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Collins Esguerra

Collins Esguerra

Saugus, CA, US

 

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About 

Having worked in small firms my entire career, I have had the privilege in working in all aspects in design and construction.  I consider myself to be very energetic, focused, and driven to succeed.  Due to also completing various Single Family Addition projects on my own, I am able to see the big picture in projects and understand the need for effeciency and speed in all projects.

Employment 

Mazal Enterprises, Chatsworth, CA, US, Designer

- Managed and organized retail interior tenant improvement projects.
Created design, permit, and construction drawings for multiple retail
spaces.
- Managed construction phase documents such as RFIs and material and
finish ordering and changes.
- Created realistic photo like renderings to “sell” designs to clients while
maintain design budget constraints.
- Maintained communicative lines between Mall and owners to ensure
design compliance.
- Ensured project compliance with CBC and IBC. Project locations ranged
from Canada, Spain, United Kingdom, as well as in multiple cities in the
United States.
- Coordinated with contractors and subs to ensure smooth and efficient
construction.

Mar 2013 - current
 

Freelance, Freelance Designer

Since my last year in College, I have been working on Single Family House Additions located in the San Marino, Ca area. I assist the client in finding the best design solution to that will also pass city design requirements. I have developed healthy relationships that leave the client completely satisfied with their new large and better designed homes.

May 2011 - current
 

Clinger Spina Associates - Freelance, Freelance Designer

Clinger Spina Associates specialized in Hospitality Design as well as FBO design/buld projects. In CSA, I worked from the Design Development to Construction Document phases of projects ranging from The Orlando Hotel in Los Angeles, Ca, to the White Horse Theme Park in Shenyang, China. My duties involved working directly under Project Architects and assisting in completion of various drawings and renderings in all stages of design and construction.

Aug 2009 - Apr 2011
 

Gene Fong Associates, Designer

Gene Fong Associates specialized in Hospitality Design and Construction. In my brief time in the firm, I was put in charge of custom single family house renovation in Beverly Hills, Ca. I also worked directly under the owner of the firm as well as the lead design principal with various hospitality projects.

Oct 2008 - May 2009
 

Clinger Spina Associates, Designer

Clinger Spina Associates specialized in Hospitality Design as well as FBO design/buld projects. In CSA, I worked from the Design Development to Construction Document phases of projects ranging from The Millionaire FBO hangar in Santa Monica, Ca, to the Shenyang Hot Springs Resort in Shenyang, China. My duties involved working directly under Project Architects and assisting in completion of various drawings and renderings in all stages of design and construction.

Aug 2007 - Oct 2008
 

Gin Wong Associates, Project Designer

Being the first firm I was employe for, Gin Wong Associates had the face of a large international firm, yet the operation of a small to medium sized office. I was able to work in all aspects of design, from conceptual drawings and models, to construction drawings. I had the pleasure of working directly under Bruce Bailey, the Production; Millard Lee, the Planning Principal; and Young Kimm, the Design Principal. The last project I completed was Tenant Improvement Projects for Los Angeles World Airports. I was directly involved with the design and construction drawings for the Public Restroom areas for Terminals 2, 4, and 6. I also lead a team to update the office CAD standards, which involved meeting with several Project Captains weekly to create a Gin Wong Associates Office Standards Manual.

Aug 2005 - Aug 2007
 

Education 

University of Southern California (USC), BArch, Architecture

Bachelor of Architecture.

Aug 2000 - May 2005
 

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