Manuela Sanchez

Manuela Sanchez

New York, NY, US




Ovadia Design Group, Brooklyn, NY, US, Junior Architect


• Produced Construction Documents for new residential buildings according to specifications provided by the head architect
• Assisted in the correction of existing drawings based on markups made by the head architect
• Coordinated mechanical, electrical, and plumbing plans for new residential buildings

Nov 2020 - Feb 2021

Michael SJ Mazzella, Architectural Design Services, Brooklyn, NY, US, Apprentice Architect


• Produced Permit Drawings to file with the Department of Buildings, DOB Now, Landmarks Preservation Commission, the Department of Transportation, and NYC Department of Parks & Recreation
• Prepared job filing applications and forms to file with the Department of Buildings, DOB Now, Landmarks Preservation Commission, the Department of Transportation, and NYC Department of Parks & Recreation
• Performed site surveys and analysis to collect measurements on existing conditions of residential/commercial properties (interior and exterior)
• Interacted with clients to determine requirements for building projects
• Assisted with general office management such as proposals, letters, invoicing, emails, and phone calls to ensure all projects meet deadlines
• Attended site meetings to assist the head architect with site documentation

Apr 2019 - Sep 2020


The Cooper Union Albert Nerken School of Engineering, New York, NY, US, Advanced AutoCAD and Revit

The course focuses on utilizing the latest Building Information Modeling (BIM) techniques with application in 3-D AutoCAD, Revit Architecture, and Revit Structures.

Topics include:

• 3-D AutoCAD with solid modeling
• Revit Architecture user interface
• Creating a Building Layout
• Setting up project Levels, Column Grids, and Structural Layout
• Floors, Roofs, and Ceilings
• Create Elevations, Sections, and Schedules
• Print drawing sheets

Mar 2019 - Jun 2019

The Cooper Union Albert Nerken School of Engineering, New York, Green Building Guidelines and Environmental Safety

This course teaches building and environmental safety guidelines for green buildings. Topics include:

• Introduction to Major Categories of Environmental, Health & Safety (EH&S)
• Comparison of Green Building Standards

Mar 2019 - Jun 2019

Universidad Católica Nordestana UCNE, San Francisco de Macorís, DO, BArch, Bachelor's Degree in Architecture

Honors: Magna Cum Laude; GPA: 3.5

Thesis Project: BIM-Revit Modeling: Architectural Response Guide for the New Penitentiary Model, Center of Social Rehabilitation and Reform for Women in San Francisco of Macoris by 2050.

Sep 2012 - Sep 2018

Universidad Católica Nordestana UCNE, Dominicana, DO, BIM-Revit Advanced Course

Autodesk User Certification: Revit Architecture

Top topics learned:

Elements and Families
• Use grids
• Create and modify walls, doors, and windows
• Tag elements by category
• Add and modify components
• Trim and extend elements
• Hide and reveal elements
• Change elements within a curtain wall (grids, panels, mullions)
• Work with family Parameters
• Create a new family type
• Use Family creation procedures

• Create elements such as floors, ceilings, or roofs and modify properties
• Create a stair with a landing
• Create and modify railings
• Add rooms
• Move and copy elements
• Align elements
• Mirror elements
• Array elements
• Create a building pad
• Define floors for a mass
• Generate a topo surface
• Edit a model element's material (door, window, furniture)
• Change a generic floor/ceiling/roof to a specific type
• Attach walls to a roof or ceiling
• Edit room-aware families

• Change the view scale
• Change the detail level of a view
• Set visibility/graphics overrides
• Identify the cut plane for a view
• Create plan views
• Create section and elevation views
• Create 3D views
• Create drafting views
• Define element properties in a schedule
• Control visibility
• Use levels
• Create a duplicate view for a plan, section, elevation, drafting view, etc
• Create and manage legends
• Manage view position on sheets
• Organize and sort items in a schedule
• Create Callouts

• Add and modify text
• Add and modify dimensions
• Create a sheet
• Place views on a sheet
• Create and modify filled regions
• Place detail components and repeating details
• Use dimension strings
• Set the colors used in a color scheme legend
• Work with phases
• Use keynotes

• Import DWG and image files
• Link Revit models
• Copy and monitor elements in a linked file
• Transfer project standards

Besides, basic knowledge of:

•Worksharing Visualization
•Use Worksets
•Assess review warnings in Revit
•MEP Electrical
•MEP Mechanical

Jan 2018 - Jul 2018

Areas of Specialization