Team Member Spotlight: Jesus Urciaga

Jesus Urciaga joined the Pickett Design Associates team as its AutoCAD and Revit renderer in February 2014…and in fact began work the same day as his employment interview, but had to cut short his first day in order to pick up his marriage license!  Shortly thereafter Jesus was a newlywed on his honeymoon.

Before marriage and career, Jesus obtained his Bachelor of Architecture from Woodbury University.  A Southern California native, his first job out of school involved creating proposal videos for a company that provided airplane sets for Hollywood movies.  It was there that he learned Lumion (3D Architectural Visualization Software), which would prove to be an unexpected and valuable asset to Pickett Design Associates years later!

Jesus went on to fine-tune his AutoCAD skills as part of a large team at the headquarters of a major theme park, but waved “goodbye” to the entertainment world when an opportunity arose at Pickett Design Associates, an interior design firm in Culver City that has close partnerships with its project architects.

Jesus brings many valued skills to PDA, but his “fly-through” videos of project renderings provide a unique service, as they help the entire team – as well as the client and partnering consultants – envision each new job.

Take a peek at this talented team member’s work on PDA’s recent Northbay Medical Center Pavilion project!