Brad Alvarez

Brad Alvarez

Miramar, FL, US

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I am a Trinidadian-American architectural designer and graduate of Florida International University with experience in various aspects of the architectural and construction field.

During my time at Florida International University I served as Vice President of the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) FIU chapter for two years where I assisted students in networking and academics, and began programs such as the biannual mock critique, and the AIAS mentorship system.

Working at ARVA Building and Maintenance Contractors Ltd. I launched the ARVA Design service where I acted as project architect, supervisor, BIM manager, and editor for various projects in Trinidad and Tobago. I also launched the ARVA Home Maintenance service which provided home and business maintenance on a monthly subscription system. This initiative held the company and its customers through an economic recession.

I have been working with architectural firms, clients, professors, and students in producing architectural drawings, physical and BIM models, and renderings of both conceptual and real projects since 2008. Through academics and jobs I have participated in design projects in cities all over the world including Miami, London, Port-of-Spain, Tokyo, Berlin, and Guantanamo Bay. His work has been featured in FIU's Green Library, College of Architecture and the Arts, and Miami Beach Urban Studios.



ARVA Building and Maintenance Contractors Ltd., Port-of-Spain, TT, Architectural Designer

Landed construction contracts and completed design work for several six-figure custom residential and mixed use construction projects. When necessary, subcontracted construction work to various tradesmen and cut costs by negotiating prices with material suppliers ensuring that projects were completed within time and budget.

Jun 2016 - Aug 2018

AIAS Florida International University, Miami, FL, US, Vice President

Created opportunities for student members to achieve academic excellence and professional exposure via firm visits, presentation mockups, mentorship programs, social events, tutoring, and fund raising. Also handled administrative functions to keep the organization in good standing with the university.

Feb 2014 - Feb 2016

Beth Israel Synagogue, Miami Beach, FL, US, Design Consultant

Spearheaded the conceptual design process for the renovation of the Beth Israel Synagogue on Miami Beach.

May 2015 - Jul 2015

JAIDS Ltd., Port-of-Spain, TT, Draftsman

Completed several projects worth of construction drawings by coordinating directly with clients and key construction personnel.

Jun 2010 - Sep 2011


Florida International University, Miami, FL, US, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2011 - May 2016

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