Carol Brito

Carol Brito

Miami, FL, US

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As a seasoned Project Architect with a wealth of multifaceted expertise spanning project management, design coordination, construction and land development supervision, sustainability initiatives, budget control, and meticulous scheduling, I am passionate about driving results and optimizing core operations. Additionally, as the CEO of WeDesignIt, my entrepreneurial experience has honed my business acumen while maintaining excellence in architectural endeavors. Beyond my professional achievements, my role as a devoted mother and wife underscores my organizational skills and adaptability, demonstrating my ability to seamlessly manage multiple responsibilities.



WeDesign, Santo Domingo, DO, Freelance Architect

As the Head Architect and CEO of WeDesignLT, balancing the dual roles of an architect and an entrepreneur has been both invigorating and demanding. As an architect, I wholeheartedly engage in the creative process, envisioning spaces that seamlessly blend aesthetics, functionality, and user experience. Simultaneously, in my role as CEO, I navigate the company’s financial landscape, strategize for growth, and cultivate a collaborative work environment.

Nov 2022 - current

Sarton Ikea, Santo Domingo, DO, Sales Leader

As a Sales Leader at IKEA, my role encompasses several critical responsibilities within the Sarton Group for the Caribbean.
Sales Objectives Oversight: I closely monitor and manage sales objectives specifically related to the Kitchen Area, ensuring alignment with overall business goals.
Annual Commercial Strategy Planning: Each year, I meticulously craft the commercial strategy for the designated area. This involves considering market dynamics, customer needs, and growth opportunities.
Stock Alignment and Coordination: I ensure that our stock levels align seamlessly with projected sales and other commercial activities. Additionally, I actively coordinate and communicate with local & global teams operating within the area, reviewing our commercial strategy.
Upholding IKEA Standards: Collaborating closely with local & global teams, I maintain the high standards set by IKEA, ensuring consistency and excellence in our operations.

Nov 2020 - Nov 2022

Lennar Corporation, South florida, Florida, Land Development Supervisor

In my role as a land development supervisor, I supervised multiple aspects of infrastructure development to enhance overall development projects. My close collaboration with engineers and contractors ensured that our development initiatives aligned with environmental regulations and community standards.
Supervise and Coordinate Site Activities: Oversee and manage site-related tasks in collaboration with contractors and subcontractors.
Construction Schedule Coordination: Arrange and synchronize upcoming construction activities on-site, ensuring that schedules remain up-to-date.
Administrative Support: Review contracts, process pay applications, and assist the team with administrative tasks.

Aug 2019 - Jun 2020

Altice Group, Santo Domingo, Project Manager

As a real estate manager, I meticulously designed, planned, and supervised the creation of new Altice stores and renovations, adhering to the pre-approved project scope. My accomplishments include:
Team Leadership: I successfully assembled and managed a multidisciplinary team comprising designers, engineers, and technical and administrative staff.
Process Redesign: I carefully redesigned department processes, resulting in increased team productivity and improved internal communications. I ensured that deliverables aligned with budget and schedules.
Financial Impact: Through effective annual budgeting and forecasting, I achieved a 32% reduction in operating expenses (OPEX) and a 15.5% reduction in capital expenditures (CAPEX) for the year 2018.

Feb 2017 - Feb 2019

Grupo Ramos, Santo Domingo, Project Architect

In my capacity as a Design Manager, my duties encompassed designing and successfully implementing new stores, ensuring they adhered to company standards and timelines while mentoring my team, and guiding them toward achieving their goals.
Project Planning, Coordinating & Scheduling: I meticulously planned, scheduled, and coordinated project deliverables across cross-functional teams, and external as well as internal designers, ensuring seamless collaboration.
Consultant Coordination and Negotiation: I liaised with consultants, negotiating quotations and revising proposals and deadlines as needed.
Brand Implementation: I played a key role in implementing new brand designs and design requirements as necessary.

Jan 2015 - Jan 2017

Danois Architects, New York, NY, US, Project Manager

As a design project manager, my responsibilities span from project conception through construction and final sign-off. Key aspects of my role include:
Coordination and Compliance: meticulously planned, scheduled, and coordinated project deliverables across cross-functional teams, ensuring compliance with building codes, energy standards, ADA requirements, zoning laws, and other agency guidelines.
Submission Packages: As part of my responsibilities, I undertook the task of reviewing and assembling project submission packages, which encompassed project specifications, as well as meticulously scrutinizing RFIs (Requests for Information) and project submittals.
Sustainable Approaches: I actively explore sustainable approaches, including research and work with consultants and vendors on new technologies that impact energy consumption, water management, and waste reduction.
LEED and Green Communities: I prepare and coordinate documents for LEED certification and compliance with Green Communities standards.
Client Focus: Many clients express interest in “low impact projects,” which adds an extra layer of responsibility. I strive to meet their needs while maintaining environmental consciousness.

Apr 2008 - Aug 2013

ARRIS Architects, New York, NY, US, Project Designer

During my tenure as a junior designer, I collaborated closely with project managers, providing vital support in administrative tasks, alongside crafting foundational plans and schematics for community service and educational endeavors. My responsibilities extended to orchestrating submission packages and specifications for city agencies like the construction authority and the general services administration, ensuring seamless compliance with regulatory requirements.

Aug 2007 - Apr 2008

Imagen Urbana. Pons Arquitectos, Santo Domingo, Project Designer

Project Designer for commercial projects. The position required a deep involvement in all phases of design, preparation of construction documents and overall project coordination.

Mar 2005 - May 2007


City College of New York (CCNY), New York, NY, US, Masters, Sustainability in the Urban Environment

An interdisciplinary program that fosters innovation by immersing students in the exploration of sustainability across diverse fields, including architecture, engineering, science, social sciences, and economics. This holistic approach equips students to address urban challenges effectively.

*Summer internship at the Building Performance Lab. As part of our Capstone Project, we conducted research on energy consumption within affordable housing projects. Our team was led by Michael Bobker and Stephen Samuhous throughout the project.

Aug 2010 - current

Universidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña (UNPHU), BArch, Architecture

A bachelor’s program designed to cultivate architectural professionals who can comprehend architecture from its intricate details to a broader, global perspective. These professionals understand the impact of architecture on society and social development.

Jan 2001 - May 2007

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