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JC Perreras

JC Perreras

Brooklyn, NY, US

 
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About 

I am a registered and licensed architect from Manila, Philippines and have recently finished my graduate studies from the Pratt Institute with an MS Architecture degree where I concentrated on research and fabrication.


I have 8 years of international experience in high-rise residential buildings, mid to high-end residential homes, and a year and a half in construction project management focused on interior fit-outs, where I was accelerated into a senior role my first year on the job out of working in the design industry. 

I have also designed and managed my own personal projects from schematic design to construction back in my home country and am capable in successfully completing a project, while forging strong relationships with the clients and vendors earning me repeat commissions.

Employment 

Harrison Atelier, Brooklyn, NY, US, Architect

• Assisted in the production of a Bee Pollinator Pavilion to be built in Upstate New York • Co-fabricated a panel module prototype with incorporated solar technology
• Researched and developed fabrication techniques adaptable to the project
• Exhibited in the NYU exhibition called Collapse, in its Gallatin Gallery

May 2018 - current
 

Self-Employed, Manila, PH, Architect

• Designed and delivered small to mid-sized residential and commercial projects
• Managed all design phases from Schematic Design to Construction
• Coordinated all MEPFS during design and implementation
• Forged strong relationships with vendors and clients enabling repeat commissions

Jan 2012 - current
 

Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator, Brooklyn, NY, US, Assistant

• Assisted in design and drawing of a 20,000 square foot workspace renovation
• Assisted in event planning and logistics with Events Coordinator

Jun 2017 - Apr 2018
 

Design Coordinates Inc., Manila, PH, Construction Project Architect

• Led a team to succesfully deliver the interior fit-out of a 300,000 sq. ft. casino
• Managed 3 large fit-out contractors for various contract packages
• Mentored less experienced staff on technical matters and quality control
• Facilitated coordination and proper handovers between other trade contractors
• Coordinated between other international project management teams, design con-
sultants, trade contractors, and MEPF teams

Dec 2015 - Mar 2017
 

Lor Calma & Partners, Manila, PH, Project Architect

• Led a team to successfully deliver high-end residences, and commercial projects • Managed construction, including FF&E lead times and logistics
• Made independent decisions on and off site
• Developed construction drawings, specifications and design details
• Mentored less experienced staff, and managed documentation quality control
• Developed presentation materials for clients and competition entries

May 2013 - Sep 2015
 

AIDEA, Manila, PH, Graduate Architect

• Developed Schematic Designs to Contract Documents with guided supervision
• Co-led a team that designed and managed a large scale masterplan and high-rise
residential projects for developer projects

Apr 2010 - May 2013
 

Education 

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, MArch, Architecture

The 36-credit, three-semester (summer, fall, spring — Brooklyn campus only) post-professional program begins with an intensive summer semester concentrating in design methodology, architectural media, and materially-based theory.

The second semester design studio allows students to select an area of design expertise (visualization or fabrication) and is complemented by seminars that enrich a disciplinary understanding of the pertinent subjects.

The “Culminating Project” is the capstone of the program where (in the third semester) students galvanize the work from earlier semesters within the GAUD Directed Research framework. Here, students directly engage members of related industries and the arts in an extra-disciplinary setting, produce a booklet, and participate in one or more exhibitions that offer the opportunity to fabricate portions of their design proposals at full scale. The specific site and subjects of the studios vary on an annual basis and students may be required to work in teams in the second and/or third semester.

May 2017 - Apr 2018
 

University of Santo Tomas, Manila, PH, BArch, Architecture

Jun 2005 - Mar 2010
 

Areas of Specialization