Francisco Andrade

Francisco Andrade

New York, NY, US



Architect from Colombia with 10+ years of experience in retail, commercial,  corporate interiors and residential projects within the US  and Colombia. Very proficient in AutoCad 15+ years. Team worker, bilingual,  detail oriented and excellent communication skills. Very passionate about my profession.


CallisonRTKL, New York, NY, US, Senior Designer

Responsible for the development, coordination and management of the Chanel Multibrand account for North America.
The main retailers that I worked with are Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue. Duties as executive
architects for this account included meetings with client, adaptation of architectural layout/design in terms of technical
and functional aspects, code analysis and compliance, Mall/retailer criteria and highwall analysis, field surveys,
production of complete sets of construction documents in CAD, development and resolution of critical details and project
specifics, travel and site visits including Layout, Framing, Ceiling Check and Punch list visits, coordination of
construction calls with all disciplines within the teams, revision of required submittals such as lighting, flooring, MEP
and shop drawings reviews and approvals, preparation of weekly call agendas with clients and designers, detailed
follow up during every phase of the projects from beginning to completion. At CallisonRTKL I also had the opportunity
to work with the workplace team in a project for Soul Cycle and I also worked in developing and producing a complete
SD package and proposal for a Valentino Store at Neiman Marcus in Coral Gables, Florida. Other accounts and teams
that I was part of were David Yurman and Rogers.

Feb 2019 - Apr 2020

Two One Two Design, New York, NY, US, Project Architect

Worked as a team member for the architectural development of Michael Kors stores all around United States and
Canada. Responsible for Cad input, development and coordination of construction documents, code compliance per
state, sending/coordinating backgrounds to MEP/Lighting consultants, achieving CD submissions per each project
requirements (Client reviews, Landlord Reviews, DOB, bid sets, construction sets, bulletins and addendums) worked in
several projects under different phases at a time, punch listing and completion.

Oct 2017 - Dec 2018

Applied Design Initiative, LLC, New York, NY, US, Project Architect

Responsible for working as part of architectural and interior design team for projects such as corporate interior, retail,
commercial, hospitality and healthcare spaces. Worked in all phases of the architectural project from field survey and
conceptual design to production of construction documents in AutoCAD, punch listing & project completion. Project
coordination & follow up with engineering professionals, vendors, clients, providers, etc.

Jan 2016 - Sep 2017


Universidad San Buenaventura, Cali, CO, BArch, Architecture

5 years of Architectural School. Best GPA 4.17 out of 5.0

Jun 1994 - Jul 1999

Areas of Specialization