Roberto Ammendola

Roberto Ammendola

Los Angeles, CA, US



Roberto brings more than 20 years of experience in the fields of Architecture, Engineering and Product Design, with an expertise in Digital Design, 3-D Modeling/BIM - Visual and Simulation, Animation. Complex Geometries Rationalization. Focus on Structural Glass, Cable-net, Grid, Moment Frame and Membrane Structures. Façades Design, Kinetic, Deployable, Retractable and Folding Structures.
Subjects of developing interest: Parametric Modeling, Daylight/Artificial Lighting Study, HDRI, Photo-real rendering, Real-Time Visualization, Computation and Iterative Progression, Particle and Fluid Dynamics.
Software: REVIT, Rhino, Grasshopper, 3DSMax/Composite, Reactor, CATIA/Digital Project, TEKLA, NavisWorks, Bentley Microstation, Solidworks, SketchUp, AutoCAD, 123D Catch, Google Earth, Maxwell, Keyshot, Bunkspeed, Real Flow, Poser, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, PowerPoint, Word, Excel


Robo-Design, Los Angeles, Owner - Product Design & Development
Roberto Ammendola brings more than 20 years of experience in the fields of Product Design, Architecture & Engineering Assistance. Expertise in Digital Design, Prototyping & Mass Production. 3D, BIMM (Building Information Modeling & Management), Visual and Simulation, CGI Animation. Complex Geometries Rationalization. Experience in Concept Design & Styling: Consumer Goods, Household Tools. Electronics and Gadgets. Sport/Medical Equipment. Food Related, Toys, Kids and Pets Products. Folding Bicycle, Clothing Accessories. Architectural Glass Structures, Cable-net, Grid Shells, Membrane Structures. Façades Design, Kinetic, Deploy-able, Retractable and "Origami" Geometries, Folding Structures / Products. Developing Interest: Rapid Prototyping, Parametric Modeling, Form Optimization, Daylight/Artificial Lighting Study, Photo Realistic Rendering, Computation and Iterative Progression, Particle and Fluid Dynamics Simulation.

Mar 2012 - current

Arup, Los Angeles, CA, US, Leader BIM/Visualization

Responsible for BIM and Visualization for all in-house projects.
Evaluate office BIM/Visual needs. Digital/Analytical Project Coordination, Software Implementation. Evaluate
skill and performance level of CAD team, identify training needs and requirements. Adviser on Software purchase.
Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Museum, UAE - 3D Modeling/BIM Coordination/Visuals for 90,000m² museum located
on reclaimed land at the tip of Saadiayat Island. This museum designed by F.O.Gehry will house modern and contemporary art and will contain 13,000 m² of exhibition space. Plan to be completed in 2017.
Apple New HQ Cupertino, CA - 3D modeling/Visuals/Animation for Multidiscipline Report
Broad Art Foundation, Los Angeles. 3D Modeling/BIM The three-story museum by Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Soumaya Museum Mexico City - 151 ft high six story building that is covered by 16,000 hexagonal aluminum tiles.
Marina Tower, Abu Dhabi, UAE - 3D Modeling, Structural Design 40-story Office Tower by F.O.Gehry
Torre Reforma, Mexico City, Mexico - 57-story triangular shaped tower with a full height double skin facade.
Woven Gardens, Dubai UAE - Concept Design of a 575,000m² mixed-use development. Mall & High Rise Tower.
Santa Monica College, Student Services $80m, 91,000ft2 three story student services & administration facilities.
King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - 50,000m² energy and environmental research building by Zaha Hadid. Roof skylight geometry optimization for minimal sun exposure.
Shenzhen HBL Bridge Study, China - Concept Design for 72m spanning double deck pedestrian bridge.

Mar 2008 - Feb 2012

BuroHappold, Los Angeles, CA, US, Senior Technical Designer

Schematic Design, 3D BIM Parametric Modeling/Visual, Computation,
Doha International Airport, QATAR. Brian Lara Cricket Arena (HOK), Orange County Grand Park.
Harvard Allston Science Complex (Behnisch & Partner). Smargon Residence (Zaha Hadid)

Sep 2007 - Oct 2008

HNTB, Los Angeles, CA, US, Project Architect

Conceptual / Schematic Design, 3D Modeling and Visualization:
Tucson Sport Arena, 49rs San Francisco Stadium, Memorial Stadium, Berkeley, REVIT Visual/Animation.
U.S. Army HR Center at Fort Knox, 3D Modeling/Visual. LAX ConRac, San Diego Int. Airport ConRac
Concept Design, 3D/Visualization.

Aug 2006 - Aug 2007

Enclos / ASI Advanced Structures Inc., Los Angeles, CA, US, Designer

Conceptual Design, 3D Modeling and Visualization/Animation, Marketing Material
Aviation: Orlando International Airport, Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport.
McCarran Terminal Las Vegas, Fort Lauderdale Airport, SEATAC International Airport, WA
SEC Headquarters (Washington DC) - Concept Design for double curved Cable-Net Facade/Roof. Shure Headquarters (IL), Williams Technology Ctr. (OK), Lucent Technologies (PA),
Saddle Back Church (CA) Design/Site Supervision of Fabric Structure Installation, UCONN Student Center (CT), San Jose Civic Center Rotunda (CA) - Design of Glass dome & point support glass fittings.
San Francisco Mint Museum - Concept Design of 4 story Interior exhibit space.
Sea World Pool Canopies, Orlando (FL), Segerstrom Concert Hall Orange County (CA) - Glass Facade Design.
Healthcare: Cook County Hospital (IL) - Entrance Canopy Justice:
Courthouse, Las Vegas, House of Sweden Washington DC - Study for Frit Glass pattern of building facade, US Federal Courthouse Boston,
US Embassy Beijing - Structural Design of Glass Roof Canopy Mixed Use:
One North Wacker Drive, Chicago (IL), New Poly Plaza, Beijing, China - Glass/Cable Net Design AOL Time Warner Center (NY)
Retail: Fashion Mall "The Cloud" Las Vegas Sport: Athens Olympic Stadium Tent Structure,
Transportation: Miami Rapid Transit Terminal Venue:
Washington DC Convention Center, MGM Grand Conference Center Las Vegas Entrance Canopies San Diego Convention Center Glass Enclosure,

Apr 1995 - Jul 2006

DON CHADWICK & Associates, Santa Monica, CA, US, Designer

Projects: HERMAN MILLER, AERON Ergonomic Office Chair,
SIDE KICK Modular Adjustable Office Desk System

Mar 1994 - Feb 1995

Areas of Specialization