UCLA Extension

Rogerio Carvalheiro

Carvalheiro, Rogerio

Instructor Biography:

MArch, UCLA; Associate Director, AIA Los Angeles Chapter Board of Directors; Principal, RCDF, a firm specializing in the planning and design of custom residential, hospitality, institutional, and commercial projects for both private and public clients, including additions, restorations, interiors, adaptive reuse of existing buildings, and new construction; past projects include J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa, Los Angeles Union Station, Traxx Restaurant, and SLS Hotel in Los Angeles.

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ARCH X 430CInterior Architecture Studio A


What students are saying:

In regards to Studio II: 

“I really enjoyed this class because we were challenged to produce a specified amount of material, along with a well developed project – in addition, we were also given extreme artistic latitude. I think the ability to bring our own personalities, design aesthetic and vision to the project pushed us all toward a level that couldn’t have been achieved in any other class.”

“This course was very challenging. But, I feel I learned a hundred times more than I expected. The course work was the most rigorous to date, the material seemed just right, not to narrow or too broad.”

“This has definitely been the best and most rewarding class I’ve taken in the program. The course and expectations were clearly defined, and although a lot was expected of us the schedule was set-up so that all of the work was manageable.”

General remarks about the instructor:

“He went above and beyond the call of duty. Rogerio is well-versed in many facets of art, not just architecture, and this I found truly inspirational. Also, he is just flat out a nice person.”

“Rogerio was very thoughtful in his critiques and gave feedback to keep us challenged and improving our design concepts. I learned to think more conceptually as a designer and continue to push myself out of my comfort zone. And, He truly cares about the students and their progress.”

“The best instructor I’ve had to date. As a working professional, he takes a very forward-looking approach that is very real-world. Also, he is a positive and solution-oriented instructor. When a portion of my project needed modification, with his calm demeanor in asking me to make the changes, I felt like I really wanted to go the extra mile to fix it. Also, I really liked the one-on-one time from the instructor.”


Instructor Website: RCDF Studio