Ivan Laguna

Ivan Laguna

Santa Monica, CA, US



Ivan Laguna, RA, NCARB

Santa Monica CA, 90404

Professional Summary

I am a dynamic and ambitious individual who possesses the design and development proficiency
needed to plan, coordinate and execute all phases of an architectural project. My experience has led
me to manage projects from Schematic Design through Construction Management, as well as dealing with city agencies and help facilitate the building permit process. I have learned to approach a project with a full understanding of site evaluation and analysis and how comprehension of the building code and local zoning regulations shape and dictate the overall goal of each project.

Built Work

Villa Trejo-Coronel Lead Designer 01/2013 - Present

Competitions / Exhibitions

ACSA/AISC Steel Competition As 3rd year student 03/2009

Emergent Emergence Exhibition (Beijing, China) As 4th year student 06/2009

HMMD Bangkok Fashion Hub Design Team 05/2015

Verna Library Design Team 10/2015


Woodbury University Bachelor’s of Architecture

School of Architecture 

Independent Study: Anthropology

7500 Glenoaks Blvd

Burbank, CA 91504 GPA: 3.0


  • Fluent in English/Spanish

  • Proficient English verbal & writing skills

  • Advanced in


    • Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, In-Design

    • Autodesk AutoCAD, Revit

    • Rhino 3D Modeling 

    • Google Sketch-Up

    • Nemetscheck Vectorks


  • Artlantis Rendering Software

  • Enscape Rendering

  • Maxwell Rendering Software

  • V-ray for Rhino, 

  • V-ray for 3DS Max

  • Vectorworks Renderworks


AUX Architecture, Los Angeles,CA, Senior Job Captain

-Assist in developing project design goals and timeline
-Responsible for the development and coordination of the drawings and specifications including program, code, and agency compliance
-Responsible for organizing and directing the project team to execute tasks in an orderly and timely manner

Dec 2019 - current

DE Architects, Santa Monica, CA, Job Captain

-Responsible for organizing and directing the architectural team to execute tasks in an orderly and timely manner
-Responsible for reviewing & coordinating the Engineering consultant’s work to align with project design
-Successfully administered and cleared construction set through city agencies for permit issuance

Apr 2017 - Dec 2019

Urban Architecture Lab, Los Angeles, CA, Associate

-Clearly established design parameters through a series of client meetings
-Assisted in developing concept designs for a variety of project types ranging from Planned Unit Developments, Affordable Multi-Family, and Mixed-Used

Jan 2016 - Apr 2017

John Kaliski Architects, Los Angeles, CA, Project Manager

-Developed projects from Schematic Design through Construction Management
-Successfully administered and cleared various construction document sets through LADBS for permit issuance
-Participated in Community Meetings as part of Project Management duties
-Worked with city agencies to develop design guidelines to improve community zones ranging from Residential to Mixed Used Boulevards
-Code research for occupancy / change of use for renovation / alteration projects
-Cost analysis for mixed used, multi-dwelling development feasibility studies

Mar 2012 - Jan 2016

Ray Ryan's Virtual Design, Burbank, CA, Intern

Draft construction documents, 3D Modeling & Rendering, contact potential manufacturers, design and layout presentation boards.

May 2010 - Aug 2010

Woodbury University, Teacher Assistant

Teach and help students learn and use multiple design oriented computer programs such as Auto CAD, 3ds Max, Rhino 3d Model, Vray Render for Rhino, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design..., composition and presentation board layout.

Aug 2008 - May 2010


Woodbury University, BArch, School of Architecture

Independent Study_Anthropology

Form and Function
Program Development
Materials and Methods
History of World Architecture
Zoning and Code
Drafting and Documentation
Steel Design
Degree Project

Aug 2006 - May 2011


Woodbury University Grand Critique, Nomination

Top 10 students from Woodbury University School of Architecture were nominated by student body.


Divergent Convergence: Speculations on China_ Beijing Urban Planning Center, Beijing,China, Award

Project was designing a canopy with multi programmatic elements that asses the developing conditions and the use of natural resources on the island of Jiang Xinz Hou in Nanjing, China, while interpreting the notion of public space on the villages. The project was on display at the conference along with:

University of Southern California,Harvard University, Yale University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Columbia University, Princeton University
University of Pennsylvania, Cornell University
Southern California Institute of Architecture, University of California at Berkeley, University of Tennessee, B.A.S.E. Beijing, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Woodbury University, Architectural Association


Areas of Specialization