Arvin Villanueva

Arvin Villanueva

Ontario, CA, US



I am highly skilled Architectural Designer with over 13 years experience in commercial architectural design.

Knowledgeable with preparing preliminary conceptual design elevations, master site plans, floor plans, color material boards and construction details for large commercial buildings and multi-tenant structures for city presentations.

Experienced with production of Design Development and Construction documents for city submittal.




WPIIDC, Inc, West Covina, CA, US, Senior Architectural Designer

Provided architectural due diligence and entitlement services for international commercial retail companies from new projects to building expansion. Responsible for planning and coordination with municipalities, developers, civil and architectural firms. Developed preliminary site plans for large commercial anchor tenants and multi-tenant sites for submittal to municipalities. Produced 2D and 3D conceptual designs of commercial structure for city presentations. Provided QA/QC during the production of architectural construction drawings. Created construction details per civil, architectural and municipalities requirements. Prepared conceptual design packages for clients for city submittal.

Significant Achievements:
Lead architectural designer for clients listed in the top 10% of the Fortune 500 for new site development in the Western US and New England Area.
Primary designer for $5-25 million mixed-use developments of over 250,000 sq. ft. on +20 acres of property.
Developed best practical solutions for design templates for prototype commercial buildings to increase overall quality and productivity. Accelerated an atypical project turnaround time from 80 man hours to 48 man hours.
Implemented training for 2-3 CAD operators, site planners, and architectural designers.
Collaborate in the establishment of a 2D and 3D architectural imaging and design service subdivision.

Nov 2002 - Oct 2009

AE Schmidt Environmental, Van Nuys, CA, US, Associate Project Manager

Responsible for managing all aspects of design and development of industrial design projects from conceptual design phase to final grand opening. Monitored project schedules, budgets, and invoicing. Provided permitting and developer coordination services with municipalities. Conceptualized preliminary site layouts and general civil grading plans for submittal. Conducted QA/ QC for construction and schematic drawings. Supervised and coordinated with sub-consultants, project managers, engineers, architects and CAD Operators.

Significant Achievements:
Lead Project Manager for clients listed in the top 25% of the Fortune 500 for fueling station development in the United States region, with general project costs of over $1 million.
Contributed directly to the development for a prototype template for client projects, which increased customer relationship and company productivity by 60%.
Facilitated the development of an architectural engineering design and build firm of over 30 employees.
Provided new hire training for 2-5 CAD operators, engineers and project managers, and implemented training development programs.

Oct 1996 - Nov 2002


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

Sep 1989 - Jun 1996