, US, Intern

Designed, programmed and implemented a new interactive and user friendly interface in the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) Code Studies Unit’s document. Specialized in Ordinances for the Los Angeles Municipal Code and Staff Report drafting. Contribution in numerous public hearing presentation design and the DO REAL PLANNING booklet. Presented draft ordinances before planning committees for public approval.

Jun 2012 - current

BOLD (Monterrey, Mexico), Co-Founder

Self-started business. Involved in the sale process, design, execution, supervision and budgeting process for architectural projects.

Aug 2009 - Jul 2011

GAIA (Sardinia, Italy), Tutor

Tutor of the international urban planning and sustainability summer programs for architecture students; sponsored by Universidad de Monterrey, in the archipelago of La Maddalena in Sardegna, Italy. (

Jul 2009 - Jul 2010

Urbana, Sustainable Studio (Monterrey, Mexico), Intern

Analyzed demographic data through specialized software (ESRI ArcGIS) in search for potential sites of future urban developments. Promoted, planned and traced alternative pedestrian and bycile routes, connecting residential and commercial zones. Budgeted and supervised remodeling and architectural projects.

Jan 2008 - Dec 2008


University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA, US, Masters, Master in Urban and Regional Planning

Sep 2012 - current

UDEM, Monterrey, Mexico, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture

Jan 2003 - Dec 2008


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