Guillermo Honles AIA

Principal | Architect


Guillermo Honles has been a licensed Architect in the State of California since 1993; he is also an active and continued member of the American Institute of Architects.

He received his Masters in Architecture from the University of California in Los Angeles UCLA in 1991, after receiving his Bachelor of Architecture Degree in California Polytechnic University in Pomona in 1989.

Guillermo worked in several projects varying from small residential to large mix-use projects, as well as, institutional and commercial developments.  He has extensive experience in the area of Sustainable Architecture and Alternative Energy applied to Architecture. He was a member of the TASK 7 Group, created by the United Nations International Energy Agency to Map out the development of Photovoltaic Energy in Architecture.

Guillermo Honles has made a distinguishing mark with projects that he has designed for the LADWP. Most recently, he has designed several solar powered facilities for the LADWP. Among those, the 151 kilowatt photovoltaic carport at the John Ferraro Building in Los Angeles is notable for its striking design and integration into the overall layout of the site. Other projects have included the photovoltaic arrays at the Los Angeles Convention Center, and at several Los Angeles public libraries.

Guillermo is also an Adjunct Professor of Architecture in Woodbury University since 1992, and was responsible for the organization and execution of the XVII Encounter of Latin American Students of Architecture in Los Angeles, with close to 2000 participants from 28 countries. He has also lectured extensively throughout Latin America, Europe and the United States, and has earned several Design Awards from Architectural organizations in the Los Angeles area.

Guillermo is also co-founder of the Mundaneum Architectural Congress which takes place every two years in San Jose, Costa Rica since 1999, and which reunites some of the most distinguished architectural professionals with the shared goals of exchanging ideas and perspectives of design and architecture and their relationship between cultures and languages throughout Latin America.



University of California at Los Angeles UCLA, Los Angeles California

Master of Architecture, June 1991

California State Polytechnic University Pomona. Pomona, California

Bachelor of Architecture, June 1989

Glendale Community College, Los Angeles, California

Architecture Major, June 1985



City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

Los Angeles, California March 1990 to Present Architectural Associate

Responsibilities include solar design applications design, construction management and supervision, development of large projects, including commercial and institutional projects.

Woodbury University Burbank, California September 1994 to Present Instructor

Design Instructor for upper level studios. Teaching areas include Design Studio, Professional Practice, Construction Documents, Materials and Methods, and Sustainable Architecture.



American Institute of Architects AIA Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, ACSA Unión of Schools of Architecture of Latin America UDEFAL National Association of Minority Architects, NOMA Academic Advisor Council of Latin American Students of Architecture (CLEA USA) 1995-2000 Member of “Task 7” Group for the US Department of Energy and the UN International Energy Agency for the development of renew able energy. 2001-2002. Member of the Advisory Board Woodbury University ArchitectureSchool.



Student Design Competition "Chautaqua"Winner 1987

Multi Family Council Design Competition, Winner 1988

Otis Elevator International Student Competition, Finalist 1989

Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Commission Design Award 1993

Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Commission Design Award 1994

Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Commission Design Award Finalist 1995

Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Commission Design Award 1997

Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Commission Design Award 1999

Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Commission Design Award 2000

City of Claremont, California Excellence in Design Award 2001

US Energy Department Solar Design Competition- Honor Mention 2001

LA Cultural Affairs Department Design Awards 2002 Distributing Station 145

AIA Los Angeles Sustainable Design Awards 2003-2004 LACC Solar PV Array

AIA San Fernando Chapter Design Awards 2006-07 Distributing Station 73

LA AIA & Cultural Affairs Department Design Awards 2009/ Distributing Station 144 and San Fernando Valley Technology Exhibit and Customer Service Center LADWP.



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