Ivan Silva

Ivan Silva

NY, NY 10031



Architecture is the perfect marriage of Art and Technology.

Hi, My name is Ivan Silva, I am a Bachelors in Architecture graduate of New York Institute of Technology. As an Architect-in-training, I am currently taking the Architecture Registration Exams to obtain my architectural license and have the greatest aspirations to help out my community and leave an ever lasting mark on the world through beauty and heart.

I have been working in design firms and a construction firm for several years in Long Island and NYC. While working in Long Island and NYC, I have had the opportunity to design; draft, coordinate, manage homes and schools, understand the zoning, technical aspects, and relationship between architecture and construction. I believe it is very important to understand the drawings and see them come to fruition. Aside from working in conjunction with clients, I have provided physical and 3-D models, image renderings and animations. Furthermore, I have developed strong communication skills through interacting with contractors, clients, project officers, subcontractors, engineers, laborers, and architects. I believe you should have as much respect for the person laying the brick to the person overseeing the job. 

I am well versed in AutoCAD with experience in digital rendering programs such as Revit, 3d Max and sketch up along with Photoshop.

Specialties: PC and Mac Operating Systems, Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Publisher, AutoCAD, Adobe Photoshop, 3d Studio Max, V-ray, Sketch-Up, fluent in oral and written Spanish and English, ability to work individually and as a part of a team, a passion for Architecture, sustainable design and public transportation, wide ranging and focused knowledge of construction detailing, from practical, professional and academic experience.



Kel-tech Construction Inc., 1211 Redfern Avenue, Far Rockaway, NY 11691, Project Manager

• Provide design and construction services, including project management, for several public schools in New York. (NYCSCA).
• Renovation of Parapets, exterior masonry, roofs, pavements, flood elimination, interior work, & asbestos removal for the New York City School Construction Authority.
• Secure scaffold, shed, sidewalk bridge, DOB construction, DOT, plumbing, electrical, mechanical permits for all school projects.
• Prepare & create submittal packages in compliance with divisional specification for the Architect to review, maintain CPM Schedule and submittal log of all projects.
• Maintain good relations and coordinate with Owners, Architects, Engineers, subcontractors, suppliers/vendors, project officers, & superintendents of each school.
• Construct shop drawings, diagrams, Rfi's, change orders, and as built drawings.
• Read and analyze all construction documents for each school.
• Compare quotes of each vendor/supplier.
• Close Out Project promptly & professionally, attain all close outs, warranties, & affidavits from vendors & manufactures.

Jun 2011 - current

Arcalhek Architects, Huntington, NY, US, Jr. Architect

• Assessed and reviewed the scope of work, design objectives, limitations, and local, state, and federal regulations that protect the public health, safety and welfare of owners for all new and existing alterations.
• Analyzed and evaluated site and building construction costs. Obtain Certificates of Liability Insurances and Worker's Compensation for all trades as per building requirements.
• Coordinated quality assurance.
• provided maintenance of all project documents as required throughout pre-construction, construction and closeout phases.
• Designed High-end residential houses and commercial buildings, Expedite permits, talk to clients, take field measurements, and produce full set of construction documents.
• Prepared and interpreted schematic drawings, architectural drawings, and detailing.
• Created and Rendered 3d models for residential buildings via AutoCAD, 3d Max, V Ray, and Sketch up.
• Created physical models of residential houses.
• Attended client/company project meetings and site visits for designated projects and clients.
• Researched products for materials and building systems and general reception work.
• Coordinated with contractors and other subcontractors on an ongoing basis.
• Knowledge of up to date NYS code and building requirements.
• Managed and coordinated multiple projects simultaneously.

Feb 2007 - May 2011


New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), Old Westbury, NY, US, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2004 - May 2009

Dutchess Community College, Poughkeepsie, NY, US, Architecture Technology

Sep 2002 - Jun 2004


Coney Island: Reinvented, Honorable Mention

Honorable Mention - Fourth Year Community Design Competition


Areas of Specialization