Catherine Hernandez

Catherine Hernandez

Los Angeles, CA, US



Catherine is a Los Angeles-based community organizer and designer. 


O42 Architecture, Los Angeles, CA, US, Project Designer

May 2013 - current
Sep 2017 - Jun 2018

Otis College of Art & Design, Teaching Assistant

Sep 2016 - May 2017

Francis Krahe and Associates, Inc, Los Angeles, CA, US, Designer

May 2012 - May 2013

Montalba Architects, Inc., Los Angeles, CA, US, Media Design Intern

Nov 2011 - Dec 2012


Otis College of Art and Design, Bachelors, Lighting Design

Sep 2011 - May 2013

Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architecture/ Landscape/ Interiors

Architecture/Landscape/Interiors (A/L/I) seeks to contribute to the emergence of imaginative contemporary practices through a synthetic curriculum of the spatial design fields: architecture (buildings), landscape (spaces between buildings), and interiors (spaces within buildings).
In their numerous manifestations, these three fields organize and shape the spaces and contexts for all our activities and relations. Students in this multidisciplinary program study all three fields within a single, sequential curriculum.

Sep 2009 - May 2013


Creating a Landmark in South L.A., Award

Los Angeles City Council District 8


Deans List (Honors), Other

A student with a G.P.A. of 3.5 or better is placed on the Dean’s List at Otis College of Art & Design


Donghia Foundation Portfolio Award, 2nd Place

New York-based designer Shashi Caan led the Donghia Master Class this March for fourteen talented Architecture/Landscape/Interiors students. ReLAX, the week-long design charrette, was based in Caan’s belief in collaboration and the human experience. Students designed “watering holes” for LAX traveler layovers, connecting them to downtown, to the beach and wetlands, and to local residents.


Design Charette Competition, 2nd Place


Illuminating Engineering Society Russell Cole Lighting Design Competition, 1st Place

The competition centers around real-world lighting challenges. Students are charged with creating lighting designs and documentation consistent with professional standards.


Design Charette Competition, 3rd Place

Otis College of Art & Design Juried Design Charette Competition


National Design Drafting Competition, 1st Place

The Design Drafting Competition is a contest designed to provide recognition to high school students for creative design, successful problem solving and craftsmanship in preparing architectural drawings. Objectives of the contest are to introduce the student to the construction industry in a positive and challenging manner, while fostering a sense of self-worth and building confidence. Entries are evaluated for detail, accuracy and originality of work.


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