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Jenny C Cadena

Jenny C Cadena

New York, NY, US

 
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About 

I am a Designer with an Architecture and Urban Design background. 

My interest is to work for an architectural firm where I can apply my knowledge in different types of architectural projects. 
I believe that the process of shaping a city is by making harmony of the little elements that when combined with other disciplines come together to become part of the urban fabric that we walk by and feel everyday.
The creation of details in a city and their effects need to be coherent in my mind, and that is what I always seek in order to make myself a better designer.

Employment 

Gonzalez Architects, Miami, FL, US, Project Designer

Participated in different phases of design from schematic to Construction Documents on a varying range of projects that included hospitality, residential, and mixed-use. Heavy involvement from the design development to the bidding process and part of construction administration.
Responded to the client's demands in a timely manner while working on different projects at the same time.
Coordinated drawings at different phases with different consultants.
Constantly worked with exterior Interior Design firms and coordinated drawings and information in order to meet the client's objectives.
Prepared mood boards, 3D models, and diagrams for presentations and concept development.
Demonstrated strong knowledge in building codes.
Preparation of construction documents, answering RFIs, addenda, preparation of construction documents, and bidding packages.

Jan 2018 - Apr 2020
 

UIDE- Universidad Internacional Del Ecuador, Quito, EC, Professor

Dictated courses for Architecture Design and Urban Design for various semesters.

Sep 2016 - Dec 2017
 

UDLA - Universidad de las Americas, Quito, EC, Professor

Dictated courses for Architecture Design and Urban Design for various semesters.
Worked with students in developing the Urban Vision of 2040 for different sectors of the capital of Ecuador, Quito, and towards the rezoning of one of the affected areas by a magnitude 7.8 earthquake on the coast of Ecuador.

Oct 2015 - Dec 2017
 

GAD- Municipality of Mejia, Mejia, EC, Chief of Projects

Participated in the Rezoning of the industrial land use in Mejia together with the urban planning department. In charge of obtaining national and international funding for local social and infrastructure development.
Participated in advising on the major project development design for the city such as markets and major avenues revitalization.

Oct 2015 - Oct 2016
 

Gerner Kronick + Valcarcel Architects, DPC, New York, NY, US, Junior Designer

Worked through the phases of programming, design development, and construction documents for office and commercial interior design, preservation, and retrofit projects.
Assisted in zoning analysis, site survey, consultant coordination, and various stages of documentation.
Gained experience in concept and schematic design for competitions and responses to RFPs.
Worked closely with the Project Manager for the LPC filling process and various stages of approvals such as the commissioner, and the community board for a landmark building project.

Nov 2012 - May 2014
 

Education 

Columbia University, New York, NY, US, MArch, URBAN DESIGN

Master's Degree in Urban Design from Columbia University in 2015, where I learned to solve diverse urban issues at different scales. Gained strong knowledge of NYC zoning and regulations. Developed projects that varied from working with the rezoning of neighborhoods in different NYC’s boroughs. Also, worked with the communities from the Hudson Valley by presenting them options to reactivate their economy, and finally moved to a much bigger scale by collaborating with the municipality of Suwon- South Korea for a zoning plan of an empty parcel.

May 2014 - May 2015
 

Spitzer School of Architecture, City College, CUNY, New York, NY, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2007 - May 2012
 

Awards 

Lucille Smyser Lowerfish Memorial Prize, Award

Awarded to the best final project

2015
 

Central Library of the Bicentennial International Competition- Rosario, Argentina, 2nd Place

Collaboration with Llonch Vidalle Architecture and 5 other students, for a Latin American open competition. Developed conceptual, schematic, and final design.

2014
 

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