Monica Plata

Monica Plata

Pasadena, CA, US


Doran Gardens

Project Description: 60 unit affordable housing condominium project built above a 135 car subterranean garage including a .25 acre neighborhood park.


  • Heavily involved in all phases of the project, from design inception to construction completion
  • Involved in schematic design, preliminary codes research and application
  • Generated presentation packages for client, city agencies and design review boards
  • Designed unit layouts, contributed to overall design and some site planning
  • Developed door, window and finish schedules
  • Worked with project architect to develop construction details, wall types and wall sections
  • Selected interior and exterior light fixtures, kitchen cabinetry, finishes and color selection
  • Assisted in selection of building exterior products (roofing, siding, railing, etc.), generated material boards
  • Managed consultant coordination for structural, MEP, civil, and landscape architects.  
  • Addressed and coordinated responses for RFIs and generated ASIs as required
  • Shared responsibility for reviewing contractor’s payment applications and reviewing schedules
  • Responsible for reviewing and approving submittals per specifications manual
  • Designed and oversaw the restoration of three historically deemed bungalows on the site
  • Managed communication with multiple city agencies, including housing, building, parks, and fire
  • Conducted weekly field observations and participated in weekly construction site meetings
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Status: Built
Location: Glendale, CA, US
My Role: Project manager, Construction administrator