Gustavo Alvarado

Gustavo Alvarado

Van Nuys, CA, US



I am an artist, a designer and an architect. I enjoy working in a team environment and I am willing to commit the time and energy to provide a meaningful contribution to a project.

My professional experience and education background provide a strong foundation to offer any firm a diverse level of skills for a variety of project types, including commercial, institutional and residential. Additionally, I have experience in construction administration and project coordination. It has taught me to develop the ability to fine tune organizational skills, strategize an effective process of thought and performance, comprehend structural and framing systems, coordinate consultant disciplines and specifications, understand and implement building codes, and most importantly identifying and solve problems in a timely manner.  

I am confident that I can be an effective contribution to any firm.


JSFA, Tarzana, CA, US, Project Architect

Develop construction documents and assist on Construction Administration.

Apr 2017 - current

DLR Group, Los Angeles, CA, US, Project Architect

• Perform Construction Admin. and consultant coordination (MEP +S +C) for LAUSD South Regional H.S. #8

Aug 2014 - Oct 2016

KTGY Architecture + Planning, Santa Monica, CA, US, Project Architect

• Guide and lead an architectural team for development of construction documents and consultant coordination (MEP +S +C).

Apr 2013 - Mar 2014

DLR Group/WWCOT, Santa Monica, CA, US, Project Architect

• Perform Construction Admin. for LAUSD Roybal Learning Center and Wisdom Elem.
• Guide and lead an architectural team for development of construction document and coordination (MEP +S +C).

Aug 2005 - Apr 2013

JT Nakaoka Associates Architects, Los Angeles, CA, US, Drafstman

• Develop construction documents for commercial tenant improvements
• Site survey and as-built drawings

Jan 2005 - Aug 2005

L'artitectura, Los Angeles, CA, US, Self Employed

• Design and Construction Administration [CA]: Project Designer
• Develop construction documents for residential and commercial tenant improvements
• Hands on residential remodel construction

Jan 2002 - Jan 2005

Hatch Colasuonno Studio, Marina del Rey, CA, US, Job Captain

• Construction Administration [CA]: Job Captain
• Develop construction document and model making

Sep 1998 - Jun 2001

Martin B Gelber, FAIA and Associates, Santa Monica, CA, US, Draftsman

• Develop construction documents and model making

Sep 1996 - Sep 1998


Los Angeles Pierce College, Woodland Hills, CA, US, Architecture

Art and Architecture

Sep 1990 - current

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


Sep 1994 - Jun 1998

Areas of Specialization