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Eduardo Ordaz

Eduardo Ordaz

San Antonio, TX, US

 

About 

I have always had a passion for almost anything related to design and building, and I recently became interested in furniture design/ assembly and photography.  I enjoy traveling and I am always open to living and working in new cities.  Living in different cities of the United States has expanded my perspective.  Northern New Mexico's high desert landscape was stimulating and inspirational.  After three years in Albuquerque, I decided to move east to Richmond, Virginia.  Living in historic Richmond for two years taught me to appreciate all that is from the past.  Specializing in adaptive reuse felt gratifying due to the city's historic fabric.  Being from expansive Texas, the close proximity of cities and states in the east was much appreciated.  I enjoyed exploring the area by train or a short drive.  My experiences growing up in Texas and exploring other regions of the United States will be forever etched in my memory and influence my life and design perspective.   

Employment 

Richard Mogas Architecture, San Antonio, TX, US, Project Manager

Design Tasks:

- Completed full construction document sets for single family residential, multi family housing, and
commercial projects under minimum supervision

- Reviewed and revised documents to ensure code compliancy

- Carried out construction administration for commercial projects

- Revised and prepared re-submittal packages for City of San Antonio permitting review

- Prepared Architect Supplemental Instructions (ASI)

- Designed and modified federal building plans to comply with federal accessibility standards (Architectural Barriers Act)

- Researched and prepared material specification package for multi-family project

Teamwork:

- Conducted and managed project meetings with contractor, civil engineer, MEP, structural, and landscape team members

- Managed team schedules to ensure coordination was met in a timely manner

- Attended and documented city meetings throughout the permitting phase

Jun 2014 - Jun 2015
 

Walter Parks Architect, Richmond, VA, US, Intern Architect

Design Tasks:

- Visited project sites for measurements and documentation

- Prepared construction documents for multi-family housing and commercial projects, including new construction and adaptive reuse in Virginia

- Ensured drawing sets were complete and organized for client meetings

- Completed drawing sets for historic review and special use permits

- Modified construction documents to comply with historic review requirements

- Reviewed RFI and change orders and modified construction documents accordingly

- Designed signage for adaptive reuse multifamily housing projects

Teamwork:

- Worked directly with project manager on design collaboration and project discussions to ensure construction documents were completed timely

- Met and worked with design team to discuss design development

- Consulted with developer, electrical, and structural engineers to ensure design modifications were met

- Accompanied project manager and other team members to site meetings to discuss design options for programming

Jan 2013 - May 2014
 

Todd Dykshorn Architecture Design Office, Richmond, VA, US, Architect Intern - Contract Position

Design Tasks:

- Visited project sites for measurements and documentation

- Drafted construction documents for cultural projects and multi-family housing, specializing in adaptive reuse in Richmond, Virginia

- Completed drawing sets for historic review and special use permits

- Made physical models of designs

Aug 2012 - Dec 2012
 

Baker Architecture + Design, Albuquerque, NM, US, Contract Construction Labor

Design and Construction Tasks:

- Constructed and assisted in designing a Gabion Wall for a client

- Performed construction remodel work on Adams Apartments including demolition, framework, drywall installation, and painting in Albuquerque, New Mexico

May 2012 - Jun 2012
 

School of Architecture and Planning at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, US, Graduate Assistant

Graphic Design and Organizational Tasks:

- Created graphic design work for Speakers and Exhibitions Committee and Study Abroad Summer Program brochure

- Organized exhibition space for guest speakers

- Organized documentation for upcoming Architecture Awards (Jeff Harnar Award for Contemporary Architecture)

- Graduate Assistant for Professor Roger Schluntz, for Professional Practice and Research Methodology Graduate courses

Aug 2009 - May 2012
 

Studio E Architecture and Interiors/ Renegade Design, San Antonio, TX, US, Intern Architect

Design Tasks:

- Completed construction documents for new and remodeled single family residential and commercial projects

- Organized project documentation

Jan 2008 - Jan 2009
 

SECO Builders Inc, San Antonio, TX, US, Construction Assistant

Design Tasks:

- Completed hand and computer drafted construction sets for single family residential projects

- Confirmed the order and delivery of materials to job sites

- Performed construction labor (measure and cut materials, frame work, demolition, tile and drywall installation)

May 2004 - Jun 2007
 

Education 

The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, US, MArch, Master of Architecture

Aug 2009 - May 2012
 

University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, US, BArch, Architecture

Jan 2003 - Dec 2007
 

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), México Distrito Federal, MX, Colegio de Arquitectura, Study Abroad (Exchange)

Jun 2007 - Jul 2007
 

Areas of Specialization 

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