Roger Cortes

Roger Cortes

New York, NY, US


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Roger holds a Bachelor of Art History from University of California Santa Barbara and a Master of Architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture. He can be found living, working, and riding his bike in Brooklyn, New York. 


Reiser + Umemoto, New York, NY, US, Architectural Assistant

• Provided support for the Adidas World of Sports Stage V competition. Design proposal for an office complex in Herzogenaurch, Germany. Under guidance from the principals, I was responsible for program analysis, floor plan organization, and 3d model updates

• Assisted with a design competition for the Sammlungszentrum Affoltern am Albis, an expansion to the
collection center for the Swiss National Museum. I contributed towards presentation layouts, floorplans
and diagrammatic analysis.

Mar 2014 - Apr 2014

Michael Maltzan Architecture, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architectural Assistant- model maker

• Assisted with schematic design phase for the museum expansion for the Winnipeg Art Gallery in ManitobaProvince, Canada. My responsibilities for this project included careful translations of schematic designs into physical models, updating 3d models, setting up lasercut fabrication files, and post- production photo documentation.

• Provided support during schematic design phase for the 6th Street Viaduct replacement in downtown Los Angeles, California. Our team developed a working model of a typical bridge span, as well as iterative study models of structural components for engineering consultations.

Oct 2013 - Dec 2013

SCI-Arc Urban Systems Undergraduate Seminar, Los Angeles, CA, US, Teaching Assitant

• Responsible for course attendance and grading procedures. Provided student support during class sessions; managed general class correspondence.

Sep 2012 - Dec 2012

Zellnerplus Architecture, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architectural Internship

• Contributed to schematic design phase for a single-family residential project in Los Angeles, CA. Developed architectural presentations for client consultations.

• Collaborated on design a competition for Thinkspace 2012.

Jun 2012 - Sep 2012

SCI-Arc- Making + Meaning Program, Los Angeles, CA, US, Teaching Assistant

• Assisted faculty with course organization and logistics.
• Helped coordinate student field trips.

Jun 2011 - Aug 2011


Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, MArch, Master of Architecture 1

Sep 2010 - Sep 2013

University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, US, BArch, Art History

Sep 2005 - Jun 2008

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