Nelson Reyes

Nelson Reyes

Miramar, Florida



I am an experienced designer with a strong construction background looking to relocate my family to Raleigh, North Carolina within the next 6 months.

My background ranges from new residential to additions and remodels, commercial projects in restaurants, retail and recreational areas. In the heath and medical fields, I have worked on small offices for general medicine to dentist offices, retro-fitted sections of hospitals and designed research labs for Nova Southeastern University. 

So I invite you to review my resume and decide where can I fit in your organization.

Thank you for reviewing my information.


Reyes Designs, Inc, Miramar, FL, US, Entrepreneur/ Owner

Performed data analysis and provided recommendations to achieve faster turnaround times while reducing projects costs for civil engineering department.

Played key role in designing residential homes for overseas and local projects ranging from $200,000 to $450,000.

Coordinated and lead team in design-build $60,000 private work-out studio in South Miami, Florida.

Dec 2013 - current

Cambridge Construction, Fort Lauderdale, FL, US, Project Engineer

Managed cross-functional reliability team that reduced product failures at customer sites by 18%.

Reviewed shop drawings, produced construction reports and processed change orders for all projects.

Prepared bids for new potential projects while achieving the most effective project cost.

Conducted rigorous quality control inspections to ensure compliance with municipal code requirements and company construction standards.

Assisted in construction management of $6 million dollar while effectively taking over the completion of the "Westin Diplomat Workout and Heavenly Spa" project in Hallandale Beach, Florida.

Lead team of multiple disciplines in converting a two story dental office into sales office for new condominium project.

Took over $80,000 residential remodel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and completed it in time for sale.

Negotiated contracts with vendors, sales reps and machine shops for aid in project completion.

Dec 2012 - Apr 2014

ACAI Associates, Fort Lauderdale, FL, US, Job Captain

Played key role in the design and development of the $50 million dollar, 208,000 square feet Center for Collaborative Research at Nova Southeastern University.

Managed the design and revision of construction documents for various markets, including but not limited to educational, government and medical sectors.

Developed civil engineering construction documents for the $200 million dollar Fort Lauderdale Airport Terminal 4 project.

Conducted studies on existing structures and sites to produce as-built and base drawings for new projects.

Supervised facility audits and ADA Compliance field investigations for multiple projects.

Analyzed departmental space requirements and created specialized text/graphic output for use in annual budgeting.

Performed detailed calculations to establish manufacturing, construction, and installation standards and specifications, maintaining 100% accuracy rate.

Dec 2006 - Dec 2012

Stantec (formally Corzo, Castella, Caraballo, Thompson, Salman), Coral Gables, FL, US, Architectural Drafter

Managed construction documents for commercial projects ranging from (2) multi-million dollar Shopping centers, recreational parks and multiple office spaces.

Handled studies on existing structures and sites to produce as-built base drawings for new projects.

Prepared construction documents for residential projects ranging from 3,500-8,000 square feet.

Conducted weekly field inspections and documented construction progress for the $4.39 million dollar, 21,500 square foot Public Safety Training Facility in Coral Springs, Fl.

Feb 2005 - Jun 2006

TAG DBI - The Architects Group, Miami, FL, US, Architectural Drafter

Managed construction documents, permit expedition, and inspections for residential and commercial projects ranging from small additions to multi-million dollar residences. Also worked on interior space retrofits to new construction.

Conducted studies on existing structures and sites to produce as-built and base drawings for new projects.

Feb 2000 - Feb 2005


Florida International University, Miami, FL, US, Architecture

Sep 1999 - Apr 2004

Miami Dade College, Miami, FL, US, Architecture

Sep 1992 - Apr 1996

Areas of Specialization