Michael Alvarado

Michael Alvarado

Temecula, CA, US



Professional with expertise in Architectural Design and over fifteen years experience in the construction field. Effective at all phases of Development from initial concept to completion. Innovative professional capable of creating dynamic designs independently and in collaboration with associates and clients. Expertise in AutoCAD, Revit, Photoshop, Microsoft Office and Photography.


Palo Alto Inc., Denver, CO, US, Internal Auditor

Auditing Quick Service Restaurants for:
ADA compliance and recommendations, loss prevention, food safety, ICOS
Inventory, operations, cash accountability and building maintenance.

Aug 2008 - Mar 2014

Taco Johns International Inc., Cheyenne, WY, US, Architectural Designer / Project Manager

Assumed role as design lead and conducted conceptual design for site investigation, utilization and layout, floor plans, kitchen and back of house layout, lobby design and interior and exterior elevations.
Created and maintained Taco Johns International Design Manual.
Provided support, conceptual drawings, cost estimates and specifications for existing and prototype buildings being developed for the franchisee’s and corporate development.

Jun 2004 - Aug 2008

Palo Alto Inc., Denver, CO, US, Director of Development

Developed franchise site approval summary which includes site information, demographics, traffic study, physical characteristics of proposed location, estimated land cost, construction cost, equipment cost, signage cost, POS cost, building type and size for the development of a multi brand quick service restaurant concepts of Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, Long John Silver’s and KFC.
Coordinate all construction documents with Yum Brands A&E, Architect, contractor and owner.
Ordered all kitchen equipment, signage, POS system, small wares, plumbing fixtures, lighting fixtures, interior and exterior menu boards, drive thru communications and all décor finishes.

May 2000 - Jun 2004

Wagner Architectural Team / Martin Design, Englewood, CO, US, Architectural Designer/Job Captain

Developed conceptual and initial floor plans, elevations, roof plans, details and site plans for multi family and commercial building projects
Provided specifications, sample boards and support for all projects.
Provided all construction documents required for projects.

May 1995 - May 2000


CAD-1, Denver, CO, US, Revit Architecture

Revit Architecture

Feb 2014 - Mar 2014

ITT Technical Institute, Aurora, CO, US, BArch, Computer Aided Design

Architectural Design, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering.

Dec 1994 - Jun 1995

Areas of Specialization