Omar Bárcena

Omar Bárcena

Los Angeles, CA, US



A Licensed Architect in the State of California, with over 17 years of professional experience. This includes international projects managed and executed both domestically and abroad with a great breadth of experience and flexibility in the type of work managed successfully and with an understanding of each project’s particular needs. Work experience includes projects that cover several occupancy classifications, building types, permitting processes, and regulatory agency approvals, ranging from hospitals regulated by California’s Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, to residential high-rises, museums, high-end residences, social housing and parking structures. Strengths are OSHPD approvals, general Project Management, Construction Document preparation, consultant coordination, permitting, and Construction Administration.



KMD Architects, Los Angeles, CA, US, Director / Architect of Record / Project Architect

Sep 2014 - current

Arquitectonica Intl.,, Los Angeles, CA, US, Project Architect / Job Captain

May 2014 - Sep 2014

Marmol Radziner, Los Angeles, CA, US, Project Architect

May 2011 - May 2012

TEN arquitectos, Ciudad de México, MX, Project Architect

Apr 2009 - Apr 2011

Pugh + Scarpa, Santa Monica, CA, US, Project Architect

Oct 2006 - Mar 2009

KMD Architects, Santa Monica, CA, US, Construction/Contract Administrator

Sep 2004 - Oct 2006

Tom Di Santo, Architect, San Luis Obispo, CA, US, Model Builder

Jul 2004 - Aug 2004

KMD Architects, San Francisco, CA, US, Intern

Jul 2003 - Sep 2003


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

Sep 1996 - Sep 2004

Ecole d'Architecture Paris Val de Seine, Paris, FR, Cal Poly International Exchange, Architecture

Sep 2002 - Sep 2003


Laureates des Concours des Ecoles d'Architecture de Paris Palais de la Porte Dorée, Other

Laureates des Concours des Ecoles d'Architecture de Paris Palais de la Porte Dorée
Ministère des Outre-Mer et d'Économie

September 2004
The competition, called the Concours des Ecoles d'Architecture de Paris Palais de la Porte Dorée, included designs for the renovation of the historic Paris Zoo, portions of a neighboring forested park (Bois de Vincennes) and the Musée de Porte Dorée, according to Gonzalez. It also called for designs for new underground infrastructure connecting the zoo to the museum and above-ground buildings to house aquariums and other facilities. And the students were asked to solve noise- and light-pollution problems that would accompany a large entertainment area set in a forest.


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