Company

Villarruel Architects was founded in Los Angeles, California in 1997. Today we have offices in Los Angeles California and Portland Oregon, and are serving clients from all around the Pacific Coast.


Since 1997, Villarruel Architects has provided architectural and planning services in California, establishing a successful reputation based on expertise and strength of diversity. The firm operates offices in the Los Angeles California and Portland Oregon. Villarruel Architects goal is to develop long-term relationships with our clients through design ingenuity, client satisfaction, and reliability. Our ability of providing quality projects and service has been rewarded over the years by a high level of satisfaction and repeat clientele.

The team of professionals at Villarruel Architects have successfully completed numerous commercial, industrial, institutional, educational and residential projects. We take pride in providing our clients quality projects that meet their needs of function, budget and time constraints. In addition, our well-established relationships with local jurisdictions has helped clients through the sometimes complex process of regulatory and agency approvals.

We believe that the key to a successful project lies not only with a quality design but also with the quality and commitment of all parties involved in the process. Our clients share this philosophy, selecting design professionals with a proven track record in the experience and strength of "the team". At Villarruel Architects, we offer seasoned staff professionals with leadership and production capabilities, and the experience to take any project from concept through delivery.

In addition to the commitment to our clients, Villarruel Architects also feels a responsibility to serve the communities in which we operate. We participate in over fifty local and regional service organizations throughout the state and commit our time and leadership to many non-profit organizations.

By designing a project that meets our client's needs of function, budget, and time constraints; by assembling a project team well-suited to meet a client's needs; by understanding and incorporating the needs of local jurisdictions into our design process; and by committing to the communities that we serve, we are able to consistently deliver strong projects, on schedule, and in budget.

Antonio Villarruel, AIA

Title
Architect
License
California Licensed Architect
Oregon Licensed Architect
Washington Licensed Architect
NCARB Certificate - Pending
Education
California State Polytechnic University
Pomona, CA
Bachelor of Architecture, 1982
Professional Experience

Mr. Villarruel's experience in professional architecture and land planning began in 1978. Antonio's experience has focused on the planning and production phases of the design process, remaining actively involved during the construction process. Antonio specializes in issues of cost control, effective contract management. He has broad experience in constructability and code compliance issues, and has worked closely with all levels of State and Local governing agencies.

Professional Affiliations

Member: Coalition for Adequate School Housing (CASH)
Member: American Institute of Architects (AIA)
Member: Latino Engineers Architects Developers Society (LEADS)
Member: Society of American Registered Architects (SARA)
Member: International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO)
Member: Earthquake Disaster Volunteer (FEMA)

Eric Altizer

Title
Project Manager
Education
Southern California Institute of Architecture
Los Angeles, CA
Masters of Architecture
Professional Experience

Eric has a wide range of experience with educational, commercial and institutional projects, including DSA processing. He has extensive background with CAD drawing production, building design and technical support.

Jennifer Koo

Title
Project Manager
Education
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
Bachelor of Architecture, 1994
Professional Experience

Jennifer has over nine years of professional experience in all phases of design and planning. She brings particular skill and focus to efficient and thoroughly functional plan layout and space utilization and proven ability to produce visually exciting and aesthetically pleasing designs. Jennifer assists the project team during the programming and design phase of projects.

Sang Youl Han, AIA

Title
Project Manager
Education
Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA
Bachelor of Architecture, 1992
Professional Experience

Mr. Han is involved in all levels of management with the design and production of projects. His expertise in product and contract management has proved to be both timely and cost effective for both owners and vendors. In addition, he is involved in the processing of projects with County, City and Public Utility Agencies for infrastructure services. Han assists the team with construction documents, project quality, client service and satisfaction. He also acts as a liaison between the project teams and lead architect, review and monitor project schedules, budget, and project requirements.

Antonio Villarruel Jr.

Title
Project Manager
Education
Academy of Art University
San Francisco, CA
Professional Experience

Antonio has a wide range of experience with commercial and institutional projects, including DSA processing. He has extensive background with CAD drawing production, building design and technical support.

Villarruel Architects, Inc
Architecture + Planning + Interiors