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Jose Jimenez joined BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) in 2015 as a Senior Architect and is currently working on the East 126 project, a mixed-use building in Harlem, New York. He is a Licensed Architect in New York State and a LEED Accredited Professional with extensive experience in Interior Architecture.
His body of work includes high-end residential, hospitality, commercial and interior renovations. Prior to joining BIG, Jose was a Senior Project Director at Clodagh Design International, where he oversaw the design and construction of the East Hotel in Miami, the Miraval Spa in Arizona, and the Abington House in New York.
Before Clodagh Design, Jose worked at Rodriguez Studio, a boutique architecture firm specializing on high-end residential renovations and commercial interiors, such as the Jeremy Argyle store and Sam Brocato Salon, both in New York City.
In addition to his professional work, he is a returning guest critic at Pratt Institute, the New York School of Interior Design and at Parsons The New School. Jose is originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico and holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cornell University.
BIG | Bjarke Ingels Group, New York, NY, US, Senior Architect
» manage material library and vendor presentations
» assist with proposals and contracts for new projects and additional services of current projects
» consult on programming for hospitality projects
» lead interior architecture from concept to construction documentation
» meet with government agencies for building permitting
» coordinate with owners, consultants, construction manager and vendors
» project architect of Core & Shell and Interiors during Construction Administration
» review VE, RFIs, Submittals, Substitution Requests and Field Conditions
Selected Projects: E126, a new mixed-use development with 233 rental apartments.
Clodagh Design, New York, NY, US, Project Director
» direct projects from contract negotiation through completion
» design overall look and feel, key elements, and details of projects
» collaborate with interior designers in the selection and specification of FF&E and finishes
» detail drawings for construction, built-ins, and custom furniture
» coordinate communication between the studio, client and consultants
» work with studio manager to project monthly billings and expenditures
» lead weekly project director meetings to establish teams and delegate tasks
» monitor staff performance to ensure that studio’s goals are being met
» interview prospective employees and manage staffing
» update and maintain studio CAD standards, templates, and protocols
Selected Projects: BCCE, interior architecture design of a 40 story hotel • Aronson, architecture and interior design of a 6,000 SF ground-up residence • Nagle, renovation of a 2,180 SF apartment • Miraval, renovation of a 18,000 SF spa • 30th Street, architectural design of the lobby and amenity spaces of a residential tower
aDJusted Architectural Designs, New York, NY, US, Partner
» prepare client proposals and contracts
» establish project budgets and goals
» develop preliminary layout designs and concept presentations
» create working drawing sets, specifications and construction documents
» assist with purchasing of FF&E, finishes and accessories
» coordinate with owners, consultants, millworkers, and general contractor
» establish studio CAD standards, templates, and protocols
Selected Projects: 36GPE, gut renovation of a 2,000 SF apartment • 69W9, second phase renovation of a 750 SF apartment • 687W204, renovation of a 1,360 SF apartment
rodriguez studio architecture p.c., New York, NY, US, Intermediate Architect
» supervised projects on all phases, from pre-design to completion
» managed incoming portfolios and coordinated interviews for prospective employees
» oversaw junior architects and interns
» analyzed and research local and international codes
» administrated LEED projects
» enhanced firm marketing by redesigning and mantaining website, and by facilitating spreads in printed and online publications
Selected Projects: Jeremy Argyle, design of the flagship store for the boutique brand • Reservoir House, interior and exterior renovation of a 4,400 SF residence • Bobst, LEED certification of a 114,097 SF office building in Switzerland • Loft82, vertical combination and gut renovation of two 1980 SF apartments
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, US, Chief Laser-Cutter Teaching Assistant & Lab Monitor
» organized and schedule laser cutter teaching assistants
» trained students on how to use the laser cutter
» laser cut material
» assisted students with plotting and computer related questions
» managed computer lab, plotters and printers
Blackbird Architects, Inc., Santa Barbara, CA, US, Summer Intern
» cad drafted construction drawings
» 3d modeled building proposals
» edited and enhanced computer renderings
» explored design possibilities for building proposals
» visited and documented project sites
Taller Borinquen, San Juan, PR, US, Summer Intern
» hand and cad drafted construction documents
» searched building codes
» visited and documented project sites
» designed house additions and facades
» prepared competition boards
Cornell University, BArch, Architecture
During my studies at Cornell University, I got the opportunity to be part of the 'Architecture as an Ensemble' Summer Program, where we traveled all summer through Eastern Europe studying the modern architecture of the 1900s. I was also part of the Cornell in Rome abroad program, living in Rome for the Fall semester of 2005.
Additionally, I was part of the 2004 Cornell University Solar Decathlon Team, which won 2nd place in the competition.
For my thesis, I designed a mobile rock concert venue.
Best of Year, 1st Place
With Clodagh Design International, the Abington House won the Best of Year Award from Interior Design Magazine.
With Clodagh Design International, our renovation of the Miraval Life and Balance Spa won the Gold Key Award for Excellence in Hospitality Design, in the Spa Category.
Who's Next - Green Home Design Contest, Honorable Mention
As part of Rodriguez Studio, we submitted the Reticulated House to this competition. We were awarded with an Honorable Mention, being in the Top 25 of the entries.
Solar Decathlon, 2nd Place
While at Cornell University, I was part of the team that designed the 2nd place winner of the 2004 Solar Decathlon competition.