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Jorge Escamilla

Ventura, CA, USA
818.523.7201
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
Ventura, CA, USA
Apr 2007Present
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...
Glendale, CA, USA
Aug 2012Jan 2013
Walt Disney Imagineering
Designer
Working as a freelance consultant under the supervision of Fontana Architects.
Ventura, CA, USA
Nov 2007Aug 2012
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.
Santa Barbara, CA, USA
Jun 2003Nov 2007
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.
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Nov 2001Jun 2003
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.
Brentwood, CA, USA
Jul 2000Sep 2001
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.
Glendale, CA, USA
Sep 1997Jul 2000
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.
Universal City, CA, USA
Apr 1996Sep 1997
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.
Education
Burbank, CA, USA
Sep 1992Jun 1997
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.
Languages
 
Spanish (Fluent)
Skills
 
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