Patricia Lua

Patricia Lua

San Jose, CA



Over 5 years of experience as an Architectural Drafter, working in fast-paced small and large firms. A very dynamic individual with a proven ability to be a creative, competent self starter who also enjoys being a reliable detailed team player. Dedicated and committed to producing consistently accurate and high quality work. Skills include: AutoCAD, Revit, 3D Modelling, Sketchup, Rhino and Adobe Creative Suite.

Over 5 years of experience as a Production Designer/ Set Designer for Feature and Short Films in the greater Los Angeles area. A passionate confident leader with a proven ability to be innovative, resourceful, flexible, and hardworking. Dependable professional possessing excellent organization and communication skills.  Skills include: Script Breakdown, Design, 3D Models, Research, Budgets, Production Knowledge and Implementation.


Self Employed- Architectural Design and Drafting Professional Services, South San Francisco Bay area, Designer / Drafter

Jan 2016 - current

Harrell Remodeling, INC., Mountain View, CA, CAD Specialist

•Meet with designer at client’s home to understand scope of work.

•Gather information for the project: take site photos and field measurements.

•Work with designer to develop a base set of drawings for the existing conditions and the proposed design.

•Manage drawing templates to reflect a consistent HRI drawing format.

Dec 2015 - Dec 2015

The Montague Company, Hayward, CA, US, Designer / Drafter

• Generated CAD drawings for clients of commercial cooking equipment such as ovens, stoves, fryers, pizza ovens, etc.

• Conferred with Engineering Department on design intent.

• Verified existing interior spaces of manufacturing plant to create As-Built drawings for both a CAD Space Plan and Foam Core Model.

• Generated and maintained company hard copy of all drawings sent to clients.

Sep 2014 - Sep 2015

Carmel Kitchens & Baths, Carmel, CA, Job Captain

• Worked with Interior Designer on kitchen and bath remodels.

• Looked up City and County Requirements for Submittal.

• Created construction packages.

• Generated PDF Drawings for printing.

Oct 2013 - Sep 2014

Video Tech Services, Inc., San Francisco, CA, US, Video Technition

• Worked with technical crews setting up and breaking down of events and trade shows.

• Laying out video / audio cables, rigging trusses, rigging lights, LED lights, drapes and flat screens.

Jan 2013 - Sep 2014

Kma-architecture, San Jose, CA, US, Designer / Drafter

• Verified existing interior spaces and created As-Built drawings.

• Conferred with Architect on space plan.

• Worked with team members on tight deadlines for city submittal.

• Collaborated with printing company for drawing sets.

• Generated PDF Drawings for printing.

May 2014 - Jul 2014

Reid Lerner, Architect, Gilroy, CA, US, Architectural Drafter / Designer

• Worked with Clients on commercial space planning needs.

• Looked up City and County Requirements for Submittal.

• Created construction packages.

Jul 2013 - Sep 2013

The Los Angeles Film School, Hollywood, CA, US, Drafting and Sketchup Instructor

•Taught Students concepts of Computer construction documents for Movie Sets increasing my understanding of how to instruct others.

Dec 2011 - Dec 2012

Self employed, freelancer, Los Angeles, CA, US, Drafting Service

Jan 2010 - Nov 2011

West Valley College TV Dept., Saratoga, CA, US, Video Tech

•Designed / Drafted and assisted in the construction of shelving units for TV Studio improving storage space for production equipment and faster setup time for shows.

•Videotaped and edited Teacher lectures and special events around college campus creating income from DVD sales.

Jan 2009 - Dec 2009

The Los Angeles Film School, Hollywood, CA, US, Sketchup Instructor

•Designed and Managed Art Department team in constructing Film Sets and oversaw interior design elements from Painting to Furniture. Doing so greatly improved my leadership abilities.

•Site measured 5 Warehouses and created As-Built CAD drawings for Management discussions on building lease for future student productions at, The Los Angeles Film School. This saved the school from paying excess lease money.

•Taught Students concepts of Computer construction documents for Movie Sets increasing my understanding of how to instruct others.

Mar 2007 - Dec 2008

KSAR-15 and West Valley College TV Dept.,, Saratoga, CA, US, Camera Operator

Apr 2003 - Feb 2005

Morelan Associates, Inc., Campbell, CA, US, Senior Architectural Drafter

•Communicate well with construction subcontractors such as painters and electricians to coordinate prints of specific needed construction sheets for bidding. This saved time and printing costs.

Jun 2001 - Apr 2003

DES Architects + Engineers, Redwood City, CA, US, Architectural Drafter

•Experience in both Architecture and Interior design construction drawings.

•Created CAD drawings for projects from schematic design through construction documents as a result increasing personal knowledge of each phase of the design process.

•Proficient working with multiple disciplines such as civil, structural, mechanical, plumbing, electrical to coordinate and produce construction document sets issued for
Permit. This resulted in saving time for management and timely delivery to city.

Jan 1991 - Jan 2001

NASA AMES Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, US, Drafting Internship

•Conferred with Mechanical Engineers to construct engineering drawings for sheet metal and Mechanical assemblies.

Jan 1990 - Jan 1991

Areas of Specialization