Juan Dario Ortiz, LEED AP BD+C

Juan Dario Ortiz, LEED AP BD+C

New York, NY, US



Highly motivated individual with a diverse experience in Architecture.  I have excelled in retail design as well as corporate interior and multiuse highrise buildings. 


JD Ortiz Unlimited., New York, NY, US, Principal / Consultant

Manage design of NYC DOE/SCA, high end, high-rise residential, corporate and retail projects. Strategic sustainability consultation for energy use, field verification, design, construction documents and field supervision. 3D/BIM Coordinator. AutoCAD Architecture/MEP 2014 2D/3D, Revit Architecture/MEP 2014, Navisworks Manage 2014, Photoshop CS5, and SketchUp 8.

In the past I have consulted for the following:

Turner/STV/ZEC (11/11 - 11/12) 3D/BIM Coordinator for the New York Police Academy West Campus, College Point, Queens. AutoCAD Architecture/MEP 2012 2D/3D, Navisworks Manage 2012, Photoshop CS5, and SketchUp 8

Tishman/Turner/ZEC (11/10 - 11/12) 3D/BIM Coordinator for the World Trade Center Complex; Tower 3, Garage Sub Parking at Tower 3 and Tower 2, Vehicular Security Center, AutoCAD Architecture/MEP 2012 2D/3D, Navisworks Manage 2012, Photoshop CS5, and SketchUp 8

Trammell Crow/WSI, NYC (1/05 - 12/06) Managed landmark and a-typical retail branches (+/-15,000 sq. ft.) and ATM‘s. Provided planning through construction documents and construction administration/quality assurance for Bank of America

IA, Interior Architects, NYC (6/04 - 11/04) Provided a variety of tasks for corporate interiors; planning, schematics design, and construction documents on AutoCAD 2004 for Merrill Lynch, Babcock & Brown, The Winter Group, and Banco Popular. Managed rehab of the Air China, Long Beach Crew Apartment Building, NY, (36,000 sq. ft.).

Frank Williams Architect, FAIA, NYC (2/98 - 10/98) Assisted with high rise residential and hospitality design, layouts, construction documents, zoning calculations for 1662 Broadway (57 stories), 515 Park Avenue (43 stories), 48 Wall Street and various development proposals.

Rockwell Group, NYC (1/96 - 10/96) Assisted with design development and 3D models of theme restaurants and cinema plaza for Official All Star Café, Mr. Black’s, David Copperfield and Jeil Cinema Plaza, Pusan Korea.

SBLM Architects, NYC (5/92 - 10/95) Assisted with planning, schematic design through construction documents, AutoCAD library organization and securing office. Barnes & Noble, Today’s Man, Toys “R” Us and Brooklyn Men's House of Detention

Dean Witter, NYC (10/92 - 2/93) Assisted with planning through CD’s of the regional branch offices (60,000 sq. ft.+/-). Assisted with the regional office standards/guide lines on MiniCad (Vectorworks), Micro Station and Cadvance, OS.

Davis, Brody & Associates, NYC (3/89 - 3/90) Coordinated construction documents and details for a science lab building, SUNY at Buffalo

Jan 1989 - current

Spector Group, New York, NY, US, Project Manager

Managed corporate and commercial projects, from planning through quality assurance for MISI Company (10,000 sq. ft.), Samco Properties, ICICI Bank (20,000 sq. ft.), Gibbs + Soell (30,000 sq. ft.), Wachovia Securities (40,000 sq. ft.), and 1200 Madison Avenue Coop (240 linear ft.). Assisted on NASDAQ, Mercedes Benz (200,000 sq. ft.), Taconic/The Bank Note (60,000 sq. ft.), and WFC Entry Pavilion.

Jun 2008 - May 2009

SLCE Architects, New York, NY, US, Senior Architect

Managed design development through construction documents for high end mixed use buildings including a LEED NC Silver project. Coordination of zoning through construction document, sustainability, structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and interior design for Journal Square, NJ (2 million sq. ft.). West-Park Development 165 West 86th Street (80,000 sq. ft.). Assisted on Avalon Morningside Park, Century Club Development 516 Fifth Avenue, St. Michael's Development, and 184 Kent Avenue Brooklyn

Jan 2007 - Mar 2008

R Ceretti + Associates, New York, NY, US, Senior Project Manager

Consultant, (12/2004 - 12/2006), variety of corporate and retail projects from planning through CD's.
Senior Project Manager, (6/1998 - 4/2004) Provided a variety of tasks for corporate interiors; planning, schematics design, and construction documents on AutoCAD 2004 for ZARA, Chloe, .
Consultant, (7/92 - 6/98), Assisted in design development through construction documents on Calvin Klein, A&S and Sterns.

Jun 1998 - Dec 2006

TPG Architecture, New York, NY, US, Project Architect/Project Manager

Managed biggest money maker per square foot design/built project for executive offices and board rooms for CEMEX, NL, MX (16,000 sq. ft./$1000.00 per sq. ft.),. Assessed, secured schedule and budgets for Deutsche Bank AG (60,000 to 100,000 sq.ft.), Bankers Trust Co., Boston Properties, JP Morgan. Assisted on Municipal Credit Union Rockefeller Center, Ermenegildo Zegna and DKNY.

Oct 1996 - Jun 1998

FRCH Design Worldwide, New York, NY, US, Technical Project Manager

Supervised development of Sears prototypes and implementation of new design (200,000 sq. ft.+/-). Rolled out 1 Sears Design Development package per week using 4 Computer Aided Designers/ Drafters. Secured schedule for Dickens & Jones, EN/Marshall Fields, US/Myers, AU/Sears, MX/Tangs, Malaysia.

Jul 1993 - Jan 1995

Albert Schunkewitz & Partners, New York, NY, US, Designer/CADD Manager

Supervised, implemented, trained staff, and coordinated work on CADD (AutoCAD r10 AEC/3D, Render, Animator and BIM). Assisted on presentation through construction documents for Bellevue Hospital Emergency Center, NY (48,000 sq. ft.), Bishop Mugavaro Home of Geriatric Care, NY, Franciscan Oaks Skilled Nursing Facility, NJ(57,000 sq. ft.), St. Peter's Medical Center H-Wing Women's Center, NJ, The New Joint Venture Hospital, NJ, Hanover General Hospital, PA and Lake Charles Memorial Hospital, LA.

Apr 1990 - May 1991

ARCCAD Inc, New York, NY, US, Project Manager

Managed rehab development and quality assurance of 32 sites for Housing Preservation & Development Cinderella Projects. Organized surveying and production teams including AutoCAD AEC stations.

Nov 1988 - Apr 1990

Martin J Marcus Architect, New York, NY, US, Designer

Assisted with development of high end residential units and commercial spaces in NYC landmark areas. Implemented CADD system, standards, trained staff and supervised CADD Stations (CADvance)

Oct 1986 - Oct 1988


City College of New York (CCNY), New York, NY, US, Bachelors, School of Architecture and Environmental Studies

Sep 1984 - May 1989


Store of the Year, 1st Place

“Store of the Year” by Chain Store Age magazine 2000, ZARA and Chloe in their categories


Grand Award, 1st Place

“Grand Award” by National Association of Store Fixtures Manufactures 2000, ZARA Fifth Avenue, NY


Areas of Specialization 


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