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Giovanni Munoz

Giovanni Munoz

Miami, FL, US

 

About 

Munoz Vargas is currently working towards his licensing in architecture in the USA. graduate of Javeriana

University in Bogota, Colombia. His thesis focused on converting a golf

course situated in a high-density residential area of the city in to a public

park and received highest honors from the University, see article and interview in radio here:

Article 

http://www.eltiempo.com/opinion/columnistas/otroscolumnistas/musica-de-requiem-en-el-country-club-_4454219-1

National Radio interview

http://www.wradio.com.co/oir.aspx?id=654569
 

Munoz Vargas

moved to Miami in 2006 and has worked for for small design offices to

large architectural firms in the area, and most recently worked on the

design team of one of the most innovative global corporations,

Starbucks. 

Architects and clients looking forward to meeting you and see how we can collaborate each other. 

Employment 

Starbucks Coffee, Coral Gables, FL, US, Senior Production Designer

• Executed a high volume of locally relevant stores aligned with latest company design strategy.
• Efficiently produced clear design concepts from schematic design guiding them to competition.
• Lead, manage and train multiple outsource consultants to keep a consistent flow of production.
• Communicated design intent to design leaders in a clear way to keep up with design standard

Jan 2012 - Jan 2014
 

PDT International, Fort Lauderdale, Project Manager

Responsible for managing the exterior and interior design and construction progress of a 15,000 square meters mall in Honduras and be part of other projects simultaneously in the progress of design and construction documents assisting different teams to meet death-lines.

Jul 2010 - Jan 2012
 

MT Design, Inc, Pembroke Pines, Superintendent / Assistant Project Manager

•Supervision of a 6,000 sq. ft. expansion of existing retail store in Pembroke Pines, FL, and other small restaurants guiding them to competition without interfering with store and mall operations.
•Coordinate with Architect changes in drawings to submit revisions to building department.

Mar 2010 - Sep 2010
 

PRIVE GROUP, L.L.C., Miami, Architect / Design consultant

Consulting with other professionals about the design of a new environment.
Prepare and present design proposals to the clients;
using Auto Cad and Renderings.
Advise the client on the practicality of their project.
Produce detailed drawings from which costings are made.
Prepare tender applications and presentations.
Prepare planning applications.
Coordinating the work of contractors.
Make site visits to check on progress and ensuring that the project is running within the agreed timescale.
Solve problems that might occur during building.
Carry out defect inspections.

Feb 2009 - Oct 2009
 

Kobi Karp Architecture and Interior Design, Miami, Design consultant

Designer and drafter from schematic through design development stage for residential and commercial projects.

Coordinating construction documents and details by managing different design teams.

http://kobikarp.com

Jun 2008 - Dec 2008
 

Joseph Kaller Architects and Associates, Hollywood, FL, US, Associate / Intern

Demonstrated capability to self manage workload and successfully produce a full set of construction documents for a single tenant building while continue to work on other projects simultaneously

Efficiently provided new ideas and produced a new company logo.

http://www.kallerarchitects.com

Jul 2006 - Jul 2007
 

Education 

Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, CO, BArch, Architecture

Jan 2002 - Jan 2007
 

Areas of Specialization