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Fernando Herrera holds an undergraduate degree form FIU and completed his Master's degree at SCI-arc where he graduated with top thesis honors in 2012. During his time in Los Angeles Fernando has worked for Tom Wiscombe, and Hernan Diaz Alonzo. Since his graduation he has been the lead designer at Archi-tectonics in New York.
Archi-Tectonics, New York, NY, US, Lead designer
Founded in 1994, Archi-Tectonics’ work ranges from residential to commercial, from real to virtual, and is realized in urban designs, architectures, and installations. Responsibilities: Team leader and coordinator, responsible for communicating project initiatives directly from the principal and corresponding with clients and consultants. Engaged in projects vertically from concept to construction. Daily tasks included; Conceptual design, 3D modeling, visualization, construction documents, and construction administration
Michael Maltzan Architecture, Los Angeles, CA, US, Visualizations and Model making
Responsibilities include 3D modeling, rendering, and model making for competitions and commissioned projects.
xefirotarch, Los Angeles, CA, US, Design intern
Architectural office whose work has been exhibited at the London Biennale, Beijing Biennale; solo shows include, the San Francisco MoMa, the Art Institute in Chicago, MAK centre in Vienna, and the Pompidou Center in 2010. In 2005 the firm was the winner of the PS1 MoMa, New York, Young architect Program Pavilion. Responsibilities include; conceptual design, 3D modeling, drafting, design packaging and fabrication.
Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, Teaching Assistant
Teaching Assistant in the Visual Studies II undergraduate class. Responsibilities included tutoring students in Autodesk Maya and fabrication techniques including 3D printing, vacuum forming and CNC milling.
Tom Wiscombe Design, LLC, Los Angeles, CA, US, Design intern
Architectural office that is a platform for experimentation , leveraging techniques and logics from fields such as science, aerospace engineering and computation. The work of EMERGENT has been extensively published, notably in Vogue, Esquire, Architectural Record, and The New York Times. Responsibilities included conceptual design, 3D modeling, rendering, and drafting.
CSA Group Architects & Engineers, Miami, FL, US, Assistant project manager
Design-Build office of 50 employees geared towards government projects consisting of
schematic design, additions, and renovations. Held responsibilities in schematic
design, construction documents and project management.
Project manager tasks included construction site visits / inspections, conducting meetings with clients and contractors and closing out projects on numerous schools.
Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, MArch, M-Arc2
Florida International University, Miami, FL, US, BArch, Architectural Design
SCI-Arc Merit Graduate Thesis, Award
In recognition of an outstanding graduate thesis project.
SCI-Arc Service Award, Award
For outstanding contributions in the area of service to the SCI-Arc community
MDC Sustainability In Urban Design Competition, 1st Place
Award for outstanding multi-use urban design with sustainability considerations.