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Christopher Ortiz

Christopher Ortiz

Long Beach, CA, US

 
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About 

I have more than eleven years of experience as a Designer, working both on the client side and consultant side, in the states of California and Texas. My project history consists of designing Starbucks new and renovated stores, Whataburger stores, Tenant Finish-outs, K-12 facilities, higher education facilities, athletic facilities, performing arts facilities and a winery. I have been responsible for bond planning, programming, site analysis, preliminary design, schematic design (including 3D modeling and animation), material board presentation, design development and detailed coordination of design during construction document and construction contract administration phases. I have also assisted the marketing department with creating RFQs and seeking potential new clients and consultants.

 

I have been responsible for the design and upkeep of prototypical stores, interior finishes, picture packages, and signage; coordinating weekly with vendors and consultants on current and future materials, as well as the responsibility of managing the materials library. I maintain a working relationship with a variety of architectural and FF&E product representatives in order to keep the library up to date with the latest in design products to help facilitate my co-workers’ projects.

 

I have finished my CIDQ and am a registered interior designer in the State of Texas. I am eligible to sit for my Architectural Licensure.

Employment 

Starbucks Coffee Company, Fountain Valley, CA, US, Design Manager

I designed Starbucks Coffee shops that were new, re-brands, ren0vated or historical in nature. I have been responsible for the design and upkeep of prototypical stores, interior finishes, picture packages, and signage; coordinating weekly with vendors and consultants on current and future materials, as well as the responsibility of managing the materials library. I maintain a working relationship with a variety of architectural and FF&E product representatives in order to keep the library up to date with the latest in design products to help facilitate my co-workers’ projects.

Starbucks work link:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/mup8f37531vme1a/Starbucks%202017-2018%20Work.pdf?dl=0

Apr 2017 - Nov 2018
 

The University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, US, University Interior Designer

Began to create University Design Standards. Met with Faculty and Staff to space plan and design interior spaces; new and renovated spaces.

Oct 2016 - Apr 2017
 

Whataburger LLC, San Antonio, TX, US, Design Professional

Project management along with design lead and FF&E relations. My day to day responsibility is to manage new unit projects I am assigned (20-30 at a given time). I communicate daily with my team who consist of a real estate coordinator, design admin, and construction manager. I also meet daily with the real estate professionals on jobs I am responsible for on their behalf. Along with my day to day project management responsibilities, I am also responsible for upkeep of the current prototype’s design, interior finishes, picture packages, and signage. I am also actively coordinating weekly with vendors and consultants on current and future materials.

Dec 2014 - Sep 2016
 

VLK ARCHITECTS, Fort Worth, TX, US, Project Designer

I have been responsible for research, planning, facility assessment, site analysis, schematic design - including 3D modeling and animation - design development and coordination of design during the construction document and construction contract administration phases. I have facilitated FF&E packages, audio/visual packages, and contributed and supported the marketing department as needed.
I have also been assigned the responsibility of managing the materials library. I maintain a working relationship with a variety of architectural and FF&E product representatives in order to keep the library up to date with the latest in design products to help facilitate my co-workers projects.

Sep 2007 - Nov 2014
 

Education 

The University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, US, Masters, Architecture

Masters in Architecture program

Aug 2005 - Jul 2007
 

Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, US, Bachelors, Environmental Design

Pre-professional Architecture Degree

Aug 2002 - May 2005
 

Areas of Specialization