Andres Diaz

Andres Diaz

Los Angeles, CA, US



I am a recent M.Arch graduate and avid traveler. Learning from Las Vegas, I understand both sustainable design and sociospatial dynamics having lived in the Mojave Desert and the built environment of the Las Vegas Strip. I am a maker and thinker who rejects mediocrity in design and pushes research and innovation. My diverse experiences and work provide a unique approach to engage in collaborative design thinking.



Design Tech High School, Burlingame, CA, US, Fab Lab Instructor

Taught students fundamentals of design, design thinking, sketching, technical drawing, 3d modeling, prototyping and fabrication techniques including laser cutting, 3d printing and woodworking.

Oct 2016 - current

University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV, US, Graduate Assistant

Foundation studies development, develop instructional materials, grading, student aid, design research: robotics, programming, prototyping, arduino, design competitions.

Aug 2014 - May 2016

Centerline Design, LLC, Clovis, CA, US, Draftsperson

All phases of TI and ground-up commercial projects. Schematic design, DD, CD, renderings, field verification, plan-check submittal and revisions. Communication with clients, consultants, and city officials.

Jul 2010 - Aug 2011


University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV, US, MArch, Architecture

Hospitality Design Concentration.

Through grad school I began to align a future path in robotics and architecture as I developed a passion for both experimental design and technical feasibility. A thesis research proposal focused on collaborating with a UNLV start-up, Dronesmith Technologies to evaluate a UAV system using a mobile device payload for building analysis. Opportunity also arose in collaborating with UNLV Engineering’s Robotics Lab ran by Dr. Paul Oh. Initially, the hospitality design studio was asked to envision schematic design proposals for a robotics theme park to be located in Las Vegas. After the studio, I was invited to join the robotics lab and shadowed ongoing projects and research. In collaboration with the lab I developed a robotic prototype for a hospitality start-up pitch to investors and industry professionals.

Throughout my graduate assistantship I was part of implementing change in the foundations department at UNLV School of Architecture. By assisting faculty in developing coursework revolving around digital fabrication I further developed my skillset and troubleshooting with tools including Arduino, 3d printers, laser cutters and a cnc router.

Aug 2014 - May 2016

University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Solar Decathlon 2013 Team Las Vegas DesertSol Member. Urban Design Concentration. Furniture Design.

Aug 2011 - May 2014


Solar Decathlon 2013, 2nd Place

2nd Place Overall.


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