Ramon Galvez-Arango

Ramon Galvez-Arango

Fountain Valley, CA, US



Respected executive with extensive expertise in architecture and development from site selection, entitlements processing and jurisdictional negotiations, projects and project teams’ management, account direction, and quality assurance. Strategic leader, expert negotiator and presenter, able to forge solid relationships with numerous partners and build consensus across multiple organizational levels. Highly effective communicator, especially translating design intent into construction reality. Talented aesthetic and technical designer with highly developed graphic skills. A successful California Registered Architect and LEED AP with broad experience in commercial, residential, civic, hospitality, industrial, historic preservation, medical and entertainment markets.


MCG Architecture, Irvine, CA, US, Director, Architect

Drove office growth by visioning and aggressively enacting elevated and best practices in architectural, managerial and organizational operations. Increased profit by implementing office-wide and team-based resource management processes and incorporating the use of revenue and labor-effort tracking and forecasting tools.

Achieved revenue growth by successfully communicating new collaborative opportunities to clients to expand scope of services and increase our revenue base. Earned near 24% profit over my last two quarters as Director on Starbucks account. MCG spokesman for Superior Market client, for entitlements and public processes.

Jan 2012 - Nov 2013

MG2, Irvine, CA, US & McLean, VA, US, Senior Associate, Architect, Regional Team Manager

Regional Team Manager, Quality Assurance Leader, Sustainability Leader and Professional Mentor involved in the propagation of technical, process and administrative expertise, and professional growth within account teams.

Managed real estate development and design teams comprised of project managers and designers for Costco projects from Puerto Rico to Canada along the eastern US, in Virginia office. Crafted inter office account communications resulting in quicker project deliveries with increased client satisfaction.

Managed high profile Costco projects from entitlements through construction administration, specializing in projects with challenging entitlements and sustainability requirements, in Irvine office.

Authored a white paper, presented in a Costco yearly Development Summit, regarding Costco’s LEED certification. Created a LEED administration fee calculation tool. LEED Adminstrator for Costco’s only LEED Gold project.

Jan 2005 - Jan 2011

Morgan Gick McBeath & Associates, Falls Church, VA, US, Studio Manager, Project Manager, Architect

Managed moderately complex and high profile projects and lead studio teams comprised of two to four architects and interior designers. Achieved LEED AP accreditation.

Jan 2003 - Jan 2005

Graduate Student & Stay-at-home Father, San Antonio, TX, US & Annandale, VA, US, Graduate Student & Stay-at-home Father

Specializations in International Practice and Historic Preservation in addition to the core Design curriculum.

Jan 1998 - Jan 2003

Marmon Mok Architects & Engineers, San Antonio, TX, US, Project Manager, Architect

Managed regional medical office building projects, and USAA Insurance’s Home Office Building expansion.

Jan 1997 - Jan 1998

Loving & Campos Architects, Walnut Creek, CA, US, Project Architect, Architect

High profile projects designer in the primary design studio. Project Architect on Julia Morgan Architect’s historic Oakland YWCA historic renovation and seismic improvement. Achieved California Architect Registration in 1995.

Jan 1995 - Jan 1997


The University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, US, MArch, Architecture

Accredited Degree

Jan 1998 - Jan 2000

University of California, Davis, Davis, CA, US, BArch, Design

Jan 1986 - Jan 1987

University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, US, Civil Engineering Building Science

Jan 1983 - Jan 1986

Areas of Specialization