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"Every problem is an opportunity."
From small to large scale projects there is always an obstacle that needs to be solved. A good design must have a solution that exploits the situation to your advantage. Whether for human comfort or a specific feeling, every space challenges designers and architects but with careful planning one can achieve the result of the intended experience for the visitors of the space.
I became proficient in most architectural software used in the field. But mostly I resort back to my initial sketches to explain my concept to my professors at school and to clients at work. I graduated New York City College of Technology for Bachelors in Architectural Technology, where my education was heavily steered by LEED toward green building and design. Since mid-summer I have been working in Midtown for a hotel company mainly drafting floor plans for renovations and property rentals. I've also been rendering new design ideas and concepts for future developments. Previously, I have been working as a Project Manager at Essex Works ltd for a year, a concrete manufacturer right here in the city that specializes in historical restoration of land-marked buildings. As part of my job at Essex, I have been producing CAD drawings, installation details, and specs for architects and contractors. As the work-flow slowed down, it was the right time for me to move on, to express my knowledge and expertise elsewhere. I freelanced on small renovations (bathrooms and kitchens mostly) and created my website to showcase some of my previous projects. I took on a job working as a Junior Architect for Amsterdam Hospitality, a company that owns and manages hotels along with rental properties in New York City. As the only in-house "unlicensed" architect I mainly work alone, surveying and drafting building floor plans, details for future developments and rental. I also work closely with interior designers in some of the projects, creating 3D renderings of their design ideas for our management team. The range includes hospitality interiors, restaurant and landscape additions for our hotels.
Right now I am still looking for a position as a Junior Architect, to express my knowledge and expertize beyond renovation, take on newer challenges and hopefully further influence the public through my work. I never forget to keep an open-mind to new ideas and always ready to implement new approaches.
Amsterdam Hospitality, New York, NY, US, Draftsman / Junior Architect
Field surveying and drafting existing conditions of residential, commercial and hospitality spaces for rental and renovations. Creating renderings of design ideas for future developments
Essex Works Ltd., Brooklyn NY, Project manager/Designer/Draftsman
Provided construction documents to architects for review and shop drawings to contractors for installation. Often visited job sites to obtain field dimensions and evaluated the scope of work.
Elbrus Air Conditioning Co., Brooklyn, NY, Ductwork Installer
Worked as a summer student learning and applying knowledge of Architecture towards construction of air ducts and installation of mechanical units, from installation of dampers to renovating Mechanical rooms.
New York City College of Technology, Brooklyn, NY, US, BArch, Architectural Technology
Architectural Drafting Construction Details
Urban Planning and Design
Integrated Software in Architecture
Principles of Stability in Structures
Building Codes and Regulations
Societies and Awards:
Dean's list (2011-2012)
Vice President of Architecture club (2010)
President of Architecture club (2011-2012)
You make the Difference Award 2011
Outstanding Student Achievement Award / B-Tech 2012
Commitment to the Architectural Department Award 2012
Student Achievement / BTech, Award
For outstanding commitment to the Architectural Technology Department