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ORTIZMEXIA PROJECTS, INC.

ORTIZMEXIA PROJECTS, INC.

Venice, CA, US

 

About 

Santiago was born and raised in Medellin and Bogota, Colombia.  Passed generations embedded in fine arts, literature, and architecture are integral in ORTIZMEXIA's identity and philosophy. Ortiz moved to the United States (Providence, RI) to pursue Architecture and Fine Arts studies and a career in design and architecture. He graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with  degrees in Architecture (B. of Arch.) and Fine Arts (B.F.A) in 1999. Santiago relocated to Los Angeles, CA immediately after graduation and began working for small architecture firms focused on high end custom homes and boutique commercial spaces. Since launched in 2006, ORTIZMEXIA PROJECTS, INC. has been building a reputation for a timeless and elegant style; from new construction, residential additions and alterations to  individual pieces of furniture. His family home has been featured multiple times on the Venice, CA home and garden tour circuits, including the prestigious AIA | LA Chapter Home Tours. He has been Published on Interior Design Magazine and on the Los Angeles Times Print and Online Newspaper. Santiago is an Associate Member at The American Institute of Architects and taking the Architect Registration Examination through the California Architects Board to acquire Architectural License in the State of California.

Employment 

Ortiz Mexia Projects, Inc., Los Angeles, CA, US, CEO/ Pricipal

Principal at Ortiz Mexia Projects, Inc.

Design & Permit of New Construction, Additions & Alterations, Remodels, Renovations, Adaptive Reuse, Custom Cabinetry, Furniture, and others.

Single-family dwellings of wood frame construction not more than two stories and basement in height.

Multiple dwellings containing no more than four dwelling units of wood frame construction not more than two stories and basement in height.

Garages or other structures appurtenant to buildings described under subdivision (a), of wood frame construction not more than two stories and basement in height.

Agricultural and ranch buildings of wood frame construction, unless the building official having jurisdiction deems that an undue risk to the public health, safety, or welfare is involved.

Jan 2006 - current
 

Santiago Ortiz Design Studio, Venice, CA, US, Owner

Custom Wood/ Steel Furniture.

Jun 2001 - Jan 2006
 

Ward Jewell and Associates, Santa Monica, CA, US, Junior Designer

All Project Phases, Building Permits, Project Administration, Clerical Tasks.
AutoCAD, 3d Max, Photoshop.

Aug 2000 - Jun 2001
 

Alejandro Ortiz Architects, Los Angeles, CA, US, Junio Designer

All Project Phases, Building Permits, Project Administration, Clerical Tasks.
AutoCAD, 3d Max, Photoshop.

Jun 1999 - Jun 2000
 

Education 

Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Bogota, Colombia, Arquitectura

Semester abroad

Jun 2004 - Dec 2004
 

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI, US, BArch, Architecture

Department of Architecture

Jun 1993 - Jun 1999
 

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI, US, Bachelors, Fine Arts

Fine Arts

Jun 1993 - Jun 1999
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills