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Elha Villa

Elha Villa

Irvine, CA, US

 

About 

Over the past six years I have worked on a variety of projects, low to high-density multi-family, mixed use, supportive affordable housing, senior housing, not only in the state of California but also in other states. I have managed projects from the initial design stage right through building permits approval. Previous to that I worked for over 4 years on assisted living projects from Alzheimer's-Memory care unit to Independent Senior Living facilities as a PM.

Graduated from an architecture school in Colombia, South America, I'm seeking forward to expand my career and take it onto the next level. It is my goal to work with an organization that shares my passion and approach to growth within the architecture industry. Also working on becoming a Licensed Architect in the state of California.

Proficient in ADA Multi-State guidelines for Residential & Multi-Family Projects, Assisted Living Facilities, Independent Living Facilities, Skilled Nursing Facilities, and Alzheimer/Dementia Facilities

  •  Extensive Knowledge of the Building Codes and Municipal Codes for different States and cities within the states.
  • Experience in construction documents from scheduling time frames to final city submittals and building permits. 
  • Experience in project scheduling, and Excel for budgeting and fee proposals
  • Experience in Construction Administration including RFI’s, COD’s, and management of deadlines. 
  • Experience in developing creative concepts for projects
  • Experience in Revit, Microsoft Office, Adobe and other graphics communication programs. +6 years

Employment 

BSB Design, Irvine, CA, Project Manager

Sep 2017 - current
 

Robert Hidey Architects, Irvine, CA , Job Captain

Responsible for single-family detached projects in all design development and construction phases of development in Southern California. Responsible for preparation of construction documents and details from Design Development phase. Completion of all phases of design development to the construction phase. Coordination of construction documents with engineers and contractors.

Aug 2016 - Sep 2017
 

TCA Architects, Irvine, CA, US, Technical Designer

Responsible for multi-family podium projects in all design development and construction phases of development in Southern California. Responsible for preparation of construction documents and details from Design Development phase. Completion of all phases of design development to the construction phase. Coordination of construction documents with engineers and contractors.

Apr 2014 - Aug 2016
 

MVE + Partners, Inc., Irvine, Job Captain

Responsible for multi-family podium projects in all design development and construction phases of development in Southern California. Prepared construction documents and details. Completed all phases of design development to the construction phase. Coordinated construction phased with engineers and contractors.

Jan 2012 - Apr 2014
 

Irwin Pancake Architects, Costa Mesa, Project Manager

Responsible for senior housing living projects in all phases of development in various states. Developed planning and creative-design concepts for projects. Prepared presentation and design drawings and details. Oversaw design development and production of working drawings and construction documents on projects. Completed all phases of projects from the design development to the construction phase. Coordinated construction phase with engineers and contractors.

Jul 2007 - Nov 2011
 

Hannouche and Kang Architects, Newport Beach, CA, US, Job Captain

Responsible for residential multi-family projects in all phases of development. Developed planning and creative-design concepts for projects. Prepared presentation and design drawings and details. Oversaw design development and production of working drawings and construction documents on projects. Completed all phases of projects from the design development to the construction phase. Coordinated construction phase with engineers and contractors.

Jul 2006 - Jul 2007
 

BOA Architecture, San Pedro, CA, US, Project Manager

Responsible for several small projects in all phases of development. Established budgets, schedules, and monitored adherence to terms. Developed planning and creative-design concepts for projects. Prepared presentation and design drawings and details. Oversaw design development and production of working drawings and construction documents on projects.

Jul 2005 - Jul 2006
 

Education 

Los Angeles Harbor College, Wilmington, CA, US, Architecture

Having a bachelor degree in another country, decided to updated my studies and get familiar with construction system and procedures within the State and the country. Took different clases from computer design programs, to construction details, and construction documents.

Jan 2004 - Jul 2005
 

San Buenaventura University, Cali, CO, BArch, Architecture

5 years architcture program that includes all levels from design, contruction administraton, construction details, internship, modeling, construction documents, design development.

Jul 1993 - Dec 1998
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills