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Christian Figueroa

Christian Figueroa

New York, NY, US

 
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About 

Architect with 4.5 years of experience. Talented designer, efficient at drafting and developing projects from schematic design through the construction phase. He has participated in field visits, space analysis, surveys, and the selection of products, finishes and furniture. Excellent team player yet an independent thinker who adds significant value to a team. He is proficient at developing schematics, presentation layouts, graphic design, highly detailed drawings, 3D models, as well as producing and processing construction documents. Additionally, he has an excellent ability to interface with clients, consultants and construction teams through out the entire process to ensure well-coordinated projects.

Employment 

Stantec, New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer

Development of construction document sets for projects for the New York City School Construction Authority, using AutoCAD.

Architectural design, building forensics, field visits, building analysis, space surveys, scoping, elaboration of field reports and scope reports, construction administration.

Jan 2019 - current
 

David Smotrich & Partners LLP, New York, NY, US, Project Architect

- Coordination and development of Construction Document sets using AutoCAD.
- Construction Administration, Certificates of Occupancy, Occupant Load Analysis and Code Review.
- Development of schematic design and presentations for clients using Adobe Creative Suite and SketchUp Pro.
- Coordination of facility surveys for SUNY Fashion Institute of Technology and for the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) of City-owned buildings, New York City.

Feb 2017 - Nov 2018
 

Urbahn Architects, New York, NY, US, Architect

Temporary position for 5 months while working for David Smotrich & Partners LLP.

- Developed Construction Document sets, details and 3D models using Revit, for SUNY Farmingdale State College – School of Applied Social Sciences.

- Elaborated presentation layouts and boards using real material samples for public school projects in New York City.

Feb 2018 - Jun 2018
 

American Spraytech, LLC, Branchburg, NJ, USA, Assistant Manager - Facilities & Safety

- Led a 3-person maintenance team, scheduling and coordinating their daily tasks.
- Advised on renovation projects and layout of office space and industrial facilities using 3D models made with SketchUp Pro.
- Handled the graphic design, translation to Spanish and layout of safety documents, signs, posters and marketing projects.
- Managed the research, quoting and purchasing processes for materials and industrial supplies.
- Managed the production and implementation of new ID / access cards for all company personnel.

Dec 2016 - Feb 2017
 

American Spraytech, LLC, Branchburg, NJ, USA, ERP Configuration and Systems Analyst / Personnel Training

- Set up and managed the implementation of the ERP System (Enterprise Resource Planning) Sage X3, among departments: Customer Service, Research & Development, Product Development, Production and Operations.
- Trained company’s supervisors and personnel to use the new ERP system.

Oct 2015 - Dec 2016
 

Juan Guillermo Cleves Arquitectos, SAS, Bogotá, CO, Project Architect

Designed and completed several architectural mixed-use projects, including affordable housing, single-family homes, apartment and condominium complexes, office space, retail stores and urban planning for new residential developments.

Interfaced with clients, consultants and construction teams, throughout the entire process to ensure well-coordinated projects.

Developed detailed construction drawings for housing projects using Auto CAD.

Drafted detailed 3D models using SketchUp Pro to be used on client presentations, bidding processes and design visualization.

Sep 2013 - Jul 2015
 

Geométrica, LTDA, Bogotá, CO, Architectural Intern - Drafter

Member of an architectural design team developing floor plans, elevations and sections for a mixed-use building project comprising of office space, retail space and hotel in one of the most important international areas of Bogotá.

Jun 2013 - Aug 2013
 

Education 

Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, CO, BArch, Architecture

5-year / 179 credits program

Feb 2008 - Sep 2013
 

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