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David Latina

David Latina

New York, NY, US

 

About 

Innately drawn to creative expression, I’ve spent my life exploring various artistic fields in order to find my niche. Those formative years--experimenting with design and structure—led  to a deep interest in architectural studies and a 5 year accredited NAAB bachelor's degree from NYIT. During that time, I both collaborated and worked with students, professors and professionals on various projects, developing an useful set of skills. My competencies range from design, rendering and drafting to free form photography, drawing/sketching and construction and fabrication. I believe it is important to understand every aspect of architecture.

Employment 

shadi+co / Trak kit LLC, New York, NY, US, Fabricator/ Installer/ Assistant Project Manager

• Oversee projects from production to installation phases
• Fabrication in metal, wood, and acrylic
• Design and installation of trade show booths
• Design-build work in commercial, residential and office spaces

Feb 2012 - current
 

G. Panetta & Sons, Fort Lee, NJ, US, assistant project manager

Large scale concrete and excavation construction.
• Assisted engineer with site surveys
• Constructed and set concrete forms for walls, columns, and footings
• Poured floor slabs, walls, and footings
• Excavated and graded ground

May 2007 - Dec 2011
 

HTO Architect, New York, NY, US, intern/part-time

• Drafted construction documents and developed punch lists for projects
• Assisted in on-site field measurements and punch list of apartment buildings
• Created models and hand sketches for various phases of projects
• Conducted calculations for tax lots, square footage, light and air

Feb 2011 - Jul 2011
 

Work/Study-Rotterdam NL. Zeus Arch, Berlage Institute, Rotterdam, NL, Student/Designer

A work study program in the Netherlands to gain better understanding of the role of the bicycle in everyday life. The program focused on how a connection of the bike and housing can be made and to create strategies that can be implemented in new housing projects in selected areas.
• Collaborated with colleagues and professional architects to developrenderings,construction drawings, and models
• Participated in site surveying
• Researched public housing types to develop a master plan for proposed areas
• Designed a master plan for multi-use buildings and a housing development

May 2010 - Jul 2010
 

Education 

New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), New York, NY, US, BArch, 5 year NAAB Architecture

Sep 2007 - May 2011
 

Hudson Valley Community College, Troy, NY, US, Civil Engineering

Sep 2004 - May 2007
 

Awards 

Member of Tau Sigma Delta, Nomination

Honor Society of Architecture and Allied Arts 2010- Current

2010
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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