Juan Garcia-Maruri, Architect

Juan Garcia-Maruri, Architect

Los Angeles, CA, US

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Intuition and mystery push ourselves to great levels of creativity. Creativity fuels passion and passion fuels life. 

I seek those qualities to design architecture and life.

I have been fortunate to lead projects from concept through CD's to final construction  and close-out. Those include a range of typologies such as Commercial Office Buildings- Tenant Improvements, Theme Park Entertainment, Retail, K-12 schools, Community College Master Planning, Retail, Multifamily and Custom residential, both in the USA and international locations. 

We have accomplished successful teamwork, relationships with clients, key stakeholders and agencies to resolve challenging design problems and meet budget and time constraints. 

Specialties: Conceptual Design to CD'S. Design-build. Client liaison. Sustainable Research and  Design. Managing Design teams. Entitlements. Licensed in California and Colorado. Licensed Contractor in California.



netarq architecture, Los Angeles, CA, US, Principal

• Established successful client relationships and
timely coordination of projects from initial Concept sketch to Project’s
Final Completion.
• Scope of work included Code Research, Conceptual design, preparation of
Presentation submittals to client and stakeholders such as 3D renderings and
Models. Preparation and submission of entitlement documentation,
Specifications, CD’s, consultant coordination, plan check revisions, marketing
and web design. Coordinated and completed construction of several Custom
Single Family Homes in Southern California.

May 2005 - current

Walt Disney Imagineering - Cuningham Group Arch., Glendale, CA, US, Senior Facility Architect

• Senior Facility Architect at Walt Disney’s Imagineering ED&E creative
• Schematic Design, Design Development and Construction
Documentation Submittals for “Battle of the Sunken Treasure: Pirates of
the Caribbean” entertainment project that will be located at the new
Disney’s Shanghai-China Theme Park.
Tasks included facility design and coordination with other disciplines such
as Structural, Civil, Show Lighting and Sound, Interiors, Disney’s Area
development, Disney’s Park operations and Creative-Production teams.
• Working closely with lead Concept Architects and Prepared and
coordinating 3d- work-in-progress presentations for Disney’s creative

Oct 2011 - Jul 2013

Berliner Architects, Los Angeles, CA, US, Project Architect.

• As project Architect I participated in all phases of design for Custom
Residential, Commercial, Community College Campus Master Planning and
K-12 Projects.
• Tasks included Code Research, Conceptual design, Presentation submittals
to clients, stakeholders and competitions. I completed and submitted
entitlement documentation, Specifications and Contract documents.
Additionally I would perform consultant coordination, plan
check revisions and created marketing and web design solutions for the firm.

May 2001 - May 2005


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

Jan 1990 - May 1994


ASLA Merit Award, Los Angeles Valley College Campus Wide Improvements, Honorable Mention


2005. Design Share Merit Award for innovative School Design: L. A. High Tech High., Honorable Mention


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