Erling Cruz

Erling Cruz

Honors & Awards

  • Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture Design Award 05/2013
  • AIA Houston Gulf Coast Green Honorable Mention Award 05/2013
  • AIA Houston People’s Choice Award 05/2013
  • AIA Houston top 10 finalist in the 2013 “Show Us Your Staff” Student Competition 04/2013
  • AIA Fort Worth Student Design Award 01/2013




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Work History

Work History
Dec 2010 - Present

Architecture Designer


During my employment at JT ARC Studio I have been involved in all aspects of projects development. I have

gained experience in doing schematic design, material research, study models, 3D models, construction

drawings and site visits. I am also familiar in working on commercial and residential projects in different

scales and stages of construction from private residences to multifamily housing, retail and interior


Jan 2012 - May 2012

Research Grant

University of Houston

The University of Houston offered me a research grant during my fourth school year through a studio professor to put together a book about the work of Italian architect Paolo Soleri.  The book was concentrated on his work Arcosanti, an experimental town north of Phoenix, Arizona that began in 1970 using a concept he calls arcology.  The book also included Cosanti, his gallery, studio and private residence in Paradise Valley, Arizona. 

Nov 2010 - May 2011

Design Lab

University of Houston

Design Lab is a professional arm of the College of Architecture that focuses on the Master Planning effort for all the University of Houston campuses.  My responsibility in the program was to translate research data about the university’s master plan into a graphical representation to be used to design a comprehensive proposal for the future expansion of the campus. 


Aug 2008 - May 2013

Bachelor of Architecture

University of Houston