Rolzes Diaz, LEED-AP

Rolzes Diaz, LEED-AP

Great Neck, NY, US




New York Design Architects, LLP, New York, NY, US, Design Director / Senior Project Architect

• Responsible for the design, management and development of multiple projects ranging from high-end apartment buildings, to retail stores, restaurants and designated landmark buildings.
• Develop the Company’s design standards for a fast and efficient design process through the research, selection and implementation of graphics and 3D software.
• Produce project presentations for client review through the use of renderings, computer models, 3D PDFs, plans and animations.
• Lead a design team of three to four draftsman and designers in the design process and construction document creation.
• In charge of interior design concepts and development.
• Research materials and guide the design team with material selection and construction techniques.
• Coordinate between project managers, clients and consultants through the design and construction process.
• Design and engineer steel structures for building renovations, steel decks and free-standing structures.
• Apply integrated sustainable design solutions to projects.
• Prepare all the necessary documentation and supporting material required by the USGBC for the submittal of credits for projects seeking LEED certification.
• Current clients include: Starbucks Coffee Company, Café Metro, Flavors Cafe Corp., Nanoosh Corp., and various other commercial and residential clients.

Sep 2013 - current

New York Design Architects, LLP, New York, NY, US, Project Manager

• Independently or as team leader managed multiple projects while reporting to principle architects in the design development, construction documents and overall project progress.
• Collaborated with contractors, subcontractors, and vendors during all levels of projects to resolve emerging design problems.
• Prepared shop drawings for furniture design, millwork and structural steel structures.
• Responsible for the creation and modification of architectural documents, construction techniques and specifications.
• Supervised the expediting and permitting process of projects in order to obtain approvals.
• Attended on-site construction meetings, and performed final inspections.
• Performed field surveys for new projects and prepared existing condition drawings and documentation.

Nov 2012 - Sep 2013

Dynamic Concepts and Design, LLC, Brooklyn, NY, US, Project Manager / Sustainable Architectural Design

• Coordinated and designed sustainable architectural projects from concept to construction.
• Worked on the renovation of existing buildings and houses implementing sustainable construction techniques and materials to improve building energy performance.
• Engineered building structures to integrate photovoltaic and solar thermal systems to buildings’ roofs and curtain walls.
• Assured the generation of conceptual designs and presentations to satisfy client needs and the requirements of the project specifications.
• Generated 3D models through the use of AutoCad and various 3D software for project presentations.
• Conducted building performance energy analyses to existing buildings in order to provide innovative sustainable solutions.
• Worked on the design, development and construction of the first fully sustainable and self-powered building in NYC, “The Delta Building”, Brooklyn, NY.
• Project publications: “The New York Times”, Delta Building, Off-The-Grid Living in Brooklyn, New York, 2012. “Inhabitat Magazine”, The Delta Building, New York, 2012. “New York Post”, ‘Green Stone’ B’klyn, NY 2012.

Sep 2010 - Nov 2012

Previous Work Experience, Architectural Designer, Industrial Design, Draftsman

Architecture Design Consultant, New York – From March, 2008 to August, 2010
Ulco, Co., Fairfield, CT, Designer – From September, 2002 to December, 2007
SU11 Architecture, New York, NY – Designer – From October, 1998 to October, 2002
R.A.H. Architects, New York, NY – Designer – From June, 1997 to June, 1998
R & Q Architects, Miami, FL – Draftsman – From June, 1995 to September, 1995
Bermello A. Architects, Miami, FL –Draftsman – From June, 1994 to September,1994

Jun 1994 - Aug 2010


Columbia University, New York, NY, US, MArch, Graduate School of Architecture

Sep 1994 - May 1997

Florida International University, Miami, FL, US, BArch, School of Architecture

Sep 1989 - May 1994

Miami Dade College, Miami, FL, US, School of Engineering

Associates of Arts in Engineering

Sep 1987 - May 1989

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