“My personal mission is to change the field of architecture as we know it, through the conception of innovative, conscious, logical & sustainable practices that can mold & generate sufficient future civilizations.” Andre K. Calderon
In the dynamic field of architecture, I am present and can respond effectively due to my strong design foundation and firm technical and analytical abilities. My professional experience has given me the opportunity to gain knowledge in all phases of the design and construction process, specifically within technical aspects, base building codes and research. Often forgotten, I find the importance of technical applications just as great as beautiful architecture or informative design. My work speaks to necessary life safety codes as well as ensures a design process that aligns with the company’s mission, cost and budget.
Please contact me at your convenience, to discuss a possible employment opportunity and allow me to be the next contributing member of your firm.
Freefrom + Deform, Brooklyn, NY, US, Intermediate Architect
Technical design assistant to architects on new & existing projects focusing primarily on built structures. Conducted surveys, learned & incorporated New York City Building Codes & Zoning Analysis to all projects. Drafted Schematic Design, Design Development & Construction Documentation sets in AutoCad & Revit. Created architectural build-out plans, built models & played a role in mentoring company interns & was looked to handle complex project code related issues.
The Switzer Group, New York, NY, US, Technical Architect
Worked directly under design principals on various scaled corporate interiors projects. Technically created working drawing from hand designed sketches, produced SD, DD & CD project sets, composed formal design presentations, feasibility studies & assisted marketing from time to time with illustrations for brochures for client relations.
HOK (formerly Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum), Tampa, FL, US, Junior Architectural Technician
Coordinated and/or undertook the development & production of detailed drafted sets of the Schematic Design,Design Development, & Construction Documentation phases of projects both internally (project team) & externally (consultants/contractors). Developed solutions to technical problems, applied building codes, Life Safety & construction regulations to designs. Worked with marketing to produce presentation materials. QA/QC of construction documents, details & any special requirements.
Sac Wireless, San Diego, CA, US, Architectural Draftsman
Worked under the Architecture/Engineering Division of the company to design & draft professional architectural zoning & construction drawing sets. Composed site layouts for multiple wireless telecommunication providers for permitting such as (Verizon, Sprint & T-Mobile) and created required site sketches, drawing & related plans.
Kent Coston, Architect, San Diego, CA, US, Architectural Intern/ Construction
General construction worker & on-site manager for a Real Estate/Construction Company ( CBC Studio LLC. Assisted in construction management scheduling inspections, reading blueprints, receiving building materials, pouring footings, & typical wood framing of floors, walls & roofing systems. Involved in the project from excavation until the turn-key of the residence called "Hillside House".
Nakhshab Development and Design, San Diego, CA, US, Architectural Intern
Worked part-time while at the NewSchool of Architecture on the Bragdon House, drafted & designed structural frames, foundations, & detail connections. Communicated with Building Department Plan Check Division for permit ready plans, including correction sheet meetings & re-check verifications & plan redlines.
CITY OF SAN DIEGO- CITY PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT, San Diego, CA, US, Code Research Engineer/ Intern Architect
Updated Development Services Building Departments 2001 Building Code Newsletters & Information Bulletins, focused on ADA analysis & Health, Life Safety & Welfare requirements. Drafted ADA illustrations & assisted Senior Engineers in distributing and tracking plans for permitting process. Organized & administered the research departments training & informational presentations. Assisted with the development of a new structured information system used for supplemental plan reviews & correction sheets for future revisions.
Fuller And D'Angelo P.C. Architects, Elmsford, NY, US, Architectural Intern
Composed presentation boards, repaired blueprints, updated & reorganized the office’s architectural library collection. Assisted the Senior Designer with renderings & model making & effectively assisted all staff to meet any deadlines by working as a team player.
NewSchool of Architecture + Design, San Diego, CA, US, BArch, Architecture
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, US, Architecture