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Gustavo Montiel

Gustavo Montiel

Houston, TX, US

 

About 

Architecture is increasingly becoming flexible and systematic.  Identifying and monitoring these opportunities in building design and construction is a challenge which calls more than ever for highly professional skills. These enable architects, engineers and contractors to work successfully in unison to fully achieve their clients’ expectations from conceptual to finished product.  All this on time and on budget.

I have over 16 years’ professional experience in the Commercial, Residential, Healthcare, Hospitality and Mixed-Use Sectors.  This certainly will prove an added value asset for any firm.

Employment 

Ziegler Cooper Architects, Houston, TX, US, Architectural Design Specialist

At ZCA's Multifamily Design Studio, I assisted in the Design Development and coordination of
Construction Documents, Schedules and Specifications on various Mixed-Use projects, as
well as marketing duties to meet with prospective clients from Mexico and Chile. One of the
most notable projects was the development of a Five Star Hotel and Ballroom Complex
located on a prominent location in Houston, Texas. Fostered relationships with the client,
project consultants and contractors.

Sep 2015 - current
 

Kendall/Heaton Associates, Inc., Houston, TX, US, Project Coordinator

Assisted in the development and coordination of Construction Documents, Schedules and
Specifications on a 60 story, mixed-use high rise designed by Foster and Partners from
London. Also performed Construction Administration duties under tight construction
schedules such as Shop Drawings, Submittals and RFI’s. Fostered relationships with design
architect, consultants and contractors.

Jan 2014 - Aug 2015
 

Wilson Architectural Group, Houston, TX, US, Project Coordinator

In charge of developing Programming, Space Planning and Pricing Plans for multiple Interior
Design and Renovation Projects. Successfully coordinated Construction Documents and
managed Construction Administration responsibilities under tight construction schedules.
Fostered relationships with owner, tenants, vendors and contractors.

Aug 2012 - Jan 2014
 

SGS North America, Houston, Texas, Project Manager

As owner representative, I successfully planned, organized, secured and managed resources
to achieve the new Houston office relocation, while maintaining the preconceived constraints
such as scope, time and budget.

Jan 2011 - Jan 2012
 

Munoz Albin Architects, Houston, TX, US, Project Designer

Designed various Residential, Mixed−Use and Commercial Buildings located in Europe, Latin
America and the US. Produced Schematic and Design Drawings, and coordinated
Construction Documents with the local Architects of Record. Collaborated in various
International Competitions and performed Marketing duties for prospective clients.

Aug 2006 - Oct 2010
 

Huitt-Zollars, Inc. / Morris Architects, Houston, TX, US, Project Designer

Performed Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documents and
Construction Administration duties in the firm’s Public Assembly, Corporate, Hospitality and
Urban Studios. Collaborated in various key Local and International Competitions.

Oct 2001 - Aug 2006
 

Education 

University of Houston, Houston, TX, US, BArch, Architecture

The degree plan is structured to immerse students in a focused education that will build their skills to be top leaders and innovators in the field of architecture.

The program for the Bachelor of Architecture degree (first professional degree) is a five-year curriculum of at least 160 semester credit hours. The focus of the curriculum is preparation for professional practice in architecture and emphasizes sustainability, critical thinking, research, and technology. The curriculum is divided into four segments: Foundation Level, Intermediate Level, Comprehensive Design, and Professional Level.

The curriculum includes at least 100 semester hours of architecture courses, 61 of which are advanced (3000 level or higher), the university required core courses, 1 approved general elective, and 15 semester hours of general elective courses.

Aug 1995 - May 2000
 

Awards 

Golf Tower International Competition, 1st Place

With Munoz+Albin Architecture and Planning. Competition was a new,16 Story Residential Tower located at the San Isidro District in Lima Peru. We were awarded First Prize out of 150 entries. Project got built in 2011 under the supervision of the local developer, ESPARQ.

2008
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills