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Became a LEED Accredited Professional for New Construction in 2008, and I am very enthusiastic to be on the cutting edge of sustainability and design.
Achieved a Master’s of Architecture 2001 and accomplished Cum Laude in my Bachelor of Arts for Architecture 1997. Both degrees earned at one of the top five schools of architecture in the Caribbean.
Gathered 15 years of practice collaborating for high-end retail and residential driven architectural firms in New York as well as in Santo Domingo.
Instructed design Studios and undergraduates at the top two Dominican university’s schools of architecture.
Taught Architectural Desktop for an Autodesk dealer and training center.
Collaborated in design solutions for Urban Planning; Residential; Retail; Commercial; Industrial; and Hospitality.
Designed interiors for Retail, Hospitality (bars, restaurants, hotels), Space Planning and Commercial Interiors, Health Care and Residential.
Managed design workshops both in academic and professional courses besides giving lectures in different academic facilities.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Attained experience in conceptual graphics, research, planning and creative design: A process of 3D massing, modeling and rendering for presentations and visualization of any given project, to 2D drafting for filing, bidding and construction documentation. Coordinated construction projects and developed cost estimates, ensuring budgets and time lines.
Managed and directed the workflow of a team of 5 architects and drafters who successfully completing all projects on-time and on budget.
Supervised and coordinated construction phases between owners, developers and contractors, guarantying design to its maximum expression.
Implemented CAD management: solving and increasing team’s efficiency in project coordination, set-ups and standardization. Also providing Productivity-Enhancing functions to the workspace through training sessions.
TPG Architecture, New York, Sr. Designer
Sr. Designer Retail Studio
Art+Design Lab, New York, NY, US, Principal-Owner-Consultant-FREELANCE
Architectural Design: conceptual / design visualization, documentation and elaboration of virtual, interior and architectural sustainable spaces and habitats.
Graphic design: logo,stationary, packaging, brochures, cd packaging, portfolios, magazine and production layouts, websites, commercials.
Art: conceptualizations and sketches, mixed media, virtual art, and installations.
Kenneth Park, New York, NY, US, Project Architect-Project Manager
PA for high end retail accounts, including Giorgio Armani, Gucci and DVF.
PVH- Global Store Design, New York, NY, US, Consultant-Project Architect
Collaborated with Store Design Director in creating 2013 IZOD’s branding International Store Design Guidelines. Re-standardizing Cad documentation for a uniform and cohesive presentation of Architectural and Fixture Retail Package.
Juicy Couture, North Bergen, New Jersey, Consultant-Project Architect
In Charge of Asian Accounts, duties to create design development detailed packages as well as cut sheets and specifications packages. Duties also included request of quotes for fixtures, props, and visuals from specific vendors, creating Purchase Orders to the Account Reps and creating and tracking everything through an Orders Summary.
Arquitecto Perez Morales & Asocs., Santo Domingo, DO, CAD Drafter
Assistant to Project Architect. 2d CAD drafting Construction Documents, site surveys and design visualization presentations.
Space Planning for an International Airport in Casa de Campo la Romana in D.R.
FZAD Architecture & Design, New York, NY, US, Design Principal, Lead Architect, Project Architect and Design Visualization Specialist
Collaborating with principal Frederic Zonsius, AIA, designing: High End Retail and Residential projects.
Design process of conceptualizing (concept, mass studies, impact) through 3d modeling (line work, renders and photomontages) then elaborating 2d construction documentation for filing, bidding and construction.
Creating schedule of values bidding purposes as well as meeting with the bidders and walking them through the project, organizing different Bids and creating project manuals and AIA contracts.
Implementation of site visits to assure design conceptualization during construction and development.
Cad management: generating efficiency in workflow of different 2d and 3d programs. Training staff on Autodesk’s project browser and management environment as well as drafting shortcuts and tips to maximizes timelines.
Collaborated with local and international design studios as well as renowned interior designers as an Architectural Record Firm for filing and construction documentation in the northeastern states.
Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE), Santo Domingo, Profesor
Architecture School, taught: Design Studios levels 4, 5, and 6;
Universidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña (UNPHU), Santo Domingo, Profesor
Architecture School, taught:
Design Studios levels 4, 5, and 6; Composition of Interiors;
Thesis advisor for architecture school undergraduates.
School of Interior Design, imparted: Design 3 and Thesis advisor.
Eracra Arquitectos, Santo Domingo, DO, Project Architect -Designer
Head of Design Department and Project Manager.
Produced conceptual ideas and all design phases, construction site supervision and Construction Documentation.
Universidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña (UNPHU), Santo Domingo, DO, MArch, Architecture and Urban Planning
A Masters Program sponsor by LOME IV, with student architects from the Caribbean: Haiti, Jamaica, Barbados, St. Lucia and Dominican Republic to study different urban and architectural paradigms of our cities.
Universidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña (UNPHU), Santo Domingo, DO, BArch, Architecture
Awarded CUM LAUDE
A.R.E Design Awards, 1st Place
Grand Prize Winner
for Hard Line Store under 3,000 Sq. Ft and Fixture Award.
Anna Hu Haute Joaillerie, The Plaza Hotel Retail Collection