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Adriana Castro

Adriana Castro

Miami, FL, US

 

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About 

Creative, organized and self starting professional demonstrating expertise in typological diverse projects, with emphasis in design / build  scenarios, construction management, and sustainable technologies. Equipped with exemplary talents in developing innovative concepts to meet client needs and specification.  Adept at artistically creating efficient spaces that provides confort, and stimulate the sences. Well-versed communicator with fluency in Spanish , English, and with working knowledge of Portuguese.

Employment 

Kobi Karp Architecture and Interior Design, Miami, FL, US, Architect

Architect / Hospitality
Successfuly participate on interior design and construction administration process for well know Hospitality brands such as Starwood, Hyatt and Marriot as well as private owned projects.

-Development of complete set of plans and Construction Documents for interiors , including details, specifications packages , budget and quantities matrix (FF&E, lighting, finishes, plumbing, hardware)
-General PM tasks for projects in construction phase such as: Manage RFIs and CFAs responses; Cross Coordination of team members subcontractors, designer, manufacturers, clients; Evaluation and approval of materials and samples.
-ShopDrawings development , priciples of manufactiring , selection and approval of materia

Dec 2012 - current
 

Primera Engineers LTD, Chicago, IL, US, Architectural Designer

Proactively engaged in the evaluation – rating process of LEED projects to meet USGBC requirements for the LEED certification. Managed the construction administration process, prepared request for information, conducted submittals review, carried out on-site observation, and effectively conveyed status to supervisor. Ensured compliance with project schedule. Preformed plans for remodeling projects, showing existing, remaining and new construction proposed. Built charts-tables showing areas of intervention. Presided over meetings, scheduling, materials procurement, and final report submission.

Career Highlights:
 Exemplify strong language skills by translating set of construction specifications for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioner (HVAC) and Mechanical, Electric, Plumbing System (MEP) from English to Spanish
 Translated various monthly reports and submittals from Spanish to English in order to meet the USGBC requirements for the rating system
 Played a pivotal role in fostering and streamlining international communication to successfully maintain ongoing collaboration between the staff in Mexico City and Chicago

Apr 2010 - Aug 2011
 

Education 

Florida International University, Miami, FL, US, Masters, Master of Science in Construction Management

Jan 2014 - current
 

Universidad Jose Maria Vargas, Caracas, BArch, BACHELOR OF ARTS IN ARCHITECTURE

Jan 1998 - Jul 2004
 

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