Tommy Hernandez, Assoc. AIA

Tommy Hernandez, Assoc. AIA

San Diego, CA, US

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I am an architectural designer looking to contribute to the design process and expand my knowledge and practice within the field to become a licensed professional. I am detail-oriented, work well with others, and am dedicated to the tasks set before me. I have a curiosity for experiential design and enjoy learning about environmental design, phenomenology, and evidence-based designs. In my spare time, I am an avid moviegoer, Star Wars aficionado, and amateur photographer of architectural structures and details. 



NewSchool of Architecture & Design, San Diego, CA, Contributing Faculty

Lecture students on the importance of the environment when designing for place and people. Educate students on collecting environmental data, how to represent the data graphically, and create site analysis diagrams with an emphasis on environmental factors for passive design considerations.

Jul 2020 - current

exitecture archLab Inc., San Diego, CA, Research & Academic Collaborator

Assist in the implementation of a simulation-relevant software program known as 'dicehub' in office and academic-related projects. Further improve the intersection of academia in relation to practice (environmental systems and integrated studios).

Jun 2020 - current


NewSchool of Architecture & Design, San Diego, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

Minor: Neuroscience for Architecture
Minor: Construction Management

Jan 2016 - Jun 2020

Bakersfield College, Bakersfield, CA, US, Architectural Drafting

* General Education
* AA in Architectural Drafting
* AutoCAD Job Skills Certificate

Sep 2006 - Jun 2015


Henry Adams Medal & Certificate of Merit, Other

An AIA sponsored award given to one graduate in a NAAB or CACB accredited degree program. Schools must submit the name of the graduate based on their "display of general excellence throughout his or her academic career".


AIAS Chapter President Honor Award, Award

The highest award bestowed upon an AIAS Chapter President for their outstanding leadership, dedication, and commitment to the consistent growth and development of the AIAS chapter on their campus.


AIAS Chapter Honor Award, Award

The highest honor bestowed upon a chapter of the American Institute of Architecture Students for its consistent growth and stability while providing outstanding educational and professional programs to its members and others.


AIAS Chapter Leader of the Month, Other

Each month, the AIAS highlights the outstanding dedication and accomplishments of one of its members. The Chapter Leader of the Month can be a Chapter President or any member who has shown tremendous leadership.


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