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Abraham N. Rodríguez

Abraham N. Rodríguez

Portland, OR, US

 

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About 

Architectural designer with 5 years experience looking to broaden knowledge of design development and construction administration in preparation for licensure. Experience working on a variety of different project types, including retail, food service, hospitality, and K-12 educational. Very interested in design activism and design for disaster relief, volunteered extensively with Architecture for Humanity and other organizations.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Myhre Group Architects, Portland, OR, US, Architectural Intern III

Apr 2014 - current
 

Studio 3 Architecture, Salem, OR, US, Intern Architect

Work included large scale adaptive re-use project in downtown Salem Oregon, mid-scale administrative building for higher education, along with high end multifamily housing and small tenant improvements. Involved from initial project meetings thru CD’s, biddings, and construction meetings. Created renderings for marketings, and coordinated permit submitting and code reviews with municipal authorities.

Apr 2013 - Apr 2014
 

University of Oregon in Portland, Portland, OR, US, Graduate Research Fellow

Research assistant to associate professor Nancy Cheng's "Shaping Light" project; created laser cut patters for 2D sheets that would be folded to create 3D forms to be used as sun-shading devices. Built day-lighting models and tested of a variety of shading devices, co-authored research paper on the subject that was be presented at the 100th ACSA Annual Meeting in Boston.

Worked on bringing more diversity to the university and School of Architecture and Allied Arts, thru exploring an affiliation with the National Organization of Minority Architects.

Assisted the school in preparation for NAAB accreditation review.

Sep 2011 - Jun 2012
 

SWWB Architects, Ltd., Chicago, IL, US, Project Designer

Worked on multiple K-12 projects, both renovations and new construction, including a 42,000 SF LEED Silver elementary school addition. Participated in project and construction meetings. Responsible for updating product library.

Oct 2009 - Jul 2010
 

GREC Architects LLC, Chicago, IL, US, Intern Architect

Major projects included a 125,000 SF LEED Silver middle school for Chicago Public Schools and a large scale luxury resort hotel at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club. Responsibilities included architectural design, interior design, landscape design, construction documents, construction specification, furniture and casework design, and code review. Coordinated information between various international consultants including interior designers, landscape designers, lighting designers, engineers (MEP, structural, utilities, civil), water feature designers, kitchen consultants, and audio visual consultants. Participated in site visits and construction meetings during construction.

Dec 2007 - Jan 2009
 

Sarfatty Associates, Wilmette, IL, US, Intern Architect

Projects included small to mid-size commercial retail and food service tenant improvements, and small to mid-scale scale hospitality projects. Performed site analysis, code studies, space planning, schematic review, product coordination, construction specification, casework drawings, construction documents and permitting. Coordinated information between the various A/E/C disciplines including engineers, architects, contractors, subcontractors and owners.

Jun 2006 - Dec 2007
 

Education 

University of Oregon in Portland, Portland, OR, US, MArch, Architecture

Studies focused on, among others, design for disenfranchised communities, disaster relief, urban architecture, sun-shading systems, and high performance building envelopes.

Sep 2010 - Jun 2012
 

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Graduated Magna Cum Laude
Attended Paris/Florence Study Abroad - Spring Semester 2005
Activities and Societies: American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS)

Aug 2004 - May 2006
 

Interamerican University of Puerto Rico - San Germán, San German, PR, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Consortium with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Jun 2002 - May 2004
 

Awards 

ACSA 100th Anual Meeting - Paper Presenter, Other

Presented "Folded Sun-Shades: from Origami to Architecture". Co-author with Nancy Cheng and Ashley Koger.

2012
 

AIA Chicago Bridge Mentorship Program, Nomination

Founding Member

2009
 

AIA Milwaukee Latino Architecture Exhibition, Other

Exhibitor; Equinox Skin Boat School

2007
 

UWM SARUP Design Awards, Honorable Mention

Honorable Mention for Equinox Skin Boat School

2006
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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