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Karina Gonzales

Karina Gonzales

New York, NY, US

 

About 

I earned my Bachelors in Architecture from The City college of New York. As an architecture student, I worked on a product development team, drafting architecture sketches, 3D drawings as well as animation and creating real-world models. While studying architecture, I also worked at Faulding Architecture, where I gained valuable architecture skills. In this role, I draft and help out with offices duties. After school I work at Urbahn Architects, where I work full time as a junior architect. In where, I learned how to put together a set of construction documents, how to coordinate drawings, how to do presentations, and build models. After Urbahn Architects, I worked in Kenneth Park Architects as an intermediate architect. In this company, I work with retail jobs in which, I coordinate from beginning to end of a project which I was able to work with different consultants. I gained lots of experience by working with my last two position. I am currently working in Avant Guards in which I am a project manager. My duties are to produce and get shop drawings approve. After shop drawings are approve, I need to make sure everything gets fabricated according to approve shop drawings.

Employment 

Avant Guards, Brooklyn, NY, US, Project Manager

Generate shop drawings for window guards, windows and structural ceiling.
Coordinate project construction with General Contractor and NYCSCA.
Oversee, survey and inspect site and project progress
Maintain project standards requirements as per contract, shop drawings and specifications

Sep 2010 - current
 

Square Inch Design, New York, NY, US, Freelancer

Generate construction and design development drawings for various residential projects
Conduct field surveys and coordinate project construction.
Researched and source materials and products for durability and cost efficiency

May 2010 - Jul 2010
 

Atlantic Lawn System Inc, Hicksville, NY, US, Advertisement Designer

Stationary designed for advertisements, postcards, business cards and gift certificates
Generated and coordinated presentation drawings and images
General office duties

Mar 2009 - Jun 2010
 

Kenneth Park Architects, New York, NY, US, Intermediate Architect

Prepared and developed construction documents for retail spaces.
Reviewed and coordinated adherence to NYC Building Codes
Coordinate Architectural, Structural, Electrical, HVAC and Plumbing Consultants to ensure quality of
design projects
Expedited, maintained and processed building permits and related paperwork.

May 2007 - Sep 2008
 

Urbahn Architects, New York, NY, US, Junior Architect

Prepared and developed construction & design drawings
Conduct field surveys for various projects
Created and prepared presentation layouts and model making
Researched and sourced building materials
Prepared bid documents for various governmental agencies; GSA, NYCSCA, HHC, Transit Authority,
BOP and private companies.

Nov 2005 - Apr 2007
 

Education 

The City College Architecture Center, New York, NY, US, BArch, Architecture

The fundamentals of Architecture as construction, AutoCad, design, rendering, and presentation.

Jan 2001 - Jun 2005
 


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