Los Angeles, CA, US


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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, Hernan Diaz Alonzo, and Michael Maltzan. Since his graduation he has been the lead designer at Archi-tectonics in New York.


UNStudio, Amsterdam, NL, Junior Architectural Designer

Jul 2014 - current

Archi-Tectonics, New York, NY, US, Project 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

Jan 2013 - current

Michael Maltzan Architecture, Los Angeles, CA, US, Intern

Responsibilities include 3D modeling, rendering, and model making for competitions and commissioned projects.

Oct 2012 - Dec 2012

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.

Jan 2012 - Aug 2012

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.

Sep 2011 - Dec 2011

TOM WISCOMBE ARCHITECTURE, INC, 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.

May 2011 - Sep 2011

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.

Sep 2006 - May 2009


Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, MArch, M-Arc2

Aug 2010 - Sep 2012

Florida International University, Miami, FL, US, BArch, Architectural Design

Aug 2003 - Jun 2010


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.


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