I graduated on June 2012 as a Cum Laude from the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture at the City College of New York, and obtained my Bachelor of Architecture Degree and was awarded best thesis project in my studio. I recently moved from New York City to San Diego and am currently working towards my Architectural license.
I worked as a full time Junior Architectural Designer at Gerner Kronick and Valcarcel, Architects, PC. Some of the projects I worked on included a mixed-use office building renovation, a mixed-use building for a non-profit organization, and a residential tower.
Right after graduating, I worked at the Department of Design and Construction for the city of New York; where I gained some experience as an assistant project manager helping overlook various projects from bidding and negotiation to construction phases.
In addition, I had the opportunity to gain hands on-construction experience by participating as a member of Team New York and built the Solar Roofpod, a modular net zero house for the DOE Solar Decathlon 2011 Competition.
Other valuable experiences include, working as an assistant designer for NYC Custom Furniture-ERA Interiors, where I was in charge of creating 3D models, realistic renderings and preparing furniture drawings. I have also entered several international design competitions such as: a pavilion in Zuzemberk, Slovenia; a Library in Rosario, Argentina; and sustainable house in Washington D.C.
christian rice architects, inc., San Diego, CA, US, Project Manager/ Designer
Gerner Kronick + Valcarcel Architects, DPC, New York, NY, US, Junior Architectural Designer
Waverly - Mixed use office building renovation:
Develop construction documents and coordinate drawings with engineers
God's Love We Deliver - Mixed use building renovation/extension:
Participate in schematic design and design development phases.
Develop construction documents for filing and coordinate drawings with consultants.
12 Fulton - Residential Tower/new construction:
Schematic design for building envelope.
NYC Department of Design and Construction, New York, NY, US, Intern Assistant Project Manager
Assisted project managers with revision of construction documents to send out to bid
Developed site mobilization diagrams for ongoing projects
Attended meetings with architects, contractors, clients, and wrote meeting minutes
ERA Interiors, New York, NY, US, Assistant Designer
Created 3D models and realistic renderings
Prepared plans, elevations, and perspectives of furniture
City College of New York (CCNY) - Spitzer School of Architecture, New York, NY, US, College Assistant
Assisted students with any problems regarding computer programs and printing issues
Performed general office duties
Llonch+Vidalle Architecture, New York, NY, US, Assistant Designer
Assisted with 3D modeling and produced renderings for three design schemes of a private house in Argentina
City College of New York (CCNY) - Spitzer School of Architecture, New York, NY, US, Team New York Solar Decathlete
Participated in the construction of the Solar Roofpod, a net zero house designed to be placed on the roofs of New York City
Learned various skills in building envelope and wood construction and the integration of architectural systems
Created 3D models, renderings, signs and visual representations
City College Architectural Center, New York, NY, US, Intern
Conducted field surveys and hand drafted elevations of the commercial area along Amsterdam Avenue
Created Photoshop renderings for Inwood renovation project and conducted field surveys along the commercial area
The City College of the City University of New York - The Spitzer School of Architecture, New York, NY, US, BArch, Architecture
Best Comprehensive Design Project, Award
Recognized by the 5th year faculty in Prof. Garrison McNeil's studio
In collaboration with Llonch+Vidalle Architecture and 5 other students developed the schematic design for a Library in Rosario, Argentina.
Fred L. Leibmann Book Award, Award
Awarded by the New York Society of Architects to an outstanding second year student of Architecture.