Carlos Abrille

Carlos Abrille

Palm Springs, CA, US



A Palm Springs native for almost 20 years, I’m a family man and designer by training. I also enjoy seeking creative endeavors while traveling to different places. My journey into architecture developed through a transformation during different periods in my life. Math was always my favorite subject. My interests in electronic engineering shifted after I took my first drafting class (where my passion for drawing in pencil was discovered). This paved a new road as I decided to pursue architecture. My determination to advance as a designer prompted me to return to college to learn and understand the process. Completing my Bachelors in Architecture has made me realize the value of education. I enjoy contributing to projects, developing the goal from inception through construction administration. I look forward to the opportunity to collaborate as a key team player. 

Note: 11 points left to complete IDP with NCARB.


Holt Architecture, Rancho Mirage, CA, Design Specialist

Prepared Schematic Designs for presentation in 2D & 3D. Attended meetings with client and/or consultants for introduction and programming. Evaluated feasibility of design for appearance, safety, function, serviceability, budget, and production costs. Performed verification of existing conditions for site analysis and survey. Liason with production department and construction administration for quality assurance. Coordinated and submitted plans to City Agency, County, Fire Department and DSA.

Projects: Commercial
Software: ArchiCAD 12, MS Office 2007, Piranesi 4, SketchUp 6, Photoshop Elements

Oct 2005 - Jun 2009

Gordon Ross, Palm Desert, CA, Project Manager

Responsible for design development and construction documents in collaboration with the Interior Design Department. Coordinated architecture plans with City Agency and consultants.

Projects: Residential (Gated Communities)
Software: Autocad 2004, MS Office 2003

Oct 2004 - Sep 2005

Regency Homes, Rancho Mirage, CA, Designer

Responsible for pre-design, site analysis and schematic designs in collaboration with the client, landscape architect and civil engineer to meet zoning requirements. Prepared design development, construction documents and bass wood models. Coordinated with structural, mechanical and fire marshal for the architectural review submittal package. Introduced Form-Z to Regency.

Projects: Residential (Gated Communities)
Software: AutoCAD 2004, Form-Z 4.1 Renderzone, MS Office 2003, Photoshop 7

Aug 2003 - Jun 2004

Design Development, Rancho Mirage, CA, Production Department

Prepared design development and construction documents. Assisted in 3D modeling, animation, and image editing for presentations. Coordinated architecture plans with City Agency and consultants. Introduced Microsoft Office PowerPoint to Design Development.

Projects: High End Residential
Software: DataCAD 4 & 7, Form-Z 4.1 Renderzone, MS Office 2000, Photoshop 4

Jul 1999 - Dec 2002

Cove Electric Inc., Palm Desert, CA, Electric Draftsman

Responsible for electric drafting of power, lighting, title 24, panel schedule and single line diagrams. Managed plotting, filing, inventory and networking with consultants. Maintained and debugged CAD system software and peripherals. Introduced AutoCAD training to Cove Electric.

Projects: Commercial
Software: Autocad 14, MS Office 98, Sellect Electrical

Jan 1997 - Sep 1999

Coachella Valley Engineers, Palm Desert, CA, Civil Design Draftsman

Responsible for civil drafting of street, grading, sewer, water, land use permits, and lot line adjustments. Assisted the survey crew as rodman and/or chainman. Maintained the CAD system and daily backup of the Alphamicro network. Initiated new methods of filing and inventory. Introduced AutoCAD 12 to CVE.

Projects: Commercial & Residential
Software: Autocad 12, MS Office 4.0

May 1990 - Nov 1996


California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA, Bachelor of Architecture

Oct 1997 - Jun 2002

College of the Desert, Palm Desert, CA, Associate of Science in Architecture

Sep 1989 - Jun 1991

College of the Desert, Palm Desert, CA, Associate of Science in General Drafting

Sep 1984 - Jun 1986


Outstanding First Year Award, Award

Department of Architecture
College of Environmental Design
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona


Areas of Specialization