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Ricardo Guisse

Ricardo Guisse

Washington, DC, US

 

About 

Actively seeking the best opportunities that would enhance both my professional and personal experiences; to provide creative solutions; to perform excellence ethically; to entrepreneur ideas; and to enjoy life.

During and after college, I have participated in a variety of duties in the field of architecture. From drafting, to rendering, to design. I've participated in competitions in school and freelance as well. 

One of my most proficient talent is architectural renderings. I have helped enhanced the vision of design beyond realism. Allowing both designers and clients to experience the sense of what will become the new place.

Conceptual and schematic design is also an area of expertise which allowed me to become finalist in several competitions. Insightful and visionary ideas allow my craft and imagination to constantly seek for creative solutions to make those ideas possible.

Employment 

Grupo 7 Architecture + Interiors, Washington, DC, US, Designer

Sep 2016 - current
 

Studio Guisse, Washington, DC, US, Owner

- Administer the operations of a start-up freelance company
- Perform computer generated renderings and provide aid in drawing documents
- Professional consultation in architecture, interior design, and interior staging.
- Scout architectural photography.

Nov 2014 - current
 

Pedini, Washington, DC, US, Project Designer

- Design, produce a complete construction set, and administer the construction of the company’s showhouse
- Manage the construction schedule, and field-verify existing conditions.
- Gather pricing and execute orders from suppliers/distributors of materials, products, fixtures, and finishes.
- Supervise the general contractor/subcontractors schedule and work
- Support the showroom manager in the design of kitchens, and bathrooms

Jan 2016 - Aug 2016
 

Donald Lococo Architects, Washington, DC, US, Architectural Graduate

- Managed interactions between firm's close relationships with clients, who among them highlight former President Bill Clinton, his wife Secretary Hillary Clinton, past Justice Antonin Scalia's family, among other illustrious Washingtonians
- Manage drafters’​ daily tasks and instruct markups
- Administer and manage the firm’s studio, run the firm’s calendar and agenda, including the oversight of daily general communications via phone and correspondence
- Manage direct communication contractors, as well as attend site meetings
- Executed field measurements on existing conditions of residences
- Schematic design of homes, develop pricing and construction drawing
- Produce digital renderings
- Scout architectural photography and execute photoediting
- Assist in the management of bidding and pricing of projects
- Submit competitions, and assist the marketing in publications and social media

Jan 2015 - Dec 2015
 

Rowland Design, Indianapolis, IN, US, Graduate Architect

- Produced sets of computer-generated renderings for architecture and interiors
- Prepared presentation boards.
- Interacted with clients, professionals, and sales representatives.
- Virtual model construction.
- Involved in schematic and conceptual design for architecture and interiors.
- Developed construction and detail documents.
- Executed field measurements, and visited construction sites.
- Elaborated specifications for furnishings, fixtures, and finishes.

May 2013 - Mar 2014
 

Education 

Ball State University, Muncie, IN, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Building Technology, Structural Systems, Environmental Systems, Digital Communications Media, and Architectural Design

Aug 2007 - May 2013
 

Awards 

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Collegiate Honor Award, Award

Every year, a graduating senior at the Delta Lambda Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia at Ball State University earns this award for his contributions and dedication to the University and to the Fraternity.

2013
 

Glenn Sabados Architecture Scholarship, Scholarship

Award given by nomination at the Ball State College of Architecture and Planning

2011
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills