Pedro Pesantes

Pedro Pesantes

Dallas, Tx



I am extremely passionate about the power and innovation of Architecture and Sustainable Design, as well as about 3D Computer Modeling and Visualization. I am a LEED AP, AIA registered Architect. I am eager to learn and am always looking for new challenges.

Some of my design interests:

-Sustainable Design
-Adaptive Reuse
-Urban Design
-Multidisciplinary Design
-Historic Preservation
-Industrial Design / Furniture Design
-Graphic Design
-3D Computer Modeling
-Photorealistic Visualization - Post Processing

Thesis Project - Shanghai Sky City
- 100,000 people - 5,000,000 sqft
-Self-sufficient / Urban Farm



Gensler, Dallas, TX, US, Architect

-Provide project team coordination for the finished plans, specification, and material selections required for construction
-Prepare and ensure accuracy of technical documents
-Participate in the construction administration of project assignments, including quality control
-Work with consultants, contractors, fabricators, specification writers, and regulatory agencies to meet overall project objectives
-Prepare 2D and 3D presentation/design drawings.
-Collaborate on design projects, including programming client needs, conceptual design, schematic design, and design development.
-Resolve complex technical and design issues.
-Assist in managing client expectations, team communication, and consultant coordination.
-Participate in the construction administration of projects and review of submittals and finish samples
-Contribute to office activities, initiatives, and learning programs.

Mar 2015 - current

HOK, Dallas, TX, US, Design Professional / BIM Coordinator

•Prepared and modified architectural documents, elevations, sections, details, etc. as directed by others utilizing Building Information Modeling (BIM).
•Developed solutions to technical and design problems following established standards.
•Incorporated Integrated Sustainable Design solutions into projects.
•With direction from the project designer or more senior design professionals, developed, modified, and/or reviewed drawings ensuring the incorporation of design intent.
•Worked closely with design team and assists to complete projects on aggressive schedules.
•Assisted in developing project scope, plan, and services and during the contract process. Translated planning concepts into comprehensible terms for clients, designers and project team members.
•Developed a comprehensive understanding of clients’ program requirements and standards and policies for completion.
•Prepared 2D and 3D presentation/design drawings.
•Built models for client/project team review.
•Compiled data and performed elementary design computations.
•Performed product research; assisted project designers and project architects with materials selection and system research.
•Assured HOK document standards were met and archived documents appropriately.
•Assisted team in construction administration document management.
•Mentored and directed the work of intern staff.
•Took personal responsibility for fostering a green workplace through sustainable work practices.

Oct 2012 - Mar 2015


Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA, US, MArch, Architecture

M.Arch Thesis Project

Shanghai Sky City
- 100,000 people - 5,000,000 sqft
-Self-sufficient / Urban Farm/ Vertical City

Sep 2011 - Jun 2012

Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA, US, Bachelors, Architecture

BFA in Architecture - Electronic/3D Design Minor

Sep 2008 - Jun 2011


Distinguished Scholars Award, Scholarship

2000-2012 - 2/3 Tuition Scholarship

Deans List - 2008-20012


AIA Outstanding Achievement Award, Honorable Mention

I won this award during the AIA High School Design Competition in Atlanta during my senior year in high school. The call for entry required the design of an Architecture firm.


Areas of Specialization