Victor Navarro

Victor Navarro

San Diego, CA, US



I was born in Santiago, Chile and my family moved to the U.S. when I was one year old. After 10 years we moved back to Chile and I lived there for 10 years, during which time I began Architecture School. I decided to move back to the U.S. to continue my studies in 1999 and I have been here since.

My work experience in architecture starts in 2002. Since then my experience has been in all phases of projects and a diversity of project types that includes single family / multi family residential, mixed-use, education, restaurants, hospitality and retail. I have pushed myself to gain as much diverse experience as possible, because my goal is to be a very well rounded architect. Some of my most important roles and responsibilities have included the design and coordination of projects from Conceptual Design through Construction Documents.

I am a Licensed Architect in the State of California and I am NCARB certified. I have a Master’s Degree in Architecture with honors, a Bachelor of Science in Architecture with honors, 3 years of architecture studies abroad in Santiago, Chile, and an academic recognition that includes publications and exhibits.

In addition, I have served as a studio jury for universities, worked on several competitions [2 first place entries], spearheaded intercompany graphics, and currently instruct courses on SketchUp 3D software.



Graham Downes Architecture, San Diego, CA, US, Job Captain / Project Designer

PROJECT ARCHITECT/DESIGNER/MANAGER for Hospitality Projects - project development, project team coordination, consultant coordination, project management

Mar 2012 - Sep 2012

cass sowatsky chapman + assoc., San Diego, CA, US, Designer / Project Coordinator

design/build for large scale military projects: Proposals through Construction Documents. Responsibilities include: project proposals, project development, project team coordination, consultant coordination, project management, construction administration

Oct 2009 - Feb 2012

Carrier Johnson + CULTURE, San Diego, CA, US, Project Designer

Design of small and large scale mixed-use residential, commercial, education projects: Predesign through Design Development: master planning, city approvals, entitlements, client and consultant coordination

Mar 2005 - Sep 2008

the THINK shop, Brighton, MI, US, Designer / Job Captain

Predesign through Construction Documents on small & medium scale residential & commercial projects. Planning & Design on large scale residential projects. Full involvement in city approval processes and design & client and consultant coordination

Feb 2004 - Feb 2005

Albert Kahn Associates, Inc., Detroit, MI, US, Entry Level Designer

project support for presentations, 3D modelling, physical models, 2D drawings, general
graphics. Projects include health care+commercial+industrial

Feb 2002 - Jan 2004


Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI, US, MArch, Master's in Architecture

Jun 2002 - Sep 2004

Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI, US, BArch, Architecture

Sep 1999 - Jun 2002

UNIVERSIDAD CENTRAL DE CHILE, Santiago, Chile, Arquitectura

No Degree Acquired

Mar 1996 - Dec 1998


Blur Competition, 1st Place

sponsored by carrier johnson, 1st PLACE, victor valley community college, 2006



sponsored by Steelcase+OCB, 1st Place, Cranbrook Science Museum, Oct. 2003


Architectural Record Publication _ World Trade Center, Other

Our urban design studio at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Mich., developed plans for the WTC site in Spring 2002. Each student presented his or her own design theme and program. While the studio incorporated a great variety of themes and programs, student proposals often included mixed-use developments.
—Joongsub Kim, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Architecture


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