I am a talented architect, committed to creating unique and personal, residential and commercial spaces through aesthetics, color and balance. I spearheaded Urbahn Architects' interior design effort with projects such as Rockland Children’s Psychiatric Center in Orangeburg NY, an award winning building where I created a one-of-a-kind healing environment.
I have worked at four successful Architectural firms in New York City, where I have had the opportunity to work on small, medium and large scale projects. Moreover, I work exceptionally well in a team environment, where individual initiative is always expected.
Specialties: Interior Design, Project Management and On-Site Architect
Jacobs Engineering, New York, NY, US, Project Architect
American Girl Bistro & Boutique Houston Memorial City Mall
Architect responsible for conceptual design drawings, design development, and
construction drawings for 15,000 square foot tenant fit out and exterior
enhancement of an existing one story space within the mall. Unique design features
include a 120 seat bistro, and doll hair salon. Massing studies and multiple design
options for the new exterior façade were explored using Google Sketchup models
spliced into existing mall photographs. Responsibilities also included coordination
between disciplines during the development of the construction documents. This
was achieved through a series of weekly meetings followed by progress updates to
Amtrak – Accessible Stations Development Program
Office: Jacobs Engineering NYC
Project Architect responsible for the development of construction drawings for
Amtrak train stations across the US to meet 2004 ADAAG and achieve a “state of
Urbahn Architects, New York, NY, US, Project Manager
Correctional Medical Center, Bayamon, PR 2007 – 2011
Construction started February 2011. Responsibilities include all aspects of construction administration.
Coordinate and manage project development directly with client and senior management, participate and organize budget analysis and coordination meetings, research building codes, and zoning resolutions, conduct site analysis, organize presentations to construction team and client, and interact with planning/zoning boards and code officials.
Interior Designer/ Architect: Responsible for entire design of project, including concept, space planning, layout and utilization of furnishings and equipment, lighting and color coordination, budgeting, selection of materials, and preparation of presentation documents for project proposals.
Rockland Children’s Psychiatric Center, Orangeburg, NY 2006 – 2009
2010 Education Interiors Showcase Outstanding Design Award
Field Project Architect - summer 2009
Coordinate all aspects of scope work on the job site, including RFI’s, progress reports, field conditions and conflict resolution. Responsibilities also included construction administration.
Interior Designer/ Architect: Responsible for entire interior design of project, including concept, space planning, layout and utilization of furnishings and equipment, lighting and color coordination, budgeting, selection of materials, and preparation of presentation documents for project proposals.
Job Captain: Responsible for construction documents and directing and supervising a staff of 3-5 junior architects, and scheduling, planning, designing, specification, preparation and overseeing of working drawings and coordination of consultants (engineering, landscape architecture). Regularly exercised independent judgment to evaluate design alternatives and made decisions regarding selection of solutions and recommendations to client.
Francesco’s Beauty Salon, Grand Central Station, NYC 2005 – 2006
Project Architect/Interior Designer
Responsibilities included interior designing; creating construction documents, researching materials, project coordination, including construction phasing, preparing presentation documents for project proposals, and supervising of architectural production team (2-4 people). Also responsible for reviewing and examining consultant contract drawings, specifications, construction estimates and submission reports. Additionally, responsible for maintaining project schedules and working within project budgets through constant communication and coordination with clients, vendors, equipment suppliers and design team.
NOESiS Design Associates, LLC, Astoria, NY, US, Architect
Responsibilities included designing residential projects, overseeing simultaneous project’s development, including schematic design and design development, creating CAD design construction documents, preparing 3D renderings, and coordinating project development. Visited job sites, performed field measuring and gathered construction and design specifications.
Architect Frank LoPresto, Brooklyn, NY, US, Junior Architect
Responsibilities included designing residential renovation projects, overseeing simultaneous projects’ development, including schematic design and design development, creating CAD design construction documents, preparation of schematic and design documents for approval of the New York City Department of Buildings. Visited job sites, performed field measuring and gathered construction and design specifications. Reported directly to the Partner. DOB expeditor.
Universidad San Buenaventura, Cali, Colombia, BArch, Arts