Cruz Preferred 6504 150x150Cruz Mendez
CAD Technician/3D Illustrator

Bachelor of Science in Architecture
The University of Texas at Austin

A native Austinite, Cruz is passionate about design, astronomy and minimalist architecture; his favorite works being anything designed by Saunders Architecture, Peter Zumthor or Bjarke Ingles. In his spare time, you can find him rowing, watching movies at Alamo Drafthouse and dodging the Austin traffic on his bike.

His favorite book is Detroit: An American Autopsy and his favorite movie is The Beach. You wouldn’t know by looking at him, but he’s a self-described chocoholic. A lover of both cats and dogs, he secretly takes pictures in “no photography” zones and has a pet peeve for crooked AutoCAD lines. Listen to his iPod and you’ll hear Future Islands, Beach House and Deftones. If he weren’t a designer, he’d be preparing for the second human settlement mission to Mars.