My name is Ricardo Hernandez, I am a designer studying Interior Design at Virginia Commonwealth University. I love rethinking, reworking and reinvisioning current methods and practices. My goal is to continually push the boundaries of design and firmly believe in the versatility and flexibitlity of the field; striving to break past the confinements and limitations of working solely within the walls of my major and dabble in graphics, architecture, illustration, branding, and urban planning.
Check out my thesis research and process books: http://www.issuu.com/ricardohernandez-perez
Eastlake Studio, Chicago, IL, US, Junior Interior Designer
MOB + Storefront for Community Design, Richmond, VA, US, Project Manager/ Lead Designer
Participate + lead community design efforts ranging from bicycle rack design to asset mapping; propose designs for parklets and community improvements; project manager for Richmond Cohousing logo identity project; lead designer in landscape design Carver Mews project.
3north architects, Richmond, VA, US, Design Intern
Assist in the design of the Bon Secours Redskins Training Facility + collaborate in various residential projects; develop renderings + digital presentations; obtain product pricing; revise AutoCAD documents.
Baskervill, Richmond, VA, US, Junior Interior Designer
Participated in all phases of design from conceptual to construction documents; created presentations for winning design proposals such as Hilton Checkers in Los Angeles and Four Points in Manhattan Chelsea; designed Revit families; selected FF&E color palettes & material presentations; generated specifications.
Baskervill, Richmond, VA, US, Design Intern
Organized materials library; maintained relationships with vendors and representatives; selected finishes and materials; generated digital presentations; participated in space planning exercises.
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, US, Bachelors, Interior Design
Interior design program with a focus on interior architecture. Program focused on study of form, light, space planning, materiality, and software studies. 3.6 overall GPA.
Outstanding Senior Interior Design Student, Award
Senior award for outstanding work. Awardees exhibited their work at the Anderson Gallery along with other outstanding students in the School of the Arts.
ARCHSY Tumblr, Other
Created a design focused Tumblr that garnered over 2700 followers.
Richmond’s Top 10 Innovators Publication, Other
Published as one of Richmond's top ten innovators under the “HOTLIST 2013: Richmond’s Top 10 Innovators” article.
Dean's Art Scholarship, Scholarship
Awarded to one interior design student who demonstrates design excellence per year.
After researching feasible sustainable trends around the major cities in the U.S., this student team encountered an initiative that promotes wellness, sustainability, design, and interaction: temporary recreational areas known as Parklets. Considering that many streets are excessively wide and contain large zones of wasted space, especially at intersections, Parklets have become the solution to this problem. They seek to reclaim some unused swathes and quickly and inexpensively turn them into new public plazas and parks. By taking over two parking spots to create this space, the intent is to encourage people to exercise, have somewhere to sit and relax and enjoy the city around them, especially where narrow sidewalks would otherwise preclude such activities. This project also explores different methods of building and construction while taking into consideration limitations posed by real-world situations.
Competition focused on designing a Clinic + Wellness Center
Published in Interiors & Sources Magazine