About

Heleo + is Carlos E. Hernandez Assoc. AIA, LEED AP, and Barbara Leon, LEED A.P., an architecture and design studio based in Southern California.

Carlos E. Hernanez, Assoc. AIA, LEED A.P.

Carlos Hernandez holds a bachelor's degree in architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture, Los Angeles (B.Arch '08), has completed the USC Ross Minority Program in Real Estate in 2013, and is a LEED Accredited Professional. He has over 8 years of experience in the architecture, landscape architecture, and construction fields and his professional work comprises residential, retail, commercial, housing, and public infrastructure ranging from urban planning and design for one of  China's largest builders, Vanke, to working closely with a developers on spec housing projects.  Carlos brings wide ranging skills in construction supervision and management, as well as abilities in generating big picture ideas and concepts for the real needs of clients. 

Barbara Leon, LEED A.P.

Barbara Leon holds a bachelor's degree in architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture, Los Angeles (B.Arch '08), having also received architectural training at Kyoto Seika University in Kyoto, Japan. She is a LEED Accredited Professional and has over 8 years of professional experience in all building types such as high-end single-family residential, retail, educational, multifamily residential, institutional, and performing arts. She brings extensive expertise in construction administration, project management and technical knowledge in residential construction as well as strong, pragmatic design sensibilities. Her background interests include drawing, watercolor painting and graphic design.