Perla Aguayo

Perla Aguayo

San Francisco, CA, US



I have a Professional Degree in Architecture from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, which has given me well-rounded knowledge in many aspects of design. I have 5+ years of experience with all phases of a project, from concept to construction administration. I have worked in small offices with restaurant and home remodels/ interiors in Los Angeles, as well as with large community developments in the Bay Area.

My interests include master planning, desing, remodels, interior design, branding, fashion, and housing trends.



KTGY, Oakland, CA, US, Job Captain

KTGY is a full-service Architecture firm based in Irvine, CA, with various locations in California, Denver, Virginia, and Chicago. In our Northern California office, we work with builders to create new communities around the Bay Area. I work with the low-density team and we specialize in Single-Family and Multi-Family housing.

My responsibilities include:

knowledge in Type V construction, CRC, and CBC codes // SMEP coordination // attend client meetings // coordination of SD and CD submittal sets // site plan drawings // exiting diagrams // Code Analysis // roof vent calculations // roof tributary area calculations // FAR, Building Coverage, Private Open Space calculations

Software Used:

AutoCAD // Revit // Sketch-Up // Microsoft Word // Microsoft Excel // Bluebeam // Adobe Acrobat Suite

Madison At Boulevard, Dublin, CA - CalAtlantic Homes
Union At Boulevard, Dublin, CA - CalAtlantic Homes
Mora Drive Rowhomes, Mountain View, CA - Lennar Homes

Single-Family Detached:
Via Moraga, Moraga, CA - Signature Homes
Twin Creeks, Gilroy, CA - Signature Homes
Oakbriar, Roseville, CA - Signature Homes

Dec 2013 - current

Architecture + Design Museum (A+D), Los Angeles, CA, US, Volunteer Docent

During the very popular "Never Built: LA" exhibit I assisted the museum with daily maintenance, visitor's general inquiries and current exhibit questions, as well as operating the museum gift shop.

Sep 2013 - Oct 2013

4C Design Group, West Hollywood, CA, US, Project Coordinator/ Draftsperson

[high-end residences & restaurants]
Responsibilities: site visits // as-built measurements // as-built drawings
// red-line revisions // drafting & coordinating permit sets // permit revisions
// consultant coordination // generating details from Architect’s
sketches // code research // building Department submittals // 3-D modeling

Projects worked on:
Roadside Eats, Hollywood, CA
Benear Residence, Boynton Beach, FL

Nov 2012 - Jul 2013

Janel Wright Design (formerly Wright McCoy Design), North Hollywood, CA, US, Freelance Drafter/ Designer

Responsibilities: site visits // as-built measurements // as-built drawings
// AutoCAD drafting [plans, sections, interior elevations] // 3-D interior
modeling & rendering using Rhino & Maxwell // research // Building &
Health Department submittals

Projects worked on:
Umini, Westwood, CA

Mar 2012 - Nov 2012

B+U, LLP, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architectural Intern

3-D modeling in Maya & Rhino // AutoCAD drafting
// digitizing physical models // to-scale model making // research &
presentation // schematic design // CNC file preparation // 3D Printing //
Laser cutting // diagramming in Illustrator // photo editing in Photoshop

Projects worked on:
Mixed use development, Los Angeles County //
Performance Center Alexanderhoehe, Iserlohn Germany //
New Taipei City Art Museum [NTCArt], Taipei, Taiwan //

Jan 2011 - Aug 2011


California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

Minor in Sustainable Environments

Sep 2005 - Jun 2011

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Alexandria, VA, US, Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center/Consortium (WAAC)

4th year off-campus studies in Architecture and Urban Design.

Aug 2009 - May 2010



Some of my work while at B+U, LLP is currently being exhibited at "Never Built: Los Angeles" July 28, 2013 - October 13, 2013.


Areas of Specialization