Jorge Escamilla

Jorge Escamilla

Ventura, CA, US

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A self driven individual who is involved in the community and a devoted to parenthood. I love team collaborations and architecture. After my 20 year journey I enjoy architecture and all its forms of artist expressions. I love the great outdoors as well as a crowded urban space. 


Self-employed as a Freelance Designer, California, Ventura, CA, US, Senior Designer & Senior Project Manager

Collaborating on several commercial and single-family projects located in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. Projects types consist of Classroom Buildings, Commercial Development, Marina Renovation Project, High-End Restaurants and Mixed Used development. Clients consist of a variety of private and public clients, (Prajin Brothers Corporation, Faith Community Church of Fillmore, RED-O Restaurants, EC&C Law Firm, Ventura Calvary Church, Casa Del Bracero Community Building, Brighter Beginning Oakland Clinic). Projects are lead from the preliminary design development phase along with feasibility studies, design development production and presentations, Architectural Design Review boards and Historical Heritage Board meetings, specification books writing and public art collaborations. Developed computer models for energy and environmental optimization, energy models, from early concept to detailed design and daylighting metrics, like daylight autonomy and annual sunlight exposure.

Sep 2012 - current

19six Architects, Santa Barbara, CA, US, Senior Project Manager

Delivered project manual for a small firm in Santa Barbara, Lead team of 4 employees for medical types of structures. Attended Planning Commision Hearing, Planning Approval and zoning clearance. Generated rendering and color presentations for design options and Planning Department submittals. Coordinated drawings with consultants using clash detection software and Revit models. Scheduled project design team deliverables for the client. Cost analysis and preparation of Specifications. Used Specification software and BIM coordination of CSI sections. Some clients included Cottage Hospital and Clinicas Del Camino.

Jun 2018 - Jan 2019

Consulting Designer, Disney Imagineer/Fontana Architects:, Ventura, Senior Designer

Worked as a consultant for the Imagineering staff under the supervision of Fontana Architects and Disney Staff. Generated computer models for Shanghai Disney theme park. Models were generated using Auto-cad and Revit models in order to collaborate with the Shanghai design team overseas. Completed the Design Development phase for three theme park rides, Disney’s Adventure Island, Soaring over the World and River Rafting. Coordinated drawings and specifications with the creative engineering team, ride consulting team, geotechnical, structural, mechanical and electrical engineers. Lead a small team in developing design-build drawings for the $4 Billion dollar budget to the construction of the new theme park.

Jan 2012 - Dec 2013

Leach Mounce Architects, 2007-2012, Ventura, CA, US, Senior Project Manager and Senior Designer

Lead Project Manager for various clients, Beverly Hills EOC/Police Expansion (2.4 Million Dollar Renovation for 2nd-floor renovation at existing Police Facility Building). Lead Project Architect coordinator and designer for several public sector clients, a 4.5 Million dollar indoor gun range for the City of Fremont Police Department. Senior Designer to a new 90,000 SF, 23 million dollar police facility for the City of Chino Police Department. Senior Project Manager to the new Emergency Operation Center for the Williamson County, Texas. Senior Marketing Director and Revit Mentor for the Firm.

Jan 2007 - Aug 2012

Zimmerman Architects, 2003-2007, Santa Barbara, CA, US, Project Manager and Senior Designer

Santa Barbara Yacht Club Renovation (1.2 Million Dollar Renovation to Existing Facility), Duncan Restoration (Design Development, Feasibility Study, Cost Estimate, Historical Board Approval, and Santa Barbara Design Review Board Approvals), and Custom Residential Projects. Responsibilities consist of Preliminary Drawings, Designs Development Presentations, Construction Drawings, Project Budget, Project Schedules, and Construction Administration.

Jun 2003 - Jun 2007

HED, Los Angeles, CA, US, Senior Designer / Project Job Captain.

Worked on Bell Air Presbyterian School Renovation (Feasibility Studies, Master Planning and Cost Estimating), Cahuenga Elementary School, Inglewood High School Renovation Project (Master Planning and Design Development Documents), CalState Northridge Bookstore Renovation and Cerro- Coso College Arts Building Renovation.
Responsibilities consist of Schematic Drawings, Cost Estimating, Specification Writer, Research and Compiling job information. Designs Review Board Presentations, Construction Drawings and Construction Administration (review of submittals, cost, analysis, response to contractors questions during construction and bidding, field observation reports, field directives, Issuing architects supplemental instructions, revision drawings and sketches, RFI, close-out procedure, conduct weekly meeting, review pay applications, coordinate with architect’s consultants, review fees schedule, bar charts, and other administrative issues).

Nov 2001 - Jul 2003

Rivers & Christian, Brentwood, CA , Job Captain

Produced working drawings for large airport renovations specialist. (LAX Terminal 4 American Airlines Terminal). Generated working drawings for connecting bridge at LAX. Conducted field visits, project administration and close-out procedure under the supervision of a senior architect. Reviewed specifications, working drawings and contractor’s shop drawings, submittals and change order. Generated Project Manual for the small connecting bridge at LAX.

Jan 2000 - Sep 2001

Charles Walton and Associates,, Glendale, CA, US, Job Captain

Produced working drawings, generated design development packages and specifications, assisted on cost estimating, design drawings and presentations, details and working drawings for several mid-size civic buildings, Libraries, and a parking structure. (Cerritos Library, Palmdale City Hall, Orange Street Parking Structure, Agoura Hills Library, and City Hall and South Bay Communication Center).

Oct 1997 - Jan 2000


Woodbury University, Burbank, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

Received a bachelors in architecture from a NAAB accredited school.

Sep 1992 - Jun 1997

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