Rafael Sampaio Rocha

Rafael Sampaio Rocha

Los Angeles, CA, US



How a building or an object comes together is far more interesting than what the actual design is. 

Architecture is in the details.

• 5+ years experience with AutoDesk Revit BIM.
• 16+ years proficiency with Autodesk AutoCAD (R10 to 2011).
• 11+ years proficiency with Adobe CS, 3D Studio Max, Sketchup, Rhino-3D and Maya.
• Experienced with Vectorworks, ArchiCAD and Microsoft Office software (PC & Mac).
• Knowledgeable with architectural visualization and digital fabrication techniques.
• Extremely motivated team worker with focus on productivity, quality and output.
• Excellent design aptitude and open to criticism.
• Professional level architectural photography and visualisation.
• Fluent in English and Portuguese. Proficient with Spanish and French.


Everelle Build Co, Los Angeles, CA, US, Design Build Specialist

Jul 2016 - current

Ball-Nogues Studio, Los Angeles, CA, US, Project Manager, Fabricator

Concept design, design development, construction documentation, client communication, material procurement, production oversight, fabrication, installation and delivery of public & private public art commissions.

Jan 2013 - Jul 2016

Bloomimages, Hamburg, DE, Visualisation Artist

Design of conceptual product marketing campaigns. Production of professional architectural visualisation.

May 2012 - Aug 2012

Atelier Hitoshi Abe, Los Angeles, CA, US, Intern Architect

Resposibilities - Schematic, design development documentation and client coordination of large-scale commercial tenant improvement project for a corporate headquarters in St Paul, MN.

Apr 2011 - Sep 2011

Herzog & de Meuron, Basel, CH, Intern Architect

Actively involved in conceptual and design development of mixed use retail project in Paris, France. Massing, programming, organization, regulations research, detail development and facade study tests. Lead 3D designer and coordinator with consultants. Responsible for manufacturing and digital fabrication of concept studies and client submission models.

Jan 2009 - Jan 2010

Tannerhecht Architecture, San Francisco, CA, US, Intern Architect

Associate Architect for Herzog & De Meuron.

Design documentation, construction document development and construction administration of Kramlich Residence and Media Collection in Napa Valley, CA. Lead 3D designer and coordinator with consultants. Responsible for design and fabrication preparation of custom components.

Aug 2006 - Aug 2008

Miller Dyer Spears, Boston, MA, US, Intern Architect

Development of construction documents, 3D production & visualisation for interior renovations, new construction and urban planning projects in healthcare and educational institutions in the greater Boston area.

Sep 2004 - Aug 2006

BAE Systems - Information & Electronic Warfare Systems Division, Nashua, NH, US, Drafting Specialist

Design and layout of mechanical components/systems. Research of specifications, materials, and components. Detailing and management of production drawings. Parametric modeling of 3D prototypes for thermal performance testing.

May 2003 - Sep 2004


Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, BArch, B.Arch

Sep 2007 - Sep 2012

New Hampshire Technical Institute, Manchester, NH, US, Associates in Applied Science (Computer Aided Design/Drafting)

Sep 2000 - Jun 2003


2015 R+D AWARDS First Award: Pulp Pavilion, 1st Place

Ball-Nogues Studio put years of exploration on the line by debuting its experimental construction material and method at one of the world's largest music festivals.