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Walter H Garcia

Walter H Garcia

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

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About 

Born and raised for the most part in Los Angeles, CA.  Among my travels are a few places stretching between the Pacific and Europe, as well as reaching as far south as Peru.  In great part thanks to my exposure to other cultures while traveling as a kid is why I chose to pursue a career in architecture.  That, and legos.

Now I am continually striving for personal and professional growth.  Currently working as a design consultant has provided several unique opportunities to work on a multitude of projects in various conditions.  Ultimately, these experiences are shaping the way I view not just architecture but design on a more global scale.  Placing the limelight on the experience the designed environment can evoke.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

KAA Design, Los Angeles, CA, US, Designer

Oct 2012 - current
 

Walter H Garcia, Granada Hills, CA, US, Design consultant

Clients---

- Westfield LLC : Design constultant to their ‘Retail Experience Design’ Team’s Nationwide portfolio encompassing International and one-off brands. Conceptual design, design development, and project coordination.
- Research City Health and Building code requirements, finishes, fixtures, and furniture.
- Graphic design, brand development, and design drawing reviews.
- 14 months full-time

- Fiore Landscape Design: 3D Modeling + Design, Drafting.

- Irene Neuwirth: Graphic Design, Book Production, & Photography retouching.

Aug 2010 - current
 

Jeffrey Rome & Associates, Draftsperson

Develop: drawing sets for telecommunications- site plans, elevations, notes, & details

May 2010 - Jul 2010
 

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Student Assistant

Design: integrated rear-projection system from the same kit-of-parts for the theater shell structure .
Design: a portable pin-up display wall.

Sep 2008 - Jun 2009
 

ZGF Architects LLP, Intern

Develop: massing/presentation models, and renderings.
Develop: drawings: life safety, and reflected ceiling plans.
Construction Admin: L.A. hospital site-update sketch logs and stick sets.

Sep 2007 - Dec 2007
 

Westfield, Intern

Design: Graphic Design proposals for ‘Tenant criteria manuals.’
Design: Environmental graphics for Boston Logan Airport food court.
Develop: Photoshoped renderings, and red-lined drawings.

Jul 2007 - Sep 2007
 

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Student Assistant

Develop: photo-montages for new campus art/signage.
Develop: cad drawings for campus facility remodels.

Jan 2006 - Dec 2006
 

Education 

Oct 2005 - Jun 2009
 

Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Making + Meaning

An intensive 5 week summer program serving to establish the principles of understanding and thinking spatial environments. Focuses on an iterative process of design and development.

Jul 2006 - Aug 2006
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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