Hector Rodriguez

Hector Rodriguez

Los Angeles, CA, US

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I am Hector Rodriguez and I am a designer. I am an explorative and resourceful individual who believes in making opportunities to learn by doing. Over the past 6 years I have built up an extensive background in architectural design and construction, small scale fabrication, visual communications, and design leadership. I recently completed my Master of Architecture degree with a Housing Specialization from the University of Oregon and moved down to Los Angeles to begin practicing as a designer.

While at the University of Oregon and Arizona State University I continually explored housing design as well as furniture design, graphic design, and design fabrication. I have led crowd funded projects like the Home4 MicroDwelling project, I have worked alongside Michael Fifield FAIA AICP to develop new forms of medium density housing for a housing exhibition, and recently helped manage the installation of Go Ave 26 for LA-Más. Apart from these experiences I also hold extensive knowledge of fabrication tools and techniques including stock milling, fine woodworking, and welding.

I am seeking to join a team that values an interdisciplinary approach to problem solving and the power of a good question. 



FSY Architects, Los Angeles, CA, US, Designer

Jan 2018 - current

LA-Más, Los Angeles, CA, US, Install Manager Fellow

Managed the installation of Go Ave 26, a pedestrian improvement project supporting local Metro and bus line users. We installed pedestrian oriented design interventions including wayfinding signage, murals, and fence/ sidewalk patterns that helped visually demarcate the pedestrian zone.

Along with on-site installation management, duties included developing a detailed implementation schedule, installation technique development, labor hiring and management, and communication with project designers and the LA-Más team.

Aug 2017 - Oct 2017

Michael Fifield FAIA AICP (University of Oregon), Eugene, OR, US, Design and Research Housing Assistant

Examined, documented, and analyzed specific built low-rise medium-density housing projects. Then worked in a team to develop design principles and prototypical residential designs (at the neighborhood, block, and unit level) for new forms of low-rise, medium-density housing.

Jan 2016 - Jun 2017

Private Owner, Phoenix, AZ, US, Lead Designer

Responsible for the conceptual schematic design and production of construction documentation.

Feb 2015 - Aug 2016


University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, US, MArch, Architecture

Graduated with a Housing Specialization

Sep 2015 - Jun 2017

Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, US, BArch, Architectural Studies

Aug 2011 - May 2015


Certification of Appreciation - City of Los Angeles, Other

Received this honor for my contribution to the Go Ave 26 Project that supports pedestrians and public transit users.


Design Excellence - Arizona State University, Nomination

Recognition of my design work in studio led to my nomination by a professor.


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