Short Bio

Efrain E. Velez AIA, IDSA, LEED A.P. is a registered architect and product designer

with a broad range of experience in the United States and abroad. His professional

experience includes large, complex buildings and award winning product and

furniture design for the medical, hospitality, education, aviation and hi-tech industries

among others. He is currently a Senior Product Designer at Landscape Forms,

the leading designer and manufacturer of site furniture in North America.

Prior to joining Landscape Forms, Efrain served as Project Architect and Lead Designer

at the Sunland Group and HDR Architecture teams in Austin, Texas.  He also completed

professional practice requirements while in grad school at the Renzo Piano Building Workshop

in Paris, France.


His academic credentials include a B.F.A. in Design and M.Arch from the

University of Texas at Austin, a Masters in Industrial Design from the

Scuola Politecnica di Design in Milan, Italy, and a series of practical internships

in Painting, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Architecture, and Real Estate Development

in the United States, the Caribbean, Italy, Spain, Mexico, and France.