Ricardo Chavez

Ricardo Chavez

Irvine, CA, US

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Architecture Grad looking to incorporate new technology and bridge design and work flow.


IDS group, Irvine, CA, US, Job Captain /Designer

- provide support for PM on various projects from hospitals, government, schools, and public works projects.
- coordinate with in house engineers to facilitate the projects and correspondence with PMS.
- design projects from scratch and push them through to documentation
- work on construction and permit sets with oversight by architects.

Aug 2019 - Sep 2020

Arya Group, Santa Monica, BIM Coordinator and Designer

- participate in design meetings and client feedback
- design models in revit, sketchup, or autocad in preperation for renderings and coordination with consultants.
- Main correspondence between office and consultants
- make sure revits models and standards aremet
- Make sure to maintain computers and upgrade programs through office
- produce permit sets and construction sets

Jul 2018 - Aug 2019

ADW Architects, Charlotte, NC, US, Designer

- Developed projects from schematic phase into production phase
- In charge of rendering for different project disciplines from civil to religious
- R and D with emphasis on program acquisition and its impact on design
- Technology specialist, helped source new computers for design

Apr 2016 - May 2018


University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, Bachelors, Architecture

Bachelor of Arts in Architecture with emphasis on urban, parametric, and cultural designs.

Aug 2014 - May 2018


SOA Digital Design Scholarship, 1st Place

Criteria: 1) Current graduate student, and 2) Demonstrates high academic merit, 3) Evidences interest in digital design through advanced coursework, design projects, and/or design research.


Pubblication on school website, 1st Place

essay on the Architectural Pipeline from infancy up to the professional workforce, and how diversity plays a key role in architectural innovation.


Leading Edge Student Design Competition, 2nd Place

California State wide competition involving sustainable design housing. The competition designs had to be quantifiable with either data from software, or calculations to demonstrate true understanding and application of design principles


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