Cristina Cotruta

Cristina Cotruta

Los Angeles, CA, US



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Cristina Cotruta : CO Design Studio

The blog intends to focus, explore and give insights into the dynamic intersection and synergy between Artificial Intelligence and modern architecture. My blog delves into the latest AI tools revolutionizing architectural design, wants to examine their impact on efficiency and creativity and emerging trends in intercompatibility among advanced design software. The main themes: AI tools in Architecture, Innovative Design Solutions, Future Trends and Innovations.

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CBA Partnership Architects, Los Angeles, CA, US, Intermediate Architectural Designer

As an Intermediate Architectural Designer, I handle a diverse range of responsibilities throughout various project phases, from schematic design to construction administration. My tasks include securing permits, interacting with city hall representatives, senior plan checkers, creating concept designs, delivering project presentations, utilizing computer-aided design, and coordinating with clients.
I have to collaborate on a daily basis with both internal stakeholders and external consultants to manage project design and documentation, oversee external design and engineering consultants and vendors and ensure coordination and implementation with project consultants. In addition to that, I track project progress to maintain adherence to goals and schedules.

Oct 2021 - current

IGC Construct, Chisinau, Architect

- Construction of the new Penitentiary in Moldova

Team members: archivolt architecten bv, Amsterdam, The Netherlands | Halmos Adviseurs, Den Haag, The Netherlands | IGC-Construct SRL, Chisinau, Moldova

Job Description: drafted comprehensive tender documentation and negotiated terms with Dutch partners | represented the organization in tender interviews and negotiations with The Ministry of Justice authorities | developed project concepts and coordinated collaboration between Moldavian and Dutch architectural design and engineering teams | actively participated in workshops covering various domains including electrical, mechanical, architectural, and prison safety and security systems | implemented RIBA Stage 2 requirements and prepared documentation for a grant approval | served as the local BIM coordinator, ensuring seamless integration of BIM methodologies | demonstrated experience in project coordination | exceptional communication, negotiation, and organizational skills

- "Da Vinci" Private High-School
Job Description: led project conceptualization and development, negotiating terms with client to secure the project | led the project from the SD to the CA phase included | oversaw project development, coordination, and management, including technical drawings, engineer collaboration, and client contractor negotiations | drafted project specifications and collaborated with structural, mechanical engineers, and other departments for comprehensive project implementation | conducted regular site visits during CA phase to ensure project adherence to specifications and technical drawings | facilitated discussions and negotiations with site managers to address project issues effectively | developed interior design concepts in alignment with project objectives

May 2016 - Jan 2018


Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, MArch, Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology 04.0902

Aug 2019 - Sep 2021

Technical University of Moldova, Chisinau/Europe, MArch, Architecture and Urban Planning/Architecture

Sep 2009 - Jun 2015


International Festival of Architectural, Civil Engineering and Design Schools of Eurasia, Honorable Mention

Certificate of attendance and honorable mention at the Vth International Festival of Architectural, Civil Engineering and Design Schools of Eurasia


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