Armando Suarez

Armando Suarez

San Diego, CA, US



I’m a 30 year old recent graduate from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo seeking a full time Entry-Level Architecture position.

" I feel that my two greatest strengths are firstly, my ability to interpersonally listen, learn, communicate, and implement existing ideas and solutions to coordinate, cooperate, and collaborate effectively. Secondly, is my passion of implementing Higher Mathematics to innovative design solutions within the feasible parameters of the industry. "


Gaslamp Garage (Property of SFO Forecast Inc.), San Diego, CA, US, Sales Associate

I am number one in sales and provide grade-A customer service at a Retail Store in the heart of San Diego's downtown Gaslamp Quarter.

Mar 2016 - current

Cal Poly CAED Support Shop, San Luis Obispo, CA, US, Workshop Assistant

Assisted Architecture and Engineering students with wood, metal, and welding-room tools and equipment.

Sep 2014 - Jun 2015

Roesling Nakamura Terada Architects, San Diego, CA, US, Paid Architect Intern

- Model Making
- Design Development
- AutoCAD linework
- Illustrator Diagrams
- InDesign work
- Topographic model making

Provided planning analysis for K-12 and College projects. Worked on schematic and design development documents such as sketches, elevations renderings, topo, study, and slicing models.

Apr 2014 - Jun 2014

AECOM_Design, Los Angeles, CA, US, Paid Architect Intern

- Model Making
- Design Concept Development
- 3D (Rhino & SketchUp) Model Making
- AutoCAD linework
- Illustrator Diagrams

Produced the site model and initial 7 skyscraper massing models for what would eventually win 1st Place in AECOM’s very first commissioned Mix-Use Skyscraper competition. Produced illustrations, schematic design diagrams, massing, study, and CAD models for residential, retail, commercial, and transit buildings.

Jan 2014 - Mar 2014


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

Transferred in as a 3rd-year Architecture Student. Emphasis in integrating Complex Analysis, Digital Fabrication, and Sustainable Design.

Sep 2012 - Jun 2015

San Diego Mesa College, San Diego, CA, US, Architecture

Associate's Degree, Architecture

Aug 2007 - May 2012

University of California, Davis, Davis, CA, US, Materials Science and Engineering

Began studies in Materials Science and Engineering, (Emphasis in Nanotechnology)

Sep 2004 - Jan 2006


Senior Architecture Thesis Award - Class of 2015, Honorable Mention

5th year architecture thesis award recognizing outstanding achievement.


Lumberman Design Competition, 3rd Place

2009 - San Diego Lumberman/AIA Student Design Competition - 43th Annual Architectural Design Contest


International Baccalaureate Diploma 2004, Award

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme "aims to develop students who have excellent breadth and depth of knowledge – students who flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically."


Areas of Specialization