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Walter H Garcia

Walter H Garcia

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

About 

Born and raised in Los Angeles, CA has been a worldly experience triggering curiosity and creativity.  Between the melting pot of culture and architecture early on showed me how diverse and beautiful the world can be.  Travels to cities along the Pacific over to the North Sea exposed our history.  That exposure to other cultures and our built environments led me to pursue a career in architecture.  It is our intimate relationship with the built environment that interest me.  The desire to make that relationship as beautiful and strong as it can be.

Employment 

KAA Design, Los Angeles, CA, US, Project Coordinator

Fortunate to work with a talented and charming team on amazing custom high-end homes. As a part of that team I have worked directly with various team sizes and on occasion directly with the client and principal through all phases from feasibility studies through construction administration. Experienced in creating and guiding presentation materials as well as agency and construction drawings.

As a member of the office's core BIM committee I am in charge of planning and implementing the development of the office's ArchiCAD template. Creativity extends beyond design and into leveraging new BIM technologies along with collective experience of the team to find smoother workflows and more efficient processes.

Oct 2012 - current
 

Walter H Garcia, Granada Hills, CA, US, Design consultant

Clients---

- Westfield LLC : Design constultant to their ‘Retail Experience Design’ Team’s Nationwide portfolio encompassing International and one-off brands. Conceptual design, design development, and project coordination.
- Research City Health and Building code requirements, finishes, fixtures, and furniture.
- Graphic design, brand development, and design drawing reviews.
- 14 months full-time

- Fiore Landscape Design: 3D Modeling + Design, Drafting.

- Irene Neuwirth: Graphic Design, Book Production, & Photography retouching.

Aug 2010 - current
 

Jeffrey Rome & Associates, Draftsperson

Develop: drawing sets for telecommunications- site plans, elevations, notes, & details

May 2010 - Jul 2010
 

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Student Assistant

Design: integrated rear-projection system from the same kit-of-parts for the theater shell structure .
Design: a portable pin-up display wall.

Sep 2008 - Jun 2009
 

ZGF Architects LLP, Intern

Develop: massing/presentation models, and renderings.
Develop: drawings: life safety, and reflected ceiling plans.
Construction Admin: L.A. hospital site-update sketch logs and stick sets.

Sep 2007 - Dec 2007
 

Westfield, Intern

Design: Graphic Design proposals for ‘Tenant criteria manuals.’
Design: Environmental graphics for Boston Logan Airport food court.
Develop: Photoshoped renderings, and red-lined drawings.

Jul 2007 - Sep 2007
 

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Student Assistant

Develop: photo-montages for new campus art/signage.
Develop: cad drawings for campus facility remodels.

Jan 2006 - Dec 2006
 

Education 

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

Oct 2005 - Jun 2009
 

Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, Making + Meaning

An intensive 5 week summer program serving to establish the principles of understanding and thinking spatial environments. Focuses on an iterative process of design and development.

Jul 2006 - Aug 2006
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills