Henry Dominguez

Henry Dominguez

Los Angeles, CA, US



I am interested in an architecture of disruption - an architecture replacing the convenience of the familiar with the unexpected.

Henry Dominguez is a Colombian-born architectural designer and educator.  He leads his own creative practice, HD Designlab, and is currently developing strategies for self-initiated projects.  Henry completed a Bachelor’s in Psychology before obtaining a Masters of Architecture from The Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) in Los Angeles



Neil M. Denari Architects, Inc, Los Angeles, CA, US, Intermediate Designer

Feb 2018 - current

Michael Maltzan Architecture, Los Angeles, Lead Exhibition Model Designer

In charge of designing, fabricating, and assembling the One Santa Fe model to be displayed at MOCA’s exhibition, A new Sculpturalism.

Feb 2013 - May 2013

Tough Mudder, New York, NY, US, Project Modeler

For construction information purposes, preparing a digital set of editable drawings and 3D models for existing set of obstacles at Tough Mudder.

Feb 2013 - Mar 2013

HDA-X (Xefirotarch), Los Angeles, CA, US, Project Designer, Lead Model Designer

Center for Airline Excellence, Project Designer Lead Model Designer
Create a showroom space for a Boeing facility that is dynamic, but also controlled, experience for partners. Responsibilities include schematic design, design development, model making, as well as generating renderings and animations for clients.

Miami Ritz Sculpture, Project Designer
Design proposal of sculpture for entrance at the Miami Ritz Carlton Hotel.

Jan 2012 - Jan 2013

Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, Design Development Teaching Assistant

Considering issues related to the investigation of design technology and materials, implementing various strategies and systems for advanced construction methods. Responsibilities included preparing class lectures as well as assisting students with technical information for construction.

Sep 2011 - Dec 2011

Tom Wiscombe Architecture, Los Angeles, CA, US, Construction Coordinator

An investigation of the advantages and limitations of composite materials. Responsible for coordinating and executing the fabrication and installation of the fiber composite structure.

Apr 2011 - Sep 2011

J. Mikael Kaul Architect, Inc, Miami, FL, US, Design Intern

Responsible for generating schematic design for clients, design development, construction documents, exploring Ideas in digital media, and providing zoning and code research.

May 2008 - Feb 2009


Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, MArch, Architecture

Studio work under guided mentorship through distinguished professors - Hernan Diaz Alonso, Tom Wiscombe, Dwayne Oyler, and other architectural thought leaders.

Thesis: “Broken Home”: Encouraging new ways of seeing by exposing the inadequacies in conventional architectural documentation.

Sep 2009 - Sep 2012

Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, US, BArch, Psychology

Thesis: “Cognitive Errors in Children”: Importance of Immaturity in Young Children

Aug 2003 - Dec 2007

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