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Welcome New Instructor, Rogerio Carvalheiro

Rogerio Carvalheiro, MArch / UCLA, Associate AIA, is Principal of RCDF, a Los Angeles based design firm specializing in the planning and design of hospitality, custom residential, institutional, and commercial projects for both private and public clients.

Before founding RCDF, Rogerio worked as Senior Design Manager with Philippe Starck and Starck Enterprise developing the SLS Hotel in Los Angeles and the Sahara in Las Vegas.  Prior to this tenure he worked at Cheryl Rowley Design and led the design development for The Islander Hotel in Waikiki, The Burj Dubai Penthouse, The Hotel Polomar and Fifth Floor Restaurant in San Francisco, and the JW Marriott at LA Live.

Guest Room Common area at SLS in Los Angeles

Roof level pool at SLS in Los Angeles

Most recently, his firm RCDF was invited to submit a design proposal for the remodel of all public areas for the Ritz Carlton Residences at LA Live.  Rogerio will share his unique design experience, aesthetic, and process with his students as they develop a 5 star boutique hotel in the heart of Beverly Hills.

Render from the proposal for Ritz Carlton Residences, LA Live public area remodel

Rogerio will be joining our staff for the first time this upcoming Spring Quarter to lead our Advanced Hospitality Design studio having worked in the hospitality design industry for over 10 years.   This studio has not been offered in over 10 years and is a great opportunity for those wanting to learn more about the hospitality design process and this unique building type.

Please join us in welcoming Rogerio to UCLA Extension!


Hospitality Design: A Specialization Studio

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