Faculty / School of Architecture

Hector M. Perez

Associate AIA
Associate Professor, School of Architecture, San Diego Campus

Hector M Perez is currently an Associate Professor at Woodbury University School of Architecture in San Diego and Principal at De-Arc – a small unorthodox design studio in La Jolla, CA with projects that fluctuate between Art, Artifacts, Architecture and Academia. Alternating between solo and collaborative efforts, his projects include: in(fo)SITEs -Information Centers for In-SITE 2001 in Tijuana & San Diego / Lifeguard Stations – in La Jolla Shores & Cove / FrameWorks – a public art-fence commissioned by San Diego Museum of Art / South Oxnard Community Library – a 20,000 sf library / LA ESQUINA – a 4000 sf live-work project designed and developed by Perez in Barrio Logan.

Hector has lectured throughout Latin America and taught design studios & workshops at Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Woodbury University School of Architecture, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (CPSLO), NewSchool of Architecture & Design (NSA+D), Instituto Tecnologico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM), and many others Universities throughout Mexico and Latin America.

In January of 2015, Hector co-founded The RED Office – a Design-driven Real Estate Development Office – with partners Ted Smith & Kate Meairs. The RED Office is currently working on various ‘all inclusive’ (Design-Develop-Build) urban-infill mix-use projects in some of San Diego’s oldest neighborhoods.



B.Arch. California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Advance Design Studies, CSU, Florence, Italy
M.S. in Architecture Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT


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