Dhruva Latorre

Dhruva Latorre

East Rutherford, NJ, US



As a junior architect with an array of experiences, including co-owner of a local construction company and founder of a non-profit organization that promotes sustainability, my talents and ambitions have become valuable assets to numerous organizations within the building sector.

Having over 12 years of experience working directly with other professionals in the industry, I have assembled a deep understanding of building techniques, codes, materials and technologies. This knowledge has frequently allowed me to bridge the gaps between architect and contractor and provide satisfactory results to all parties involved.

Additionally, with more than a decade of professional practice I have accumulated multiple credentials involving hands-on work experience in sustainable design and building. The results include completion of numerous projects that boast features of sustainability, energy efficiency and technologically advanced strategies.

My overall objective is an opportunity to apply these experiences in a role with an established architectural firm that specializes in sustainable design.


Heritage Architecture, Paramus, NJ, US, Job Captain

Creating full sets of construction documents, renderings, specification books, cost estimates and bidding documents for residential, commercial, civic and educational projects in the Tri-State area.
• Conducting field inspections and surveys on multi-family residential buildings to complete a Physical Needs Assessment Report with detailed cost estimates to remediate deficiencies and to satisfy code requirements.
• Creating detailed architectural and engineering proposals for the renovation and new construction of large multi- family residential buildings.
• Coordinating with multiple building and historical officials, inspectors, contractors, owners, potential clients, engineers and other architects to facilitate the proper completion of a construction project.
• Providing consultation to project managers regarding sustainable building practices for all applicable projects and implementing into the design.

Mar 2014 - current

Latorre Construction, Bayonne, NJ, US, Co-Owner, Master Builder, Construction Foreman/Manager

• Planning and executing full scale residential/commercial construction projects and ensuring it is done in a timely, organized and systematic manner.
• Implementing technical and sustainable building strategies to maximize the building's performance and to minimize negative effects on its users and the environment.
• Coordinating and overseeing contractors to ensure the job is compliant to current building and safety codes.
• Arranging and completing building/site inspections which include filing with building departments, working with inspectors to ensure approvals and overseeing contractors to make necessary adjustments.
• Preparing detailed and accurate proposals to potential clients by examining existing conditions, material research, current building codes and labor estimating.
• Designing residential and commercial spaces and systems while working with architects, zoning/planning officials, inspectors, real estate agents and clients.

Jul 2002 - current

Archi-Tap Designs, Harrington Park, NJ, US, Project Architect

• Creating full sets of construction documents for residential and commercial projects in northern NJ.
• Documenting and analyzing existing sites/conditions and transferring to digital format.
• Implementing sustainable design solutions into the construction and overall design of the projects.
• Coordinating with multiple building and historical officials, inspectors, contractors, owners, potential clients, engineers and other architects to facilitate the proper completion of a construction project.

Jul 2012 - Mar 2014

Inglese Architecture + Engineering, East Rutherford, NJ, US, Inter Architect

• Performed on site documentation of existing conditions and recreated in digital format using auto cad.
• Developed construction documents for residential projects including diagrams, schedules and floor plans.
• Created physical models of residential projects

Apr 2010 - Sep 2010


Yestermorrow Design/Build School, Warren, VT, US, Certified Passive House Consultant

Covered extensive material on building envelope design, energy efficiency, HVAC, materials, site strategies and case studies. Performed workshops using passive house software like WUFI and PHPP.

Dec 2013 - Jan 2014

New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, NJ, US, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture (undergrad)

Minor in Sustainability

Relevant coursework: (9) building systems courses,(12) 5 hr. studio designer courses,(6) construction and (6) sustainability courses

Aug 2007 - Jun 2012

Areas of Specialization