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Eric Mata

Eric Mata

Houston, TX, US

 
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About 

To whom it may concern,

Welcome to my profile. I am a graduate of Prairie View A&M University with a Bachelor's in Architecture and a minor in Construction Science. 

I am proficient in AutoCAD , SketchUp 8, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Revit, Lumion, SU Podium Vray. I have general knowledge of VectorWorks, ArchiCAD, Rhino / Grasshopper and SolidWorks. I also happen to be proficient in Mac interface. If I'm not proficient in a field, I endeavor myself to learn it and better myself as a student and a role model to my fellow classmates, coworkers and friends.

During my freshman year of high school, I enrolled in an engineering-based class on which we used a program to design bridges. Afterwards, we built the bridges out of balsa wood and wood glue with structural supports. During my sophomore year, I was able to take the following engineering class on which I was introduced to AutoCAD. I was really captivated by the use of a computer to design what I had on my mind in 2D and 3D features. For the final, I designed my house in AutoCAD. After my professor reviewed my project, he told me I had the potential to be an architect since I had a good sense of perception, material understanding, and very dedicated research and detail skills. Until that point, I had no idea that architectural courses were available at my high school. At the beginning of my junior year, I enrolled in an architecture class, taught by a Mr. Cody Arkadie, a PVAMU alumni, who was able to help me familiarize better with AutoCAD and introduced me to Google SketchUp. I continued the course into "Advanced Architectural Design". 

Unfortunately, Mr. Arkadie was given the opportunity to work at a prestigious firm in Orlando, Florida and he went in that direction. Cuhaci & Peterson Architects, Engineers and Planners were lucky enough to be able to attract the attention and time of such an amazing role model. He was my inspiration to pursuit architecture studies at Prairie View A&M University. To this day, I still keep contact with Arkadie, catching up with him every time he comes in town. He continues to be a role model and a mentor, providing guidance and advice whenever I need it.

Furthermore, a Mr. Raymond Steath, also a PVAMU alumni, taught the continuation of the course. His course, however, focused more on emphasizing the use of AutoCAD in which I  was introduced to the use of layers, line weights, plotting and 3D modeling. He focused more on learning and understanding the interface of AutoCAD to its full extent. He gave us projects that were extensive in detail that set the standard for our computer aided design work.

I enjoy the process of taking a conceptual idea and making it into a developed project with proper function, budget, structure and form. I believe that every building contains its  own unique purpose, regardless of the design. 

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Employment 

ISEC Inc, Katy, TX, US, Project Engineer

Responsible for assisting designated Project Manager with administrative duties associated with the project, material releases, vendor follow-up, coding invoices for A/P, routine correspondence, field dimensions, change orders, submittals and labor and delivery schedules. Responsible for operation phases of the project.

Sep 2018 - current
 

ISEC Inc, Katy, TX, US, Intern

Responsible for assisting Project Manager / Operations Manager with a wide range of project duties such as reviewing shop drawing and contract documents, releasing material, monitoring vendors, managing documents, field dimensions, as well as completing submittals and delivery schedules. Other job duties were assisting in pre - construction and operation phases of the project.

May 2018 - Aug 2018
 

Prairie View A&M University, School of Architecture, Prairie View, TX, US, Computer Lab Technician

Aided in the labs and ensured that the workstation units were always in operable conditions. Job duties included installing, configuring and troubleshooting operating systems, systems software and CAD, graphics and imaging application software in the computer labs. Other job duties included installing, securing and hooking up computers at predefined locations.

Aug 2017 - May 2018
 

C.U.R.E.S Center, Prairie View A&M University, School of Architecture, Prairie View, TX, US, Research Preservation Technician

Assisted Professor Batson on projects such as Galveston Firehouse #3, CamPark, Texas Freedom Settlements. Job duties included performing Leica Cyclone modeling on scans to render existing floor plans and elevations of old, historical buildings that are/ were at risk of collapsing/ being destroyed.

Jun 2017 - Aug 2017
 

Yeverino Architects, Houston, TX, Intern / CAD Manager

Assisted the principal on residential construction. Job duties included site observations, site surveys, landscape design, additions to existing houses, construction documents, 3D modeling, renderings and presentations. Supervised coworkers and was designated to make sure they were on task during office hours.

Jun 2016 - Jun 2017
 

M.Matas Painting, Houston, TX, US, Handyman / Secretary / Foreman

Assisted my father in day-to-day situation for his residential / commercial remodeling company. I managed the estimates, proposals and invoices as well as worked in the field when needed. Job duties included handyman scope and supervision other field personnel at multiple job sites.

Jun 2011 - Jun 2017
 

Wann Construction, Houston, TX, US, Handyman

Assisted foreman in any work needed after school and during the weekends. Job duties included a range of tasks from occasional residential and commercial repairs and small to large scale renovations. Other job duties included pickup and deliveries to the jobsites as well as safety audits.

Jun 2012 - Jul 2015
 

Hobby Lobby, Cypress, TX, US, Stockman

Being a stockman deals with aiding all the other departments in having everything they require to have a smooth transaction between clients and customers. The job ranged from moving things above 50 pounds in weight and time managing to make sure the store was clean and the aisle were set straight before closing time.

Sep 2014 - Mar 2015
 

Education 

Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, TX, US, BArch, Architecture

PVAMU Graduate with Bachelors in Architecture and minor in Construction Science.

Jun 2014 - May 2018
 

Eisenhower High School, Houston, TX, US, High School, Intermediate Architectural Design/ Advanced Architectural Design

During high school, I took a 2 courses dealing with an intro into architecture. I skipped the 1st portion of 3 courses because I was qualified to go into the intermediate portion. During these courses, I was introduced to Google SketchUp 7 and Trimble SketchUp 8. I also learned the basics of AutoCAD and how plotting worked. There were daily warmups relating to buildings around the world where I learned their function, material and their designer.

Sep 2010 - Jun 2014
 

Awards 

PVAMU Undergraduate Research Symposium iRise-Up, 3rd Place

I was awarded the 3rd place plaque because of my ability to collect research on the Neue Staatsgalerie by James Stirling and Michael Wilford as a precedent for a project. The presentation board was laid out in a way that made the reader understand it well. My presentation and communication skills aided me receiving this award.

2016
 

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