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Alex Sarria

Alex Sarria

Hicksville, NY, US

 

About 

I am an architect specializing in architectural, photo-realistic renderings and animations for other architects, developers and designers throughout the NYC and Long Island area.  I have also provided custom millwork pieces for fabrication including corresponding shop drawings with renderings.  I do provide professional photography as well for architectural projects and apply my principles to my renderings and vice versa.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Beth Donner Design, Huntington Station, NY, Project Manager/ Production Manager/ Professional Photographer/ 3D Renderer [Freelance]

• Meet with potential clients for review of possible hospitality projects for the firm
• Review budget and proposal preparation for client review
• Provide construction drawings sets for bidding and construction
• Developed and coordinate with designers for design development presentation including three-dimensional photo-realistic renderings and graphical presentation through the use of Adobe Suite and Microsoft Suite
• Review of all shop submittals from selected contractor for releasing of construction material and items
• Manage and oversee junior staff for production of construction and presentation drawings
• Provide fellow colleagues with technical information regarding AutoCAD related issues, tips, tricks in relation to design and/or construction drawings
• Established CAD standards to facilitate and expedite firm specific needs for production of construction drawings
• Provided professional photography for completed projects for industry publications and advertising/marketing and online portfolio for firm
• Provided photo-realistic renderings for all projects for internal design review and client presentation

May 2011 - current
 

IA Interior Architects, New York, NY, Senior Job Captain

• Developed and coordinate with interior designer for schematic design, design development presentation including three-dimensional photo-realistic renderings, colored floor plans and graphical presentation through the use of Adobe Suite and Microsoft Suite
• Provide colored, phased presentation drawings for clarification of construction phasing, swing space delineation with coordination of schedule with client
• Coordinate engineering drawings for cohesive representation of scope of work
• Provide construction drawings for bidding and distribution to various construction companies for addendums and clarifications
• Review of all shop submittals from selected contractor for releasing of construction material and items
• Attend weekly on-site meeting to discuss project issues, change orders and schedule for anticipated phases
• Maintain daily communication with client to discuss changes to design, material selection and/or issues at hand
• Maintain weekly logs of all sketches and drawings as a result of continued client related changes and/or ‘request for information’ requests from the contractor
• Maintain daily communication with contractor to discuss field conditions that may affect the intended construction and resolve alternate solutions with client and/or contractor
• Provide fellow colleagues with technical information regarding AutoCAD related issues, tips, tricks in relation to assistance with design and/or construction drawings.

Dec 2009 - May 2011
 

Infra-Structures, Inc., Brentwood, NY, US, Assistant Director of Architecture

I managed and coordinated all aspects of projects ranging from 1,500 sf to 12,000 sf with a staff of as many as (5) five designers. On a daily basis, I oversaw and provided design drawings and three-dimensional renderings for interior facilities including Network Operations Centers, Command Centers, retail banking, furniture/kiosk design and government agency facilities throughout the country. Within the facility design, I designed custom wood and metal based furniture, integrated marketing and signage for custom kiosks and branding graphics. Through shop drawing documentation, I provided drawings for architects, contractors and clients for review of final fabrication and installation. All designed products are built in-house within the wood and metal fabrication shop. I was also responsible for the documentation and coordination of shop drawings for general millwork and metal work for general contractors. As a result, I frequently met with architects, contractors and designers for general project coordination and fabrication of built components. Design Documentation and Multimedia Marketing. Through the use of AutoCAD Desktop and 3D Max, I provided design and shop drawings for client presentation and fabrication for custom metal and wood components based on client requirements. I generated three-dimensional renderings of proposed furniture and overall interior facilities. In addition, I provided photo-montages of designed furniture components onto existing facility photographs. Construction Administration, Client Meetings and Presentations. I coordinated and attend construction and client meeting as required ensuring quality control over fabrication of proposed component and how the component is appropriately integrated into the designed facility. I attended possible new client meetings to market our services as well as schedule client meeting for overall project progress. In addition, I cultivate the client relationship by developing rapport and promptly addressing issues that arise in the design process. I frequently made recommendations and consult client on all issues relating to the project. I travelled throughout the country to meet new potential clients, presentations, project meetings and installations. Furniture Component Fabrication & Installation. As the designer for various projects, I coordinated and oversaw the fabrication of components in the metal and wood shop for final installation and delivery. Fabrication needed to be coordinated with approved shop drawings as per client/owner and architect’s approval(s). Finishes including plastic laminates, wood finishes and stains, metal powder coating, perforated metal and general construction of components requiring daily observation and quality control.
Projects include:
US Army, Special Ops. Command, Tampa FL - 12,000 sf
• Federal Express Network Ops. Ctr., Collierville, TN - 8,000 sf
• Verizon Wireless, Bedminster, NJ - 4,000 sf
• Andrews Air Force Base Command Center, MD - 3,500 sf
• Southwest Airlines Ctrl. Ctr., Midway Airport, IL - 1,500 sf
• Columbia University Security Offices, NY, NY - 1,500 sf • New York City Police Department, NY, NY - 3,000 sf
• Cypress Creek EMS Ctrl. Ctr., Cypress Creek, TX - 4,000 sf
• Custom Computer Specialists, Hauppauge, NY - 2,000 sf
• Tarrant Co. Command Center, TX - 2,000 sf
• Cypress Water Treatment Plant, Wichita Falls, TX - 1,500 sf
• Jasper Water Treatment Plant, Wichita Falls, TX - 1,500 sf
• Addison Police Dept., Addison, TX - 1,500 sf
• Greenpoint Bank, various locations in New York City
• Washington Mutual Bank, various locations in CA, WA

Jan 2005 - Apr 2008
 

JB+C Design Consultants, New York, NY, US, Project Architect/3D Renderer

I provided construction drawings in coordination with the architect of record for the build out of over 30 Greenpoint Bank facilities and retail branding renovation project throughout the New York and Long Island region. My responsibilities included field surveying, documentation of existing facilities for Greenpoint Bank to reside in as potential tenants. I provided existing conditions, design layouts and renderings of new Greenpoint Bank branches. The drawings included overall branch layout as well as furniture, kiosk design and overall integration into floor plan. Interior selection of finishes and furniture design was implemented into each branch for an overall branding environment. I coordinated selection of lighting, power, data and general construction from the architect of record for an individual branch.

Mar 2002 - Apr 2004
 

Gensler, New York, NY, US, Project Architect

I provided construction documentation and construction administration for various interior, corporate projects throughout the New York City area. I coordinated drawings and met with construction trades including mechanical, electrical, plumbing and lighting consultants for completion of drawings for bid. I supervised junior staff for proper drafting and documentation procedures in order to meet tight deadlines. I conducted field surveys within existing facilities in order to provide demolition plans and generate designed layout drawings as a result. In addition, I met with trades as required for project coordination, execution and completion. Provided the stated responsibilities to the following projects: Federal Reserve Bank - New York, NY, Kardakas & Kelleher - New York, NY and McLaughlin, Piven & Vogel Securities - New York, NY

Mar 2002 - Apr 2004
 

Leclere Associates, New York, NY, US, Project Architect

I prepared working drawings and coordinated trade drawings for construction of project. I was responsible for the checking, coordination of shop drawings and the research of alternate materials and methods for design intent of 5,000 sf high end condominium in Trump Tower. In addition, I made on-site visits to verify construction methods and schedule were being coordinated with general contractor.

Oct 2000 - Feb 2002
 

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), New York, NY, US, Job Captain

I provided construction drawings for various corporate interior projects. Projects include the following: Airgas, Inc., Radnor, PA and Hines Development Corp., Stamford, CT

Aug 1996 - Aug 1997
 

Rockwell Group, New York, NY, Production - Draftsman

I assisted in the preparation of design documentation for sports theme restaurant All-Star Cafe in New York, NY, Las Vegas, NV and Melbourne, Australia. I provided plans, elevations, sections and details of booths, rear-projection screens and integration of stadium like floor plans.

Sep 1995 - Aug 1996
 

Education 

University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, US, MArch, Architecture

Thesis: Multimedia Marketing for Design Firms - analyzing marketing efforts from traditional means of communication/ marketing

Aug 1997 - May 1999
 

University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, US, BArch, Architecture

Dual Degree - Thesis: Multimedia Marketing for Design Firms - analyzing marketing efforts from traditional means of communication/ marketing

Aug 1997 - May 1999
 

New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), Old Westbury, NY, US, Bachelors, Architectural Technology

Sep 1984 - May 1988
 

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