I am currently working towards my M.Arch degree at the University of Colorado Denver. I am looking to fullfil an architectural intern posistion where I can apply my formal education and hands-on work experience to advance my involvement in the architecture industry and complete my IDP hours.
Please feel free to browse through my portfolio loaded above and contact me with feedback about my work. My past four summers have been spent working on jobs including construction management, quality control and several testing/forensic specialties on various buildings and construction sites in New York City and New Jersey. Below is my resume and don't hesitate to contact me at 908 500 3782 for any additional information.
Thank you for your consideration.
Here is my resume:
Steven D. Fortunato
1531 Stout St, unit 320, Denver, Co 80202
Objective: Obtain a position where I can apply my formal education and hands-on work experience to build a career in the architecture industry and further advance my professional understanding of architecture.
Related Work Experience: J. Frezza & Assoc. Franklin, NJ – Summers, 2010, 2011, 2012
May, 2010 - Harmon Cove Towers- Secaucus, NJ
Key member of forensic investigation team to assess severe cavity wall damage. Duties included water intrusion testing to quantify damaged flashings, eyebrows and weeps.
Completed technical reports to document findings and repair procedures.
Generated repair section drawings, scope of work, and specifications.
Reviewed materials for approval; brick, mortar, membrane flashings, & weep tubes.
June, 2010 – South Construction Building – Hoboken, NJ
Performed water intrusion testing.
Dismantled walls and noted conditions. Used SEE SNAKE bore scope to view hidden conditions in wall cavities.
Conducted an infrared scan of the roof membrane to locate points of water intrusion.
Generated a technical report to document findings.
Dismantled strip window systems to assess conformance to standards.
July, 2010 - Clinton Dam and Dyke Repair Project – Clinton, NJ
Completed a construction survey and installed crack monitors to monitor movement and settlement during excavation and controlled fill compaction.
July, 2010 – Numerous High Rise Buildings – New York City
Installed scaffolding tie back anchors to support worker safety lines for window replacements.
Performed tensile testing of anchors to assess conformance to OSHA standards.
June, 2011 – Crossroads Sheraton Hotel Parking Garage – Mahwah, NJ
Performed construction management and quality control duties for a post-tensioned, reinforced concrete parking structure.
Duties included oversight of demolition, substrate preparation, application of corrosion inhibitors, monitoring of repair tendon elongation, review and approval of contractor payments, and concrete quality control.
Aug, 2011 – RE/MAX Office – Freehold, NJ
Developed as-built diagram of entire office using Autodesk Revit for future renovations.
Aug, 2011 – 95 Frelinghuysen Ave. - Newark, NJ
Performed section determination of 80-year-old reinforced concrete structure. Utilized state of the art PROFOSCOPE rebar locator to determine bar size, depth, condition, etc. Drilled core samples and performed compression tests.
University of Colorado, Boulder Sept, 2008 – May,11 2012
Major: Environmental Desgin (B.Envd)
University of Colorado, Denver Currently Attending
Major: Architecture (M.Arch)
Current GPA: 3.8
Autodesk Revit Architecture
Rhino w/ V-Ray (and some Grasshopper)
Google Sketch-Up w/ ShaderLight
JA Frezza & Associates L.L.C., Cherryville, NJ, US, Quality Control/Project Manager
**See Resume in About Tab**
University of Colorado at Denver, Denver, CO, US, MArch, Architecture
Candidate for my M.ARCH degree. Currently enrolled in a Comprehensive Design Studio.
University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, US, Environmental Design
In 2008 I entered the Environmental Design Program at the University of Colorado. The ciriculum included Architecture, Urban Planning, and Design Studies. I eventually declared my emphasis in Architecture. Some of the special topic courses I took included four Design Studios, Revit, Digital Portfolio (Adobe Flash + Illustrator + Photoshop), and Digital Fabrication (Rhino + Grasshopper), where I became familiar with the use of laser cutters and CNC machines.
Design Excellence Award, Nomination
One of three project chosen out of 25 for my Master's Compositional Studio. Award presentations were given at Gensler in Downtown Denver
Gradute Dean's Honors, Award
3.95 Spring Semester Year One Master's Program
Dean's Honors List, Other
Senior Project Exhibit, Other
One of two projects chosen from my studio IV section to represent senior work through the summer