Manuel Roman

Manuel Roman

Dallas, TX, US


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"The pencil and the computer are, if left to their own devices, equally dumb and only as good as the person driving them ." - Norman Foster

There's not much to say about myself other than I took some time off from architecture to explore the world of construction management and administration. I know I'm not alone when I say that architecture students are not taught how to relate the lines on a drawing with what they see on site. Over the years I've tried to expose myself to the construction side of the business as much as I could in order to understand what I was drawing and how the systems actually worked with one another. 

After months of working on the construction side of the industry I feel ready to get back into the office. I am currently looking for employment at a firm where I will be able to apply my knowledge of both sides in an efficient manner. 



Excel Contractors, Grapevine, TX, US, Contractor

Lead Framing Team – Bath & Body Works Renovation
Collaborated with sub-contractor, superintendant and framing team to tear down and remodel the Bath & Body Works space at Stonebriar Center in Frisco.

- Oversaw demolition of former space.
- Created material take-off list and contacted vendors.
- Lead framing team through heavy-gauge metal stud framing.
- Completed drywall installation with level 4 finish.
- Met daily with superintendant and sub-contractor to discuss progress and issues.

Apr 2012 - Jun 2012

Bercy Chen Studio , Austin, TX, US, Intern

Worked at Bercy Chen Studio for seven months as part of the Professional Residency Program at the University of Texas at Austin. Assisted in drafting presentation drawings for awards, publications and marketing. Participated in weekly marketing meetings. Contacted vendors, contractors and publishers as needed.

Jun 2010 - Dec 2010

Cunningham Architects, Dallas, TX, US, Intern

Collaborated with project managers on floor plans, sections and modeling schematic ideas through SketchUp. Produced physical models at a variety of scales including a schematic model for the flight museum in Addison, Tx and a small 1,000 sq ft home in Dallas, Tx. Introduced to Revit Architecture.

Jun 2008 - Aug 2008


The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2006 - May 2011


UTSOA Design Excellence Award : Nominee, Nomination


UTSOA Design Excellence Award : Nominee, Nomination


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