Alfonso Duran, Assoc. AIA

Alfonso Duran, Assoc. AIA

Los Angeles, CA, US


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Recently completed my first professional Master of Architecture degree at the University of
Southern California, and was able to study with some of the best theorists and practitioners from
Los Angeles and from around the world.

Early in my career I developed an in depth- understanding of the systems and materials of the
built world. Projects varied widely, including a County fire station, a post office annex, schools,
and a U.S. Air Force fighter jet pai nt booth. I gained extensive experience in bidding, estimating,
schedules, shop drawings, as -builds, and close-outs while working for a General Contractor.

Few years later, I was working with an AIA Gold Medal firm in S an Antonio, Texas, I coordinated
more than ten elementary school projects for local school district. This experie nce gave me a
thorough understanding of the des ign process, production, and project administration, including
RFI and ASI, submittals and preparation of product specifications, civil and structural engineering
coordination, and mechanical and electrical physical requirements.

My strengths in coordinating projects, as well as prepar ing comprehensive analyses and
developing critical solutions for construction and scheduling, led me to Mexico to lead a multi
million dollar development for a state government in Mexico . The projects I was engaged with
included an 1800 seat open auditorium, a 20,0 00 sf library, a 40,000 sf Olympic sports facility, two
city theaters, a museum, and a three story office building, all successfully completed.
In 2009 I was invited to coordinate residential projects for a NY developer in The Los
Angeles area and since then I have been participating with developers and other
architects in collaboration on several projects locally.

You may be assured that I am a dedicated and passionate designer who is ready to initiate
a project in a professional manner with objectives and deadlines in place from the project outset.


Alfonso Duran



Duran Salazar Designers L.L.C., Los Angeles, CA, US, Designer / Project management / Construction Administration

More than 15 years’ experience from schematic design through construction documents and
Construction Administration.
Ability to coordinate consultants’ requirements and specifications.

Duran Salazar Designers LLC. Apr. ‘14 - Present. Los Angeles, CA.

Currently practicing residential design on local projects for developers and in collaboration with other architects on several projects locally for the City of LA, Venice and Santa Monica. Projects vary from HPOZ and Planning approvals to interior remodelings within the city and troughout the Los Angeles County

May. ‘13 – Mar. ‘14 San Antonio, TX
Design development intern ship with architectural firm developing business and project templates

Mar. ‘09 – Feb. ‘13 Los Angeles, CA
• Project and consultants’ coordinator in coordination with Geologist and Engineering on Hillside
residential projects for a New York developer from the Beverly Hills to woodland Hills. Coordinating
design, engineering, real estate and nancial databases.
• Grading remedial proposals in coordination with geologists and engineering city ocials

Sep 2007 - current

Duran Salazar Arquitectos, Monterrey, MX, Designers

Designer on several government projects directly with city officials in several municipalities in the
region. Preparation of full sets of Construction documents.

Project Management coordinator for state and federal government projects. Construction Administration for federal government.

Feb 2003 - Sep 2007

Ford, Powell and Carson Architects and Planners Inc., San Antonio, TX, US, Designer

Project representative on elementary schools for the North Side Independent School District.

On site project representative, review the implementation of Supplemental Instructions, Submittals
Reviews and shop drawings.

On site construction supervision and quality control. Reviews finish schedule boards, pre-installation
Meetings, pattern designs and final installation requirements.

Mar 2000 - Sep 2002

Unico Construction Inc., San Antonio, TX, US, Assistant to Director

Assistant to the Director of Operations.

Estimating, bidding, scheduling, RFI’s, payment Apps, 3d as-built and close-outs documentation
for all projects including U.S. Federal Agencies

Established materials and construction assemblies for pricing proposals through code research
and performance analysis for all government and commercial projects.

Jan 1998 - Mar 2000


University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, US, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2011 - May 2013

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