Associate Principal

Jose Machuca


Jose prioritizes an ethical approach to engineering. Showing up with full transparency and respect, Jose builds strong relationships with both clients and colleagues. Jose has a nuanced understanding of how structure fits into architectural intent, pushing boundaries and co-creating original solutions. He oversees the development of the Holmes Los Angeles team and ensures that staff feel well-equipped and supported in their professional trajectories. Mass timber work has become a focal point in his career, earning our project teams industry recognition.

As a lifelong resident of Los Angeles, Jose has a strong connection to his local community. For over a decade, he has coached Abraham Lincoln High School students—preparing them for the rigorous US Department of Energy Science Bowl Competition. Outside of the office or classroom, you can find him practicing jiu-jitsu and traipsing around various Latin American countries.

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