Gustavo Montalvo

Gustavo Montalvo

Santa Ana, CA, US

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I recently graduated from the graduate program at NewSchool of Architecture & Design, although my undergraduate studies were completed at San Diego State University where I attained a Bachelor of Arts in Urban & Regional Analysis in the Geography department. SDSU courses improved my all around communication skills while presenting information related to public policy, CEQA/NEPA, city and recreational planning, world cities conflicts, and bi-national environmental problems.  My Next  goal is to complete complete the required experience hours to take the California licensing examination. In my time at NSAD I have learned from several active architects as I worked on design projects that would upon completion be presented in front of a panel of architects. This work has given me experience in completing group projects, working in a fast pace environment, and the experience of presenting my designs in front of groups of people.


MCG Architecture, Irvine, CA, US, Project Specialist

Entry level

Apr 2017 - current

Airport Terminal Services, San Diego, CA, US, Ramp Agent

Work as a team to service multiple Airlines. The position is more commonly known as baggage handler. This job not only has given me multiple years of team work experience but has also made me accustomed to a fast pace work environment where multiple deadlines are met daily.

Apr 2011 - Nov 2016

All Phase Drywall & Development Inc., San Diego, CA, US, Intern/Estimator

The position primarily consist of on screen takeoffs for construction estimating using takeoff software. In addition, review and submit construction documents for future developments. As well as, standard day to day office work.

Jun 2016 - Oct 2016

The Gap Inc., Alpine, CA, US, Sales/Stock Associate

Customer service, receive and process shipment

Apr 2007 - Mar 2011


NewSchool of Architecture & Design, San Diego, CA, US, MArch, 4+3

Completed ten graduate level design studios, along with urban studies courses that led to a Healthy Urbanism certificate. Other relevant courses include: history of architecture, structures, environmental science, theory of architecture and professional practice.

Oct 2013 - Jun 2016

San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, US, BArch, Geography: Urban & Regional Analysis

San Diego State University courses improved my all around communication skills while presenting information related to public policy, city and recreational planning, world city conflicts and bi-national environmental problems. In addition, I was introduced to new planning strategies for the developmemt of the present and future city.

Jan 2011 - Dec 2012


Presidents List, Honorable Mention



Presidents List, Honorable Mention



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