Cynthia Soto

Cynthia Soto

Los Angeles, CA, US

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Brief Bio
I was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I studied Graphic Design and Architecture in Cordoba and Buenos Aires. In 2010, I ran away to Los Angeles to marry the love of my life.
Focusing on cross-disciplinary collaboration between Architecture and Graphic Design, I hold a B.A. in Architecture, Landscape, Interiors from Otis College of Art and Design.

I have evolved around the contemporary cultural juxtaposition within Architecture and Graphic Design. My designs reflect my personality,  idiosyncrasy, and passion. I like to make things that are contemporary and versatile but then I add a little twist, an unexpected color combination, historical, or anthropological reference.

And More

Passionate about architecture: whether it is coming to work every day, attending lectures and workshops, or traveling the world to see buildings I’ve studied, I love what I’m doing and hope the people around me do too.

I am excellent at the little big things. Listening to others, being considerate, asking and giving help, double checking my work, staying positive, looking professional, washing my dishes, looking professional while washing my dishes.

Hard-worker. I have proven I can thrive when meeting deadlines in an architecture studio, just as I did as a graphic designer. I focus not fizzle under pressure and can put in the time, but also know the value of balance. Let’s plan to be efficient, and work harder, and smarter.

Creative. Sure I can find creative solutions using my computer, but I don’t stop there. My brushes and easel are at the ready. I take the occasional ceramics class, build my own furniture, and paint my own walls. Well-rounded, thoughtful designers make for a richer workplace and richer work.


Urban Architecture Lab, Los Angeles, CA, US, Design Associate

- Independently respond to inquiries, make red line corrections, and prepare construction documents for submission to city plan checkers.

- Work with a team of drafters and managers as we multi-task on several projects at various stages in order to meet deadlines.

- Excel at being both task focused as well as thinking outside of the box with creative, or simply common sense, solutions.

Sep 2016 - current

R&D Architects, Venice, CA, US, Internship for academic credit

- Performed red line changes and revisions

- Scanned, copied, printed, and transmitted original working drawings of current project

- Organized and maintained project files

- Performed supporting graphic tasks, including illustrations and image editing

- Designed business cards for the studio

May 2014 - Aug 2014

HMC Architects, Los Angeles, CA, US, Intern Designer

- Detailed and prepared architectural drawings using applications such as AutoCAD and Revit for a variety of construction projects and installations.

- Participated in architectural project meetings with the purpose of obtaining or providing information and methods of performing tasks.

- Researched and analyzed for LEED sheets.

- Performed all tasks on the job with close supervision from supervisor and/or senior employee.

Jun 2011 - Dec 2011


Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA, US, Bachelors, Architecture, Landscape, and Interior Design

At Otis I studied about Architecture (buildings), Landscape (spaces between buildings) and Interiors (spaces within buildings) and the relationship with context and activities focused on design empowered by technologies and theory. What I most enjoyed? My senior year. In the senior year the entire class participated in designed and built a full-scale special environment, that experience gave me the opportunity to follow a project from beginning to ending.

Jan 2013 - May 2015

Facultad de Arquitectura, Urbanismo y Diseño - Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, AR, Córdoba, AR, Architecture and Urban Design

Feb 1992 - Mar 1996

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