Sandra Cardenas

Sandra Cardenas

Hallandale Beach, FL, USA



I am originally from Bogota, Colombia South America, where I obtained my Bachelors' in Architecture and Design from Javeriana University. I hold an Architectural  License in Colombia S.A. I came to the United States of America in 1997 to learn English and pursue an MBA at Northeastern University in Boston Massachusetts. I am fluent in Spanish and English.

During my carrier I had the opportunity to work in different practices  such as Residential, Commercial, Municipal and Institutional. I am an experienced Store Planner who hold a position at Dunkin Brands Inc.

I have been very diversified working in all aspects of Architecture and Design. At this point I am looking for a new and exciting challenge in my carrier.



Dunkin' Brands, Canton, MA, US, Store Planner

Experience in the production of two Preliminary Designs a day considering specific requirements as below:
• Concept development to Preliminary Design for a new Dunkin Donuts and Baskin Robbins stores between 450 Sq. Ft to 3250 Sq. Ft.
• Preliminary Design for 5-6 stores a week in the U.S.A, combining Franchisee design requirements, Dunkin’ and Baskin Brands design and operational standards.
• Combine Baskin Robbins Brand image with Dunkin Donuts Brand Image in different locations.
• Develop layouts for a Dunkin Donuts and Baskin Robbins on different sites in the U.S.A such as train stations, airports, malls, strip malls, office buildings, military bases, etc.
• Design of Dunkin Donuts stores which produce and deliver all bakery products to other locations. Central Manufacturing Locations between 2900 Sf. Ft to 3600 Sq. Ft.
• Remodel of 5 existing Dunkin Donuts a week located in the U. S. A. This Design included study of current operational deficiencies and obtaining the existing conditions architectural plans to modify as per current operational and Brand Image standards.
• Production of exterior renderings in Photoshop program.

Discussed design standards and procedures with the Construction Managers, Operation Managers and Franchisees.
Responsible for the completion of site plans, preliminary layouts, color renderings and design reviews of new and remodels in the U.S.A.
Drafted detailed drawings of structures, specifying dimensions and materials needed.

Created professional to-scale sketches to communicate and clarify requirements.
Attending meetings with Franchisees and Construction Managers to clarify information and report project progress.

Feb 2006 - Nov 2014

Pinnacle Partners Design, Braintree, MA, US, Job Captain

Architectural Drafter – Job Captain
Pinnacle Partners Design – Braintree, MA
Experienced in all phases of design, from schematic through construction on commercial, retail and residential projects. Select projects include:
• Design and construction of a residence in Weston, MA
Responsible for coordination and completion of full set of drawings
including title sheet, Foundation plan, floor plans, elevations, roof
plan, framing plans, sections and details, doors and windows
schedules, finishes schedules, etc.

Collaborated with builders to see that construction was in line with drawings and design.
Client presentations and project progress meetings with general contractors and vendors.
Coordinated projects from schematic design to construction documents.
site surveys, field studies.
Buildings dimensions verification to produce accurate existing conditions plans and elevations and analysis reports.

Jan 2005 - Feb 2007


Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, CO, BArch, Architecture and Design

10 Architectural Studios
10 Construction
5 Calculus
5 Free Hand Drawing
10 Lineal Drawing
5 Structures and Material
Auto Cad
Microsoft Office (Excel, Powerpoint, Word, Outlook)
Real Estate License in MA

Jan 1987 - Dec 1991

Areas of Specialization