Hugo Carvallo holds a Master in Architecture: Self-Sufficient Buildings from the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (Barcelona, Spain), a Bachelor in architecture from the University of Southern California, School of Architecture (Los Angeles, California), and an Associate in Science from El Camino College (Torrance, California).
He worked for Withee Malcolm Architects, LLC. in Torrance, for Colby Mayes, Inc. in Santa Monica, and for A.L.D. a landscape design firm in West Los Angeles, and was involved in multiple mixed-use, institutional and commercial projects located in and out of the State of California.
Hugo worked also for CenterCal Properties, LLC. a retail development company, and was in charge of properties that are up to 50 acres such as ‘The Village at Meridian’(ID) and ‘Nyberg Rivers’ (OR); and had an important key participation in the design developing of new site planning for Silverdale and the Northern Quest Resort & Casino in WA, Cerritos Best Plaza and the Redondo Beach Pier Redevelopment in CA and more.
Hugo worked for IDA (Innovation & Design in Architecture) a commercial architecture firm located in Long Beach, and was in charge of the Real Mex and Travel Traders projects.
Hugo currently works full time for Environ Architecture as Senior Project Designer.
He is very involved and continuously participates in the U.S.C. Architectural Guild, and also volunteers for the Los Angeles A.I.A. as IDP Coordinator.
Specialties: PowerCADD (MAC), AutoCAD 2004 through 2014 (PC), Revit Architecture 2009-14. 3D VIZ, SketchUp Pro, TurboSketch, IDX Renditioner, V-Ray, Ecotect, Radiance, Climate Cosultant 5, HEED, iMovie, Profcast, CS5 Photoshop, CS5 Illustrator, CS5 InDesign, Rhino, Grasshopper, Paracloud, Processing, Impure.
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona, ES, MArch, Self Sufficient Buildings
At IaaC, I was part of the Self-Sufficient Studio, and my research project was based on the metabolism of the building/block, and how people can start having a better life without affecting the natural environment and living in total balance and harmony with nature. While at IaaC, I was exposed to new ways of learning architecture, I got to know new and interesting programs that helped me create a hypothesis, calculate data, create parameters, and make a conclusion of my studies. My experience in Spain included neighboring countries such as Italy, France, and England; I also traveled to the Middle East to attend the research trip in Abu Dabhi and Dubai in U.A.E. where I studied ways of sustainability and self-sufficiency.
University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, US, BArch, Architecture
At U.S.C., I developed and improved my design skills, I learned how the building stands, history of architecture, load calculations, important terminology, and many more other important matters in the world of design, architecture, environment, sustainability and space. In 2008, I participate in the Asia Study Abroad Program visiting Japan, China, Cambodia, Malaysia, and Singapore (more than 100 cities visited) in a period of 3 months. I was awarded with many scholarships and grants, thanks to my performance, reputation, and grades. Also, in the same year, one of my works in sustainability was published in the WORK publications at the U.S.C. School of Architecture.
El Camino College, Torrance, CA, US, Architecture
At ECC, first I took some art classes and learned more about the basic requirements of harmony and balance between the natural environment and the human body using different media. Then, in the architectural department, I learned about hand drafting and sketching living spaces, from interior spaces such as rendering living rooms to sketching perspective drawings of buildings and the urban landscape.
Successfully, I passed my first design class not only getting one of the highest grades in the class, but also getting good comments and reviews from the jury. This achievement helped me to be placed in the second year Design Studio of different architecture programs when I was offered to attend their programs (Sci-Arc, Woodburry, Cal-Poly Pomona, and U.S.C.).
After finishing all these classes, I got my Associates degree in Sciences, and transferred to the 2nd year at the U.S.C. School of Architecture in 2006.