Wendy Gilmartin, AIA

Wendy Gilmartin, AIA

Los Angeles, CA, US



Skills and expertise:

Design, Architecture, Construction documents, Construction administration, Project management, Consultant coordination, Project design, Mock-up design, Codes & permitting, Materials research, Architectural criticism, Curatorial research and design, Exhibition design. AutoCAD, 3DStudioMAx, Rhino, Sketch-up, Vectorworks, Adobe Suite, Office.

Research and Criticism:

The Architecture of cities. Design, development, infrastructure and neighborhoods. Changing the way we build, consider and read cities. Urban walks. Photo essays. Histories of cities and their phenomena. User-generated research on metro areas. Experimental Mapping of regions, commutes, walks and neighborhoods. Ordinary buildings. Ordinary landscapes. Analysis of the built landscape. Public art. Public space. Public domain. Public participation in the built environment or anything else that promotes a better understanding of our own city -- that and building groups with this common goal in mind.

Registered Architect, California (CAB #35047)




2003-2006 Professional Masters Degree in Architecture (M.Arch) – Rice University, Houston TX

1996-1998  B.A. Film & Media Studies – The Evergreen State College, Olympia WA


2015-present   Partner, FAR frohn&rojas, Los Angeles - Berlin - Santiago de Chile

2013-2015  Architect: Assembledge+, Los Angeles, CA.

2009-13   Project Manager: Studio PCH, Malibu, CA.

2009   Construction Coordinator: Elephant Gallery, Los Angeles, Ca.

2009   Lead Designer, Construction Coordinator: 1462 Catalina Avenue, Pasadena Ca.

2008-09   Lead Designer, Project Manager: Otto Residence Remodel, Los Angeles CA.

2007-08   Project designer: Rios Clementi Hale Studios, Los Angeles CA.

2006-07   Designer: Marmol + Radziner AIA, Associates, Los Angeles CA.



California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Pomona, CA, US, Visiting Lecturer

Second year undergraduate design studio: ARC 202L

Students are exposed to a sequence of related studies that focus on connectivity, aggregation, transformation, programming, and documentation of an architectural space. The final result will be an architectural proposal.

CPP's Department of Architecture is in very high demand and, because of this, it is able to admit very well-qualified students. Our undergraduate program receives over 1500 applications for 120 places. Cal Poly Pomona architecture graduates are highly sought after by design firms and many gain admittance into highly-selective graduate programs.

Jan 2016 - current

FAR frohn&rojas, Los Angeles, CA, US, Partner

FAR (frohn&rojas) is a networked architectural design and research practice located in Berlin, Santiago de Chile and Los Angeles. Through its name the office acknowledges both its geographically distributed anatomy as well as the increasingly widened professional scope that is literally shaping its work. FAR offers full-service architecture, planning and design services as well as similar activities and services including project management in the realm of building construction.

Dec 2015 - current

Assembledge+, Los Angeles, CA, US, Junior Architect (non-licensed)

Assembledge+ is an award winning full-service architecture and development firm steeped in the history and continuing innovation of modern design.

With extensive experience in the design and execution of residential and commercial projects, Assembledge+ brings high levels of design sensitivity, technical expertise, a deep understanding of sustainable building, and hands-on principal involvement to every project, large or small.

Jul 2013 - Dec 2015

LAWeekly, Village Voice Media, Los Angeles, CA, US, Freelance Arts Staff (architecture + design)

LA Weekly is the definitive source for news, music, movies, restaurants, and the arts in Los Angeles.

Jul 1999 - Apr 2015

Studio PCH, Inc., Malibu, CA, US, Project Manager

Studio PCH, LLC is an international architectural design and development firm based in Malibu, California.

Skills and Expertise: Construction administration, Construction documents, General project assistance. Mock-up design, Consultant coordination, Project management, Project design, Codes & permitting, Materials research.

Oct 2009 - Jul 2013

RIOS, Los Angeles, CA, US, Project Designer

Rios Clementi Hale Studios was founded in 1985 as a multi-disciplinary design firm. RCHS creates singular, integrated and comprehensive solutions for a variety of design challenges. Combined, our talents comprise a wide range of professional skills including architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning and design, interior design, graphics and signage, exhibit and product design. Project types include commercial, residential, civic, educational, institutional, exhibits and product and furniture design.

Jul 2007 - Nov 2008

Marmol Radziner, Santa Monica, CA, US, Junior Designer

M+R is a full service architectural firm that provides a range of services including architectural design, interior design, landscape design, furniture design, jewelry design and prefab. In addition, we provide all construction services, as we are also a design/build firm. As part of our construction department, we operate our own custom cabinet shop and metal shop. We want our collaborative design vision to be realized coherently throughout, in spaces large and small and indoor and outdoor.

Jan 2007 - Jul 2007


Rice University, MArch, School of Architecture and Urban Design

Aug 2003 - Jan 2007


2006 John Crowder Traveling Fellowship, Rice University, Award


2004 Gene Hackerman Award, Rice University (Outstanding Student in Architecture), Award


Areas of Specialization