Richard Lucero

Richard Lucero

Los Angeles, CA, US



Richard is currently a Project Manager/ Designer at ORA in Downtown Los Angeles Historic Core. His current work includes a core & shell/ interior tI for a creative office space in Chinatown, a new construction vacation desert cabin in Yucca Valley and fourplex renovation & addition in Highland Park.

Prior to ORA Richard worked at Adamson Associates where he was responsible for an Office HQ and Annex building exterior design, build-out and documentation in Revit.

School Years
Richard graduated with distinction from SCI-Arc, Southern California Institute of Architecture, with a Professional Bachelors Degree of Architecture.

For the year before prior to his thesis he worked as the Project Architect on the SCI-Arc Caltech Solar Decathlon team. He lead various designs proposals and was key to the development of various aspects of the project. One of which was the design of the exterior skin structure and the production of a full scale mock-up to test the design. 

In the summer of 2011 Richard worked at Oyler Wu Collaborative. The first two months he worked closely with Dwayne Oyler developing one of three schemes for a residential tower proposal in Taipei. This consisted of development and production of presentation drawings and images. His scheme was favored and chosen by the client and went into construction documents; it is currently going into construction. The last two months of the summer he was instrumental in the steel fabrication on the SCI-Arc graduation pavilion. 11 hour days cutting steel precisely, assembling, painting, rope knitting and installing. He was charged with training proper technique when required and developed time saving methods during production.

In Richard's early days at SCI-Arc he work under Gary Paige conducting research that varied from graphic techniques, developmenting study models, documenting urban and building typologies. Some of this work eventually be incorporated into the LA Forum for Arch & Design Dingbat 2.0 Competition and would win a 2nd place. 

Method/ Ideology
Using a simple pragmatic approach that develops a project based on a core conceptual design principle enables consistency in every detail and creates a comprehensive cohesive intelligent solution to every project.

Taking great pride in the production quality of all drawings, models and work (not to say they are sacred or precious) ensures they are resolved to an extent and exhibit a level of legibility that results in greater understanding of the project. 


Oonagh Ryan Architects Inc. (ORA), Los Angeles, CA, US, Designer, Project Manager

Ave 56 4 Unit Housing, SD & Code Analysis, Autocad 2015
Yucca Cabin: SD to Permit, Revit 2015, SketchUp 2015, PS, ID, AI
Spring Street/ Windish Agency: Core & Shell + TI, Code Analysis,
SD, DD, CD, Budget + Price, Permit, CA, Autocad 2015, Revit 2015, PS, ID, AI
Orosco Residence: Revit Standard Development, Modeling, Documentation
Segil Residence: CD, Revit 2015

Oct 2014 - current

Adamson Associates Architects, Pacific Palisades, CA, US, Associate Designer

Simplot Office Headquarters and Annex: Design Dev./Construction Docs, Curtain Wall Design and Documentation, Store Front Design,
Parametric Family Development, General Modeling & Rendering
Revit 2013, Photoshop + Illustrator
Broad Public Space: Construction Documents, AutoCAD 2013

Jun 2013 - Oct 2014

Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, Project Architect, Web + Communications Dev. Lead

DALE: Exterior Facade Dev., Mock-Up Design + Fab., Structure + Logistics
Sail Dwelling: Facade + Structure Dev., MEP Coord., Int. + Ext. Moving Sys.
PIP: Core Design + MEP Coord., Pneumatic Exterior R+D
FRED: Concept / Structure Dev., MEP/ Structure Coordination
Revit /Rhino / Maya + V-Ray / Maxwell Rendering, Photoshop + Illustrator
Wood / Metal Fabrication, SD, DD, CD + Presentation Documentation,

Jan 2012 - Dec 2012

Oyler Wu Collaborative, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architectural Designer

Taipei Tower #3: Rhino/ Maya Schematic Design Modeling,
V-Ray/Maxwell Rendering, Photoshop + Illustration, Presentation Drawings
IAC: Rendering, Photoshop + Illustration, Presentation Drawings
SCI-Arc Graduation Tent: Model Building, Steel Fabrication, Knitting
Technique Development and Coordination.

Apr 2011 - Sep 2011

Gary Paige Studio, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architectural Designer

Dingbat 2.0 Competition: Research, Iterative Design, Photography and
Photoshop, Digital and Physical Modeling, Illustration, Rendering,
Presentation and Board Production
Car Washes of Los Angeles: Research, Schematic Design, Study Models +
Drawings, Color Studies and Diagram Studies,
McClur Short Film: Shooting and Editing

Apr 2010 - Sep 2010

Wells Fargo Bank, Los Angeles, CA, US, Family Wealth Group Technology Liaison

Developed a Trust Dept. Database for Client Servicing and Administration,
Website Development, Create + Maintain Hyperion Database and Reports.

Jan 2003 - Nov 2009

Gary Paige Studio, Los Angeles, CA, US, Intern

Hometta Project, JA Competition and Office Proposal in Venice:
Schematic Design, Rhino Modeling, V-Ray Rendering + Drawings and
Presentation Materials

May 2009 - Aug 2009


Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

2013 Solar Decathlon Architectural Project Manager
1 year Student Union Vice President
2 years Student Representative
3.8 GPA

Sep 2008 - Apr 2013

Rio Hondo College, Whittier, CA, US, Architectural Drafting and Design

Residential and Commercial Construction Drawings

Sep 2003 - Jun 2007


Deans Honors Rio Hondo, Other

Deans Honors from 2003-2007 at Rio Hondo College


Thesis Selected for Los Angeles Art Walk Exhibtion, Other


SCI-Arc Solar Decathlon Europe Trip Scholarship, Scholarship


SCI-Arc COntinuing Student Scholarship, Scholarship


SCI-Arc Solar Decathlon Summer Scholarship, Scholarship


3A Project nominated for Rotterdam Biennale Submission, Nomination


SCI-Arc Continuing Student Scholarship, Scholarship


LA Forum for Architecture and Design Dingbat 2.0, 2nd Place


SCI-Arc All School Exhibtion, Other


Areas of Specialization