Matthew Azpilicueta

Matthew Azpilicueta

Los Angeles, CA, US



In May 2011, I graduated from California State University of Northridge with a Bachelor of Science in Urban Studies & Planning. I am currently completing a Master of Architecture degree at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and will be graduating in June 2016.


Michael Lee Architects, Manhattan Beach, CA, US, Architectural Draftsman

-Drafting Documents in the Design Development phase using Autocad software.
-Utilizing multiple mediums of software like Photoshop and Illustrator to create layouts for case studies and presentation boards for clients.

Jun 2014 - Sep 2015

Valley Sidewalk Research Study, Northridge, CA, US, Head Designer & Questionnaire Specialist

•Designing, while implementing sustainable solutions, walkable sidewalks.
•Utilized programs such as AutoCAD, Sketch-Up (w/ VRAY), 3DS Max (w/ Mental Ray Renderer), Adobe
Photoshop CS5.1, Adobe Illustrator CS5.1, and Microsoft Word/Excel.
•Researched and Gathered precise complete street information from the field.
•Input data into GIS.
•Conducting field questionnaires, and interacting with a great deal of people.

Mar 2012 - Mar 2013

WorleyParsons for The Department of Water and Power, Los Angeles, CA, US, Inspector Specialist

•Measure customer participation eligibility for the Weatherization Assistance Program to reduce energy use by up to 40%.
•Conduct preliminary phone interviews to determine eligibility.
•Schedule customer home visits to finalize application process.
•Complete an assessment by conducting an inspection of clients residence.
•Propose other energy conservation programs for applicants who are not qualified.
•Develop and implement a workflow layout resulting in 30% productivity proficiency.
•Maintain and manage personnel schedules to ensure pinnacle efficiency.
•Retain office supply inventory; process an order if required.

Oct 2011 - Feb 2012

Ray Keller Associates, Brentwood, CA, US, Graphic Designer [Internship]

•Used programs such as: AutoCAD, Sketch-Up, Photoshop Elements, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel, running under Microsoft Windows operating systems for client projects.
•Performed architectural renderings in 2D & 3D in an AutoCAD R14 / Windows95 environment.
•Consistently used 3D visualization in a number of projects to foster a more complete understanding of the project’s design solution prior to entering into the construction phase.

Sep 2010 - Jan 2011

Palisades Gardening and Landscaping Services, Pacific Palisades, CA, US, Project Manager

•Comprise 3D Landscape Architectural designs for presentation to clients for review.
•Managed and directed 4 – 5 employees installing landscape projects.
•Facilitated in-home presentations on projects.
•Maintained the bookkeeping for accounts receivable and accounts payable.
•Installed professional residential sprinkler systems.

Jun 2007 - Oct 2010


California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Los Angeles, CA, US, MArch, Architecture

Membership and Affiliations:


Apr 2013 - current

Los Angeles Harbor College, Wilmington, CA, US, Architectural Technology

Sep 2011 - Mar 2013

California State University, Northridge, Northridge, CA, US, Bachelors, Urban Studies & Planning

Membership and Affiliations:

- Association of Environmental Professionals
- Los Angeles River Clean Up program.
- Publication: Pacoima Beautiful Project
- Publication: Valley Sidewalk Proposal

Sep 2006 - May 2011


Best Design of The Year, 1st Place

This award is given yearly by the architecture faculty at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona to the student who displays outstanding design and conceptual analysis from all studio work.


Areas of Specialization