Perla Aguayo

Perla Aguayo

Bay Area


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I have a Professional Degree in Architecture from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, which has given me well-rounded knowledge in many aspects of design. My skills include 3-D modeling in Maya and Rhino as well as rendering in Maya, Maxwell, and V-Ray. I have experience with museum-quality model-making, digitizing physical models, and drafting complex models in AutoCAD. I am also well versed in print and digital art, both 2D and 3D. Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign have been my key tools for developing presentations, posters, and project booklets. I have experience with construction documents working in a small Architecture office full time, as well as a part-time freelance drafter/assistant to an interior designer.



Architecture + Design Museum (A+D), Los Angeles, CA, US, Volunteer Docent

During the very popular "Never Built: LA" exhibit I assisted the museum with daily maintenance, visitor's general inquiries and current exhibit questions, as well as operating the museum gift shop.

Sep 2013 - Oct 2013

4C Design Group, West Hollywood, CA, US, Project Coordinator/ Draftsperson

[high-end residences & restaurants]
Responsibilities: site visits // as-built measurements // as-built drawings
// red-line revisions // drafting & coordinating permit sets // permit revisions
// consultant coordination // generating details from Architect’s
sketches // code research // building Department submittals // 3-D modeling

Projects worked on:
Roadside Eats, Hollywood, CA
Benear Residence, Boynton Beach, FL

Nov 2012 - Jul 2013

Wright McCoy Design, North Hollywood, CA, US, Freelance Drafter/ Designer

Responsibilities: site visits // as-built measurements // as-built drawings
// AutoCAD drafting [plans, sections, interior elevations] // 3-D interior
modeling & rendering using Rhino & Maxwell // research // Building &
Health Department submittals

Projects worked on:
Umini, Westwood, CA

Mar 2012 - Nov 2012

B+U, LLP, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architectural Intern

3-D modeling in Maya & Rhino // AutoCAD drafting
// digitizing physical models // to-scale model making // research &
presentation // schematic design // CNC file preparation // 3D Printing //
Laser cutting // diagramming in Illustrator // photo editing in Photoshop

Projects worked on:
Mixed use development, Los Angeles County //
Performance Center Alexanderhoehe, Iserlohn Germany //
New Taipei City Art Museum [NTCArt], Taipei, Taiwan //

Jan 2011 - Aug 2011


California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

Minor in Sustainable Environments

Sep 2005 - Jun 2011

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Alexandria, VA, US, Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center/Consortium (WAAC)

4th year off-campus studies in Architecture and Urban Design.

Aug 2009 - May 2010



Some of my work while at B+U, LLP is currently being exhibited at "Never Built: Los Angeles" July 28, 2013 - October 13, 2013.


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