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Juan Sebastian David Guzman

Juan Sebastian David Guzman

New York, NY, US

 
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About 

I graduated from the Master of Architecture program at PRATT INSTITUTE in New York City, class of 2018. Whilst studying there I also worked in Pratt's Rapid Prototyping Lab from June 2016 to June 2018, working primarily with 3D printing, laser cutting and general model construction. I am originally from Bogotá, Colombia, where I obtained my first undergraduate degree in Industrial & Product Design from Universdiad de Bogotá Jorge Tadeo Lozano. I later relocated to Hong Kong, where I obtained a second degree, graduating from the University of Hong Kong in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies. I took courses in and self-studied different software from Revit, Auto-Cad and Rhinoceros to 3dsMax and Maya, as well as the Adobe suite including PSD, Ai and In-design, After Effects, Premiere Pro, to name a few. In addition to digital design, I am also very interested in model construction. 

Shortly after completing my Master’s degree I joined BDF Design, an architecture firm specializing in residential design, where I became familiar with city zoning and building codes as well as construction documents and Department of Buildings application processes. This opportunity opened the doors to my most significant contact in the architecture field, as I moved to MVA (Mark Vetter Architecture). Once there, I was introduced to a more hands-on approach. My responsibilities expanded to site surveying, documentation and existing conditions model crafting through schematic design, egress and accessibility, drawing document sets for design development, construction and bidding to construction administration with an emphasis submittal reviews, site meetings and punch-lists focused on PEC design facilities for clients such as Soulcycle, Rumble, Barry's Bootcamp and retail stores for Everlane.


For a more comprehensive understanding of my work please visit:

https://www.juansebdavid.com/


Employment 

MVA (Mark Vetter Architecture), New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer

Initial surveying visit, ADA compliant schematic design.
40%, 70% & 90% drawing set for client’s review. Clients among Rumble,Soulcycle,barry's bootcamp & Everlane.
Assistance wit design development and production of construction documents.
Regulation in construction management, submittals and RFI review and schedules organization and logs.

Feb 2019 - Mar 2020
 

BDF Design, New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer

Project research, surveying , development and 3-D modeling.
Assistance with design development of construction drawing package revision and assembly.
In-depth Auto-Cad drawing package revision and dispatch for re-adjustments.
Mediator between design director, CAD draft team and out-source firms for 3-D model, render and specs.
Schedules review.

Oct 2018 - Feb 2019
 

PRATT INSTITUTE - Rapid Prototyping Lab, Brooklyn, NY, US, Digital Output Technician Trainer

Project Review, Improvement & development.
Equipment operation (PLA, wax & Resin 3D printer) & Maintenance.
Prints Adjustments, curing and final delivery.
3D Scanning; small, medium & large objects. Body part/Full Body scanning (Artec Eva & Spider).
Scans assembly, curing, printing and/or file STL setting production.
Incoming student workers training and adaptation to Lab’s work process and equipment operation.

Jun 2016 - Jun 2018
 

Hands Creations Limited, Hong Kong, HK, Interior Design Assistant

Project research, massing studies, development and 3D modeling.
Assistance with project drawing package revision and assembly.
Materials collection, research, acquiring and mood-board design.
furniture selection, 3D modeling, rendering and specification drawing.
Mediator between design director, CAD draft team and out-source firms for 3D model, render and specs.
Site visiting, accompanied by the Design director for project supervision and adjustments meetings.

Nov 2013 - Sep 2014
 

DLN (Dennis Lau & Ng Chun Man Architects & Engineers LTD), Hong Kong, HK, Architectural Assistant - Trainee

Assistance with project drawing package revision and assembly.
Project research, massing studies, development and 3D modeling.
In-depth Auto-Cad drawing package revision and dispatch for re-adjustments.

Sep 2012 - Mar 2013
 

Education 

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

Aug 2015 - Jun 2018
 

The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, HK, BArch, Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies

Aug 2009 - Jun 2012
 

Universidad de bogota Jorge Tadeo Lozano, Bogotá, CO, Bachelors, Industrial & Product Design

Jan 2006 - Jun 2009
 

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