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Manuel Veliz

Manuel Veliz

Paterson, NJ, US

 

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About 

I am a young architect with various experiences in architecture and design.  I earned a Bachelor’s of Architecture in 2009 from NJIT’s College of Architecture and Design. Subsequently I worked while studying at NJIT and graduated in 2011 with a Master’s of Science in Architecture with a focus on sustainability. While at NJIT I was nominated for the Dean’s award for my studio project design and exhibited architectural work at the NJIT Design Showcase.

As a student I had the opportunity to work at several organizations including Mercedes-Benz USA, Habitat for Humanity-Newark and B.S. Architecture & Design. During these experiences I have produced AutoCAD construction drawings, design proposals through sketch & photomontage, 3D models and animations. I have conducted research of precedents, site descriptions, census comparisons, and I have researched construction materials and companies.


More recently I worked as an Intern Architect at AXIS DIA where I collaborated with the design group in all aspects of the projects.  The projects have been both local and international, and include various project types. Through my experience at AXIS I have increased my understanding of programs like Revit Architecture, which were used to prepare and organize design document packages.

I hope to grow a career while becoming an important asset of a company and continue to develop my skills and interests in Design, sustainability, and technology.

Employment 

Sargenti Architects, Paramus, NJ, US, Assistant Project Manager

Aug 2012 - current
 

Axis DIA International, LLC, Newark, NJ, US, Intern Architect

Works with the design group on all project phases, from concept and program development, to design presentations and construction documentation.

Builds detailed models through the use of Revit Architecture to prepare and organize design document packages.

Involved in an array of project types including: urban design, master planning, mixed used development, office, hospitality and residential.

Aug 2009 - Jun 2012
 

Mercedes-Benz USA, Montvale, NJ, US, Facility Planning Intern

Collaborated with Facility Project Managers to create schematic design proposals for dealerships throughout the country.

Generated design proposals which included multiple façade studies through sketch, computer generated Photomontage, or AutoCAD elevation studies.

Prepared Plan schemes through sketch or AutoCAD which improved the functional layouts of the Dealership spaces.

Developed a detailed three-dimensional model and virtual tour of the MBUSA Dealership Prototype.

Jun 2008 - Apr 2009
 

Habitat for Humanity, Newark, NJ, US, Housing Scholars Architecture Intern

Trained in low income housing issues in NJ and collaborated in a group project with other Housing Scholars.

Composed a detailed in depth presentation of a possible collaboration between HFH-N and Goodwill Rescue Mission in the city of Newark.

Independently researched and created a presentation which included a series of precedent studies, a census comparison, a site description, a design proposal as per city zoning, and a second proposal that combined several lots into one multi-family housing development.

May 2007 - Sep 2007
 

Bryce Sanders Architecture and Design, New York, NY, US, Intern Architect

Prepared construction documents through the use of AutoCAD.

Translated the Architect’s sketches into Auto Cad documents of the project’s plans, sections, elevations and construction details.

Entrusted with searching for and contacting production companies that would provide cost estimations for special Architectural elements.

Completed several on site surveys in which I measured, sketched, and prepared preliminary AutoCAD plan drawings.

May 2005 - Sep 2005
 

Education 

New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, NJ, US, Masters, Science of Architecture and Sustainable Design

Focus in Sustainable Design with topics including : Energy Efficient Buildings, Indoor Environmental Quality, Efficient Materials and Resources as well as understanding of certifications such as LEED.

Sep 2009 - Aug 2011
 

New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, NJ, US, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2003 - May 2009
 

Awards 

Dean’s award competition for Architectural Design, Nomination

2009
 

NJIT Design Showcase, Other

Exhibited architectural work at the College of Architecture Design Showcase

2008
 

National Architectural Design Competition, 2nd Place

NJIT Design Competition for high school students.

2003
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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