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Reginald Dorcé

Reginald Dorcé

New York, NY, US

 

About 

Bio

Reginald’s love affair with Architecture began as a young boy.  Growing up in the hills of Delmas, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti; he often took to drawing and constructing small scale model houses.  With the use of a ruler, scissors, cardstock folders from his mother’s home office, some Elmer’s glue, and Gillette razors for smaller detailed cut outs; Reginald would often spend hours in his room, creating various buildings for his “village”.

As a Haitian native, Reginald is dedicated to the pursuit of environmental design strategies and implementation; which he understands to be a  matter of necessity in many parts of the world, and more so in developing countries.  in 2003, Reginald received his Bachelor of Design degree from Florida International University, where he developed a strong foundation and passion  for design. His formative experience in Architecture begin immediately after graduation, working mainly in producing construction documents for Axioma 3 Architects, in Miami.  In the summer of 2004, after a short visit to Chicago, he made the decision to relocate, and secured a position with one of the nation’s leading Architecture and Environmental practice, Perkins and Will.

It is in Chicago that Reginald’s career and passion truly developed.  As a young Designer at Perkin and Will, he became exposed to a variety of project types both nationally and internationally.  Chicago’s rich historical architectural precedents  also provided the perfect setting for him to truly grasp Architecture’s engagement with the City, and in turn formulate and develop his theoretical baseline.  Outside of the office, Reginald sharpened his skills by engaging in competitions and pursuing independent design work.  In the summer of 2007, he left Perkins and Will to pursue his Master’s degree in Architecture at UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design, while also working briefly at Johnson and Lee Architects.

In 2009 Reginald was awarded with a Master’s degree from UC Berkeley, and relocated to Miami soon after, to work with Zyscovich Architects.  Today, he continues to remain active in the educational community by volunteering as guest critique during design reviews, while also engaging in community activities.  .  Reginald is  a charismatic and progressive Designer, with a commitment to community involvement, sociocultural awareness, and environmental values; but most importantly, he is driven.
 

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Zyscovich Architects, Miami, FL, US, Designer/ Junior Architect

Coordinate project development from schematic phase through construction documents; contribute to planning and programming phase; schedule, coordinate and facilitate client and consultant meetings; perform zoning and code research; assist with material research and selection; develop design and construction permit drawings; participate in bidding process; perform site visits and field observation; participate in design presentations.

Relevant Projects:

SCA High School of Graphic Communication Arts library renovation; New York, NY.
Project involvement: construction and permit documents.

SCA La Guardia Arts High School library renovation; New York, NY.
Project involvement: construction and permit documents.

Hollywood Hills high School Replacement; Hollywood, Florida.
Project involvement: construction and permit documents.

Galaxy Elementary School modernization; West Palm Beach, Florida.
Project involvement: programming and planning, schematic design, drawings and presentation documents.

Westridge Middle School; Orland, Florida.
Project involvement: programming and planning, design concept development, presentation documents.

Trinidad Police Training Academy; Trinidad.
Project involvement: design concept development, schematic design, design development documents.

I&B Medical Office; Miami, Florida.
Project involvement: design concept development, schematic design, design development documents, construction documents.

MD Now Urgent Care Medical Office; West Palm Beach, Florida.
Project involvement: construction documents.

Seminole Tribe of Florida Brighton Reservation Recreational Complex Building.
Project involvement: design concept development, schematic design, design development documents,construction documents, bidding and permitting.

Boys & Girls Club of Davie Gymnasium addition.
Project involvement: schematic design drawings, construction and permit documents.

Camp Le Jeune Physical Fitness Center.
Project involvement: design concept development and presentation documents, schematic design.

North Miami Cagni Park Improvement.
Project involvement: schematic design, design development documents, construction documents

Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Center; Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Project involvement: design concept development and presentation documents, schematic design.

Jun 2009 - Jul 2012
 

Johnson & Lee Architects, Chicago, IL, US, Designer/ Junior Architect

Performed LEED research and implementation; conducted site visits and field observations; contributed to the production of construction drawings; contributed to project design direction and implementation for schematic design and design development phase.

Relevant projects:
Meadville Lombard Theological school; Chicago, Illinois
Project involvement: schematic design drawings, 3D presentation.

Kwame Nkrumah Academy; Chicago, Illinois
Project involvement: schematic design drawings, 3D presentation.

Cuisine of The Diaspora Restaurant; Chicago, Illinois
Project involvement: schematic design drawings, 3D presentation, design development drawings, LEED research and evaluation.

Jul 2007 - Jan 2008
 

Perkins+Will, Chicago, IL, US, Designer/ Entry Level Architect

Developed design presentations for various projects types; collaborated on schematic and design development phases of project delivery; participated in LEED research and implementation; researched innovative building materials for various projects; assisted with programming and planning.

Relevant projects:
Blue Valley SW High School; Overland Park, Kansas.
Project involvement: schematic design drawings and presentation documents.

CBS Office Tower; Chicago, Illinois.
Project involvement: schematic design drawings, 3D presentation and visualization;
design development documents; lobby design studies, LEED material research.

Rush Medical Hospital; Chicago, Illinois.
Project involvement: schematic design massing studies and drawings, 3D visualization, building façade studies, design development documents.

Austin Museum Place; Austin, Texas.
Project involvement: schematic design massing studies and drawings, 3D visualization.

Peshtigo Tower; Chicago, Illinois.
Project involvement: schematic design massing studies and drawings, 3D visualization.

Jul 2004 - Jul 2007
 

Axioma 3 Architects, Miami, FL, US, Designer/ Entry Level Architect

Designer/ Entry Level Architect

Assisted with design presentations, construction drawings and documents; contributed to zoning and code research.

Relevant projects:
Cobblestone Residential Development; Pembroke Pines, Florida.
Project involvement: design development, construction and permit documents.

May 2003 - Jul 2004
 

Office For Global Architecture (OGA), New York, NY, US, Intern

Assisted with field observation and survey; constructed physical models for various project schemes.

Jun 1999 - Aug 1999
 

Education 

University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, US, MArch, Architecture

Jan 2008 - May 2009
 

Florida International University, Miami, FL, US, Bachelors, Arhitecture

Jan 1999 - May 2003
 

Areas of Specialization 



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