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Carla Abarca

Carla Abarca

Lima, PE

 
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About 

Highly innovative Architect (2010), specialized in Sustainable Architecture / LEED Certificaciones and Project Management (PMI approach). Passionate about managing high energy performance projects. Experience developing and executing diverse kinds of projects for clients of Global Brands Hotels like Hilton and Real Estate Companies like Urbanova, working with people of different backgrounds. My expertise ranges from Design and Technical Coordination at Mace Group (UK) till Project Management of Broadcast Centers (Data Centers + TV Studios) for Pan American Games Lima 2019 at Mediapro (Spain).

Additionally, In 2013 I was awarded a Gold Scholarship to study a MSc. in Architectural Engineering (focused on Sustainable Architecture) carried out at Politecnico di Milano University in Italy. Boosting my expertise and skills in Sustainable Design oriented towards the mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions. I currently work in Operations as Project Manager.
Skills: Passionate about Eco-friendly Project Management, Great negotiator, Love to think outside the box, Researcher, Coordination of International Teams, with expertise in LEED certifications. 

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Employment 

Dechini DSE Ingeniería, Lima, PE, Project Manager

Project: Park II Tower, San Isidro
Client: Urbanova Inmobiliaria (Grupo Breca) Designer: Arquitectonica
+ 30 100 m2 of coordination with 20 international suppliers (Canada, Italy, Spain).

1. Project Management of the Torre del Parque II Prime Office in coordination with more than 6 teams of various specialties: client / specialists / contractor / suppliers. Automated building with 10 floors and 4 basements, will have LEED certification. Sustainable design that includes Energy Saving in lighting, LED lights, lighting sensors and low water consumption.
2. Review of technical aspects of contracts related to the project and brand standards.
3. Management of more than 20 national and international suppliers (Canada, Italy and Spain) of green roofs, coatings, exterior lighting, carpentry, curtain wall, FCR, among others.
4. Monitoring and control of monthly reports for LEED certification: Indoor Air Quality Plan, Construction Waste Management Plan, Erosion and Sedimentation Control Plan.
5. Control of reception of technical data sheets and fittings for LEED certification.
6. Plan review: proportion of parking lots for fuel efficient vehicles.
7. Risk identification and mitigation (Risk management), and management of innovative solutions.

Apr 2019 - current
 

Inmobiliaria Desarrolladora del Pacífico, Lima, PE, Coordinator of Innovation, Quality and Development

Leading company in the real estate sector, recognized with the BEST PLACE TO LIVE 2018 certification.
+ 8 000 m2 of coordination, supervision management of sales rooms, pilots and attics.
+ 10,000 m2 of selection, acquisition and control of finishes.
+ 5,000 m2 of coordination for the implementation of common areas and departments sold.
+ 1 600 m2 of coordination, management and supervision of Boutique Offices.

1. Permanent coordination with stakeholders: clients / specialists / contractors / suppliers, reporting directly to the Operations Manager.
2. Budget management, through the selection and evaluation of quotes from more than 40 national and international suppliers (South Korea, Spain, Italy), achieving optimization by 20%.
3. Compliance with the Project Architecture and Security Implementation Plan: La Mar 550 Boutique Offices, San Borja Norte 717 Prime Homes, Boulevard 286 and GB 791 within the agreed period.
4. Participation in the process of moving to the DDP offices from preparation to adaptation.
5. Preparation of memory of commercial and operational finishes, table of finishes based on the table of standardization and management of innovative solutions.
6. Supervision of quality control of finishes and technical inspection of work.
7. Implementation of sales rooms and pilots in coordination with the area of ​​marketing and IT.
8. Permanent coordination with involved areas: Legal, Marketing, Commercial and Accounting.
9. Tools used: ACAD2018, Ms Project, Excel, SAP.

Nov 2018 - Apr 2019
 

GRUPO MEDIAPRO, Lima, PE, Project Architect

Multinational audiovisual company, specialized in sports events such as FIFA WorldCup 2018.
Project: "International Broadcast Center Lima 2019"
+ 10 000 m2 of design of International Broadcast Offices, Data Centers and Television Studios.

1. Compliance with the execution of Technical Dossier of International Broadcast Center project, in the established time to 100% delivering.
2. Designing thermo-acoustic isolated offices, TV studios and a Data center, according to international standards.
3. Development of architectural plans, construction details, technical specifications.
4. Identification of project risks and mitigate them (Risk Management)
5. Coordination & change management with international stakeholders (UK, Spain, France, Portugal): client/consultants/suppliers/contractors.
6. Tools used: Ms Project, Ms Office, Revit, AutoCad, Photoshop.

Jan 2017 - Dec 2018
 

EXPO MILANO 2015, Gi Group S.P.a, Milan, IT, Project Architect

International Exhibition for promotion purposes with 140 participating countries to show the best of their cultures and territories through pavilions in a multicultural platform.

1. Management of sustainable projects achieving time-cost optimization in the selection of suppliers.
2. Constant coordination and efficient communication with international stakeholders (Portugal, Germany, Italy, Colombia, Argentina).
3. Identify project risks and mitigate them (Risk Management).
4. Management of innovative solutions for projects implementation.

May 2015 - Dec 2015
 

Politecnico di Milano, Milan, IT, Project Manager

Politecnico di Milano is a scientific-technological University which trains engineers, architects and industrial designers. The University has always focused on the quality and innovation of its teaching and research. The University is one of the world’s top universities for civil engineering/architecture.

Responsibilities:
1. Elaboration of Technical files: Conservation plan, Castle Masegra, in Sondrio, Italy.
2. Functional conservation interventions, providing technical and constructive solutions.
3. Technical data processing from infrared thermography and psychrometric measurement.
4. Microclimatic monitoring of indoor/outdoor environments, detecting thermal bridges and energy losses useful for the subsequent elaboration of the conservation plan.

Nov 2014 - Feb 2015
 

MACE Group, Lima, PE, Project Manager

Mace is an international consultancy and construction. Its management system is certified according to ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 27001.

Responsibilities:
1. Manage technical files for 6 commercial projects: formulation and implementation.
2. Manage scheduling, budgets, project set-up with clients, consultants, vendors and contractors.
3. Generation of contract agreements, negotiate contracts/fees, coordinate bidding process.
4. Develop and maintain client relationships for several projects.
5. Approve along with the project team the commercial lessees’s production space plans and layouts, construction documents, furniture plans, considering building codes, disabled access.
Client portfolio: Roche QF, Oechsle SA, Ripley SA, Saga Falabella SA, Paris SA, El Quinde.

Sep 2012 - Sep 2013
 

51-1 Arquitectos SAC, Lima, PE, Architect Designer

Development of high-end residential and landscaping projects of large scale for Shamrock del Peru SAC (Real State).

Responsibilities:
1. Preparation of technical files for the development of high-end residential and landscaping projects.
2. Project coordination and owner/contractor/engineer meetings.
3. Clear document control in accordance with policies and procedures, utilizing management systems to create/track RFI’s, transmit/track submittals and maintain project expediting list.
Client Portfolio included: Shamrock del Peru SAC (Real State)

Sep 2011 - Sep 2012
 

VA Engineers and Architects Associates S.A.C., Arequipa, PE, Project Manager Assistant

Responsible for coordinating and supervising the design implementation of the Department Store SODIMAC Homecenter (Retail), Mall Aventura Plaza.

Responsibilities:
1. Technical and administrative coordination, procurement and supervision of implementation of SODIMAC Homecenter Department Store, Mall Aventura Plaza, Arequipa.
2. Project coordination and owner/contractor/engineer meetings, for resolution of contingencies or project modifications according to customer's requirement.
3. Weekly Reporting work progress, Annexes and Protocols (Quality Controls).
4. Continuous updating, accurate generation of As Built documents and contract documents.
5. Preparation of valuations forward and closing contractors.
Client Portfolio included: SODIMAC PERU SA (Retail Industry)

Oct 2010 - Mar 2011
 

Build Solid Construction Company EIRL, Arequipa, PE, Project Manager Assistant

Responsibilities:
1. Monitor field work contract work to ensure compliance with company standards, procedures, specifications and codes.
2. Actively participated in owner/contractor/architect/engineer meetings as requested.
3. Visiting sites, supervising services finishes, electrical and sanitary installations.

Mar 2010 - Oct 2010
 

José Luis Bustamante & Rivero Council, Arequipa, PE, Internship architect

Responsibilities:
1. Elaboration of architectural drawing plans of public projects, Urban Development Office.
2. Assistance in reviewing records for qualifying and grant of construction licenses.

Dec 2009 - Mar 2010
 

Education 

Universidad Del Pacifico, Lima, PE, Project Management

PMI Approach: Management of scope, Time, Cost, Quality and Risks. Finances (TIR, VAN).

Jun 2017 - Dec 2017
 

Politecnico di Milano, Lecco, IT, Masters, MSc. in Architectural Engineering

Thesis: “Redevelopment of South Harbour: Guggenheim of Helsinki”
Adviser: Prof. Marco Imperadori.
A highly sustainable Museum, incorporating Passive House building methodology and sustainable building materials such as engineered timber for the structure of the building.

Oct 2013 - Apr 2016
 

Universidad Catolica de Santa María, Lima, BArch, Architecture

Thesis: “Cultural Centre in the Monumental Zone of Yanahuara”
Adviser: Arch. Álvaro Pastor Cavagneri, Winner of XIV Peruvian Architecture Biennale.
A highly functional and sustainable underground building of 5 levels.

Mar 2005 - Dec 2010
 

Awards 

Gold Scholarship - Politecnico di Milano University, Scholarship

Scolarship obtained upon application for the Master in Architectural Engineering at Politecnico di Milano. Scolarship was offered for 2 years.

2013
 

Third class honor 2010 - Catholic of Santa Maria University, 3rd Place

Award issued starting with second semester of Bachelor studies as a result of good academic performance in the first semester. Award was kept for 9 semesters.

2010
 

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