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Jorge Avila

Jorge Avila

Forest Hills, NY, US

 

About 

Jorge Avila, Founder of Avila Design Workshop, earned his Bachelor of Architecture Degree and Postgraduate Degree in Design of Architectural Structures from the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico in 1993. Mr. Avila began practicing architecture in Mexico in 1990 in the architectural studio of Pedro Ramirez Vazquez and continued his experience in New York with top of the line architectural and interior design firms. Jorge Avila earned his architectural license in Mexico in 1997. Mr. Avila has been an adjunct professor of design at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Faculty of Architecture, member of the Colegio de Arquitectos de Mexico, Union Internationale des Architects and associate member of the American Institute of Architects. Mr. Avila's design and technical expertise on a wide variety of projects forms the basis of ADW design. Founder of Avila Design Workshop, earned his Bachelor of Architecture Degree and Postgraduate Degree in Design of Architectural Structures from the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico in 1993. Mr. Avila’s design and technical experience on a wide variety of projects forms the basis of ADW design.

Employment 

Independent Architectural Consultant, New York, NY, US, Consultant

Commissioned projects include: retail, government, single family residences, multi-family buildings, corporate interiors, furniture, art exhibits. Work performed in New York, Maryland, New Jersey, Texas, Florida, Quebec and Mexico.

Prepare designs, sketches, construction documents, specifications, presentation materials, etc. Manage client relationships - maintain and nurture new and former clients and contacts.
Travel to client presentations, meetings and project sites as needed.
Monitor direct staff productivity, project budgets and profitability.
Maintain quality control standards for project deliverables.
Set business plan, goals and objectives
Create new client relationships and procure firm with new projects
Oversee all financial matters related to the firm: invoices, expenses, taxes, contracts, insurances and
retirement plans.
Review architectural documents for areas of conflict with all disciplines.
Coordinate and assist with affected disciplines, addendum’s, RFIs, CPRs, payment request’s, and change orders
Manage and oversee all construction process as the client representative

May 2006 - current
 

EDI Architecture, Inc., New York, NY, US, Senior Project Architect

Construction documents and specifications.
Travel to presentations.
Maintain quality control standards.
Review architectural documents for areas of conflict with all disciplines.

Jul 2005 - May 2006
 

DC-2 Design Consortium, New York, NY, US, Senior Project Designer

Managed relationships with clients, contractors and consultants.
Execute all stages of design work: preliminary planning & detailed space planning through design
development.
Overseeing the production of contract documents – CAD drawings, specifications.

Mar 2001 - Jul 2005
 

Thomson Architects, PC, New York, NY, US, Project Architect

Managed relationships with clients, contractors and consultants.
Responsible for the production of contract documents – CAD drawings, specifications, contracts,
schedules.
As a project manager, performed regular site inspections and liaised with subcontractors and
tradespersons.
Executed all stages of design and production of working drawings. Researched building codes and materials and performed cost analyses. Presented models, CAD drawings and renderings to clients.

Mar 1997 - Mar 2001
 

Arq. Pedro Ramirez Vazquez, Mexico City, Junior Designer

Responsible for all phases of design and production work. Award winning international architectural office

Mar 1993 - Dec 1996
 

Education 

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Ciudad Universitaria, Mexico City, MArch, M Architecture

Latin American Architecture, Sustainable architecture, bioclimatic architecture, structural analysis, architecture and technology, economic structure of Mexico, ethics and architecture, quantitate models, etc.

Jan 1993 - Dec 1994
 

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Ciudad Universitaria, Mexico City, BArch, Architecture

La Licenciatura en Arquitectura es coordinada por el Colegio Académico de Arquitectura, el cual esta conformado por los Coordinadores de los 16 Talleres de Arquitectura, los Seminarios de Área de Proyectos, Tecnología, Teoría, Historia e Investigación, Urbano-Ambiental, Extensión Universitaria y la propia Coordinación del Colegio Académico. Así el Colegio desarrolla las funciones de verificación, seguimiento y actualización de los planes de estudio de la Licenciatura en Arquitectura.

The degree embraces study and lab work in Design, Technology, Theory, History and Research, Urban - Environment, Sustainability, Social Analysis, etc.

Dec 1987 - Dec 1993
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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