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Maria Fernanda Torres

Maria Fernanda Torres

Chino, CA, US

 

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About 

Interior Architect with five years of professional experience with strong commitment for Sustainability and Green design; now seeking for new professional challenges in Southern California. Posses a Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Architecture and a Professional Certificate in Green Management and Marketing from University of California Riverside. Hands-on personality and able to communicate proactive manage people and client relationships.

Employment 

GV CONSTRUCCIONES, Quito, EC, Design Leader

www.gvconstrucciones.com contact email: info@gvconstrcciones.com

• Project Management
• Manage the design team by delegating assignments and supporting the staff.
• Design leadership to project teams and studio. (Brainstorming and exchanging ideas and experience)
• Interaction with clients and vendors, presentations, slide shows and boards.
• Technical plans, drawings/drafting, perspectives and models.
• Hire train and supervise more than 10 employees
• Develop new accounts and built on existence relationships
• Communicated effective with customers and clients vendors and office personnel
• Organize files
• Direct contact with clients
• Printed large amount of checks for employees and vendors

Areas of Experience include:
• Interior space planning, selection of color schemes and materials for interiors and exteriors.
• Sustainable Interior design and planning. Used of pallets and industrial waste and recycled accents.
• Kitchen design with emphasis in ergonomics, flow planning and cabinets.
• Lightning and ceiling design including security and sound system.
• Landscape design. Vertical landscape for facades.
• Wedding and event design. Space planning, board’s presentation, decoration and flowers arrangements design.

Aug 2010 - Mar 2013
 

EL CAMPANARIO, Quito, EC, Construction Manager

• Plan, organize and direct activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of EL CAMPANARIO facilities.
• Interpret and explain plans and contract terms to administrative staff, workers and clients representing the owner and developer.
• Construction Supervisor with EMMEDUE Sustainable advance building system. http://en.mdue.it/
• Manage vendors and suppliers

Mar 2008 - Aug 2010
 

Education 

University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA, US, Business Administration

Professional Certificate in Management
o International Business and Marketing
o Organizational behavior, critical thinking and Management
o Human Resources (USA standards)
o Basic Finance Management
Concentrated in Green Management and Marketing.
Professional Training:
• Sustainable interior design, Sustainable planning design and development
• Building Codes California Standards, ADA requirements and CalGreen standards.
• Social Media Marketing Strategies

Mar 2012 - current
 

LAUREATE International Universities – Universidad de Las Américas, Quito, EC, BArch, Interior Architecture

o Theses Project: “Museum of Contemporary Art in Quito, restoring the Mariscal Sucre Airport facilities. MAC QUITO
 Role of Contemporary Art Museums in society
 Exhibit installations design, lightning, construction displays, dioramas, display cases, models and traffic flow
 Introduction to innovative materials
 Physical scale modeling
o Minor degree on Fine Arts
 Composition and Illustration by hand drawing
 Techniques and material: pen, pencil, ink, charcoal, pastels and watercolors

Jul 2003 - Jul 2009
 

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