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Sonny Gonzalez

Sonny Gonzalez

Brooklyn, NY, US

 
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About 

I am an Ohio native turned Brooklyn resident in the process of obtaining my architecture license. After spending five years at my previous firm I took a break to move back home. My original sojourn to Ohio was only to last four months, but due to the pandemic it was extended to seven months. I am now back in the city and ready to jump back into the workforce.

My educational background consists of a Master of Architecture from Miami University and a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Cincinnati.

So far my work experiences have been at smaller firms. The positive of working at smaller firms allowed me to be involved with just about all aspects of a project. My experience at Nelligan White was certainly an example of this. I worked on everything from the scope phase to the construction document phase to DOB filing and on to construction administration.

Long term goals include branching out into other design fields.

Some of my biggest interests outside of design are film and travel. I love classic Hollywood as well as foreign films. My interest in film is so great that my Netflix dvd queue is maxed out at 500. My co-op experiences, while at UC, allowed me to travel to new places. When I lived in Hilton Head, SC I made an effort to explore the nearby area from Savannah to Charleston, to Atlanta and St. Augustine. Studio trips also helped from the 2nd year trip to Chicago, the 3rd year trip to New York, and the graduate trip to Dallas. My biggest trip so far was after my graduation from UC; my roommate and I traveled through 12 European cities. It was that trip that reaffirmed my love of architecture, travel, and history.

Employment 

Nelligan White Architects, New York City, Designer

This firm worked mainly with city agency projects, NYCHA, SCA and DDC. I was involved with nearly all stages of projects from scope report to construction documents and on to construction administration. A large part of my time was devoted to managing a $172 million NYCHA project, Baruch and Lavanburg.

Other duties included DOB filing, managing consultants, assisting with proposals, site surveys, deficiency walkthroughs and quality control.

Nov 2014 - Dec 2019
 

Technicon Design Group, Inc, Ottawa, OH, US, Summer Intern

A large part of my time here was spent on creating renderings of projects using Revit and Photoshop. Projects ranged from commercial structures, to industrial, agriculture related, and sometimes residential.

May 2013 - Aug 2013
 

Court Atkins Group, Bluffton, SC, US, Co-Op Student

This was my third Co-Op through UC back at the same firm.

Jan 2012 - Mar 2012
 

Court Atkins Group, Bluffton, SC, US, Co-Op Student

For my second co-op, this small firm largely focused on high end residential. My efforts were largely geared toward schematic and construction document phases. Other duties included delivering drawing submissions and creating material boards.

Jun 2011 - Sep 2011
 

DNK Architects, Cincinnati, OH, US, Co-Op Student

This was my first co-op through the University of Cincinnati. My duties included creating schematic drawings, conducting field survey, and assisting in the accessibility review of a brand new apartment complex in the downtown area of Cincinnati.

Jan 2011 - Mar 2011
 

Education 

Miami University, Oxford, OH, US, MArch, Master of Architecture

Aug 2012 - May 2014
 

University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, US, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2008 - Jun 2012
 

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