Jaime Alvarez

Jaime Alvarez

New York, NY, US



Committed to sustainability, I am an architecture and mechanical engineering graduate with over four years of a blend of direct architecture and green building consulting experience. I seek out opportunities with architecture firms who share a similar commitment or consultants working to enable clients to reach higher levels of energy efficiency, design, and overall building performance.


The Cadmus Group, Arlington, VA, US, Associate

06/2011 – Present: Travel and Remote Work for The Cadmus Group
Travel: South America, France, Spain, Israel, Tunisia, Japan

Remote Work: Reviewed building energy simulations for LEED applications, Assisted Cadmus staff with a green building seminar and building inspections for a large multi-building property owner in Panama

Volunteer Work: One month with the nonprofit, provided tutoring, nutrition, and care to highly underprivileged children of Cajamarca, Peru

Language Immersion: One month in Toulouse, France improving conversational language skills and three months in Osaka, Japan acquiring a new language through self-study and conversation practice.

05/2009 - 05/2011: The Cadmus Group - Associate
Building Certification: Team Leader - LEED for New Construction & Existing Buildings application review. Managed a certification team, budgeting, conducted QC, reviewed energy efficiency evaluations using ASHRAE standards, analyzed energy simulations including all building energy consumption, reviewed all credits, over 200 applications reviewed in a fast paced, short term deadline environment

Green Building Assessments + Consulting: Project Manager
Provided support to property managers with LEED building certification including document submission, narrative responses and calculations resulting in LEED Gold Certification of a 1.4 million SqFt building
Managed Green Building Assessments, drafted proposals, budgeting, conducted building on-site analysis to establish an achievable certification target for clients. Assessed multiple facilities for local properties interested in LEED certification under the Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance rating system.

Research & Writing: Contributor, Chapter Leader
Wrote a green building case study as part of a research paper for the Electric Power Research Institute, investigating indoor and outdoor water best management practices and green building rating systems including LEED, BREEAM, and Green Globes. Led a chapter on planning and zoning for the research paper, outlining the case studies’ regulatory framework, drafted a set of recommendations to facilitate improved the building and permitting process.

May 2009 - current

HKS, Inc, Washington, DC, US, Intern Architect

Project: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center; Bethesda, Maryland
Contributed to construction documents for new construction and renovation, managed submittals,
interacted with consultants, conducted on site documentation
726,000 SqFt expansion/260,000 SqFt renovation:$500 million

Project: Washington Headquarters Services; Alexandria, Virginia
Part of the successful design competition team, managed elevations, supervised a summer intern
1.8 million SqFt office building and 1.3 million SqFt parking: $800 million

Project: North Bethesda Market; Bethesda, Maryland
Contributed to construction documents, design assistance, coordinated with the project zoning attorney
650,000 SqFt, mixed-use with 425,000 SqFt of residential space: $150 million

Nov 2006 - Nov 2008

Sustainable Building Solutions, Houston, TX, US, Part Time Consultant

Design consultant for a sustainability oriented coastal home builder. Conducted schematic design,
accounting, research, graphic design, 3D modeling, and construction work for the building process

May 2004 - May 2006

Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity, Dallas, TX, US, Summer Intern

Created, implemented, and analyzed the first comprehensive homeowner survey of families served by the Dallas, Texas Chapter

Jun 2002 - Aug 2002


University of Houston, Houston, TX, US, MArch, Architecture

Masters of Architecture program with a final semester abroad at the Universidad del Desarrollo in Santiago, Chile.

Aug 2003 - Aug 2006

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, US, Bachelors, Mechanical Engineering

Aug 1999 - May 2003


Chilean College of Architects & CORMA Group, 3rd Place

National Competition for a wood built covered plaza in Concepcion, Chile - Third Place - Group Entry. Over 100 entries.


Areas of Specialization