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EDGARDO RIVERA

EDGARDO RIVERA

Chicago, IL, US

 

About 

As a recently registered architect in the state of Illinois, Edgardo Rivera offers a well-rounded architectural knowledge and expertise.  Edgardo brings to the table over 10 years of experience working in multiple type projects from conceptualization all the way to its completion.  He also has over 3 years of experience preparing construction estimates and proposals for numerous bids, in addition to managing various construction projects.  Edgardo is a strong leader, great team worker, with the determination and focus for completing any established goal.  He is fluent in both Spanish and English, and his qualities in the office get transferred seamlessly to his love of sports.  Whenever he is not in the office, you can find him either playing volleyball at the beach, basketball, softball, ping pong, or volunteering at church.

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Employment 

NELSON, Chicago, IL, US, JOB CAPTAIN

• Responsible for the design development and construction documents production for multiple Bank of America renovations across the country and coordinating with other disciplines.
• In charge of reviewing contractors’ product submittals and RFI’s for multiple bank renovations nationwide, and keeping track of all processed documentation; in addition to attending weekly construction meetings to discuss the project progress.

Apr 2016 - Oct 2016
 

RADA Architects, Chicago, IL, US, SUPERVISING ARCHITECTURAL TECHNICIAN

• This position consisted of working with the City of Chicago in the Residential Sound Insulation Program designed to reduce interior sound levels in qualifying homes surrounding O’Hare International and Midway Airports. I was responsible for doing hundreds of residential surveys (home inventories) where you measured and drew each house, verified issues related to code violations, and prepared a series of documents for the contractor to bid for construction. In addition we were required to attend pre-construction meetings between project manager, contractor, and owner to finalize construction contract.
• Responsible for reviewing numerous product submittals, and coordinating multiple documents and proposals between contractor and consultants.
• In charge of hiring, training, and supervising a team of Architectural Technicians, and monitoring and reviewing their workflow. Performing Quality control on work completed by technicians and creating reports for principals to review.

Jun 2014 - Apr 2016
 

Valentino & Associates, Guaynabo, PR, US, FREELANCE ARCHITECT

• Responsible for completing Construction Documents including Architectural, Electrical and HVAC drawings for the following projects: Red Mango Cafe in Caguas, Puerto Rico / Red Mango Cafe in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico / Hospital Entrance and Lobby Renovation in “Hospital del Maestro” in San Juan, Puerto Rico / California Closets store Renovation in San Juan, Puerto Rico / Private Residence Renovation from 6,000 sqft to 10,000 sqft in Dorado, Puerto Rico.

Jun 2013 - Dec 2014
 

ERERAS arquitectos / THE ARC DEVELOPMENT GROUP, San Juan, PR, US, ARCHITECT IN TRAINING / PROJECT MANAGER

• Responsible from the conceptual design to Schematic design, Design Development, Construction Documents, renderings to the graphic material for Arroyo’s Seafront Revitalization/Renovation Project consisting of 50,600 sqft in area. It included Stage and backstage areas, seating area, concessionaires, bar, restrooms, train stop, etc, and the construction just finished and inaugurated in August 2015 (https://goo.gl/v1Ensw).
• Responsible for conceptual design, schematic design development; and final renderings and graphic material for a Mid-rise multi-unit apartment building located in Caguas, Puerto Rico, currently under construction.
• In charge of realizing countless construction estimates and proposals for a variety of construction biddings winning a large number of them. The job required me to calculate all materials and labor, locate suppliers with the best prices, and find subcontractors for the mechanical, electrical and plumbing work keeping always in mind to make a competitive number.
• Responsible of designing and creating an array of numerous design proposals whether was in a three-dimensional phase using Sketch Up and other rendering programs to create realism, or in a construction document phase using AutoCAD and some of the Adobe programs to add color and textures to the drawings.
• Solely responsible for designing and creating all content in the presentation boards for the Colegio de Arquitectos y Arquitectos Paisajistas de Puerto Rico (CAAPPR) Design Competition “Nueva Vivienda para Puerto Rico 2012”, were we won the first prize.
• In charge of supervising the construction of various projects, making sure the quality of the labor matches with the designer’s parameters and that it always complies with the time schedule established by our company; in addition of coordinating all sort of information between designers, clients, subcontractors and our office.

Jun 2010 - Jun 2014
 

RADA Architects, Chicago, IL, US, SUPERVISING ARCHITECTURAL TECHNICIAN

• In charge of supervising the refurbishment of numerous residences near the Chicago Midway International Airport, where their windows, doors and insulation were replaced with better soundproofing materials updated with the new building code.
• Responsible of locating various companies that could provide the required construction supplies in which they have to comply with the requirements in the code.
• Solely responsible of organizing employees work schedule, in addition of coordinating meetings between contractors, supervisors and clients to discuss the construction progress.

Aug 2009 - Oct 2009
 

ER + ER GROUP, Rio Piedras, PR, US, JUNIOR DESIGNER

• Responsible for creating presentations and construction documents for numerous residences, studios and apartment buildings.
• Responsible for coordinating documents between architectural and consulting firms.

Jun 2006 - Jun 2007
 

ARQ EUGENIO RAMIREZ, San Juan, PR, US, JUNIOR DESIGNER / DRAFTSMAN

• Responsible for creating presentations and construction documents for numerous residences, studios and apartment buildings.

Jun 2004 - Jan 2006
 

COCERO CORDERO ARCHITECTS (CCARCH), Santurce, PR, US, DRAFTSMAN

• Responsible for creating presentations and construction documents for numerous residences, studios and apartment buildings.

Aug 2002 - May 2004
 

Education 

University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, US, MArch, ARCHITECTURE

Aug 2007 - May 2009
 

Institute of Advance Architecture of Catalunya, Barcelona, ES, Architecture - Study Abroad

Sep 2008 - Dec 2008
 

Escuela de Arquitectura Universidad de Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, PR, US, BArch, ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN

Aug 2002 - May 2006
 

UNIVERSIDAD DE PUERTO RICO, Ponce, PR, US, CIVIL ENGINEERING / DRAFTSMAN

Aug 2000 - May 2002
 

Awards 

2015 AIA HONOR AWARD FOR LANDSCAPE URBANISM, Honorable Mention

2015
 

BEST DESIGN FOR "NUEVA VIVIENDA PARA PUERTO RICO 2012", 1st Place

THE COMPETITION WAS TO DESIGN A NEW TYPE OF HOME IN PUERTO RICO FOR SOCIAL INTEREST.

2012
 

2009 AIA HONOR AWARD FOR BUILT PROJECT, Honorable Mention

2009
 

2009 YEAR END SHOW PROJECT SELECTION, Honorable Mention

BEST ARCHITECTURE STUDIO PROJECT GETS TO BE PRESENTED WITH ALL OF THE SCHOOL'S BEST PROJECT AT THE END OF THE YEAR SHOW.

2009
 

2008 YEAR END SHOW PROJECT SELECTION, Honorable Mention

BEST ARCHITECTURE STUDIO PROJECT GETS TO BE PRESENTED WITH ALL OF THE SCHOOL'S BEST PROJECT AT THE END OF THE YEAR SHOW.

2008
 

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