Winston Chang
LEED AP

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Winston Chang provides over 28 years of regional and international experience in multifamily housing, mixed-use, creative office and retail design. Mr. Chang’s knowledge of design, project management and construction administration have earned his projects awards and recognition from the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Urban Land Institute (ULI), and the Pacific Coast Builders Conference (PCBC).

From his perspective as a former partner at three leading architectural firms in Metropolitan Los Angeles, Winston has brought the best of each of these firms together in Next Architecture.  Over the last 5 years he has directed the design of over $1,000,000,000 of real estate.

A native Angeleno, Mr. Chang is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and is a California registered architect. He is currently Planning Commission Vice Chair for the City of Palos Verdes Estates.

ARCHITECTURE LICENSE

CA (C-25009)

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts in Architecture
University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, California (1989)

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Institute of Architects (AIA)
United State Green Building Council (USGBC)

 
 

Rodolfo Mora
LEED AP

For almost 2 decades Rodolfo Mora has designed a wide range of project types from Mixed-use, Multi-family residential, Retail and Hospitality.

As one of the founding partners of Next Architecture, Rodolfo Mora is the creative lead behind many of the firm’s award-winning portfolio. His work is characterized by a strong design vision resulting from collaboration with clients, stakeholders and the community.

"I believe that people respond more positively to authentic and well-designed spaces. I always strive to design transformative experiences- buildings and spaces that enhance the everyday lives of those who live and work within it.” 


Rodolfo began his career as a designer at Hok Chicago, working on Hospitality and Health Care projects. In 2014, he joined Studioneleven / P+R Architects and became the Design Director of the International Studio. His international portfolio includes Twin Parks and The Gardens in Taiwan, Vanguard in Huzhou, China to name a few. All have garnered global recognition for design excellence.

Prior to founding Next Architecture, Rodolfo was the Design Director at TCA architects where he led project teams from concept design to construction documentation. His strong "form-giving" skills and hands-on leadership led to several more awards.

In 2014 AMLI MDR- a 585 unit Luxury apartment project in Marina del Rey California received the Gold Nugget Grand Prize for Best-on-the Boards Multi Family. Two years later Neptune Marina another 526 unit apartment project adjacent to AMLI MDR won the same Gold Nugget Prize. Both projects are under construction and is expected to be completed soon.

Rodolfo is an exceptional sketch artist with a natural capacity for big picture planning. He graduated from University of Santo Tomas, in the Philippines where he has a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science, Architecture
University of Santo Tomas, Philippines

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Institute of Architects
Associate Member
U.S. Green Building Council, LEED®
Accredited Professional

 
 

Jonathan Cornelio

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Jonathan Cornelio developed his passion for architecture while living in this vibrant city.  He later attended the University of California at Berkeley where he received his B.A in Environmental Design.  Jonathan brings over 28 years of architectural experience to every project.  Throughout his career, he’s remained focused on contributing to building sustainable communities.  Mr. Cornelio has extensive experience in Project Management and Construction Administration and prides himself for delivering projects on time and on budget.  Jonathan has contributed to the success of several major architectural firms in Los Angeles.  It was with these companies where he successfully led teams through mixed-use, high-rise residential, retail, hospitality (hotels and restaurants), airports, museums, and theme park projects.

As a passionate leader of the community, he faithfully served as a member for the City of Burbank Planning Board where he implemented the City of Burbank’s Vision Statement, Land Use policies, the City’s Comprehensive Plan and lastly, its Environmental Policies.

 
 
 

Sarah McGee
LEED AP

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With almost 15 years of experience, Sarah McGee has a diverse background in residential architecture ranging from custom homes to complex mixed-use developments.

Sarah is a Senior Designer who works in close collaboration with the Design Director, Partner in Charge, project team members and consultants to deliver creative and innovative designs and technical solutions that meet the needs of our clients. She strives to raise the bar for the industry standard of multi-family and mixed-use design and she believes in a holistic approach to design by blending the ideals of designing without constraint balanced with the practicalities of design documentation efficiency.

Sarah began her career at KTGY, designing and managing multi-family projects through the entitlement process. She later joined DesignARC Los Angeles, as a contributing member to the team responsible for the design and documentation of the distinguished Stella Apartments in Marina Del Rey.

Prior to joining NEXT Architecture, Sarah was an Associate and Senior Designer at TCA Architects. Her most recent and notable project is the Burbank Town Center, a mixed-use master plan development which includes forty thousand square feet of retail, one thousand apartment units, seventy unit mid-rise condominium tower, and two hundred key Hotel. The Burbank Town Center received the 2016 PCBC Gold Nugget Merit Award for Best on the Boards Mixed-Use Community.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Architecture, Cum Laude
California State University San Luis Obispo

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Institute of Architects, Associate MembeR
U.S. Green Building Council, LEED® Accredited Professional

 
 

Jonathan Helinga
LEED AP

A transplant to California from Canada, Jon has practiced architecture in Southern California for over 15 years with experience in retail, hospitality, master planning, sports stadiums, airports, and over the past 7 years concentrating on mixed-use and high-density multifamily residential.

Jon began his career as a designer of single family homes with Peter Breese Architects, after which he moved to a Designer role at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in Chicago, Illinois. In 2003 he joined Studio111 in Long Beach, CA where he was a Senior Designer responsible for a portfolio of mixed-use and retail projects. Craving a larger breadth of experience, Jon left Studio111 for an Architect III position at HNTB Architects in Los Angeles, where he was vital to the design and documentation of the 49ers Football Stadium and the Tom Bradley International Terminal.

Prior to joining NEXT Architecture as a Project Manager, Jon was an Associate and Senior Designer at TCA Architects where he focused as a design lead for many award-winning mixed-use and large multi-family projects across Southern California.

Jon holds a Bachelor or Architecture from Syracuse University, during which he studied at the SU School of Architecture in Florence, Italy.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Architecture
Syracuse University

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Institute of Architects, Associate Member
U.S. Green Building Council, LEED® Accredited Professional

 
 

Mel Echual

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Mel Echual is a Senior Designer and has worked as a project designer on an array of projects ranging from mixed-use retail developments, educational facilities, adaptive reuse developments and urban revitalization public improvement projects.

Mel’s residential experience includes recent work as a designer for Glendale Arts Colony, a 70-unit affordable housing project for the creative industry. As well as Long Beach + Anaheim, a mixed use affordable housing development in Long Beach, CA. In addition, he has contributed to award-winning commercial projects such as Lincoln & Rose, and various other mixed-use and residential developments.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science, Architecture
Technological Institute of the Philippines, Philippines

 
 

Jose Delgado

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Jose Delgado has 15 years in all phases of project delivery and has successfully completed large scale and complex projects including residential/mixed-use developments, commercial, institutional and adaptive re-use developments. Jose has comprehensive knowledge in planning, organizing and managing documents and has provided technical leadership and versatility in fulfilling complex coordination of various projects, building systems and construction while adapting to challenging time frames to execute work. Jose also has many years of construction administration experience in both new construction and major renovations.

Jose is an effective team leader with a collaborative work ethic interfacing with all members of the design team, including clients, consultants, construction managers, contractors and various regulatory agencies.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Architecture
California State University San Luis Obispo