Pablo Lopez Ampudia

Pablo Lopez Ampudia

Newark, NJ, US



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I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from NJIT and a Master's degree from Columbia University in Advanced Architectural Design.

During these experience I have been able to develop impeccable technical, verbal and computer skills with advanced knowledge in Autodesk platforms, Rhinocerus and Grasshopper. Most importantly to think outside the box, to communicate ideas, to be ambitious and to work well in a collaborative environment. 

I have learned through out my professional career to work hard, efficiently and to target the specific goals required by the client while also maintaining the desire to create something unique that will have a positive impact in the living environment.

I am currently interested in the development of Mixed-Use project and the post construction impact of such structure in the communities. I specialize in BIM modeling tools to generate design schematic package that can easily translate into Construction Documents.



Minno & Wasko Architects and Planners, Newark, NJ, US, Architectural Designer

Specializing in the utilization of BIM modeling tools to generate advanced design schematic packages for Planning and Building Approval while allowing fluid transition to construction drawings for future bidding.

-Halo Tower ( Newark, NJ)
-The Commons (Springfield, NJ)

May 2018 - Jul 2019

AECOM, Greater New York City Area, Architectural Designer

Received Training in Dinning Facility Renovations standards to manage and supervise satellite AECOM teams in the production of construction documentation packages. This required global understanding of the project scope, the existing conditions of the building and communication with the client. The program also involved fast pace coordination with Structural and MEP engineers to produce accurate drawings for bidding and construction purposes. I had also the opportunity to act as a representative of the client during the permitting process by modifying the design to comply with local codes.

-Worked in 30-50 McDonald's restaurant renovations in the states of Maryland and Virginia and dealt with multiple Zoning /Planning and Building Departments to comply with local jurisdictions while preserving the clients design standards.

Apr 2017 - Jul 2018

Laguarda.Low Architects, LLC, New York, NY, US, Designer

Responsible for developing the design of complex large scale retail projects in China.Involved in the transition from schematic design into design development packages while consulting with rendering companies and drafting staff internationally.I have also been able to develop advanced modeling and rendering skills, and being able to perform well during critical deadlines. My work at the firm includes:

-Grandberry Shopping Mall, Japan
-OCT Nanjing, China
-KK Shubei mall.

Jan 2016 - Oct 2017

Heritage Architecture, Paramus NJ, Architectural Designer

Responsible for assembling damage assessment reports, coordinating field inspections, construction documents and providing repair recommendations for educational facilities supervised by the School Construction Authority of New York City (SCA). Also supporting the architectural staff in the completion of drawings sets and preparing visualization documents for clients. Collaborated within the team during schematic, conceptual and construction phases with a strong focus in the small details via 2 and
3d representation. During this experience he collaborated with the principal in the design of several housing projects. His work at the firm includes but is not limited to the following projects:

-Envelope rehabilitation for John Adams High School, Queens NY
-Facade and roof restoration for Vocational High School, Newark NJ
-Net Zero, Newark NJ
-20/30 Development, East Orange NJ
-PS 63, Washington Street Development, Saratoga Schematic, LWK Manor, Caton Market

Aug 2012 - Jul 2015


Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Masters, Advanced Architectural Design

Jul 2015 - May 2016
Jan 2008 - May 2013


Areas of Specialization