Alejandra Lara

Alejandra Lara

Venice, CA, US



LEED GA Architectural Designer eager to offer a brad scope of beautiful, thoughtful, and meaningful designs and healthy living spaces for commercial and residential projects with a special talent in photography.

Highly interested in contemporary, eclectic, industrial, and vintage styles.


Victoria Benatar ARCHITECT PLLC, New York, NY, US, Intern Designer

Worked together with principal architect in a variety of residential project renovations. Prepared construction documents and demolition plans in Vectorworks format for DOB work permit purposes. Scheduled furniture deliveries. Produced paint and finishes schedules. Collaborated on the materials selection process. Helped maintain and organize the materials library.

Jan 2014 - Jul 2014

CAMPO SOL C.A. Real Estate Developer, Caracas, Venezuela, Junior Architect

Key member of the architecture team that developed complex projects such as hotels, shopping centers, office layouts and residential developments. Produced complete set of drawings in AutoCAD format and coordination of construction documents for submission to local officials; collaborated with team members to create layouts in order to best utilize the spaces available; Worked closely with technical disciplines such as civil, mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineers, and contractors to effectively achieve successful projects that remain true to the design intent; Prepared presentation materials for clients. Managed multiple projects simultaneously.

Oct 2008 - Dec 2010

CPI Group, Caracas, Venezuela., Independent work. Architect assistant

Site surveyor for one of the leading food store chains in Caracas. Completed multiple site visits to observe existing building exterior and interior spaces to produce complete AutoCAD documentation for renovation purposes. Made recommendations in facility/layout design based on collected data.

Sep 2007 - Aug 2008


University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA, US, Visual Communications (Candidate)

Jan 2015 - current

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA, US, Construction Management (Candidate)

This is a program that provides a current overview of construction through a broad survey of the management and technological issues of the field.

Sep 2014 - current

New York School of Interior Design (NYSID), New York, NY, US, MPS-Sustainable Interior Environments

One year post-professional program focused on specialized knowledge, thinking, and skills, structured to prepare design professionals to assume leadership roles in developing and maintaining sustainable interior spaces that will positively impact the world.

Sep 2012 - Aug 2013

Houston Community College, Houston, TX, US, Interior Design

Materials, Methods and Estimating, Technical drawing and Fundamentals of Interior Design courses.

Aug 2012 - Dec 2012

Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, CA, US, Drafting/CAD

Space Planning and Lighting, Landscape drafting and Principles of Residential construction courses.

Jan 2012 - Jun 2012

Rice University, Houston, TX, US, Intensive English program

Jan 2011 - Jul 2011

Universidad Simon Bolivar, Caracas, VE, BArch, Architecture

Apr 2003 - Dec 2008

Universidad Simon Bolivar, Caracas, VE, Urban Planning

Urban Planing undergraduate courses

Sep 2001 - Apr 2003


Exemplary student performance, Scholarship


Best project on Building on the Urban Environment, Other

Selected work displayed at the greatest “Building on the Urban Environment” architecture projects exhibition.


Areas of Specialization