Rafael Rodriguez, Assoc. AIA
Mr. Rodriguez is a thirteen year industry veteran, and is currently the co-founder and principal of Fulbright Rodriguez Architects, Inc. Rafael has been involved in the design and construction of many note worthy projects throughout the South Western United States. He has specifically been involved with many projects in the South Orange County coastal regions including San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Dana Point, and Laguna Beach. He began his career at RHL Design Group working on commercial service stations and retail stores. Shortly thereafter he moved on to work at KB Home as a designer at the age of twenty while attending Cal Poly Pomona working towards his architectural degree. His diverse experience in residential and commercial work, both in private and public arenas, is extensive. Rafael started working for Michael Luna & Associates Architects where he managed a variety of projects ranging from residential, commercial, and mix-use buildings typologies.
In 2004, he became Director of Operations of Creo Associates, Inc. a real estate development office where he developed, planned, and implemented strategy for operational management and development in order to meet agreed organizational performance within agreed budgets and timescales.
Rafael’s passion has been a driving force behind the success of Fulbright Rodriguez Architects, Inc. His vision is often described as flexible and understanding. He has a true belief that architecture is a rewarding business for everyone to experience and enjoy. He takes pride in his work and client relationships in effort to meet the budgetary project parameters. Rafael enjoys design challenges to implement structures that are economical, functional, and that are aesthetically pleasing for the surrounding community and environment.
Rafael’s architectural philosophy is best described as the ability to create something out of nothing. This belief translates into creating buildings that respond to site, climate, and context.
Education: Bachelor’s of Architecture, Cal Poly Pomona