Ruth Olvido

Ruth Olvido

Los Angeles, CA, US



As a LEED Accredited Professional and Certified Interior Designer in the State of California with twelve years of full-time experience at architectural and design firms along the West Coast, I'm constantly in pursuit of inspirational, ambitious, progressive and sustainable design projects.



Los Angeles County Department of Public Works, Alhambra, CA, US, Facilities Planner

Administered weekly TI Coordination meetings and collaborated with in-house staff and trades to provide interior design services, FF&E, moves and relocations for the Department of Public Works Headquarters building consisting of 12 floors and over one million square feet of office and public spaces

Oct 2010 - current

GGLO, Seattle, WA, US, Project Interior Designer

Successfully contributed to the design of various hospitality projects along the West Coast while cultivating working relationships with clients and consultants; Collaborated on fully-integrated projects with in-house architects and landscape architects; Selected projects include:

Atria Senior Living, Bay Area, CA: Tenant Improvement of (2) assisted living facilities including development of dementia care wing, residential unit upgrades, and design of new public spaces

Larkspur Riverplace Hotel, Portland, OR: Public and Guest Bath finish upgrades

Larkspur Casa Munras Hotel & Spa, Monterey, CA: 24,500 sf, Renovation of historic hotel and conversion of retail building to new spa; Published in Hospitality Design Magazine, September 2008

Jun 2006 - Mar 2009

IA Interior Architects, San Francisco, CA, US, Interior Designer

Provided profitable, full-service design from concept and design development through construction documents and construction administration of corporate facilities while enhancing long-standing company relationships with clients, consultants, and vendors; Selected projects include:

Microsoft Campus, Redmond, WA: Various Tenant Improvements for offices, lounge spaces and cafeterias

Hanson Bridgett, LLP, San Francisco, CA: 68,000 sf, 3 Floors of new office space

Ross Stores Headquarters, Pleasanton, CA: 300,000 sf, 4 Floors of new office space

Swinerton Builders Headquarters, San Francisco, CA: 67,000 sf, 5 Floors of new office space; LEED Gold pilot project for Existing Buidlings

Veritas Software Corporate Campus, Milpitas, CA: 990,000 sf, 6 Buildings New offices, laboratories, cafeteria, and training center

Dec 1999 - Jun 2006

Viniegra & Viniegra Architecture, Los Angeles, CA, US, Office Manager

Assisted Director of Design and Principal Architect with design development, CAD drawings, generating company brochures, packaging responses to RFPs, accounting, contacting suppliers, managing resource library, and other public relations. Selected projects:

Office Depot, Downtown Los Angeles (Little Tokyo), CA: New construction and masterplan of a half-city block including parking and retail

California State University Engineering Lecture Hall, Northridge, CA: Seismic and finish upgrade

Nov 1997 - Nov 1999


Woodbury University, Burbank, CA, US, Bachelors, Interior Design

Cum Laude graduate
Member of ASID Pasadena Chapter

Sep 1992 - Jun 1996

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