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Jose Diaz

Jose Diaz

Lynwood, CA, US

 

About 

I am a recent Bachelor's of Architecture graduate from California Polytechnic University, Pomona. I'm a quick learner, I can adapt quickly to new environments, and I'm not afraid to challenge myself. I am aiming to become a licensed Architect, and I'm more than willing to put in the hard work to strive for even higher.

I have over a year of work experience in a small drafting firm that mostly deals with residential and small commercial projects. I have experience in taking field measurements, meeting with clients in order to present and discuss design proposals, working with co-workers in order to come up with design solutions, meeting Title24 standards using EnergyPro, and preparing and providing complete set of construction documents: these include plot plans, floor plans, elevations, foundation, framing, roof plans, sections, notes and details.

I am constantly looking for ways to improve myself and expand my understanding of the industry. I have taken classes with Southern California Edison, Energy Education Center, and have learned to do Energy Calculations using Energy Pro, to Benchmark a building using Energy Star Portfolio Manager, and have taken courses on how to manage a LEED project. I am currently taking classes on Lighting Design. 

I am well versed in a variety of both 2D and 3D modeling software, I am fluent in both English and Spanish, and I am at a conversational level of Japanese. 

Employment 

Diaz Blueprint, Lynwood, CA, US, Draftsperson

I am responsible for taking field measurements, working with clients in order to present and discuss design proposals, working with co-workers in order to come up with design solutions, meeting Title24 standards using EnergyPro (residential), and preparing complete set of construction documents: which include plot plans, floor plans, elevations, foundation, framing, roof plans, sections, notes and details.

Jan 2011 - current
 

Education 

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Pomona, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2006 - Sep 2011
 

Kyushu University, Ohashi, JP, Architecture

Focus on Theory of Architectural Space and Design
Environmental Integrated Design
Theory of Urban Design
Computer Graphics
Japanese Language

Sep 2009 - Sep 2010
 

Awards 

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, Scholarship

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program provides opportunity for U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad and gain a world of experience. It's a competitive program in which the selected recipients receive a grant to help ease the financial burden of entering an unfamiliar environment.

Application requirements included 2 written essays (one on why the applicant has decided to study abroad and the other on how the experience might influence studies and future career goals).

The Award: Received a $5,000 scholarship to study Architecture for one year in Japan. I attended the Ohashi Campus of Kyushu University.

2009
 

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