Matthew Martinez

Matthew Martinez

Los Angeles, CA, US



  •  Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to schedule and convey information and goals to consultants, vendors, and other project contributors
  • Experience in all phases of planning and design for new commercial construction
  • Proficient in managing multiple disciplines to ensure project data translates to code-compliant structures
  • Ability to prioritize multiple projects to ensure schedules and budgets are met
  • Proposal creation, negotiation, contract administration, and accounting liaison
  • Advanced technical drafting and rendering
  • Excellent detail orientation and organization
  • AutoCAD: Over 12 years of schematic design, design refinement, and construction documents.


SAA interiors + architecture, Culver City, CA, US, Project Lead Designer

Conduct field surveys to create space plans, pricing plans, and construction documents for corporate interior tenant improvement projects.

Jul 2011 - Mar 2012

WD Partners, Irvine, CA, US, Senior Architectural Project Designer

- Oversee, manage, plan, and execute multiple projects utilizing the resources of various teams and
consultants focused on Restaurant, Grocery, and Tilt-up construction

- Successfully converted an unprofitable client into a top 5 company revenue source

- Established troubleshooting and cost-effective solutions during construction administration and value engineering phases of the project

- Sustained project schedule and completion despite reductions in force

- Primary contact with branch office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for multiple projects

- Chosen to be part of the WD Partners Mentor Program to assist new employees

- Honored with “MVP” Awards (Most Valuable Partner) in 2007 and 2008

May 2006 - Jul 2011

Bitton Design Group, Agoura Hills, CA, US, Project Director

- Successfully administered a portfolio of contracts including prototype design, new construction, remodels, and tenant improvements for nationally known restaurant concepts

- Coordinated with multiple external consultants to refine conceptual design and space planning into detailed construction documents

- Assisted with design, material selection, and specialty decor purchasing

- Managed entitlements processing and obtained all state and local agency approvals and permits

- Provided solutions to general contractor’s RFIs and performed site visits to ensure plans were being followed accurately

- Assisted in creating the company brand

Jan 2001 - May 2006

R.S. Herman Architects, Los Angeles, CA, US, Construction Document Specialist

- Coordinated with outside consultants and created construction documents

- Reviewed drawings for proper use of materials and building codes

- Submitted plans to city, county, and local agencies for approval

May 2000 - Jan 2001

Design Development, Agoura Hills, CA, US, Draftsman

- Verified as-built conditions and created construction documents using AutoCAD

- Researched building codes for project compliance

- Prepared submittals to obtain building permits

- Project art and artifact installation

Jan 1999 - May 2000


West Valley Occupational Center, Woodland Hills, CA, US, AutoCAD

AutoCAD certification received. Assisted instructor by helping other students.

Jun 1994 - Aug 1994


WD Partners "Most Valuable Partner", Award

Recognition for top performing employees of the quarter.


WD Partners "Most Valuable Partner", Award

Recognition for top performing employees of the quarter.


Areas of Specialization