Jesus A. Fernandez

Jesus A. Fernandez

Los Angeles, CA, US



Born and raised in Southern California until the age of 22 when I left for school.  After years of familiarity and routine, life in Los Angeles was too predictable.  The weather was great, food choices were plenty, the Lakers were in contention every year, and the Dodgers, well, I'm always hopeful.  Transferring to an out of state University seemed like the perfect solution to exploring new perspectives and new architectural philosophies.  Oregon proved to be just what I was searching for, I learned how to live with less, take advantage of natural and public resources, respond to our environment, live a healthier lifestyle, and root for college football.  Go Ducks!  After 5 years in the Eco-friendly Pacific Northwest, I decided to return to the city that I love so much to implement strategies and ideas that could enhance our city.


RMA | Rick Mather Architects, London, UK, Architectural Assistant

• Recipient of the 2011 RMA Scholarship, awarded to only one undergrad each year
• Part of the design team for the East Ham Council Building
• Produced sections and contextual elevations for presentation and design phases
• Added detailed building models of the existing context to the SketchUp project

Jun 2011 - Sep 2011

Martin J. McKeown, P.C., Eugene, OR, US, Translator

• Interpret during client-attorney meetings
• Set up appointments and follow up with clients

Aug 2010 - Jun 2011

Rome Visible Cities, Eugene, OR, US, Digital Designer and Research Assistant

• Designed and produced graphics for exhibition:
“Giuseppe Vasi’s Rome: Lasting Impressions from the Age of the Grand Tour”
• Created diagrams of Vasi’s etchings locating key buildings portrayed in his work
• Researched buildings in Rome during the 18th century for diagrams
• Digitally restored selected pieces of Vasi's work

Jul 2009 - May 2011

Eric Hall Architects, , Architectural Assistant

• Built a design/presentation section model for the Hawes International Building
• Produced Construction Documents
• Worked on Door Schedules, Window Schedules, and Electrical Plans
• Produced 3D model roof studies

Dec 2007 - Sep 2008


University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, US, BArch, Architecture

Terminal year completed at the UO Portland Campus (emphasis on urban design)
Student Research Symposium 2011
RMA Summer Internship Scholarship in London 2011
DES Scholarship 2008-2012

Sep 2007 - Jun 2012

El Camino College, Torrance, CA, US, Associates in Science

Architecture Certificate of Achievement
Italy Study Abroad: Summer 2007

Sep 2005 - Jun 2007


Rick Mather Architects Internship, Scholarship


UO Luminaire Design Competition, 1st Place


UO Diversity Excellence Scholarship, Scholarship


SLO Design Village: "Most Sustainable", 1st Place


AIA 1:2 Charrette El Camino College Representative, Nomination


Areas of Specialization