Jose Sosa

Jose Sosa

New York, NY, US

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BarlisWedlick Architects, New York, NY, US, Architectural Intern

Worked under the supervision of Project Managers and Associates, provided client deliverables including CAD drawings and schematic designs for residential projects. Introduced the implementation of a new 3D modeling software tool for natural light study and interior light design to optimize selection of light fixtures and efficient light distribution.

Worked alongside designers in the study and execution of Passive House standards, gaining a strong familiarity of best practices and details. Gained invaluable advanced design skills while supporting and collaborating with a highly trained and efficient team of architects and designers

Jun 2015 - current

Flt Estudio de Arquitectura, Panama City, Panama, Junior Architect

• Acted as Project Manager, for residential and commercial projects.
• Developed and reviewed architectural drawings and specifications; from schematic design to construction documents and submittals.
• Conducted Field meetings with Contractors, Owners, and staff.
•Maintained communication and collaboration with other architects and engineers working in different projects.

Jan 2014 - Jul 2014

Desarrollo Bahia, Panama City, Panama, Architecture Assistant

• Enhanced teamwork skills and personnel management by assisting the lead engineer with field work and contractor management
• Team Manager for the design, coordination, execution and construction of a $160,000, 315-linear foot stained glass window array and 40-foot-diameter chandelier, hung 40 feet above ground, for the Punta Pacifica Synagogue in Panama City, Panama
• Created synergies between engineers and contractors working 4 stories of the glass facade of the “The Point” skyscraper in Panama City, Panama (63rd through 67th floors)

Feb 2012 - Jan 2014

Solintex Panama, Panama City, Panama, Designer

• Introduced new and updated 3D modeling tools to help improve and maximize shop drawings and details
• Designed and created steel and glass structures for commercial and residential buildings
• Collaborated and led experts in the craft of metalsmithing, achieving complex designs for metal decorative structures.

Nov 2010 - Jan 2012


City College of New York (CCNY), New York, NY, US, Masters, Sustainability in the Urban Environment

Aug 2014 - Feb 2016

Universidad Católica Santa María La Antigua (USMA), Panama city, Panama, BArch, Structural Architecture

Aug 2009 - Jan 2013


Zahn Innovation Center Competition, Nomination

Semifinalist for the Social Impact Category

Each year the Zahn Center host four concurrent new venture competitions. Each track reflects a specific theme, from connected hardware to social impact, and there are opportunities to win up to $50,000 in prizes. Over the course of the Spring semester, students participate in a “Lean Startup” Bootcamp where they get a crash course in how to run a startup. At the end of the semester, students pitch their venture ideas for a chance to win the grand prizes.


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