Daniela Orellana

Daniela Orellana

Los Angeles, CA, US

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I have a master’s degree in Urban Design from the University of California, Berkeley, a bachelor’s degree in Architecture and five (5) years of professional experience in the Architecture and Planning field. 

My experience in architecture includes producing Revit 3D models, diagrams, and renders for mixed-use development projects and a variety of scales of multifamily housing from conceptual design to construction detail phases. 

At the University of California Berkeley, I designed master plans addressing ecological challenges, water management, social equity, and community participation in Los Angeles and the Bay Area.

My project experience in Urban Design includes Specific Plans, Transit-Oriented Development Plans, Streetscape Design and Visioning. I believe in supporting and building community through the design of harmonious, accessible, and environmentally sensitive places.


The Arroyo Group, Pasadena, CA, US, Associate Urban Designer & Architecture

 Led urban design proposal strategies in successful projects including Specific Plans,
Downtown and Transit-Oriented Development Plans, Streetscape Design, Housing
Development Site Plans and Feasibility Studies.
 Created digital and hand-drawn illustrations for housing development concepts.
 Coordinated innovative community outreach including virtual & in-person community
workshops, communication material for media, installations, and
demonstration projects.
Project experience includes:
 Vernon Mixed-Use Specific Plan – Vernon, CA
 Compton Station TOD Specific Plan – Compton, CA
 Norwalk Vision Plan – Norwalk, CA
 South Pasadena Mission Street Visioning – South Pasadena, CA
 Orange Plaza Paseo Streetscape Design – Orange, CA
 San Marino Mission Street Visioning – San Marino, CA

Nov 2020 - current

Pronobis, Guayaquil, Ecuador, Architect

 Produced Revit 3D models, diagrams, and renders for prospective and current projects.
 Developed and designed detailed architectural and urban floor plans and construction document sets for commercial, residential, and retail, mid and high-density mixed-use buildings, open and civic spaces.
 Coordinated first stage project documents from consultants.

Jan 2017 - Aug 2019


University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, US, Masters, Master of Urban Design

Urban Land Institute Student Scholarship Program 2020
Focus: Housing, Mixed-use Development, Placemaking, Sustainable Design, Master-planning
Community-based Design and Transit Oriented Development.

Aug 2019 - Aug 2020

Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA), London, GB, Architecture

Exchange Program in Architecture & Technology

May 2016 - Aug 2016

Universidad de Especialidades Espíritu Santo, Guayaquil, EC, BArch, Architecture

Activities: International Scholarship Recipient USGBC
Focus on Architectural Design & Construction

May 2010 - May 2016


Architizer A+Award Winner in the Architecture + Technology Category, 1st Place


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