Francia Flores

Francia Flores

Chicago, IL, US



I am an architectural and interior design intern with 3 years of experience in high-end hospitality design, specializing in airport and non-traditional venues. Some of my most current work includes Slapfish and Barney's Beanery (restaurants & bars) at the newly remodeled Terminal 2 at LAX airport in Los Angeles, California.


Silhouette Design Architecture, Chicago, IL, US, Architectural Associate

Recently, I have been working/training as a mini project manager for 3 coffee shops in the PDX International airport. I designed, sourced materials, coordinated with consultant, drafted construction documents, and conducted construction administration for all projects.

- Focused primarily in the design and construction of high-end projects at LAX airport.
- Independently develop architectural plans, reflected ceiling plans, and overall design. For example, kitchen, bars, and dining layouts.
- Completed construction documents for bidding and construction using Revit.
- Maintained office standards for Architectural Drawings.
- Worked closely with Project Manager, Designers and Architect.
- Attended pre-construction meetings.
- Created architectural Renderings & RFP presentations.
- Coordinated with general contractor and consultants efficiently and professionally.
- Conducted independent product research as needed.
- Assisted with file management.
- Surveyed jobsites.
- Wrote FF&E Specifications & P.O Quotes.
- Selected material palettes for design projects.
- Helped create 3D presentations using Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator programs.
- Helped streamline the architectural design process from conceptual design through overall
completion of projects.

Jun 2014 - current

Knauer Inc, Deerfield, IL, US, Studio Leader

-Drafted architectural drawings accurately using AutoCAD 2013.
-Created 3D design presentations utilizig Revit, SketchUp, Photoshop, and other software.
-Worked in projects from the concept DNA session to completion.
-Attended client meetings/reviews, and jobsite meetings as required.
-Surveyed jobsites and made measured drawings thereof.
-Selected Materials, secured samples, and created material presentation physically or digitally.
-Wrote FF&E Specifications & P.O Quotes.
-Kept Project Director, project team, and client up to date with scheduled deliverables.
-Generated interior & exterior elevations with all callouts.
-Rendered drawings using 3D software or Adobe Suite programs.
-Generated reflected ceiling plans & lighting schedules with lighting cutsheets.
-Prepared miscellaneous power plans and coordinated equipment plans & connections.
-Drafted construction details to bid and build the project.
-Prepared material, door, hardware, and other related schedules.
-Coordinated with all consultants on a daily basis to complete set of bid and permit documents.
-Revised drawings in accordance to Add Services Agreements
-Worked responsibly within project budget, schedule, and fee agreement.
-Responded to contractor and supplier RFI’s.
-Worked on multiple projects coordinating time with project schedules.

Aug 2013 - Jun 2014

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL, US, Graphic Designer

-Designed high quality and attractive graphic design solutions to promote and shape the studentcentered
image and brand of the department consistent with institutional graphic and image guidelines.
-Resolved critical graphic and branding solutions to enhance their presence on and off campus.
-Designed print material for the department (e.g., flyers, poster, invitations, brochures, programs, logos).
-Assisted program areas with planning and creating a design schedule for print materials.
-Advised on the creation and maintenance of social networking websites.
-Advised on promising practices for enhancing the image of the department.
-Assisted with general marketing and related initiatives.

May 2013 - Jul 2013


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL, US, MArch, Architecture

Obtained a Master of Architecture degree.

Aug 2011 - May 2013

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL, US, BArch, Architecture

Obtained a Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree.

Aug 2008 - May 2011

College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL, US, Architecture

Obtained an Associate of Arts degree.

Aug 2005 - May 2008

College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL, US, Architecture

Obtained an Associate of Science degree.

Aug 2005 - May 2008


Archon Prize, 3rd Place

"Sticky House" project won third prize in the ArchonPrize competition.


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