My name is Alexander Guzman, and I just graduated from the Syracuse University B. Arch program. I am looking to further my experience in the Architecture field and hope to be able to do so by contributing my skills and abilities to your firm.
Within architecture, my passion has always been in the realm of the design+build philosophy, as I enjoy seeing a project from concept to completed construction. I have completed three major design+build Projects. The first was a patio addition done independently working with a team of contractors, the second was an outdoor shelter done through a winter studio at +FARM, and the third was a mobile dwelling also done through +FARM but this time I was brought back as a Teaching Assistant and construction supervisor for the studio. Through these projects, I furthered my understanding of the process behind completing a design and following it through its construction.
Through my studies and practical experiences I have developed a unique set of skills that, with my enthusiasm to try new types of work, would translate well into your workplace.
Consultant - Self-Employed, Miramar, FL, US, Design Consultant
On a per project basis, I help a client through the design process, from the beginning conceptual phases to buying materials, hiring contractor, and some construction work. So far I have designed an outdoor patio addition with a bar and BBQ, an indoor bar for a residential home, and a pergola.
+FARM, Buffalo, NY, US, Teaching Assistant + Construction Supervisor
After participating in a +FARM design build studio this past winter I was called back to participate in the following studio on the faculty side.
I was a teaching assistant for the student participants as well as the onsite supervisor for the wood shop as well as throughout the construction process.
Syracuse University Office of Recreation, Syracuse, NY, US, Trip Leader
Led and planned outdoor recreation trips: Whitewater rafting, ski trips, ropes course facilitator
Porto Archiecture, Miami Beach, FL, US, Summer Intern
Assisted with design on home renovations, drawing of construction documents, taking measurements on site, writing permits, and talking with clients.
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, US, BArch, Architecture