Ladis Ramirez

Ladis Ramirez

New York, NY, US



Meticulous and Bilingual Professional with experience in the architecture field, to obtain employment in an Architecture / Design Firm. Equal ability to work autonomously and as a supportive team player. Dedicated to delivering exemplary service to clients, consultants, and contractors. I have the essential skills to be a productive part in any operation, being skilled in the technical aspects of the industry, by having 10 years experience on the use of CAD and understanding the professional expectations by having 5+ years experience in a professional design office. Besides the basic technical design tools other essential talents I have to offer are the confidence to involve myself in problem solving tasks, the patience to multi-task and the knowledge of how to communicating in the professional world. Having productive Architectural skills, I know what is essential to be part of a team and the advantages of communication to develop creative ideas to reach a successful goal for the better of the project. Ilike to maintain my possitive perspective in life in both my personal and professional life. I live by the philosophy that since so much of our life is spent working, might as well enjoy every minute of it.


Povero&Company, New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer

Performs technical architectural work in the design and development of plans for alterations and repairs of residential projects. Responsible for designing, planning, and drafting detailed specifications for alterations and repair projects to existing dwelling in Manhattan high-end residential buildings. Work involves contacts with clients, vendors and building management.
Discusses requirements of alterations and repairs to be made with appropriate housing board officials; conducts surveys to gather data needed in design preparation. Prepares preliminary design models, rough and rendered, to get design feedback from the client and let them focus on the space rather than the technical aspect of the project. Continue through project approval, prepares the final designs,
including the required drafting, details and specifications. Performs the drawing and drafting work using AUTOCAD that is required for each project. Refers completed designs and specifications to superiors for review, alterations, and approval. Performs related work as required

Nov 2012 - current

Sustainable South Bronx, Bronx, NY, US, Freelance & Volunteer Graphic Designer

Have assisted this non-profit Environmental organization by providing Graphic Design Services. Some projects were under contract while others were non-profit volunteer work.

Sep 2012 - current

DCNY, New York, NY, US, Construction Project Manager

Construction Project Manager for High-end residential Projects
• Manages multiple construction sites
• Responsible of coordinating with subcontractors
• In constant direct communication with clients and Architect
• Responsible for material orders per project schedule
• Creates Gantt schedules to coordinate work being done
• Drafts all plan drawings: Mechanical, Plumbing, Stone, Millwork & existing Conditions.
• Creates Change Orders when necessary
• Runs site meetings
• Material Research
• Material and Method QC
• Schedules Man power per project schedule
• On site sketching of construction details needed
• Meets with new potential clients

Jun 2011 - Apr 2012

Jaroff Design Mison Concepts, New York, NY, US, Installation Assistant

Participated in assisting the installation of architectural glass according to architect’s specification, in the new Visitors Center for the MoMa PS1 Museum in Brooklyn, New York.

Jun 2011 - Jun 2011

Owen Design Group, Irvine, CA, US, QA Coordinator / CASp Survey Assistant (Los Angeles Office) & Project Quality Management (Irvine)

•Responsible for working at the LAUSD project site, taking field measurements, pictures, videos, collecting data, cross checking with punch lists, technical administration, tracking project goals, coordinating submittals, and working heavily with Excel and Adobe Suite (PDF's).
•Surveys consisted of Fire Alarm code, site surveys and ADA accessibility.
•Responsible of being an administrative reviewer to close out LAUSD projects per DSA standards.
•Quality assurance reviews on Change Orders to be submitted for State approval
•Reviewing Architectural sketches: details, plans, sections along with other official documentation to ensure proper records have been taken and completed for the construction change
•Responsible for training new employees in various phases of the Review process, both in review procedures and navigation within OWEN’s proprietary systems
•Reviewed FA (fire alarm) designs coordinating change orders and AE designs.

May 2010 - Dec 2010

Nicoloff and Associates, Inc., San Diego, CA, US, Drafter & Jr. Construction Administrator/Jr. Architect

•Small local architectural firm specializing in Fire Station, Police Station, School design and Emergency Facility projects.
•Held the responsibility of preparing complete CDs through all its phases of the design process. Communicated with clients a consultants dealing with issues that were at the best interest of the design.
•Participated in the marketing phase of the project by being the one to create all the renderings requested by the clients for marketing and final finish purposes.
•Participated in Construction Administration by assisting in the coordination of the construction phase of a project, dealing with issues in the construction phase in order to meet the final expectations of both the client and designer. Duties were to attend meetings and be the one responsible to answer any Request of Information (RFI) and review all Submittals, therefore being in direct communication with the client and contractor at all times.

Sep 2007 - Jun 2009

United Parcel Service (UPS) (Cerritos/San Diego), Operations Management

Responsible of organizing and managing crew of 20-25 employees daily. Had the responsibility to motivate and communicate with each employee in order to create a safe enjoyable work environment.

Oct 2000 - Sep 2007

Freelance design work (Los Angeles/San Diego), Designer

•Designed small contract projects (residential).
•Projects included: small home additions and retouches.

Sep 2003 - May 2004

Preferred Construction and Plastering (Greater Orange County), Journeyman

Worked in Construction field part time, eventually became field assistant to plan reviews.

Sep 1999 - Jan 2001


NewSchool of Architecture & Design, BArch, Architecture

•Education consisted of all required courses to complete yhe full Professional Degree
•Bachelors of Architecture (B.Arch) June 2009 (5 year Degree)
•National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) Accredited
•National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) Accredited
•Minors: Art and Design, Professional Practice
•Deans List 2008-2009

Sep 2004 - Jun 2009

Cerritos College, Architecture & Architectural Technology

•Architecture Associative of Arts Degree
•Architecture Technology Associative of Arts Degree

Sep 2000 - May 2004

Paramount High School, High School, High School

•High School Diploma: High Honors Graduate
•Participated in ExtraCurricular activities both Academic and Athletic
•Participated in SkillUSA : The Vocational Industrial Clubs of America Inc. (VICA) team, Technical team

Sep 1996 - Jun 2000

Areas of Specialization