Jorge Escamilla

Ventura, CA, USA
Jorge’s 15 year journey revolves around a variety of both public sector and private sector projects. His curiosity for construction and ambitious thirst for design is what has kept him grounded during his professional experience. Reaching a senior architectural position is an accomplishment that he is so grateful for. Jorge, believes that this ambitious behavior derives from educational training, personal relationships with both clients and co-workers plus the dedication to each individual project. It is during the restless cycles of exploration and creative thinking that one can execute a given task to its fullest potential. It is with this elastic way of thinking that Jorge has learned to embrace the many obstacles of his life and his professional problem solving experiences.

Work Experience

S7i7ch Studio

Principal Designer and Project Manager

Lead design concepts for both private and public clients. Developed cost analysis, Life-Cycle Cost evaluations, feasibility studies, Matrix Cost alternates for several mid-size urban infill projects and public projects. Developed an extensive library of 3D models used for both energy building analysis and optimization modeling. Developed specifications and project manuals for documenting LEED commissioned buildings. Conducted research and construct-ability analysis used for developing building envelop analysis to several public identities and private clients. Most recent analysis consisted of the following; several mixed-use projects, public library, City Hall building, theme park rides for Shanghai Disney projects, Public Safety Facilities, small medical clinic facilities located in southern & northern California, also included are several small retail shops for Main Street storefront improvements projects...
April 2007 - Present Ventura, California, United States

Walt Disney Imagineering


Working as a freelance consultant under the supervision of Fontana Architects.
August 2012 - January 2013 Glendale, California, United States

Leach Mounce Architects

Senior Designer, Project Manager & Marketing Director

Assisted, lead and managed a wide variety of medium sized projects for principal architect specialized in public safety architecture. Head of design team for the Williamson County Texas Emergency Operations Center; Assisted team to generate the working drawings for the City of Chino Police Headquarters Facility; Lead team for Preliminary Design for the City of Santa Barbara Police Headquarters EOC Relocation; lead team during the DD, CD & CA phases for the new construction of the City of Fremont Police Department Indoor Gun Range; Lead the team during all design phases of the City of Beverly Hills Police EOC expansion and second floor interior renovation project; Assisted the design team in developing DD, CD & CA phases of the work for the new police headquarters for the City of La Mesa, CA.
November 2007 - August 2012 Ventura, California, United States

Zimmerman Architects

Senior Designer & Project Manager

Experience in a variety medium size retail, commercial and hospitality type of projects for many private clients through out the Santa Barbara area. Developed design sketches for master planning of the development for several Lake Las Vegas residential tracks 30-50; Lead team with all phases of design for mixed-use commercial development located in the historical downtown Santa Barbara District; gained experience in community outreach type of projects, assisted the development of many odd shaped lots & poor soil conditions; Projects include the Santa Barbara Yacht Club, Girls Incorporated, Goleta chapter, Transcontinental Developer Group, Rusty’s Pizza Restaurants, Blue Jean Retailers, Blue Beetle, McMurray Dance Academy in Santa Barbara & the Albuquerque Restaurant on State Street.
June 2003 - November 2007 Santa Barbara, California, United States

Harley Ellis Deveroux

Designer & Job Captian

Lead and assisted design team during the preliminary stage. Developed DD phase drawings for large school renovation project as well as submitted final CD packages for DSA approval. School project include the Cerro Coso College arts building expansion and renovation; Inglewood High School campus master plan in 6 phases.
November 2001 - June 2003 Los Angeles, California, United States

Rivers & Christian

Junior Design & Job Captain

Worked in large airport project for the American Airlines terminal located in the Los Angeles International Airport Center. Assisted the design team in the renovation of the American Airlines terminal four (phased project). Generated preliminary drawing for Lake Tahoe airport and the San Jose main terminal expansion.
July 2000 - September 2001 Brentwood, California, United States

Charles Walton & Associates

Junior Designer & Job Captain

Worked on several civic projects for firm specializing in Libraries. Learned the process of generating a full set of design development drawings, construction drawings and issuing construction administration sketches for several public sector type of projects. SouthBay Police Headquarters & Dispatch Center; Agoura Hills City Hall & Library Facility; Cerritos Millennium Main Library; Santa Monica MIddle School Auditorium Renovation Project & Palmdale City Hall.
September 1997 - July 2000 Glendale, California, United States

WET Design

Intern Junior Designer, Model Maker & Illustrator

Developed presentation drawings and models for Belagio Casino Resort, LAs Vegas. Illustrations and model for client presentations for Walt-Disney theme park in Japan. Illustration for water feature at Rockefeller Center New York. Presentation drawings and model for official residence for Sultan of Brunie.
April 1996 - September 1997 Universal City, California, United States


Woodbury University

Bachelor of Architecture

The Woodbury University (Burbank | Los Angeles) B.Arch program seeks to encourage students to participate in a critical architectural discourse through current research into new modes of production that blur the distinction between thinkers and makers. The School of Architecture is, in turn, a singular place where true dialogue is possible. It is a program where the idea - whether it is generated from the historical, theoretical, phenomenal, environmental, structural, analogue, or computational - can be made physical and tangible in an informed tectonic through the practical application of skills in writing, drawing, and building.
September 1992 - June 1997 Burbank, California, United States


Spanish (Fluent),


3DMAX, ArchiCAD, Autocad 2013, Blender, Costlink, E-Spec, Excel, FastTrack Schedule, FastTrack Scheduling, Illustrator, Indesign, Linkman-E, Microsoft Project, Office Word, Pages, Photoshop CS5, Power Point, Revit 2013, Rhino, Sketchup, SpeckLink, Vectorworks,