Jonnathan Padilla Montoya

Jonnathan Padilla Montoya

Pasadena, CA, US

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Highly organized and motivated designer that works well with multi-disciplinary teams. Has the design thinking skills and perseverance necessary to complete projects on time and within budget. Proven background in the field of design and architectural projects with an emphasis on environmental and innovative technologies.

Experience contributing to academic research and consulting studies in the fields of architecture and green building. Fluent in Spanish and English.


Independent Consultant, Pasadena, CA, US, Designer

• Created proposal for the Outdoor Learning Center in the Westwood Neighborhood Greenway at the Westowood/Rancho Metro Station. (2,120 sq.ft).
• Creating NO LIMITS - a modular house prototype implementing cutting-edge technologies (6,247 sq.ft).
• Cooperating with GESA (National University of Colombia-Research Group) in topics related to Green Building and Technology.
• Directed international team for the Corona ProHabitat Award, delivering BIO HOME as a prototype (1104 sq.ft).

Jan 2013 - current

CONSTRUCTORA ESCOBAR S.A.S, Bogota, COLOMBIA, Head of Architectural Project

• Designed residential building “Riverdi” (10,278 sq.ft) using BIM- Revit-2014 software, from schematic design through construction administration.
• Led project “BIM implementation”.
• Created strategies to build sustainable buildings through passive and bioclimatic design.

Jul 2013 - Aug 2014

Eng. Alvaro Rodriguez Valencia, Bogota, COLOMBIA, Research Assistant

• Analyzed public and private studies about pedestrianization of 7th Street in Bogota and its impacts on the transport system and urban design in the city.
• Made infographics and graphic contents for Bogota Transport Secretariat about individual public transport (taxis) and the new Integrated Public Transport System (SITP).

May 2013 - Jul 2013

Faculty of Arts, National University of Colombia, Bogota, COLOMBIA, Consultant

• Analyzed information about morphologies, quantities of materials for alternative proposals in "Resilient House" by UNDP-Colombia.
• Established the base line in architectural design to pursue energy efficiency in social housing (URE-VIS).
• Made environmental measures of two traditional housing typologies.

Mar 2013 - May 2013

CONSTRUCTORA BOLIVAR S.A, Bogota, COLOMBIA, Project Management Intern

• Monitored the advance and programming of works at “Reserva de San Agustin” by numerical methods. Identified causes of delay and created solutions. (193,750 sq. ft. approx.).
• Provided technical and administrative support for the repairs on roofs of single family dwellings for Recreo Reservado I and III (29,062 sq. ft. approx.).
• Developed and tested green building proposals.
• Contributed to the Company’s BIM protocol.

Jan 2012 - Jul 2012


• Developed CRM system using the CGBC database.
• Analyzed satisfaction surveys about products and services in 2010-2011 for the creation of the organization’s training program.

Jan 2011 - Jul 2011


University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, US, English, High Intermediate Level, Certificate

Oct 2014 - Dec 2014

Colombian Association for the Advancement of Science, Bogota, COLOMBIA, Research Projects Formulation, Certificate

Jan 2013 - Mar 2013

National University of Colombia, Bogota, COLOMBIA, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture

Mar 2006 - Mar 2013

National University of Colombia, Bogota, COLOMBIA, Architecture and Green Building, Certificate

Oct 2012 - Dec 2012


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