UCLA Extension

David Alvarez

Instructor Biography:

David Alvarez is a Los Angeles-based designer and creative director known for his holistic approach to design. His work across the fields of architecture, interior design, creative direction and product design embodies his belief that good design is the meeting of the artistic and scientific. Working directly with clients, David Alvarez and his team shape places, objects and brands that authentically express their lifestyle.

BA in Architecture, Pratt Institute; Designer/Owner, Studio Alvarez; Creative Director, Nike.

Recipient of the UCLA Extension Instructor of the Year Award.

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ARCH X 466EDesign Communication II

What students are saying:

In regards to Design Communication II:

“I feel that this was a great extension of DC I in the fact that it built upon the drafting skills, and construction document foundation established in DC I. The class moves at an appropriate pace, and ensures a cohesive portfolio at the end of the quarter.”

“[Design Communication II] was a very structured and demanding course, which I appreciated. I feel as though I refined many of my DC I drafting skills as well as learned new information to make my drawings more professional.”

General remarks about the instructor:

“Alvarez is a fantastic teacher and is a value-add to the ARC-ID program. He is knowledgeable, organized, and approachable. I enjoyed his teaching style and learning from him.”

“David is a very effective teacher with useful knowledge of how the work in class applies in real life.”

“Always taught at the pace of the class. Never moved on without confirming everyone was on the same page.”