Hugo Santibanez

Hugo Santibanez

New York, NY, US



Success comes in different forms. It can be perceived as wealth, accomplishments, etc. I am
loyal to the idea about staying current in life. I never want to stop learning. I always want
to have the satisfaction that I am capable to surprise myself. I am a dedicated and extremely
passionate individual with extent professional experience always striving for innovative
knowledge. I believe that reaching a goal is not success, but having new ones make my
definition of success.


WHY / HOW, Culver City, CA, US, Intern Designer

Mar 2012 - current

John Cataldo Architects, Pasadena, CA, US, Intern Designer

Responsible in different areas of architecture including construction drawings, site visits, client meetings, final visualizations and design competitions.

Sep 2009 - Oct 2010

e7 Architecture Studio, Playa Vista, CA, US, Visualization and Imaging

Mainly focused on computer graphics and architectural design. Prepared illustrations and visualization material for client presentations.

Jun 2005 - Sep 2006


Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Masters, GSAPP

Jun 2012 - Jun 2013

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Pomona, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2007 - Jun 2011


Abstract - GSAPP Student's Work Book, Nomination

Project selected for school book exhibiting student work
Summer semester 2012
Columbia University GSAPP


President's Honor Award, Award

Recognition at Los Angeles Harbor College for academic achievement.


Interim Design Exhibition, Other

Cal Poly Pomona design showcase for outstanding project

-Bath house Fall 2007
-Connection Community Center Spring 2008
-Bergamot Studios- Santa Monica Artist District master plan Spring 2009
-Circuitous Science building at LMU Los Angeles Fall 2010
-Vertical Ocean- Senior project: Marine Research Center Spring 2011


Areas of Specialization