Renild Etniel

Renild Etniel

Los Angeles, CA, US



I graduated from Woodbury University with a Bachelor of Architecture in 2012. During my studies at Woodbury, I spent several semesters abroad in cities such as Rome, Barcelona, Buenos Aires, as well as several Islands in French Polynesia. Since graduation, I have been working at a design-build architecture firm for over four years, where I work with a team to design luxury single family homes in West Los Angeles. I am also the LEED team leader, and am now studying to become LEED accredited. I completed my IDP hours and have been taking the Architect Registration Exams, with the goal of becoming a licensed architect.

In addition to gaining experience in all five phases of the architectural design process, I was also responsible for submitting plans to the city of Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Culver City, as well as Beverly Hills for plan check review. I have become an expert in the permitting process, including Green Building Department Tier I, Sanitation Department approval, City Planning Department case clearing, Coastal Commission approval, as well as Haul Route hearing.


Architecture West, Inc., Santa Monica, CA, US, Junior Designer, LEED Team Leader

- Junior designer for large and small scale residential buildings
- LEED “team leader” (three buildings LEED certified. I am currently working on certifying a fourth building)
- Submittals for Coastal Commission review
- Submitted several cases to City Planning Department
- Design presentations through 3D-models, renderings, floor plans and diagrams
- Building physical models
- Preparing complete construction documents and submitting for plan check
- City plan checks and corrections (including obtaining clearances from all departments)
- Meeting with plan checkers for verifications and permit issuance
- Demolition and building permit expediting
- Coordinating meetings between clients, architects, contractors, and sub-contractors
- Communication between clients, surveyors, engineers, architects, contractors, sub-contractors, and superintendents

Jun 2012 - current


Woodbury University, Burbank, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

-Accelerated Bachelor of Architecture program (graduated in four years rather than five)
-Cum Laude and Dean's List
-Study Abroad programs: Rome, Barcelona, Buenos Aires, French Polynesian Islands

Aug 2008 - May 2012

College of the Canyons, Santa Clarita, CA, US, Art

I studied general education or transfer studies in order to transfer to Woodbury University. I took many art classes because I have a passion for art. Because of this, I also obtained my Associates Degree in Art.

Aug 2006 - Aug 2008

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