Alfonso Duran, Assoc. AIA

Alfonso Duran, Assoc. AIA

Los Angeles, CA, US


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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.

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 paint 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 San Antonio, Texas, I coordinated more than ten elementary school projects for local school district. This experience gave me a thorough understanding of the design 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 preparing 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 for included an 1800 seat open auditorium, a 20,000 sf library, a 40,000 sf Olympic sports facility, two city theaters, a museum, and a three story office building, all successfully completed.



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

More than 12 years’ experience from schematic design through construction documents Ability to coordinate consultants requirements and specifications. Production of construction documents. knowledge of building systems and understanding of how building materials are put together.

Between 2009-2013 team with a New York Development Group on several residential projects in the Hollywood Hills and Santa Monica Mountains coordinating design, engineering, real estate and financial projects.

Grading remedial proposals in coordination with geologists and engineering city officials

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

Areas of Specialization 


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