Luis Ochoa

Luis Ochoa

Salinas, CA, US



I like to apply my passion for design in any challenging and professionally satisfying design field, such as architecture, planning or related fields.  



City of Salinas Planning and Housing Department, Salinas, CA, US, Planning Intern/Community Improvement Assistant

Planning Department: Input all rezones and General Plan Amendments into the city's server system; help answering questions the public might have regarding zoning and building inquiries.

Housing Department: aid in the processing, documentation, and monitoring for single and multi-housing programs. Projects range from a single residence to housings projects up to 80-90 units.

Oct 2012 - current

S Munoz and Associates, Salinas, CA, US, Draftman

3D-modeling / draftperson position. Generated architectural drawings for small projects and home additions. Helped generate three-dimensional models, drawings, and renderings for a theater and gallery proposal for Teatro Campesino in San Juan Baustisa, California.

Jul 2012 - Sep 2012

Bruce Mau Design, Toronto, ON, CA, Design Intern Position

3D-modeling / interior design position. As part of the Brand Environments Team, I worked and collaborated on highly visual identity projects. Some of these projects include the rebranding of Unilever and the production of design ideas and rendering for their corporate offices in Toronto and Singapore. Helped generate interior design ideas for E-wire on how to expose and show-off new products that are sold at exclusive events.

May 2012 - Jun 2012


University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA, US, MArch, M.Arch I

Masters of Architecture I

Sep 2013 - Jun 2016

University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

My studies focused on architecture as well as City and Regional Planning.

Aug 2008 - May 2012


CASA Alumni Undergraduate Prize, Scholarship

Architecture Student Prize, granted to undergraduate students for academic excellence, professional promise, and contributions to the College of Environment Design and the student organization.


UC Berkeley Incentive Awards Program, Scholarship

Undergraduate Scholarship, scholarship granted for four years for academic achievements.


Gates Millennium Scholarship, 1st Place

Full Right Scholarship, Gates Millennium Scholarship, granted for four years and potentially for ten years for specific careers, mostly non-professional career where minorities are underrepresented.


Migrant Program Scholarship - Harvard University, Scholarship

University Immersion Program, scholarship granted to take a summer course at Harvard University to experience the rigors of university level courses.


Areas of Specialization