Bio: Born and raised just a few miles down the road in Oxnard, Fred grew up as the youngest of four boys with a hard working mother and military father. At a young age, creativity sprung from his love of music joining the school band and learning the craft of DJ’ing with vinyl records from his older brothers. His love for art and design began to blossom in college by surrounding himself in the diverse culture and art scene at colleges in Long Beach and Orange County. Fred’s strong values and work ethic come from his family and friends and especially his new bride, April.

Resumé: Fred began his studies California State University Long Beach then completed a Bachelor’s in Science degree at the Art Institute of Orange County in Industrial Design. After earning his credentials, Fred started off doing freelance spatial planning for motorsports events then later worked as a trade show exhibit designer and project manager in Ventura. Concurrently, he works as an audio engineer with his brother’s live event production business managing pro-audio/video and DJ’ing for large motorsport events, domestically and internationally.

HA: What’s your role with the company?

FD: In early 2016, I began my journey with Hofmann Architecture as one of our leading project managers, managing the custom design and B2B projects. Along with our design team, we create schematic floor plans, spec sheets, materials boards, and 3D models for our clients. This includes creating components, libraries and a lot of CAD. Everyday I work on getting to know each one of our clients and understanding the goals of each space.

HA: What’s your favorite part of each work day?

FD: Meetings! I really enjoy all the departments and the diverse projects we are all involved in and really enjoy hearing what everyone is working on. It’s very refreshing that no opinion or suggestion goes unheard and that the office energy and personalities get along so well.  It’s really a great feeling when we all put our heads together to find a solution that betters the overall direction of the company and being led by great leaders.

Words to live by: Never be afraid to try something new, take risks and learn from it and enjoy experiencing life as it comes at you. You will never grow if you become complacent. Be a student of this thing called “life.”
Based in Santa Barbara, CA, Hofmann Architecture is the world's leading Architecture firm specializing in mobile space design services. The firm was founded in 2010 by Architect, Matthew Hofmann and his father Wally. Inspired by a vision of spreading a better way of living, the firm has designed over 400 custom projects for a wide variety of applications. Today, nearly a decade of experience designing and living in mobile spaces has culminated in their creation of Living Vehicle™, an all new mobile space designed for living.
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