Claudio D. Muñoz Whiting is an Architect & Urban Planner and heads up our new office in Los Angeles as the Creative Director.
Claudio was raised in Chile growing up in the capital city of Santiago. He graduated with a Bachelor and Master in Architecture from the Universidad de Chile in 1998, and worked on commercial and residential projects until he moved to the United States. Claudio attended Arizona State University from 2003 to 2005 where he completed a Master of Urban and Environmental Planning.
Claudio is in some ways returning home, as he worked with Erik at Peterson Architecture & Associates for 6 years until 2009. Prior to PHX, Claudio worked at H&S International where he was director of design and worked in a variety of residential and commercial projects in Arizona, California, Idaho, Hawaii and China.
Claudio, alongside Bing Hu, was awarded the 2012 Gold Nugget Award to the Commercial Project of the Year for their design work on the MinSheng HaiTang Bay Beach Retreat, in HaiNan, China.
Claudio mostly enjoys spending his free time with his wife Paloma and son Nicolás. Also finds joy playing soccer, cooking and taking care of their vegetal garden.