Antonio Pena

Antonio Pena

Chicago, IL, US



I am an architectural designer with a varied background. I have experience primarily with retail architecture. I also have experience with site planning, office planning and some residential. I am licensed in the state of Illinois. I would like to expand my experience in other areas of architecture.



Walgreen Corporation Headquarter - Deerfield, IL, Deerfield, IL, US, Manager of Existing Store Site Development

Created impact analysis reports for stores affected by government land condemnations. Analyzed drawings, photographs, and project scope, discovering overall store disruption. Liaised with corporate attorney and real estate manager for negotiation of compensation. Reviewed new, adjacent businesses’ proposals, assessing store impact. Offered store remodeling design solutions, and reviewed elevation drawings. Evaluated new store construction documents, verifying corporate standards.

Sep 2007 - Mar 2009

Walgreen Corporation Headquarter - Deerfield, IL, Deerfield, IL, US, Team Lead- Architectural Planning

Held responsibility for updating and revising newly purchased store exteriors. Represented design group at final walk-through of new stores, and recommended repairs or modifications. Reviewed final checklist to ensure that building was structurally and aesthetically sound. Accompanied junior staff during final walk-throughs. Assisted in updating building criteria drawings and specifications.

Sep 2004 - Sep 2007

Walgreen Corporation Headquarter - Deerfield, IL, Deerfield, IL, US, Coordinator - Architectural Planning

Represented design department at remodel meetings. Provided guidance on site plans or store exteriors that needed modifications. Collaborated with real estate, construction and store planning departments to complete remodel plans. Determined scope of drawings to be completed and assigned them to junior staff. Reviewed completed drawings and sent to project engineer for cost estimate analysis.

Mar 2003 - Sep 2004

Walgreen Corporation Headquarter - Deerfield, IL, Deerfield, IL, US, Architectural Planner

Conducted preliminary site/space plans, office plans, and designed custom signage for new and existing stores. Coordinated with project architect to establish project schedules, budget, and construction requirements to implement preferred sign options. Reviewed construction documents to determine adherence to company standards. Revised drawings to implement design changes per code requirements.

Jan 1993 - Mar 2003


New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), Old Westbury, NY, US, BArch, Architecture

5 year program with emphasis on architectural design. Other courses included structural design, architecture history, construction methods, rendering.

Sep 1985 - Jan 1991

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