Recent Columbia University graduate at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation with a Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design, in addition to a Master of Architecture and a Bachelor of Science in Design degrees from Arizona State University. I am resourceful, hard working, disciplined, and enthusiastic about design and architecture,with excellent communication skills, and a desire, hunger, and determination to learn and expand my personal knowledge. My academic background and past work experience in both architecture and urban design express my interest in synergistic client / designer collaborations, and in creating complex and unique design interventions. Furthermore, my high software aptitude and proficiency in a number of 3-D modeling and rendering platforms, recent practice at the Columbia University Output Shop, and diverse background as a New Yorker who lived in the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and Arizona, are skills and insights that I believe can add a unique viewpoint and be an asset to any practice. All that, plus, I am an avid animal lover.
Platform for Architecture + Research (PAR), Los Angeles, CA, US, Research Architect
Completed a successful internship that quickly resulted in an offer of a full time permanent position as Project Designer brought on by exhibiting strengths in project related research and presentations, and great work ethic. Daily responsibilities include assistance to Lead Architect, basic handling of day to day office activities relating to schedule and work quality, and client and team coordination.
Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Output Shop Specialist
Assisted and ran G.S.A.P.P’s output shop, supporting faculty and students with printing, plotting,
3-D modeling, laser cutting.
_ G.S.A.P.P. accreditation assistant.
_ Urban Design and Architecture Year End Show assistant.
Blue Thumb Studio, Pasadena, CA, US, Designer
_Lead designer for church addition of multi-purpose gym area, facility offices / reception area.
_Performed site analyses in relation to client’s existing structures and surrounding context.
_Developed programmatic and design scheme for project.
_Assisted with schematic design of High School Biomass heating facility.
Deutsch Associates Architecture, Phoenix, AZ, US, Internship | Junior Architect
Completed a successful internship that resulted in an offer of a full time permanent
position brought on by exhibiting strengths and talents in project related research
and presentations, great communication skills and outstanding work ethic through a
multitude of projects.
_Excellent client relationship skills, participating in meeting coordination and
_Excellent understanding of project management requirements, cost and
_Assisted with schematic, design, and construction documents.
_Created interior and exterior elevations, plans, sections for various projects.
_Assisted in preparing and submitting documents for review to various cities.
_Updated drawings to reflect city red lines and client input.
_Assisted during site visits and client meetings, gathering site information cost
_Built physical presentation models for project presentations.
The Boeing Company, Mesa, AZ, US, Electrical Technician
Achieved first-hand experience engaging and working with engineers to develop and
introduce schematic and engineering drawings and subsequently construct electrical
components for various military aircraft programs.
_Electrical technician for military programs: V-22, C-17, Longbow Apache,
F/A-18, F-15, T-45.
_Team lead for the V-22 program, assisting management in the handling of
day to day activities relating to schedule, cost and quality issues, all of which
are transferable as assets in the business aspect of architecture.
_Excellent scope of work understanding, including cost analysis, quality and
_Outstanding understanding of schematic and engineering drawings.
_Excellent team building and team work skills.
_Successfully performed the following multi-disciplines: quality inspector, colead,
and safety representative, obtaining skills that are directly transferable
to working in the architecture field.
Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Master of Science in Architecture & Urban Design
Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design.
Arizona State University, Tempe Camp, AZ, US, MArch, Architecture
Master of Architecture
Arizona State University, Tempe Camp, AZ, US, Bachelors, Architecture
Bachelor of Science in Design | Architectural Studies - Cum Laude
Cum Laude Graduate, Award
Design Excellence Awards Arizona State University, Award