Diego Rodrigues

Diego Rodrigues

Simi Valley, CA, US



I am licensed as an Architect in Brazil with over 10 years’ experience in the field. A personal taste for modern design, restoration/rehabilitation projects, sustainable materials and efficient energy building come from my studies in Brazilian architecture, working in different design environments and life in culturally diverse cities. My career is based on responsibility, teamwork and communication. Being well organized by nature, contributes to my productivity, efficiency and problem solving skills. Working in the U.S. over the past 3 years has broadened my knowledge of different materials and constructability. These experiences have made me more of a self-disciplined and adaptable designer, which gives me the ability to work in many architectural areas.



Theatre DNA, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architectural Designer

Apr 2015 - current

Studio-MLA (formerly Mia Lehrer + Associates), Los Angeles, CA, US, Architectural Designer

Mar 2015 - current

Aaron Walker, Simi Valley, CA, US, Designer

Worked in all phases of projects (preliminary, schematic and construction documents and modeling) for remodel and new multifamily housing, custom homes and commercial projects.

Nov 2012 - current

Theatre Projects Consultants, Los Angeles, CA, US, Designer

Sep 2013 - Mar 2015

FIN Architecture, Los Angeles, CA, US, Designer

Worked in all phases of projects (preliminary, schematic and construction documents) for remodel and new high-end residential projects.

Jan 2013 - Oct 2014

Malekian, Montrose, CA, US, Designer

Worked on construction documents for residential projects in REVIT.
Produced construction documents for a hotel remodel into new loft apartments in Fresno, California.
Digital modeling in various applications.

Jul 2012 - Sep 2012

Red Desert, Los Angeles, CA, US, Designer

Worked in interior design projects (preliminary, schematic and construction documents) for new high end house.
Application in the public sphere through digital models and construction documents for remodeling and new applications in historic facades.
Schematic project with digital models made in metric system to a retail store and café in Japan.

Mar 2012 - Jun 2012

Vector 7, Habib’s Restaurant Group, São Paulo, BR, Architect/ Co-Coordinator of New Projects

Analyzed documents (deeds, building codes, etc.) to enable new project locations, creating the best solution study models for these locations. Worked on the elaboration of design projects, advising builders in site visits.
Completed 2-3 preliminary projects per day.

Jan 2010 - Sep 2011

Kawahara Takano Architecture, São Paulo, BR, Junior Architect

Worked in all phases of projects (preliminary, schematic and construction documents) for remodel and new retail stores under short deadlines providing maximum quality.
Created new standards in the design system, improving office and project efficiency. Helped design teams with new furniture pieces and showcases and gave customer support promptly.

Jul 2009 - Jan 2010

Onodera Associate Architect, São Paulo, BR, Designer

Designed large-scale projects such as train and bus stations, hotel, administrative buildings and retrofit of handrails and floors for people with special needs, equivalent to ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act).
Managed a team of designers with frequent project reports to customer.

Mar 2005 - Aug 2007


FMU -FIAM-FAAM, São Paulo, BR, BArch, Architecture and Urbanism

Bachelor Degree in Architecture and Urbanism
CREA national architect License

Jan 2006 - Jun 2011

Areas of Specialization