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Alejandra Lara

Alejandra Lara

New York, NY, US

 

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About 

Sustainable focused Architectural Designer eager to offer a broad scope of innovative, environmentally responsible designs for commercial and residential projects, to provide exceptional experiences and healthy living spaces. 

Employment 

CAMPO SOL C.A. Real Estate Developer, Caracas, Venezuela, Junior Architect

Key member of the architecture team that developed complex projects such as hotels, shopping centers, office layouts and residential developments. Produced complete set of drawings in AutoCAD format and coordination of construction documents for submission to local officials; collaborated with team members to create layouts in order to best utilize the spaces available; Worked closely with technical disciplines such as civil, mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineers, and contractors to effectively achieve successful projects that remain true to the design intent; Prepared presentation materials for clients. Managed multiple projects simultaneously.

Oct 2008 - Dec 2010
 

CPI Group, Caracas, Venezuela., Independent work. Architect assistant

Site surveyor for one of the leading food store chains in Caracas. Completed multiple site visits to observe existing building exterior and interior spaces to produce complete AutoCAD documentation for renovation purposes. Made recommendations in facility/layout design based on collected data.

Sep 2007 - Aug 2008
 

The Eagle Pizzeria, Caracas, Venezuela., Independent work. Designer.

Developed the architectural design concept for a 5,616-ft2 restaurant. Design work included layout of the kitchen and dining areas and production of complete set of drawings in AutoCAD for construction purposes. Scope of work also covered material and finishes selection for interior and exterior spaces. After it’s completion, the pizzeria soon became a very popular place in the city.

Jan 2005 - Dec 2005
 

Education 

Universidad Simon Bolivar, Caracas, VE, Urban Planning

Urban Planing undergraduate courses

Jan 2014 - current
 

New York School of Interior Design (NYSID), New York, NY, US, MPS-Sustainable Interior Environments

One yea post-professional program focused on specialized knowledge, thinking, and skills, structured to prepare design professionals to assume leadership roles in developing and maintaining sustainable interior spaces that will positively impact the world.

Sep 2012 - Aug 2013
 

Houston Community College, Houston, TX, US, Interior Design

Materials, Methods and Estimating, Technical drawing and Fundamentals of Interior Design courses.

Aug 2012 - Dec 2012
 

Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, CA, US, Drafting/CAD

Space Planning and Lighting, Landscape drafting and Principles of Residential construction courses.

Jan 2012 - Jun 2012
 

Rice University, Houston, TX, US, Intensive English program

Jan 2011 - Jul 2011
 

Universidad Simon Bolivar, Caracas, VE, BArch, Architecture

Apr 2003 - Dec 2008
 

Awards 

Exemplary student performance, Scholarship

2011
 

Best project on Building on the Urban Environment, Other

Selected work displayed at the greatest “Building on the Urban Environment” architecture projects exhibition.

2007
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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