Jose Ho

Jose Ho

Long Beach, CA





Architects Orange (AO), Orange, Senior Designer

Design Development and Project Quality control
Overseing the transition from Conceptual Design to Entitlement and Construction Document Preparation

Sep 2012 - current

Studio dnA, LLC, Long Beach, CA, US, self employed

Development and production of concept, design development and construction documents for single family residences, additions, offices & performance art productions;
Coordination between Owner, Consultants and Contractors;
Obtain approval by City Agencies, Board Members and HOA;
Site documentation and analysis;
Create illustrative presentation drawings;
Create logo and graphics for various clients’ needs;
nterior design including materials, finishes and furniture selection.

Jan 2008 - current

A+K INTERNATIONAL, Chino Hills, CA, US, Senior Designer

Conceptual design for Single Family, Town Homes and Flats for Mid Rise & High Rise Luxury Residential developments in China;
Create Design Presentation packages for client and government approval;
Oversee Design Development of plans and elevations.
Coordinate with local Architecture firms in China on the production of construction documents.

Jan 2011 - Oct 2011

Architects Orange (AO), Orange, CA, US, Senior Designer

Instrumental in raising the design standards of the firm;
Responsible for conceptual design and planning of multi-family, mix-use and commercial projects;
Oversaw Entitlement Process;
Manage workload and staff;
Work closely with various Job Captains to ensure that design intent is followed through during design development and preparation of construction documents;
Coordination between Clients and Consultants

Jun 2005 - Sep 2008

KTGY, Irvine, CA, US, Senior Designer

Introduced Podium Product into the Firms architectural repertoire;
Presentation of Projects to City Design Board Reviews and City Council Meetings for successful approval;
Client interaction & contract management;
Master Plan and Landscape Design;
Lead staff meetings to manage work flow & distribute workload;
Space planning and selection of materials and finishes, Furniture and equipment specifications;
Prepared Building Codes and ADA Code Analysis.

Feb 2002 - Jun 2005

MVE + Partners, Inc., Irvine, CA, US, Senior Designer

Development and production of conceptual, schematic, design and presentation documents;
Develop floor plans, elevations and details;
Presentation to Clients;
Coordination with outside Consultants;
Space planning, furniture layout;
Interior and Exterior material and finish selection;
Furniture, fabrics and lighting specifications.

Jan 1998 - Jan 2002

ChinHo Interiors, Inc, New York, NY, US, Principal

Costume furniture design and manufacturing;
Conceptual design & design development;
Coordination of consultant and sub-contractors;
Project Management for renovations and Tenant Improvements;
Staff meeting with workers and craftsmen for scheduling work load;
Supervised support staff in the creation of presentation drawings and CDs;
Meetings with HOA for project approval.

Jun 1992 - Jan 1998

Paul Rudolph Architects, New York, NY, US, Intern/Junior Designer

Creation of presentation and design documents for projects overseas;
Model Making;
Assisted Mr. Rudolph in cataloguing his manuscripts and sketches.

Jan 1991 - Jun 1992


City College of New York (CCNY), New York, NY, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 1988 - May 1993

Areas of Specialization