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Cesar Langa

Cesar Langa

New York

 

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About 

Since my early years in architecture school, I have been absorbing art and composition in very delicate yet exotic ways. It was not until my parents decided to bring me into their office that I began to perceive architecture with my head on the Moon but my feet on the ground.

After becoming an architect, I completed a Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design in the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation at Columbia University in New York City on May 2013.

I define myself as a multidisciplinary and creative architectural designer, able to work effectively in a team atmosphere, communicates efficiently in fast paced environments, balanced between design and analytical qualities with an eye for detail and acquire a high sensibility in the conceptual process, which has led me to question myself about different planning approaches of computational and parametric design methodologies for the future.

www.cesarlanga.com

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Employment 

Constructora Lopez Marranzini, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, Junior Architect

Constructora Lo-Mar is a prestigious architecture firm in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, involved in working on large-scale touristic projects such as resorts, hotels and villas.

Tasks:

• Digital drafting in both AutoCAD & Vectorworks.
• Create exterior and interior renders using Cinema 4D.
• Develop all aspects of Construction Documents.
• Assist in phasing Design Development.
• Assist in Construction Administration as necessary.
• Coordinate with engineers and contractors on structural, electrical and sanitary requirements.
• Interior Design scheduling and coordination.

May 2011 - May 2012
 

Langa Isaac Arquitectos, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Project Management & Design

Worked at my parents firm since my early years in architecture school, where I learnt general design duties and conceptual process. Later involved with design analysis of various large projects in Punta Cana, Cabeza de Toro, Samaná, Bávaro and Turks & Caicos in the Bahamas.

Tasks:

• Planning and programming of projects areas of work.
• Giving project presentations to client, contractor and government personnel.
• Overseeing the overall Design Development of the project.
• Manage the design team throughout the Design and Construction development phases.
• Assist in reviewing budget estimate, schedule and construction phasing plan.
• Construction Administration: Review and approval of submittals and shop drawings, developing responses to contractor questions and RFIs and reviewing change orders.

Aug 2007 - Dec 2010
 

Education 

Columbia University, New York, Masters, Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design

This degree emphasizes an experimental approach to research and architectural design rigorously grounded in multiple, complex realities. Specifically, the program seeks to address the challenges and possibilities of global urbanization by exploring the city in all its forms and to engage in a complex definition of architecture, from the questioning of the program to the formulation of high-tech design strategies.

May 2012 - current
 

Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE), Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, BArch, Architecture

This degree focused on the conceptual process in which a project should be approached. Somehow conservative and realistic, yet very liberal about the ideas in which we as students developed our work.

Oct 2006 - Jul 2010
 

Berklee College of Music, Boston, Piano

Summer course focused on Advanced Piano lessons in popular music, pop and jazz.

May 2006 - Aug 2006
 

Awards 

Project Publication in GSAPP "Abstract" Book, Grant

"Abstract" is the yearly publication of student work from Columbia University. The catalog is produced through the office of the Dean, Mark Wigley. It contains only projects selected by the faculty at the conclusion of each semester.

2013
 

XI International Architecture Biennale of Santo Domingo - BIASD, Award

Santo Domingo hosts an International Architecture Biennale once a year with the support of the Ministry of Culture and the Museum of Modern Art. The details of the Bienniale were announced at a press conference chaired by Lourdes Camilo Neck, Deputy Minister of Culture, Omar Rancier, President of "Nueva Arquitectura" and Bichara Khoury, President of the Architectural Society.

2012
 

Ephemeral Design Haiti Reconstruction, 1st Place

A group of architects decided to volunteer as designers for Haiti after the earthquake on January 2010. I was selected as supervisor for ephemeral architectural design of houses for the affected victims.

2010
 

Graphic Design Contest - National Agricultural Fair, 1st Place

Recognition for winning first place in the design competition to choose the poster and illustration that represented the National Agriculture Fair of 2009, issued by Eric Rivero, Chairman of the Agircultural Association in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

2009
 

Architecture for the XXI Century, Award

Diploma for satisfactorily completing an architecture workshop held at Universidad Iberoamericana leaded by Richard Moreta Castillo and Elmer González.

2009
 

Transmitting Architecture Certificate - Turin, Italy, Honorable Mention

Participation in the XXIII World Congress of Architecture based in Turin, Italy.

2008
 

Berklee Honors & Certificate of Completion, Honorable Mention

Berklee School of Music Performance Program Certificate chaired by Bob Rose, Director of the Summer Program, and Roger H. Brown, President, Berklee College of Music.

2006
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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