Jose Ho

Jose Ho

Long Beach, CA





AO-Architects Orange, 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

AO-Architects Orange, 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