Ernesto Vasquez

Ernesto Vasquez


WHY: Was the “V” in Irvine’s MVE + Partners that designed many Irvine Co. apartments. With partner Bob Simons focus on public-private projects, such as schools and a 17-story high rise to provide affordable housing in downtown San Diego.


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Planning senior residence project in Oakley and student housing project near USC.

NOTABLE: Sometimes referred to as the “architectural diplomat” by being able to get public and private community groups to work together. Has deep connections in the nonprofit world, currently serving in leadership roles with Abode Communities, the Wooden Floor and the National Parks Foundation.