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Betty Quintana

Betty Quintana

Tampa, FL, US

 

About 

My name is Betty Quintana and I am originally from Miami, FL. 

I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture as well as a Master’s degree in Construction Management from Florida International University in Miami, FL.  In addition, I also recently earned a Master’s degree in Architecture from Northeastern University in Boston, MA.

I have been working in the architectural field for over eleven years.  I spent eight years working in a small boutique firm in Miami, FL.  The nature of the small firm allowed me to take on multiple roles ranging from Office Manager to Junior Designer along with various other responsibilities such as close interactions with city officials and clients.  This experience provided a strong foundation for my transition into a much larger firm in Hartford, CT where I was hired as a Construction Administrator.  Although my role in the larger firm was much more defined, I often took on the responsibilities of a Project Manager and Job Captain.  One project in particular, had been a great challenge for the firm for many years.  I was able to see the project from pre-construction to the grand opening.  My experience and confidence in job sites was also greatly expanded on in my time as a Construction Administrator. 

The capacity in which I have practiced architecture and the nature of the projects I have worked on has been very diverse and encompassing.   I have experience working on high end residential projects, commercial, school and laboratory projects.
 

Elsewhere:

Employment 

JCJ Architecture, Hartford, CT, Construction Administrator

Extensively involved in pre-construction processes including meetings and
review of construction documents
Performed site visits to oversee progression of project construction
Reviewed and approved construction invoicing/budget submitted by builder
Attended weekly meetings with clients, builders and city officials
Generated detail drawings pertaining to on-site modifications
Produced and assembled construction documents for bidding purposes
Reviewed and approved submittals and shop drawings
Responded to RFI’s submitted by builder

Oct 2006 - Oct 2009
 

Altman Architects, Miami, FL, Junior Designer/Office Manager

Performed site visits to verify progression of project construction
Measured and documented existing conditions at job sites
Generated detail drawings pertaining to on-site modifications
Assembled construction documents for bidding purposes
Produced design renderings for presentation to clients
Reviewed shop drawings
Recorded minutes at meetings with clients, builders and city officials
Assembled project contracts and collaborated with Principal in establishing
project budgets
Collaborated in the creation of the company website
Daily communication with clients, vendors and contractors

May 1998 - Aug 2006
 

Education 

Northeastern University, Boston, MA, Masters, Architecture

Aug 2009 - May 2011
 

Florida International University, Miami, FL, Masters, Construction Management

Jan 2005 - Dec 2006
 

Florida International University, Miami, FL, US, BArch, Architecture

Minor in Visual Arts

Aug 1997 - Dec 2004
 

Awards 

Northeastern University School of Architecture Graduate Scholarship, Scholarship

2011
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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