Photo of Rudy Calpo

Flying an Army Reconnaissance Mission in the Central Highlands of Vietnam, our radar picked up a moving object in a "free fire zone" near the Ho Chi Minh Trail. I called Air Force F–105 Thunderchief to engage. It was confirmed... "elephant floating down river."

Rudy Calpo

Senior Principal / Architect (Retired)


Architectural license

  • California License No. C13824 (Retired)


Bachelor of Architecture
University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona


A professional retired architect and photographer. Rudy has over 37 years of Architectural experience within California. He is a Senior Principal emeritus for CH&D Architects, Inc. He is an experienced problem solver, providing innovative solutions for the modern world.

He has mastered the art of Architectural Photography. From wall art to award winning photographs, Rudy brings a whole new recognition to Architecture. See his award winning photography at


  • American Institute of Architects (AIA) Central Valley Chapter Sacramento, CA
  • Service Credential Cosumnes River College
  • Filipino–American Chamber of Commerce
  • California Architects Board, Commissioner
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation, Member
  • Ronald McDonald's House, Board Member Charities, Northern CA
  • Sacramento Area Emergency Housing Center, Board Member