Mitchell Rincon

Mitchell Rincon

New York, NY, US

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I grew up in a small beach town in San Diego County in a family centered around a medium sized adobe building; a building that was built brick by brick by my great grandfather and the farm working community that surrounded him. This building used to be his house, but now is my family restaurant. It has taught me about the significance of local building techniques and materials, attention to detail, positive, impactful development, and the immense importance of community and collaboration. All of which led me to pursue a life in architecture.


WAKE design + development, New York, NY, US, Intern

At WAKE, a small design and development company in New York City, I worked on feasibility studies and designed projects in multiple scales from bathrooms to a 400+ unit affordable housing project. These projects were completed in Revit and Rhino with V-Ray.

Jan 2020 - May 2020

Shimoda Design Group, Los Angeles, CA, US, Intern

During the LA Metro program in Los Angeles I interned at Shimoda Design Group where I was tasked with developing drawings through BricsCad, designing and modeling both analog and digitally, working with construction administration, and interacting with clients on a daily basis.

Jan 2018 - Sep 2018

Prismatica Architects, San Diego, CA, US, Intern

While at Prismatica Architects in San Diego I had the tasks of creating drawings using AutoCAD as well as the Adobe Suite. I was also in charge of making models and refurbishing a small parasite studio space utilizing hands on fabrication and construction.

Jun 2015 - Sep 2017


California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Teachers Assistant

During my spring quarter of my fifth year I was asked to contribute my knowledge to a seminar class entitled Arch 420: Seminar in Architecture History, Theory, and Criticism; Vernacular Architecture, Urban Transformations, Architectural and Urban Expressions of Cultural Changes. I helped to run our class’s website and led discussions centered around urban transformation of Mexican cities through the lens of Aldo Rossi’s Architecture and the City.

Apr 2019 - Jun 2019

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2014 - Jun 2019

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Los Angeles Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design

The LA Metro program is a two quarter intensive where student both study and work in the multicultural urban setting of the Los Angeles Metropolitan area. The program also holds weekly lectures from some of the most influential architects and designer of Los Angeles and the rest of the country.

Jan 2018 - Jun 2018


Social Space Genius Award, 1st Place

Every year, freshman at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo participate in a dwelling design competition. Students are tasked with designing and living in a dwelling overnight in the backcountry hills of San Luis Obispo. My group designed a fabric covered tensegrity structure that served as the social epicenter for all of the students camped out. It successfully fit the most students ever to fit inside a design village structure with a maximum capacity of around forty students and for this we were awarded the Social Space Genius Award.


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