About

 
PRINCIPAL ARCHITECT-CRAIG J. LOPEZ, AIA
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PARTNER-DAVID A. LOPEZ, B. ARCH.
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LEAD ARCHITECTURAL INTERN- BRETT LOPEZ
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ARCHITECTURAL ASSISTANT– TRINITY THORNTON
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OPERATIONS MANAGER/EXPEDITER
CITLALY A. LEPE-DIAZ
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CURRICULUM VITAE
AN INTRODUCTION AND COMMITMENT

 

Since its inception in 1983, the firm Lopez Architects A.I.A, continues to offer its wide range of clients full service architectural, space planning and interior design services. The firm is recognized for both tightly controlled contract documents as well as solid design sensitivity.

The staff of highly motivated design professionals and support personnel form a dedicated team, experienced in commercial, residential, corporate, industrial, medical and institutional projects.

Principal, Craig J. Lopez, A.I.A, a practicing professional since 1978 has been a member of major Ventura county design firms since his graduation from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (B.S., Architecture, 1977). He rapidly developed a professional reputation for exceptional technical competence, superior organizational skills, a broad knowledge of local codes and agency requirements and a dedicated personal style which has earned him the loyalty of top-notch consultants and the respect of area contractors.

A professional team of project managers, designers, production staff and business managers headed by Mr. David A. Lopez B. Arch is recognized for their scrupulous attention to detail through design excellence. These elements and strong management capabilities throughout the life of projects, ensures both budget and schedule integrity.

Since the onslaught of the corporate downsizing era due to the 2006 Recession, building owners, and municipalities, have chosen to rehabilitate rather than demolish existing buildings, or build new. The firm has provided services, for the rehabilitation and preservation of existing structures. Many projects, were revised under the published standards for rehabilitation and guide lines for rehabilitating historic buildings. The firm has provided architectural services for the seismic retrofit for historic buildings, within central business districts and numerous residential projects composed of various construction materials. Forensic construction analysis which leads to the conservation of existing materials with current seismic mitigation measures.

Over the past twenty-four years of professional practice, the firm has provided numerous, private owners, developers, and municipalities, architectural and engineering services ranging from; project feasibility studies, through turn-key contract interiors. A full range of comprehensive services are provided accurately, and efficiently with costs being maintained. All projects are designed per the requirements of all local and state codes. The firm has constantly implemented a design excellence within the constraints of all design projects as required by the owners. Production of contract documents is implemented through state of the art computer aided design and drafting (cadd) production techniques.

 
  • LEAD ARCHITECTURAL INTERN- BRETT LOPEZ

    Brett Lopez is responsible for assisting senior architects with administrative duties such as as-built drawings and redlined corrections. He ensures that all construction documents are in compliance with architectural standards and policies. Brett is also responsible for performing on-site analysis and conducting building surveys.

    EXPERIENCE:

    Brett Lopez has been a part of Lopez Architects for 7 years. His strengths are in design analysis, and project research. He is skilled in utilizing computer-assisted design software and equipment to prepare presentation drawings, schematic design sketches, and 3D renderings. He also has experience in field verification including field measurement and record documentation.

  • OPERATIONS MANAGER/EXPEDITER- CITLALY A. LEPE-DIAZ

    Citlaly A. Lepe-Diaz is responsible for ensuring that building permits for each architectural project gets cleared with all city departments. She specializes in code and zoning consulting as well as expediting the clearance approval process. Additionally, she manages and updates contracts, tracks and files invoices, and is in charge of overseeing systems related to operations, scheduling, and marketing.

    EDUCATION:

    Bachelor of Communication Disorders and Sciences: California State University, Northridge, 2019

    Fullerton College, Applied Science, Social Behavior and Self –Development 2015

    EXPERIENCE:

    Experienced in handling all phases of the permit filing process, Citlaly A. Lepe-Diaz specializes in ensuring that all projects comply with building codes and zoning guidelines of local, state and federal regulations. She is an expert in coordinating all permit submission requirements, leading projects through the process of dealing with the Departments of Building and Safety, Planning, Bureau of Engineering, Bureau of Street Services, Bureau of Sanitation, Occupational and Safety, the Fire department and many others. She is also experienced in monitoring and maintaining quality control of project drawings and documentation.

  • ARCHITECTURAL ASSISTANT– TRINITY THORNTON

    Trinity Thornton, is responsible for preparing and developing specific construction document drawings, including elevations, sections, and details.

    EDUCATION:

    Woodbury University, Burbank – Majored in Architecture, 2018.

    EXPERIENCE:

    Trinity Thornton has been a part of Lopez Architects for over 5 years. He has leading skills in architectural drafting, preparing detailed drawings of architectural plans, and specializes in Autocad. His background includes home and design development, interior design, real estate, and permit expediting.

  • PRINCIPAL ARCHITECT-CRAIG J. LOPEZ, AIA:

    As principal-in-charge and often as project manager, Mr. Lopez is responsible for the administration, management, and coordination of each project.

    EDUCATION:

    Bachelor of Science, Architecture 1977
    California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

    REGISTRATION:

    Architect, California, no. C-14263

    EXPERIENCE:

    Craig J. Lopez, A.I.A., a practicing professional since 1978 has worked at multiple design firms as project manager and lead architect before starting his own practice in 1983. He has extensive knowledge in information technology, design, structural, mechanical, electrical, and construction deficit consulting. He has been a design critic and most importantly a mentor to multiple design professionals. Craig has developed a professional reputation for exceptional technical competence, superior organizational skills, a broad knowledge of local codes and agency requirements and a dedicated personal style which has earned him the loyalty of top-notch consultants and the respect of area contractors. Craig has completed close to 1,000 projects in his career and continues to grow in his creative endeavors.

  • PARTNER-DAVID A. LOPEZ, B. ARCH.

    David A. Lopez, B.Arch. is responsible for the design, marketing, and production of projects in the firm.

    EDUCATION:

    Bachelor of Architecture: Southern California Institute of Architecture, 2004.

    Ventura College, Architectural Studies, 1999

    EXPERIENCE:

    David A. Lopez brings to the firm an expertise in design and working drawings. His experience is based upon a prestigious education from world renowned architects, architectural theorists, and extensive European studies. David has been practicing architecture with Lopez Architects for 28 years. His expertise is in preliminary design, construction documents, and city review phases for residential and commercial projects. This includes master planning, interior planning, and 3D modeling. He specializes in hillside construction and has had several projects approved through the difficult Design Review Board process. David is also responsible for field observations and day-to-day communication with contractors and developers. David’s main goal is to be present for his clients and adaptable in an ever-changing architectural climate.