Michael Ociones Flores

Michael Ociones Flores

Orange, CA, US

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Hello there! My name is Michael Ociones...

I am currently looking for a position as a Junior Designer in either the greater Los Angeles or greater San Francisco Bay areas, but would be interested in relocating to other metropolitan areas should the opportunity be right for me! My experience consists of: 

  • 3+ years of experience in architecture and design (specifically in education, commercial, and healthcare design)
  • Project Management and Construction Administration experience
  • Coordinated client communications, consultants, and schedules

Below is a deeper explanation of my professional background and experience. 


Perkins Eastman, Costa Mesa, Designer II

Aug 2021 - current

AIA San Joaquin, Fresno, CA, US, Director of Emerging Professionals

• Instilling the importance of mentorship in the profession and providing resources for programs focused on mentorship.
• Creating and maintaining the network of Emerging Professional leaders throughout the San Joaquin Valley.
• Providing resources for programs focused on career development as well as resources and opportunities for leadership development.

Mar 2019 - Aug 2020

Darden Architects, Inc., Fresno, CA, US, Designer

• Construction Administration experience
• Conceptual Design through drawings, diagrams, renders, models, etc.
• Managed/coordinated client communications, consultants, and schedules
• Produced, managed, and coordinated Construction Documentation
• Participated/coordinated during all phases of Project Delivery
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Jul 2018 - Aug 2020

Vulkan Architects, Costa Mesa, CA, US, Design Intern

• Assisted in the production of construction documents and field surveys

Sep 2017 - Nov 2017

Magenta Florence & Vista Magazine, Florence, IT, Copywriting Intern

• Write high-engagement content that reflects the art, architecture, and culture of Tuscany

Oct 2016 - Mar 2017

Darden Architects, Inc., Fresno, CA, US, Design Intern

• Designed multiple conceptual iterations incorporating client input

Jun 2016 - Aug 2016

American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) - Cal Poly Pomona, Pomona, CA, US, Event Coordinator

Sep 2015 - Jun 2016

Cal Poly ENV FabLab, Pomona, CA, US, FabLab Technician

Dec 2014 - Jun 2016


California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Pomona, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

• In my final year, my thesis project focused on taking advantage of the interstitial spaces of Downtown Los Angeles, specifically within the Arts District, through mixed-use development. With a focus on the transit oriented lifestyle, the trend of high density cohabitation, and the potential of the Revitalization of the LA River Project, and incorporating the rehabilitation of a historically cited building.

• Participated in a summer program, faculty-led, interdisciplinary studio at the North China University of Technology in Beijing, China. Which involved an urban intervention in a Central Beijing community, urban analysis of Shanghai, and student-led urban analysis of Tokyo, Japan.

Sep 2013 - Jun 2018

California State University, Florence, Florence, IT, BArch, Architecture

• During this study abroad program, the projects I developed were a series of urban interventions focusing on density, materiality, preservation and rehabilitation, transportation, and tourism. The scopes of which fall under residential, hospitality and retail, urban planning & urban design. The program ended with a collaboration with students and faculty of the Scuola di Ateneo di Architettura e Design - Università di Camerino in Ascoli Piceno, Italy.

Aug 2016 - May 2017


Milford Wayne Donaldson Award in Design in Historic Preservation, Award

Awarded by Cal Poly Pomona's Department of Architecture for excellence in design in Preservation for my thesis project titled "Adaptability of Residual Spaces."


Hunt Family Memorial Travel Scholarship, Scholarship


CSU International Programs Scholarship, Scholarship


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