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Carlos Navarro

Carlos Navarro

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

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OFFICEUNTITLED, Culver City, CA, US, Project Designer

• Currently working as Project Designer in various mixed-used, multi-residential, hospitality, and adaptive reuse projects from conceptual design to technical documentation, and construction and digital fabrication stages.
• Responsible at Schematic Design stage for the conceptual and graphic production of a team, directing younger staff and working along with design directors or partners for client presentations, general pitches, or competitions.
• Foster high curation standards based on high proficiency in various workflows such as Rhino – Grasshopper – V-Ray, Sketch Up – Lumion / Enscape, Adobe Post-Processing, Unity ARKit App Development, as well as proficiently integrating Revit into the conceptual design workflow for massing studies and programming quantification in feasibility studies.
• Conduct continuous research in architectural visualization technologies. Developing virtual and augmented reality apps for various devices, and exploring mixed reality setups for overlaying virtual and analog forms of representation.
• 3+ years of proficiency in collaborative use of Revit at Design Development and Construction Documentation stages.
•Responsible for liaising with consultants to ensure integrity of design intent and compatibility from DD to IFC sets.
•Responsible for carrying out Entitlements sets for filing with planning department at various jurisdictions within Greater LA, for 100,000+ Sq Ft residential and mixed-use projects per State Density Bonus and Transit Oriented Community configurations.
•Involved at multiple stages in several mixed-use residential prospects for a list of established developers such as Avalon Bay Communities (for featured AVA Arts Districts horizontal high-rise), Charles Company, Faring, among others.

Cayton Children’s Museum by ShareWell, Santa Monica, CA
•21,000 Sq Ft adaptive reuse for former museum to relocate to Santa Monica Place Mall by Frank Gehry. Included the addition of several digitally scripted and fabricated plywood multi-purpose rooms, gift shop, office and workshop areas, and exhibition design. Responsible for conceptual design, technical documentation, and scripting and digital fabrication detailing through DD and CDs to final IFC set, and for supplementing exhibition design development at all stages.

"Confidential Tech Company's Campus Mixed-Use Residential Masterplan Development"
•1’753,500 Sq Ft mixed-use project master plan, for 1,500 residential units, with amenities, retail, and public open space. Worked within a team to undertake RFP for the conceptual design and early design development of the architecture and urban planning scope.

The Village Residences at Summit Powder Mountain, UT
•15,000 Sq Ft mixed-use building of 29 live/work - timeshare units, with grocery, restaurant, distillery, and speakeasy. Responsible for SD, DD & CD phases.

The Institute at Summit Powder Mountain, UT
•27,000 Sq Ft building, with multi-purpose main space for events, club house amenities, pool, and spa. Responsible for SD, DD & CD phases.

The Village Hotel at Summit Powder Mountain, UT
•120,000 Sq Ft Hotel of 105 guest rooms, with ground floor retail, and indoor and outdoor spaces for events, and co-working. Responsible for SD phase.

Sep 2016 - current
 

Steinberg Hart, Los Angeles, CA, US, Job Captain

•Worked as Job Captain in an adaptive reuse and interiors project for a historic building in DTLA.

Historic Pacmutual Building DTLA, CA
•120,000 Sq Ft adaptive reuse project that consisted of the renovation and historic preservation of the main public areas, as well as the addition of new amenities, which included: a corporate center, fitness room, rooftop terrace, and elevator lobbies and hallways renovation. Also included a tenant improvement master plan for the all the office floors.
•Responsible for SD & DD phases to the completion of the pricing set for construction.

Apr 2016 - Sep 2016
 

P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S, Los Angeles, CA, US, Project Designer

•Worked as Project Designer in an adaptive reuse project, and an exhibition design collaboration with Kinch for the 2015 Chicago Architecture Biennale.

Victory Healthcare, North Hollywood, CA
•42,000 Sq Ft adaptive reuse project for a new medical facility that included demo and new construction of main façade and other facades renovation, complete internal re-layout, and addition of a new mezzanine and basement floors.
•Carried out project from conceptual design stage to filing Entitlements set with the LA planning department.
•Responsible for liaising with consultants to ensure integrity of design intent and compatibility at DD and early CDs.

Sep 2015 - Feb 2016
 

MAS UNO STUDIO, Lima, Peru, Project Designer

•Worked as Project Designer in multiple project typologies such as residential, office, commercial, adaptive reuse, and cultural & sports infrastructure. In addition to various art installations and fabrication projects.
•Responsible for all stages of project development from conceptual design to technical documentation stages for filing with planning department for project approvals and building permits, and/ or completion of construction documents stage.
•Responsible for liaising with consultants to ensure integrity of design intent and compatibility from DD to CD stages.

Fahrenheit DDB Advertising Offices / Lima, Peru (2012-2014)
•7,300 Sq Ft adaptive reuse of historic residence for a creative office. Responsible for SD, DD, CD and construction stages.

Flor de Amancaes & Santa Rosa Municipal Park Facilities / Lima, Peru (2013-2014)
•140,000 Sq Ft & 125,000 Sq Ft of built area respectively for sports centers, roofed pools, and cultural centers. Collaboration as executive architect for the completion of DD & CD phases.

Ofiloft Offices Building / Lima, Peru (2012-2013)
•35,000 Sq Ft four-story building. Responsible from SD to DD set for filing with the city, and completion of CDs.

•Carried out various high-end single residential projects from SD to DD sets for filing with the city, and completion of CDs:
- Cruz Galarza Residence / Lima, Peru (2013-2014)
- El Olivar Multi-Residential building / Lima, Peru (2012-2013)
- Friedman Residence / Lima, Peru (2012)

•Worked also in several competitions as design team leader:
- Parentesis - Office & Retail Building / Lima, Peru, 2013.
- Britanico - Language School Building / Lima, Peru, 2013.
- PROEDUCA - Rural School Building / Tiabaya, Peru, 2013.
- Huamanga - Public Space Renovation / Ayacucho, Peru, 2013.
- Ecoffices - Green Offices Building / Lima, Peru, 2013.
- Daegu Gozan Library - Public Library / Daegu City, South Korea, 2012.

Jun 2012 - Sep 2014
 

J.G.J. Proyectistas, Lima, Peru, Project Coordinator

•Worked as Project Coordinator for a developer / general contractor company.

Miracorp Business Center Complex
•492,000 Sq Ft high-rise mixed-use office & retail, and hospitality project that included the new Hilton Lima Hotel.
•Responsible from SD to DD set for filing with planning department for project approval and building permit, as well as for completion of architecture CDs, and coordination of interiors executive office’s CDs development.
•Responsible for liaising with consultants to ensure integrity of design intent and compatibility from DD to CD stages.
•Responsible for construction evaluation, liaising with sub-contractors, and ensuring of production quality reports.

Feb 2008 - Jan 2012
 

Education 

Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, Masters, Master of Design Research

Sep 2014 - Sep 2015
 

Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP), Lima, Peru, MArch, Architecture & Urbanism

Apr 2002 - Dec 2007
 

Awards 

“2016 AIA|LA NEXT LA AWARDS” / Los Angeles, USA, Honorable Mention

Citation: “Victory Healthcare” (Los Angeles, CA) P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S, October 2016. Mention as project collaborator.

2016
 

“XX Panamerican Architecture Quito Biennial” / Quito, Ecuador, Honorable Mention

Merit in Adaptive Reuse Category: “Fahrenheit DDB Advertising Offices”, December 2016. Mention as project collaborator.

2016
 

"Reassessment of the Archaeological and Cultural Landscape ‘Inca Trail’ PUCP” Competition Prize / Lima, Peru, 2nd Place

Second Place in National Competition for PUCP Cultural Landscape & New Facilities Master Plan, June 2014.

2014
 

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