Rodney Cudmore

Rodney Cudmore

Los Angeles, CA, US

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Professional architect with extensive experience managing prefabricated residential projects. Innovative thinker implementing new processes, standard operating procedures, and new design features. Ability for managing multiple projects and initiatives including obtaining permits. Leverage innovative systems thinking to create efficiencies across multiple projects. 


Licensed Florida Architect 

Autodesk Revit Associate + Professional Certificates 2011

LEED AP BD+C Building Design + Construction - Member #01247469

Construction Project Management Certificate George Brown College 2005-2007


Dvele, Loma Linda, CA, US, Design Director

Developed standardized components across the entire product range of standard plans/models, and also managed the documentation standards of projects. Instituted a standardized design process, engineering and documentation process, and a project tracking and reporting system.

Jul 2021 - Mar 2022

Fort Prefab, Los Angeles, CA, US, Founder

During the pandemic I developed a prefab system that simplifies the design and construction process of small ADUs, and dramatically reduces project costs using proprietary innovations and technology.

Nov 2020 - Jun 2021

Airbnb Samara, San Francisco, CA, US, Permitting Strategist

Samara is an initiative to prototype new ways that homes can be built and shared. As part of that project, I managed all aspects of building permitting and component compliance.

Jun 2019 - Jul 2020

Proto Homes, Los Angeles, CA, US, Director, Architectural Design

 1724 Armacost Ave, West LA – 3-Unit Small Lot Subdivision 2014
 3288 Lemon Drive Simi Valley – Single Family Residence 2015
 827 N Kodak Drive, Silverlake – Hillside Duplex 2015
 4250 S Kenyon Ave, West LA – Single Family Residence 2016
 5657 W 78th St, Westchester – Single Family Residence 2016

 Business Development: Three levels of standard product packages with standard contracts
 Software: Fully parametric Revit Master File to automate production drawings
 Branding: Slogan #EvolvedLiving, and trademark FaceFrame™ architectural projections
 Components: Proprietary aluminum & PVC rain-screen façade system

 Project Management incl. Management of Project Consultants.
 Responsible for multiple projects on tight deadlines
 Business Development (Clients, Media and PR Firms).
 Management of Software Consultants (development of custom Revit Plug-ins).
 Production and Implementation of Firm Standards (materials, products, methods, documentation).
 Original design, permitting and documentation for residential projects.
 Production of shop drawings for prefabricated components.
 Innovation in all aspects of the business.

Nov 2013 - Jun 2020

Anderson Porter Design, Cambridge, MA, US, JuniorDesigner

 Communicated with client representatives and participated in site meetings
 Produced project manual and permit set
 Created and implemented an office technology update strategy

Feb 2012 - May 2012

Boston Architectural College (BAC), Boston, MA, US, Graduate Level Teaching Assistant

Established leadership role and mentored students
Evaluated student performance in a critical and constructive manner
Responsible for maintaining office hours and meeting with students

Sep 2007 - Jan 2009

McDougal Architects, Boston, MA, US, Intern Architect

Contributed to construction documents and made changes
Communicated with clients and consultants
Managed time efficiently to satisfy deadlines

Oct 2007 - May 2008

G.E.S. Construction, Toronto, ON, CA, Site Supervisor

Planned and Scheduled Sub-contractors
Supervised laborers and prioritized tasks
Estimated quantity of material required and placed orders

Jun 2004 - Apr 2006


Boston Architectural College (BAC), Boston, MA, US, MArch, Architecture

Design, Technical theory courses
Comprehensive thesis during final year
Professional practice component

Sep 2007 - Jun 2012

George Brown College, Toronto, ON, CA, Construction Project Management Cert.

Coursework in:
Construction law, safety, administration, estimating, quantity surveying

Sep 2005 - May 2007

University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, CA, Bachelors, Architectural Design Specialist

B.A.(Hons.) Degree specializing in architectural studies
History, theory and design studies
Minor in Fine Art History

Sep 1999 - May 2004


The Glassman/Bailey Scholarship, Scholarship

A travel scholarship for architectural studies in Paris, France.


Areas of Specialization