Alex Villanueva

Alex Villanueva

Torrance, CA, US

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Architectural Designer

Architect with comprehensive experience preparing designs for a variety of retail projects. Comprised with the ability to prepare detailed drawings of architectural designs which include plans, elevations, and sections. Has leverage in technical experience with Adobe Photoshop CS and knowledge in REVIT to develop presentations, renderings, and 3-D illustrations. Skilled in applying creativity to highly appealing, exciting, and interesting designs that engage and evoke emotion.



Vida Design Group, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architectural / Revit Designer

• Create Revit models to develop accurate and well-coordinated sets of drawings that contains plans, elevations, and details of Multi-Family and Residential projects.
• Prepares presentation drawings, and other deliverables as required by the project manager.
• Construction documents creation and modification
• Provide Sketches, Schematic design and Design development
• Site visit and measurement to create as-built drawings.
• Perform other related duties as requested by management.

Oct 2018 - current

Custom Design Construction, Redondo Beach, CA, US, Freelance Designer

• Joined the design team on a freelance design consultant basis in carrying out design concepts through hand perspectives, Schematic, Design Development, Construction Documents, and CAD works for the below projects:
1. Merrill Residence, Hermosa Beach CA.
2. Ung Residence, El Segundo CA
3. Bholat Residence – Redondo beach CA
4. Franz Residence Manhattan Beach CA,
5. Holdren Residence, Los Angeles CA
6. Watkins Residence, Palos Verdes Estates CA

May 2017 - Sep 2017

Timothy Corrigan, Inc., Los Angeles, CA, US, Freelance Designer

• Provide design sketches for interior design for the ongoing cruise ship project in Manila, Philippines.
• Involved in schematic design and design development using CAD works for Chevallerie and Andelson Residence in Beverly Hills, CA.
• Collaboration with the project team and prepare As-Built plan based on site measure.

Jan 2016 - Sep 2016

KT Architecture, Los Angeles, CA, US, Project Designer

• Designed the exterior of a 5-storey Mixed Use Development site 1 and 2 in Duarte CA. Involved in suite interiors planning and schematic design presentation.
• Involve in carrying out schematic and design development for 3-storey residential house Hatteras in Los Angeles
• Involve in construction documents, signage accessibility plan, fire department correction list, wall types, door and window schedules, travel exhibit and revise and modify existing documents (red lines / mark ups) as necessary for Mixed Use project such as Melrose Triangle and Monterey Hotel & Residences.
• Preparing working drawing that includes floor plans, elevations, sections, details, door & window schedule and staircase detail.
• Preparation of various types of construction documents and presentation drawings in in SD, DD and CD phases.

Aug 2015 - Sep 2016

Architect Orange, Orange County CA., Designer

• Teamed up with retail design in carrying out design proposals
• Involve in carrying out design package and Sign Program for Tustin Legacy project
• Worked with Associate Director of Design for Westfield Century Mall project at Westfield Corp. office LA.
helping out in rendering and sketching elevation for High End Luxury, Terrace Zone, Classic Zone and the Garage Elevation.
• Assist in city submittal for permits.

Mar 2014 - Jul 2014

Seed Group, Torrance, CA, US, Freelance Designer

Provides architectural design and renderings as needed; Have worked on a two-storey residential project located at Beverly Hills, CA.

Mar 2012 - Jul 2014

Source HOV, Carson CA., Production Clerk

• Responsible for gathering, sorting and batching documents according to work types
• Maintained data entry requirements and verified data by reviewing, correcting, and purging duplicates.

Nov 2012 - Mar 2014

RDC, Architectural Designer

Teamed up with Retail Design Team in carrying out design concepts for major projects, contributing in the efficiency of the firm in delivering proposals to client and within the budget. Architectural visuals or renderings both in manual or digital programs, keeping designs and presentations updated to the current trend.

Mar 2008 - Sep 2008

Nadel, Inc., Architectural Designer

Teamed up with Retail Design Team in carrying out design concepts for major projects, contributing in the efficiency of the firm in delivering proposals to client and within the budget. Architectural visuals or renderings both in manual or digital programs, keeping designs and presentations updated to the current trend.

Nov 2005 - Mar 2008

Aki Media, Design Studio Head

Effectively led the company’s Design studio. Engaged in providing full concept through delivery of architectural design and construction administration services. Creates schematic design concepts and development of various projects from residential to institutional, achieving the award for PAM Architectural Steel Award Design for a church project.

Aug 1995 - Sep 2005


Los Angeles Harbor College, Harbor City, CA, US, Green Building / Energy Efficiency Training Program

Certification in Green Building / Energy Efficiency Training Program
Completed 30-hour Occupational Safety and Health Training Course (Construction and Safety Health)

Jul 2010 - Dec 2010

Autodesk Authorized Training Center, Revit 2010

Autodesk Revit Architecture often referred to as simply Revit is a Building Information Modeling software developed by Autodesk. It allows the user to design with both parametric 3D modeling and 2D drafting elements. Building Information Modeling is a Computer Aided Design (CAD) paradigm that employs intelligent 3D objects to represent real physical building components such as walls and doors.
In addition, Revit's database for a project can contain information about a project at various stages in the building's lifecycle, from concept to construction to decommissioning. This is sometimes called 4D CAD where time is the fourth dimension.

Jul 2009 - Aug 2009

Southern California Regional Occupational Center, Media Arts 1 & 2

Graphic design often refers to both the process (designing) by which the communication is created and the products (designs) which are generated.

Jan 2009 - Jun 2009

CAD Vision Engineering Technology, AutoCAD

Jan 1994 - Jul 1994

Philippine School of Interior Design, Basic Interior design

Jun 1986 - Mar 1987

Far Eastern University (FEU), Bachelors, Architecture

In relation to buildings, architecture has to do with the planning, designing and constructing form, space and ambience that reflect functional, technical, social, environmental, and aesthetic considerations. It requires the creative manipulation and coordination of material, technology, light and shadow. Architecture also encompasses the pragmatic aspects of realizing buildings and structures, including scheduling, cost estimating and construction administration. As documentation produced by architects, typically drawings, plans and technical specifications, architecture defines the structure and/or behavior of a building or any other kind of system that is to be or has been constructed.

Jun 1980 - Mar 1986


PAM Architectural Steel Award Design for a church project, Award

The building exhibits competent usage of the steel material usage in cladding, glazing structure and interiors.


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