Cora Cervantes

Cora Cervantes

Vista, CA, US





San Diego Unified School District, San Diego, CA, US, Project Manager III

-Perform a combination of project coordination and liaison
duties for architectural, construction, and remodeling projects
not requiring an architect’s license

- Assist with large projects/programs as assigned

-Prepare plans, specifications, calculations, and cost estimates

-Oversee preparation of construction and related documents
completed by other architectural unit staff, project consultants

- Use AutoCAD and Revit software and conventional drafting methods
and equipment

May 2014 - current

Imperial Irrigation District, Imperial, CA 92251, Engineering Technician II

- Assist with space planning allocation of owned and leased
- Create space design drawings for different office spaces
using AutoCAD and Revit
- Assist with the implementation of ergonomic evaluations for
all employees
- Prepare preliminary architectural drawings of proposed
remodels and/or additions for facilities using automated
drafting techniques
- Review federal, state, county, city building codes, and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements to ensure projects are in conformance with regulations

Nov 2007 - May 2014

Imperial County Public Works Facilities, El Centro, CA, US, Building Project Technician

- Assisted in developing and designing programs to accomplish
approved alterations, construction, improvements and
maintenance to County buildings and facilities
- Supported Project Manager and Director of the department
with the organization of construction documents
- Applied ADA codes to project designs
- Generated construction drawings: elevations, site plans,
cross–sections, and details

Jun 2006 - Nov 2007

Development, Design, & Engineering, Inc, El Centro, CA, US, Project Designer

- Prepared project presentations using AutoCAD software and equipment
- Assisted in updating the City General Plan and Zoning Ordinance
- Designed graphic presentations illustrating land use, and other planning designations and concepts
- Created landscaping plans, site plans, conceptual maps, and other development maps and exhibits
- Created presentations in CorelDraw and PowerPoint
- Performed drafting and mapping assignments using computer-aided methods

Sep 2004 - Jun 2006

Yañez & Associates, Inc., Calexico, CA, US, Architectural Intern

- Utilized computer-assisted design software and equipment to prepare project designs and plans
- Designed commercial and residential projects directed by engineers
- Created site plans for residential projects conducted by engineers

Jun 2004 - Sep 2004

Madrigal Construcciones, Mexicali, MX, Architectural Intern

- Prepared working plans and detailed drawings from sketches and notes for engineering purposes
- Utilized computer-assisted design software and equipment to prepare project designs and plans
- Consulted with clients to determine functional and spatial requirements of new structure or renovation
- Generated construction drawings/plans: elevations, plans, cross–sections, and details
- Created 3 dimensional models using 3d Studio Max.

Jul 2003 - Aug 2004


NewSchool of Architecture & Design, San Diego, CA, US, MArch, Master of Construction Management

Oct 2012 - Dec 2014

Academy of Digital Media, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA, US, Certificate of Proficiency for Graphic and Web Design

A 12 week course in InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Dreamweaver.

Jan 2014 - May 2014

Universidad Autonoma de Baja California (UABC), Mexicali, MX, Bachelors, Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture

Aug 1999 - May 2004

Central Arizona College, Coolidge, AZ, US, Associates in Arts

Aug 1993 - Jun 1995


Departmental Award, Award

Recognition of outstanding scholastic accomplishment and
being selected the top student in the area of Building Construction at Imperial Valley College.


Recognition from the United Veterans Council of Imperial County, Other

Appreciation for the outstanding level of commitment and
dedication provided during the renovation of the Veterans
Memorial Hall in Imperial, California.


School Merit Recognition, Other

Awarded by Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, Architecture
School for having the highest grade point average in
the state of Baja California, México.


Areas of Specialization