Fernando Turcios

Fernando Turcios

Los Angeles, CA, US

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City Neon Group, Los Angeles, CA, US, Scenic Designer

 Interpret and create scenic designs based on the parameters set by client
 Hand sketch and transfer ideas to 3D modeling software for multiple iterations
 Adapt scenic designs to conform to CBC for code compliancy
 Create multiple iterations and change designs based on design input

Apr 2021 - current

Thinkwell Group, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architectural Showset Designer (Contract)

 Hand sketched and investigated creative solutions based on the direction of the Art Director
 Designed experiential spaces and translated 2D hand sketches into 3D modeling software (Rhino, Revit, Sketchup) for renders
 Collaborate with other departments to maintain approved design intent and feeling of program space
 Utilized strong organizational skills and self-managed time on each project to meet project deadlines
 Successfully complete daily tasks in a fast paced environment

Mar 2020 - Jan 2021

Architectural Resources Group, Inc., Los Angeles, CA, US, Project Designer

 Increased project workflow by creating design standards for construction documentation in modeling software (Revit)
 Coordinated with Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing/Structural consultants and reviewed sub consultants drawings to track changes throughout the design process
 Reviewed general contractor submittals, specifications, and RFI’s to maintain project timeline and stay within budget
 Assisted supervising up to 2 junior designers by assigning tasks and interpreting building code information
 Utilized 3D software across all departments (preservation, planning, architecture) to meet deadlines
 Analyzed historical building code/ California building code to inform the design moving forward
 Reviewed and redlined drawing sets
 Submitted permits to intake and addressed building department comments after review

Aug 2018 - Jan 2020

DLR Group, San Francisco, Designer

 Successfully built 6 projects for use while working on 20+ projects firm wide
 Was design lead on tenant improvement projects from schematic design to construction administration
 Researched material palette selection for interior design schemes and contacted vendors for pricing, lead time, and material samples
 Acted as architecture representative at weekly OAC meetings to address scheduling, unforeseen on site difficulties, and budget constraints during construction administration
 Interpreted and implemented building code analysis on projects across multiple sectors
 Visualized complete construction concept and translated information into renders
 Coordinated with MEP/Lighting/Interior/Kitchen consultants to produce and develop a design and build a cohesive document set
 Successfully navigated over the counter permit process and received 5+ permits with local jurisdictions (building department, GSA, and DSA)
 Presented design concept iterations to clients for approval
 Prepare construction documentation and specifications to submit for permitting

Jun 2015 - Jul 2018


California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2011 - May 2015

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