My passion is energy efficient renovation, T.I.s, & adaptive reuse. I have a well-rounded understanding of fabrication and construction process as a past carpenter, metal smith, & thermoplastic worker. I work through design problems utilizing science and sculpture,translating abstract ideas through buildings. I love conceptual design, surveying, & drawing plans for plan check.
AMC Efficiency Plans, Los Angeles, CA, US, Owner Operator
Site survey and construction documents for 2-story dwellings, renovations, and tenant improvements. Specialization in energy efficient design. Designs for maximum thermal comfort through strategic layout and materials reducing dependence on AC units. Built-in organization features, space-saving pocket doors, and skylights/fenestrations strategically placed for natural light & ventilation.
Hafco & Associates, Los Angeles, CA, US, Project Coordinator
• Performing feasibility studies
• Bidding and contract negotiation
• Construction crew coordination
• Demolition and construction observation
• Interior construction documents according to code regulation
• Material and finish plans/specifications
• Expediting plans
• LADBS Plan checking
• City of Beverly Hills Design Review and plan check
Ryan Herco Flow Solutions, Burbank, CA, US, Fabrication Lead
• Opening and closing the fabrication department
• Quoting prices and lead times
• Ordering necessary components for operations
• Releasing and fabricating work orders
• Time and material inventory
• Tacking, welding, and cementing thermoplastics
• General shop organization, machine maintenance and safety
Wood & Metal Shop, Burbank, CA, US, Supervisor
Supervisor- Responsible for opening and closing wood and metal fabrication shops, ensuring it is staffed appropriately at all times, and calculating time sheets. Calibrating and repairing machines for precision, issuing and assisting in the proper use of tools, and recommending the appropriate tool and method according to project, materials and desired end results. Train new staff members in machine maintenance, repair, safety, and fabrication techniques. Demo, organization, and expansion of the shop.
Shop Safety Instructor- Teach and certify in general shop safety principals and practices through proper demonstration of power tools such as: hand, band, table, and circular saws, planers, joiners, routers, lathes, sanders, mortisers, drills and other tools. Metal training sessions for shearing, welding, and grinding.
Pedro E. Guerrero: Photographs of Modern Life, Hollywood, CA, US, Gallery Assistant
Organizing and displaying archived architectural photography by Guerrero who worked as Frank Lloyd Wright’s photographer for twenty years. His approach to architectural photography was capturing the dynamic spatial qualities of the compositions as though it were sculpture. http://www.archdaily.com/224503/pedro-e-guerrero-photographs-of-modern-life/
Richard Barnes : Unnatural Spaces, Burbank, CA, US, Gallery Assistant
Organizing and displaying works including Unabomber and Animal Logic which take a provocative stance on how architecture is both a complicit partner in, and also an unwitting subject of, the practice of presentation. http://architecture.woodbury.edu/jsi/?portfolio=richard-barnes-unnatural-spaces
The Beta Movement, Hollywood, CA, US, Gallery Assistant
Installing, and finishing a series of scenographic frames which generated two different optical perspectival projections depending on approach from the front or back gallery entries. The result was an inhabitable geometric drawing fragmenting the space. The installation was in conjunction with a team from the Taubman College of Architecture +Urban Planning. http://wuho.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/the-beta-movement-web.pdf
13.3%, Hollywood, CA, US, Gallery Assistant
Display walls and organizing the final submissions and archive.13.3% is the percentage of women architects and an open-call for drawings, writing, videos, and artifacts which highlight conceptual and realized projects by women. http://wuho.org/13point3
Woodbury University, BArch, Architecture
Minor: Urban Studies
Maxine Frankel Award, Grant
Grant for the Architectural Registration Examinations.
US Department of Housing and Urban Development Scholarship, Scholarship
Design studio examining water infrastructure in arid regions, specifically the American West.
Hispanic Serving Institutions Assisting Communities Scholarship, Scholarship
Scholarship covering tuition and traveling expenses for examining water infrastructure in arid regions; specifically focusing on how water shaped communities in the American West.
Ross G. Walker Leadership Cup, 1st Place
Recognition of my leadership abilities and scholarly success.