My name is Armando Luna
I am currently attending the School of Architecture at Florida Atlantic University. In the past few semesters my skills and passion for architecture have grown to great amounts. My skills have been enriched in the fields of structure, urban planning, site design, environmental technologies and overall design.
Time management and organization are key assets which I have developed strongly in my recent educational career, along with verbal presentation skills, responsibility and being a team player. I have been recognized to be a patient and determined individual who is willing to participate in relevant events and help others in any issue they may have.
My skills range from hand drafting in pencil and/or ink to 3D software such as Autodesk Revit, Rhinoceros, Sketchup, Adobe Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator and the Microsoft Office programs.
During my free time, I further develop any architectural skills along with computer programming skills by reading or hands on work.
Florida Atlantic University, Fort Lauderdale, FL, US, BArch, Upper Division School of Architecture
Initiating my architectural studies at Palm Beach State College for my lower division work, the professors taught the students to think critically and creatively. Learning about courses such as Theory and History made me fall in love with the subject and helped with my design skills.
I started the Upper Division program on Fall of 2012 which was a shift from the conceptual to a more rational and structural level of designing. However my level of creativity has remained free and has grown even more. Learning from great yet strict professor has helped me enhance my design skills and improved my time management skills so that I am sure to get the job done before the deadline.
I have visited sites relevant to our school projects, such as Miami and downtown Pittsburgh. These trips allowed me to see different kinds of construction in terms of climate based designs and materialism.
CMU Competition, 3rd Place
The assignment was to design a low income shelter for the homeless using CMU as the primary material of choice. The location chosen was in downtown Fort Lauderdale and the program was meant to provide the homeless with dormitories and bathroom services as well as linking it to a storefront building where they would take advantage of employment opportunities.