The first awards for the Ignacio Rodriguez Architects Scholarship were awarded to Bachelor of Architecture students for their Degree Project proposals:
Jessica Gardner, ‘BEE-omimicry’
Karen Lopez, ‘Los Angeles Urbanicana: Uncovering the landscape of oil’
Paul Woo, ‘The Rural Sound Caster’
The purpose of this new scholarship fund, which was initiated by Woodbury School of Architecture alumnus Ignacio Rodriguez, is to contribute to the educational enhancement of future members of the architectural community.
We asked Ignacio about his lasting impressions of being a student at Woodbury University.
“Looking back at my experience, Woodbury had offered me so many opportunities as a student and now I want to give to back to the campus community. Woodbury is the kind of place that you remember forever.” ~Ignacio Rodriguez, AIA
Ignacio Rodriguez, AIA, principal and CEO at IR Architects, graduated from Woodbury University’s Bachelor of Architecture program in 2007. He received a full scholarship to study architecture at Woodbury University in Burbank. While at Woodbury, Ignacio received the prestigious Degree Project of the Year Award. Upon graduating he developed his own distinct style as an architect and knew his goal was to start his own architecture firm.
Ignacio realized that dream and at the age of 28 in 2012 started IR Architects where he has quickly become a formidable force in the competitive world of Los Angeles Architecture. Since their inception, IR Architects has expanded rampantly currently averaging 30 projects per year. Ignacio has grown into a visionary architect who, at the age of 31, has designed over 250,000 square feet of luxury Real Estate throughout Southern California. Growing up in Southern California, Ignacio developed a deep appreciation and understanding for what designing in Los Angeles can be.
He has designed a slate of high-end, luxury homes ranging from 5,000 square foot contemporary new-builds to 40,000 square foot estates. Ignacio projects consistently garner an impressive $2,000+ per square foot catapulting him to rarefied air among those in his field. The award ceremony coincided with the opening of the Wedge Gallery, Baeda-Kar Series, ‘Research Rear View – Exhibition and the presentation of the Ignacio Rodriguez Scholarship’.