Rinaldo Perez

Rinaldo Perez

New York, NY, US



Architecture exploits the relationship between knowledge, experience, and skill.  I wish to further my understanding of this relationship as well as expand my command of these each individually.  I am interested in working for a driven firm that is engaged in this relationship particularly as it applies to current social, economic, and environmental issues, and that furthers architectural discourse through both physically realized projects of various scales as well as conceptual research based design work.

Complete portfolio and resume are available upon request.  






Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, Solar Decathlon Fellowship

Team leader, designer and builder for CHIP, solar powered smart and sustainable house for US Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon. Worked directly with faculty advisors and project managers on various design and construction issues. Lead interior team design charettes. Team leader responsible for producing marketing materials, website content, public display boards, and team uniforms.

Jul 2011 - Oct 2011

Organized Crime Design Collective, Los Angeles, CA, US, Intern

Worked directly with principle architects to design research projects exploring and developming fundamental architectural relationships. Designed and built physical models for Kajima Corporation Sculpture Competition.

Jun 2009 - Sep 2009

IDEA office (Eric Kahn & Russell Thomsen), Los Angeles, CA, US, Intern

Worked directly with the principle architects to produce digital presentation materials and physical model for the Y-House project in Japan.

Jun 2008 - Sep 2008


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

Sep 2006 - Sep 2011


Portfolio Prize, 1st Place

Each Year, SCI-Arc students at gateway levels submit portfolios. A jury consisting of SCI-Arc instructors select the best for the portfolio prize.


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